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Dance Recital, Nutcracker Dance, Recital Dance


Recreational Classes

Recreational dance classes are offered in the fall before the recital session begins and in the summer after the recital session has ended. The classes are designed to be an introduction into the dance program or a session for dance disciplines that interest the dancer and they would like the opportunity to try it out before signing up for a full recital session. 

Recital Class Information

The recital dance program begins in late October/early November and continues through spring with a recital in late April/early May. Recital costumes are included in the class fee. All classes are without parents/guardians unless otherwise stated in the brochure description of the class.

Dancers should wear a leotard and tights (unless otherwise listed in the brochure class description) to class each day. Shoes are designated by the style of class: ballet utilizes pink leather ballet shoes (no house slippers), tap utilizes black tap shoes, and jazz utilizes black or tan jazz shoes. Hair should be pulled back away from the face for all classes. If you have questions regarding what is required call the Park District at (630) 540-4873.


This holiday special event co-sponsored by the Bartlett Park District and Lisa's School of Dance includes nearly 100 local dancers ages 5 through adult. Set toTchaikovsky’s original musical score of The Nutcracker Suite re-orchestrated. Styles of dance include but are not limited to modern, pointe, hip hop, ballet, jazz, and tap set this classic story to life. The show is held each year in early December. Auditions are held each year in June. Tickets are available through the Bartlett Community Center Registration Desk. For more information about the Nutcracker please contact Courtney Suffredin at (630)540-4873 or Lisa’s School of Dance at (630) 372-0160

2015 Audition Information: The Nutcracker All Jazzed Up!

Audition for a role within this annual holiday classic that has been transformed to include a variety of dance styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, character and tap. This show has been a community holiday staple for 11 years and become a fun family friendly holiday tradition for many in the community. For more information call Courtney at 630-540-4873 or Lisa’s School of Dance at 630-372-0160. Auditions open to male and female dancers. New this year: There will be a dance clinic the first 45 minutes of each time slot with auditions to follow in the second 45 minutes of each time slot. Dancers must be there for the entire audition time to be considered for a role in the show. Gymnastics will be auditioned during the listed audition times. In the spirit of giving we encourage everyone that comes to auditions to bring a bag of dog or cat food or treats to be donated to Bruno’s Pro Bone O Pet Pantry in Geneva, IL. Anyone who donates will receive one free ticket to one performance.

Audition Location: BCC Dance Studio and Program Room 3 & 4,

Pick Up: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled end of auditions to be prepared to pick-up your dancer.

Check-In: 1/2 hour before scheduled audition time. Bring a photo of dancer. Check in will be in Program Room 1.

What to wear: Please wear fitted dance clothing (leotard, tights, etc.) Dancers should bring all shoes relevant to the discipline of dance they will be auditioning for (tap shoes, ballet shoes, jazz shoes, Pointe shoes, etc…)

What to bring: Please bring water and a light snack for break times.

Session 1 Clinic and Auditions
Age Time Style Location
8 & up 8-8:30am Tap BCC Dance Studio
5-7 8:30-10:15am Ballet, Jazz & Gymnastics BCC Program Room 3 & 4
Session 2 Clinic and Auditions
Age Time Style Location
8-11 10:30am-12:15pm Ballet, Jazz, Pointe & Gymnastics BCC Program Room 3 & 4
12 & up 10:30am-12:15pm Ballet, Jazz, Pointe & Gymnastics BCC Dance Studio

*If cast in the production, there will be a $68R/$78NR program fee. Each performer cast will receive 2 tickets to one show (tickets must be pre-ordered) and a cast shirt. * Additional items may need to be purchased for performances (examples include but are not limited to: shoes, make-up, hair accessories, leotards, etc…)

Tech Week: Nov. 30-Dec. 4; Dec. 7-10

Dress Rehearsal: Will be held during tech weeks

Performances: Friday, December 4, Saturday, December 5 , Sunday, December 6 , Friday, December 11 , and Saturday, December 12



696 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL