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.
The Forte Dance Company is a year-round dance program focusing on choreography and technique. Dancers perform seasonally at local community events, the Holiday Dance Showcase, the Spring Dance Recital and a recreational competition. Attend a FREE audition!
AUDITIONS – 8+Years:
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.
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, Salsa, Ballroom and Swing Dance.
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, 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.
AUDITIONS: AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 2
AUDITIONS – 8+Years:
Company Fees for 2019-2020:
Recital dance classes run September-May. Dancers will perform in the annual Holiday Dance Showcase on Friday, December 14 & the Dance Recital on Saturday, July 18 (NEW DATE).
Recital Classes Include:
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.
Cheer & Poms Camp
Experience both in this fun camp! Develop hip hop, jazz and dance technique for poms, then work on basic tumbling, cheers, stunt skills and team building exercises. Location: Simkus Recreation Center
Princess Ballerina Camp
Send your little princess to our summer break ballerina camp to break up the summer! Dancers learn basic ballet, jazz and creative movement. We’ll also make a special craft. Dress as your favorite princess! Location: Simkus Recreation Center.
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!
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.
Instructor: Mariano Carreno
Classes held at Glen Ellyn Park District: 185 Spring Ave., Glen Ellyn 60137:
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.
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.