• Academy Programs and Classes Offered

  • Summary of Specialized Programs

    • Academy Dance Alliance Performing & Competing Company – the Academy’s highly acclaimed and National Award Winning Competitive Dance Company, performing and competing in the areas of Tap, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Ballet.
    • Illinois Pre-Professional Intensive Ballet Program - the Academy’s pre-professional ballet program where students dance in Academy Ballet Productions and compete at the Youth America Grand Prix Competitions Regionally and Nationally.
    • Young Children's Dance Programs – the Academy’s imaginative curriculum geared specifically for ages 2 ½ - 6 years in which our tiny-tots can experience and learn the joys of dance in a fun and stimulating atmosphere.
    • Comprehensive Ballet Program from Pre-Ballet through Advanced Level
    • Theme Based Dance Workshops - for ages 5 – 7 years, where dance technique and instructor guided choreography revolves around class study of a story book or favorite ballet. Workshops culminate in a studio showing, often using costumes & props, set to music.
    • Continuing Studies – for all Academy students in every dance discipline, classes are offered which continue to develop and teach the art and joy that dance gives to the human body and spirit.
    • Private Instruction – Master Coaches guide students in preparing for High Level Competitive solo, duet, and trio work for Youth America Grand Prix and The Academy Dance Alliance Performing and Competing Company.
    • Teen/Adult Classes – beginning thru advanced classes geared specifically for our teen and adult students in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop and classes geared towards preparing High School students for Poms, Orchesis, and/or High School Dance Teams.
    • Supplemental Classes – classes are offered which enhance our dancers training for quicker development such as: (1) Stretch and Strengthening, (2) Classical Variations, (3) Classes that focus on Pirouettes, Adaigo, and Petite & Grand Allegro, (4) Leaps and Turns, and (5) Pilates.
    • Workshop Programs – non-Academy Master Instructors are brought in periodically to further enhance students’ training in all the dance arts throughout the year.