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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Swingin’ Swing

For Ages: 16 years and up

It’s the hottest old dance trend in the Chicagoland area! A few easy lessons will have you swing dancing at any event! Basic swing steps, and a routine will be taught.


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Tap

For Ages: 10 - 14 years, and 6 - 9 years

The core of the class will focus on the development of basic technical skills (shuffles, paradiddles, flaps, pickups, cramp-rolls, etc.), as well as the ear or ability to understand music.


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Tiny Ballerina

For Ages: 3 - 4 Years

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


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Twinkle Toes

For Ages: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years without parent, and 2-3 1/2 years

Twinkle Toes is without parent and parents are not allowed in the room. If dancing is your child's favorite activity, then this is the class for them! Students will learn what their bodies can do, developing coordination and an understanding of rhythm through princess themed dance, stories and songs.


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