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.  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 "Most Outstanding Teacher Award" in 2000, 2009, 2012, 2017, and 2019 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. "

Lauren Baznik

ADA Graduate 

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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REGISTRATION for 2021-22 is OPEN

TRIMESTER 1 (Aug 23 - Nov 22)

TRIMESTER 2 (Nov 11 - Mar 12)

TRIMESTER 3 (Mar 14 - Jun 20)

Thanksgiving Break (Nov 23 - 28)

Winter Break ( Dec 20 - Jan 2)

Spring Break (Mar 28 - Apr 3)

Tentative DRESS REHEARSAL (Jun 22)

Tentative RECITAL (Jun 25)

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