Dance classes are taught through Innovation Arts Connection. The progressive curriculum focuses on dance concepts and core techniques. We stress the importance of respect, a positive attitude, and hard work. In our classes, students will develop grace, rhythm, coordination, creativity, and confidence in a fun, safe, and structured environment.
During a global pandemic, the IAC in person and virtual studio offers stability, a sense of community, socialization, and structure. We look forward to seeing you in class! Innovation Arts Connection, LLC collaborates with local Chicagoland park districts. For more information about the IAC program including class expectations, dress code, pandemic procedures, and more please visit innovationartsconnection.com.
Private Dance Lesson
Looking to improve your dancer's ability with a private dance lesson? In this program, you will receive one-on-one personalized instruction from qualified Innovation Arts Connection Dance Instructors. Contact Pam Schiavoni, Recreation Supervisor, for more information.
Discover Dance Tots
Watch your child's independence and confidence soar, as our dancers explore and discover the benefits of a more structured dance class. Following directions, waiting for our turn, and collectively problem-solving will encourage emotional and social development. Live singing, musical play, and sensory props will have these little ones moving and grooving with their friends and eager to return to class each week! Please wear comfortable clothing and bare feet.
Ballet / Tap
Ballet/Tap Combo is the most popular combo for dancers. Classes include stretches, barre work, class etiquette, basic technique of each style, games and learning choreography in both ballet and tap. Please wear leotard, tights, (form-fitting clothing), ballet & tap shoes.
Dance Parties are a condensed, one-day session of dance technique, movement games, crafts, a mini-performance and much more! Participants of all levels are encouraged to get involved through these camp-style classes that are designed to help participants fill their evening with fun, educational, and movement-oriented programming. Wear comfortable form-fitted clothing, dance shoes or bare feet. Feel free to dress to match the theme too! Please bring a water bottle.
Hip Hop / Jazz
Jazz music and dance evolved over the years into the popular style of Hip Hop! Dancers will learn basic jazz and hip hop technique along with popping, locking, and many other cool tricks and moves to energetic pop music. Please wear leotard and tights or comfortable form fitted clothing, jazz shoes.