McLean County Dance Association

About Us

Teaching and performing dance as an art form since 1976, the McLean County Dance Association offers classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop and musical theatre. Performance companies affiliated with MCDA are: Bloomington Ballet, Bloomington Ballet II, Energy Junior Dance Company and JazzFusion. An impressive faculty, opportunities to perform original choreography, community outreach programs, guest artists, and both talent and need-based scholarships are some of the highlights of the association's programs. Studios are located at 1316 E. Empire St., Suite C, Bloomington, IL 61701.


The McLean County Dance Association was founded in 1976 by a group of professional dancers who wished to foster appreciation of dance in the community and to develop original work. For several years they managed the only studio in the community that offered classes in classical ballet and modern dance. The Association incorporated in 1979, becoming the first not-for-profit dance organization in McLean County.


We are located at 1316 E. Empire St., Suite C, Bloomington, IL 61701. The entrance to our studios is on the east side of the building. View a map.


The Dance Association is a 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organization, managed by a board of directors. The Board of Directors hires teachers and a school director as independent contractors. The Association relies heavily upon volunteer labor from parents and professionals alike.

Mission Statement

The McLean County Dance Association offers a harmonious, diverse environment that fosters creativity and appreciation of the art of Dance. Our students achieve their personal goals through the support and commitment of highly trained teachers. The Association makes dance available to all, and through lecture-demonstrations and performances, strives to educate and entertain the community.

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