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Welcome to The School at Jacob's Pillow!
We are excited to offer onsite and online programs this year that will address the needs of dance artists for the new ways of working and creating required in the field.

The School at Jacob’s Pillow is where dancers and choreographers define and strengthen their distinct artistic voices, and make the connections that will advance their work in the field. In 2021, artists connected to a worldwide career-building network are leading onsite and online programs. Come dance with us! 


Summer 2021 Onsite & Online Programs


Onsite Programs: Held in-person at Jacob's Pillow

Contemporary Ballet 
Contemporary 
Tap Dance 

Online Programs: Streamed live to select dancers

Contemporary Ballet 
Contemporary 
Tap Dance 
The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows Program

Open to All: Held online January 23/24 - February 6/7
Program Recruitment Master Classes 
To learn more about our onsite and online programs, meet Pillow artists, and experience The School at Jacob's Pillow, attend a Program Recruitment Master Class. Special Offer: All Program applicants who submit by February 4th will receive a code for a free virtual master class!

Master Class registration deadlines:
January 23/24 - registration closes midnight Thursday 1/21. All master class registrations after this will be added to the February 6/7 classes.
February 6/7 - registration closes midnight Thursday 2/4.   


2021 Application Deadlines

Deadlines apply to both the program and scholarship applications. You will be prompted to apply for a scholarship within the program application.  Special Offer: All Program applicants who submit by February 4th will receive a code for a free virtual master class!


Jan 25 at Noon EST | Early Deadline

  • Ballet, Tap, Contemporary $40 processing fee and access to 1 Program Recruitment Master Class
  • Choreography $30 processing fee

Feb 16 at Noon EST | Regular Deadline 

  • Ballet, Tap, Contemporary $45 processing fee and access to 1 Program Recruitment Master Class
  • Choreography $35 processing fee

Feb 16 at 12:01pm EST and onwards | Happy to Consider if Openings Exist 

  • Ballet, Tap, Contemporary $55 processing fee
  • Choreography $45 processing fee


Get Started!

Step 1: Select the appropriate application from the drop-down menu on the upper left side of the page. 

For Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary, and/or Tap Dance, select the School Program application. 

For The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows Program, select the Choreography application.

Read the Guidelines for program specific materials and instructions, the Fees, Refunds, Scholarships, and Participation Requirements & Policies before applying.

Step 3: You will be taken to a page to fill out the application form and upload materials.

Step 4: Register for a Program Recruitment Master Class (optional, but strongly recommended). Reminder:
All Program applicants who submit by February 4th will receive a code for a free virtual master class!

If you need any assistance, contact School Programs Coordinator Fiona Scruggs, fscruggs@jacobspillow.org or at 413.243.9919x168. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.