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 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 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 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 2019 AUDITIONS
Auditions for the 15th Annual Nutcracker All Jazzed Up will be held at the Bartlett Community Center on June 22nd. Auditions are open to both male and female dancers. There will be a dance clinic the first 45 minutes of each timeslot. Dancers must be in attendance for the entire audition slot to be considered for a role in the production.
Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to scheduled audition time. Bring a photo and completed audition form.
Session 1 Clinic and Auditions
|5-7||8:30-10:15am||Ballet, Jazz, Gymnastics||BCC Program Rooms 3 & 4|
Session 2 Clinic and Auditions
|8-11||8:30-10:15am||Jazz, Pointe, Gymnastics||BCC Dance Studio|
|12 & over||10:30am-12:15pm||Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Gymnastics||BCC Dance Studio|
|8 & over||12:30-1pm||Tap||BCC Program Rooms 3 & 4|
If cast in the production:
-Rehearsals begin mid-September until the shows in December. They can be held Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings depending on your role.
-Attendance at rehearsals including each day of tech week is expected.
-Costumes for the show are provided, however, additional items may need to be purchased at your expense.
-A cast fee of $75 for Residents/ $85 Regular is paid prior to participation in rehearsals. This fee includes 2 complimentary tickets, a cast t-shirt, use of a costume, and the experience.
-All families are expected to volunteer to assist with the production.
Show Dates: December 6-8 & December 13& 14
Tech Week: December 2-5 & December 9-12