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Our Mission Statement

It is our goal to help each of our students to gain confidence by having the correct knowledge of dance. This includes proper technique, proper use of dance terms and a complete understanding of how the body works, through the movements of dance. We want our dancers to know the freedom and joy of dance.

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Our spring 2011 recital
"Life is a Celebration"
was a great success!

$1 from each ticket sold was donated to
We will post information about our 2012 recital as soon
as it is available.
Call 815 973-5852 For More Information

Paula Eastman

Director, teacher and choreographer, Paula Eastman established Eastman School Of Dance in 1969. Mrs. Eastman has been teaching dance for over 42 years. She has trained thousands of local children in dance and has personally trained over 100 National Dance Champions.

Mrs. Eastman teaches all levels, beginners through advanced and her choreography has won both Regional and National Awards. Mrs. Eastman also owned and directed Nudance, a workshop that trained both students and teachers thought the United States. She has also coached local Pom and Cheerleading Squads. Her group was part of the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan in Washington D.C.

Many of Paula's former students are now professionals in the dance field. They have careers in dance, dance school owners, park district activities planners, cheer team directors, collegiate dance team members and professional dancers.


Our rates are divided into 9 monthly tuition payments. (Sept-May)

Combination Class - Ballet and Tap 45 minute class $55.00 per month

Combination Trio class - Stretch, ballet, tap, and jazz 60 minute class $70.00 per month

Combination Trio Class Advanced 90 minute class $80.00 per month

Competitive Classes Primary, Junior, and Senior Team Levels all inclusive
$130.00 per month

Private Classes - Ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, contemporary
available with Josie Berkeley (discuss fees and times with Miss Josie)

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