Ottawa, IL and the surrounding areas
Still the Best!
Tuition is due the first of the month. For your convenience we do accept cash, check and credit / debit cards and have auto-debit available. Tuition unpaid by the tenth of the month is subject to a late fee of $10. To reduce late fees, we will require credit cards on accounts which have been 15 days late more than three times.
We have a water cooler which is free for students and parents, but you must bring your own water bottle. We no longer offer plastic cups because people were wasting them and leaving them all over the studio.
ODA has an official YouTube Channel for commercials, testimonials, clips of competitions, conventions and public performances of the Company. Check it out here.
Communication is essential! Check the website and Facebook often.
Welcome aboard for those starting new with us this year, and welcome back to those returning! Our guidebooks are available online, detailing studio policy and traditions, but you can always ask a staff member any question.
We have a new building with bigger, brighter dance rooms, a student lounge, a larger, nicer locker room, two large restrooms and soon a small shop offering spiritwear and dance shoes. The new address is 4114 N. Columbus Street on Ottawa's north side, next to Star Nails Salon.
The Verilife Marijuana Dispensary has seen an explosion of business since the legalization of recreational marijuana in January 2020. Unfortunately this means they have long waiting lines on the property near our studio. So far they have been respectful of our people and our space. They are not to be admitted to use the restrooms at any time, so help us enforce this firmly but politely.