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The Steppin’ Out Dance Company (SODC) at DeForest Dance Academy is an award winning competitive dance company under the direction of Donna Johnson, and assisted by award winning choreographers Carly Brandl and Ashley DeForest-Goletz.

The Steppin’ Out Dance Company was established in 1989.  SODC members range from ages 5 – 18 years old and compete on a regional and national level in Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz and Lyrical.  The Steppin’ Out Dance Company has entertained audiences across the country for over 25 years.

Company members are selected by annual auditions.  Auditions are held each summer.  Please contact the front desk for more information regarding the Steppin’ Out Dance Company auditions.<img src="images/SODC/teamPhoto/sodc_team_2017.jpg" alt="sodc team 2017" />

Coming Events


Thursday, June 7th - Dress Rehearsal
Friday, June 8th - 6:00 pm - Steppin' Out Showcase
Saturday, June 9th - 1:00 pm - Glen Ellyn Recital
Saturday, June 9th - 6:30 pm - Elmhurst Recital

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