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 /Tap Combo (Winter/Spring)

For Ages: 4 - 9 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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Ballet Technique (Winter/Spring)

For Ages: 6 - 12 years

Students will focus on building strength, flexibility, and control needed to execute all styles of dance. With a primary focus on barre, center, and across the floor, this class is a great way to work on skills while gaining strength and confidence in your dancing.


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Boys Jazz & Tap (Winter/Spring)

For Ages: 5 - 9 years

Boy’s only jazz & tap combo is an introductory class that will feature both jazz and tap styles and technique. This class is a great option to ease into either style or enjoy current styles you already love!


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Hip Hop +Plus (Winter/Spring)

For Ages: 4 - 11 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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Mini Dance Camps

For Ages: 3 - 9 years

School’s out, let’s dance! Spend time with friends dancing, crafting and having a great time! Each session will be a new theme full of fun-filled activities. Sign-up for one section or pick them all!


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Mini Youth Poms/Dance Technique (Winter/Spring)

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 (Winter/Spring)

For Ages: 8 - 14 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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