Dance and Music students perform together in the Amphitheater. Sarah Yenesel/The Chautauquan Daily.

Dance at Chautauqua

Founded by artistic director 

Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in 1989- Chautauqua's Dance program is a summer retreat for internationally acclaimed ballet and modern dance companies and home to Chautauqua's own renowned School of Dance.

chautauqua dance circle

Chautauqua Dance Circle is a nonprofit organization that serves as a supportive and enthusiastic link between the Chautauqua Institution Program of Dance, Including the School of Dance and Visiting dance companies, and the Chautauqua community.


Please find here several links to Chautauqua Institution programming.