Picture yourself at MOVES!


For almost 30 years MOVES has provided dance training to thousands. Our success begins with a commitment to each and every student. MOVES provides world class teachers and energetic challenging classes in a professionally charged atmosphere that is kept warm, lively and fun, allowing our students to excel and achieve their goals.

MOVES alumni have graced stages the world over. Most recently, Wicked, Beyonce’s World Tour, Young Frankenstein, The Joffrey Ballet, The BET Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, Movin’ Out, Hannah Montana Movie and MTV’s Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew.

Our pride extends to our alumni who have chosen careers that are unconnected to the performing arts and have entered our world with confidence, assuredness, passion and dedication to excellence.


  • Itty Bitties (ages 3-4)
  • Twinkle Toes (ages 5-6)
  • Hippity Hop (ages 4-6)
  • Ballet / Pointe
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • Breakdancing
  • Lyrical
  • Contemporary
  • Modern
  • Technique
  • Musical Theatre
  • Floor Barre
  • Tumbling / Acrobatics
  • Zumba
  • Private Lessons
  • Competitive Dance Company


  • I love working with such passionate students. I love being a part of such a rewarding job where I get to know so many families and aspiring dancers. Being able to watch these children develop into strong, beautiful, inspiring dancers is an amazing experience. I am so thankful for my job and love to be involved in Moves in any way possible!

    Faculty Member: Kelsey Zavadovics
  • I am so glad to be teaching at Moves Dance Studio and I am honored to be a part of such a great team of faculty members!  Tenisha, Carol and Bryan – thank you for everything that you do to create a warm and welcoming environment at Moves and for making every student and faculty member feel valued and at home!

    Faculty Member: Abbey Mastroianni
  • As a parent at moves dance studio I have only experienced great things. Two of my children have been dancing at moves for four years and it has been a positive experience. My son and daughter have gained and maintained a new level of self-growth which only grows each time they walk through their doors. They love going to all their dance classes and always feel at home. All the teachers are wonderful and kind hearted. Dance is good for so many reasons, moves makes it great!

    Mikki Kramer
  • We have been with Moves for 18 years ( older daughter ) and were hopeful that the excellence we experienced would continue with the recent changes…it has surpassed our expectations! The new teachers are truly phenomenal, with a renewed emphasis on technique that was needed. My daughter’s ability has sky rocketed. More importantly, MOVES is truly like a second home to her and the entire staff makes her feel welcome and special. The management is always willing to listen and help enrich her experience there in any way they can. She loves the girls she dances with…always encouraging and supportive. I truly thinks this is due to the positive atmosphere. 13 can be a tough age, and MOVES has been a gift!

    Sue Schaffler
  • Many Thanks to the entire staff at Moves…… My daughter Jenna has been taking various dance classes over the past few years at Moves and has loved every one of them. This year Jenna has committed herself to the Moves Dance Company Team for the first time and has made so many new friends. Each and every time Jenna comes home from dance she is pumped up and excited to be a part of your team. Thank you for all you do!

    Christine Spanola
  • I am so very grateful for the wonderful staff and instructors at Moves Dance Studio & Moves Dance Company for helping my daughter transition from seven years of gymnastics, to dance, so seamlessly. It speaks to your utter professionalism and extraordinary compassion for your student dancers. We are forever grateful!

    Kim Fuller
  • Tenisha has taken her love for dance and has created a new and improved Moves studio. The instructors are talented, professional, accomplished and passionate about the art of dance. They have encouraged and challenged my two daughters in Tap, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and Hip-Hop beyond our expectations. Tenisha has created a warm and supportive atmosphere to encourage the best for each student. My daughters have been greatly enriched by being part of Moves. They look forward every week to the next time they get to dance!

    Sandra P.
  • I recently attended the Chicago Bulls game on January 5th and witnessed Moves Dance Studio perform on the court prior to the game. I came away extremely impressed by the character and discipline showed by the children overall. From the choreography to the enthusiasm displayed by the performers, you can tell just how much time and effort was put into the performance.

    Bryan Van Den Bosch – Chicago Sky
  • Since the first day my daughter stepped foot into Moves she has felt at home. She has grown in her confidence and her desire to learn. She has been inspired to use her creativity and to try new things. Leaving your child in the hands of such amazing teachers is a great blessing.

  • What I can say is that, it was some of the best times of my childhood, and I hold every single memory near and dear to my heart.

    Kim Piech, Alumni
  • Also wanted you to know that we are SO happy to be at Moves.  We’ve never experienced such kind, caring, and amazingly talented dance teachers…and all in one place! After all these years in the dance world, we feel like we hit the jackpot with all of you!  Thank you so much for being who you are.

    Moves Parent 2012 of a New Student
  • I would just like to say to big “thank you” to all of the staff at Moves Dance Studio. My daughter has been part of your studio for the past 2 years. I enrolled her to help with her shyness and a lack of self-confidence. She was allowed to progress at her own pace and was encouraged constantly. She seemed to be pushed harder at just the right moments. Over time she has blossomed and her confidence level has grown immensely. You all do so much more than your job description. You touch and change lives!  By the way, you are also creating a pretty decent little dancer.  She made the high school dance team for next year.


A Child’s Potential Begins With the Arts ~ Illinois Arts Council