About Gracefully Yours Dance Academy | Collinsville Dance Studio

Gracefully Yours Dance Academy began in 2000 as Sherry’s Schoolof Dance. Founded by Sherry Papachrisanthou, Ms. Abby came to the studio in 2001 as a student. After several years of taking lessons, teaching dance, and learning as much as possible from Mrs. Sherry, Ms. Abby purchased the studio and took over the business in 2007. The studio name changed from Sherry’s School of Dance to Gracefully Yours Dance Academy in 2009.

Since taking over ownership, Ms. Abby has taken the studio on a handful of fun trips (including Holiday World, Disney World, and Six Flags Great America) for her dancers to perform. In 2011 she created Grace Dance Company, GYDA’s first competitive dance company. Because of her love of dance and all that it offers, Ms. Abby likes to offer extended opportunities for her dancers to get together. In the past we have had sleepovers, tea parties, movie nights, birthday parties, and other events!

At GYDA we love creating a “dance family” feel. Each one of our staff members genuinely cares about the health, wellbeing, and talent of each dancer at our studio. We get to know the dancers, their families, and often times their friends. We would love for you to join our family! Contact us today to find out how!