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The Glendale Heights Dance program collaborates with Front Street Dance Studio to offer studio-quality instruction.  The program is designed for 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.

Dancers have the opportunity to perform in a Holiday Showcase at the end of the fall session.  We will announce details in mid-October.  No class the week of Thanksgiving.

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.

Class Levels

Tiny Tot:  Toilet-trained and independent of parents, Ages 2.5-4

Mini:  Toilet-trained and independent of parents, Ages 4-6

Junior:  Up to two (2) years of dance experience, Ages 6-8

Intermediate:  More than two (2) years of dance experience, Ages 8-12

Teen:  More than three (3) years of dance experience, Ages 13+

Competitive:  For those interested in committing to a competitive season as a team.  Glendale Heights Dance Team includes two (2) competitions, one (1) workshop, costumes for competition dances and performances, shoes, and tights.  New members pay an additional fee for spirit wear.  Returning members will use spirit wear from prior seasons or can purchase new spirit wear.  Competitive dancers must enroll in at least one regular course each session; one of which must be ballet. Dance instructors will place dancers in the appropriate level for the competitive season, which runs October through the Glendale Heights Dance Production in the Spring.  Competitive dancers may do a solo for an additional fee, which includes 10 half hour sessions and a costume.  Payment plans are available for the Glendale Heights Dance Team.  Information meeting date:  Friday, September 21 at 6:00 pm at the Sports Hub.

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 often used in professional productions.  Students wear leotard, tights, fitted shorts, beige or black jazz shoes.

Tap
Students learn 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 draws upon jazz and ballet, conveying a story through movement.  Students wear leotard, tights, fitted shorts, beige or black jazz shoes.
 
Ballet
Students discover the classical technique of ballet, including terminology and positions.  Ballet is the foundation of all dance.  Students wear leotard, tights, ballet skirt (optional) and 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 practice isolations, tricks, and the latest dance moves seen in music videos and concerts.  Students wear t-shirt, shorts, and comfortable athletic pants with clean street shoes.

 
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