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 Online Registration System & browse our Dance Programs…

Class Descriptions

Winter Spring 2023 Dance 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.

Bollywood – Bollywood Dance is a fusion of Indian classical & folk dances that are performed to a high energy, upbeat Bollywood song and includes wearing bright & colorful costuming. This is a basic introduction to Bollywood Dance. 

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.

Curtain’s Up! – This class is perfect for your young aspiring actors to 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! We will perform several skits during our dance recital.

Dance Technique – This class offers performers the opportunity to experience and prepare for a dance team. We will be focusing on group coordination and personal spirit by learning fun routines incorporating poms, hip hop and jazz, as well as working on dance technique including jumps, turns, and leaps. Also within the class, dancers will learn essential work ethics including dedication, determination, and team work. This class will be a great experience for dancers looking to audition for school or community teams or for performers hoping to strengthen their talent and ability. Clean Gym Shoes or Jazz shoes required.

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.

KinderDance – This class combines Ballet, Tap and Jazz.  Basic listening skills and following directions are emphasized while learning the basic fundamentals of dance. Ballet, tap & jazz shoes required. (may use ballet shoe in place of jazz shoe)

Lyrical – Lyrical dance is a beautiful style of dance which blends the stylings 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.

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.

Senior Company – 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.

Winter Spring 2023 Dance Classes!

*All New* Beginner French Can Can Dance Workshop for Adults 

 

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.