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Chicago's premier
dance company

Celebrating Uniqueness. Every day.

Take classes at Extensions

Extensions Dance Center offers classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary,  hip hop, tap and more for dancers of all ages, including boys and girls as young as 3 years old.

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2017-18 Extensions Dance Company


Lizzie MacKenzie, artistic director

Originally from Ontario, Canada, Lizzie MacKenzie is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and is the founder and director of Extensions Dance Company and Extensions Dance Center in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to teaching at Extensions, she is on faculty at the Hubbard Street Dance Center and the Chicago Public School for the Arts. Her professional career included 6 years with the River North Dance Company, where she enjoyed touring and sharing the works of many great choreographers with audiences around the world. Prior to River North, Lizzie performed with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago for 5 years.


Classes taught by some of the
finest instructors in the area

The 2016 faculty has professional experience in numerous professional dance companies,
including River North, Giordano, Joffrey, Hubbard Street and others. 


Celebrating Uniqueness. Every day.

About Extensions Dance Company

The Mission of Extensions Dance Company is to provide a loving and encouraging environment, where young dancers can train fearlessly, discover their potential and through their art, give back to the community.

Our Vision is to be a nationally renowned, pre-professional dance company, where elite dancers are trained, mentored and artists emerge, ready to achieve their dreams and inspire those around them.

Extensions Dance Company achieves its hopes and dreams by living its core values every day.

To the community, through involvement and outreach
To bringing out the best in each other
To the art form and the integrity of the work

To be our best, through the fearless exploration of dance

Holistic Growth
As a dancer, an artist, an individual and a community activist

To new ways of thinking and all types of people


Learn more about Extensions

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