About Us

Dream Academy of Dance Arts

Our Mission is to provide a professional dance program, that teaches the necessary disciplines to create strong athletes and artists.
At Dream we believe that the arts help shape the lives of our children, augment their creative impulses, provide substance to our communities, and succor to our spirits.
It is paramount that we continue to create and support an environment that offers the highest quality of leadership, and thoughtful guidance. We do so with the collaborated efforts of the many professional artists involved in the success of DCDC and the Dream Academy of Dance Arts, each teacher with their individual style and expertise, a shared passion for dance and a desire to educate children.
– Artistic Director, Char Petersen

Located at 2711 E New York Street Aurora Il 60502. Contact 630-506-8350 or 630-898-6650

We offer comprehensive dance programming for students of all ages. Our program is thoughtfully designed to create a learning environment that inspires the most individual success for each of our students. We are passionate about training all dancers, of all levels, with different dance goals.

Our Pre-Professional Program is designed for dancers that are seeking more intense training, and want to dance professionally. We provide dance career guidance or assistance in planning continued education within premier dance schools throughout the United States and abroad.

Our Competitive/Performance Company is one of leading companies in the mid-west, winning both regional and national titles, scholarships and earning a reputation for it’s artistry, dance technique, and movement quality.

Our Recreational Programming focuses on training dancers of all levels that just love to dance, and enjoy performing.

Our Children’s Program is one of the most energetic, creative, and nurturing programs that you will find. It’s teachers are passionate, energetic and have years of experience working with young students.

What sets Dream apart from other dance studios in the area?

Dream is most known for its international diversity, and its celebration of culture through the art of dance. It is known for its quality instruction in contemporary, modern and concert based professional programming.  Its small class sizes and personalized classes are designed to produce the best educational experience for each individual dancer. Our school truly represents the community that it serves and provides a cultural experience like no other studio in the surrounding areas.  Dream is rich with culture, respect, awareness, balance and the celebration of all people. It is a dynamic environment where students and their families grow together and have created a strong family and sense of community. It’s very appropriately named Dream.

Our experienced staff and guest teachers have extensive dance education and professional experience. Their collective resume includes; The Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street, Gus Giordano, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Alvin Alley 2, River North, Pointe Park, Joel Hall, Nomi Dance Company, Homer Bryant Multicultural Arts Center Chicago, Fred Astaire, Broadway Dance Center…and many other respected companies.