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Dance

Dance Classes

Our new session of dance classes will run from September – December.  Mommy and Me, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Poms, and much more!  Come dance with us!  All classes will be held at Simkus Recreation Center.

Forte Dance Company 

The Forte Dance Company is a year-round dance program focusing on choreography and technique.  Dancers perform seasonally at local community events, the Spring Dance Recital and a recreational competition.  Attend a FREE audition!

AUDITIONS – 8+Years:

  • Hip Hop: Monday, August 31 at 7:00pm – 8:15pm.  Code 19318
  • Ballet/Lyrical: Wednesday, September 2 at 6:15p – 7:30pm. Code 19319
  • Jazz: Wednesday, September 2 at 7:45pm – 9:000pm.  Code 19320

Adult Dance

Dancing is for all ages! Bring a friend, spouse, partner, or join on your own for one of our adult dance classes! We offer Salsa, Ballroom and Swing Dance.

Forte Dance Company

The performance and ‭competition company is a year round program for dancers who enjoy Ballet, Jazz, or Hip Hop.  Dancers learn a variety of choreography with a focus on performance ability. ‭Dancers perform at local community events and spring Dance Recital. In ‭addition, all companies come together for a group ‭dance to be performed at the Dance Recital. At the ‭end of the season all companies participate in a ‭recreational competition.

AUDITIONS: AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 2

AUDITIONS – 8+Years:

  • Hip Hop: Monday, August 31 at 7:00pm – 8:15pm.  Code 19318
  • Ballet/Lyrical: Wednesday, September 2 at 6:15p – 7:30pm. Code 19319
  • Jazz: Wednesday, September 2 at 7:45pm – 9:000pm.  Code 19320

Rehearsal Times:

  • Junior Hip Hop Company: Mondays 6:15 – 7:30 PM
  • Hip Hop Company: Mondays 7:45 – 9:00 PM
  • Ballet Company: Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Petite Jazz Company: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Junior Jazz Company: Wednesdays 7:45 – 9:00 PM
  • Jazz Company: Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Company Fees for 2020-2021: 

  • Junior Hip Hop Company $320R / $340NR
  • Hip Hop Company $320R / $340NR
  • Ballet Company $384R / $404NR
  • Petite Jazz Company $256R / $276NR
  • Junior Jazz Company $320R / $340NR
  • Jazz Company $384R / $404NR

 

 

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Dance Recital

Recital dance classes run September-May.

Recital Classes Include: 

  • Mini Hip Hop 1 & 2
  • Tiny Toes 1 & 2
  • Kinderdance
  • Ballet Technique
  • Ballet Pre-Pointe/Pointe
  • Hip Hop 1 & 2
  • Ballet 1 & 2
  • Jazz 1 & 2
  • Musical Theatre 1 & 2

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Seasonal Classes

The Park District offers seasonal classes, including tap, ballet, hip hop, poms dance team, and Irish dance. These classes do not perform in the annual spring dance performance.

Classes Offered: 

  • Mommy and Me Dance
  • Little Ballerinas
  • Dance Combination
  • Young Ballerinas
  • Poms
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Irish Dance

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Adult Dance

 

Classes held at Simkus Recreation Center: 

Salsa

Need to add some spice to your step? Feel the heat, feel the beat, feel your body wake up with Latin Salsa Dancing. Lessons are suited for dancers of all abilities.

  • Fridays 8:00-9:00 PM

Instructor: Mariano Carreno

Classes held at Glen Ellyn Park District: 185 Spring Ave., Glen Ellyn 60137:

Ballroom Dance

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

  • Thursdays 7:30-8:30 PM

Swing Dance 

Learn how to dance the swing, also known as the Jitterbug and East Coast Swing, with ease and confidence.  Basic lead and follow techniques are covered in addition to many popular patterns.  Singles and couples are both welcome.

  • Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM

 

 

Adult Dance

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