Original Company




Featuring three tracks, four levels of foundational Giordano Technique certification, and an amazing performance from world-renowned Giordano Dance Chicago. Immerse yourself in a life-changing experience with Nan Giordano, Homer Bryant, Cesar G. Salinas and company members of America's original jazz dance company.





JUNE 10, 2017 AT 7:30PM
Revel in the energy and passion of Giordano Dance Chicago on stage at the landmark Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in its return to the "Made In Chicago" dance series. GDC Workshop & NGCP® participants receive a 20% discount!


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Promo code will be delivered in confirmation email after workshop registration. Be sure to save 20% at checkout.



GIORDANO WORKSHOP June 11-16, 2017
17 classes (90 minutes each) in Giordano Technique, Giordano Dance Chicago Repertoire, Floor Ballet, Contemporary, Latin Jazz, Stretch, Fitness plus much more and special sessions geared toward participants in each track.


Teen Track Ages 13-18
For intermediate dancers, the Teen Track focuses on technique, repertoire, and becoming a stronger dancer and performer. Special sessions include an exciting mock audition. Be challenged as you move one step closer to the pre-professional or college level.


Registrants in the Teen Track must be accompanied to the Workshop by a chaperone over the age of 21. One adult can accompany up to seven minors. Local registrants may drop off in the morning and pick up by end of day and must provide a packed lunch.


College Track with Audition Ages 18+

The College Track is designed to transition college students into the world of professional dance. With a focus on learning Giordano Dance Chicago's challenging repertoire, special sessions for this track include improving audition skills and understanding how to prepare for a career in the Broadway, Commercial, or Concert Dance worlds.


College Track participants audition (Sunday June 11, 10:30AM at 425 South Wabash) for GDC’s one-of-a-kind 2017/18 Professional Mentoring Program and Giordano Workshop Scholarship. A limited number of male and female auditionees selected will be paired with GDC dancers for a year of ongoing guidance and receive a scholarship for the summer 2018 workshop.


Professional/Teacher Track Ages 20+
For the working dancer or dance educator, the Professional/Teacher Track emphasizes technique and repertoire for enhancing your professional skills. Special sessions are offered on discovering the right music for your class or choreography and how to best guide your students' professional careers.



Workshop Check-In

Sunday, June 11th

9:00-10:30am College Track

10:30-11:45am Teen and Professional/Teacher Tracks

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's Katten Landau Studio

425 S. Wabash Avenue, 4th Floor

First class/session begins at noon





JUNE 11 & 15-17, 2017

Teach the foundation of American Jazz Dance!

Learn the Giordano Technique through the NGCP®


This is an amazing chance to learn the essential Giordano Technique with master teacher Nan Giordano, the world's pre-eminent authority on the Giordano Technique. She has worked from the rich legacy of her father and mentor, Gus Giordano, to further develop the technique for today's athletic and sophisticated dancer. Four levels of foundational dance technique – Basic, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced* – will each be taught in five hour sessions. Every level of the Giordano Technique provides hands-on experience and written materials needed to lead your university or studio students with material for 10 lessons.

Advanced Level
Giordano Technique Certification Sunday June 11, 2017 3:30-8:30PM
Basic Level Giordano Technique Certification Thursday June 15, 2017 3-8PM

Beginning Level Giordano Technique Certification Friday June 16, 2017 1-6PM

Intermediate Level Giordano Technique Certification Saturday June 17, 2017 10AM-3PM


All Certifications will take place at 218 S. Wabash Avenue.

*The Giordano Technique is to be learned in sequential order: Basic, Beginning, Intermediate, then Advanced. To become a certified teacher of the Giordano Technique, one must train with Nan Giordano.


** For teachers taking the workshop, Certification will not interfere with workshop classes.




Book Early – Rooms Sell Out!

Walking distance to classes and Auditorium Theatre. Discounts available at the following locations:


Best Western Grant Park

1100 South Michigan Avenue

Call 312.922.2900 and mention “Giordano Dance Chicago”

HI Chicago Hostel

24 East Congress Parkway

Call 312.360.0300 and mention “Giordano Workshop” or book online with code GDANCE


Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

65 East Harrison Street

Call 800.578.7878 and mention "Giordano Dance Chicago Workshop"




Two locations within walking distance of each other


Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University

218 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago


Katten-Landau Studio - Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

425 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago


The Giordano Workshop is not a function of Roosevelt University.





A student’s dress is a reflection of their discipline and respect for the art form. The following dress code allows our faculty to observe and correct the posture and alignment of the students. Please have a clean, elegant presentation in your look.

•  Tights, jazz pants, or biker shorts with leotard (solid color or black preferred)
•  No “Booty shorts”
•  Hair pulled back in a pony tail or bun
•  Jazz shoes
•  Please do not bring your valuables to class




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Choose Track or Certification


The Nan Giordano Certification Program® (NGCP®) and the Giordano Dance Chicago Workshop are programs of Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company.  NGCP® and Giordano Dance Chicago Workshop are the only programs which follow the organizational mission, training syllabi, and artistic vision of Giordano Dance Chicago, and in order to become a certified teacher of the Giordano Technique, one must train with Nan Giordano. Giordano Dance Chicago has no affiliation in any way with the Gus Giordano Dance School in Andersonville. 


Registration confirmation will be emailed once payment has been processed.

For questions, call 312-922-1332.

No refunds granted.