Dance Program Information

Dance Class Attire

Proper attire is required for all Dance classes:

  • 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 & Pre-Ballet Pink leotard or skirted leotard and pink tights. Pink leather ballet shoes.
Combo I & II - Ballet/Tap Girls: Pink leotard or skirted leotard and pink tights. Pink leather ballet shoes. Black tap shoes. Boys: Solid colored t-shirt and athletic-type shorts. Black ballet shoes and black tap shoes.
Jazz/Tap and Teen Tap Girls: Solid colored leotard or skirted leotard and pink tights or fitted jazz pants, capris or leggings. Pink leather ballet shoes and Black tap shoes. Boys: Solid colored t-shirt and athletic-type shorts or pants. Black ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Instructors may require jazz shoes, check with your instructor after classes begin.
Jazz & Lyrical/Contemporary Black leotard or fitted tank top, black fitted jazz pants or shorts, capris or leggings, soft, tan, leather jazz shoes.
Hippity Hop Clothes they can move in, t-shirts or leotards, leggings or shorts, clean sneakers.
Hip Hop Girls: Fitted tank top, t-shirt, or leotard, fitted jazz pants or shorts, capris or leggings. Black jazz sneakers (sometimes called dance sneakers). 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.
Tap Leotard or fitted tank top or t shirt with fitted jazz pants, capris or leggings or skirted leotard with pink tights. Black tap shoes.
Poms Leotard with fitted jazz pants, capris, leggings or shorts. Soft, tan, leather jazz shoes.


Dance attire for each class may be viewed and purchased online at, enter Studio name Elmhurst Park District and pass phrase EPDance1. Locally, dancewear can be purchased at the following location:

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 2017-2018 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 September 2017 through May 2018.

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 Dance Program Supervisor or call (630) 993-8670.