Barrington Dance Academy

Organization Type

Barrington Dance Academy, established in 1984, is the area’s finest school of dance.  We are dedicated to teaching the art of dance in a fun, creative atmosphere. We offer dance classes in Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Pointe, Character, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Modern. As a standard bearer for the arts, meticulous care is taken with each student. From fostering the creative instincts of the pre school child to providing the most excellent dance education for the older students, Barrington Dance Academy has earned a reputation as the very best. Whether a child is career bound or simply inspired by dance and its benefits, all students deserve to be taught and nurtured by high level and caring professionals.

Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble is located at the Barrington Dance Academy. BYDE is a vital, non-profit organization founded in 1989 which promotes artistic integrity, involvement, and awareness through exceptional dance training and performance in the Chicagoland area. BYDE is guided by an Executive Board of Directors and Advisory Board, each with extensive professional backgrounds in dance training and theater production, business development, and fundraising; and enhanced by an Artistic Advisory Board of professional dancers, choreographers and directors. BYDE presents two full length ballets each year, featuring student performers along with professionals, including a Nutcracker each December and a classical ballet or mixed repertory performance each June. BYDE also participates in educational and community outreach opportunities throughout the year.

Dance Classes

Barrington Dance Academy offers dance classes taught by dance professionals for ages 3 to adult. We offer classes in Creative Movement, Pre Ballet, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, and Character. To learn more about our classes and our class schedule, please visit

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Skill Levels
Adult Beginner
Age Levels
Young Adults


Barrington Dance Academy

758 West Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 382-6333