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 2024 Dance Class Descriptions                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dance Classes Begin June 18 (7 weeks)
*No Class July 3 & 4

Back To Basics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Focus on technique and primary fundamentals of dance. 

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 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.               

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.

Strength & Conditioning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Intensive training where we will engage in core muscles and increase flexibility to support full body movements and agility.

CREATE YOUR OWN CLASS  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.

Summer Dance Class Schedule

Monday (4 Week Dance Intensive July 22- Aug 12) – Ms. Katie
6:00P–8:00P Competition Conditioning Ages 6+ $79 106025-02
6:00P-6:45P Hip Hop Ages 8+ $79 106004-01
6:45P-7:30P Contemporary Ages 8+ $79 106013-01
7:30P-8:15P Tap Ages 8+ $79 106002-02
6:00P–6:45P Ballet & Tap Ages 3-6 $79 106003-03
6:45P–7:30P Hip Hop Ages 3-6 $79 106004-02
5:00P-5:45P Hip Hop Ages 5-7 $79 106004-03
5:45P-6:30P Poms Ages 5-7 $79 106007-03
6:30P-7:15P Ballet Ages 5-7 $79 106001-07
7:15P-8:00P Tap Ages 5-7 $79 106002-03

***NEW CLASSES JUST ADDED***  These classes run June 20-Aug 1                                                                                                                                                                    Classes Taught By Coach Cassie                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4:00P-5:00P Back Basics Ages 6 & up $79 #106020-01                                                                                                                                                                                            5:00P-6:00P Strength & Conditioning Ages 6 & up $79 #106024-01

10:00A-10:30A Princess Ballet Ages 2 ½-4 $69 106001-06
10:30A-11:15A Ballet & Tap Ages 3-6 $79 106003-02
11:15A–12:00P Hip Hop Ages 3-6 $79 106004-04

Come hear all about our Competition Dance Team & our NEW Poms Competition Team at the parent/dancer meeting on Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 6:00pm. If you are not able to attend and would like more information, please email [email protected]
Cuts will be made after the first two clinics, and everyone invited back on Saturday will be an official member of the Star
Studio Competition Teams. Dancers must be ages 6+ by January 1, 2025. Payment Plans and fundraising available.

Mon Aug 19 6:00P-8:00P Competition Dance – Learn audition routine and review technique. Cuts will
be made following this clinic. 106016-01
Tues Aug 20 6:00P-8:00P Competition Poms – Learn the audition routine and technique. 106016-03
Wed Aug 21 6:00P-8:00P 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.
Sat Aug 24 10:00A-2:00P Dance Team Boot Camp – choreography for the large group routine, team
bonding and games.
Sat Aug 24 12:00P-4:00P Pom Team Boot Camp – Begin choreography for the group routine, team
bonding and games!