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Dance Academy

Welcome to the Glen Ellyn Park District Dance Academy! Our Dance Academy classes, and professional instructors, inspire creativity and self-expression while teaching core dance concepts and giving students a strong foundation in quality dance technique and vocabulary. Dance enriches participants’ lives in so many ways and the Glen Ellyn Park District is proud to offer wonderful opportunities for self-expression through dance.

The Glen Ellyn Park District hosts a variety of dance classes for children as young as 18 months to adults, from adult/tot to ballet to jazz – and more. Classes are held at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center (185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn).

Early Childhood & Youth Dance Programs

Designed specifically for youth ages 18 months and up, our instructional and recital classes are a great introduction into the world of dance. Each class is designed to teach students the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordination, flexibility, and balance. Dancers will also learn basic dance terminology.

Programs offered throughout the year include:

  • Adult/Tot Dance
  • Tiny Tot Dance
  • Creative Movement
  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Modern
  • Lyrical
  • Contemporary
Dance Academy Handbook » View classes and register »

Adult Dance Programs

Adult classes are a great form of exercise, providing participants an opportunity to relieve stress while having fun and learning a new activity or perfecting their dance form. Throughout the year, various adult dance classes are offered such as Ballroom and Swing. View our Playbook for more information.

Program NameRegister
West Coast SwingRegister »
Swing DanceRegister »
Ballroom DanceRegister »
Adult Beginner TapRegister »
Adult Beginner BalletRegister »