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Youth and Adults Performing Arts 
Fall Registration opens
August 5th at 8:30am for Residents and
August 12th at 8:30am for Non-residents



Dance Classes at the Park District

The Park District of Oak Park is a place where everyone can dance! 

The teaching team is excited to share our love of dance and dance education with this community.  We strive to make performing arts opportunities accessible to the public and encourage whole families to participate and develop their movement potential.  Our programming provides high-quality, affordable dance education in a fun and interactive format that builds community, positive self-awareness, rhythmic interpretation of music, as well as physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.  

We have fun with our friends, laughing while stretching, tapping, turning with poise, and leaping and springing as we learn to soar!

Click here for a listing of Dance classes still available for registration!

Kids & Teen Classes offered:

Baby Wearing Ballet

Pirouettes with my Partner

Creative Movement

Dance & Skate

Beginning Ballet & Tap

Beginning Ballet

Intermediate Youth Ballet


New Class for Fall--Hip Hop & Jazz!

Adult Classes offered:

Baby Wearing Ballet

Intermediate Ballet

Dancin’ at the Mansion-Swing

Dancin’ at the Mansion-Ballroom

Private Dance Lessons for Ballroom/Swing/Latin

New Class for Fall--World Dance Fusion!

Want to learn more about our dance programs? Watch our videos!

Meet the Dance Coordinator

What's New?


What to Expect in Class

Not sure what to wear?

Girls Creative Movement and Ballet: Leotards and Tights, ballet skirts/tutus are welcome but not required. Pink ballet shoes. Dancers can be barefoot for Creative Movement.

Boys Creative Movement/Ballet/Tap/Jazz and Hip Hop: Black dance pants with a white shirt. Black/White ballet, jazz or tap shoes. Dancers can be barefoot for Creative Movement.

Girls Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop: Clothes dancers can move and stretch in such as yoga/dance pants and leotards or fitted shirts. Footwear can be socks, jazz shoes or ballet shoes. Tap shoes are required for tap class. Dance sneakers are preferred for Hip Hop.

Adult Classes: Clothes you can move and stretch in.  Ballet shoes for Ballet.  Non-rubber soled shoes for Ballroom and Swing/Latin.

Need dance wear and shoes? Check out Leo’s Dancewear Factory at 7601 W North Ave, Forest Park.

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