Dance Contact

Cultural Arts Supervisor

Phone - 847-577-3000



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Welcome to the AHPD Dance Program


VIBE Dance Company level 2 performs their Hawaiian themed routine for AHPD's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Arlington Heights Park District is pleased to announce the newest member of our staff; TaylorHamm_1051Cultural Arts Supervisor, Taylor Hamm.
Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, Chicago, IL; with an emphasis in Theatre Arts. She has extensive background in working at the Fox Valley Park District as the Drama Coordinator. At Fox Valley (which is the second largest park district theatre and music companies in the state of Illinois) she was responsible for planning, organizing and scheduling performing arts programs, special events and other services to meet the needs of the patrons and the community within the Drama and Music Departments. She also was responsible for updating brochures, program management, purchasing and budgeting, class instruction, marketing and staff training. She worked in various aspects of the dance and art programming as required and assisted the dance department in programming and the recitals; which taught well over 1,000 students and had a staff of 25 instructors.
Taylor completed an internship with the Gray Talent Group one of the most prestigious talent agencies in Chicago and she is also a Certified Event Planner. Taylor took dance classes from age three to eighteen; her emphasis was in jazz and hip hop. She studied at Mar Ray Dance Studio and the Algonquin Academy of Dance and was a member of the 2004/2005 Illinois State Championship Varsity Pom Squad for McHenry High School.
Taylor has expressed how excited she is to be in the Cultural Arts position here in Arlington Heights. She can be reached at 847-506-7872 or

Our Philosophy

The Park District’s dance program philosophy is to provide skill-building techniques though the various dance forms offered and provide equal attention to learning these dance skills in a fun and creative atmosphere for all participants involved.
We offer a variety of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, and Hip Hop classes for dancers 2½ years to Adults. We hope our program will bring self confidence and poise that will be carried throughout all aspects of the life of the dancer.

Arlington Heights Park District Dance Company

We would like to invite you to Company Auditions. The Park District Dance Company focuses on improving technique and strengthening dance skills. Students will learn more advanced skills and broaden their knowledge of dance styles and terms. 

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Arlington Heights Park District
410 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-577-3000
Fax: 847-506-2735
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