The Northbrook School of Dance offers a recreation-based approach to dance education with caring, professional dance instructors. Our mission is to introduce students to dance while building self-confidence, poise and physical wellbeing. Our teachers are dedicated to providing quality instruction through positive reinforcement.
Children may wear leotards or tank tops with tights, skirt or dance pants. Shoe wear should align with class, such as ballet slippers, jazz shoes or tennis shoes. Instructors can answer questions about attire.
Questions? Contact Nancy Eschker by email or call 847-291-2995.
Upcoming Classes at Leisure Center
This class is designed for the developmental needs of the two-year-old. 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.
In this lightly structured dance class, little dancers explore creative movement through games and stories to learn basic technique. This class introduces proper positions and posture. Parents do not attend classes.
Itty-Bitty Dance introduces children 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 dance class setting.
This fun, high-energy class gets everyone moving to kid-friendly hits. Children will warm-up with activities that teach coordination, muscle control, and selfdiscipline. Additionally, participants will learn to create their own dance styles though the use of freestyle and hip hop moves.
Formal ballet and tap techniques will be introduced and will build upon skills learned in Itty Bitty Dance. Ballet and tap shoes are required.
This class, geared towards kindergartners, continues developing ballet techniques and introduces the young dancers to jazz. The session provides a balanced approach to two styles of dance that are the foundation for all dance.
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.
Hip Hop offers the opportunity to learn the dance moves of popular music videos, with their corresponding styles.