Life is not about learning to wait out the storm, its about learning to dance in the rain

Thank you for taking the time to consider us! Here is a list of our past and morals that hold today.

Origin of our business


DancinKids began in 1996 when owner, Christina Kistler began to teach dance classes within schools around the Chicago area. Christina was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show for her work teaching students of limited income free of charge, as part of Oprah's Angel Network. Continuing with that same passion, Christina opened her first studio in North Carolina in 2009 when the need for a community based, less competitive, dance studio was realized. Her desire was to create a comfortable environment where kids of all ages and ranges of talent could become part of a team and learn the art of dance. 

Our Mission

As a mother of three very active children I know how difficult it can be to find an outlet for each of them that is fun, engaging, and instills confidence! Our mission is to create a second home for students where they are free to embrace their love of dance and music through high quality instruction in a welcoming atmosphere. We will achieve this by encouraging every student to enjoy and progress in their work, and to show them that they are each unique and bring their own special qualities to their class!



The art of dance

Possessing the ability to dance is an invaluable skill for social integration, self-expression, and enjoyment.
Everyone should have the opportunity to learn to dance!


Our Instructors

Photos and bios coming soon!