Class Descriptions

Combo Class

Our combination classes are perfect for the younger dancer and a great introduction to dance and movement! This fun class focuses on the fundamentals of ballet and tap, as well as introducing other styles such as jazz and hip hop. It is a great way for students to experience all different styles of dance while learning how to express themselves through movement!


Ballet classes are offered in all levels, as it is the foundation of ALL dance styles! Students are taught proper body alignment and placement, barre and center work, as well as across the floor combinations. Beginner classes will introduce basic ballet vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes will include adagio and allegro work, balance, and strength. All students are encouraged to take ballet, as it furthers success in all disciplines of dance!


Contemporary dance features a wide variety of of dance techniques combined with emotion and style. In this class, students will learn how to use their bodies in a variety of ways as well as incorporating technique, body alignment, and emotion. Designed for the more advanced dancer, this class pushes each student’s artistic movement to the limit!


Lyrical is a fusion of ballet, modern, and jazz. This class consists of a more fluid and sustained movement than contemporary and allows dancers to express a range of emotions through their dancing. This class is perfect for the student that loves to express themselves and are passionate about movement!


Jazz was one of the first forms of American dance and even today, is ever changing and evolving! This fun and energetic class includes elements such as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Each class will also consist of stretching and strengthening exercises, across the floor progressions, and a center floor combinations using hip and upbeat music From musical theater to jazz funk, each class is filled with a different style of American jazz!


This class emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching each dancer the importance of rhythm and beats not only in the music, but in their own bodies! Beginning classes will focus on fundamental tap movements, vocabulary, and basic rhythms that will progress into fun and upbeat combinations. More advanced classes will involve more intricate rhythms and combinations. Tap is a great way to develop musicality, timing, and balance!

Creative Movement

Our tiny tot program is designed to introduce basic movement with a emphasis on fun and discovery. While introducing different styles of movement, these tots learn to interact with one another in a kind and disciplined manner. Our goal of our tiny tot program is to instill the love of dance into each and every child!


Hip-hop is a high energy class that includes isolations, rhythm, free-styling, and funky foot work! This class is about personal style and expression and can be taught to anyone who has a passion to move!


In this class, dancers will learn the basics of acrobatics all the way through elite level skills. Each class will begin with conditioning and stretching, followed by a progressional style warm up. Students will learn the basics of Acro in a beginner class (walkovers, cartwheels, etc.), while advanced class students will progress onto higher level skills (aerials, hand springs, back tucks, etc.).  Students of any age will progress on an individual basis.

2022/2023 Registration

*To register for classes scroll to the bottom of the page and click “register now”. This will direct you to our online registration system. If you are paying by credit card, please create an account and follow directions. If you wish to pay with cash or check, contact the studio directly. To be put on a payment plan, contact studio directly.
*If for any reason, you don’t see a class here that fits your schedule, we would be more than happy to create a class for you and you friends. Please contact the studio at for more information.
*Please note this schedule is subject to change.
*All classes with 4 or less kids, besides our 30 minute classes, will be canceled or combined with another class.
*There will be a $25 charge for all returned checks
*All dancers can make-up two classes per session. Make-ups do not roll over to the next session and must be approved by the front desk or via email. Please email to schedule a makeup class.
There will be a $35 annual registration fee due at the beginning of the session. Each additional sibling is $15.


July 26th-30th - $300

FALL 2022

September 6th - December 23rd

15 Week Session (Mon-Fri)
14 Week Session (Sat Only)

30 min 14/15 Week Class- $238/$255

45 min 14/15 Week Class- $280/$300

60 min 14/15 Week Class- $322/$345

Winter/Spring 2023

January 9th - June 10th

20 Week Session (Mon/Sat)
21 Week Session (Tues-Fri)

30 min 20/21 Week Class- $340/$357

45 Min 20/21 Week Class- $400/$420

60 min 20/21 Week Class- $460/$483

Summer 2023

July 24th-28th
July 31st-Aug 4th
August 7th-11th
August 14th-18th

1 Week Session (Mon-Fri)

4-5yrs- 9:00-12:00pm $330

6-7yrs- 9:00-12:00pm $330

8-10yrs- 12:30-3:30pm $330

11-13yrs- 12:30-3:30pm $330

Early Morning Drop Off 8:30-9:00am $15/Day

Recital & Costume Fee:

Costume fee of $110 will be due during 2nd session if you choose to participate in recital. This fee includes one costume and all of the other work that goes into putting on DDA’s annual recital. Each additional costume is $70. Please note this does not include the cost of tickets.

Cancelation policy:

If we have to shut down the studio due to COVID and the Illinois guidelines, you will have two options. Your dancer can choose to take zoom classes for the portion of the session that we are closed for OR you can opt-out of taking zoom and use the missed class tuition as a credit. That credit can be used towards the remainder of the 2022/2023 season or anytime in the future.
You may cancel a class for up to two weeks of the start date of the session for a refund of the remaining classes . However, any cancelation after that will be issued as a credit. Please note this only applies to weekly recreational classes.

Camp Cancelation policy:

You may cancel for up to two weeks before the start date of the camp you are registered for in return for a full Definition Dance credit. However, we will not be issuing cash refunds for cancellations due to limited space.

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