About Us

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop is...

Whether or not your child wants to be a star, we're here to encourage children to be who they are!

Dream Big began in January 2006 with one class of four students (see Lisa Lang's staff profile picture).  It was a small class with big dreams!  Eleven years later, we have now grown to offer over 60 classes in and around the Chicagoland area, serving over 500 students weekly.  We currently offer our classes in Andersonville and Lakeview as well as in numerous schools including Bell, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Boone, CICS-Irving Park, Hawthorne, Howe School of Excellence, Montessori Academy of Chicago, Newberry, Peirce, Pritzker, Solomon Schechter, St. Stanislaus-Kostka, Suder Montessori, Wildwood and Willa Cather (Super 7 Girls). We also partner with JCC Apachi Northside, Source 4 Chicago and various other non-profits to fulfill our mission of accommodating ALL students. (If you have a financial need, please let us know how we can help. We will never turn anyone away based on their ability to pay.)

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop offers a variety of drama classes to children ages 2-18.  Our classes are designed to foster creativity, self-expression and teamwork and, of course, to be a whole lot of fun!  All of our teachers have had years of experience in theatre as professional performers, directors, choreographers and/or writers and have a passion for teaching kids in the performing arts.  Some of our most popular classes include musical theatre, improvisation, story drama and, of course, our creatively themed 1-week drama camps!