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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Dance: Hip Hop +Plus (Sept. - Dec.)

For Ages: 4 - 10 years

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.


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Dance: Twinkle Toes (Sept. - Dec.)

For Ages: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 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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Modern/Contemporary (Sept. - Dec.)

For Ages: 8 - 12 years

Modern dance is a form of dance which encourages the freedom of expression, improvisation, innovation and creative exploration of movement. Students focus on movement from the inside out, encouraging use of breath, energy and connection.


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