The ACADEMY OF DANCE ARTS
Educating dance artists...mind, body & spirit
Educating Dance Artists
The Academy of Dance Arts, founded in 1999 by Sherry Moray, offers a world-class dance education, with performance opportunities, in a nurturing environment that allows the mind, body, and spirit of each dancer to thrive. Our brand new state-of-the-art facility boasts 6 large dance studios and easy access from I88 and the surrounding Chicagoland area and serves Warrenville, Naperville, Downers Grove, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, and Hinsdale. As a premier dance school, our internationally trained faculty has developed dancers with exceptional technique and artistry. Our wide variety of dance classes offer something for everyone, from the pre-professional to the tiny tot, fostering a love for the performing arts through the exhilarating joy of movement.
All the World's a Stage
Performance opportunities for students include full-length ballet productions, the Youth America Grand Prix, regional and national dance competitions.
The Academy of Dance Arts has been recognized as a premier ballet studio for its excellence in Ballet Training and received the "Outstanding School Award" from the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix (2000, 2003, 2013, 2014, and 2017). Artistic Director, Sherry Moray, received the "Outstanding Teacher Award" in 2000, 2009, 2012, 2017, and 2019 at YAGP. The Faculty of The Academy of Dance Arts received the "Outstanding Teacher Award" in 2022 at YAGP.
"The ballet classes are nothing short of outstanding and truly help you prepare for a professional career. Their attention to detail is remarkable and I am forever grateful for this studio. They molded me from a student/dancer into a true artist and this is something that is completely unmatched by any other studio I have tried in the area. "
Top Finalist in Youth American Grand Prix
Multiple scholarships to European Ballet schools
Ballet Zurich (Switzerland) - contract dancer
Upcoming Events & Important Dates
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TRIMESTER 1 (Aug 22 - Dec 20, 2022)
WINTER BREAK (Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2023)
TRIMESTER 2 (Jan 4 - Mar 25, 2023)
SPRING BREAK (Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2023)
SUMMER REGISTRATION OPENS (Apr 3, 2023)
TRIMESTER 3 (Apr 3 - Jun 16, 2023)
YAGP FINALS - TAMPA, FL (Apr 3-9, 2023)
HEADLINERS COMPETITION (May 5-7, 2023)
MEMORIAL DAY - Studio Closed (May 29)
RECITAL DRESS REHEARSAL (Jun 14, 2023)
RECITAL (Jun 17, 2023)
SUMMER SESSION (Jun 26 - Aug 5, 2023)
Academy Office Hours
Monday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
In our ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, please contact us to schedule a complimentary placement evaluation and/or studio tour. We are unable to accommodate drop-in students or tours at this time.