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Dance & Performing Arts

Dance, Music, and Theatre classes for All Ages!

Classes are 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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Winter 2021 Memories

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  • Nutcracker Program Guide (coming soon!)
  • Showcase Program Guide (coming soon!)

New Musical Coming Soon!

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Join Our Just Dance Performing Company Fall 2021!

Can't get enough dance? Take your skills to the next level, and enjoy more performance opportunities in Company! Just Dance Performing Company includes three teams that train for 25 weeks in Company Class in addition to one weekly technique class of their choice. Company members are featured in Winter Nutcracker and Spring Recital, and attend three Spring dance competitions.

We will have a FREE OPEN HOUSE for those interested in joining!

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We take Health and Safety seriously

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 and after class.

Check out our *New* Performing Arts options:

NEW! Early Childhood Music & Dance Classes

Parent & Tot classes that nurture young childrens's development through music and dance. Classes include Baby's First Music Class (ages 2mos-18 mos), Look What I Can Do! (ages 12mos-24mos), Priouettes with my Partner (ages 1-2 year), Music and Movement (ages 1-2 years), and Songs and Stories (ages 1-4 years).

NEW! Theatre Classes for Youth and Adults

The world is a stage, and you are the star! Discover the world with Curious George in Discovering the Stage (ages 4-6), fly with Peter Pan in Commanding the Stage (ages 7-12), or find a golden ticket in The Musical Stage (ages 7-12). We also have Adult Improv coming back!

NEW! Private Music Lessons

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument? Do you constantly sing in the shower and want to fine-tune your skills? Try our new, private, one-on-one Guitar, Piano, and Voice lessons!

 

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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:

ACRO

Bodywear- Leotard and tights (optional skirt) OR form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants. Footless tights for bare feet.

 

Footwear- Bare feet, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

AERIAL & CIRCUS

Bodywear- Form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants.

 

Footwear- Bare Feet.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

BALLET

Bodywear- Leotard and tights (optional skirt) OR form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants.

 

Footwear- Leather or canvas ballet shoes.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

BROADWAY DANCE

Bodywear- Leotard and tights (optional skirt) OR form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants.

 

Footwear- Leather or canvas jazz shoes.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

CHEER & POMS

Bodywear- Form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants.

 

Footwear- Clean sneakers that are only worn indoors.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

COMPANY

 

Bodywear- Leotard and tights (optional skirt) OR form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants. 

 

Footwear- Ballet shoes or jazz shoes.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

DANCE & TUMBLING

Bodywear- Leotard and tights (optional skirt) OR form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants.

 

Footwear- Bare Feet or Socks.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

HIP HOP & TUMBLING

Bodywear- Athletic shirt and athletic pants.

 

Footwear- Clean sneakers that are only worn indoors.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

JAZZ

Bodywear- Leotard and tights (optional skirt) OR form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants.

 

Footwear- Leather or canvas jazz shoes.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

MUSIC & SINGING

Bodywear- Clothes & shoes they can move in (stretchy fabrics, shorts/leggings under dresses).

 

Footwear- Socks or clean gym shoes.


Hair- Secured away from eyes.

TAP

Bodywear- Leotard and tights (optional skirt) OR form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants.

 

Footwear- Tap shoes.


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.

THEATRE JAZZ

Bodywear- Leotard and tights (optional skirt) OR form-fitting athletic shirt and athletic pants.


Footwear- Socks,ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or character heels (if comfortable).


Hair- Pulled back and secured in a ponytail or a bun if long enough.
THEATRE CLASS

Bodywear- Clothes & shoes they can move in (stretchy fabrics, shorts/leggings under dresses).


Footwear- Socks, ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or clean gym shoes


Hair- Secured away from eyes.

 Dance Policies

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 Michaela Williams, michaela.williams@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 Michaela Williams, michaela.williams@pdop.org.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 Michaela Williams, michaela.williams@pdop.org.

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