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.
Summer Dance Camps
Join us for a condensed 3 to 4 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 day with fun, educational, and movement oriented programming. All classes include dance technique, choreography, movement games, a craft and more. Wear comfortable form-fitting clothing, dance shoes or bare feet. Please bring a water bottle.
Discover Dance With Me
Explore the joy of movement with your child and discover the many benefits of early childhood dance classes. We will dance, sing, and play in both one-on-one activities and group activities. Through circle activities, open exploration, and gross motor development exercises, children will blossom with class as they grow with their caregiver during this precious time together. Please wear comfortable clothing and bare feet.
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.
Discover Dance Dance I
Discover the magic of imaginative play with live singing, structured explorations, and skill development. Our Discover Dance classes offer an outlet for creative expression, physical growth, and social interaction. Children will explore the essence of movement that will lead to the discovery of multiple styles of dance. 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.
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, tights, (form-fitting clothing), jazz shoes. (BN)