Preschool 5

Niles Park District offers a variety of Dance programs for boys & girls.  All dancers are observed closely to determine appropriateness of class.  Scheduling recommendations may be made by the teacher after the start of the session to ensure the most positive experience for the dancer.  Please register early, classes fill quickly.  No classes November 5, 7, 22, 23.
Due to instructor conflicts, Miss Jackie's & Miss Kate's Saturday classes have new times- View HERE & in the chart below!

 

 

Dance Classes at LoVerde Sports & Rec Center, 7847 Caldwell Ave.
CODE:  410402-

 CLASS  AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR  TEACHER
 Ballet & Tap -02  3-4   Mon   Sept 10-Dec 17   5:00-5:45p   156/187   Dawn 
 Ballet & Tap -03  3-4   Tues  Sept 11-Dec 11   4:00-4:45p   156/187   Shellie 
 Ballet & Tap -04  3-4   Sat   Sept 8-Dec 8   11:15a-Noon   156/187   Jackie 
 Ballet & Tap -05  3-4   Thurs   Sept 13-Dec 20   11:45a-12:30p   156/187   Dawn 
 Ballet & Tap -06  3-4   Thurs   Sept 13-Dec 20   5:45-6:30p   156/187   Dawn 
 Ballet & Tap -09  5-6   Tues   Sept 11-Dec 11   4:45-5:45p   167/200   Shellie 
 Ballet & Tap -10  5-6   Sat   Sept 8-Dec 8   Noon-1:00p   167/200   Jackie 
 Ballet/Tap 2 -13  4-5   Sat   Sept 8-Dec 8   1:00-1:45p   156/187   Jackie 
 Itty Bitty Tutus/Tux -16  2.5-3.5   Tues   Sept 11-Dec 11   10:00-10:45a   156/187   Shellie 
 Ballet/Tap/Jazz -18  7-9  Tues   Sept 11-Dec 11   5:45-7:00p   177/212   Shellie 
 Hip Hoppers -21  3-4  Tues   Sept 11-Dec 11    11:00-11:45a   156/187   Shellie 
 Hip Hop -22  5-7  Sat   Sept 8-Dec 8   9:00-10:00a   167/200   Kate 
 Hip Hop -23  8-13  Sat   Sept 8-Dec 8   10:00-11:00a   167/200   Kate 
 Advanced Dance I -24  9-11  Tues   Sept 11-Dec 11   7:00-8:15p   193/231   Shellie 
 Advanced Dance II- -25  10-14  Tues   Sept 11-Dec 11   7:00-8:30p   204/244   Shellie 
 Advanced Lyrical -26  12+  Wed   Sept 12-Dec 19   5:00-5:45p   156/187   Dawn 
 Advanced Jazz -27  12+  Wed   Sept 12-Dec 19   5:45-6:30p   156/187   Dawn 
 Advanced Tap -28  12+  Wed   Sept 12-Dec 19   6:30-7:15p   156/187   Dawn 
 Jazz/Tap -30  5-7  Thurs   Sept 13-Dec 20   4:00-5:00p   167/200   Dawn  
 Poms -32  5-7  Thurs   Sept 13-Dec 20   6:30-7:15p   156/187   Dawn 



Class Descriptions & Attire:

Ballet & Tap (Ages 3-4)

Combination class introducing ballet and tap. This class will focus on correct technique and terminology, address grace and poise, and review rhythm and style. Girls Attire: leotard, tights, tap shoes, ballet shoes, optional skirt or tutu.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, dance shoes. 

 

Ballet & Tap (Ages 5-6)

Combination class progressing with ballet and tap. This class will teach more solid ballet technique, improve upon quicker tap steps, and introduce more complex choreography. Girls Attire: leotard, tights, tap shoes, ballet shoes, optional skirt or tutu.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, dance shoes.


Ballet/Tap 2 (Ages 4-5)
Pre-Req: must have been enrolled in at least 2 sessions of the lower level prior to entering.  A class that builds on technique, faster execution and transitions between steps and builds stage presence skills.  Girls Attire: loetard, tights, tap shoes, ballet shoes, optional skirt or tutu.  Boys Attire: Black pants, white t-shirt, dance shoes.


Tutus & Tuxedos (Ages 2.5-3.5)  

Introduce your child to dance in this fun class that explores basic dance concepts while moving creatively. Children learn how to be with others and get to dance their little hearts out at the same time!   Girls Attire: leotard, tights, ballet shoes, optional skirt or tutu.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, dance shoes.

  

Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Ages 7-9)

An upbeat class for newer dancers! Even if you've never danced before, you can experience all the fun, technique and style that this combination class has to offer. Learn intricate and appropriately challenging choreography as a class while working on individual goals. Girls Attire: leotard, tights, dance pants (capri length) or dance shorts, tap shoes, jazz shoes. Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, dance shoes.


Jazz (Ages 10-13)
Jazz class will start with a center warm up.   Depending in the level, students will work on appropriate technique including pirouettes, battements, leaps and center choreography.  Girls Attire: leotard, tights, dance pants, dance shorts, hair must be in a ponytail or bun, tan slip on jazz shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-short, black jazz shoes. 

Tap (Ages 10-13)
This class starts with a warm up, then moves onto technique center and/or across the floor and finishes with appropriate level choreography.  Girls Attire: Leotard, tights, dance pants, dance shorts, hair must be in ponytail or bun, tan slip on tap shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, black tap shoes.

Hip Hoppers (Ages 3-4)
This class will get your child moving with fun dance moves and music!  Students will learn basic hip hop skills and work on coordination and flexibility.  Girls Attire: t-shirt, loose shorts/pants or leggings, rubber soled sneakers with socks.  Boys Attire: t-shirt, loose pants or shorts, rubber soled sneakers with socks.

Hip Hop 
Ages 5-7:  Join us for our new exciting class where students will learn the fundamentals of basic hip hop.  We will explore musicality and rhythm through different hip hop styles and pieces of choreography.  Girls Attire: t-shirt, loose shorts/pants or leggings, rubber soled sneakers with socks.  Boys Attire: t-shirt, loose pants or shorts, rubber soled sneakers with socks.
Ages 8-13:  In this class students will work on different hip hop styles and will earn the art of freestyle.  Students will also learn about the history of hip hop and basic hip hop terminology.  Dancers will work on new pieces of choreography each week.  Girls Attire: t-shirt, loose shorts/pants or leggings, rubber soled sneakers with socks.  Boys Attire: t-shirt, loose pants or shorts, rubber soled sneakers with socks.
 

Advanced Dance I (Ages 9-11)

This dance class is for students 9 to 11 years of age who have at least 3 years prior experience in dance.  Students will work on more complex ballet and jazz movement along with other important dance concepts.  Girls Attire: leotard, tights, dance pants (capri length) or dance shorts, tap shoes, jazz shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, dance shoes.


Advanced Dance II  (Ages 10-14)
In this class your dancer will work on ballet and jazz techniques.  This includes barre work, center combinations, leaps and turns.  Advanced Dance II is geared for those who have taken at least 4 years of dance.  Girls Attire:  leotard, tights, dance pants (capri length) or dance shorts, tap shoes, jazz shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, dance shoes.


Advanced Lyrical (Ages 12 & Up, Invite only)
A combination of jazz and ballet but the choreography goes along with the lyrics of the song that is danced to.  Students will work on jazz and ballet skills while also working on balance, strength and flexibility.  Girls Attire: leotard, tights, dance pants, dance shorts, hair must be in a ponytail or bun, tan slip on jazz shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes.

Advanced Jazz (Ages 12 & Up, Invite only)
Advanced Jazz will start with a center warm up.  Depending on the level, students will work on appropriate technique including pirouettes, battements, leaps and center choreography.  Girls Attire: leotard, tights, dance pants, dance shorts, hair must be in a ponytail or bun, tan slip on jazz shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes.

Advanced Tap (Ages 12 & Up, Invite only)
This class starts with a warm up, then moves on to technique center and /or across the floor and finishes with appropriate level choreography.  Girls Attire:leotard, tights, dance pants, dance shorts, hair must be in a ponytail or bun, tan slip on jazz shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes.

Poms (Ages 5-7)
Poms combine sharp, fast movements with jazz technique and pom-poms to create unique visuals to fun, upbeat music.  Attire: Comfortable clothing, tan slip on jazz shoes. 

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