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 Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road.

Registration

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

Additional Information

Tween & Teen Dance Movie Nights


Grab a friend for pizza and a dance movie! Wear your Studios t-shirt (if you have one) and bring a pillow and blanket; floor mats are provided. All movies are rated PG and the events will be supervised by Chelsea Rager, Instructor and Amy Stepper, Recreation Supervisor. 
  • Ages: 9-18
  • Location: Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
  • Pre-registration one week in advance is required.
  • Informational Flier
DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  MOVIE  CODE 
Fri  Sep 25  5:30-8:30pm  $12/$15  The Greatest Showman  321007-1 
Fri  Nov 16  5:30-8:30pm  $12/$15  Hairspray  321007-2 
Fri  Jan 25  5:30-8:30pm  $12/$15  Newsies  121007-1 

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

RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASSES


Recreational dance classes are great for those who cannot make a 9-month commitment 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. 
No class Oct. 31 and Nov. 21.
AGE  DAY  DATE TIME R/NR FEE  INSTRUCTOR CODE
2-3  Wed  Sep 12-Oct 24  3:15-3:45pm  $84/$105 Michaela Bradford  311001-1A 
2-3  Wed Nov 7-Dec 19  3:15-3:45pm  $84/$105  Michaela Bradford  311001-2A 

New! Beginner Tap for Boys & Girls


Students will begin to learn basic tap rhythm and movement. No class Oct. 31 and Nov. 21.
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  INSTRUCTOR CODE 
7-10 Wed  Sep 12-Oct 24 3-3:55pm $84/$105 Donna Morgan  321002-1A 
7-10 Wed  Nov 7-Dec 19 3-3:55pm $84/$105 Donna Morgan 321002-2A

Ballet/Tumble

Learn beginner ballet positions and fundamental exercises. Rhythm, body awareness and creativity are encouraged. No class Oct. 31 and Nov. 21.
AGE DAY  DATE TIME  R/NR FEE INSTRUCTOR  CODE 
3.5-6  Wed  Sep 26-Oct 24  4-4:45pm  $60/$75 Carla Lewis  311002-1A 
3.5-6  Wed Sep 26-Oct 24 4:45-5:30pm  $60/$75  Carla Lewis  311002-1B 
3.5-6  Wed  Nov 7-Dec 19  4-4:45pm  $72/$90  Carla Lewis  311002-2A 
3.5-6  Wed  Nov 7-Dec 19  4:45-5:30pm  $72/$90  Carla Lewis  311002-2B 

Hip Hop for Teens


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. 1-2 years of experience is preferred.
AGE DAY DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  INSTRUCTOR CODE 
12-18 Tue  Sep 11-Oct 23 7-7:55pm  $84/$105 Maria Hernandez  321001-1A 
12-18 Tue  Oct 30-Dec 18 7-7:55pm  $84/$105  Maria Hernandez  321001-2A 

Pilates for Dancers

Pilates for dancers is a powerful tool that helps to strengthen the muscles that dancers use in their daily routines. Pilates helps prevent injury and can be used as great rehabilitation for an injury. Not only does it focus on strengthening the muscles, but you learn to stretch the muscles the proper way, as well. No class Oct. 31 or Nov. 21.
AGE  DAY  DATE TIME  R/NR FEE INSTRUCTOR  CODE
10-18 Wed  Sep 12-Oct 24  5:35-6:25pm $84/$105 Nicole Haag  321009-1A
10-18  Wed  Nov 7-Dec 19  5:35-6:25pm  $72/$90  Nicole Haag  321009-2A 

New! Modern Dance


This class incorporates elements of improvisation and grounded movement. There will be elements of standard modern techniques as well as movement progressions and choreographic memorization. 1-2 years of ballet preferred. No class Nov. 22.
AGE  DAY  DATE TIME  R/NR FEE INSTRUCTOR CODE
10-18  Thu  Sep 13-Oct 25  7-7:55pm  $84/$105  Lindsay Rybak-Alfrey 321004-1A 
10-18  Thu Nov 1-Dec 20 7-7:55pm  $84/$105 Lindsay Rybak-Alfrey 321004-2A 
Five dancers and their instructor holding awards
Four dance girls posing in costumes
Elite Compete Dance Team

CONGRATULATIONS!


The Studios of Palm Beach Gardens Elite Compete dance team competed in the Imagine dance competition at FAU in Boca Raton the weekend of April 14, 2018. They came away with a weekend full of fun memories and many awards. Their two dances, "Sound of Silence", an edgy lyrical piece, and "A Bushel and a Peck," a high energy musical theatre number, earned them 2 first place trophies in their divisions. They also received an overall first place and sixth place score. In addition, "Sound of Silence" earned the dancers a "golden ticket" invitation to nationals in New Jersey. Their instructor, Ms. Chelsea Rager, also received an award for outstanding choreography of "Sound of Silence".

The next weekend was another win for the team! The "Believe" competition at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale was jam-packed with incredible talent. Our girls brought home an elite gold, a first place in their category and an overall high score award! We are sad that our competition season came and went so fast but super proud of their commitment and accomplishments throughout the year. We're very proud to have them as part of our dance program!
Performance Ensemble 2017


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY


Sponsor the Elite Compete Dance Team and help take their dancing to the next level through competitions and performances.

Elite Compete Dance Team Sponsorship Packet

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 Division 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.