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.

 

 


Masks are required for indoor programs.

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Monday

Hip-Hop

AGE: 5-14 Years

This high-energy class uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers. Hip-hop encompasses elements of poppin’, locking and breaking, as well as freestyle movement, giving students the opportunity to dance outside of the box and bring their own personality to each movement. Please wear gym shoes or hip-hop dance shoes.

Age Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
5-7 M Jan 24-May 23* 5-5:45 pm $180/$190 5266
8-10 M Jan 24-May 23* 5:45-6:30 pm $180/$190 5265
11-14 M Jan 24-May 23* 6:30-7:15 pm $180/$190 5263

*No class Mar 28

Location: Community Center
Instructor:
 Julie Matalo


Tuesday

Pre-Ballet

AGE: 4-6 Years

Pre-ballet builds upon the foundation of the Creative Movement while introducing students to specific steps and terminology. This 45-minute class introduces students to ballet while increasing their balance and coordination skills.

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
Tu Feb 1-May 31* 5-5:45 pm $160/$170 5272

*No class Mar 29

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Julie Matalo


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
Tu Feb 1-May 31* 5:45-6:46 pm $190/$200 5269

*No class Mar 29

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Julie Matalo


Ballet/Tap Combo

AGE: 4-9 Years

This combination class introduces young dancers to the basics of tap dance and ballet. Students learn rhythms, timing and leg/foot coordination. The ballet portion covers stretches, beginning barre work, beginning center work and ballet terminology. Ballet and tap shoes are required. 

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
Tu Feb 1-May 31* 6:45-7:45 pm $190/$200 5418

*No class Mar 29

Location: Community Center

Instructor: Julie Matalo


Wednesday

Creative Movement

AGE: 3-4 Years

This class is designed as an introduction to ballet. In addition to learning different stretches and positions, students move to music acting like animals or twirling with ribbons. Children are encouraged to move creatively!

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
W Feb 2-Jun 1* 5-5:45 pm $180/$190 5267

*No class Mar 30

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Elisabeth Rebmann


Beginning Jazz

AGE: 5-8 Years

A little bit of jazz, a little bit of hip hop and a whole lot of fun! Jazz is an energetic and fun type of dance that consists of unique moves, big leaps and quick turns. After a thorough warm-up, students dance to current pop hits and work on technique. 

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
W Feb 2-Jun 1* 5:45-6:30 pm $180/$190 5270

*No class Mar 30

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Elisabeth Rebmann


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 2-Jun 1* 6:30-7:15 pm $180/$190 5273

*No class Mar 30

Location: Community Center 
Instructor: Elisabeth Rebmann


Friday

Twos on the Move

AGE: 2-3 Years

Parents and tots enjoy and exercise while improving gross and motor skills. Help your little one learn to walk a balance beam, do a somersault, and navigate an exciting obstacle course. A parents or guardian must be present with child during class.

Day Date Time Fee (R/NR) Code
F Feb 4-Mar 25 5-5:45 pm $50/$55 5254
F Apr 8-May 27 5-5:45 pm $50/$55 5255

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Elisabeth Rebmann


Beginning Tumbling

AGE: 3-6 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
F Feb 4-Jun 3* 5:45-6:30 pm $180/$190 5274

*No class Nov 26

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Elisabeth Rebmann


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
F Feb 4-Jun 3* 6:30-7:30 pm $180/$190 5276

*No class Nov 26

Location: Community Center
Instructor: Elisabeth Rebmann


 

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