About Ovation Dance Studio

Alana DeanEver since she was a little girl, Founder and artistic director Alana Dean wanted to share her passion with others. She wanted to create a place that brought together different types of performing arts and help to create real triple-threats. With this vision in hand, she created Ovation Performing Arts Studio.

More than just a dance studio, Ovation Performing Arts Studio is a place where students of all ages can come and learn dance, singing, and theatre. With the help from Ovation staff, each student will grow as a performer as well as a person. Ovation Performing Arts studio is a place you can call home. Our studio is a place to connect, make new friends, and grow.

Our dance and performing arts studios provide classes in multiple performing arts, including voice, dance, and theater classes, in Sycamore, Illinois and the greater DeKalb area.


Fitness Instructor

DanielleDanielle is currently obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and an Endorsement in Health Education at Illinois State University. She has been a Group Fitness Instructor for four years and has had extensive dance training for 18 years. Her passion for health and fitness has been growing her entire life, only becoming more solidified as she develops her career paths. She is a certified Zumba instructor, and has experience teaching the formats of Zumba, Barre to the Beat, Cycle, Pilates, Yoga, HardCORE, Kickboxing, Hip-Hop Step, and Hip-Hop Kick. She created the formats of Barre to the Beat and Hip-Hop Step which she presented at the 2019 Midwest Fit Fest Conference. She plans to obtain more certifications and continue to develop herself as a Group Fitness Instructor within the near future.

"Applause is memorable, but a standing ovation is unforgettable."