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We are Chicago’s premier dance school that starts training at age 18 months and continues through pre-professional across every genre: ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, modern, lyrical, acro and tap. For our more serious dancers, we also offer a variety of supporting technique classes as well. In order to provide this well-rounded dance education, we have created curriculum goals and paths at every stage across every genre and offer expert instructors in each genre to inspire and train our dancers. At AAD everyone can dance! All dancers at all levels are welcome here. Whether in it for fun, fitness, friendship or following their dreams, our dancers are supported by the most loving, creative, talented instructors in the business. For beginners through pre-professional, our mission is to make disciplined dance instruction FUN through love, community and creativity. Learn more about our values.

We are so thrilled to have just celebrated our 13-year anniversary. Some of our dancers have been dancing together that long – and we know they will be friends for life! We are All About Dance: a community of teachers, parents and dancers supporting the passion for dance. And we are living proof that serious dedication, hard work and commitment can be FUN!

The AAD Story

AAD owner Jessica Goldman has been creating a dance movement since 2005. Jessica’s love for dance has impacted and touched countless lives. Jessica started All About Dance because she wanted to give every child the opportunity to learn how to dance in an environment that is loving, welcoming, nurturing, and teaches children how to not only beautiful dancers but incredible humans with big hearts. Jessica is one of those people you will never forget. Her endless energy, love, and passion fill up any room. It is essential to Jessica that all of our teachers are not only phenomenal teachers but are also incredible humans who have a positive influence on all of the children and people who enter AAD. Jessica’s dreams are a lot like her love, it is endless, and at All About Dance, we teach children that through passion, hard work, dedication, and the will to succeed, they can do anything.

Meet Jessica!

What two words describe Jessica Goldman? POSITIVE ENERGY! Jessica jokes that she started her dance career in the womb. She fell in love with music and movement before she could talk. And she was fortunate enough to have parents who supported her passion, even when they had to make sacrifices to do so. Jessica was inspired by her first instructor, Miss Kellie, who trained her students to develop exceptional technique, but did it with love. This supportive instruction method inspired Jessica to share her passion with the world in this same loving way. Jessica believes a complete dance education means being a well-rounded dancer. Thus she offers every genre of dance – and requires her pre-professional track dancers to become proficient in every single one. She is the utmost professional and has the highest expectations for her dancers. Jessica’s dancers do not just see Jessica as a dance instructor but also a mentor and someone they look up to both in dance and in life. Her magnetic energy attracts the best teachers and has created a fantastic community of parents and children working together through dance, love, and hard work!

“Have Fun, Be Young, Dance Forever!”

– Jessica Goldman

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Our Philosophy

Our Vision

To be an endless source of positive energy that inspires dancers to achieve technical excellence in dance and their full potential in life.

Giving Back

AAD is committed to giving back to the community through dance.
Haiti — Learn more about our Haiti Dance Camp
Financial Aid Programs — Information about financial aid packages for students.
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