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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... Virtual Nutcracker!**

A COVID friendly Winter performance opportunity for all of our November-December youth classes!! Each class will learn a routine inspired by Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and will perform their routine on the last day of their class (week of December 14th-19th) to video. We will compile the videos and send you a link to view our PDOP Virtual Nutcracker that will be sent to you for free to share with friends and family so you can watch your dancers showcase their moves!

 The performance recording and costume fee is optional, if your child just wants to enjoy class without being a part of the video, no costume purchase is necessary. They will still enjoy great dancing and learn the routine with their class.

The holidays look different this year, which is why it’s so important to bring this Winter dance tradition to life the best way that we can! We are excited to dance together this holiday season. Register for Nov-Dec Dance 

 

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 wear a mask on arrival, departure, and any time you move about the room. Participants are permitted to take off masks during class only while on your premeasured and marked socially distanced spot. Use our touch free hand sanitizer before entering class. We have increased airflow in each facility by opening windows, running fans, and adding specialized air filters to our facilities. All barres and mats are sanitized before and after class.

Check out our *New* Performing Arts options:

NEW! Just Dance Performing Company

Saturdays at Stevenson Center from 10-11:30am.

Dancers age 6-12 will enjoy specialized free company class to learn choreography and explore solos. Company class meets Saturdays from 10-11am 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 October on Tuesdays at 7pm in our brand new Carroll Circus Classroom. More info here.

NEW! Adult Dance: Contact Free Dancin' At The Mansion

We've modified this great class at beautiful Cheney Mansion to allow for social distancing! Get your Latin groove on and dance to the sizzling tropical rhythms of Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata and Merengue. It’s great fun and great exercise all rolled into one dance floor. Bailamos! 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.
  • 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.

Adult

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. To exit, we will use the doors closest to the restrooms.

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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