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 34300

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

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Preschool Ballet I
Rakow Center
Ages between 3 through 4.99
Fees (R/NR)
$59 / $74
6:00-6:45pm
#34300-00
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Preschool Ballet I
Rakow Center
Ages between 3 through 4.99
Fees (R/NR)
$59 / $74
9:00-9:45am

Kinder Ballet 34302

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

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Kinder Ballet
Rakow Center
Ages between 5 through 6.99
Fees (R/NR)
$59 / $74
10:00-10:45am

Ballet I 34303

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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Ballet I
Rakow Center
Ages between 6 through 9.99
Fees (R/NR)
$59 / $74
12:00-12:45pm

Hip Hop I 34315

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

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Hip Hop I
Rakow Center
Ages 6- 9 years old
Fees (R/NR)
$63 / $78
5:30-6:30pm

Mini Jazz 34322

Learn fun choreography to upbeat music, as well as basic to intermediate leaps, turns, and jumps. A perfect class for those who just like to dance. Prior experience dancing is helpful but not required.

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#34322-00
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Mini Jazz
Rakow Center
Ages between 4 through 6.99
Fees (R/NR)
$59 / $74
11:00-11:45am

Pre Pointe 34304

An introduction to Pointe. 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. Students should also be enrolled in Ballet II or III.

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Pre Pointe
Rakow Center
Ages between 8 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$18 / $33
6:00-6:15pm

Contemporary 34307

A style of expressive dance combined with classical, jazz, and modern elements to connect the mind and body through movement. The students will work on refining technique and performance skills. Student must be enrolled in Ballet III or higher.

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Contemporary III
Rakow Center
Ages between 11 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$63 / $78
6:00-7:00pm
#34307-00
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Contemporary II
Rakow Center
Ages between 9 - 12.99 years
Fees (R/NR)
$63 / $78
5:00-6:00pm

Pointe 34309

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

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Pointe I
Rakow Center
Ages between 12 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$32 / $47
7:30-8:00pm

Ballet II 34310

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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#34310-00
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Ballet II
Rakow Center
Ages between 9 through 12.99
Fees (R/NR)
$63 / $78
5:00-6:00pm

Ballet III 34312

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

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Ballet III
Rakow Center
Ages between 12 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$65 / $80
6:15-7:30pm

Turns and Jumps Camp 34331

Concentration will be on the technical aspect of leaping, jumping, and turning while focusing on weight and direction changes. Dancers will strive for the development of balance, strength, elevation, and body alignment.

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Stretch, Strength, Turns and Jumps Camp
Rakow Center
Ages between 10 through 18.99
Fees (R/NR)
$63 / $78
5:15-6:15pm

Hip Hop II 34316

Join us in dancing to upbeat music! While emphasizing on rhythm and attitude, dancers will be encouraged to give ideas on choreographing.

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Hip Hop II
Rakow Center
Ages 9 - 13 years old
Fees (R/NR)
$63 / $78
6:35-7:35pm

Adult Tap 34326

This tap class 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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Adult Tap
Rakow Center
Ages between 18 through 99
Fees (R/NR)
$30 / $30
12:00-12:50pm
#34326-00
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Adult Tap
Rakow Center
Ages between 18 through 99
Fees (R/NR)
$30 / $30
12:00-12:50pm

Music

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

Family Music for Toddlers 34245

Cultivate your child's musical development through songs, rhythm and tonal patterns, drumming, poetry, movement activities, listening games and instruments! Songs and dances explore the seasons and nature, reminding children that music is all around us! CONTRACTUAL

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Family Music for Toddlers/Preschoolers
The Lennard Music Hall
Ages 3 - 5 years with parent
Fees (R/NR)
$50 / $70
11:00-11:30am
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#34245-01
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Family Music for Toddlers/Preschoolers
The Lennard Music Hall
Ages 3 - 5.99 years with parent
Fees (R/NR)
$50 / $70
11:00-11:30am
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#34245-02
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Family Music for Toddlers/Preschoolers
The Lennard Music Hall
Ages 3 - 5 years with parent
Fees (R/NR)
$50 / $70
11:00-11:30am
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#34245-03
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Family Music for Toddlers/Preschoolers
The Lennard Music Hall
Ages 3 - 5.99 years with parent
Fees (R/NR)
$38 / $58
11:00-11:30am

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

Youth Theater 34280

Will Belle teach the Beast to love and be loved? And will his curse be broken to save him and his household? 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 either Tuesday or Thursday evening once a week. Tech week will take place the week of October 14 - 17th with live performances on Friday, October 18th at 7:00pm, and Saturday, October 19th at 2:00pm for the Tuesday class and Saturday, October 19th at 7:00pm and Sunday, October 20th at 2:00pm on stage at the Rakow Adult Activities Center. Each actor will receive 2 free tickers, others will be available for purchase at the Rakow front desk closer to the performance. Fee includes a t-shirt for the actor.

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Youth Theater- Beauty & the Beast
Rakow Center
Ages 7 to 14 years old
Fees (R/NR)
$230 / $250
5:30-6:45pm
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#34280-00
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Youth Theater- Beauty & the Beast Jr.
Rakow Center
Ages 7 to 14 years old
Fees (R/NR)
$230 / $250
5:30-6:45pm

Youth Theater 34281

Audition with confidence! In this one-time class, participants will learn valuable tips and tricks to nail their next audition. Whether preparing for their first audition or 100th audition, participants will come away with practical skills to enhance their performance quality. The workshop will focus on singing and acting skills. Please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice (which is usually equivalent to about 30 seconds) and send a link for accompaniment to steeple@dtpd.org. These can easily be found on YouTube by searching the name of the song and “accompaniment” or “karaoke.”

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Children's Theater Musical Theater Audition Workshop
Rakow Center
Ages 6 - 17 years old
Fees (R/NR)
$35 / $55
6:00-7:30pm

 

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