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Illinois Dance Conservatory


Illinois Dance Conservatory (IDC) is a leading dance studio located in Wauconda, IL, offering premier training for students of all ages, from 3 to adult. Led by Owner and Artistic Director Alyce Keaggy Brinkmann, who brings over 35 years of experience, IDC provides top-quality instruction in ballet and contemporary dance. With a focus on cultivating grace, confidence, and artistic expression, IDC is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance and nurturing the potential of every student.

Get to Know

Alyce Keaggy Brinkmann

Alyce, the Owner and Artistic Director of IDC, enjoyed a successful professional dance career including 13 years as a leading artist with Milwaukee Ballet Company. With over 35 years of experience, Alyce has provided top-quality dance instruction to students in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs. She also founded Illinois Youth Dance Theatre (IYDT), a non-profit, world-class pre-professional youth ballet company in 2000.

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IDC Divisions

IDC cultivates elegance, expressiveness, and musicality as students grow through the Pre-Academy, Academy, and Pre-Professional divisions.








Recreational & Adult

Whether a student is new to dance or has 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 young children, teens, and adults and give you the ability to sign up for full programs or select classes a la carte to create the program that best supports the student's goals.

Interested in a class? Enroll today!

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Our goal is to educate students of all levels that dance is equal parts art and athleticism, inspiring students to approach all of life with grace and confidence.

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