Youth Dance

The City of Palm Beach Gardens offers dance instruction for ages 2 years through 19 years old. Our classes include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and more and are taught by experienced dance instructors. Many dance students will participate in our annual dance recital at the Eissey Theatre in May. We also offer some recreation dance classes just for fun! During the summer months, recital classes are not offered; only recreational dance classes.

All classes take place at Burns Road Community Center, 4404 Burns Road.


  • Recreational Classes: Registration for Recreational dance classes may be done online or in person. Please scroll down for a list of available classes
  • Recital Classes: Registration for Recital dance classes is now open and must be done in person at Burns Road Community Center. Please scroll down for more information on Recital classes.

NEW! Dance & Cheer Team

Let's get your tiny cheerleaders inspired! Join our fun and energy driven cheer program and help build on your child's success and self-confidence! Each session, participants will learn basic coordination skills for jumps, stunts, cheers, and a cheer/dance routine with some simple tumbling. We will gear up to cheer at local basketball games.

  • Instructor: Tonya Wolfe
  • Location: Burns Road Community Center
  • No class November 29

Tiny Tots Team
AGE: 3-4  |  DAY: Friday
UNIFORM: $52 + tax required uniform paid at time of registration: shell, skirt, briefs, bow pom-poms (wear your own white tennis shoes)

6 wksSep 27-Nov 13:15-4pm$84/$105311004-1A
12 wksSep 27-Dec 203:15-4pm*$156/$195311004-1B

*Discounted rate for 12-week session

Tiger Cheerleaders Team
AGE: 5-12  |  DAY: Friday
UNIFORM: $70 + tax required uniform paid at time of registration: shell, skirts, briefs, bow, pom-poms, white sneakers.

6 wksSep 27-Nov 14:15-5:15pm$84/$105321005-1A
12 wksSep 27-Dec 204:15-5:15pm*$156/$195321005-1B

*Discounted rate for 12-week session

  1. Recreational Dance
  2. Recital Dance
  3. Private Lessons


Recreational dance classes are great for those who cannot make a 9-month commitment to participate in the recital but still want to experience the joy of dance. Sign up and join these classes at any time. Recreation dance classes will be pro-rated. (If you are interested in Recital classes, please click on the tab next to Recreational Dance.)

Tutu Toddlers

Toddlers are introduced to the world of dance through creative play and basic ballet movement. This class is not a parent/child class. 

  • Age: 2-3
  • Instructor: Abigail Clark
  • No class November 28
ThuSep 19-Oct 242:30-3pm$72/$90311001-1A
ThuNov 7-Dec 192:30-3pm$72/$90311001-2A

Ballerina Basics

This class is designed to introduce your child to dance through music, creative movement and the fundamentals of ballet.

  • Age: 3-4
  • Instructor: Abigail Clark
  • No class November 28
ThuSep 19-Oct 243:10-3:55pm$72/$90311003-1A
ThuNov 7-Dec 193:10-3:55pm$72/$90311003-2A


Learn beginner ballet positions and fundamental exercises. Rhythm, body awareness and creativity are encouraged.

  • Age: 3.5-6
  • Instructor: Carla Lewis
  • No class November 27
WedSep 25-Oct 233:30-4:15pm$60/$75311002-1A
WedSep 25-Oct 234:20-5:05pm$60/$75311002-2A
WedOct 30-Dec 113:30-4:15pm$72/$90311002-1B
WedOct 30-Dec 114:20-5:05pm$72/$90311002-2B 

Hip Hop for Kids

This class provides a structured method of learning in various Hip-Hop dance elements in a positive and encouraging class environment. The weekly classes offer assorted sets of original steps and combinations. 1 year of experience is preferred.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructor: Maria Hernandez
  • No class November 26
TueSep 10-Oct 223:20-4:05pm$84/$105CANCELED
TueOct 29-Dec 174:10-4:55pm$84/$105321001-2A

New! Improvisational Dance Workshops

This 75-minute workshop is focused on breaking down individual movements learned in dance class. Students will learn structured improv exercises and create a unique way to listen and interpret different genres of music. This workshop is designed to broaden a dancer’s repertoire and cultivate their own unique sense of style and movement.

  • Age: 10-18
  • Instructor: Michaela Bradford
SatSep 2112:20-1:35pm$15/$19CANCELED
SatOct 1911:30am-12:45pm$15/$19321006-2A
SatNov 1611:30am-12:45pm$15/$19321006-3A

Mock Dance Audition for Bak Middle School of the Arts and Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Auditioning can be an intimidating and nerve-racking task for anyone. Imagine what a 5th or 8th grader may feel like? Give your dancer the experience needed to excel at an audition by attending this mock dance audition run by a former Bak Middle School of the Arts dance teacher with 15 years of experience. Learn what it takes to audition for your local arts school. Gain confidence and receive valuable feedback on your technique to see where your strengths and weaknesses are and hear key audition tips to improve your success rate. Additional dates for January 2020 TBA.

  • Age: 5th/8th grade
  • Instructor: Carlos deBarros
SatDec 72-5pm$50/$60321004-1A
Five dancers and their instructor holding awards
Four dance girls posing in costumes
Elite Compete Dance Team

Canceled Classes

Many classes are canceled due to low enrollment. If you are interested in taking a class that has been canceled, please email the Recreation Department or call 561-630-1100 and put your name on a list to let us know that you are interested in that class. Once we have enough people to hold the class, we will try to restart that class.