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Lake Forest Dance Academy






Celebrating our 44th year! 

The Lake Forest Dance Academy is proud to celebrate our 44th year of providing quality dance programs for all ages!
We offer a variety of classes including Tiny Tots, Creative Dance, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap. We offer challenging programs designed for the serious dance student. We also provide classes for children, teens, and
adults who simply love to dance or just want to experience the rewards of this artistic discipline.

View our 2019-2020 Dance Brochure:











View our 2019-2020 Class Schedules:


Click here for our Class Attire PDF. 

About Lake Forest Dance Academy...

Founded in 1974, Lake Forest Dance Academy is the oldest established dance studio in the area, with a long-standing tradition of excellence in all forms of dance, from classical ballet, jazz and tap; to hip hop, to the cutting edge of today’s contemporary dance scene!
LFDA is the only local studio that…
  • offers induction into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts
  • offers a complete certification in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet
  • provides you with the most cost-effective, comprehensive dance program available
We are proud of our highly educated and trained faculty dedicated to total student development! LFDA faculty members include…
  • graduates with Masters degrees from the University of Michigan and Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University, Barat College, University of Wisconsin, Columbia College, Sarah Lawrence College and other top university dance programs
  • graduates of London’s Royal Academy of Dance, the Kirov Academy of Ballet and Ballet Theatre of St. Petersburg Conservatoire; a former American Ballet Theatre soloist, Radio City Music Hall Rockette and past members of Gus Giordano Company, Joel Hall Dancers, River North, Luna Negra and Thodos & Dancers
  • certified members of the National Dance Education Organization, National Honor Society for Dance Arts, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Dance Masters of America and the Cecchetti Council of America. We have the only local teachers to hold the highest level Teaching Certificate awarded in the Cecchetti method!
  • members active in the regional and national dance convention circuit as judges and guest faculty and the rehearsal director for the acclaimed Chicago Tap Theatre
  • adjunct faculty members of Lake Forest College, Carthage College and Northwestern University
Choose Lake Forest Dance Academy! 


Valerie Gonzalez
Program Supervisor
Lake Forest Dance Academy

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220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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