Ballet Class

Our Philosophy

The Park District’s dance program philosophy is to provide skill-building techniques through 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.

Dance News and Events

Winter / Spring 2017 Priority Pre-Registration Information

Dancers currently enrolled in Fall 2016 dance classes have priority registration from October 24 - November 8.  Students are only allowed to register for the same class (level/day/time/location).  Spots will be held until November 8 for the current students.
After November 8, all remaining spots will be open to the public and those currently enrolled are not guaranteed a spot for the Winter/Spring 2017 season in the same class.

Winter/Spring Registration

Oct. 24 – Nov. 8:

Current dance students can register for the same class.

Nov. 9 – 11:

Current dance students can transfer into a different dance class (if spots are available)

Dec. 8:

Resident Registration opens at 10am

Dec. 19:

Non-Resident Registration opens at 10am

How to Register

  1. Online at
  2. Administration Center weekdays between 8:30am - 4:30pm
  3. Administration Center drop box on the north side of the building.

​How to Transfer

Transfer between Nov. 9 – 11, please call 847.506.7872 or e-mail Kyle Donahue with a transfer request.

Winter/Spring Session Details

Jan. 7 – May 19:

18-week class session – click here for winter class codes

Mar. 27 – Apr. 1:

No classes for Spring Break

Registration Fee:

Registration fee include 18 weeks of instruction, 1 costume, and 1 dance piece in the recital.

Costume Fee:

Costume fee are included in the registration fee. No refunds are given on costumes.

Costume Measuring
Instructors will begin measuring for costumes in November.  Parents or guardians will sign off and approve the dancer’s costume size.  Parents are responsible for incorrect costume sizes ordered for their child.


Recital Dates

May 20 & 21:

St. Viator High School Auditorium


Questions? Please contact Cultural Arts Supervisor Kyle Donahue at 847.506.7872

Dance Shoe Sale & Meet The Teacher Night!

Tuesday, December 27 from 5:30-7pm

Administration Center, Annex Dance Studio: 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd (west entrance)

Interested in selling gently used dance shoes?

Complete the form and drop off ballet, tap or jazz shoes at the Administration Center front desk Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm.  Shoe and money pickup takes place 6:30-7pm the day of the sale.  90% of the price will go directly to the seller and 10% goes to the park district.

Dance Observation Week:   Tuesday, December 13th – Monday, December 19th
During this week, parents are able to observe their child’s dance class during the final 10-15 minutes in the dance studio.  The next observation week is scheduled for the week of Dress Rehearsals in mid-May 2017.  (*If your class has a scheduled make-up class, your observation week may be changed.  Please talk to your instructor about any changes.)

New this year! 

In previous fall sessions, we have closed dance registration and re-opened registration mid-October for a mini Jump-In session.  This allowed dancers to enroll for the second half of the session and still receive priority registration for the winter/spring recital session.   This year, there will NOT be a Jump-In session.   However, we are keeping registration open through October 7 for dancers to enroll at a pro-rated cost.  Registration for the fall session will close October 8.  If you want to receive priority registration for winter/spring session, you must be enrolled in the Fall dance session by October 7.

VIBE Dance Company

Vibe-dance-LogoThe VIBE Dance Company at the Arlington Heights Park District for the well-rounded and dedicated dancer (ages 8+). There are three levels of company all under one name.

The goal of the program is to offer a competitive based company that places importance on encouraging each other, perfecting techniques, increasing performance ability, advancing skill levels and sharing the love of dance. There is a specific emphasis on lyrical, jazz & ballet dance. 

Auditions are held every year in early June.  The VIBE Dance Company is a year-long commitment running June – May.

Information on the 2017-2018 VIBE auditions will be available in Spring 2017.

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