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 to Jazz & Tumbling! To view our current offerings, visit our Stay and Play Online Registration System & browse our Dance Programs…

GREAT NEWS TO REPORT!!! Jan 19, 2021

We have officially made it to Tier 2 Mitigations which means we will be back to in person dance classes starting Monday, Jan 25th. 

Dance classes will run through May 15th

Recital information will be confirmed in April and will depend on current mitigations at that time.

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.

Burlesque Dance for Adults  – Ladies!! Come try out the new BASIC BURLESQUE class with Ms. Trish!!
In this class you will learn the Top 10 Basic Moves in Burlesque dance, a little bit about the history of
burlesque dance, and choreographed routines using boas, gloves, and chairs too! Performing a routine
for the recital will be based on a class vote (Additional costume fee will be required) Step outside of your comfort zone and get ready to learn some
sultry routines. Bare feet or Paws required.

Company Classes – Dancers learn a variety of choreography & terminology with a focus on performance ability. This class is perfect for dancers who enjoy Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical & Contemporary dance. Required attire: Jazz shoes & Ballet shoes.

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 – High energy, contemporary routines using current moves and today’s hottest music. Dancers will be introduced to hip hop technique and movement. Jazz shoes required.

Jazz – Come learn the rhythms, stylized movements, and choreography for this exciting form of dance set to upbeat music. Jazz shoes required.

Lyrical – Lyrical dance is a beautiful style of dance which blends the styling of ballet, jazz and modern. Warm-ups and barre work are designed to develop a dancer’s classical technique, while still maintaining a jazz and/or modern style. Music selected usually has strong meaning and the choreography is designed to tell a story or express the feeling/mood of the music. Bare feet or Paws required.

Musical Theater – Dance, sing and act! Learn stage presence and performance by learning songs and dance routines set to numbers from popular musical theater productions. Jazz shoes or clean gym shoes required. 

Preschool Poms – Dancers will learn beginning pom fundamentals and a basic routine. This class is great for promoting coordination and self-esteem. Gym or 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.


Be Sure To Check Out Our NEW Non-Recital Classes!

Animal Dance Party  Grab your favorite stuffed animal and come dance together in this fun upbeat dance class. Dancers will have a blast using their imagination to dance like their favorite animals do. Children will learn the art of movement in a fun, playful environment. A great way to introduce your child to the world of dance. 

Classes begin Wednesday, Jan 27       9:30am – 10:00am     #306026-02

Mommy & Me Ballet  This creative movement class suitable for ages 24 months and up. Perfect for the child who still needs a little more time before separating from the parent or caregiver. Parents or caregivers participate actively in the class as children learn basic dance steps and terminology through songs, stories, and play. This class will build their self-confidence to help them blossom into beautiful ballerinas!                   

Classes start on Friday, Jan 29         9:30am – 10:00am      #306001-10

** NEW ** Curtain’s Up! Performing Arts Classes

Join Ms. Katie for a class for the young aspiring actors in your house.  Actors will learn how to put on a show. Have fun playing games that teach you how to act, react, and be heard in the back row!  Learn all about scripts, skits & costumes.  We will perform several skits during our holiday dance recital. Classes begin Wednesday, January 27, 2021 for 12 weeks. 

3:00pm -4:00pm        Curtain’s Up!            Ages 4-7         $204            #308005-01

4:00pm-5:00pm         Curtain’s Up             Ages 8 & up   $204            #308005-02