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The ACADEMY OF DANCE ARTS

Educating dance artists...mind, body & spirit

The Academy of Dance Arts
The Academy of Dance Arts

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 and 2023 at YAGP.  Student, Anjuli Paul, received the 2023 "UBC Legacy Award" from the Universal Ballet Competition

PARENT TESTIMONY

Our experience at The Academy of Dance Arts has been life changing for our daughter! The teachers, under the direction of founder and artistic director, Sherry Moray, are superb and offer excellent instruction in a very positive and nurturing environment. From the day we stepped foot in the studio and met the staff and teachers, we knew this was the right place for our daughter to continue her training as a ballerina. ADA has a very welcoming atmosphere that promotes positive relationships with faculty, staff and other dancers. The focus in not only on ballet technique, but also on other disciplines within dance that help to create a well-rounded dancer. In addition, the training focuses on opportunities to compete in elite competitions that help advance dancers into their career. We believe this is the western suburbs premier dance studio with an excellent reputation on a national level.

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

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FULL YEAR CLASSES BEGIN (Aug 21, 2023

LABOR DAY - Studio Closed (Sep 4, 2023)

FALL OPEN HOUSE (Sep 7 & 9, 2023)

TRIMESTER 1 - Select Classes (Sep 18 - Nov 11, 2023)

HALLOWEEN - Studio Closed (Oct 31, 2023)

THANKSGIVING - Studio Closed (Nov 21-26, 2023)

WINTER BREAK - Studio Closed (Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2024)

TRIMESTER 2 - Select Classes (Jan 29 - Mar 23, 2024)

SPRING BREAK (Mar 25-31, 2024)

TRIMESTER 3 - Select Classes (Apr 1 - May 18, 2024)

MEMORIAL DAY - Studio Closed (May 27, 2024)

FULL YEAR CLASSES END (Jun 4, 2024)

RECITAL DRESS REHEARSAL (Jun 5, 2024)

ALLIANCE RECITAL (Jun 6, 2024)

ACADEMY RECITAL (Jun 9, 2024)

SUMMER SESSION 1 (Jun 17-29, 2024)

SUMMER SESSION 2 (July 8-20, 2024)

SUMMER SESSION 3 (July 22-Aug 3, 2024)

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
Sunday: Closed

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.

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