Lake Shore Dance Academy

Lake Shore Dance Academy

5.0 (7)
5 hires on
3 employees
7 years in business

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Lake Shore Dance Academy is a ballroom dance school which mission is to enrich and empower people's lives through dance. We provide the finest instructions on the Lake Shore for all dance styles, inlcuding American and International styles of Ballroom and Latin Dancing. 

We offer affordable group and private dance lessons for wedding dances, social dancing, competetive adult dance and professional dancers along with our outstanding children's ballroom dance program.

Our experienced intructors are well trained, certified professionals focused on providing you with an enjoyable experience as you gain the confidence and joy that dance brings to your life, while enhancing your mental and physical fitness.

We offer private dance lessons at our two convienient location in Wilmette or Evanston, or we can travel to your home, this way you can learn in the ease and privacy of your own home. 

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For the Fun...                                                                     For the Challenge...                                                             For the Excitment...                                                                 Bring a little Ballroom into your life!

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Evanston , IL 60201
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  • Apple Tem

    Anna Strojek is amazing!!! I know nothing about ballroom dance at all, so I took a private class with her. She is very professional and has a lot of techniques, very patient and make me feel very comfortable to dance. I had learn a lot form her Salsa, Rumba, Hustle, East coast swing, Cha Cha, and Waltz. The way she explains and show me, make me get it easily and I really enjoy dancing. Thank you Anna.

  • Tom Rail

    Empowering lives through Dance I’ve thought about that line at the top of Anna’s page many times as she has enthusiastically corrected my attempts at dancing. It has been a life long desire for me to learn to dance, and I think I can say with some confidence that I have achieved toddler status. That is not to mock what Anna has accomplished, because thanks to her excellent teaching, I have accomplished a couple of things in addition to the basics. I had the joy of a choreographed dance with my daughter at her wedding, and I was able to go onto the dance floor after the ceremony and have a great time. In addition to that Anna challenged me to learn a choreographed dance routine that she created for a regional showcase. I had the privilege of dancing with her in front of a crowd, as did several other of my fellow students, and it was very challenging and rewarding. Anna seems tirelessly creative, and impossibly patient. I wanted to say thank you this holiday season for the way she has changed my life with dance, and came up with a simple acrostic that speaks to some of the tools she’s taught me on this journey. Determination: when those feet just will not go where they're supposed to, relax and try again Attitude: stay positive, have fun Natural: Everyone learns at their own pace, be yourself Confidence: Believe you can do this and hold that damn frame! Excellence: Always seek your very best, wherever it is that day.

  • Orlando Lucas

    I’ve been dancing with Anna Strojek since i started more than 3 years ago. She’s a perfectionist. All the details from the routine down to the costume should be perfect. Feels like it’s just yesterday when we won at the 2015 WSDC. That was one of the best days of my life. It was really a pleasure having her as my dance partner. She’s a great teacher...And a good friend as well.

  • Michael Dybel

    Lake Shore Dance Academy is operated by professional ballroom dance instructor Anna Strojek. Anna is one of the best ballroom dance instructors in the Chicagoland area! Her ballroom dancing expertise and professionalism, together with her charming personality, patience, and sense of humor, make her an ideal dancing instructor at any level from beginner to advanced student. When I started lessons with Anna, I knew little about ballroom dancing. But in just a few months, Anna taught me how to dance with confidence to the dance styles I was most interested in learning! And we had so much fun doing it! Anna understands that dancing can change lives and is more than just teaching dance steps. She tailors her lessons to the needs and desires of each of her students. Whether you are beginner or an advanced dancer, or are getting ready for a wedding or special event, you will really enjoy your lessons with Anna!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We do recommend to start your dance journey with our Introductory Dance Lesson. In your very first lesson, we will discuss your dance goals, and you will learn the basic elements on which all dance patterns are based and within hours you will be ready to dance in any social situation.  From Ballroom to Latin, and from Swing to Salsa to Hustle we offer all styles of dance instructions for all ages and ability levels. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Our experienced intructors are well trained, certified (DVIDA Dance Association) professionals focused on providing you with an enjoyable experience as you gain a confidence and joy that dacne brings to your life, while enhancing your mental and physical fitness.

What types of students have you worked with?

Lake Shore Dance Academy had pleasure working with all types  of students. Wa have created many memorable and customized Wedding First Dances, Father/Daughter and Mother/ Son dances. We specialize in teaching students any age and abilities!  From teaching couples social dancing throught working with single students. For those students who felt like taking dance to the next level, we love introducing them to Dance Showcases as well as local and national Ballroom Dance Sport Competitions. 

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