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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.

Coming Events


Thursday, June 8th - Dress Rehearsal
Friday, June 9th - 6:00 pm - Steppin' Out Showcase
Saturday, June 10th - 1:00 pm - Glen Ellyn Recital
Saturday, June 10th - 6:30 pm - Elmhurst Recital

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