Dance 2021

Find a variety of dance classes for all ages. Learn new dance skills, refine current ones. Enjoy great music and move to creative choreography by our experienced dance instructors.

Youth classes are at Simkus Recreation Center unless otherwise noted.



NEW! FREE TRIAL DANCE CLASSES

Week of Nov 1

Introduce your child to Dance! These FREE TRIAL classes are perfect for the young dancer who wants to try different dance styles, or just see what the dance program is all about. No experience needed.

Nov 1 - Hip Hop 1 & 2 - ages 6-18
Nov 4 - Ballet 1 - ages 6-8
Nov 4 - Young Ballerinas - ages 3-5
Nov 6 - Jazz 1 & 2 - Ages 6-11
Nov 6 - Ballet/Tap - Ages 5-6
Nov 6 - Twinkle Toes - ages 2-3
Nov 6 - Tiny Toes - ages 3-6

Forte Dance Company
2021-2022 Season

The Forte Dance Company Season has started, but registrations are still being taken. An audition is required. Email [email protected] to schedule an audition.

New Classes begin Oct 15
Ballet Company - ages 10-17

Petite Jazz Company - ages 8-14
Jazz Company - ages 10-17
Hip Hop Company - ages 8-17

Fees vary per class.
All Dance Practices held at the Simkus Recreation Center

Young Ballerinas

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted.
 
Sep 9 - Dec 7

Ages 3-5

Little dancers are introduced to the structure of a ballet class, basic etiquette, terminology, fee and arm position as well as posture. These pre-ballet classes are less formal and incorporate props and dance games for young attention spans.

$114 R / $134 NR
Simkus Recreation Center

Ballet Classes

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted. 

Sep 9, 2021 - May 12, 2022

Ballet 1 - ages 6-8

Sep 7, 2021 - May 10, 2022
Ballet 2 - ages 8-18

Sep 9, 2021 - May 12, 2022
Ballet 4 - ages 10-18

Sep 9, 2021 - May 12, 2022
Ballet 5 - ages 12-18

$285 R / $305 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Hip Hop Classes

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted. 

Sep 9, 2021 - May 10, 2022
Mini Hip Hop 1
Ages 3-5

Sep 11, 2021 - May 15, 2022
Mini Hip Hop 2
Ages 4-8

Sep 13, 2021 - May 9, 2022
Hip Hop 1
Ages 6-8

Sep 13, 2021 - May 9, 2022
Hip Hop 2
Ages 4-8

Learn various hip hop dance moves with focus on offering a new set of combinations and routines in every class.

$255 R / $275 NR / $60 Costume - MINI
$285 R / $305 NR /$60 Costume - HIP HOP 1 & 2
Simkus Recreation Center

Twinkle Toes

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted.
 
Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022

Ages 2-3

Toddlers are introduced to ballet, music, and moves to increase motor skills. Dancers perform in the holiday dance showcase at the end of the class.

$255 R / $275 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Tiny Toes 1 & 2

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted. 

Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022

Ages 3-5

Preschoolers are introduced to the core fundamentals of ballet and tap. Develop technique, terminology, feet position, alignment, rhythm and class etiquette.

$255 R / $275 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Kinderdance

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted. 

Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022

Ages 5-6

Kindergarteners learn the dance disciplines of ballet and jazz or tap in a fun, active environment. Develop technique, strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythm and class etiquette.

$255 R / $275 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Ballet & Tap

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted.
 
Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022

Ages 6-8

This Tap and Ballet class is designed to develop rhythm, style and sound in tap, and teach basic ballet techniques and combinations.

$285 R / $305 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Jazz 1 & 2

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted.
 
Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022

Ages 6-11

This class incorporates basic dance techniques and rhythm. Jazz combinations and routines are taught weekly.

$285 R / $305 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Irish Dance

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted.
 
Sep 11 - Dec 18

Ages 5-18

Discover the tradition and intricate choreography of Irish dance! Learn Step dancing and group dances. Beginner and intermediate dancers are welcome. No class on 10/9 or 11/27.

$150 R / $170 NR
Fountain View Recreation Center

Poms Dance Team

This activity has already started, but registrations are still being accepted.
 
Oct 4, 2021 - Mar 12, 2022

Ages 6-8

This is an introduction to dance, cheers, and more! Participants will learn basic poms routines to perform starting in January for the park district's youth basketball games on Saturdays.

$180 R / $200 NR
$50 costume fee
Simkus Recreation Center

Little Dancers

Oct 21 - Dec 2
Oct 25 - Dec 6
Ages 2-3

Introduce your tot and preschooler to dancing through various classes that teach structure, basic etiquette, terminology, feet and arm position and posture.

$49 R / $69 NR
Simkus Recreation Center

West Coast Swing Dance

Nov 10 - Dec 15
Ages 18+

The appeal of West Coast Swing is that it is an adaptable dance, it can be danced to a variety of musical styles and genres!

$50 R / $70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District

Ballroom Dance for Adults

Nov 11 - Dec 16
Ages 18+

Master the basics of the Waltz and Foxtrot. Get ready to hit the dance floor with confidence after this energy-packed class. 

$50 R / $70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District

Swing Dance for Adults

Nov 11 - Dec 16
Ages 18+

Learn how to dance Swing with ease and confidence. Basic lead and follow techniques are covered in addition to many popular patterns.

$50 R / $70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District