Dance Recital Classes 

Dance Recital classes run September-May and include performances in the annual holiday showcase, and spring dance recital. Registration will be accepted for dance recital classes until December 1. Participants that register after November 11 will not begin classes until January. All classes are held at Simkus Recreation Center.

Forte Dance Company 

Check out our new and improved dance company for Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop dancers! Missed auditions? Call (630) 784-6105 about openings available in the company!

AUDITIONS: September 5 for Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet

Seasonal Dance Classes 

Instructional dance classes are offered on a seasonal basis for children of all ages. Participants do not perform in our annual spring Dance Recital. Parent observation will be held during the last class of the session. All classes are held at Simkus Recreation Center.

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 Hip Hop, Contemporary, Salsa, Ballroom and Swing Dance.

Forte Dance Company

The performance and ‭competition company is year round program for dancers who enjoy Ballet, Jazz, or Hip Hop. We  offer three ‭different companies. Dancers learn a variety of choreography with a focus on performance ability. ‭Dancers perform at local community events, the ‭winter Holiday Dance Showcase, 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.



Rehearsal Times:

  • Junior Hip Hop Company: Mondays 6:45 – 8:00 PM
  • Hip Hop Company: Mondays 7:45 – 9:00 PM
  • Ballet Company: Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Petite Jazz Company: Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Junior Jazz Company: Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:15 PM
  • Jazz Company: Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Company Fees: 

  • Junior Hip Hop Company $315R / $333NR
  • Hip Hop Company $315R / $333NR
  • Ballet Company $378R / $396NR
  • Petite Jazz Company $252R / $270NR
  • Junior Jazz Company $315R / $333NR
  • Jazz Company $378R / $396NR



Dance Recital

Recital dance classes run September-May. Dancers will perform in the annual Holiday Dance Showcase on Friday, December 14 & the spring Dance Recital on Saturday, May 16.

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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Winter Break Camps


Holiday Princess Camp

Little dancers can enjoy holiday themed dancing, music, crafts and games to make their winter break fun and memorable.

Holiday Princess Camp

Adult Dance


Classes held at Simkus Recreation Center: 

Adult Hip Hop

Dance, strengthen and exercise and get your body moving! Learn various hip hop moves and combinations set to some of today’s top hits.  Beginners welcome!

  • Sundays 9:15 – 10:10 AM

Instructor: Tara Matteucci

Adult Contemporary Dance

Combine the elements of lyrical, ballet, jazz and modern dance in this contemporary class! Learn across the floor progressions and combinations using stylized movements focusing on musicality and expression.  All levels welcome.

  • Sundays 10:15 – 11:10 AM

Instructor: Tara Matteucci


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.

  • Thursdays 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



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