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Bartlett Park District Monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) The Bartlett Park District has been monitoring the Coronavirus health concern. Based on the rapidly evolving situation and acting on Executive Order 2020-10 issued by the Governor of the State of Illinois all Bartlett Park District facilities, playgrounds, and athletic fields are closed and all programs are cancelled through Tuesday, April 7th. Bartlett Park District Preschool is also closed and follows the U-46 calendar.The impact of these closures and cancellations are being discussed and information will be communicated as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience. Information regarding memberships/rescheduling/refunds during our closure.




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 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 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.


-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

Nutcracker 2019 Cast

Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule

Nutcracker Registration Form

 Nutcracker Ticket Order Form


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.