College Credit
Recognized for physical and intellectual rigor, programs of The School can be taken for academic credit through its affiliation with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Check with your school registrar's office and department head to determine if credits will be transferable. Credit fee information will be available after May 6 and registration will occur at the Pillow on arrival day.

All programs require technically advanced and socially mature dancers with stamina for at least eight hours of intensive dancing per day, plus a four-hour evening of Festival events, six days per week. Minimum age on arrival is 16, unless otherwise noted. A complete confidential medical history is required on acceptance, noting any conditions that could interfere with full program participation. The School at Jacob's Pillow is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant foreign students. Jacob's Pillow encourages and supports diversity in all programs.

Program Fees
Jacob's Pillow supporters make it possible to charge dancers only $750/week, significantly lower than actual program costs. This fee includes tuition, room, board, ticketed performances, and other Festival events. 
Fees are: 
$1,500: Ballet and Improv Traditions & Innovations: From Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz
$2,250: Contemporary and Musical Theatre Dance

Refund Policy
Refunds are granted for medical conditions only, with a physician's note. Refund schedule: 80% if withdrawal notification is received by three weeks prior to arrival; 60% by one week prior to arrival; 30% by the third program day; and none possible thereafter.

Programs and faculty are subject to change.

Policies & Fees

"I've grown more than I can explain and understand I have been a part of something historical. This place, unlike many others, fosters individuals to immerse in the world as artists rather than machines. After my time here, I leave the Pillow trusting myself completely with all confidence and patience."
- Justin Melvin, 2010 Contemporary Program Participant

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