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 ages 18 months to adult, from parent/tot to ballet to jazz – and more. Classes are held at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center (185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn) and the Main Street Recreation Center (501 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn).


Early Childhood & Youth Dance Programs

Designed specifically for youth ages 18 months & 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.

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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 Activity Guide to see what programs are available this season.