Recreational dance classes are offered year round. 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.
The recital dance program typically begins in late September and continues through spring with a Winter Showcase 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 program guide description of the class.
Dancers should wear a leotard and tights (unless otherwise listed in the program guide 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 to Tchaikovsky’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 will be held September 1 and 2 at the Bartlett Community Center by appointment only. Follow the link below to sign up for an audition timeslot. 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.
Latin and Ballroom/Social Dancing: Fine tune your dancing skills for parties, dates, weddings and more with classes by instructor Dennis PaSamba held at the Community Center. Class offerings include: Latin: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Zouk, and Kizomba or Ballroom/Social Dancing: Argentine Tango, Hustle, Foxtrot, Lindy, East Coast Swing, Steppin’, Country Two Step, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Balboa, and Zydeco. You do NOT need to register with a partner for this class. So don’t let anything stop you from getting out on the dance floor. For more information on these classes view our seasonal program guide in the exploration section.
Tap/Ballet/Jazz: If you loved dance class as a youth or never got a chance try out the tap/ballet/jazz combo class is offered at the Community Center by Lisa’s School of Dance throughout the year. For more information on these classes view our seasonal program guide in the exploration section.