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BBB Accredited Business since

The Center For Dance & Theater Arts, Inc.

Phone: (630) 789-6031 Fax: (630) 789-6031 226 N. Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559

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The Center For Dance is a company which provides dance for children, teenagers, and adults in a variety of different dance styles, as well as birthday parties, special events, and a professional competitive dance troupe. Located in Westmont, IL, this company serves the western suburbs of Chicago, including Western Springs, Brookfield, La Grange, La Grange Park, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lisle, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Darien, Burr Ridge, Westchester, Countryside, Woodridge, Hickory Hills, Lombard, Villa Park, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Bolingbrook, Bellwood, Willow Springs, Addison, West Chicago, North Riverside, and Bridgeview.

The company was founded in 1987 and serves individuals from 18 months of age through adults, with different classes depending on the individual's age and ability. The studio has a group of permanent instructors as well as guest instructors, who provide different classes each semester to allow students to explore their creative side and learn new techniques. Classes include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and contemporary, hip hop, Mom and Tot tumbling, tumbling, Mommy and Me creative movement, and Princess dance. The company also offers acrobatics and musical theatre. The Center for Dance is home to the nationally award-winning Center Stage Dance Company, which travels and competes on a local, regional, and state level and competes at the International Dance Challenge, winning multiple awards each year.

Visit the website for The Center For Dance to learn more about the company, read staff biographies, view the class schedules and learn more about the different classes available, and contact the studio to sign up for classes.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for The Center For Dance & Theater Arts, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on The Center For Dance & Theater Arts, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 19, 2005 Business started: 01/01/1987 Business started locally: 01/01/1987 Business incorporated 07/24/2008 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Janet Forster, President
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Janet Forster, President
Number of Employees


Business Category

Dancing Instruction Fine Arts Schools (NAICS: 611610)

Alternate Business Names
The Center For Dance, Inc

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
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Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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