We strive to provide high-quality dancewear and impeccable service to the western suburbs and the greater Chicagoland area.

Saxton Dance Shoppe was founded in the summer of 2018, and is dedicated to the memory of an incredible lady named Janet Saxton. Ms. Janet was a kind, free spirit who was always up to date in fashion and world events.  A forward thinker, a lover of all art forms, and a generous spirit are what propelled her through life.  

Our logo - the loon - was Janet's favorite bird, and it is a symbol of her spirit that permeates Saxtons. We hope you feel Janet's spirit here as you browse our racks of current fashionable dancewear and accessories.  

Meet Antonio

Antonio Rosario - Manager
Antonio Rosario is a classically trained dancer in the Russian Vaganova syllabus and the Bournonville style. He trained under the guidance of legendary ballerina, Gelsey Kirkland. After graduating from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in 2013, he got an offer to join the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Company. There, he danced soloist and principal roles in classics such as Raymonda, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, La Ventana from Auguste Bournonville, Harlequinade, and Swan Lake.  Antonio also danced with Ballet Fantastique, as a principal dancer, for the 2015/16 season. He has performed with the Eugene Symphony at the Hult Center and he danced with Ballet 5:8 for three seasons as a principal dancer. Summer of 2019, Antonio studied at the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen (Denmark), performing works by Auguste Bournonville and others. Antonio has been teaching ballet for eight years now and has experience teaching dancers of all ages and levels in classes such as classical ballet, Core Dynamic, Men’s Class, and flamenco. In 2014, Antonio received the Teacher’s Certificate from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. Antonio is also an accomplished flamenco dancer, and won second place in the New York State Certamen Flamenco Competition in New York City - held in Lincoln Center. Antonio has also traveled abroad and studied the origins of flamenco in Spain with respected dancers, Rafaela Reyes “ La Repompa”, and Raquel Heredia “ La Repompilla”.
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