Dance Program Information

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Academy of Preforming Arts, offers classes in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and specialty classes such as musical theater. We also offer classical ballet training through our own School of Ballet, leveled Ballet Program (LBP). 

We strive to provide the best environment for students to develop a love of dance, and accomplish his or her individual goals. Our professional staff offers classes that are educational; teaching the proper terminology and technique, while being motivating and fun. 

The Academy of Performing Arts Lake Zurich offers students an exceptional and progressive dance curriculum. We have class offerings appropriate for student’s two-and-half years old through elementary school, high school and beyond. 

We motivate dancers regardless of experience level: from recreational dancers to more serious students and even pre-professional young dancers. 


Winter Recital

  • When: Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 2 pm
  • Where: Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire

Spring Recital

  • When: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at TBD
  • Where: Lake Zurich High School Performing Arts Center

Please read our Parent & Impulse Dance Company Handbooks

2019-2020 APA Parent Manual
2019-2020 Impulse Handbook
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Dance Program Resources 2019-20



  • Classes begin September 3, 2019 and end May 24, 2020. We offer classes from age 18 months  to adult.
  • Click for a complete 2019-20 schedule.
  • Click to register for dance classes. 
  • Click for parent information packet **
  • Click for Impulse Dance Company handbook
**NOTE:  The last 2 pages need to be returned to your instructor BEFORE the first day of class

The parent packet/manual was created to give you a better understanding of the goals of the program and how you can best support your participant. Please view it online or download the complete parent packet

Location of Classes 


Buffalo Creek Dance Studios A & B** 
675 Old Mill Grove Rd. 
Lake Zurich, IL 60047 

** Studio B is located in the building west of Studio A

Age Requirements 


Students must be the required age by September 1, 2019 and completely toilet trained. Advanced level classes level III and above, as well as the School of Ballet are instructor permission only. 


Class Attire 


Dance attire can be purchased from our attire supplier, Discount Dance. Your child can be sized at our studio by one of our instructors you can order direct at www.discountdance.com, click on Students, then on Studio location and type in our teacher code: 106971

Questions?


Contact Mollee Johnson at 847-438-5146 ext 4. Or email her at Mollee.Johnson@lakezurich.org
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The School of Ballet Lake Zurich offers a progressing level ballet track for the more serious dancer. Students will be trained in the Royal Academy and Cecchetti methods. Evaluations will be conducted to ensure proper level placement and movement. Invitations will be distributed at the end of the spring session. Due to the ongoing nature of the ballet program entrance is only permitted in the Fall session.  

Invitation or audition only. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the LBP program please contact Mollee Johnson 847-438-5146 ext. 5103 to set up an evaluation time. LBP students will have the opportunity to audition for a winter ballet performance.