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! Please feel free to contact Stacey with any questions at (847) 428-7131 x1203.
Note: Ages serve as a guideline only. Dundee Township Park District reserves the right to place dancers in classes suitable to ability. Costume fee is not included in the Adult Dance classes fee. Recital participation is optional.
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 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 face.
Musical Theater – Fitted top, dance shorts capris or leggings. Leotard optional. Tan Jazz shoes. Hair up off face.
Go to curtaincallforclass.com for required class attire. It is not necessary to purchase directly from this website, but colors of shoes and recommended attire will be shown for your convenience. The website will provide competitive pricing and purchasing convenience.
Studio Name: Dundee Township Park District
Studio Pass Phrase: dance4DTPD
Dance Recital Information
May 11– Dance Recital at Jacobs High School
May 10 – Dress Rehearsal at Jacobs High School
May 1 & 2 – Dance Pictures at the Rakow Center
All classes will be held in the dance studio at the Rakow Center.
Preschool Ballet I (3-4 years)
Learn beginning ballet techniques, basic positions, form at the ballet barre and creative routines.
|14300-00||Jan. 7-May 6*||M/9:00-9:45 am||$162(R)/$182(NR)||Raegan||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14300-01||Jan. 12-May 4*||Sa/1:00-1:45 pm||$178(R)/$198(NR)||Ainslie||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14300-02||Jan. 12-May 4*||Sa/9:00-9:45 am||$178(R)/$198(NR)||Joyce||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14300-03||Jan. 10-May 9*||Th/9:00-9:45 am||$186(R)/$206(NR)||Joyce||REGISTER ONLINE|
Preschool Ballet II (4-5 years)
Learn beginning ballet techniques, basic positions, form at the ballet barre and creative routines.
|14301-00||Jan. 10-May 9*||Th/10:00-10:45 am||$186(R)/$206(NR)||Joyce||REGISTER ONLINE|
Kinder Ballet (5-6 years)
This class will emphasize beginning ballet techniques and positions. Creative routines and form at the ballet barre will be taught.
|14302-00||Jan. 10-May 9*||Th/4:00-4:45 pm||$191(R)/$211(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14302-01||Jan. 12-May 4*||Sa/10:00-10:45 am||$183(R)/$203(NR)||Joyce||REGISTER ONLINE|
Ballet I (6-9 years)
Ballet is a base for all dance forms that instills grace and coordination. This class will include proper placement, barre work, and center work.
|14303-00||Jan. 8-April 30*||Tu/4:00-4:45 pm||$183(R)/$203(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14303-01||Jan. 12-May 4*||Sa/11:00-11:45 am||$183(R)/$203(NR)||Joyce||REGISTER ONLINE|
Ballet II (9-12 years)
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.
|14305-00||Jan. 10-May 2*||Th/4:45-5:45 pm||$210(R)/$230(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
Ballet III (9-12 years)
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. Instructor approval required.
|14312-00||Jan. 10-May 9*||Th/5:45-6:45 pm||$210(R)/$230(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
Ballet IV (12-18 years)
This class will include redefining technique, the quality of movement and perfecting skills. This class is for dancers with prior training.
|14308-00||Jan. 9-May 8*||W/6:30-7:45 pm||$219(R)/$239(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
Pre Pointe (8-18 years)
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.
|14304-00||Jan. 10-May 9*||Th/6:45-7:00 pm||$41(R)/$61(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
Pointe I (12-18 years)
This class will include barre exercises, across the floor combination and center work. Students must have prior ballet experience and be enrolled in Ballet IV.
|14309-00||Jan. 9-May 8*||W/7:45-8:15 pm||$228(R)/$248(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
Adult Ballet (16 years & older)
This class is good for the beginner through the experienced dancer. Dancers can work at their own pace. Come for fun! Come for exercise!
|14323-00**||Jan. 7-Feb. 25||M/7:00-8:00 pm||$70(R)/$90(NR)||Kathy||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14323-01||March 4-April 29||M/7:00-8:00 pm||$70(R)/$90(NR)||Kathy||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14323-02||May 6-June 24||M/7:00-8:00 pm||$70(R)/$90(NR)||Kathy||REGISTER ONLINE|
Preschool Tap & Jazz (3-5 years)
Shuffles, Irish’s, flaps and other basic steps will be taught, as well as jazz steps and fun creative dances. The focus will be on technique.
|14311-00||Jan. 12-May 4*||Sa/12:00-12:45 pm||$178(R)/$198(NR)||Joyce||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14311-01||Jan. 7-May 6*||M/10:00-10:45 am||$162(R)/$182(NR)||Raegan||REGISTER ONLINE|
Tap & Jazz I (6-8 years)
This is an introduction to tap and jazz, focusing on the fundamental footwork and technique of tap and jazz dancing. This class is geared towards the dancer who has had little to no dance training. Class begins with a center warm-up and progresses to steps across the floor, combinations, and repetitive exercises. Instilling a strong foundation for the beginner dancer.
|14350-00||Jan. 7-May 6*||M/4:00-4:45 pm||$167(R)/$187(NR)||Raegan||REGISTER ONLINE|
Tap & Jazz II (8-19 years)
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.
|14351-00||Jan. 7-May 6*||M/4:45-5:45 pm||$183(R)/$203(NR)||Raegan||REGISTER ONLINE|
Teen Tap (11-19 years)
This beginner/intermediate tap class is a great opportunity for those who have never danced or who are coming back into dance. Class begins with a center warm up, progresses to across the floor combinations and then a center combination. This class will focus on the development of tap technique & terminology.
|14353-00||Jan. 7-May 6*||M/6:00-7:00 pm||$183(R)/$203(NR)||Raegan||REGISTER ONLINE|
Adult Beginner Tap (18 years & older)
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.
|14325-00||Jan. 8-Feb. 19||Tu/12:00-12:50 pm||$29(R)/$29(NR)||LaVergne||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14323-01||Feb. 26-April 9||Tu/12:00-12:50 pm||$29(R)/$29(NR)||LaVergne||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14323-02||April 16-May28||Tu/12:00-12:50 pm||$29(R)/$29(NR)||LaVergne||REGISTER ONLINE|
Adult Advanced Tap (18 years & older)
Advanced tap goes deeper into the details of footwork and rhythm combinations along with still focusing on the technique behind the work. Participants will learn a routine in a fun atmosphere.
|14326-00||Jan. 8-Feb. 19||Tu/11:00-11:50 pm||$29(R)/$29(NR)||LaVergne||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14326-01||Feb. 26-April 9||Tu/11:00-11:50 pm||$29(R)/$29(NR)||LaVergne||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14326-02||April 16-May28||Tu/11:00-11:50 pm||$29(R)/$29(NR)||LaVergne||REGISTER ONLINE|
Jazz (7-10 years)
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.
|14322-00||Jan. 12-May 4*||Sa/2:45-3:45 pm||$196(R)/$216(NR)||Ainslie||REGISTER ONLINE|
Hip Hop I (6-9 years)
Learn age-appropriate dance moves to upbeat music with an emphasis on rhythm and attitude.
|14315-00||Jan. 8-April 30*||Tu/5:00-5:45 pm||$183(R)/$203(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
Hip Hop II (9-12 years)
Join us in dancing to upbeat music! While emphasizing on rhythm and attitude, dancers will also be encouraged to choreograph for a group.
|14316-00||Jan. 8-April 30*||Tu/6:00-7:00 pm||$200(R)/$220(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
Pom (8-13 years)
This class is an introduction into the style of Poms, focused on developing sharp movements and high energy choreography. This class is perfect for those who are interested in one day being on a middle school or high school poms, cheer, or dance team. Dancers will learn fun and challenging choreography while being taught proper pom technique and improving their strength and endurance. Come have fun and shake your pom poms!
|14321-00||Jan. 11-May 3*||F/6:15-7:00 pm||$172(R)/$192(NR)||Ainslie||REGISTER ONLINE|
Contemporary II (9-12 years)
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.
|14306-00||Jan. 9-May 8*||W/5:30-6:30 pm||$210(R)/$230(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
Contemporary III (11-18 years)
A style of expressive dance that is combined with classical, jazz, and modern elements to connect the body and mind through movement. Students will work on refining technique and performance skills. Additional enrollment in Ballet III or IV is required for this class.
|14307-00||Jan. 10-May 9*||Th/7:15-8:30 pm||$219R)/$239(NR)||Becki||REGISTER ONLINE|
Musical Theater 9-13 years
This high energy beginner/intermediate dance class will focus on movement and music from your favorite Broadway musicals. The class will start with a fun warm-up and across-the-floor, then move into learning a Broadway-style combination all of which will be infused with character-driven movement styles that are the backbone of musical theater.
|14320-01||Jan. 12-May 4*||Sa/1:45-2:30 pm||$188(R)/$208(NR)||Ainslie||REGISTER ONLINE|
Line Dance (18 years & older)
This fun class will include Country Western line dances as well as Latin.
|14319-00**||Jan. 9-Feb. 13||W/7:40-8:40 pm||$53(R)/$73(NR)||Barbara||REGISTER ONLINE|
|14319-01**||April 3-May 8||W/7:40-8:40 pm||$53(R)/$73(NR)||Barbara||REGISTER ONLINE|
Adult Dance Performance 16 years & older
Adult Dance Performance Workshop is a separate class for adults who would like to perform in the spring dance recital. This class is solely for learning and practicing the performance piece. There is no skill level requirement, all are welcome.
|14323-03||March 11-May 6||M/8:00-8:30 pm||$88(R)/$108(NR)||Kathy||REGISTER ONLINE|
Note: Dance classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Rakow Center.
^Ages serve as a guideline only. Dundee Township Park District reserves the right to place dancers in classes suitable to ability.
*No Class 1/21, 2/18, 3/25, 3/26, 3/27, 3/28, 3/30, 4/19, 4/22, 5/1, 5/2
**Will not participate in the spring dance recital.