• EPD Dance
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  • Adult Hula
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  • Adult Tap
  • EPD Dance

Dance enriches participants' lives in so many ways; it can instill confidence, improve flexibility and balance, develop rhythm, create a sense of freedom to express one's self, provide an outlet for socialization, enhance memorization skills and so much more. Elmhurst Park District is proud to offer wonderful opportunities for self-expression through dance.

Elmhurst Park District hosts a variety of dance classes for children ages 18 months to adult, from tap to hip hop to ballet – and more.  

Download the Dance Handbook for more information on class attire, important dates and instructor information.

Early Childhood Dance

(Ages 18 months-6 years) These non-recital programs are a great introduction into the wonderful world of dance. These classes are designed to teach students the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordination, flexibility, balance and self-confidence in a variety of styles of dance. Participants learn basic dance terminology as well as simple combinations to familiar songs. These classes do not participate in the annual Spring Recital.

Youth Recital Dance

(Ages 4-18) Our Youth Recital Dance classes run from Fall to Spring. They are designed for the dancer who would like training in both technique and performance, showcasing their achievements at the annual dance recital in the Spring. Through our wide variety of class offerings, dancers have the opportunity to build on rhythm, flexibility and coordination skills, explore dance technique, and make friends.

Adult Dance

(Ages 18 and up) Adult classes are a great form of exercise, providing participants an opportunity to relieve stress while having fun and learning a new activity or perfecting their dance form. Each season, various adult dance classes are offered such as Tap, Hula, Belly Dance, Hip-Hop and Ballet.

Tree Town Tappers: For ages 18 and up, The Tree Town Tappers is a spirited adult tap group that performs lively and entertaining programs around the DuPage area. Instructor approval is required to join this troupe.

Impact Dance Company

The Elmhurst Park District Impact Dance Company offers the serious, talented, and dedicated student the opportunity to further their training with performance. Designed for the dancer who has a desire to be challenged and perform, Impact is a fun, educational and creative competitive dance team. Our multiple companies on Impact foster accepting and encouraging environments that grow and showcase the strengths of each dancer. Participation in dance competitions is required.

Auditions for the 2024-2025 season will take place July 20, 2024, 9 am-4 pm.

Summer Camps

Pre-K Summer Dance Camp (Ages 3.5-5): This camp gives your young dancer a fun morning of dance technique, choreography, craft and snack time. Throughout each week, dancers will work on ballet, tap, hip hop and poms. Plus, Each week will feature a fun new theme!

Summer Dance Camp (Ages 6-15): This full day camp gives your dancer an opportunity to experience the art of dance, and is excellent midyear training in between recital classes for returning dancers or an opportunity to sample new styles of dance. Each week focuses on a different style of dance. Campers will engage in warmups, technique, across the floor exercises, and receive small and large group dance instruction. Weekly outdoor time will be included as well as a Friday showcase.

Dance Coordinator
Maria Dirkes
Program Staff
Dance Coordinator
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