Dance Classes for Kids in the Western Suburbs

Looking for dance classes for your kids in the west suburbs of Chicago? Or maybe considering going to an adult dance class? There are great dance studios in the area, teaching everything from ballet and tap to Irish dance, jazz and hip hop. And dance classes are not only for girls! All of these studios welcome boys as well as girls in the their classes. For convenience, the earliest age at which you can enroll your children is listed for each studio.

Featured Dance Studio

Dance Classe for Kids

Jo’s Footwork Studio
1500 Walker Street
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-6878
Ages 2 years and up, Mommy and Me classes begin at 18 months. Celebrating 34 years in business! Their mission is to have students gain encouragement, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Lively Arts Dance Academy
919 A. 55th Street
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 482-4240
Ages 18 months and up. Classes offered at recreational and competitive levels in this family run center.

The Academy of Dance Arts
1524 Centre Circle Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 495-4940
Ages 2 1/2 years and up. This offers a competitive and performing dance company and is nationally recognized. Also offers recreational dancing in a variety of styles.

Versa5 (Formerly Bluestone Academy of Dance and Music)
6218 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-0456
Ages 2 years and up. A boutique movement studio which combines dance, theater, acrobatics and fitness.

Dance One
6400 Woodward Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 655-4210
Ages 3 years and up. Dance classes and private dance instruction.

Principle Dance
7610 Roosevelt Rd., Suite 102
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 548-5476
Ages 2 years and up. Recreational and pre-professional classes cultivate the student’s well-being.

INTUIT Dance Studio
7515 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 524-0500
Preschoolers and up. Recreational, pre-professional and adult classes help develop life long lovers of dance.

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Deforest Dance Academy

300 W. Lake St.
Elmhurst, IL
(630) 832-3700

483 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL
(630) 469-3600

Ages 3 years and up
At Deforest, their mission is a simple one, everyone can dance!

Dance Dance Dance LTD
413 Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-1991
Ages 2 1/2 years and up

Sunshine Dance Project
525 Crescent Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 790-1880
Ages 2 years and up
Sunshine Dance Project features a raised dance floor with Marley overlay. This makes it much safer for the body’s bones and joints.

Hinsdale Dance Academy
645 Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 484-3241
Ages 3 years and up, Mommy and Me classes for under the age of 3 years old. Offering highest caliber of classical dance education in a caring, nurturing environment.

Thrive Center for Dance
6927 Joliet Road
Indian Head Park, IL 60525
(708) 505-3122
Ages 3 years and up
Dance classes offered in a variety of styles.

Dance Center of LaGrange
539 S. LaGrange Road
LaGrange, IL 60525
(708) 352-5552
Ages 2 1/2 years and up. Celebrating 20 years of dance instruction with classes for all ages.

Aspirations Dance Company
350 S. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 889-5299
Ages 12 months and up. A competitive dance school for all ages.

Miss Mickey’s Dancers
3903 Joliet Ave
Lyons, IL 60534
(708) 447-0700
Ages 2-6 years old. Teaching the basics of ballet, tap, hip hop and jazz.

Beyond Words Dance Company
7933 39th Street
Lyons, IL 60534
(708) 447-0700
Ages 10-18 years old. Dancers audition to be part of this talented company.

Inspire School of Dance
24125 111th Street
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 527-4777
Ages 2 years and up. Nationally recognized for training young dancers.

DanceWest Ballet
1665 West Quincy Avenue Suite 163
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 778-1303
Ages 2 and up. Offers high quality ballet training in a professional atmosphere.

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The School of Performing Arts
1112 South Washington Suite 100
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 717-6622
Ages 3 and up. Cultivating a passion for the arts.

Yang Dance Academy
24W500 Maple Avenue Unit 102
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 328-3598
Ages 4 years and up. Dance ad fitness classes for children and adults.

TranscenDance Studios
711 Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(773) 944-5352
Ages 3 years and up. Classes, performances and special events offered in a friendly setting.

Salt Creek Ballet
98 East Chicago Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 769-1199
Ages 2 1/2 years and up. High quality training and performing opportunities for students.

Expression Dance Studio
21 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-5678
Ages 2 years and up, Mommy and Me begins at age 12 months. Students are encouraged to express their own unique individuality and style while developing an appreciation and respect for the art of dance.

The Center for Dance
226 N Cass Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 541-9207
Ages 3 years and up. Beginning through advanced levels in a variety of styles and disciplines.

Academy of Music & Art
350 E. Ogden Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 654-8426
Ages 2 years and up. Offering art, music and dance lessons all in one studio.

Dynamic Perception Dance Company
766 Burr Oak Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
Ages 18 months and up. A focus on technique and performance in a fun environment.

The Upper Room Dance Studio
533 West Front Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 752-1836
Ages 4 years and up. Trains technically sound dancers at a progressive pace.

Front Street Dance
26W229 Geneva Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 373-2623
Ages 2 years and up. Main focus is ballet with an emphasis on technique.

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Elite Feet Dance Center
26W281 Geneva Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 690-0838
Ages 2 1/2 years and up. Create a custom designed program for your dancer.

Moves Dance Studio
921 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 264-6300
Ages 3 years and up. A warm, lively and fun atmosphere with over 30 years in business.

Kaavya Performing Arts
Uses space at Expression Dance Studio
25 S Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
(331) 642-0577
Bollywood dance company for ages 3 years and up.

Irish Dance Classes

Mulhern School of Irish Dance
414 Plaza Drive, Suite #303
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 789-1127
Ages 2 years and up
Mulhern trains students from the Introductory Beginner all the way up to World Championship level.

The Trinity Irish Dancers

747 N. Church Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(877) 326-2328

4221 Lawn Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(877) 326-2328

Since 1982, Trinity Irish Dance has brought the art of Irish Dance to Chicago and surrounding suburbs with award-winning, affordable classes taught by patient and experienced teachers.

McNulty School of Irish Dance
Lincoln Community Center
935 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-1300


Adult Dance Classes Only

There are dance studios that have ballroom dance for adults such as Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha-cha, Swing and Salsa. So if you are interested in grabbing a partner and learning to dance or even competing, check out these studios:

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
1915 S Meyers Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 953-2623

1911 Glacier Park
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-6240

Celebrity Dance Studio
2115 63rd Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 969-2800

Looking for more classes for kids? We have a guide for various local kids classes, including sports, science, art, and more:

Classes for Kids in the Western Suburbs 

About the Author

Meghan Neill
Meghan and her husband live in Downers Grove with their two sons ages six and seven and their four year old daughter. She is a transplant to the Chicago area and absolutely loves all that the western suburbs have to offer for her young family. One of their favorite places to visit year round is the Morton Arboretum. During the summer months, they love to garden, bike, swim, and play golf together. In the winter, Meghan and her children are happy to be home trying out new kid friendly recipes and being creative. As a former teacher, Meghan believes in a healthy balance of unstructured play and scheduled activities. She is excited to be part of the Kidlist team and wants to help families add fun and laughter to their days!

1 Comment on "Dance Classes for Kids in the Western Suburbs"

  1. LOVE this post! My daughter is 2 and I am super excited to enroll her in dance. Thanks for all the details on so many studios.

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