Give your little one a great start in the wonderful world of dance through our fun, yet high-caliber, dance program. Classes take place in the Fitness and Recreation Center Dance Studio, where you can view your children from the lobby through our special one-way mirror (we’re sorry, no parents allowed in the dance studio during class).

Level Information:

In order to help parents better understand which classes would be best for their child, the Barrington Park District has included different levels for each class. Below is a basic description of the four different levels of dance offered.

Pre Classes: Very basic introduction to dance. Ages: 2 – 4 years. No previous dance experience required.

Level I Classes: An introduction to a given style or styles of dance technique, class etiquette, and basic choreography. Approximate ages: 4 – 7 years. No previous dance experience required.

Level II Classes: An intermediate approach to a given style or styles of dance technique, class etiquette, and choreography with a slightly faster-pace teaching style to give the students the ability to grow as a dancer with technique, flexibility, strength, and style. Dancers are encouraged to retain and perform skills and routines and will be encouraged to begin expressing themselves through performance. Approximate ages: 7 – 10 years. No previous dance experience required but recommended.

Level III Classes: An intermediate- advanced teaching approach of a given style or styles of dance technique, class etiquette, and choreography. Students will be held more accountable to retain and perform skills and routines and will be encouraged to express themselves individually through performance. Approximate ages: 8 – 15 years or instructor approval. Previous dance experience preferred.

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Ballet (Summer)

For Ages: 7 - 12 years

Our Ballet classes are offered at different levels. From learning the fundamentals to concentrating on graceful movements, expression and musical understanding.

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Ballet/Tap Combo (Summer)

For Ages: 4 - 8 years

This is a primary course that introduces ballet technique and class etiquette including ballet positions, basic ballet vocabulary, across the floor exercises, simple steps, correct posture and ballet choreography.

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Bitty Ballet with Parent (Summer)

For Ages: 2 years

This is the perfect introduction class for your little one who loves to dance around the house. Parents are able to stay in the room and can interact with their little one. Bitty Ballet is the best way to introduce young children to dance and creative movement.

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Fairytale Dance Camp

For Ages: 3 - 5 years

You are cordially invited to attend a royally exciting few days of Fairytale Dance Camp. Your little dancer will gather with friends to create crafts, learn a routine, and see what it means to be in a fairytale!

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Hip Hop Pop Star Dance Camp

For Ages: 6 - 9 years

Can’t stop that feeling? Hip Hop Pop Star is just what your dancer needs! Join us for three days of choreography, crafts and non-stop fun! Your dancer will have a blast as they learn a variety of jazz and hip hop moves in this upbeat class!

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Tiny Ballerina (Summer)

For Ages: 3 - 4 Years

Tiny Ballerina introduces and develops beginning ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness and a specific focus on class etiquette. Students will begin with positions of the feet and introductory movement vocabulary.

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Twinkle Toes (Summer)

For Ages: 2 - 3½ Years

If dancing is your child’s favorite activity, this is the class for them! Students will learn what their bodies can do by developing coordination and an understanding of rhythm through dance, stories and songs.

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