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.

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.

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.

Tap Dance • Ages 16+

Step into the rhythm and excitement of Peoria Park District’s Adult Tap Dance class. Explore the art of creating music with your feet and let the beat guide your every step. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced tapper, our class offers fun and a fantastic way to express yourself through dance. 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+

Join the Peoria Park District’s Adult Line Dancing class for a boot-stomping, fun-filled experience! Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts, our class offers a dynamic way to groove to your favorite tunes. No partner required – just come ready to kick up your heels and dance the night away! No partner is needed. 

If you have kids, you may be looking for a great way to channel their seemingly boundless energy! Dance is a great way to get your kids (even the littlest ones!) socializing and active.  The Peoria Park District offers a progressive program of dance instruction, starting with children as young as two years old. No matter your age or budget, our sessions are flexible and affordable. A dance revue will be held each April with costumes for any/all students in the youth dance program. Students in dance lessons do not have to participate in the dance revue. Dance programs take place in three seasons: Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall.

Creative Movement Dance  

Introduction for young dancers to the art of movement and self-expression to music! Basic motor skills with hopping, jumping, and skipping. Self-discipline, self-confidence, and socialization are encouraged through rhythm, musicality, and coordination. This class utilizes imagination and the art of dance with music and friends!

Acrobatics & Tumbling Ages 3-12

Beginner I classes include stretches and tumbling exercises – cartwheels, front and back rolls, headstands, etc. Children must remain seated at the mat during individual instruction time.

Tumbling Tots I Ages 3-6

A beginner class that includes stretches, tumbling exercises, cartwheels, front & back rolls, headstands, etc.  Children must remain seated at the mat during individual instruction time.

Intro to Ballet Ages 3-5

Intro to Ballet teaches the fundamentals of ballet such as rhythm, coordination, and creative movement. Young dancers will expand their movement vocabulary while utilizing their imaginations and expressing themselves through the art of dance.

Hip Hop Ages 5-12

This class will teach the fundamental moves of hip hop through a full warm up focusing on isolations, basic grooves, and basic footwork. This high energy class will emphasize musically, coordination, improvisation, strength building and style.

Ballet & Hip-Hop Ages 5-12

A combination class of the fundamental moves of hip hop and classic ballet.

Pom & Majorette Ages 5-12

A high energy class with synchronized rhythmic dance moves that draws from jazz, modern dance, hip hop and tumbling.

Intro to Cheer & Dance Ages 5-12

Dancing with poms, learning cheers, and tumbling your way to fun.  This class establishes the basic foundation of cheering & team dance while including tumbling and jumps.

Cheer Clinic Ages 6-12

Join Proctor’s Cheer Camp full of fun with the Proctor Panthers Cheer team! Open to ages 6-12, this camp teaches the children the basics of cheer and of being an athlete. Look for this clinic in January.

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