Dance Program Information
Dance Class Attire
Proper attire is required for all Dance classes, view class lists below or at our online store here: https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance
- Hair must be secured away from the face.
- Hair in a bun for ballet, jazz, lyrical and contemporary classes.
- No jeans in any dance class.
Specific dance attire information is as follows:
Summer Fun Dance Camp & Summer Break Dance Camp: Leotard with tights or a form fitted tank top with capri leggings (no baggy clothes). Ballet shoes, tap shoes, and clean sneakers for camp.
|Bitty Ballerinas, Itty Bitty Ballerinas & Pre-Ballet||Pink leotard or skirted leotard and pink tights. Pink ballet shoes. Available here:https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance|
|Combo I & II - Ballet/Tap & Jr. Ballet & Tap||Girls: Pink leotard or skirted leotard and pink tights. pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Boys: Solid colored t-shirt and athletic-type shorts. Black ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Available here: https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance|
|Jazz & Tap||Girls: Solid colored leotard or skirted leotard and pink tights or fitted jazz pants, capris or leggings. Tan leather jazz shoes and Black tap shoes. Boys: Solid colored t-shirt and athletic-type shorts or pants. Black leather jazz shoes and black tap shoes. https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance|
|Jazz & Lyrical/Contemporary||Black leotard or fitted tank top, black fitted jazz pants or shorts, capris or leggings, and tan leather jazz shoes. Available here: https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance|
|Hippity Hop||Clothes they can move in, t-shirts or leotards, leggings or shorts, dance sneakers or clean sneakers. Available here: https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance|
|Hip Hop||Girls: Fitted tank top, t-shirt, or leotard, fitted jazz pants or shorts, capris or leggings. Black dance sneakers (sometimes called jazzsneakers). Boys: Solid colored t-shirt and athletic-type shorts or pants. Black jazz sneakers or clean, black sneakers used only in dance class. No street shoes. Available here: https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance|
|Poms 6-7||Black Leotard with black capris, leggings or shorts or black skirted leotard with tan (caramel) tights and tan leather jazz shoes. Available here:https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance|
|Poms PreK||Skirted Leotard with tan (caramel) tights and tan leather jazz shoes. Available here: https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance|
Class attire may be purchased online here: https://www.shopnimbly.com/ElmhurstParkDance
Locally, dancewear can be purchased at the following locations:
Dance N' Tees - 1065 N Salem Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60194 - (847) 884-5924
Leo's Dancewear - 159 N. Marion Street, Oak Park, IL 60301 - (773) 745-5600
Registration and Payment Information
Registration for yearlong dance programs takes place in August; details can be found in our autumn brochure. Recital Dance fees include instruction from September through May as well as various recital costs, such as costume, tights and four recital tickets.
Auto pay is available for scheduled dance payments; please contact the Wagner Community Center for details. Two equal payments are scheduled for the 2018-2019 school year. Payment 1 is due upon registration. Payment 2 is due by November 1. If the second payment is not made by the required deadline, your child will be dropped from the dance program and your spot will be filled from a waitlist.
Early Childhood Dance Programs
Our beginner-level classes are geared for ages 18 months through 6 years. These non-recital programs are a great introduction into the wonderful world of dance. Several classes are offered and each class is designed to teach students the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordination, flexibility, balance and self-confidence. Dancers will learn basic dance terminology as well as simple combinations to familiar songs. With the exception of “Me & My Shadow," parents will be asked to wait in the lounge while classes take place. Each session will conclude with a class observation day.
Youth Performance Recital Dance Programs
Our Youth Performance Recital Dance classes run throughout the school year. This program is designed for the dancer who will receive training in both technique and performance, showcasing their achievements at our annual dance recital. All registrants are expected but not required to participate in the recital. Once you are registered for a class in the fall session, you remain in that class through May. All fall classes will participate in the dance recital. Performance classes run from August 2019 through May 2020.
Elmhurst Park District 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 grow and perform, the Company is a fun, educational and creative experience with the focus not on learning a dance, but learning how to dance. Our choreographers will challenge company members, as we are most interested in the growth and development of each student. We understand that every dancer has different strengths and weaknesses, and we try to showcase everyone in our choreography.
For additional information, please email the ssmentek [at] epd.org (Dance Program Supervisor) or call (630) 993-8670.