Northwest Ballet Academy, Ltd., located in Schaumburg, IL, has been your premier ballet studio for over 30 years. We provide only the highest trained professionals to work with you on an individual level and group level. Our large modern studio has more than 4,000 square feet of dance space! Our classes feature limited class sizes for more personal attention, sprung wood floors to minimize chance of injuries and live piano accompaniment. Northwest Ballet features classes in: Ballet Pointe Jazz Character Modern Pilates for dancers Northwest Ballet provides you with not only superb dance instruction, but also personal attention in a professional environment. Our faculty consists of top dance instructors, who are exquisite performers. They make excellent teachers for any level of aptitude from beginner to advance. With specialized music and movement classes for younger children and a wide variety of programs for older children.
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Great Dance Studio

We love it here. Have tried others, nothing compares. Professional instruction, personal attention, live piano with the classes, and great performance opportunities. This studio is fantastic!

Tom Z.


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My daughter has been taking dance at Northwest for 6+ years. She enjoyes
learning from the different professional dancers who teach at the studio. And her ballet technique is getting stronger every year. As a parent, I like to see her being challenged, becoming a better dancer and enjoying what she is doing. Northwest always puts on a great, professional looking spring recital. It really is a great studio.

Jenny A.


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We love this dance studio. This is our 3rd year there after trying a couple of others, and there is no comparison. Great teachers, personal attention, live piano accompaniment with the classes. At the other places they fooled around, had kids teaching. Not here, professional instruction, disciplined approach, great performances. Could not recommend them any more strongly. We love it here!

Tammy G.


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Wonderful! We came to Northwest Ballet a year ago, and the experience has been nothing short of fantastic. Great teachers who care, professional shows (that are not too long!), and they even have live piano with the ballet classes. We have tried other places, and my daughter has learned more here than the previous 4 years at the other places we went. I would not go anywhere else, they are great!

Tracy C.


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My daughter has trained at several local studios, and so far, NWBA is the best! Classes and rehearsals are organized, communication is clear and frequent, and the teachers are such great coaches! They also have some adult classes for myself! My daughter feels that this is the only studio at which she has connected with each of the teachers enough to flourish and improve. They really care about the progress of each student!

Monique P.


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very disappointed!!! so unfriendly, totally felt I was taken advantage of for their Spring Dance recital! My daughter was on stage for less then 2 minutes! It cost us $70 dollars $12 per ticket, and she didn't even get to keep her costume? Which wasn't impressive at all!! Felt totally tricked to sit through a 2 hour ballet production when they held my daughter hostage the whole time! We went her for 1 year, what a waste of money!! We have pulled my daughter...P.S. They don't have the live piano player anymore, it is a C.D. false advertisement!!!! Go somewhere else don't waste your money!!!



We love this place. They are professional, the teachers are great and my daughter has learned so much! We have tried other places, and she has learned more here in one year than in six years elsewhere. They give great personal attention, and the performing opportunities are great. My daughter is now in the Nutcracker, and that couldn't have happened with Northwest Ballet. This place is the best!

Lori S.


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This is the best place I have ever been, and we have tried a few. They are very disciplined, which I love (sometimes people don't like that which is in one of the other reviews, they can't abide by the rules), but it is what makes this place so wonderful. The teachers all are very caring, but professional. If you want to learn, progress, and get great dance training, there is no place else. We love it here!

John S.


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What a horrible dance academy. I have not been the least bit impressed with this studio. The teachers aren't great and the staff is so unfriendly and unwelcoming. I will not be bringing my daughter back to this studio.

Toby K.


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I have taken class at some other studios, but have found that the instruction at Northwest Ballet Academy is far superior to any place else. The instructors have professional backgrounds so you don't have teenagers with limited experience trying to teach. The live piano allows the teachers to focus on their students, not on the CD player.



This is the best dance studio we have ever been to. They have a full staff of professional instructors, they are disciplined, and teach real ballet....not just a bunch of bouncing around and calling it "dance". They have live piano accompanists which is very motivating, a wide arrary of classed for different ages and experience levels. There are performance opportunities for those want it, and just great fun classes for those who just want to take a great dance class. No one can come close to their professionalism, and we have tried a bunch of other places. If you are looking for great dance instruction, this is the place.

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Superior dance instruction

Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Sat - SunClosed
  • Modern Dance
  • Modern
  • Ballet Pointe Jazz Character
  • Jazz
  • Dance Companies
  • Pilates
  • Pointe
  • Ballet
  • Children's Instruction
  • Character
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