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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.  Class size limited to 12 dancers.  No classes Nov. 22 & Nov. 23.

 

 

Dance Classes at LoVerde Sports & Rec Center, 7847 Caldwell Ave.

 CLASS  CODE  AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR  TEACHER
 Tutus & Tuxedos  410402-10  2.5-3.5 yrs  Tues  Sept 12-Dec 19  10:00-10:45 am  $140/$160  Shellie
 Ballet & Tap  410402-01  3-4 yrs  Tues  Sept 12-Dec 19  4:00-4:45 pm  $140/$160  Shellie
 Ballet & Tap  410402-02  5-6 yrs  Tues  Sept 12-Dec 19  4:45-5:45 pm  $150/$160  Shellie
 Ballet, Tap & Jazz  410402-03  7-9 yrs  Tues  Sept 12-Dec 19  5:45-7:00 pm  $160/$180  Shellie
 Advanced Dance I  410402-04  8-10 yrs  Tues   Sept 12-Dec 19  7:00-8:15 pm  $160/$180  Shellie
 Advanced Dance II  410402-05  10-12 yrs  Tues  Sept 12-Dec 19  7:00-8:30 pm  $180/$200  Shellie
 Movin & Groovin   410401-01  2-3 yrs  Wed  Sept 13-Oct 18  9:30-10:15 am  $50/$62  Debbie
 Movin & Groovin  410401-02  2-3 yrs  Wed  Oct 25-Dec 6  9:30-10:15 am  $50/$62  Debbie
 Pre Ballet & Tap  410402-06  3-4 yrs  Wed  Sept 13-Dec 20   11:15 am-Noon  $140/$160  Jackie
 Preschool Ballet & Tap  410402-07  3-5 yrs  Wed  Sept 13-Dec 20  12:15-1:15 pm  $150/$170  Jackie
 Ballet & Tap  410402-08  3-4 yrs  Wed  Sept 13-Dec 20  4:00-4:45 pm  $140/$160  Katie
 Poms Squad  410402-11  5-8 yrs   Thurs  Sept 14-Dec 21  4:45-5:30 pm  $150/$170  Katie
 Ballet & Tap  410402-12  3-4 yrs  Sat  Sept 9-Dec 16  9:00-9:45 am  $140/$160  Jackie
 Ballet & Tap  410402-13  5-6 yrs  Sat  Sept 9-Dec 16  10:00-11:00 am  $150/$170  Jackie
 Adult Wedding Dance  410402-14  16 yrs & Up  Thurs  Nov 16-30  7:30-9:30 pm  $50/$62  Dance Techs

 


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 & 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.

 

Advanced Dance I (Ages 8-10)

This dance class is for students 8 to 10 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 10-12)
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.


Movin & Groovin (Ages 2-3)

This class is filled with lots of fun activities involving lively music!  Children will meet new friends while dancing, skipping and twirling.  We will focus on developing large motor skills, rhythm, coordination and balance.
 

Preschool Ballet & Tap (Ages 3-5)
Dance your heart out with our preschool dance class.  Girls Attire:  Leotard, 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.


Poms Squad (Ages 5-8) 
Poms combine sharp, fast movements with jazz technique and pom-poms to create unique visuals to fun, upbeat music.  Open to all levels.

Adult Wedding Workshop (16 Years & Up)- NEW!
Learn to dance to ballroom, big band, latin and contemporary dance music.  This crash course includes the basics- leading & following, traveling, turns and movement.  This is perfect for anyone that is in or going to a wedding or social event!  Waltz, Cha Cha, and Swing will be taught.  Couples are recommended and will not rotate partners.  Singles are not guarnteed a partner.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

 

 

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