Recreational dance classes are offered in the fall, winter and in the summer. 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.
The recital dance program begins in late September and continues through spring with a Winter recital in November, and a Spring recital in late March. The Recital program will be broken into two sessions. Participants can register for one or both. The second session of recital classes will include costumes. The recital is held in the Bartlett Park District Community Center on the Oak Room stage. 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 18. 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 Katie Mix at (630) 540-4873 or Lisa’s School of Dance at (630) 372-0160.