Featuring three tracks, five 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.



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/Pre-Professional 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 Audition

College Track Audition (Sunday June 10, 2018 (425 South Wabash, Chicago) for GDC’s one-of-a-kind 2018/19 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 2019 workshop.


Teacher Track
For the studio owner, university professor or dance educator, the Teacher Track focuses on the Giordano Technique and much more. Special sessions with various topics will be offered. Teachers will also have the opportunity to observe some of the Teen/College Tracks.


Informal Performance for all Tracks





Teach the foundation of American Jazz Dance!

Learn the Giordano Technique through the NGCP®


Basic Level Wednesday, June 13

Beginning Level Thursday, June 14

Intermediate Level Friday, June 15

Advanced Level Monday, June 11

Professional Level Tuesday June 12


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. Five 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.




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