Dance and Tumbling Programs

Program Information
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The Park District of Franklin Park Dance Program offers a variety of dance classes. Our instructors’ love of dance and excitement for teaching is seen in the various classes we offer. Our classes are designed to instill confidence, improve flexibility and balance, develop rhythm, encourage self-expression, and enhance memorization skills.

Attire:

Creative Movement: leotard, tights, and pink or black ballet shoes.

Ballet: leotard, tights, and pink or black ballet shoes.

Tap & Ballet Combo Classes: leotard, tights, pink or black ballet shoes and black tap shoes.

Jazz: Dance pants and black jazz shoes.

Poms: Dance pants and black jazz shoes.

Tumbling: Shirt, stretch shorts/pants with bare feet.

Hip Hop: Shirt, stretch pants and gym shoes.


Monday

Hip Hop/Tumbling Combo

AGE: 5-9 Years

This class incorporates a combination of Hip-Hop and Tumbling movements, creating an upbeat energetic class. Students work on freestyle movements to express their personalities and learn the fundamentals of tumbling. These skills improve your child’s sense of balance and self-confidence. Please wear a shirt and athletic shorts, pants or a leotard with bare feet. 

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
M Jan 23-May 22* 5-5:45 pm $180/$190 6537

*No Class Mar 27

Location: Community Center
Instructor:
Coach D of Deanna Marie Choreography

Beginning Ballet/Tap Combo

AGE: 4-6 Years

This combination class introduces young dancers to the basics of tap dance and ballet in a fun and positive environment. Children will learn steps, such as shuffles and heel drops, while working on rhythm patterns and counting beats. The ballet portion will cover stretches, beginning barre work and the five positions.

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
M Jan 23-May 22* 5:45-5:45 pm $190/$200 6545

*No Class Mar 27

Location: Community Center
Instructor:
Coach D of Deanna Marie Choreography

Ballet/Tap Combo

AGE: 6-9 Years

This combination class introduces young dancers to the basics of tap dance and ballet. Students learn rhythms, timing and coordination done to various types of music. The ballet portion covers stretches, beginning barre work, beginning center work and terminology.

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
M Jan 23-May 22* 6:45-7:45 pm $190/$200 6546

*No Class Mar 27

Location: Community Center
Instructor:
Coach D of Deanna Marie Choreography


Wednesday

Lyrical Dance

AGE: 4-8 Years

Lets Smile, sparkle, and shine our spirits so loud the whole world can hear it! This class welcomes all those ready to learn motions, jumps, tumbling, stunts, dancing, and most of all the spirit of a Cheerleader. This class aims to empower the minds and bodies of each athlete. Each class will have a main focus on one or multiple of the cheer categories that comprise a complete cheerleading routine. 

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
W Feb 1-May 31* 5-5:45 pm $180/$190 6554

*No Class Mar 29

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Coach D of Deanna Marie Choreography

Cheerleading

AGE: 7-12 Years

Lets Smile, sparkle, and shine our spirits so loud the whole world can hear it! This class welcomes all those ready to learn motions, jumps, tumbling, stunts, dancing, and most of all the spirit of a Cheerleader. This class aims to empower the minds and bodies of each athlete. Each class will have a main focus on one or multiple of the cheer categories that comprise a complete cheerleading routine. 

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
W Feb 1-May 31* 5:45-6:30 pm $180/$190 6556

*No Class Mar 29

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Coach D of Deanna Marie Choreography

Poms Dance

AGE: 6-9 Years

This class incorporates a combination of jazz/hip hop movements, creating a fun and high-energy class. Students will work on techniques such as turns, jumps, leaps, and kick lines, while using pom poms. This is a great preparation for students who wish to audition for junior high or high school team auditions. Participants should wear jazz shoes to class. No jeans.

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
W Feb 1-May 31* 6:30-7:15 pm $180/$190 6557

*No Class Mar 29

Location: Community Center 
Instructor: Coach D of Deanna Marie Choreography


Thursday

Twos on the Move

AGE: 2-3 Years

Each week, children will climb on the balance beam and through tunnels. Parents and children will enjoy moving and learning in this program. Wear a shirt and stretch shorts/pants, with bare feet. This is a non-recital class.

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
Th Feb 2-Mar 23 5-5:45 pm $50/$55 6558
Th Apr 6-May 25 5-5:45 pm $50/$55 6559

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Coach D of Deanna Marie Choreography


Beginning Tumbling

AGE: 3-5 Years

Your child will learn the fundamentals of tumbling, such as forward and backward rolls, headstands, and cartwheels. These skills will improve your child’s sense of balance and self-confidence. Wear a shirt and stretch shorts/pants, or leotard with bare feet.

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
Th Feb 2-Jun 1* 5:45-6:30 pm $180/$190 6561

*No Class Mar 30

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Coach D of Deanna Marie Choreography


Tumbling

AGE: 6-12 Years

Tumbling is a combination of acrobatics and gymnastics that focuses on the fundamentals such as forward and backward rolls, headstands, backbends, and cartwheels. Students will also work on their strength and flexibility. Wear a shirt and stretch shorts/pants, or leotard with bare feet.

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
Th Feb 2-Jun 1* 6:30-7:15 pm $180/$190 6562

*No Class Mar 30

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Coach D of Deanna Marie Choreography


 

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