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.
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!
Instructional dance classes are offered on a seasonal basis. 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.
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, Swing, Ballroom, and Line Dancing!
The Simkus Recreation Center gym is available for drop-in twirling. An adult over the age of 18 must be present during practice and a park district waiver must be signed. See below for more information!
Recital dance classes run September-May and perform in the annual winter and spring dance performances. The Holiday Dance Showcase will be on Friday December 15 & The dance recital will take place on Saturday May 5.
Registration will be accepted until December 1, 2017.
The new and improved performance and competition company is for dancers who enjoy Ballet, Jazz, or Hip Hop. We are now offering three different companies. Dancers learn a variety of choreography with a focus on performance ability. Dancers perform at local community events, the holiday 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. For more information please call: (630) 784 6105 or email: email@example.com
Jazz Company Ballet Company
Ages 10+ yrs Ages 10+ yrs
W • 7:15-8:45pm • Sep 13-May 23 W • 6:15-7:45pm • Sep 13-May 23
Full: $375R / $395NR Full: $375R / $395NR
Monthly: Approx $42R / $44NR Monthly: Approx $42R / $44NR
Hip Hop Company Ballet & Jazz Companies
Ages 8+ yrs Ages 10+ yrs
M • 7:00-8:15pm • Sep 11-May 21 W • 6:15-8:45pm • Sep 13-May 23
Full: $315R / $335NR Full: $550R / $570NR
Monthly: Approx $35R / $38NR Monthly: Approx $62R / $64NR
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.
Winter Break Camp
Looking for a fun activity for your little dancer during the winter break? Send them in for a few mornings of fun, and get some post holiday returns done! Each day send them in for holiday themed dancing, crafts, and games.
Learn to line dance to fun upbeat music! You won’t need a partner but feel free to bring some friends, get great exercise, and have a lot of fun. Dances are easy to learn through patterns and repeated steps.
Instructor: Estelle Peabody
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.
Instructor: Mariano Carreno
Master the basics of the waltz, foxtrot, and swing. Get ready to hit the dance floor with confidence after this energy-packed class. Basic lead and follow techniques are covered; no need to memorize choreography. Singles and couples are both welcome.
Instructor: Diane Smith
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.
Instructor: Diane Smith
Simkus gym is available for drop-in twirling. An adult over the age of 18 must be present during practice and a park district waiver must be signed. Save money and sign up for the entire session! Participants must sign in at the front desk upon arrival. Location: Simkus Recreation Center.
Fall Dates & Hours:
September 11-December 14
Monday & Thursdays – 3:30-6:00 PM
$5 R / $7 NR
$20 R / $30 NR
Session (13 Weeks)
$42 R / $62 NR