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The Glendale Heights Dance program prepares young dancers to practice this art in a healthy and supportive environment which remains affordable to residents and community members. High quality instructors teach specialty classes to prepare students to express themselves creatively through an array of dance styles.

Instructors
The Glendale Heights Dance program provides studio quality instruction and recitals without the costs of a private studio.  Each instructor is committed to making sure each student grows and develops in a positive, fun and creative environment.

This year, Glendale Heights Dance is excited to collaborate with Front Street Dance Studio to offer studio-quality instruction at the Sports Hub.  The studio offers additional expertise in dance instruction and performance production, both of which will benefit Glendale Heights dancers.  Dancers have the opportunity to perform in a Holiday Showcase at the end of the fall session.  We will announce details in mid-October.



Regular Class Levels
Mini (Tapping and Tutus:  Ages 4 to 5, potty-trained and independent
Beginner 1:  Ages 6 to 10, up to two (2) years prior experience
Beginner 2:  Ages 11+, up to two (2) years prior experience
Intermediate 1:  ages 6 to 10, with 2-4 years experience
Intermediate 2:  ages 6 to 10, with 2-4 years experience
Adult:  Ages 16+

We accept late registration with instructor permission, but we do not prorate fees. There are no refunds for missed classes.

Styles

Jazz
Students in this upbeat class learn different jumps, turns, and movements that are often used in professional productions. Students wear leotard, tights, fitted shorts, beige or black jazz shoes.

Contemporary
Practice this expressive form of dance that combines elements of modern, jazz, lyrical and classic ballet.  *Students must also enroll in ballet to participate.

Tap
Students learn how to make music with their feet while learning about rhythm and musicality. Students wear leotard, tights, fitted shorts, beige or black tap shoes.
 
Lyrical
Lyrical is a style of dance that draws from the techniques taught in ballet and jazz while conveying a story through movement. Students wear leotard, tights, fitted shorts, beige or black jazz shoes.
 
Ballet
Students will discover the classical techniques of ballet, including terminology and positions.   This style is the foundation of all dance! Students wear Leotard, tights, ballet skirt (optional), pink ballet shoes.
 
Latin
Students dance to the sounds of Latin America, including popular and traditional dance styles.  Students wear leotard or t-shirt, shorts, and form-fitting athletic pants with black or tan jazz shoes.

Hip Hop
Students will practice isolations, tricks, and the amazing dance moves seen in the latest music videos and concerts.  Students wear t-shirt, shorts or yoga/dance pants (no jeans!), and clean street shoes.

Poms
Participants will sharpen poms and cheer routines with a cheer leading coach who is familiar with what is expected in competitions. 

Glendale Heights Dance Competition Team
If you are ready to take your dancing to the next step, it's time to compete!  Study under experienced instructors who know what it takes to make it in competitive dance. 

Competition team dancer packet and information: download here.
 
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