The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by legendary toe tapper Fred Astaire himself, shepherd students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or mambo.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Expression teaches technique in a fun and enjoyable way. All ages and levels are welcome, and will immediately be part of the family.
Styles: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, creative movement, dancing with disabilities, mommy & me, and musical theater.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
First time students will learn to appreciate and dance, and will quickly learn technique and expression. All students are encouraged to express their creativity and individuality.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Studio owner Amber Alonzo dreamed of opening a dance studio her entire life. In 2009, her dream came to fruition. Amber strives to create a safe, fun and educational environment for all dancers.
What do you love most about your job?
All of the teachers at Expression bring a love for dance and teaching. Expression teachers are inspired everyday by their students, and are constantly growing as dancers for and because of their students.
“We believe that every child is a champion.” This mission statement informs the approach that Elite Kids takes with the participants of its programs. Youngsters may learn self-reliance in gymnastics lessons, which take place on an in-ground tumble-track trampoline, on an array of beams and bars, or in the air above an in-ground foam pit. They also develop discipline in dance class; teachers incorporate colorful costumes and props to engage students. Elite Kids’ charges can even learn how to express themselves through athletic theatrical performances or simply improve their 2 a.m. Friday-night karaoke warblings during musical theatre classes.
Dance the day or night away at Dance Motions in Bartlett.
Even the clumsiest of dancers will learn how to glide gracefully at Dance Motions.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For the theatrically inclined, Virtuoso Performing Arts offers engaging plays for your enjoyment in Glenview.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this theater has the restaurant just for you.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this theater — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
If you're a dancer of all trades, come join the fun and varied classes Virtuoso Performing Arts has to offer.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.