Welcome to DanceLife!

Welcome and thank you for your interest in The DanceLife Center! Originally the Jacqueline Bennett Dance Center (Founded in 1970), the school transitioned into the DanceLife Center in 2010 to continue and enhance the legacy of quality dance instruction in East Central Illinois.    DanceLife aims to provide quality and tasteful dance instruction in a positive environment. Please take a moment to browse the site. If you are unable to find what you’re looking for, we are happy to assist you - please contact us at info@dancelifecenter.com.
  • Classes for ages 2.5 years to Teens
  • Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, Tumbling, Acro,Cheer Dance, and more
  • Exciting summer technique classes and camps
  • End-of-Season recital opportunities
  • Continuing expert instruction  

Which location is right for me?

Fall 2018 Dance Season Registration has begun.  
  • August 21th is the Charleston first day of classes!
  • September  4th is the Effingham first day of classes!
  • September 11th is the Shelbyville first day of classes!
Check our schedule to find the right class for you. We offer a convenient online schedule as well as online registration.

Charleston Location

307 6th Street, Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 345 - 7182 
Email: info@dancelifecenter.com

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Family Activity Center of 
Lifepointe Church
1313 S 9th St,
Mattoon, IL 61938

Phone: (217) 345 - 7182
Email: info@dancelifecenter.com

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Effingham Location

DanceLife @ Jansen's Gymn
2308 Hoffman Dr, Effingham, IL 62401, USA
Phone: (217) 345 - 7182 
Email: effingham@dancelifecenter.com

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Parent & Student Testimonies

"My daughter told me, out of the blue, 'You know who I love? My dance teacher.' Thanks for being such a positive influence in her life!"

"Thank you, DanceLife Center faculty and staff! You have been more than a dance studio - you have been like a family to me, and I cannot thank you enough!"

Why Choose DanceLife?

           Our goal is to create a supportive and nurturing environment for every student to learn dance, whether for fun and exercise, or whether to enter the arts on a professional level. 
Our goal is to cultivate young dancers into well-rounded individuals who have not only an appreciation for dance, but who reach for high achievement in both academics and community service.