Dance Academy

Welcome to the Glen Ellyn Park District Dance Academy! Our Dance Academy classes and professional, experienced 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 parent/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. Several classes are offered each session and 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. With your child’s best interest in mind, we ask that parents and friends (with the exception of Parent/Tot classes) do not remain in the room during class time. This policy is for safety as well as learning experiences. Programs offered include:

  • Parent/Tot Dance
  • Tiny Tot Dance
  • Creative Movement
  • Creative Hip Hop
  • Pre-Ballet/Tap
  • Kinder-Ballet/Tap
  • Jazz & Tap
  • Ballet/Lyrical
  • Ballet/Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Theatrical
  • Contemporary

Dance Force Competitive Dance Company

Glen Ellyn Dance Force is a competitive dance company for ages 6-17 that works on increasing strength and technique while learning choreography and developing skills. Glen Ellyn Dance Force competes at 2-3 competitions and perform at a variety of other events. Auditions are required. For more information, please email Taylor Stirmell at

2021-2022 AUDITIONS
Thursday, August 12 | 4:30-6:30pm
Spring Avenue Recreation Center

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 to see what programs are available this season.