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About Vaughan Dance Academy

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Studio History

Sandra Vaughan (1940-2017) founded the studio in 1972 to share her love of dance and extensive training with the Plainfield community.  Vaughan Dance Academy was the first dance academy established in Plainfield.  Currently, Vaughan Dance Academy is located in downtown Plainfield and is still serving the Plainfield Community. 

Today, Vaughan Dance Academy is managed by Sandra Vaughan’s two daughters, Vikki Vigna and Samantha Vaughan.  They have continued in their mother’s legacy and feel blessed for this opportunity.  Both Vikki and Samantha have furthered their dance education to continue to keep the same top quality education while fostering the same beliefs the studio was founded on. 

Vaughan Dance Academy still has a large student base, even through the tough economy, retaining students over the years.  Vaughan Dance Academy has also trained many of the professionals within the area.  

Styles and Types of Class Offered

Vaughan Dance Academy offers dance classes ages 2 to teen in mommy & me, tiny tots, predance (Ages 2-6yrs), ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip hop, boys dance, dance team technique and tumbling.

We are the home of INNOVATION Dance Company, our competitive troupe founded in 1993.  We offer competitive dance to ages 4-18 in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, pointe, and hip hop.

Why Choose Vaughan Dance Academy


  • Caring environment geared towards education and cultivating a love of dance.
  • Professionally trained instructors from Columbia College Chicago, Northern Illinois University, University of Arizona, East Carolina University and Joel Hall.
  • National award winning competitive team, Innovation Dance Company, established since 1993.
  • Large, spacious studios with sprung floors and Marley flooring.
  • Loving and caring attitude and atmosphere.
  • T.V. Monitors to allow you to view your child’s class, yet minimize distractions in the class room.
  • Direct communication with Management from the moment of inquiry.
  • Conveniently located in downtown Plainfield.


Our Beliefs

Because Vaughan Dance Academy is a family business, we treat our students and costumers like family.  Our goal is to instill a love of dance in children and to help them foster poise, self-esteem and grace.  This is done through discipline with a caring and loving attitude.  What makes our studio unique is that our students stay with us over the years.  Student retention is something that we are very proud of.  We help our students continue to grow through their youth and continue to be a supportive and positive influence.

Our Competitive Troupe – INNOVATION Dance Company

INNOVATION Dance Company is our competitive troupe for Vaughan Dance Academy.  Vikki Vigna founded this troupe in 1993 to give talented dancers an outlet to perform more frequently.  We strive to train our dancers not only to go forward and dance, but to go forward with confidence and conviction in whatever they choose to do in life.  

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