Panda Dance Studios

About Us . . .

Panda Studios has been family owned and NURTURED for 32 years!  We are passionate about maintaining our studio as a place "Where everyone is a star."

We provide an eclectic mix of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Tumbling.  We also have competitive dance teams that perform throughout Chicagoland.  

We have created a dance studio where our students – at every level –shine as brightly as the stars in the sky!


Our Staff

Trish Reis – Director

Ms. Trish, along with her husband Mr. Dave, founded Panda Studios in 1986. They felt that every child should have the opportunity to dance. Following that belief, Panda Studios provides reasonably priced classes for children of all ages. 


 Wendy Evitt – Teacher

Ms. Wendy is the founder of the "Wendy City Dancers" competitive dance group.  This group gives students that want "more" the chance to take dance to the next level.  Ms. Wendy is also Ms. Trish's daughter and the two of them work hand in hand every day.

Chaine Myers – Teacher


Ms. Chaine is an amazing teacher! She partners with Ms. Wendy, bringing a creative and spicy style to the Wendy City Dancers.  She is a strong tap dancer and her students have brought back countless awards for their tap dance skills. Ms. Chaine is also Ms. Trish's niece, daughter of her sister who is a former dance instructor in Iowa.



Fall Registration

Monday, Jul 29 at 8:00 PM - Thursday, Aug 1 9:00 PM


  • "15 years ago, little Erin started dancing at Panda Studios. Now she is an accomplished dancer on her way to pursue a BFA in Dance at Ohio State. We salute Panda for instilling ..."
    Proud Panda dance mom
  • "I used to take dance lessons with them when I was a kid and to this day I still tell people how much I loved it. They made it fun and exciting and I will always keep those memor..."
    Marty (Marti) Popelka
    Former Dance Student