Dance Classes for Kids in the West Suburbs

Do you have a little one who loves listening to music and twirling around your house? If your kids are anything like mine, they love any excuse to have a family dance party. Participating in dance activities is great for fitness and coordination — and dance is for everyone! Many of these studios offer the typical ballet and tap, but also hip hop, boy-specific classes, Irish dance, and even adult classes. Classes are offered in-person and on Zoom! Check them out and get everyone moving. This article is sponsored by Jo’s Footwork Studio and the featured listings.

Jo’s Footwork Studio

Jo’s Footwork Studio
1500 Walker Street
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-6878
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Jo’s is celebrating 37 years of dance in the community! They offer many types of dance, from Twinkle Stars for preschoolers and kindergarteners to ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, competition teams, and more for all age groups, which are all taught by master instructors, professional performers, certified and/or degreed teachers. Jo’s mission is simple: to provide a creative environment for all ages that allows dancers to excel and enjoy forever memories.

They have a variety of safe options, including socially-distanced classes, limited class sizes, as well as Zoom options.

Local Dance Classes and Studios for Kids

Many local studios are getting creative with new ways to offer enrichment to kids. Check with the ones near you to see what they are currently offering.

Academy of Music & Art
350 E. Ogden Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 654-8426
Ages 2 years and up.

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Allegro Music & Dance Academy
1175 Lily Cache Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(877) ULEARN3
Dance classes for ages 18 month – 3 years.

American Dance Center
10464 163rd Place
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 349-4964
Offering classes in Homewood and Orland Park. Ages 3–4 and up.

Aspirations Dance Company
350 S. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 889-5299
Ages 12 months and up.

Center Stage Dance Studio
738 Stratford Square
Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108
(630) 529-9080  
Ages 2 and up.

Dance Center of LaGrange
539 S. LaGrange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-5552
Ages 2 1/2 years and up.

Dance Dimensions
595 N. Pinecrest Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1195
Ages 2 and up.

Dance Images Studio
18475 Thompson Court #B
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 614-7123
Ages 18 months and up.

DanceQuest
14511 S Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 609-6360
Starting at 3 years old.

DanceWest Ballet
1665 West Quincy Avenue Suite 163
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 778-1303
Ages 2 and up.

Deforest Dance Academy
300 W. Lake St.
Elmhurst, IL
(630) 832-3700
and
483 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL
(630) 469-3600
Ages 3 years and up.

Dynamic Perception Dance Company
766 Burr Oak Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630)468-2380
Ages 18 months and up.

Elite Feet Dance Center
26W281 Geneva Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 690-0838
Ages 2 1/2 years and up.

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Expression Dance Studio
21 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-5678
Ages 2 years and up.

Front Street Dance
26W229 Geneva Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 373-2623
Ages 2 years and up.

Heart & Sole
7038 183rd Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-6237
Ballroom dance for ages 5+.

Hinsdale Dance Academy
645 Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 484-3241
Ages 3 years and up.

Impact Dance Studio

Impact Dance Studio
6B S. La Grange Road, La Grange: (708)354-5867
6475 Joliet Road, Suite C, Countryside: (708) 469-7678
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Impact Dance Studio has been offering quality dance training for over 30 years. They have studios located in LaGrange and Countryside. Impact starts their little ones at age 2 and continue through adult. They offer over 100 classes in pre-school dance, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, and hip-hop!

Why Choose Impact Dance Studio?
They have taken many precautions to ensure the highest standards in sanitization and cleaning procedures every day to keep their students safe.  There are several new guidelines that have been implemented to ensure social distancing. For a full description of their clean and safe facilities as well as their complete list of class descriptions and schedules, visit www.impactdancestudio.com

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

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INTUIT Dance Studio
7515 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 524-0500
Preschoolers and up.

Jo’s Footwork Studio

Jo’s Footwork Studio
1500 Walker Street
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-6878
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Jo’s is celebrating 37 years of dance in the community! They offer many types of dance, from Twinkle Stars for preschoolers and kindergarteners to ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, competition teams, and more for all age groups, which are all taught by master instructors, professional performers, certified and/or degreed teachers. Jo’s mission is simple: to provide a creative environment for all ages that allows dancers to excel and enjoy forever memories.

They have a variety of safe options, including socially-distanced classes, limited class sizes, as well as Zoom options.

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.

Lively Arts Dance Academy
919 A. 55th Street
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 482-4240
Ages 18 months and up.

Miss Mickey’s Dancers
3903 Joliet Ave
Lyons, IL 60534
(708) 447-0700
Ages 2-6 years old.

Moves Dance Studio
921 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 264-6300
Ages 3 years and up.

Southwest Synergy Dance
7909 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-0427
Ages 15 months and up.

Sunshine Dance Project
525 Crescent Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 790-1880
Ages 2 years and up.

The Academy of Dance Arts
1524 Centre Circle Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 495-4940
Ages 2 1/2 years and up.

The Center for Dance
226 N Cass Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 541-9207
Ages 3 years and up.

The Dance Workshop
9015 W. 151st Street
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 226-5658
Ages 2 and up.

The Upper Room Dance Studio
533 West Front Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 752-1836
Ages 4 years and up.

Thrive Center for Dance
6927 Joliet Road
Indian Head Park, IL 60525
(708) 505-3122
Ages 3 years and up.

TranscenDance Studios
711 Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(773) 944-5352
Ages 3 years and up.

Versa5 (Formerly Bluestone Academy of Dance and Music)
6218 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-0456
Ages 2 years and up.

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

Irish Dance Classes in the West Suburbs

Bentley Academy of Irish Dance
6360 Belmont Rd and 6218 Main St
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 209-6725

Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance
17054A Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 802-0793

McNulty School of Irish Dance
572 Weston Ridge, Suite #128, Naperville, IL 60540
935 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-1300

Mulhern School of Irish Dance
414 Plaza Drive, Suite #303
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 789-1127
Ages 2 years and up.

The Trinity Irish Dancers
747 N. Church Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
4221 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs, IL 60558
(877) 326-2328

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

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

Have a favorite? Let us know in the comments and help other local parents out! Then, check out our giant guide to kids’ classes and teams in the west suburbs. It’s an awesome resource.

About the Author

Nicole Majewski
Nicole and her family live in Bloomingdale. She is a former teacher and now stay at home mom of three adorable kids. Her family loves to be outside, exploring nature and getting dirty. In the winter months, you will find them at the local library or an indoor play place.

1 Comment on "Dance Classes for Kids in the West 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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