For over 35 years Alyce Brinkmann, the Owner and Artistic Director of Illinois Dance Conservatory (IDC)  has provided premier dance training to students in the Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, striving to inspire, develop, and sustain a love of dance in every student. Alyce is also the founder of  Illinois Youth Dance Theatre (IYDT), a non-profit, world-class, pre-professional youth ballet company that was established in 2000. Our next production will be Alyce in Wonderland, June 17 - 18 at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, IL. 

IDC is located in Wauconda . We accept students of all levels, beginner to pre-professional, ages 3 to adult and offer classes in the following styles:

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We also offer fitness classes for adults.


​Whether a student is new to dance or has prior experience and is looking to take their dance training to the next level, IDC has a program to meet their needs. We offer classes for children, teens, and adults and give you the ability to sign up for full programs by Level or select classes a la carte to create a program that best meets the student's needs.

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