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Youth and Adults Fine Arts
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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 the Oak Park/River Forest 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 for adults, teens, and children of all ages. 

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

Learn more about our classes and view the schedule.




Kids & Teen Classes offered:

Baby Wearing Ballet     *     Pirouettes with my Partner    

    Creative Movement     *     Dance & Skate

Beginning Ballet & Tap     *     Beginning Ballet     *     Intermediate Youth Ballet    

Tap     *     Hip Hop & Jazz!     *     Birthday Parties!

Adult Classes offered:

Baby Wearing Ballet     *     Intermediate Adult Ballet

Dancin’ at the Mansion-Swing & Ballroom     *     Dancin’ at the Mansion-Latin

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

Suggested Dress for Participants

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 and Jazz.

Girls and Boys Tap, Jazz & Hip Hop: Athletic wear that dancers can move and stretch in. Such as yoga/dance pants and leotards or fitted shirts.  Jazz can be danced barefoot or in jazz 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 Swing & Ballroom and Latin.

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

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