Dance Programs

The Park District’s dance program philosophy is to provide skill-building techniques through various dance forms while providing equal attention to learning dance skills in a fun and creative atmosphere. We offer a variety of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical classes for dancers 2 years old to adults.

Mission Statement

The Wheaton Park District Dance program goals are to provide high-quality dance classes in a non-competitive environment. Participants are encouraged to become technically proficient and at the same time build self-esteem, cooperation, leadership skills and have fun! Through performance opportunities we want our students to learn the responsibility and commitment inherent to theatrical discipline.

Dance Attire

All dancers are required to wear the attire appropriate for their particular class. Hair must be secured up and away from the face. No jeans, oversized sweatshirts or t-shirts should be worn. There is no gum chewing allowed in any class. If you are unable to provide dance shoes, gym shoes are acceptable. No open toed shoes or slippers will be allowed. If your child comes with inappropriate shoes, they will not be permitted to participate in class for their safety.

Photo of Dance Recital by Jo Cody

Photo © Jo Cody

Need dancewear and shoes?

Walmart or Target (non-skid socks)
Dance ‘n’ Tees
Play It Again Sports

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Spring Dance Recital

The annual dance recital will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Wheaton Park District Community Center. Recitals provide an opportunity for our dancers to showcase what they have learned in class. Family and friends are encouraged to come and view the student’s progress over the past year.

Parent Handout

2019 Recital Parent Handout (PDF)

Volunteer Form (PDF) — Available February 2019

Dress Rehearsal Day

Dress rehearsal will be on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Community Center.

Picture Nights

Picture night will be held the week of May 8, 2019.

Costumes will be available for all classes that participate in the recital. Your child does not have to purchase a costume to participate in the recital or class pictures, but wearing similar colors is recommended.

Costumes must be purchased at the time of registration.
Costume purchase and sizing deadline: MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019.

Meet our Staff – Bios coming soon!

Our dance department staff offers professional instruction in all styles of dance for all ages.

Parent Observation Days

Parents are not permitted to stay in the dance room during class. This is to help the dancers focus on the instructor and dance curriculum. There will be Parent Observation Days on the last day of each class.

Class Recommendations & Placements

Coming Soon!