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Dance

Our dance classes offer a diverse and skill-building curriculum of professional, educational and fun classes for all ages. Our dance instructors are trained professionals looking to give each participant a great class experience and foster their love of dance while developing poise and self-confidence. Our mission is to advocate artistic excellence through creativity and self-expression.

Items can be ordered by clicking the links below and we will deliver them to your dance class. Items are for current dancers only.

2023-24 Dance Season

Dance Registration:

  • Online registration 
  • Limited In-Person registration: Please visit ARC during business hours 847.577.3025
  • Class placement letters were mailed out July 25 to previous dancers. ​Didn’t receive a letter or are new? Please contact KSchwarz@ahpd.org.

Important Dates:

  • August 24-May 1: Dance Season runs 32 weeks
  • September 15: Dance class age calculated on Sept. 15, 2023
  • No class 9/2-9/4, 10/31 evening, 11/22-11/25, 12/25-1/5, 1/1-1/4, 3/25-3/30
  • Makeup dates may be held on scheduled no-class dates.
  • January 14: Dance registration closes
  • May 2 and May 4: 2024 dance recital dates

2023-24 Dance Season Fees:

  • 30-Minute Classes | $300 Residents/$353 Non-Residents
  • 45-Minute Classes | $350 Residents/$410 Non-Residents
  • 1 hour classes | $385 Residents/$457 Non-Residents
  • Fees include costume
    Please note: and additional $10 was added to all costume fees to accommodate rising costume pricing.

Payment Details:

  • 50% due at time of registration & 50% charged November 15.
  • Option to pay in full.
  • Mobile device registration will require 100% payment due.
  • Pro-rated refund requests accepted throughout the season.
  • Costume fee is non-refundable after January 14

Parent Volunteers

  • Those who signed up will assist with their child’s dance class backstage for the entire recital
  • No additional siblings are allowed backstage
  • Arrival required 45 minutes before recital show time
  • 1 free front row seat for you to watch your child’s performance – no ticket needed
  • Photography and videography is permitted from your front row seat
  • You will receive a $12 credit to your Park District account (the value of 2 recital tickets)

Dates & Locations

  • Thursday, May 2 at St. Viator High School
  • Saturday, May 4 at St. Viator High School

Recital Schedule

   Click HERE to see the Recital Showtimes

  • The shows are approximately 1 hour long.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes before each show.
  • Showtimes:
    • Thursday 5PM
    • Thursday 7PM
    • Saturday 9AM
    • Saturday 11AM
    • Saturday 1PM
    • Saturday 3PM
    • Saturday 5PM

Tickets

  • On sale April 11, 2024 at 10AM
  • www.ticketor.com/AHPD
  • Advance online ticket sales will close May 1
  • Tickets are $8 each online & $10 each at the recitals.
  • Tickets purchased after May 1 must be purchased on site at the recital.  Exact cash preferred.
  • Children 2 years of age and younger do not need a ticket if they are sitting on an adult’s lap.
  • Seating is reserved; all seats are assigned.
  • Please remember to bring your physical ticket print outs or have your confirmation email out to enter the auditorium.
  • The auditorium is designed without steps, so all seating is accessible. Please contact us directly if you need additional accommodations.

Dress Rehearsals

  • Please click HERE for your scheduled dress rehearsal day and time.
  • All dress rehearsals will take place April 25-May 1 at the Administration Center: 410 N. Arlington Heights Road.
  • Evening classes will have their dress rehearsal at their regularly scheduled class time.  Daytime classes are scheduled throughout the week in the evening and will NOT meet at their regularly scheduled class time.
  • Dancers are expected to be on time, dressed in full costume and make-up (if necessary) and ready to dance.
  • Please be sure your child’s name is on all costume pieces and shoes.
  • Several classes will share their dress rehearsal time with another class.
  • Upon arrival at the Administration Center, please go to the back Annex section of the building off Evergreen Street where the dance studio is located.
  • Parking is available in the West Parking Lot or in the street.

Photography

  • Individual pictures will be taken of every dancer at their dress rehearsal, and they will be posted online at vipis.com within 3 weeks for viewing and ordering.
  • No flash photography is allowed during the recital performances.

T-Shirts

  • Purchase a Recital T-Shirt HERE
  • Recital t-shirts with all dancers’ names listed on the back are available for $10 each.
  • Purchase online by March 23.
  • T-shirts will be available for pickup at Dress Rehearsals.
  • We will also have T-Shirts for sale at dress rehearsals while supplies last.  Exact cash preferred.

Videography

  • Each dancer will receive 1 free digital download of their Recital
  • A link for the digital download will be emailed to the head-of-household email address on your Park District account in 4-6 weeks
  • DVDs/Flash Drives will be available for purchase until May 9
  • DVDs/Flash Drives are $26 each and will be mailed directly to you
  • Order your DVDs HERE
  • Order your MP4 Flash Drives HERE 

Dancer Drop Off

  • Please drop off dancers 30 minutes before your recital.  Staff will be there to assist you.
  • Dancers should be dropped off at the dressing rooms located at the back of St. Viator (off Dryden).
  • After dropping your dancer off, please enter the auditorium through the main entrance.
  • The auditorium will be open 30 minutes before each recital.
  • We ask that you please pick your child up after the recital is over and not during the recital.

Vibe Dance Company

Company Goal: Vibe Dance Company is for dancers who have a passion to learn, dance well, and work hard. Students prepare for competitions during their company classes, develop their skills in technique classes, and learn the foundation of all dance in their ballet class. This 12-month commitment from August through July offers a competition dance team experience that places importance on commitment, encouragement, technique, and having fun. There is a specific emphasis on ballet, jazz, lyrical and contemporary dance styles. Auditions take place annually.

Vibe Dance Company Calendar 

Vibettes & Vibe Bros

Company Goal: Vibettes & Vibe Bros are for dancers who are interested in being part of an introductory competition team. This program offers a team experience that places importance on commitment, encouragement, technique, and having fun.

Season: This year’s Vibettes & Vibe Bros season will run October 2, 2023 through June 2024.

Vibette & Vibe Bros Calendar and Information 

 

 


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