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Academy of Dance Arts

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Quick Facts about Academy of Dance Arts
Established 1998
Artistic Director Sherry Moray
Location  1524 Centre Circle Dr.    Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone (630) 495-4940
Website www.theacademyofdanceartshome.com
E-mail info@theacademyofdanceartshome.com
Ages Taught 2.5 years to pre-professional and adult
Classes offered
Pre-Ballet and Beginning Ballet Ballet and Ballet Variations
Pas de Deux Pointe
Jazz Contemporary Jazz
Modern Lyrical
Creative Movement Story Dance
Stretch & Strengthening Tap
Ballet and Jazz for Ice Skaters and Gymnasts Poms/Dance Team Technique for High School Students
Ballet and Tap for Adults

Academy of Dance Arts Philosophy

The Academy of Dance Arts trains our dancers in the great Art of Dance. Academy dancers experience the joy, love and beauty dance gives to the human body and spirit.

Key Characteristics

  • Home to the national award-winning competition team, The Academy Dance Alliance
  • Home to the professional ballet program, the Illinois Ballet Theatre Youth Company
  • Private lessons offered in all dance disciplines
  • 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility with easy access from I355 or I88
  • Professional faculty with Master Instructors in all dance disciplines
  • Friendly, helpful office staff to answer any questions/address clientele needs

Fun Facts

  • ADA awarded “Most Outstanding Studio” at Youth America Grand Prix in 2000 & 2003
  • Sherry Moray awarded “Most Outstanding Teacher” by Youth America Grand Prix in 2009 & 2013
  • Sherry Moray received the 2000 Dance Magazine Award for “Outstanding Instructor”, Youth America Grand Prix
  • Sherry Moray and the Academy of Dance Arts received the 2003 feature cover story for Dance Teacher Magazine