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Dance Recital, Nutcracker Dance, Recital Dance


Recreational Classes

Recreational dance classes are offered in the fall, winter and in the summer. The classes are designed to be an introduction into the dance program or a session for dance disciplines that interest the dancer and they would like the opportunity to try it out before signing up for a full recital session. 

Recital Class

The recital dance program begins in late September and continues through spring with a Winter recital in November, and a Spring recital in late March. The Recital program will be broken into two sessions. Participants can register for one or both. The second session of recital classes will include costumes. The recital is held in the Bartlett Park District Community Center on the Oak Room stage. All classes are without parents/guardians unless otherwise stated in the brochure description of the class.

Dancers should wear a leotard and tights (unless otherwise listed in the brochure class description) to class each day. Shoes are designated by the style of class: ballet utilizes pink leather ballet shoes (no house slippers), tap utilizes black tap shoes, and jazz utilizes black or tan jazz shoes. Hair should be pulled back away from the face for all classes. If you have questions regarding what is required call the Park District at (630) 540-4873.


This holiday special event co-sponsored by the Bartlett Park District and Lisa's School of Dance includes nearly 100 local dancers ages 5 through 18. Set toTchaikovsky’s original musical score of The Nutcracker Suite re-orchestrated. Styles of dance include but are not limited to modern, pointe, hip hop, ballet, jazz, and tap set this classic story to life. The show is held each year in early December. Auditions are held each year in June. Tickets are available through the Bartlett Community Center Registration Desk. For more information about the Nutcracker please contact Katie Mix at (630) 540-4873 or Lisa’s School of Dance at (630) 372-0160.

Nutcracker: All Jazzed Up Auditions 2018

Audition for a role within this annual holiday classic that has been transformed to include a variety of dance styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, character and tap. The Nutcracker All Jazzed Up is a fun, family friendly holiday show that is a tradition for many in the Bartlett community. Auditions are open to male and female dancers. There will be a dance clinic the first 45 minutes of each time slot. Dancers must be there for the entire audition time to be considered for a role in the show. Gymnastics will be auditioned during the listed audition times. If cast in the production attendance at rehearsals is expected. The rehearsal schedule will vary but typically rehearsals are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from September until the show in December. For more information call Katie at 630-540-4873 or Lisa’s School of Dance at 630-372-0160.

Audition Form

Auditions: Saturday, June 23

Audition Location: BCC Dance Studio and Program Rooms 3&4

Pick Up: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled end of auditions to be prepared to pick-up your dancer.

Check-In: ½ hour before scheduled audition time. Bring a photo of your dancer. Audition form will be available on BPD website and in person. Check in will be in Program Room 1

What to wear: Please wear fitted dance clothing (leotard, tights, etc.) Dancers should bring all shoes relevant to the discipline of dance they will be auditioning for (tap shoes, ballet shoes, jazz shoes, pointe shoes, etc..)

What to bring: Please bring water and a light snack for breaks.

*If cast in the production, there will be a $68R/$78 NR program fee. Each performer cast will receive 2 tickets to one show (must be pre-ordered) and a cast shirt.

** Additional items may need to be purchased for performances (examples include but are not limited to: shoes, make-up, hair accessories, leotards, etc.…)

Session 1 Clinic and Auditions

Age                        Time                      Style                                                      Location

5-7                          8:30-10:15am     Ballet, Jazz & Gymnastics                  BCC Program Rooms 3&4

Session 2 Clinic and Auditions

Age                        Time                                      Style                                                                      Location

8-11                       10:30am-12:15pm            Ballet, Jazz, Pointe & Gymnastics              BCC Program Rooms 3&4

12& up                  10:30am-12:15pm            Ballet, Jazz, Pointe & Gymnastics              BCC Dance Studio

8& up                     12:30-1pm                         Tap                                                                  BCC Program Rooms 3 & 4

Tech Week: Nov. 26-29 & Dec. 3-6

Dress Rehearsal: will be held during tech weeks

 Performances held in the BCC Oak Room

Friday Nov. 30

Saturday Dec. 1

Sunday Dec. 3

Friday Dec. 7

Saturday Dec. 8





696 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL