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 2020 Spring Recital information will be available as soon as a date is able to be established. Due to recommendations from public health officials regarding COVID-19, this event has been postponed.

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!