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Chicago's premier
pre-professional
dance company

Celebrating Uniqueness. Every day.
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2018-19 class schedule

Extensions Dance Center's 2018-19  schedule of classes begins Sept. 3. We offer 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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2018 Intensives

Extensions Dance Center will be hosting intensives this summer for dancers as young as five years old. Join some of Chicago's best teachers and choreographers for educational and inspiring instruction in our modern and expansive studios. 

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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.

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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. 

 

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2017-18 Extensions Dance Company

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Here's what some of our parents, teachers and students have to say about Extensions: 

My daughter loves going to Extensions, and as a parent when you want the best for your daughter, you seek out the best teachers. The studio is beautiful and everyone there is extremely nice and welcoming. Lizzie MacKenzie is one of THE top choreographers in the Midwest and is an excellent teacher.
— Andrew K., Oak Forest, Ill.
Extensions is a studio of artistry, technique, and exploration for all age groups. Lizzie’s extensive background in the dance field and personalized training for all of her students make Extensions an amazing family to be a part of. The staff is top notch and the students go far.
— Jeff W., Chicago
Why do families travel from across the Chicagoland area several days a week for dance classes? Just step into Extensions Dance studio and learn why! It’s highly dedicated and professional dance instruction and quality of care of the individual and the group is evident from the classroom to the stage. Students learn from professional dancers who teach excellent foundational dance movement and current, relevant choreography. This company has changed my child from a dancer to an artist!
— Sue V., Lake Forest
This studio is fantastic! High level instruction that challenges a dancer at any level to become the best they can be. It teaches dancers about artistry and what it means to be an artist. Besides superior instruction - every staff member has been very pleasant and helpful. The warm and friendly environment nurtures healthy growth from its students. We commute from the suburbs and it is so worth it!
— Karen J., Lake Zurich
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Learn more about Extensions

Interested in taking classes with Chicago's finest dance teachers?
Drop in for a class or fill out the form below for more information. 

 

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