Our Story

Founded in September 2015, Dovetail Studios has become a community space for the arts on the North Side of Chicago. Dovetail Studios provides high quality dance training for dancers of all ages in a fun and encouraging environment. We have grown into a premier Chicago Dance Studio that offers a wide range of of training, competition and instruction.

Like a sport, dance has a trajectory. At Dovetail, we prioritize individual growth in whatever technique a dancer chooses to study. Our studio has training opportunities for the very young all the way to the working professional dancer. Our younger dance students get to witness the trajectory from beginner to professional just by being in the space. The mix of ages and levels under one roof makes training at Dovetail quite a unique experience.

Our children’s program includes a studio-wide recital performance held off site for the Winter session.

The Studio

Our premier Chicago dance studio is a rehabbed and ADA compliant 6,000 square foot space  and features:

  • 3 dance studios (1,875, 800, 1,125 sq. ft)

  • soundproofing

  • QSC and JBL powered speakers,

  • ballet barres and mirrors in every studio (barres can be removed for performance rentals)

  • skylights in every studio

  • 2 waiting areas for patrons

  • 2 restrooms

  • gender neutral changing room

  • 18 foot ceilings

  • dimmable lighting

  • ceiling fan

  • separate HVAC systems for every studio

Dovetail offers classes in a variety of dance styles, group fitness with a dance influence, and kids camps. If you are interested in a class but unsure of the level or class type, please call us and we can arrange for you to try or observe a class.

There are so many choices at Dovetail Studios; we are confident we can find the right fit for you and your family.

Dovetail's Commitment to Social Justice

Dovetail Studios believes in the fair, equal and dignified treatment of every living person. It is our highest goal to make our school an inclusive space for learning, teaching and artistic expression. We continue strive for a space that embraces all the cultures, colors and orientations that make our society a vibrant and joyful place to live. We stand behind those that are fighting to rectify the inequality of this country and vow to support and listen to the voices that need to be heard.