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Dance


Dance Logo The Glendale Heights Dance program collaborates with Front Street Dance Studio to offer studio-quality instruction. The program is designed for young dancers to practice this art in a healthy and supportive environment, which remains affordable to residents and community members. High quality instructors teach specialty classes to prepare students to express themselves creatively through an array of dance styles.

Dancers have the opportunity to perform in a Holiday Showcase at the end of the fall session. We will announce details in mid-October. No class the week of Thanksgiving

Instructors

The Glendale Heights Dance program provides studio quality instruction and recitals without the costs of a private studio. Each instructor is committed to making sure each student grows and develops in a positive, fun and creative environment.

Class Levels

Dancers are placed in a level based on experience and age. Instructors have final authority to place dancers in the appropriate level; appropriate refund or balance will be applied.

Mini

Toilet-trained and independent of parents, Ages 4-5

Junior

Up to two (2) years of dance experience, Ages 6-9

Intermediate

More than two (2) years of dance experience, Ages 8-12

Teen

More than three (3) years of dance experience, Ages 10+

Competitive

For those interested in committing to a competitive season as a team. Glendale Heights Dance Team includes two (2) competitions, one (1) workshop, costumes for competition dances and performances, shoes, and tights. New members pay an additional fee for spirit wear. Returning members will use spirit wear from prior seasons or can purchase new spirit wear. Competitive dancers must enroll in at least one regular course each session; one of which must be ballet. Dance instructors will place dancers in the appropriate level for the competitive season, which runs October through the Glendale Heights Dance Production in the Spring. Competitive dancers may do a solo for an additional fee, which includes 10 half hour sessions and a costume. Payment plans are available for the Glendale Heights Dance Team.

Styles

Jazz

Students in this upbeat class learn different jumps, turns, and movements often used in professional productions. Students wear leotard, tights, fitted shorts, beige or black jazz shoes.

Tap

Students learn to make music with their feet while learning about rhythm and musicality. Students wear leotard, tights, fitted shorts, beige or black tap shoes.

Lyrical

Lyrical draws upon jazz and ballet, conveying a story through movement. Students wear leotard, tights, fitted shorts, beige or black jazz shoes.

Ballet

Students discover the classical technique of ballet, including terminology and positions. Ballet is the foundation of all dance. Students wear leotard, tights, ballet skirt (optional) and ballet shoes.

Latin

Students dance to the sounds of Latin America, including popular and traditional dance styles. Students wear leotard or t-shirt, shorts, and form-fitting athletic pants with black or tan jazz shoes.

Hip Hop

Students practice isolations, tricks, and the latest dance moves seen in music videos and concerts. Students wear t-shirt, shorts, and comfortable athletic pants with clean street shoes.