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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Advanced Hip Hop

For Ages: 10 - 14 years

This class is very dynamic and helps the dancers improve flexibility, develop body balance and coordination. Channel your inner hip hop diva and join us for a fast paced class you won’t want to miss!


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Ballet

For Ages: 4 - 6 Years, and 6 - 8 years

The goal of Ballet I is to impart the fundamentals of classical ballet. Class will focus on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology and musicality. Students will be introduced to elementary barre and center work.


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Ballet & Tap Combo

For Ages: 4 - 6 Years, and 5 - 7 years

This is a primary course that introduces ballet technique and class etiquette including ballet positions, as well as basic ballet vocabulary, across the floor exercises, simple steps, correct posture & ballet choreography. This class also includes an introduction to tap technique, vocabulary, & fun upbeat music to encourage dancers to open doors to all styles of dance!


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Bitty Ballet (with parent)

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. We are dedicated to instilling a love of dance in toddlers and having fun at the same time.


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Boys Jazz/Tap Combo

For Ages: 7 - 10 Years

This class, specifically designed for our male students, explores the jazz and tap genre in a fun, friendly and low-pressure environment for your dancer to grow and thrive in his performance skills.


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Broadway Babies

For Ages: 4 - 6 Years

A combination of pre-ballet and pre-jazz taught to fun Broadway style music. Teaches creative movement and musical skills. A great way to enter the world of theater and dance!


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Creative Movement

For Ages: 3 - 5 years

In this fun and exciting class dancers will march, gallop and roll... jump, twirl, wiggle and giggle. Fine and gross motor skills are developed through class dances, props and fun activities.


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Hip Hop +Plus

For Ages: 5 - 7 years

Level I: An introduction for students focusing on developing a foundation of basic Hip Hop movements, across the floor exercises and choreography. This class also incorporates beginner techniques which focuses on learning fundamental jazz and hip hop steps and basic vocabulary. Level II: Places more emphasis on developing an ear for rhythm and exploring syncopation through…


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Mini Poms/Dance Technique

For Ages: 6 - 8 years

Poms is the combination of sharp, precise arm movements and technical skills such as turns, leaps, kicks and toe touches. This class offers training in poms technique and the elements of dance used in poms. Taking Poms/Dance classes is a great head start for those students looking to join XStatic Poms Squad.


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Modern/Contemporary

For Ages: 7 - 10 Years, and 8 - 12 years

Modern dance appeals to the creative, artistic soul in everyone because of its expressiveness and freedom of individuality. This class teaches important dance skills including fundamental principles of contraction/release, spiral and shift of weight.


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