History in the Making: Dream Dance Academy

DDA begin in 2012 as a "traveling studio" with locations in community centers in Elburn, Pingree Grove, and Hampshire. In 2013 DDA obtained it's own space in LaFox and outgrew that quickly. That is when we moved to our current space in St. Charles in 2015. We love it here and are here to stay for a long time! 

We do a lot of giving back, fundraising, and community involvement. Each month, we have a different give back - some are local organizations, while some are larger national organizations. Examples of local give backs are - Lazarus House, Honor Flight Chicago, and Becca's Legacy. Examples of national ones are: Dancers Against Cancer, Traveling Tutus, and American Heart Association. We also loving being involved in the community and enjoy performing at things like STC Live and at local places like Marklund. We are more than just dance and we call this "the DDA way." 

We are members of the International Dance Entrepreneur Association (I.D.E.A.) which promotes things like age appropriate music and costuming. Members make a commitment to ensure all students, regardless of age or skill level are offered a quality dance education. I included their code of ethics you are free to use as I have rights to use it as a member. It's just something that is really important to me as a studio owner especially this day in age!

We received the Community Image Award in 2016 from the Chamber of Commerce for the renovation of our space which had been empty for 8 years. I attached a before and after photo of 1 of 3 dance rooms we have

We offer dance classes for ages 2 through adult, beginner through advanced. You can also use my website www.dreamsdance.com if you are looking for tidbits beside what I included....we have a ton of info on there!