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  • Now enrolling for the 2016-2017 dance season! Be part of our studio family for an amazing season of dance in an awesome dance family with instructors who truly care about their dancers success! See the full schedule and enroll online! www.dancealivedancestudio.com

  • Congratulations , Angelina!

  • Check our our schedule of classes available for 3-5 year old dancers! Many class times to choose from so you are sure to find the perfect class, at the right time of day for you and your dancer! Classes begin Monday September 12th! Register online ANYTIME! www.dancealivedancestudio.com

  • These pictures were taken 6 years apart! They have grown as much as their friendship has! Dance builds strong & healthy bodies, minds AND friendships!

  • Did you know Sensei Steve's Karate Center has a location inside Dance Alive! Dance Studio? Classes start tomorrow with Sensei Steve for the summer session! The NEW EXPANDED KARATE schedule starts September 4th! ENROLL NOW!

  • Ready to fill these shoes? We are ready for YOU! Call today!!! 815-468-1820

  • A special event for you and your little girl! Join us for an afternoon Tea Party at the B. Harley Bradley House. Wear your most chic attire and decorate a hat to show us what you got! Each girl will have a special moment to shine when formally introduced by Chris Crego, Miss Manners. Chris will instruct our little ladies in formal manners and etiquette. Ms Neala Dunn of Dance Alive! Dance Studio will be speaking to the girls about how we are all different and all very special! A special performance by soloist from Manteno Magic Show Choir will be performing while you enjoy a scrumptious lunch, herbal teas, and yummy desserts. Then meander outside to enjoy the views of the Kankakee River, were 'Sparkle' Boutique will be providing props for a fun photo op. Each girl will receive one free photo and a raffle ticket to win American Girl prizes and salon services. Young ladies are welcome to bring their American Girl doll. Saturday, September 21st 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Tickets: $50 Mother & Daughter $22 Each Additional Guest The B Harley Bradley House - Tea Party 701 S. Harrison Ave. Kankakee, IL 60901 Seating is limited. Girls age 5+ For more information call Kathy at 815-468-2452 after 4:30 pm

  • 5 more days till the 2013-2014 dance season begins! Dance with us and EXPERIENCE the JOY!

  • We have openings in our Ballet/ Jazz for 5/7 year olds on Friday evenings! Call TODAY! 815.468.1820

  • Immediate openings are available in our Baby/Toddler Division! Mommy & Me, Tumbling, and "Twinkle Babies" Pre-ballet Morning, afternoon, and evening classes! There is no better gift than the gift of dance!!! Gift certificates available for Holiday Giving!

  • Excited to kick off our 18th season at Dance Alive! Dance Studio! Classes begin TODAY!!! 🙂

  • SAVE THE DATES!!!

  • Tis the season to be DANCING!!!!

  • AUDITIONS are coming!!! Friday January 24th Dancers interested in being part of the Recital Showcase 2014 Production Numbers... watch the news feed and your email for more details!

  • I have had about enough of old man winter's crabby attitude! Due to hazardous road conditions and severe winter weather, all classes are cancelled this evening at Dance Alive Dance Studio. Hopefully this will be the last of winters "big hurrah"! Stay safe and warm and enjoy your Monday.

  • We love ALL of our dancers at Dance Alive! Dance Studio! Each and every student receives a great dance education full of opportunity; from our recreational hip hop dancers to our dancers in intensive training. Our dancers have earned "excellence in technique" awards at many competitions as well as the "Party Animal award" for having FUN while they dance! We offer the perfect balance of structure and fun appropriate for each age and level of training. So, not only will your dancer receive a GREAT dance education at Dance Alive! , their classes will be FUN!!!!!

  • The Petite Academy at Dance Alive Dance Studio =the perfect balance of structure and fun! Mommy and Me, tumbling & Twinkle Babies Pre-Dance classes available mornings, afternoons and evenings! Call and register today! Beautiful Beginnings happen when you dance at Dance Alive!

  • Tomorrow , Tuesday May 27th, will mark the beginning of the final week of "in studio" classes before Showcase 2014! ENJOY making memories as this season comes to an end! We could not be more proud of all of the dancers growth! We can't wait to see you SHINE as you take the stage! Love, Ms Neala and the entire staff at Dance Alive! Dance Studio

  • Registration is now open for the 2014-2015 dance season!

  • Dancing for the love and joy of the art! Trophies collect dust! Dance builds character, passion, self-esteem, integrity, happiness, health, friendships, and much much more!!!

  • Register TODAY for the 2014-2015 dance season!

  • Why dance? Dance in early childhood had benefits that abound! The Petite Academy at Dance Alive Dance Studio is designed for dancers to have fun while learning dance and reaping the many benefits! Its the perfect balance of structure and FUN!

  • Open house registration begins tomorrow at 3 but why wait!?!?! Classes are filling QUICKLY! Another class just closed today! Call or stop in TONIGHT! Our 19th season is going to be the best one yet!!!

  • Classes begin September 8th! Call today to be part of another AMAZING season at Dance Alive! Dance Studio

  • Kick off Summer with a Beach Party Luau Style! July 7th 10am-1pm at Dance Alive! Dance Studio! Everyone ages 5-10 are welcome to join us for crafts, games, and other beach themed activities! Register today!

  • Our greatest treasures are not the trophies that line our counters, perfect technique awards, or accolades from competition judges. What we treasure the most are our dancers! We have had the pleasure of watching dancers grow up before our eyes from pre-school through high school! There is no greater joy for us than watching all of our dancers grow in to amazing dancers and successful adults who can take on anything life throws at them with the lessons they have learned in the studio! Be part of our successful dance family this season at Dance Alive Dance Studio

  • There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

  • The Petite Academy at Dance Alive! Dance Studio: The Perfect Balance of Structure and FUN! Classes for dancers age 12 months to 7 years old. Mommy & Me, Tumbling, Twinkle Babies, Ballet, Tap, and Sass & Swagger Jazz / Hip Hop classes! Morning, Afternoon, evening AND weekend classes available. Register for an AMAZING year of dance with us at Dance Alive! 815-468-1820

  • 10 days till we Kick Off" our 19th season of dance at Dance Alive! Be part of our amazing dance family! Call and register today!

  • You walk in to the studio, find your spot on the floor, take a seat and start stretching You breathe in deep.. You heart opens, your spirit soars, your soul stirs and you have awakened! If you know what I'm talking about, you are a dancer! The new season begins in just 2 days.... Awaken your soul and dance with us!!!

  • Because of the snow, a reminder - Not an announcement of cancellation When the weather outside is frightful… As a general rule, if school is cancelled due to inclement weather, the studio will also be closed. If we do have a weather cancellation, we will take the following steps to notify you: -Change the outgoing message on the voice mail to note closings -Announcement on local radio stations -Email -Text Message -Facebook status on our 2 pages -Twitter Update If you are in doubt, please call the studio and check our social media for updates

  • Halloween Week!!!

  • Point your feet! Seriously! The most beautiful performance can be ruined by lazy feet. From the moment the foot leaves the floor it should be pointed. The ankle, the arch, the toes all through the foot. When you are at the barre FOCUS on the foot, build this into your body so that it is a habit to point

  • Class space now available in Mommy & Me, Tumbling & Twinkle Babies Ballet! Morning & evening classes Call to enroll TODAY! 815-468-1820

  • Arms! Hold your arms by engaging your back. Remember that the end of our arms is the wrist and fingers and they must finish the line. Most often dancers simply put their arms in place, but the arms are not actively lifting, stretching ,reaching. This causes them to shake, droop and look weak. Consider your back as part of your arm motion. Look in the mirror and place your arms, then stretch the line through your back and notice the difference.

  • All area schools have cancelled the school day and all after school activities for Thursday January 8th, Therefore we will also be cancelling classes So, here is the official announcement... Due to the unsafe, freezing temperatures, Dance Alive! Dance Studio will not be holding classes Thursday January 8th (Which is The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presely's birthday... I feel a fun photo contest in the works!!! ) Stay safe & warm and enjoy the extra time with the family! Though we miss all of you terribly, are going a bit stir crazy, and were SUPER excited to get back in the studio and dance, we feel its best to stay on the side of caution and cancel classes due to the freezing weather and dangerous conditions. Dancers can attend any class on the schedule to make up for this weather cancellation. If you need help choosing the right class for your dancer to make up in, please email or call the studio office. ***Dance Alive! Cancellation Policy for Weather*** When the weather outside is frightful: As a general rule, if school/school activities have been canceled due to winter weather and/or roads conditions are hazardous, dance classes will be canceled.

  • It was GREAT being back in the studio today! The dancers were all excited and happy to be dancing again and we were thrilled to see them!

  • Raffle! Get your tickets today!

  • Dance is my Valentine!

  • We ARE open for classes tonight! Please use your discretion choosing to attend and caution while driving!

  • Snow day today! No classes at Dance Alive! Dance Studio tonight! Stay safe and warm at home and we will see you tomorrow!

  • Sensei Steve will be in the house tonight!!!

  • Congratulations to Dance Alive! Dance Studio dancer, Kendyl Muhr , on your acceptance in to the Joffrey Summer Ballet Intensive!

  • Monday is "turning out" to be a beautiful day!

  • Call today to RSVP for our FREE Irish Dance Class with Eilish Sullivan on April 11th! Everyone Age 3 1/2 and older are welcome! Yes, that means adults, too! 815-468-1820

  • We are growing by "Leaps" and bounds!!!! We have SO MUCH good news and excitement to share with you! Stay tuned...

  • FUN IN THE SUN Week continues at Dance Alive! Bring on the SUNSHINE!!

  • Dreams are made 1 size too big. That way , you can grow into them! Come DANCE and GROW with us!

  • DRESS REHEARSALS: "Glitz & Glam " Recital Showcase (6:30 Performance) – Monday June 1st at 5:30 “The Happiest Place on Earth” Petite Academy Showcase (5-7 year old classes-4:30 Performance) Tuesday June 2nd at 5:30 pm “The Happiest Place on Earth” Petite Academy Showcase (Toddlers / Mommy & Me – 3-5 year old classes 2:30 Performance) Wednesday June 3rd at 5:30PM This page was somehow omitted from the final print of the handbook. An email with Dress Rehearsal information IN FULL is scheduled to be in your email on May 13th for you to print and add to your handbook.

  • If you need help with your ticket purchase, please email the studio at dancealive@comcast.net OR call Erin in the office Monday morning after 10 AM. 815-468-1820 Thank you!

  • Call me today. Tell me all about her dreams to dance. I'll help you find the right class that will move and inspire her! ~ Ms Neala 815-468-1820

  • You are cordially invited

  • A Special Class for You and your Baby! Free trial Class Thursday Morning! Did you know that Dance Alive! Dance Studio offers a class for infants and their Mommy or Daddy called Tummy Time??? We know that tummy time is important to the development of your growing baby! We have a specially designed and innovative curriculum to make the special bonding time and important developmental building block FUN for baby and you! We are offering a special introductory class for babies and their grown up (Mom, Dad, Grandparent, Caregiver, etc) on Thursday September 17th and Thursday September 24th ! Tell your friends, bring a blanket & your precious little one and learn how to make Tummy time for for both of you! MOPS Groups, Day Cares, Church Groups - WE can come TO YOU! Please call Ms Neala at 815-468-1820 for more information and to set up a time for us to bring this innovative program directly to you!

  • Program Ads are due this weekend. Need an idea of what to write for your special dancer? Here is a copy of the ad Ms Neala placed for her dancing diva last year

  • Join us on July 3rd in Legacy Park for the Village of Manteno Party in the Park! Dance Alive! Dance Studio performs at 5 PM! Come for he performance, stay for the food, fun and FIREWORKS!

  • Look at our beautiful ballerina, Kendyl (on left), enjoying her time in Chicago at The Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive!

  • Open House is just around the corner! August 14th & 15th. Join us for another AMAZING season of DANCE! Call to register today! 815-468-1820

  • Does your little girl have BIG dreams? Let US help her make them come true! DANCE with Dance Alive! Dance Studio! Building the skills to DANCE and the confidence for LIFE!

  • DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE TO MOVE, BOUNCE, JUMP, AND TWIRL ALL OVER THE HOUSE? Well... LET'S GET THEM DANCING!!! Our Open House Registration days are Friday August 14th 3-8 and Saturday August 15th 10-4. We look forward to meeting you , giving you a tour , and helping you choose just the right classes your your mover and shaker! Stop by on Saturday for a dance party, carnival games and some free classes!!!

  • This is where it all begins! Call us today! Dance Alive! Dance Studio 815-468-18/20

  • IT'S ALMOST TIME TO DANCE AT DANCE ALIVE! Which also means, it's RAFFLE and CONTEST TIME!!! Open House / Registration is Friday August 14th 3-8 and Saturday August 15th 10-4 - Carnival games, free dance classes, raffles, and MORE! You will have to stop in to see all the fun we have planned! The first 25 dancers to register at Open House will receive a FREE pair of tights AND $5.00 off Dance Alive Dance Studio Logo wear! Everyone who SHARES this status will be entered to win a free leotard, tights, AND $10.00 off your shoe order!

  • Dance Alive! Dance Studio Dancers and Sensei Steve's Karate Center Students are welcome to join us on the parade route Saturday September 26th through beautiful Manteno! Our float will be showcasing The "Under the Big top" theme, our dancers, students, and of course... studio spirit! The theme for this season's Oktoberfest is "Under the Big Top". What to wear: The theme is Circus - If you have a costume that fits that theme, WONDERFUL! Clowns, ringmasters, tightrope walkers, lions, tigers, bears (oh, my!), elephants , etc If not, get all decked out in your old dance costumes, Dance Alive gear or Pink & Black! Our best decorations, of course, are our dancers! What will we do? Why, DANCE of course!!! ALL participants who are walking will be DANCING the route! We will be teaching this simple choreography in classes this week and reviewing it while we are waiting for the parade to take off! What time do I drop off and pick up?: Dancers who want to be in the parade should meet us in the line up by 6:15. Please be patient as it takes quite some time to get through check in and in our spot. Parents MUST pick up their children promptly at the end of the parade at the end of the route. Due to the design of the float a few pre-selected dancers be on the float. There are no riders this year. All parade participants should be prepared to walk the parade route. A decorated wagon or stroller is the perfect accessory to our decorations!!! Parents should accompany younger dancers along the route. Walkers MUST remain BEHIND the float for safety reasons. Please bring candy to pass out to our community lining the streets. Candy must be dropped directly into or handed to people along the parade route. No candy can be thrown. The parade is always such a wonderfully good time for everyone involved! Thank you in advance for being part of this years parade! Some more details: Lighted Parade will begin at 6:30pm. Parade Route 1. Parade line up in Manteno Middle School drop off/pick up lane 2. North on Maple Street 3. East on Fifth Street 4. South on Walnut Street 5. West on Section Line Road 6. North on Maple Street 7. Parade ends at the Manteno Middle School.

  • There are no friends like dance friends! No one understands you better, gives more support and encouragement, or let's you be your self better than the best friends that you meet and make at dance! We have a studio full of best friends and have room for more! Join us and meet your best friends on the dance floor!

  • The Petite Academy at Dance Alive! Dance Studio: The Perfect Balance of Structure and FUN! Classes for dancers age 12 months to 7 years old. Mommy & Me, Tumbling, Twinkle Babies, Ballet, Tap, and Sass & Swagger Jazz / Hip Hop classes! Morning, Afternoon, evening AND weekend classes available. NEW THIS SEASON! A class for Infants - Tummy Time! A special class designed to make that very important development milestone a special bonding time for you and your baby! Register for an AMAZING year of dance with us at Dance Alive! 815-468-1820

  • Irish Dance Classes for Boys, Girls, & Adults at Dance Alive! Dance Studio - Call to register today! 815-468-1820 Classes begin September 14th

  • Tummy time starts Thursday!

  • Irish Dance Classes for Boys, Girls, and Adults - Mondays at Dance Alive Dance Studio! Every Monday beginning September 14th! Ages 3 1/2 to 6 - 6:00-6:30 PM Ages 7 to Adult - 5:15-6:00 Call Today! 815-468-1820

  • The Petite Academy at Dance Alive! Dance Studio! Our curriculum for our youngest dancers, age infant through 7 years old, consists of tried and true methods of teaching children dance and movement. We use imaginative props, word association songs, as well as interactive materials, and reinforce all of our lessons with take home activities such as coloring pages related to the dance techniques dancers are learning in class. We have a great mix of "old school" as well as the latest in teaching methods. We have over 20 years of experience and curriculum that our instructors put to excellent use! We teach on a unified syllabus so each instructor in every classroom is using the same exciting method each week! Class times include morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday. Give us a call at 815-468-1820! We would love to speak with you about your dancer and find the perfect class to get them doing their “happy dance”! Dance Alive! Dance Studio – Building the skills to dance and the confidence for life!

  • The wait is almost over! Classes start Monday September 14th! Join us for our 20th season of dance and celebrate all year long with amazing classes, knowledgeable instructors, happy dancers, and a faculty that truly cares about all of our dance families! Call today and be part of something amazing! Dance Alive Dance Studio 815-468-1820

  • 20 years of smiles and we are just getting started! Join us! Be part of the Dance Alive Dance Studio family and celebrate 20 years of smiles all season long! Building the skills to dance, and the confidence for life!

  • Healthy Body - Focused Mind- Indomitable Spirit Martial Arts Classes for Boys and Girls of all ages with Sensei Steve's Karate Center! -Kinder Fu ages 4-6 -Action Kids age 7-13 -Adult Martial Arts Call to register today! Manteno Location - 815-468-1820 (inside Dance Alive!) Momence Location- 815-953-5786

  • Irish Dance Classes for Boys, Girls, and Adults - Mondays at Dance Alive Dance Studio! Every Monday beginning September 14th! Ages 3 1/2 to 6 - 6:00-6:30 PM Ages 7 to Adult - 5:15-6:00 Call Today! 815-468-1820

  • Healthy Body - Focused Mind- Indomitable Spirit Martial Arts Classes for Boys and Girls of all ages with Sensei Steve's Karate Center! -Kinder Fu ages 4-6 -Action Kids age 7-13 -Adult Martial Arts Call to register today! Manteno Location - 815-468-1820 (inside Dance Alive!) Momence Location- 815-953-5786

  • We're ready when you are! Call to enroll TODAY! 815-468-1820

  • Still enrolling! Call TODAY! 815-468-1820

  • HIP HOP MASTER CLASS - Saturday December 12th 2:30 PM with Hip Hop ConnXion at Dance Alive! Dance Studio ! This Convention style Master Class begins at 2:30 PM. Dancers will take 3 classes then participate in a student showcase at the end of the day AND watch an amazing performance by the ConnXion Dancers! ALL dancers are invited to join us for an afternoon of inspiration and DANCE! Registration is OPEN NOW! 3 Class Levels! Mini (ages 5-8) Beg/Int & Advanced. ALL AGES - ALL DANCERS - Just $35.00 if you register before December 5th! CALL TODAY! 815-468-1820

  • SNOW DAY! No classes today, Wednesday 2 / 24, at Dance Alive! Dance Studio

  • On Monday November 9th , 5-7 PM, Dance Alive! Dance Studio will be hosting the Manteno Chamber of Commerce in the studio for a "Business after Hours". Other business owners in our hometown and a few friends will be stopping by to celebrate the 20th season of dance at Dance Alive! Dance Studio! The studio will be more alive than usual with a few extra people for a few hours, some celebratory food and beverages, AND a photographer to take a few pictures! There will be an "Official Ribbon Cutting" ceremony to launch and introduce the new addition to the community. A photographer will be on hand to capture the moment. The event and photo will be published in The Manteno News! We would LOVE for some of our students to join us in the photo and represent Dance Alive! Dance Studio to our community! If you would like to be part of the picture, please arrive at 5:00 PM in full dance wear / karate uniform with a great big smile! Thank you for being part of our dance family and THANK YOU for helping us Celebrate 20 years of DANCE! Ms Neala

  • This is your friendly reminder service telling you to mark your calendar, set an alarm on your phone, or a note on the fridge for the fundraiser pick up this Saturday December 5th 12:00-1:30 PM!!!

  • Give the gift of DANCE this Christmas!!! Immediate openings available! Call today! 815-468-1820

  • Due to the continued poor road conditions, we will be closed for our Thursday 2/25 morning and early afternoon classes. (9:30 am -12 noon) With local schools closing, and many roads still having very poor driving conditions, we feel it is best to be cautious and put the safety of our dancers, their family and our staff first. EVENING CLASSES: We will make the decision in regards to evening classes by 2:30 PM. Please check your email and our Facebook pages for updates. DON'T FORGET!!! We have the Hip Hop Master Class on Saturday @ 2:30PM! There are a few more spots available to join the event! You do not want to miss this! ALL dancers age 5 and older , no experience required! Hope to see you there!!! The Faculty and Staff at Dance Alive! Dance Studio

  • THURSDAY EVENING : Classes resume with a full schedule of classes this evening! Stomp off the snow and come on in! We're DANCING!!!

  • Registration is NOW OPEN for the first of our super FUN Summer Camps! 815-468-1820 ! CALL TODAY!

  • Need alterations on your dancers recital costumes? Friday April 8th is the day! Mrs. Lanoue will be in the studio from 5-7:30 to do anything you need! From adjusting the straps, to adding a little extra room, to taking extra room away! DO NOT WAIT!! Call or email NOW to reserve your appointment! 815-468-1820

  • COMING SOON to Dance Alive! Sundays 2:00-3:00 PM (excluding July 3rd) Mondays 4:15-5:15 PM (excluding July 4th) *First class FREE! Join us for our first 6 Week Sessions June 19th - August 1st $10 Walk ins (after first class) OR purchase a card for all five remaining classes for 20% off - $40.

  • The best thing you can do to stay on top of ALL the recital showcase information is to read it all! The recital handbook has been emailed twice, posted to all social media sites several times AND emailed in short, friendly reminder versions as the event approaches. Dates, schedules, helpful hints and MORE ! Take a few moments to review it. You will be happy you did AND you will be able to relax and enjoy the recital experience because you know exactly what to expect and where your dancer needs to be!

  • MIXXEDFIT Monday! 4:15 at Dance Alive! Dance Studio!

  • Hang out with "The Cool Kids" this summer!! 😉 4 SUPER FUN Summer Camps featuring all your best character friends! Camps begin on Monday July 11th! Register ONLINE, by Phone, In Person, or By Email TODAY!!!! www.dancealivedancestudio.com, 815-468-1820, dancealive@comcast.net

  • Just 6 spots left in "Help Us Find Dory" Camp! July 11th - 13th 9:30 am - 12:30 pm! 3 hours each day of crafts, games, story time, a little dancing and A LOT OF FUN! A perfect start to the day for any 3 to 6 year old! Join us as we Just Keep Swimming!!!

  • Congratulations to this weeks DANCERS OF THE WEEK at DanceAlive DanceStudio! This week, we have 3 dancers of the week! All 3 dancers were awarded a Hip Hop Scholarship this past season at JUMP Dance Convention! Congratulations Amelia Hofmann, Bella Mattox, and Trinity Dunn! We are proud of all of you, your accomplishments, your love of dance and look forward to seeing how much more you will achieve! Amelia Hofmann in her own words: What inspires me to dance is my passion for dance. When I dance I feel like I'm in a different world and nothing else matters almost like I'm a different person. Another inspiration for me is my dance teachers. They believe in me and I know they want me to do my best. I love them and thank them for caring for me. Some of my achievements that I have received from Dance Alive! Dance Studio is having the honor of being on their Performing Company and Hip Hop Corps competitive teams for the last 3 years. Last year, I was awarded a hip hop scholarship from Jump dance convention. I also auditioned for Sleeping Beauty through Indiana Youth Ballet and was cast in 2 roles! Through my school I won the show choir MVP 2016 and was able to attend their summer camp free. I'm looking forward to this dance season and I'm hoping I will be awarded my 1st ever solo dance. Bella Mattox: Bella started dance in the fall of 2014 with Dance Alive as a new dancer. She saw the Dance Alive! dancers at a performance at the Octoberfest and decided that's what she wanted to do. She signed up the next week and 2 dance seasons later, she is thriving! She successfully auditioned for the Performing Company and Corps in the summer of 2015 and had a successful first competition season with her company. In January of 2016 she auditioned for the Joffrey Ballet summer intensive, and although she didn't make that, she has been working hard to meet some goals and will likely audition again. She has attended Jump Dance Convention in Chicago in 2015 (after being in dance for only 4 months) and 2016 with some of her dance friends at Dance Alive, and this year was blessed enough to receive a partial scholarship to attend Dancerpalooza in long Beach, California in August, which is a week long comprehensive dance experience. There she will be taking classes in Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop from some of the industry's top professional choreographers and master teachers such as Travis Wall (SYTYCD), Nick Lazzarini, Twitch (SYTYCD, Ellen), Will Loftus (Teen Beach), and more. Since starting dance, Bella has learned so much and improved her technique tremendously over the last year. At the beginning of the dance season she made a goal to improve her turns and leaps, and specifically wanted to be able to perform fouettes. Her training at Dance Alive has allowed her to smash this goal and more! She took an extra class at the studio called Leaps and Turns, and with the help of her instructors, is now able to perform the fouettes she dreamed of doing!!! I cannot speak highly enough of all of her dance instructors at Dance Alive: Mrs. Neala, Mrs. Stephanie, Miss Kaylee, Mrs. Sylina, and Miss Miranda and Miss Lauren from last year, who have encouraged her, corrected her, pushed her, and supported her to become a better dancer. For next season, Bella would like to improve her ballet technique and has set that goal for herself. She plans on taking an extra ballet class in the fall to help her achieve that goal and work toward another Joffrey audition. Her long term goal is to become a professional dancer, and with her training at Dance Alive as a solid foundation, she is well on her way! Thank you Dance Alive Dance Studio! Trinity Dunn: Trinity Dunn is beginning her 11th season of dance at Dance Alive! As Ms Neala’s daughter, she has grown up inside the studio! She is lucky to have grown up watching many dance classes and be inspired by all of the dancers who have come before her! From a very young age, she studied and focused on what all of the “older girls” were doing as her Mom, “Aunties”, "Sissy", and other dance teachers taught class. She would mimic their movements and was making big achievements in dance technique at a very young age. She started as a Performing Company dancer at age 5 and a Hip Hop Corps dancer at age 6. She is now in her 6th season as a competitive dancer and has very high hopes of receiving her first solo this year! She has a genuine love for dance! There is nothing else she can see herself doing. Her favorite thing about dance is that it “really makes me happy, I like learning new things, being challenged, being with my dance friends almost every day and working together to do some really great stuff!” She says that dance is her life! She has very high aspirations of going to New York and taking Broadway and the dance world by storm when she is older! Trinity, along with Ameilia and Bella, was also a Hip Hop Scholarship winner at JUMP Dance Convention!

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! Our BRAND NEW Website is under construction! Keep checking to see when its LIVE! When it is, SHARE it to your page, TAG the dance studio , and be entered in to a raffle to WIN 1 month of FREE TUITION!!!! LOTS of GREAT PRIZES on the line! SHARE, TAG, WIN!!!!

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  • Dance Alive Dance Studio’s mission is to provide an excellent dance education from instructors who teach with enthusiasm, are motivating, encouraging, good role models, and lead by example in a nurturing, safe, and fun environment that is free from judgment and empowers dancers to explore their creativity.

  • A Broadway Connection Master Class at Dance Alive! Dance Studio! A cast member currently performing in the Broadway Musical "Hamilton" will be at Dance Alive! Dance Studio to teach a Master Class featuring Contemporary Dance Theatre in the style of Hamilton Saturday October 29th 9-11 AM - EVERYONE Welcome! Registration is OPEN NOW on our website! dancealivedancestudio.com

  • A Broadway Connection Master Class at Dance Alive! DanceStudio! A cast member currently performing in the Broadway Musical "Annie" will be at Dance Alive! Dance Studio to teach a Master Class featuring Musical Theatre in the style of Annie Saturday November 11th 9-11 AM - EVERYONE Welcome! Registration is OPEN NOW on our website!

  • Parents Night / Day's Out Events NOW ENROLLING! Log in and search "Parents" in the class search! Monthly events for your child (and you!) to enjoy! Registration is limited, so do not delay! Register your child today and schedule a night out for yourself!!!

  • Bringing Broadway directly to you! 3 Master Classes taught by cast members currently performing in the Broadway Musical as it tours through Chicago! Registration is OPEN! Call 815-468-1820 or go online to our website today! www.dancealivedancestudio.com

  • Enjoy a fun night / day out knowing that your kiddos are safe and having fun with us! All boys and girls are welcome to join the fun! Pre-registration is required, so go online and register today! www.dancealivedancestudio.com

  • TOP 5 Reasons to Attend Open House at DanceAlive DanceStudio this weekend: Stop by Friday 8/12 3-8 and Saturday 8/13 10-4 (Stop by each day to enter the raffles!!!) 1.) Register for a FABULOUS year of dance with amazing instructors at a studio full of wonderful dancers and families! 2.) Enter a Raffle to WIN a FREE RECITAL COSTUME 3.) See our beautiful new line of dance attire, order shoes for the new season and enter to WIN 25% off you dance wear order! 4.) Play super fun games, get tickets, win prizes, eat yummy popcorn, Take photos and enter ANOTHER social media raffle to win again 5.) Get all the info on our NEW Broadway Connection Master Classes AND our Parent Night Out events and enter to WIN again for $10.00 off a Master Class and a second child FREE at a Parent Night Out!!! Watch for even MORE exciting events!!!

  • Classes for everyone! NOW ENROLLING! New classes for infants - Tummy Time!

  • Need Dance Apparel?? Shoes? We've got you covered!

  • RAFFLES!!! Stop by our Open House to enter! FREE recital costumes! Dance Apparel Discounts and MORE!! You don't need to be present to win, but you do have to stop by to enter! See you soon!!! Here today till 8pm!

  • It's time!!!

  • an excellent dance education from instructors who teach with enthusiasm, are motivating, encouraging, good role models, and lead by example in a nurturing, safe, and fun environment that is free from judgment and empowers dancers to explore their creativity.

  • This tiny dancer, Ayla, is all signed up and ready for Tummy Time Classes this season! Music, movement, and bonding with your baby as we help make that very important "tummy time" fun and enjoyable! Thursday Mornings beginning in September!

  • We are excited to see who will WIN our Raffles today! Stop by and enter by 4PM!!!

  • We are ready and waiting for you! Open House 10-4 today!

  • Registering for our Parent Night / Day out events today! Stop by to pick up a schedule and register for a fun night out for everyone!

  • Congratulations to this weeks Featured Dancer of the Week - Madison Belisle ! Madison is a very sweet, kind, talented, and confident dancer who eared her 5 year dancer trophy at our recital showcase in June! We are SO proud of Madison for her dedication to dance, courage to audition for new things AND for being a great role model to others! Here are a few words from Madison and her mom Stacey: What Madison loves about dance is being part of a team and being able to dance with all of her friends. Her favorite thing to do in dance class is to do ballet. She says that dancing calms her down when she's having a bad day. She loves all of the teachers that she has had at Dance Alive. They have all been really nice and they make class fun. She especially loves seeing her teachers out of class. They always make a point to say hi to her and that makes her feel very loved. Madison has been dancing at Dance Alive for 5 years and I believe that her performing on the big stage and even at local events has given her the confidence to try new things. Just recently she tried out for KVTA's Annie Jr and when she got called back to try out for a dancing role she was excited. She no longer felt so nervous because she felt prepared knowing she had received great training from her teachers. She was taught a little choreography that day and ended up being casted in a dancing role. She loves dancing and putting on a show every time she dances. Dance has inspired her to be a performer and to always give everything all you got. CONGRATULATIONS MADISON!!! We are proud of you and can't wait to see you perform is Annie AND in classes this season!

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  • Yes! Join us, lighten your mood, and have a GREAT season of dance!

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  • A Class for Every Stage at Every Age

  • NOW ENROLLING IN MANTENO - Sensei Steve's Karate Center Great Karate Classes for boys and girls ages 4 and older! Classes for Adults , too! registration now open! Classes begin September 12th Located inside Dance Alive! Dance Studio at 293 Southcreek Drive, Manteno Call TODAY! 815-468-1820