Welcome to Prima Dance!

Prima Dance and Tumbling’s mission is to provide the people of Edwardsville and surrounding areas with the best quality dance and tumbling lessons with impeccable hospitality from our entire team.

Prima Dance & Tumbling is conveniently located south of SIUE campus and can be seen from I-270. “Our location is important to us. We don’t just want to be convenient for Edwardsville and Glen Carbon but also for Collinsville, Maryville, Granite City, Troy, etc.” says owner, Chelsea LaBrie.

About Chelsea

Chelsea LaBrie, is the founder and owner of Prima Dance and Tumbling. She has been taking dance lessons since the age of 3. She grew up competing heavily in the St. Louis region and even nationwide. In high school, Chelsea was a member of the Edwardsville High School Dance Team for 3 years and held a captain position for 1 year. She also continued to compete at a local studio during this time and began an occupation as an Assistant Dance Teacher at Jam Dance Academy. Chelsea’s pursuit of dance didn’t stop there. She attended Arizona State University for 1 year where she double majored in Dance and Interior Design. She then transferred to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she became a member of the Saluki Shakers Dance Team. Chelsea was a member of the collegiate team for 3 years and held the captain position for 1 year. A couple months after graduating Chelsea decided she wasn’t done with performing her passion. She tried out for the St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders and has currently been on the team for 2 seasons and continuing into her 3rd season.

Chelsea hopes to create a positive environment for all her students giving them poise, confidence, agility as well as learning the importance of health and fitness to carry with them forever. Both recreational and competitive dance will be offered with classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & more. Tumbling will include a 1600 sq. ft. gym and will provide qualified instructors for tumbling and cheer.

Covid 19 Guidelines

Covid-19 Guidelines for class
Please do not enter the building until your instructor has checked you in
Hand Sanitizer as you come into the building
Temperature Check (must be less than 100.4)
Take dance bags into the building, teachers will help with shoe changes
Early dismissal- classes will be let out 5-10 minutes early to limit traffic through the building
Masks are optional but we will practice social distancing in classes with markings on the floor 6 ft or more apart. 
Our lobby is currently closed so you will receive a Zoom link from your instructor with a link to watch classes from your smart devices outside of the building. 
Our water fountain is closed so please bring a name labeled water bottle to class
If you or your family have been exposed to Covid-19, please follow Madison County Health Department rules on returning to dance/tumbling
Any sick symptoms-please stay home (and take class with the Zoom link!)

Fall 2019

Fall Schedule is posted and open for registration. $30 registration fee will be collected and tuition will run on the first day of classes which is September 3.

Closed: Edwardsville Trick-or-Treat(Day before Halloween), Halloween, November 25-30 for Thanksgiving Break. Last Class of session is December 21, 2019.

Fall Session 2017

Fall classes will run September 5, 2017-December 17, 2017. Monthly tuition is due the first week of every month. Below are dates we will be closed for holiday celebration:

Monday, October 30 -Trick or Treat Edwardsville/Glen Carbon
Tuesday, October 31 -Halloween
Week of November 20-25 -Thanksgiving Break

Please contact primadanceandtumbling@gmail.com for any questions about registration. 


Summer Classes 2017

Summer classes run June 19 – August 19. Register on TAB above.

Dance Camp is set for June 26 – June 30 for ages 6-14. This camp will feature five styles of dance and technique.

Cheer Camp will be July 17 – July 21 also for ages 6-14. We will work on jumps, arm positions, chants, cheers, tumbling and builds.

Please email primadanceandtumbling@gmail.com for a camp registration form.


PRIMA TEAM informational meeting is Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30pm. We will discuss cost, time commitment, etc. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall 2016 classes and registration!!

You can now register for Fall 2016 here on our website! Click the “Class Schedule and Registration” tab at the top to be taken to our registration portal. There is a $30 registration fee applied to each family. This fee reserves your spot in the class so if you do not pay it, your spot is not secured if we have a wait list.

Classes begin on September 6 (Tuesday) so we will see you then!! Email primadanceandtumbling@gmail.com for any questions regarding registration.

Summer Classes!

Summer classes will run June 20 – August 20. The schedule is posted under “Class Schedule and Registration.”

We are hosting Dance Camp June 27 – July 1 and featuring five different styles of dance. Cheer camp is July 25 – July 29 for ages 6-14. These camps are open to the public.


Email Chelsea and primadanceandtumbling@gmail.com for any of upcoming summer activities!