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Dance Academy 2016 Recital
Location: Naperville North High School
Rehearsal: Friday, May 20, 2016
Recital: Sunday, May 22, 2016
More information will be provided in the Spring.

Dance Academy Newsletters
October 2015

About Élan
This pre-professional, regional company provides an entry point into the world of dance performance, helping its members gain comprehensive knowledge of what it means to be part of a dance company. Participating in the Élan Dance Company can serve as a foundation to apply for dance scholarships to assist with attending college or create opportunities to continue into a professional dance career. The Company performs various genres of dance across the community and beyond. The Élan Dance Company has performed at Ribfest, Chicago's Millennium Park and other venues. The Élan Dance Company consists of three levels: Junior Company (ages 9-12), Senior Company (ages 12-18) and the Apprentice Company.

Auditions were held in May 2015 for the 2015-2016 season.

If you are interested in auditioning or would like more information, please contact Chesney Murphy, Élan Artistic Director, at 630-848-3618 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


Meet our Dance Instructors
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Naperville Park District Dance Academy and Élan Dance Company
Dance Program: Ballet Basics
Freestyle Dancing to the song "Let It Go"


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