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Dance

Adult Tap - Beginning & Intermediate

Beginning Adult Tap

No formal training needed, just the desire to give tap dancing a try.

Expect to be tap dancing in the first lesson.  

Both traditional and Rad Tap techniques.  First lesson is a free trial.

 

Intermediate Adult Tap  

Explore advanced lessons in traditional and Rad Tap techniques.  

Option to perform at community events.  

Susan Sixkiller teaches these classes at the Oak Park Ice Arena.

  • Ages:  16+ 
  • Cost:  $35 per month for Intermediate, $15 drop-in fee
  • Cost:  $38 per month for Beginner 
  • Day & Times:
    • Wednesdays
      • Intermediate:  5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
      • Beginning:  6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Folkloric Dance Rhythms

Learn the beautiful dances of Mexico.  Ballet Folkloric dance consists of a basic set of steps called zapateados which involve percussive heel-stomping.  Students will learn the different folkloric dance rhythms from North, South, East and West Mexico.  Students will be able to move into three folkloric dance levels; beginning, intermediate and advanced.  

Myrna L. Gutierrez teaches this class at the Arnold Rue Community Center.

  • Ages: 5 - 18
  • Cost: $35, per month
  • Day & Time:
    • Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  

 

Tap Dancing for Seniors

Discover low-impact tap dancing to the oldies.  First lesson is free at the Oak Park Senior Center

  • Ages:  Seniors
  • Cost:  $25 for city-wide senior members
  • Cost:  $35 non-members
  • Day & Time:
    • Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Ballroom Design-A-Dance

Study a dance of your choice for six hours of instruction:

  • Smooth dances (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot)
  • Latin dances (Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba)
  • Swing dances (East Coast, West Coast, Lindy Hop)

Beginners to advanced can enroll, no partner required.  Receive semi-private instruction at a group price.  For more information, please visit External Links below.  

Cathy Medeiros teaches this class at Oak Park Senior Center.

  • Ages:  9+
  • Cost:  $45 for three class sessions; $60 for four class sessions; $15 drop-in fee
  • Day & Time:
    • Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Ballet

Learn basic ballet steps and perform a recital in June.

Instruction provided by Beverly Burke-Baker at the Arnold Rue Community Center.

  • Ages:  6 to 12
  • Cost:  $40 per month
  • Day & Time: 
    • Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
  • Upcoming Class Schedule 
    • August 1, 15, 22, 29
    • September 5, 12, 19, 26
    • October 3, 10, 17, 24

Preschool Dance

Learn the beginning steps of dance – including ballet, tap, and jazz – and perform in a recital in June.

Beverly Burke-Baker teaches this class at the Arnold Rue Community Center.

  • Ages:  3 to 5 
  • Cost:  $35 per month
  • Day & Times: 
    • Saturdays
      • 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
      • 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Upcoming Class Schedule:  
    • August 1, 15, 22, 29
    • September 5, 12, 19, 26
    • October 3, 10, 17, 24

Gymnastics

Kindergym

Parent and child use play movement and gymnastic skills to develop coordination that encourages social skills and a positivity.  Nancy Healy teaches this class at Seifert Community Center.

  • Ages:  12 to 36 months
  • Cost:  $40 for four (4) classes; $30 for three (3) classes 
  • Day and Times: 
    • Fridays  
      • 19 to 26 months:  9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
      • 27 to 36 months:  10:30 - 11:15 a.m. 
  • Upcoming Class Schedule 
    • August 7, 21, 28
    • September 4, 1, 18, 25
    • October 2, 16, 23, 30

Preschool Gym

Fun class for young kids with stretching, beginning tumbling, balance beam, beginning vaulting, and games.  Children make new friends while building core strength and increasing self-confidence. Nancy Healy teaches this class at the Seifert Community Center.

  • Ages:  3 to 5
    • Age 3:  9:30 - 10:00 a.m.  (Wednesdays) 
    • Ages 4 to 5:  10:15 - 10:45 a.m.  (Wednesdays)
    • Ages 4 to 5: 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. (Tuesdays) 
  • Cost:  $32 for three (3) classes

 

Gymnastics Level 1

Students learn beginning tumbling skills, balance beam games, stretching and beginning vault.  Tumbling skills focus on front, backward rolls, and cartwheels.  A social and fun class!  

Nancy Healy teaches this class at Seifert Community Center

Pre-registration required.

  • Ages:  5 to 7
  • Cost:  $42 for four (4) classes; $32 for three (3) classes 
  • Day & Times:
      • Thursdays
    • Ages 5 to 7:  3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
    • Ages 5 to 7:  4:00 - 4:45 p.m.    (This class focuses on back bend kickovers, cartwheel variations,  handstand combinations.)
  • Upcoming Class Schedule 
    • August 6, 20, 27
    • September 3, 10, 17, 24
    • October 1, 15, 22, 29

 

External Links


Ballroom - Design a Dance  

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