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Thinking of a dance class?

Whether you are a beginner or a trained dance student I am an encouraging professional ready to take you to higher expertise in ballet, tap, jazz/contemporary, and acrobatics through my acclaimed dance lessons. With the longest running dance studio in our area of Champaign Urbana, I offer world class dance training in Savoy, IL.

Many new to dance just "want to have fun"in a dancing class. We will do that, but more importanly, consider adding to your list: top-notch dance training which will give you a cut-above dance improvement.

My ability is to take the total beginner and transform them. I've taken the most uncoordinated children and transformed them into phenomenal dancers!

Whether you are interested in one dance class style or would like to "cross-train" in my exceptional Excellence Program (a carefully crafted bundle of multiple dance styles) in preparation for a dance competition, dance in college, or to raise academic grades, I have the proven history to help you. My studio trainig has garnered 8 Valedictorians in the past 10 years. They all had straight A's throughout high school and danced 18 hours of dance or more per week.

One specialty at CRS is training students to the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix ( an international ballet competition. The studio director, Christine Rich, has coached a student to the Finals in classical and contemporary (the only one in our community) in addition to multiple winners in contemporary as well as a duet that placed Top 12 in the YAGP Finals.

Invested in seeing each student progress, blossom, and dance beyond our families' dreams, our students do very well both in dance competitions and academics because my system trains students to take responsibilty, come prepared, follow-through and strive not for mediocrity, but for excellence. These are all hallmarks of a solid ballet and dance program.

Great training such as the Christine Rich Studio offers can lead to college scholarships in dance, professional dance, and always the best benefit: life-skills to be exceptional in any college and career.

Check out the reviews and testimonials over the past thirty-five years and counting—they’re entertaining. And here's a video of some of our kids in action.

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Tony and Emmy Award winning singer/dancer/actor Ben Vereen says: “We in the arts look for studios where we can be surrounded by the love and support that Christine Rich has put inside this magnificent building. The students get the best from the best, she is a genuis master teacher choreographer and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to her young budding stars. The one thing that a parent can rest assured in is that their child will be in the best environment to learn to express that gift from within.” ~ Ben Vereen .

Located only two blocks from Champaign-Urbana, the Christine Rich Studio Dance Academy in Savoy, IL is situated next to Regent Ballroom and behind Montessori School. The Christine Rich Studio Dance Academy serves Savoy, Champaign, Urbana and the surrounding communities: Mahomet, Tolono, Philo, Pesotum, Sadorus, Bement, Bondville, Tuscola, Monticello, Gibson City, Rantoul, Danville, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, Springfield, St. Joseph, Mattoon, Effingham, Peoria, East Peoria and all of Central Illinois and western Indiana.


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