The Northbrook School of Dance offers a recreation-based approach to dance education. With our caring, professional dance instructors, students experience an exciting program full of dancing, performing and most importantly, the ability to learn and progress.
Our mission is to encourage students of all ages and levels and to introduce them to the wonderful world of dance while gaining the benefits of self-confidence, poise and physical well-being. Our teachers are dedicated to providing quality instruction through positive reinforcement and are actively involved in the students’ development in dance.
Our Recital Class Registration ended November 5. All Winter classes will not be featured in the March recital. If you have any questions, call the Leisure Center at 847-291-2995.
Tutu 2s, Tutu 3s, Happy Tappers* and Itty-Bitty Pre-Dance:
Girls wear pastel pink/black leotards, pink/black tights and pink ballet shoes Boys wear black pants, white/black shirt and black ballet shoes
*Tap shoes for Happy Tappers
Girls wear pastel pink/black leotards, pink/black tights Boys wear black pants
Musical Theatre Jazz, Beginner Poms and Junior Poms
Comfortable clothes (no jeans), jazz shoes or clean-soled shoes
Age: 2 Years
This popular dance class is designed for the developmental needs of 2-year-olds. While learning fun, creative movement, children are introduced to the socialization skills of sharing and taking turns, along with basic dance line and circle formations. Each child is allowed to have one parent in the room during class.
Age: 3 Years
After completing the Tutu 2s class, little dancers continue with creative movement through games and stories to learn basic technique. This slightly more structured class introduces proper positions and posture. Parents do not attend these classes.
Age: 3-5 Years
Learn dance styles from around the world with Dancing Adventures. Each week the class will explore a new country with stylized dances and art activities. Music, movement, balance and basic steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. Tuesday and Thursdays 9-noon. Snack will be provided.
Age: 4-5 Years
Children are introduced to a low-key, lightly structured class and develop a foundation for basic classical ballet and tap movement. Activities that teach coordination, muscle control and self discipline provide the introduction to a ballet class setting.
Age: 5-6 Years
This class, geared towards kindergarteners, continues developing ballet techniques and introduces the young dancers to jazz.
Age: 5-7 Years
Pop Hoppers is a fun, high-energy class that gets everyone moving to kid-friendly hits. Children learn to combine hip hop and freestyle moves to create their own styles.
Age: 5-8 Years & 9-13 Years
Join Miss Tuesdai as we shuffle along to tap dancing basics in this introductory class. Tap shoes required.
Age: 5-8 Years
Get ready to shake your pom poms in this high energy dance class. Students will be introduced to this dance style commonly seen at sporting events which incorporates hip hop, jazz, and cheer. Fun, fast, and visual choreography will be taught to popular kids’ tunes.
Age: 6-10 Years
Ballet I is the transition class from children’s dance into more structured classes with an increased level of formal barre and centre work. Dancers practice exercises for coordination, flexibility and alignment, which develop a foundation for learning a variety of ballet movements. Dancers also learn a ballet combination.
Age: 8-12 Years
Get off the sidelines and onto the dance floor in this high energy dance class. Learn what it takes to perform with a Pom squad by learning proper Pom technique including jazz, hip hop, and cheer. Kick line, precision dance movements, and creative formations will round out this class to create stellar Pom performances.
Age: 8-12 Years
Join Miss Tuesdai in dance class as we strengthen our musical theatre dance and acting skills! In this energetic class students will combine exciting choreography with a variety of songs from popular musicals.
Age: 8-12 Years
MTV Dance offers the opportunity to learn the dance moves of popular music videos with their corresponding styles. The movements come from street dance and commercial jazz, as well as ballet, African dance, belly dance, salsa, ballroom, contemporary and other dance styles. Students can enjoy many different dance styles with today’s popular songs.
Tap your troubles away with exciting tap routines. Previous tap dancing experience is helpful but not required.
Northbrook School of Dance is located in the Leisure Center and features two dance studios with sprung wood floors, mirrors and ballet barres.