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dance company

Interested in learning more about Bataille's Dance Company?  Read More about how to get involved here!



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“During the 12 years my daughter has danced at Bataille, she has not only grown as a dancer, but as a person. I feel that Bataille helps the kids feel confident, secure, safe and empowered. They are taught discipline and respect and actually feel like they have an extended family with their friends and their teachers”

- Joann Johnson, Bataille Parent


“My daughter learned how to multi-task and be proud of her accomplishments. She learned street smarts while dealing with other dance studios, “stage-moms” and navigating in different cities while performing/competing. She learned stage presence that has translated into being more self-confident and an amazing young woman!”

– Mary Giangrasso, Bataille Parent


“I started taking dance classes at Bataille in 1973 when I was 3 years old, under the direction of Leona Bataille. The studeio back then was a family run dance studio and under Dee Dee’s direction it remains that way. That is one of the things I’ve always loved about Bataille- the focus is on the personal relationships with the teachers, the students and their families and not just about churning out dancers or making money.   Bataille Academie was an integral part of my own childhood and the lessons I learned during my time at Bataille remain with me to this day. It helped shape the person I have become and left me with many happy memories and lasting friendships. When I moved back to Barrington, I was thrilled to be able to enroll my own children at Bataille. I wouldn’t have considered going anywhere else.'

- Tricia Davis, Bataille Alum and Parent


 “The instructors are amazingly talented in both the art of dance and the art of life.”  

- Joann Johnson, Bataille Parent

"This was our first year with Bataille and were were blown away by all the performances. The use of the stage and all the props and backdrops made us feel like we were watching a show downtown Chicago! Thank you for all that you do to encourage dance as an art form in our town. You made this Mother's Day extra special for our family."

-Susan Ahern, Bataille Parent

"Bataille has been a second home to me and made me the person that I am."

-Kelley McNeil, Bataille Alum

"You have no idea how much Bataille has meant to me throughout my life. It has been my break from homework and release from stress. It is where I discovered my passion for dance. Dancing is one of the most important aspects of my life and I have no idea where I would be without it."

-Julia Delguidice, Bataille Alum

" be recognized for the choreographers that is amazing and you have an amazing group that teaches day in and day out.  I knew there was a reason Becca loves Batailles and calls it her second home because it is trully a family!"

-Karen Bremer, Bataille Dance Company Parent

"I am proud to say that Bataille really stood out. Especially on stage with our amazing costumes.  Our dancers' costumes were beautiful and really added to the choreography, never a distraction.  They were elegant and appropriate.  Thank you and all of your wonderful teachers for making Bataille rise above and truly SHINE!"

-Annette Dowell, Bataille Dance Company Parent










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Bataille Danse

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