Original Company



Featuring three tracks, three levels of foundational Giordano Technique certification, and an amazing performance from world-renowned Giordano Dance Chicago. Immerse yourself in a life-changing experience with dancers, faculty and staff of America's original jazz dance company.





Sunday, June 12 10:00-11:45am

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's Katten Landau Studio

425 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor




WORKSHOP JUNE 12-17, 2016
20 sessions comprising 17 classes (90 minutes each) in Giordano Technique, repertoire, related content, and 3 special sessions specifically designed to address the career and training needs of 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.


College Track with Optional Audition Ages 18+


New this year, 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.


(Optional) College Track participants may audition (Sunday June 12, 3:30PM) for GDC’s one-of-a-kind 2016/17 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 2017 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.




Learn the Giordano Technique through the Nan Giordano Certification ProgramSM


For professional dance educators ages 20+, the NGCPSM gives you the materials and the know-how to energize your students with the essentials of American jazz dance.

Intermediate Level
Giordano Technique Certification Friday June 17, 2016

Basic Level Giordano Technique Certification Saturday June 18, 2016

Beginning Level Giordano Technique Certification Sunday June 19, 2016

The Giordano Technique is to be learned in sequential order: Basic, Beginning, then Intermediate.

To become a certified teacher of the Giordano Technique, one must train with Nan Giordano.



JUNE 11, 2016 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 & NGCPSM participants receive a 20% discount!




Nan Giordano Artistic Director

Homer Bryant Assistant Artistic Director

Cesar G. Salinas Artistic Assistant

and Company Members of Giordano Dance Chicago




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 Workshop”


HI Chicago Hostel

24 East Congress Parkway

Call 312.360.0300 and mention “GIODAN”


Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

65 East Harrison Street

Call 800.578.7878 and mention “Giordano Workshop”




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.




Original Company


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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The Nan Giordano Certification ProgramSM (NGCPSM) and the Giordano Dance Chicago Workshop are programs of Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company.  NGCPSM 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.

No refunds.