Dance 2021-2022

Find a variety of dance classes for all ages. Learn new dance skills, refine current ones. Enjoy great music and move to creative choreography by our experienced dance instructors.

Youth classes are at Simkus Recreation Center unless otherwise noted.



Forte Dance Company
2021-2022 Season

The Forte Dance Company Season has started, but registrations are still being taken. An audition is required. Email [email protected] to schedule an audition.

Season ends May 2022
Ballet Company - ages 10-17

Petite Jazz Company - ages 8-14
Jazz Company - ages 10-17
Hip Hop Company - ages 8-17

Fees vary per class.
All Dance Practices held at the Simkus Recreation Center

Ballet Classes (recital) in progress

Sep 9, 2021 - May 12, 2022
Ballet 1 - ages 6-8

Sep 7, 2021 - May 10, 2022
Ballet 2 - ages 8-18

Sep 9, 2021 - May 12, 2022
Ballet 4 - ages 10-18

Sep 9, 2021 - May 12, 2022
Ballet 5 - ages 12-18

$285 R / $305 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Hip Hop Classes (recital)

Sep 13, 2021 - May 9, 2022 (in progress)
Hip Hop 1
Ages 6-8

Sep 13, 2021 - May 9, 2022 (in progress)
Hip Hop 2
Ages 8-18

Learn various hip hop dance moves with focus on offering a new set of combinations and routines in every class.

$255 R / $275 NR / $60 Costume - MINI
$285 R / $305 NR /$60 Costume - HIP HOP 1 & 2
Simkus Recreation Center

Twinkle Toes (recital)

Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022 (in progress)
Ages 2-3

Toddlers are introduced to ballet, music, and moves to increase motor skills. Dancers perform in the holiday dance showcase at the end of the class.

$255 R / $275 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Tiny Toes 1 & 2 (recital)

Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022 (in progress)
Jan 6 - May 12, 2022
Ages 3-5

Preschoolers are introduced to the core fundamentals of ballet and tap. Develop technique, terminology, feet position, alignment, rhythm and class etiquette.

$150 R / $170 NR - Jan 6 session
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Kinderdance (recital)

Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022 (in progress)
Ages 5-6

Kindergarteners learn the dance disciplines of ballet and jazz or tap in a fun, active environment. Develop technique, strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythm and class etiquette.

$255 R / $275 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Ballet & Tap (recital)

Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022 (in progress)
Ages 6-8

This Tap and Ballet class is designed to develop rhythm, style and sound in tap, and teach basic ballet techniques and combinations.

$285 R / $305 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Jazz 1 & 2 (recital)

Sep 11, 2021 - May 14, 2022 (in progress)
Ages 6-11

This class incorporates basic dance techniques and rhythm. Jazz combinations and routines are taught weekly.

$285 R / $305 NR
$60 Costume
Simkus Recreation Center

Poms Dance Team

Oct 4, 2021 - Mar 12, 2022 (in progress)
Ages 6-8

This is an introduction to dance, cheers, and more! Participants will learn basic poms routines to perform starting in January for the park district's youth basketball games on Saturdays.

$180 R / $200 NR
$50 costume fee
Simkus Recreation Center

Young Ballerinas (seasonal)

Jan 4 - Mar 22
Ages 3-5

Little dancers are introduced to the structure of a ballet class, basic etiquette, terminology, fee and arm position as well as posture. These pre-ballet classes are less formal and incorporate props and dance games for young attention spans.

$99 R / $119 NR
Simkus Recreation Center

Poms (seasonal)

Jan 4 - Mar 22
Ages 4-6

This is an introduction to dance, cheers and more! Participants learn basic poms routines and dance skills.

$109 R / $129 NR
Simkus Recreation Center

West Coast Swing Dance

Jan 5 - Feb 9
Feb 16 - Mar 23

Ages 18+

The appeal of West Coast Swing is that it is an adaptable dance, it can be danced to a variety of musical styles and genres!

Fees vary based on length of sessions
Glen Ellyn Park District

Ballroom Dance for Adults

Jan 6 - Feb 10
Feb 17 - Mar 24

Ages 18+

Master the basics of the Waltz and Foxtrot. Get ready to hit the dance floor with confidence after this energy-packed class. 

$43 R / $63 NR Nov 11 session
$55 R / $75 NR Jan 6 & Feb 17 sessions
Glen Ellyn Park District

Swing Dance for Adults

Jan 6 - Feb 10
Feb 17 - Mar 24

Ages 18+

Learn how to dance Swing with ease and confidence. Basic lead and follow techniques are covered in addition to many popular patterns.

Fees vary based on length of sessions
Glen Ellyn Park District

Irish Dance (seasonal)

Jan 8 - Mar 26, 2022
Ages 5-18

Discover the tradition and intricate choreography of Irish dance! Learn Step dancing and group dances. Beginner and intermediate dancers are welcome. No class on 10/9 or 11/27.

$150 R / $170 NR
Fountain View Recreation Center

Adult Tap Dance

Jan 10 - Feb 7
Feb 14 - Mar 14

Ages 18+

Be a Tap Dancer! This class includes warm-ups, basic steps and traveling combinations. Tap shoes are required.

$50 R / $70 NR
Glen Ellyn Park District

Little Dancers (seasonal)

Feb 14 - Mar 21, 2022
Ages 2-3

Introduce your tot and preschooler to dancing through various classes that teach structure, basic etiquette, terminology, feet and arm position and posture.

$47 R / $67 NR - 2022 sessions
Simkus Recreation Center