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In The News

We are excited about this new web page and want to share the news with you! From time to time Dixon Dance Academy, our Faculty, and our Students are featured in the media.

We will be posting and sharing all the important "happenings" with all of you.


Kennedy Venable

Kennedy Venable, winner of the DanceMakers Miss Pre-Teen Chicago regional title, April 2012.

Meet Kennedy Venable

Kennedy is an 11 year old, 5th grade dancer who lives in Elgin and is a straight "A" Student at Lincoln Elementary School.

Kennedy began her dance training at age 3 at the Centre of Elgin studio. She trains 13 ½ hours a week in Ballet, Jazz, Acro, Tap, Lyrical and Pointe. Her hobbies include: piano and bike riding.

Kennedy has been competing as a soloist for 3 years. This year she danced in a lyrical routine to "Ordinary Miracle" by Sara McLachlan. She won the DanceMakers Miss Pre-Teen Chicago regional title. She will be competing for the title at the National level in Myrtle Beach in June.

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ZombieFest 2011
at Gail Borden Library

Zombies invaded Gail Borden Library on October 26 to learn Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance as taught by instructors at Dixon Dance Academy.

Olivia Venable

Olivia Venable, winner of the title “Miss Petite Ultimate Dance” Cathy Roe's Ultimate Dance National Competition 2011.

Meet Olivia Venable

Eight-year-old Olivia Venable, of Elgin, started dancing with Dixon Dance Academy when she was just 3 years old at the Centre of Elgin studio. She is currently a 3rd grader at Lincoln Elementary, whose hobbies range from gymnastics to playing drums. Most of all, however, her passion is dance! Although Olivia has a very intense practice schedule, she still manages to excel in her schoolwork and finds many exciting performance opportunities in which to participate. In her free time, Olivia enjoys attending professional productions of musicals and ballets. Her heart lies in lyrical and in ballet and she can often be found competing her talents in both regional and national dance competitions.

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Celebration Talent
National Competition 2011

Dells Highlight Reel

Watch as some of our competition teams and dancers are highlighted in this clip.


Elgin Academy's 2010 Phone-A-Thon

At about 18:00 minutes into this video, our Dixon Dance Academy dancers take the stage. Play the video!