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 their ability.
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.
Summer Class Schedule
All classes will be held in the dance studio at the Rakow Center.
Preschool Ballet I (3-4 years)
Basic Ballet technique and terms are taught while learning how to stretch, move, and perform. Ballet barre is introduced with center floor and across floor routines. Students need Ballet shoes. Last class, parents are invited for a final performance show.
|34300-00||June 9-July 14||Th/4:30-5:15 pm||$54(R)/$69(NR)||REGISTER ONLINE|
|34300-01||June 9-July 14||Th/9:00-9:45 am||$54(R)/$69(NR)||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.
|34302-01||June 9-July 14||Th/10:00-10:45 am||$54(R)/$69(NR)||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.
|34303-00||June 8-July 13||W/4:30-5:15 pm||$54(R)/$69(NR)||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.
|34310-00||June 7-July 12||Tu/5:00-6:00 pm||$59(R)/$74(NR)||REGISTER ONLINE|
Ballet III (12-18 years)
Redefining technique, the quality of movement and perfecting skills will all be included in this class. Instructor approval is required.
|34312-00||June 7-July 12||Tu/6:15-7:30 pm||$62(R)/$77(NR)||REGISTER ONLINE|
Pre Pointe (8-18 years)
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. This class will not participate in the dance recital.
|34304-00||June 7-July 12||Tu/6:00-6:14 pm||$18(R)/$22(NR)||REGISTER ONLINE|
Pointe I (12-18 years)
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.
|34309-00||June 7-July 12||Tu/7:30-8:00 pm||$29(R)/$44(NR)||REGISTER ONLINE|
Contemporary (11-18 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.
|34307-00||June 8-July 13||W/5:15-6:15 pm||$59(R)/$74(NR)||REGISTER ONLINE|
|34307-02||June 8-July 13||W/5:30-7:30 pm||$59(R)/$74(NR)||REGISTER ONLINE|
Mini Jazz (4-6 years)
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.
|34322-00||June 9-July 14||Th/11:00-11:45 am||$54(R)/$69(NR)||REGISTER ONLINE|
Tap & Jazz I (5-10 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 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.
|34351-00||June 6-July 18*||M/4:00-4:45 pm||$54(R)/$69(NR)||REGISTER ONLINE|
*No class dates: 7/4
Turns and Jumps Camp (10-18 years)
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.
|34331-00||June 9-July 14||Th/5:15-6:15 pm||$59(R)/$74(NR)||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 their ability.