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Denise Sabala Dance Studios (DSDS) has been in the Lake Zurich area for over 35 years. Previous locations include Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, and Orland Park, Il. The studio offers a staff with highly qualified backgrounds and degrees in all styles of dance. DSDS is also home to the award winning dance team, Denise Sabala Dance Company (DSDC) which performs and participates annually in the McDonalds Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcasted on WGN/Channel 9.
Our mission is to develop a well rounded dancer who is prepared in every aspect of dance and life. Students who have graduated from DSDS have gone on to have careers in dance, theater, movies, and television.
Denise Sabala (Executive Director)
Denise continues to teach all styles of dance including her passion of Jazz and Musical Theater. For the past eight years, she has had the pleasure of choreographing and directing for Lake Zurich High School’s Musical Productions which include—Sound of Music, Once Upon a Mattress, Grease, School House Rock, The Wedding Singer, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio, High School Musical, Urinetowm The Musical, and The Drowsy Chaperone.
Our Superb DSDS Staff of Dance Educators:
Alberto Arias ~ Original Hubbard Street Member. Ballet, Jazz, & Zumba Master Lauren Blane ~ (All styles) Member of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago Second Company Katrina DelGrosso ~ ( All styles) Park Point University BA Dance Jamie Farrell ~ (Artistic Director DSDC-All styles) member of Concert Dance, Inc. Sandy Ferrigno ~ (Director of Children’s programs & Tap Master) Brian Hare ~ (Artistic Director DSDC-All styles) members of Thodos Dance Chicago Carlye Otten ~ (All styles) University of Arizona BFA, Inaside Chicago Dance Susie Payne ~ (All styles) member Deeply Rooted Dance Theater JC Renzetti ~(Hip Hop) Xtreme Dance Force, Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew Nickie Silk ~ (Yoga) Tony Suhadolnik ~ (All styles) member of Inaside Chicago Dance Mary Tisa ~ (All styles) Wright College Professor of Dance Sasha Vargas ~ (All styles, Dance Exchange Dir ector ) Avnun Vakubov ~ (Ballet Master)
Guest Artists & Choreographers: Stacy Bills, Christian Denise, Brandon DiCrisio, Sarah Ford, Monique Haley, Mollie Mock Kaufman, Jill Johnson, Liz Luse, Nikki Loud, Lizzie MacKenzie, Marc Macaranas, Melissa Peterson, Victor Ramirez, Michel Rodriguez, Ricky Ruiz, Jamie Salas, Laura Taylor, Tokyo, Ellen Werksman
Studio Managers – Karen Casey, Loretta Sabala, Nickie Silk, & Kathie Winkelmann
DSDC Team Administrator – Trisha Hutchins
Types of classes we offer:
One hour combination classes in Tap/Ballet/Tumbling (ages 3-5)
One hour combination classes in Tap/Ballet/Jazz (ages 6 & up)
Specialized classes in Ballet, Point, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop (All Levels)
Musical Theater (all levels)
Denise Sabala Dance Company ~ (DSDC) Competitive Dance Teams
Private lessons available by appointment / Birthday Parties - Contact Studio Office
Denise Sabala Dance Studios / 560 West Main Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 / (847) 438-5569