About Impact Dance Studio

About Impact Dance Studio | Impact Dance Studio
Impact Dance Studio has been offering quality dance training for the past 25 years. Our highly trained staff is passionate about teaching and it shows.

Since we opened our doors in 1987, thousands of students have taken dance classes at Impact Dance Studio. We have two locations located in LaGrange & Countryside, Illinois. We start our little ones at age 1 in our parent & toddler “Boogie Time” classes and continue through adult. Between our two locations, we offer over 100 classes per week in Pre-School Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Hip Hop, Pom Technique, Special Needs Dance, & Adult Fitness.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Safety – All of our dance rooms are equipped with suspended professional dance flooring for the protection of your child’s growing body.
  • Monitoring – In addition to viewing windows and comfortable seating, our studio also features cameras that broadcast the classes live into our waiting area onto large flat screen TVs.
  • Professional Teaching Staff – Our faculty consists of highly trained teachers and assistants who are truly dedicated to bringing out the very best in each and every one of our students. Read their bios here.
  • Customer Service – Whenever class is in session, there is always a friendly, helpful staff member at the front desk to assist you.
  • Online Convienence – Register for classes, purchase recital tickets, & use our parent portal to view your account, charges, send our staff a message, and more.
  • Age Appropriate Curriculum – We believe dance is not a trend, but rather an art form which is reflected in our teaching.

As a parent we realize you have a choice between several different dance schools. All studios are not the same. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities as well as provide ongoing training to our staff to ensure we are always offering our students and parents the best experience possible. We know you will find the online registration process convenient and an efficient way to enroll your student. We look forward to dancing with you soon!

We think we are dancing with the stars, do you?

Please give us honest opinions of classes/instructors/staff as well as any suggestions you may have.


Impact Dance Studio is the best place around to send your child for dance lessons. They are friendly, well organized, very professional, and most important – my daughters have a ton of fun!
Karen O.
My daughters, 9 and 12 have danced here both recreational (Impact) and company levels for over 6years! The instruction is amazing, as well as very disciplined, they have gotten so much more out this than just dance! Best company in the western suburbs by far! This is NO Dance Mom’s reality show, fyi, AMEN
Suzanne D.
Impact Dance Studio is the Best! Very polished, professional dance instruction esp. in their Company-Resilience Dance Company! Diane Fotino has created award-winning dancers at all levels who experience high-level dance, wonderful friendships, & absolutely love to dance! I have three dancers involved with Impact Dance and my youngest is 5 and following all the others! Best Dance Company around!
Stacy K.
My daughter is 5 and she has been dancing with impact for the last 3 years. She LOVE, LOVE, LOVES this group of instructors. They have inspired her to become the best that she can be and allow her to have fun while doing it! There are a few local and maybe more convenient dance company’s in the area, but IMPACT is by far the most professional as well as friendly group of people! I highly recommend Impact to anyone who is looking to have fun and learn all forms of dance!
Jill L.
My daughter has been dancing at Impact Dance Studio since she was 4 years old. She is now 9, and has been a part of Resilience Dance Company for the past 3 years. Dance has now become her passion. Resilience has instilled her with valuable qualities- teamwork, responsibility and hard work. The teachers have encouraged her to learn and grow as CONFIDENT dancer. BEST DANCE STUDIO!!!!!
Antonia R.
I have three girls ages 6, 4 and 2. All three of my girls started impact at the age of 2 and love to dance. Impact has taught them how much fun dancing can be and proper techniques. I am so glad we found Impact dance studio when we moved here.
Angela C.
My daughters ages 8, 7, and 3 all dance at Impact. They all started dancing at age 2 and became hooked. The instructors make learning dance using proper technique so much fun! They instill values of hard work, goal setting, and confidence in all of their dancers. All dancers have the opportunity to perform in a year end recital–very professional and amazing to watch!
Michele W.
My daughter has been dancing at IDS since she was about 3 years old. She is now 7 and dancing with the Resilience Dance Company team. She has made new friends and has gained so much confidence over the past years. This is truly a great program not only for those looking to perfect the art of dance but also those who need to build social confidence.
Heather B.
I have two daughters who love to dance and have been attending classes at Impact for 5 years now. We love the instructors and the owner Diane is fantastic. If you are looking for a dance studio for your children to grow with, this is the one!
Stacey C.
I have had 2 daughters dance at impact since 2001! They were 4 and 6 years when they started and are now both in high school and still loving dance! I believe the teachers and classes have helped them build self-confidence and self-esteem. The atmosphere has always been positive.
Donna M.

LaGrange Location:



tel: 708.354.5867

fax: 708.698.5082

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La Grange Office Hours

9:00am - 12:00pm
3:30pm - 9:15pm
3:30pm - 9:15pm
8:45am - 12:00pm
3:30pm - 9:15pm
12:15pm - 9:30pm
9:00am - 6:15pm
8:30am - 3:30pm

Countryside Location:



tel: 708.469.7678

fax: 708.469.7679

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Countryside Office Hours

8:45am - 11:30am
3:30pm - 9:15pm
11:45pm - 9:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm
3:30pm - 9:30pm
3:30pm - 9:00pm
9:15am - 6:30pm
9:00am - 12:15pm

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