Fox Valley Dance Academy

The mission of Fox Valley Dance Academy is to provide high-quality dance classes in an environment that promotes respect, inclusion, and fun.

Young artists are encouraged to become technically proficient to inspire them to build self-esteem, empower their creativity, and elevate their leadership skills! We strive to project positivity and spark a love for the arts in dancers of all ages. All classes are taught in a pleasant atmosphere that enhances the learning experience. The joy of movement is complemented by the development of poise and self-confidence, two important traits that extend to all parts of a dancer’s life. The goal is to provide every student with a solid dance foundation while leaving room for individual creativity and fun!

Dance classes offered for youth and adults that do not have pre-requisites, are available for registration online or in-person at the Prisco or Eola Community Centers.

Fox Valley Dance Academy Class Attire Requirements: English | Spanish

  • Auditions
  • Recital Information
  • Meet Our Instructors
  • Theater Performance Opportunities
  • Auditions

    Auditions held at the Prisco Community Center unless otherwise noted.

    Summer Dance Concert: Scrumdiddlyumptious
    Scrumdiddlyumptious is Fox Valley Dance Academy’s Summer Dance Concert that tells the story of Willy Wonka through dance. Practices will be on Monday evenings concluding with an onstage performances on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10. Auditions are free, please register for the appropriate age time.

    Ages: 5-6Y
    Auditions will take place on May 20 from 5-5:45 p.m. Click here to register.

    Ages: 7-18Y
    Auditions will take place on May 20 from 6-9 p.m. Click here to register.


    Recital Information

    All recitals are held at Prisco Community Center (150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora) unless otherwise noted. Prior to the recital, all participants will receive a Recital Packet which includes all of the details for your child’s recital. Click here to view the recital packet.

    Recital Tickets

    Tickets can be purchased through Seat Yourself starting April 15th. Please be sure you are purchasing tickets to the correct recital! Tickets are $10 (advanced purchase). All tickets are available for purchase at Prisco Community Center, or online at

    Online ticket sales will end at 12:30pm on May 10. Starting May 11, tickets will be available at the front desk of the Prisco Community Center for $15 (CREDIT ONLY).

    Recording of Recital Purchase

    Organized Insanity Productions will be recording all recital shows for Fox Valley Dance Academy. These recordings are available for purchase as a DVD, USB Drive or Digital Download for $20.00.

    To order, please visit 

    Flower Sales – A-Factor Dance Company Fundraiser

    Our A-Factor Dance Company will be selling bouquets for you to purchase and present to your dancers. Click here to pre-order a bouquet online for $10.00. Bouquets will be mixed flowers and colors. We will also have limited “day of” bouquets for sale.

    Please consider purchasing your flowers from us. Any funds earned will help offset competition expenses for our team. We thank you in advance for your consideration.

    Recital Parent Volunteers

    These recitals would not be possible without you! We need volunteers for our Level 1& Level 2 classes, to ensure our recitals are successful and safe, so please consider volunteering for your dancer’s class! Click here to sign up to volunteer.

    As a parent volunteer, you will receive:

    • A front row seat to watch your class dance
    • Our plan is to live stream the recital in the dancer’s holding area.
    Meet Our Instructors

    Vantenia Kelley
    A-Factor Artistic Director and Dance Instructor

    Vantenia Kelley is a Chicago native, who received her B.F.A. in dance from Northern Illinois University. She has worked with, trained, and taught various dance ministries, dance teams, and studios throughout the Chicagoland area and abroad. She has trained in various styles of dance such as modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and African. She is currently the lead dancer for Recording Christian Pop Artist Shuree Rivera. Vantenia is also a member of Dance Missions International and has traveled to Uganda, Africa to teach and minister through dance. Vantenia is passionate about her love for dance and aims to inspire others to always follow their dreams.

    Jamie Johnson
    Dance Instructor

    Jamie began her love of dance at age three. She trained with Marilyn Michael’s until she began at Salt Creek ballet at age ten. While dancing with Salt Creek she appeared as a doll and a mouse in several years’ production of “The Nutcracker”. She earned a degree in Theatre from Columbia College Chicago in 2006. She has previously taught ballet, tap, lyrical, and pointe classes at Peggy Rose Academy in Berwyn. Last summer Jamie performed as Sophie in the Fox Valley Park District Summer Stage Production of “ Annie “. Jamie is excited to be part of the Fox Valley Park District Dance Family.

    Josie Fox
    Dance Instructor

    Josie Fox started dancing at the age of four. She has been dancing with the Fox Valley Park District for twelve years. Josie has participated in The Nutcracker at Fox Valley Park District for eight years performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy in 2019 and Snow Queen in 2020. Josie hass been part of A-Factor Dance Company since 2015. She is very excited to join the team and work with the dancers!

    Eva (Vivi) Perez
    Dance Instructor

    Vivi has been dancing since she was 12 years old when she first discovered what shuffling/moon walking was. All through high school and college, she was part of dance team and studio. It was then that she introduced herself to different genres such as: Jazz, Modern, and Ballet. She firmly believes in Martha Graham’s view of dance, “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion”. She has previously taught Hip-Hop at Waubonsee Community College and has danced with Dominic Sandoval and Aris Paracuelles of Quest Crew. Vivi is a proud big sister, Disney lover, and coffee enthusiast.

    Sabrina Zbylut
    Dance Instructor

    Sabrina Zbylut has been dancing since she was two and a half years old. She has danced with the park district since her first tiny tappers class. Sabrina has joined the teaching team to give back to the community that shaped her love of dance. Her favorite style of dance is tap. She is excited to teach tap to future generations. Some other styles that she enjoys include ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical and modern. In the past, she has choreographed for A-Factor summer showcases and The Nutcracker in 2021. In the future, she hopes to continue teaching at the park district and teaching children to love dance just as much as she does

    Theater Performance Opportunities

    Enjoy more dance opportunities with the performing arts drama classes! Some of the best dance numbers come from musicals and shows that are geared towards dancers. Dancers have a flair for the dramatic, and dance numbers are always an exciting, beloved part of any show. Click here to learn more about upcoming theatre classes and auditions.

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