The Dance Academy has been in the Portage Park neighborhood for over 40years. We believe that community and family are important.  We teach many styles of dance from Combination, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Hip-hop. We have a performance group that goes out to the neighboring senior living facilities during the holidays to spread holiday cheer. We also have 6 competition teams for the aspiring dancer. We believe that dancing is a way of bringing people together. The Dance Academy has become a home away from home for many of our students.


 Many of our teachers started as students at The Dance Academy making it more of a  family environment. Over the years they have shown their dedication and enthusiasm for dance. They show that same dedication to their students. Our teachers take pride in the accomplishments that their students achieve every year as they grow.


I chose to buy The Dance Academy in 1995. My love for dance is what inspired me to do so. I have danced my whole life and I have been able to spread the love of dance to many children. I have had many children start at the age of 3 and dance with us until they go off to college. I have watched friendships grow and dancers blossom. The Dance Academy is more than just a dance studio, it is a home away from home where children and their parents can feel welcome. We embrace the community and the family values that come with running a small business. We welcome you to join our family.