The Christine Rich Studio is a premier pre-professional dance studio, whose exceptional classical ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics (tumbling) and cross-training in other dance styles (Irish, hip hop, modern, Fairy Tale ballet, dancer's strength, and more) is recognized throughout the dance community in Chicago as being the most outstanding training facility in the Midwest.
Whether students attend "just for fun" or for a possible future dance career, they all deserve proper training at all ages. The Studio was founded with a most ambitious objective in mind... to offer time-honored traditional dance instruction in a wide variety of subjects, and learn in a nurturing environment with teaching excellence normally found only in big cities.
We offer new, spacious, state-of-the-art studios with injury-preventative wood sprung floors and slip-resistant Marley overlay, high ceilings, and natural light in Savoy, IL adjacent to Champaign, IL. With beautiful architecture and landscaping, four waterfalls, and exquisite appointments throughout the building, including oversized private dressing rooms, the Christine Rich Studio offers an exceptional building and correct training for all our students.
Students may begin at 15 months or older, and we will train students from beginning levels through adult pre-professional levels.
Our expert teaching staff carries with them the professionalism learned through their study with some of the best national and international teachers in the world.
Observation from the hallway adjacent to the classroom or via the closed-circuit lobby TV is available to all parents weekly.
Please stop by for a tour and information Monday through Friday and let us know how we can help you.
CRS students Andrew Cribbett & Becky Ramos, age 9.
Click here to see these two students dancing
and their accomplishments in dance.
"I just wish we had a school as good as
[Christine Rich Studio] in Chicago."
-Dance Chicago founder John Schmitz
"The Christine Rich Studio is producing dancers
of the same excellent quality that is usually
only found in major cities."
-Sherry Moray, International Prima Ballerina and
Director of Academy of Dance Arts in Chicago
Christine Rich is the recipient of:
2011 Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding Choreographer
2005 Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding Choreographer
2004 Dance Chicago Outstanding Choreographer
CRS student Andrew Cribbett is recipient of:
2005 Youth America Grand Prix NYC
Finals Top 12 World Ensembles
2008 NAACP's Act So Gold Medal in Dance
2009-2010 full year-round $50,000
scholarship to train at the Washington
Ballet School's Professional Division
and attend The Duke Ellington
Performing Arts School in
2011 Youth America Grand Prix
2nd Place and NYC Finalist
"[Andrew's] training at Christine Rich Studio
Dance Academy has served him well. Andrew is
truly blessed to have such loving teachers..."
-Mr. Kee Juan Han, Washington Ballet School Director