The Crystal Lake Dance Academy strives to promote self-confidence, team work, elegance and fun in each class. Instructors are committed to helping students excel both in the classroom and on the stage. Classes are held in the Grand Oaks Recreation Center Dance Room and Spoerl Park Building and include ballet, tap, line dancing, jazz, hip hop and more!

We have two dance sessions each year. The objective of the fall and winter/spring sessions is to prepare the students for a spring recital by focusing on both technique and combinations.

For any dance class questions, please contact Emma Koenig, Dance Supervisor at 815.459.0680 x1228 or

Class Attire

Ballet Leotards, Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes
Tap Leotards, Tights, Black Tap Shoes
Jazz Leggings or Yoga Pants, Fitted Top, Tan Jazz Shoes
Poms/Hip Hop Leggings or Yoga Pants, Fitted Top, Gym Shoes
Boys Fitted Shirt, Shorts/Sweatpants, Black Shoes as listed in the styles above
All Other Classes Instructor will explain what clothing is acceptable on the first day of class. Please wear form fitting, moveable clothing for the first class along with any dance shoes you have.

Current Tot/Youth Dance Classes & Camps

adult dance

Each season a variety of classes are offered for anyone age 18+. Class selections include: Line Dancing (Beginner and Beyond the Basics), Couples Social Dance and Social Dance Theme Nights.

Location Notes

Our main dance studio is located at 1401 W Route 176, Crystal Lake (approximately 1/2 mile west of Route 14 on Route 176). When using a GPS, enter 'Briarwood and Route 176 or use the map in the back of the brochure. We also host dance programs at our secondary dance studio at Spoerl Park, 7610 Pingree Rd, Crystal Lake.

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Meet our Dance & Theater Team


Madison Anderson, Dance Instructor

Madison is currently a sophomore at Huntley High School, and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has experience in tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, pom, and hip hop. Her favorite style of dance is lyrical. She has been dancing at The Ballet Box for 11 years and has been on the Huntley High School dance team for 2 years.

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Kylee Fruin, Theater Instructor

Miss Kylee's three passions, including acting, singing, and dancing! Kylee is one of the CLPD Dance and Theater Instructors, she has experience in both performing and teaching dance/theater. She was on the dance team in middle school, and performed with the Crystal Lake Park District Dance Academy as a child. Kylee is a junior at Huntley High School, and is involved in the theatre program at HHS. She is a member of Thespian Troupe 6147, and serves as the Thespian Student Ambassador on the Theatre Board. Kylee has aspirations to someday be a film actor. This is Kylee's second year instructing dance for the park district, and has assisted with multiple theater productions for the CLPD, including Frozen Jr. and The Little Mermaid Jr. Kylee has been a wonderful addition to both our dance and theater programs and brings great experience and expertise to share with our young performers!


Kaitlin Gray, Theater Instructor

Kaitlin's bio will be available soon.


Allison Hogan, Cultural Arts Director

Allison is a music teacher and performing artist with over 20 years of experience. She has a BA in Musical Theater and Performance from Columbia College in Chicago. In 2015, she performed on Broadway in the rendition of Parade and worked under Jason Robert Brown's direction. Allison is also a pianist and composer and currently performs in the band: The Handsome Bandit. She is passionate around inspiring her students and community members through the cultural arts. Her favorite pasttimes are figure skating, running and reading.

Annastasia Johnson, Dance Instructor

Annastasia's bio will be available soon.


Maddie Seiser, Dance Instructor

Maddie's bio is coming soon.

Jana Sinn, Baton Instructor

Jana has marched in hundreds of parades including the Indy 500 Parade in Indianapolis (7 times), the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C., and several Chicago parades throughout the years. She has performed for three living U.S. presidents. She was an advanced NBTA competition solo twirler, and Twirling Captain for the Marlyn's Majors Baton and Drum Corps. She enjoys spinning two and three batons and fire baton. She was feature twirler for H.D. Jacobs High School and Purdue University. Jana is Director of the Sparklers Twirl Team and also loves teaching with the Crystal Lake Park District. New students are always welcome.

Rachelle Wieczorek, Dance Instructor

Miss Rachelle started line dancing in college at the age of 19. In 2002, Rachelle became a certified Ballroom Dance Instructor for American Smooth and American Rhythm syllabi. In the Washington, DC area, she competed in Ballroom, Swing, and Line Dance as well as taught classes for the Ballroom Dance Company, the Wedding Dance Specialists, and Art In Motion. For six years, she also owned a Social Ballroom and Fitness Studio with dancing icon Barry Durand.


To schedule Private Dance Lessons, please print and email the Private Lesson Request form to or complete the online form below.

Number of lessons will be determined by the instructor and participant. Group lessons are also available.

Private Dance Lessons (individual & small group)

Individual Dance Lessons
$40 per each 30 minute lesson
$80 per each 60 minute lesson
Group Dance Lessons (2-4 people)
$25 per person 30 minute lesson
$50 per person 60 minute lesson