Dance – Adult
Our adult dance programs are a great way to meet new people, get your aerobic exercise and have fun at the same time! No matter what your taste, we have an adult dance program to suit your fancy. Ballroom, swing, line, belly, salsa or tap…choose what’s right for you.
Our dance programs are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
Adult Ballet: Ages 15+
Adult Ballet teaches the fundamentals of classical ballet. Students will develop the strength and grace of a ballet dancer, while learning discipline, classroom expectations, and confidence in themselves. It is a structured ballet class which begins with exercise at the barre, center, and across the floor combinations and exercises, and ends with a reverence. All exercises and combinations will emphasize the importance of proper body alignment, posture, and correct technique.
Swing Dancing: Ages 16+
Get an introduction to 6-count swing, including basics, proper frame concepts and turns. You will enjoy dancing to the great big band sounds. The mix of rhythm and sound from today’s hot new bands will make your feet want to move. Must have partner. Fee listed is per couple.
Middle Eastern Belly Dance Level I: Ages 16+
New and revamped program for Beginner and Intermediate levels. Women of all ages and sizes can enjoy the benefits of this low impact dance. You will build on foundation moves and learn new choreography.
Middle Eastern Belly Dance Level II: Ages 16+
New and revamped program for Advanced and Troupe levels. For students who have taken the Level I class and are ready for more advanced work.
PREREQUISITE: INSTRUCTOR’S CONSENT.
Ballroom: Ages 16+
Learn the basic steps in waltz, fox trot, swing and cha cha. Dress code: No flip-flops and no tennis shoes. Must wear dance practice attire: slacks, casual dress, leather sole shoes. Must have partner; fee listed is per couple.
Salsa: Ages 16+
Brush up on your club dancing and move to the beat of a fusion of traditional African and Cuban and other Latin-American rhythms. You will learn dance moves influenced by many Cuban dances such as Mambo, Cha Cha, Guaracha, Changuí, Palo Monte, Rumba, Abakuá, Comparsa, Mozambique and integrated swing dances. Singles welcome.
Wedding Dance: 16+
Get ready for that big event by learning the basics of ballroom, Latin, swing and contemporary. Learn how to lead, follow, dip, etc. It’s perfect for anyone going to a wedding. Bring your song on tape or CD. Must have partner; fee listed is per couple.
Tap Dance: Ages 16+
Students will learn the essentials of tap, build flexibility, coordination, and speed of movement. Class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique and producing clear tap sounds.
Line Dancing: Ages 18+
No partner is needed for this fun and upbeat class. Learn basic line dance steps using swing, cha-cha, and waltz music. All classes taught by Jerrie Roe.
Line Dancing Intermediate: Ages 18+
Step up the challenge and fun with intermediate line dance with Jerrie Roe!
- Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Broadway Bound:
Girls: Leotard, tights, ballet and tap shoes
Boys: T-shirt, black tights, shorts or jazz pants, ballet and tap shoes
- Acrobatics & Tumbling:
Leotard, unitard, or sweat pants and gym shoes