Dance Programs

Prospect Heights Park District offers many types of dance classes for your enjoyment & fun! Your young ones will learn creative movement, basic motor and coordination skills, classroom cooperation, awesome dance steps to rhythm and beats and the chance to make new friends in class as well! You’ll find dance classes for everyone from Ballet to Hip Hop and so much more! To view our current offerings, visit our Online Registration System & browse our Dance Programs…

Class Descriptions

Summer 2023 Dance Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions:

 Ballet & Tap – This class offers a chance for young dancers to be introduced to creative movement and new friendships! Here we will learn room directions, basic motor and coordination skills, and classroom cooperation. Ballet & Tap shoes required.

Competition Conditioning – NEW & Past Dancers welcome! Interested in trying out for our competition dance teams? Register for the Competition Conditioning classes and train with the coaches. This class will focus on core strength, technique (turns, flexibility, leaps and kicks), memory retention, and learning short combos of different dance styles including; Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary. Signing up for the competition conditioning classes is a great way to meet the coaches, current dancers, and prepare for try-outs.

Contemporary – Contemporary combines elements of jazz, lyrical, modern, and ballet in an expressive style of dance that explores the versatility of movement through exercises and improvisation. Required attire: leotard or tank top with dance shorts or leggings and bare feet. May use ballet or jazz shoes.

Hip Hop – This class will expand on the fundamentals of Hip Hop and movements. Jazz shoes required. 

Poms – Dancers will learn beginning pom fundamentals and a basic routine. This class is great for promoting coordination and self-esteem. Jazz shoes required.

Princess Ballet – Join us for this fun introduction to Ballet where we will learn basic ballet steps. Put on your finest princess wear or your favorite Tutu and join us for a trip to fantasyland! Ballet shoes required.


Busy with other activities or looking for a class that fit YOU? Pick a day & genre and let’s make it happen.  This newly created class can also be a solo, duet, trio or larger!  Grab a friend or 2 and LET’S DANCE!!  Please call Marci Glinski at 847-666-4875 for more details.

Competition Team Try Outs for the 2023-2024 Season

Ages 6 & up by January 1, 2024                                                                                                                                                                                Come hear all about our new Competition Team Structure at the parent/dancer meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 6:00pm. If you are not able to attend and would like more information, please email [email protected]. The audition process will be a two-day clinic. Please register at #106016-03

Cuts will be made after the first two clinics, and everyone invited back on Saturday will be an official member of the Star Competition Team.

Monday, August 14     Learn audition routine and review technique. Cuts will be made following this clinic.                                            Wednesday, August 16   Assess choreography retention and technique.  Cuts will be made following this clinic and the New PHPD Star Studio Competition Team will be announced and invited to our Competition Boot Camp.                                                                    Saturday, August 19 Team Boot Camp – Begin choreography for the large group routine, team bonding and games!                    Payment Plans and fundraising available.

Performing Arts Camp 

Creative & Performing Arts Day Camp & Production Camp “School of Rock”  Registration Form


Please note there will not be day camp on July 3 and 4, 2023


Create your Own Class 

Busy with other activities or looking for a class that just fits YOU? Pick a day & time and pick your genre and let’s make it happen! This newly created class can be a solo, duet, trio or more. Grab your friends and let’s DANCE! Please call Marci Glinski at 847-666-4875 for more details.