Chicago Lights Dance Academy

Chicago Lights Dance Academy supports learning and creative self-expression through dance instruction for students who attend schools in Chicago.

With support from the Polk Bros. Foundation and Greer Foundation, professional artists teach dance classes to more than 1,500 students in Chicago Schools.

These in-school classes uncover talents, build self-esteem and confidence, and increase students’ desire to apply themselves in school. Courses are offered during the school day and are integral to students’ learning process. The curriculum is closely linked to Social Emotional Learning, Illinois State Standards, and Common Core Standards.

For more information about Chicago Lights Dance Academy, contact Patty Mendez, Director of Chicago Lights Dance Academy.

Dance Academy Class Offerings

Click here for more information about our Saturday Classes and Summer Dance Intensive.