Welcome to the Bensenville Park District’s newly redesigned School of Dance & Movement Program! Our talented instructors design the programs toward skill development, socialization and a group dance experience where every dancer excels. Dancers experience quality skill instruction in a fun, supportive, non-competitive environment that offers an annual Spring Dance recital.
Dance Level Information
In order to help you choose the best class for your child, the School of Dance and Movement offers different levels for some classes. Expect to see more levels as we grow and expand our classes!
Pre-Classes Very basic introduction to dance. Ages range from 4-7 years.
Level I Classes Offer an introduction to a given style or styles of dance technique, class etiquette, and basic choreography. Ages vary. No previous dance experience required.
Level II Classes These classes offer an intermediate approach to technique, class etiquette and choreography. A slightly faster pace teaching style allows students to grow as a dancers and focus on technique, flexibility, strength, and style. Dancers retain and perform skills and routines, and will be encouraged to express themselves through performance. Approximate ages: 7-14 years. No previous dance experience required but recommended.
Level III Classes Students will be held more accountable to retain and perform skills and routines and will be encouraged to express themselves individually through performance. Approximate ages 8-15 years or with instructor approval. Previous dance experience is preferred.
Jazz pants, stretchy clothing, dance shorts, t-shirt, and gym shoes
Leotards, shorts, warm-ups, t-shirts, non-skid socks, or bare feet
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This class incorporates physical fitness, motor development, strength and flexibility. Students learn tumbling moves and rhythmic aspects of gymnastics while focusing on balance and coordination. Basic moves such as somersaults, cartwheels and walkovers are introduced. As the gymnast grows, the focus moves to skill development. Classes will not be held on November 20.
Ages 4-6 9/11-10/16 Tu 5:30-6:15P $40/$50 602323-01
Ages 7-9 9/11-10/16 Tu 6:15-7:15P $42/$52 602323-02
Ages 4-6 10/30-12/11 Tu 5:30-6:15P $40/$50 602323-03
Ages 7-9 10/30-12/11 Tu 6:15-7:15P $42/$52 602323-04
Location: DGLC, Sycamore Room Instructor: Emily Trzmielewski
All Star Cheer Dance/Tumbling
This entry level class is an introduction to cheer, dance and tumbling! Cheerleaders will learn dance moves and a dance routine in the first portion of the class followed by introduction to basic cheer tumbling moves, such as forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, round-offs, front and back walk-overs and the splits. Classes will not be held on October 31, November 19 and 21.
Ages 6-10 9/10-12/3 M 4:30-5:30P $99/$109 606003-01
Ages 11-14 9/10-12/3 M 5:30-6:30P $99/$109 606003-02
Ages 6-10 9/12-12/5 W 4:30-5:30P $99/$109 606003-03
Ages 11-14 9/12-12/5 W 5:30-6:30P $99/$109 606003-04
Location: DGLC, Sycamore Room Instructor: BPD Staff