Classical education.  Nurturing guidance.  Inspiring excellence.

Hinsdale Dance Academy provides four divisions of dance training to meet the needs of all dancers:


We offer classes in classical ballet, variations, pas de deux, contemporary, jazz, tap, stretch and strengthening, jumps and turns, pilates, Mommy and Me, and adult ballet.


Young Children's Program

The Hinsdale Dance Academy is now an official Angelina BallerinaTM Dance Academy! Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy classes are taught through a nationwide network of top quality dance studios.  Your child will receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Angelina Ballerina character. The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts. Your child will be inspired to pursue their dreams of dance, just like Angelina Ballerina! (Ages 3-6)


HDA also offers a tap and jazz combo class for our young children’s program.  This class introduces children to the basic steps of tap dancing and jazz.  This class promotes musicality, coordination, and rhythm, as well as sequencing, patterning, and spatial relationships.  (Ages 3-6)


Mommy and Me is an interactive class where children and parents can discover the joy of movement.  We believe a child’s (and parent’s) first experience with dance should make a positive and lasting impression. Children have fun in a safe, creative, and nurturing environment.  (Ages 0-2)


Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy

Tap/Jazz Combination Class

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Youth Training Program

Pre-Professional Training Program

Teen Program

Adult Program

The HDA adult program is designed for adults who have little to no dance experience, but wish to enjoy the benefits of dance training.  Dance training promotes strength, flexibility, memory skills, physical fitness, and body awareness.  You’re never too old to bring out your inner ballerina!  Classes are limited to adults only.


Beginner Ballet, Ballet Barre, and Stretch

This program is designed for teens who have little to no dance experience, but want to explore the joys of dance amongst others their age.  This program also caters to those teens who want to learn the necessary skills to join cheerleading or dance teams during their high school careers.


Ballet, Jazz/Contemporary, Jumps/Turns for Cheer/Dance Team, Tap

The faculty is led by artistic director Jennifer Grapes and includes Patrick Willison, Nicole Miller, and Carly Snelling.  All faculty members are current or former professional dancers who hail from companies such as Alabama Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Houston Ballet, Inaside Chicago Dance, Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Montgomery Ballet to name a few.  Former HDA dancers who have completed the HDA pre-professional training program have gone on to study dance at Butler University, Point Park University, University of Iowa, University of Missouri-Kansas City.  HDA dancers have also received professional contracts with the Albany Berkshire Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theatre, and Minnesota Ballet.


Levels 4-PRE-PRO (Ages 14-19)

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Jazz/Contemporary, Stretch/Pilates, Strength/Conditioning for the dancer

The Youth Training Program (Levels 1-3) introduces dancers to the structure of a ballet class, beginning with Level I.  Level I is the transition from our young children’s program into an actual ballet and jazz/contemporary class which includes barre/warm-up and center.  Level II introduces dancers to body positions and directions, vocabulary, musicality, and ballet combinations.  Dancers will begin to see how their ballet terminology carries over into their jazz and contemporary studies.  Level III is designed to prepare dancers for the advanced pre-professional training program by continuing to build strength, vocabulary, musicality, and passion.


Levels 1-3 (Ages 7-13)

Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Jazz/Contemporary, Tap, Stretch/Pilates





Training for professional/collegiate careers in ballet/modern

 Educate.  Nurture.  Inspire.

Hinsdale Dance Academy

645 Blackhawk Drive, Westmont IL 60559




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