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Dance & Performing Arts

We now offer Indoor, Outdoor, and Virtual classes for Tots, Youth, and Adults!

Classes are now running with strict adherence to CDC and IDPH guidlelines for safety.

Click "Register Now" to learn more about the classes we are offering for this season...

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...Or take an On-Demand Virtual Dance class with us:

Creative Movement      Strength and Flexibility for Cirus, Dance, Cheer, and Acro

 

PDOP Dance Presents... 

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Register for Winter Dance to participate! Tickets available soon. 

We take Health and Safety seriously

Outdoor Classes: Please bring a mask, water bottle, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Social distancing will be maintained. Weather hotline is 708-725-2720 option #1. 
 
Indoor Classes: We request everyone wear a mask for the duration of class. Please secure mask on arrival, departure, and any time moving about the room. Participants will enjoy ensured space by staying on marked socially distanced spots. Use our touch-free hand sanitizer before entering class. We increase clean airflow in each facility by opening windows and adding specialized air filters to our facilities. All barres, mats, and commonly touched surfaces are sanitized before, after, and during class.
 

Check out our *New* Performing Arts options:

NEW! Just Dance Performing Company

Saturdays at Stevenson Center

Dancers age 6-12 will enjoy specialized free company class to learn choreography and explore solos. Company class meets Saturday morning and dancers will receive individualized instruction that will enhance skill and sense of community through company class and performing opportunities in the community. Email genevieve.garcia@pdop.org for more info.

NEW! Adult Aerials

Enjoy floating through the air and enhancing strength and flexibility in ways you've never imagined with PDOP Circus. Class starts in February on Tuesdays at 7pm in our brand new Carroll Circus Classroom. More info here.

NEW! Music and Theatre For All Ages! 

From Private Lessons to small group classes for every age of artist we've just added Acting, Piano, Guitar, and Voice classes to expand your artistry and your performing skills. Lookout world, here come the new triple threats! More info here.

 

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What to Expect in Class


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Proper attire is required to ensure safety and cleanliness for all Performing Arts classes:

  • Hair must be secured away from the face.
  • No stiff fabric or jeans for Dance and Circus classes
  • Make sure your footwear is clean before entering our studios, please don't wear your dance or cheer shoes outside.

 

Attire By Class 

For the easiest option, you can buy everything you need for class in our online shop, Nimbly! 

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Specific Performing Arts attire information is as follows:

Pirouettes with my Partner

Creative Movement

Dance & Tumbling

Circus

Leotard and pink/skin toned tights or solid colored T-shirt and athletic-type shorts or leggings. Bare feet preferred, pink/skin toned leather or canvas ballet shoes also welcome for dance classes

Pre-Ballet

Ballet

Ballet & Tap

Tap

Leotard or skirted leotard and pink/skin toned tights or solid colored T-shirt and athletic-type shorts or leggings.  Pink/ skin toned leather or canvas ballet shoes, tan tap shoes

Jazz

Broadway Studio

Leotard or skirted leotard and pink/skin toned tights or fitted jazz pants, capris or leggings. Bare feet are preferred, ballet shoes or tan jazz shoes allowed

Hip Hop & Tumbling

Hip Hop

Cheer

T-shirt and athletic-type pants or shorts, fitted jazz pants, capris or leggings, clean sneakers, bare feet may be recommended for tumbling sections of class.

All Adult Classes 

Music

Theatre

Clothes you can move or stretch in. Ballet shoes for Ballet, clean sneakers for Hip Hop, non-rubber soled shoes for Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Tango.

 Dance Policies

Download the Dance Policies booklet here.

Attendance

Consistent attendance is essential to progress in class. We recommend that participants attend all classes in a session to see improvement. However, if your child is ill, please stay home and recover. If you anticipate an absence from your child’s class, inform your teacher in advance when possible or email Genevieve Garcia at genevieve.garcia@pdop.org

Bathroom Breaks

Visit the restroom before class begins.  Please limit requests for breaks during class to reduce distractions for the students and staff and to maxmize the time we have in the studio together. 

Classroom Etiquette

Please make sure that your child has had water, a snack, washed hands, and visited the restroom prior to class as to not disturb the rhythm and focus of the class.  

To enter, we will line up at the far door at GRC and at the studio door for Stevenson and Carroll class. 

Parents/guardians may only enter the room when there is an observation day.  If you feel that your child may need some transitional help into the classroom space, please email Genevieve Garcia and the team will do our best to accommodate your child's needs.  

Communication

We strive for excellent customer service with proactive communcation and kindness from your teacher, teaching assistant, Program Supervisor, and Customer Service staff. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to discuss them with your instructor or contact Program Supervisor Genevieve Garcia, genevieve.garcia@pdop.org.

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