Dance, Music, Theater

Dance

The Dundee Township Park District dance program has class offerings for 3-18 years & older. Styles of dance range from ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, Latin, musical theater, and pointe. Dance is offered year-round, with new class sessions beginning in the winter, summer, and fall. The winter/spring session includes a dance recital that is typically held in May. We have classes for all abilities and welcome all to come dance with us! All classes will be held in the dance studio at the Rakow Center.

Attire Guidelines

Ballet - Leotard (black in color for level 3 and up), pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. All dancers' hair must be up off their face. Hair must be in a bun for level 2 and up. Ballet skirt or dance shorts optional.

Tap & Jazz - Leotard or form-fitting top, dance shorts, capris, or leggings, and tan tap shoes and tan jazz shoes (used for jazz). Hair up off the face.

Hip Hop - Comfortable clothes that you can move freely in (no jeans) Hip-hop sneaker or gym sneaker. Shoes are for dance class only and cannot be worn outside.

Contemporary - Leotard and tights. Dance shorts, dance pants, or capris may be worn over a leotard. Tan no lace jazz shoes. Hair up off the face.

Musical Theater - Fitted top, dance shorts capris or leggings. Leotard is optional. Tan Jazz shoes. Hair up off the face.

Go to our store on discountdance.com for required class attire. It is not necessary to purchase directly from this website, but the colors of shoes and recommended attire will be shown for your convenience. The website will provide competitive pricing and purchasing convenience.

Note: Ages serve as a guideline only. Dundee Township Park District reserves the right to place dancers in classes suitable to their ability.

Preschool Ballet I 14300

Learn beginning ballet techniques, basic positions, form at the ballet barre and creative routines.

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#14300-00
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Preschool Ballet I
Rakow Center
Ages between 3 through 4.99
Fees (R/NR)
$207 / $227
9:00-9:45am

Kinder Ballet 14302

This class will emphasize beginning ballet techniques and positions. Creative routines and form at the ballet barre will be taught.

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#14302-00
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Kinder Ballet
Rakow Center
Ages between 5 through 6.99
Fees (R/NR)
$212 / $232
11:00-11:45am

Ballet I 14303

Ballet is a base for all dance forms that instills grace and coordination. This class will include proper placement, barre work, and center work.

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#14303-00
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Ballet I
Rakow Center
Ages between 6 through 9.99
Fees (R/NR)
$224 / $244
12:00-1:00pm

Hip Hop I 14315

Learn age-appropriate dance moves to upbeat music with an emphasis on rhythm and attitude.

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#14315-00
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Hip Hop I
Rakow Center
Ages between 6 through 9.99
Fees (R/NR)
$214 / $234
5:30-6:30pm

Mini Jazz 14322

A fun, rhythmic style that introduces the basic jazz steps to young dancers. This class focuses on developing the love of dance and movement, as well as building self-confidence.

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#14322-00
Available
Mini Jazz
Rakow Center
Ages between 4 through 6.99
Fees (R/NR)
$207 / $227
10:00-10:45am

Pre Pointe 14304

An introduction to Pointe. Students should also be enrolled in Ballet II or III. Readiness for pointe work is determined by each student's strength and physical development, not by age. Instructors will notify parents and students when they have the necessary strength and maturity to go on to pointe.

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#14304-00
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Pre Pointe
Rakow Center
Ages between 8 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$57 / $77
6:00-6:15pm

Ballet II 14305

Proper placement and control to execute ballet moves will be included. Students will also focus on strength and flexibility. More intricate jumps and turns will be introduced.

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#14305-00
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Ballet II
Rakow Center
Ages between 9 through 12.99
Fees (R/NR)
$260 / $280
5:00-6:00pm

Contemporary II 14306

A style of expressive dance combined with classical, jazz, and modern elements to connect the mind and body through movement. Students must also be enrolled in a ballet class.

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#14306-00
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Contemporary II
Rakow Center
Ages between 9 through 12.99
Fees (R/NR)
$280 / $260
5:00-6:00pm

Contemporary III 14307

An expressive dance style combined with classical, jazz, and modern elements connects the body and mind through movement. Students will work on refining their technique and performance skills. Additional enrollment in Ballet II or higher is required for this class.

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#14307-00
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Contemporary III
Rakow Center
Ages between 11 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$260 / $280
6:00-7:00pm

Pointe I 14309

Students must have prior ballet experience and be enrolled in Ballet III. This class will include barre exercises, across the floor combination and center work.

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#14309-00
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Pointe I
Rakow Center
Ages between 12 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$170 / $190
7:30-8:00pm

Ballet III 14312

Redefining technique, the quality of movement and perfecting skills will all be included in this class. Instructor approval required.

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#14312-00
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Ballet III
Rakow Center
Ages between 12 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$269 / $289
6:15-7:30pm

Hip Hop II 14316

Join us in dancing to upbeat music! While emphasizing on rhythm and attitude, dancers will also be encouraged to choreograph for a group.

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#14316-00
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Hip Hop II
Rakow Center
Ages between 9 through 12.99
Fees (R/NR)
$219 / $239
6:35-7:35pm

Tap & Jazz II 14351

Dancers will develop a keen sense of rhythm and balance. This beginner/intermediate level class is appropriate for the dancer who has had some experience with tap and/or jazz dance and is looking to continue training. This class will build the development of technique & terminology. Students will further develop skills, including musicality and sound clarity.

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#14351-00
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Tap & Jazz II
Rakow Center
Ages between 8 through 19.99
Fees (R/NR)
$239 / $259
5:45-6:45pm

Advanced Jazz 14356

Dancers will be challenged and improve their jazz technique. Students will learn new choreography and will have the chance to perform their routine at events in addition to the spring dance recital. Prior dance experience is required. Final class enrollment is up to the instructor's discretion.

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#14356-00
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Advanced Jazz
Rakow Center
Ages between 12.0 and 18.99 years
Fees (R/NR)
$260 / $280
7:00-8:00pm

Adult Beginner Tap 14325

This fun atmosphere will provide an introduction to tap, focusing on the fundamental footwork and techniques of tap dancing and rhythm. Routines will be taught.

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#14325-01
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Adult Beginner Tap
Rakow Center
Ages between 18 through 99
Fees (R/NR)
$30 / $30
12:00-12:50pm

Adult AdvancedTap 14326

Advanced tap goes deeper into the detail of footwork and rhythm combinations while still focusing on the technique behind the work. Participants will learn routines in a fun atmosphere.

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#14326-01
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Adult Advanced Tap
Rakow Center
Ages between 18 through 99
Fees (R/NR)
$30 / $30
11:00-11:50am

Adult Ballet 24323

This class is good for the beginner through the experienced dancer. Dancers can work at their own pace– come for the fun and exercise. Great Class for Mother & Daughter/Son. This class will not be in dance recital.

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#24323-00
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Adult Ballet
Rakow Center
Ages between 14 through 99
Fees (R/NR)
$72 / $92
7:00-8:00pm

Adult Beginner Tap 24325

This fun atmosphere will provide an introduction to tap, focusing on the fundamental footwork and techniques of tap dancing and rhythm. Routines will be taught.

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#24325-00
Available
Adult Beginner Tap
Rakow Center
Ages between 18 through 99
Fees (R/NR)
$27 / $27
12:00-12:50pm

Adult Advanced Tap 24326

Advanced tap goes deeper into the detail of footwork and rhythm combinations while still focusing on the technique behind the work. Participants will learn routines in a fun atmosphere.

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#24326-00
Available
Adult Advanced Tap
Rakow Center
Ages between 18 through 99
Fees (R/NR)
$27 / $27
11:00-11:50am

Music

Dundee Township Park District offers group and private music classes. We offer piano and violin classes.

Tot Rock with parent 14170

This interactive class has everyone on their feet! We all learn together while engaging in active, creative, music-based activities, while using rhythm instruments and movement props. All class procedures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities are age appropriate by class and include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sensory, listening and following directions skills. Sing, dance, play, learn and imagine with us! www.rockitkids.com CONTRACTUAL

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#14170-01
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Tot Rock with parent
Rakow Center
Ages between 1 through 2.5 with parent
Fees (R/NR)
$61 / $81
9:30-10:10am

Kid Rock I with parent 14171

This interactive class has everyone on their feet! We all learn together while engaging in active, creative, music-based activities, while using rhythm instruments and movement props. All class procedures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities are age appropriate by class and include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sensory, listening and following directions skills. Sing, dance, play, learn and imagine with us! www.rockitkids.com CONTRACTUAL

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#14171-01
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Kid Rock I with parent
Rakow Center
Ages between 2 through 3.99
Fees (R/NR)
$61 / $81
10:20-11:00am

Tot Rock with parent 24170

This interactive class has everyone on their feet! We all learn together while engaging in active, creative, music-based activities, using rhythm instruments and movement props. All class procedures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities are age appropriate by class and include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sensory, listening and following directions skills. Sing, dance, play, learn and imagine with us! www.rockitkids.com CONTRACTUAL

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#24170-00
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Tot Rock with parent
Rakow Center
Ages between 1 through 2.5 with parent
Fees (R/NR)
$85 / $105
9:30-10:10am

Kid Rock I with parent 24171

This interactive class has everyone on their feet! We all learn together while engaging in active, creative, music-based activities, while using rhythm instruments and movement props. All class procedures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities are age appropriate by class and include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sensory, listening and following directions skills. Sing, dance, play, learn and imagine with us! www.rockitkids.com CONTRACTUAL

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#24171-00
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Kid Rock I with parent
Rakow Center
Ages between 2 through 3.99 with parents
Fees (R/NR)
$85 / $105
10:20-11:00am

Kid Rock II without parent 24172

This interactive class has everyone on their feet! We all learn together while engaging in active, creative, music-based activities, while using rhythm instruments and movement props. All class procedures are designed to keep staff and students safe. Activities are age appropriate by class and include songs and rhymes, rhythm and coordination, fine and gross motor, imagination and sensory, listening and following directions skills. Sing, dance, play, learn and imagine with us! www.rockitkids.com CONTRACTUAL

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#24172-00
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Kid Rock II without parent
Rakow Center
Ages between 3 through 5.99
Fees (R/NR)
$85 / $105
11:10-11:50am

Violin Lessons 14240

The Martin Lopez Academy provides professional group violin instructions to children from 3 to 18 years old. Instruction focuses on confidence, discipline, hand-eye coordination, concentration, memory, tone, and offers a fun, well-rounded and in-depth learning experience. Our teaching method introduces the violin to young children from the first lesson. Violin rentals are available at $25/month. Ages 3 - 6 years must have a parent present. Time slots for classes will be assigned once students register. www.themartinlopezacademy.com CONTRACTUAL

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#14240-01
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Violin Lessons- Private Beginner
Rakow Center
Ages between 3 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$428 / $448
4:00-7:30pm
#14240-02
Available
Violin Lessons- Private Intermediate & Advanced
Rakow Center
Ages between 5 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$572 / $592
4:00-7:30pm

Violin Lessons 24240

The Martin Lopez Academy provides professional group violin instructions to children from 3 to 18 years old. Instruction focuses on confidence, discipline, hand-eye coordination, concentration, memory, tone, and offers a fun, well-rounded and in-depth learning experience. Our teaching method introduces the violin to young children from the first lesson. Violin rentals are available at $25/month. www.themartinlopezacademy.com CONTRACTUAL

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#24240-02
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Violin Lessons-Private Intermediate & Advanced
Rakow Center
Ages between 11 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$384 / $404
4:00-7:30pm
#24240-01
Available
Violin Lessons- Private Beginners
Rakow Center
Ages between 3 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$288 / $308
4:00-7:30pm

Theater

Performances are held at the Adult Activities Center (665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville) unless otherwise noted. All tickets are available for purchase at the Rakow Center.

For more information, please contact:
Stacey Teeple, Recreation Supervisor | (847) 428-7131 x1203 | steeple@dtpd.org

Children's Theater- Shrek the Musical Jr 14280

It's a 'big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is a fun show with a powerful message. This is a tuition-based program, where all actors are assigned parts based on their auditions. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Rehearsals will take place on Thursday evenings once a week. Tech week will take place the week of March 11 - 14; with live performances on Friday, March 15 at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 pm on stage at the Rakow Adult Activities Center. Each Actor will receive 2 free tickets. Others will be available for purchase at the Rakow Front Desk. Fee includes a t-shirt for the actor.

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#14280-00
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Children's Theater- Shrek the Musical Jr
Rakow Center
Ages between 6 through 14.99
Fees (R/NR)
$230 / $250
5:00-6:15pm

 


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