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Niles Park District performing arts program offers a variety of Dance classes that accommodate many levels of abilities and personal styles.  In order for our students to get the most out of their training, class placement may be at teachers discretion.  Children being in the appropriate class is important for growth and safety.

 

Dance Classes at LoVerde Sports & Recreation Center

 CLASS  AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR  TEACHER
 Ballet & Tap
 
Code: 110402-01
 3-4 yrs  Tues  Jan 8-April 30  4:00-4:45 pm 

 $195/$233

 Shellie

 Ballet & Tap 
 
Code: 110402-02
 3-4 yrs  Sat   Jan 12-May 2    11:15 am-Noon  $195/$233  Jackie
 Ballet & Tap
 
Code: 110402-03 
 3-4 yrs  Thurs   Jan 10-May 2   5:45-6:30 pm  $195/$233  Dawn
 Ballet & Tap
 
Code: 110402-04
 5-6 yrs  Tues  Jan 8-April 30   4:45-5:45 pm  $206/$246  Shellie
 Ballet & Tap
 
Code: 110402-05 
 5-6 yrs  Sat  Jan 12-May 4   Noon-1:00 pm  $206/$246  Jackie
 Ballet & Tap 2 
 
Code: 110402-06
 4-5 yrs  Sat  Jan 12-May 4  1:00-1:45 pm  $195/$233  Jackie
 Itty Bitty Tutus & Tuxedos
 
Code: 110402-07
 2.5-3.5 yrs  Tues  Jan 8-April 30  10:00-10:45 am  $195/$233  Shellie
 Ballet/Tap/Jazz
 
Code: 110402-08 
 7-9 yrs  Tues  Jan 8-April 30   5:45-7:00 pm  $216/$258  Shellie
 Hip Hoppers
 
Code: 110402-09 
 3-4 yrs  Tues  Jan 8-April 30   11:00-11:45 am  $195/$233  Shellie
 Hip Hop
 
Code: 110402-10
 5-7 yrs  Sat  Jan 12-May 4    9:00-10:00 am  $206/$246  Kate
 Hip Hop
 
Code: 110402-11
 8-13 yrs  Sat  Jan 12-May 4   10:00-11:00 am  $206/$246  Kate
 Advanced Dance I
 
Code: 110402-12
 9-11 yrs  Tues  Jan 8-April 30   7:00-8:15 pm  $195/$233  Shellie
 Advanced Dance II
 Code: 110402-13
 10-14 yrs  Tues  Jan 8-April 30   7:00-8:30 pm  $232/$279  Shellie
 Advanced Lyrical
 
Code: 110402-14
 12+ yrs  Wed  Jan 9-May 1   5:00-5:45 pm  $195/$233  Dawn
 Advanced Jazz
 
Code: 110402-15 
 12+ yrs  Wed  Jan 9-May 1  5:45-6:30 pm  $195/$223  Dawn
 Advanced Tap
 
Code: 110402-16
 12+ yrs  Wed  Jan 9-May 1  6:30-7:15 pm  $195/$233  Dawn 
 Jazz & Tap
 
Code: 110402-17
 6-9 yrs  Thurs  Jan 10-May 2  4:30-5:30 pm   $206/$246  Dawn 
 Poms
 
Code: 110401-18
 5-7 yrs  Thurs  Jan 10-May 2  6:30-7:15 pm  $195/$233  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 & 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 technique, faster execution and transitions between steps and builds stage presence skills.  Girls Attire: leotard, tights, tap shoes, ballet shoes, optional skirt or tutu.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, dance shoes.

Itty Bitty 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.

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, lookse shorts/pants or leggings, rubber soled sneakers with socks.  Boys Attire: t-shirt, loose pants or shorts, rubber soled sneakers with socks.

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, ballet shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, ballet shoes.

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, runner soled sneakers with socks.

Hip Hop (Ages 8-13)
In this class students will work on diffeernt hip hop styles and will learn 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, runner soled sneakers with socks. Boys Attire: t-shirt, loose pants or shorts, rubber soled sneakers with socks.


Advanced Dance I (Ages 9-11 Instructor Approval)

This dance class is for students 9-11 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 Instructor Approval)
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+, Invite Only)
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 ponytail or bun, tan slip on jazz shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes.

Advanced Jazz (Ages 12+, Invite Only)
Class will start with 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 shoes.  Boys Attire: black pants, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes.

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

Poms (Ages 5-7)

Poms combines sharp, fast movements with jazz technique and pom poms to create unique visuals to fun, upbeat music.  Attire: Comfortable clothing, black jazz shoes.



SPRING DANCE RECITAL

  • Niles Park District annual spring dance recital is scheduled for Sunday May 5
  • Dance Recital participation is optional
  • Costumes are an extra fee of approximately $50.00
  • Information will be forthcoming
  • Picture Day is Sunday April 14, Time TBD.
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