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 closed. Please scroll down for more information on Recital classes.

Additional Information

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


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. 
  • Instructor: Michaela Bradford
  • No class March 20 or May 8
2-3  Wed  Jan 23-Mar 13  3:30-4pm  $96/$120  CANCELED
2-3  Wed  Jan 23-Mar 13  4-4:30pm  $96/$120  CANCELED
2-3  Wed  Mar 27-May 22  3:30-4pm  $96/$120  111001-2A 
2-3  Wed  Mar 27-May 22  4-4:30pm  $96/$120  111001-2B 

New! Beginner Tap for Boys & Girls

Students will begin to learn basic tap rhythm and movement.
  • Instructor: Donna Morgan
  • No class March 20
7-10  Wed  Jan 23-Mar 13  3-3:55pm  $96/$120  CANCELED 
7-10  Wed  Mar 27-May 22  3-3:55pm  $108/$135  121001-2A 

Ballet/Tumble with Carla Lewis

Learn beginner ballet positions and fundamental exercises. Rhythm, body awareness and creativity are encouraged. 
  • Instructor: Carla Lewis
  • No class March 20.
3.5-6 Wed  Jan 23-Mar 13  4-4:45pm  $96/$120  111002-1A 
3.5-6  Wed  Jan 23-Mar 13  4:45-5:30pm  $96/$120  111002-1B 
3.5-6  Wed  Mar 27-May 22  4-4:45pm  $108/$135  111002-2A 
3.5-6  Wed  Mar 27-May 22  4:45-5:30pm  $108/$135  111002-2B 

New! Beginner Hip Hop for Girls & Boys

This recreational 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. 
  • Instructor: Maria Hernandez
  • No class May 9
5-7  Tue  Jan 22-Mar 12  6-6:55pm  $96/$120  121002-1A 
7-12  Tue  Jan 22-Mar 12  7-7:55pm  $96/$120  CANCELED 
10-16  Thu  Jan 24-Mar 14  7-7:55pm  $96/$120  CANCELED
5-7  Tue  Mar 26-May 21  6-6:55pm  $108/$135  121002-2A 
7-12  Tue  Mar 26-May 21  7-7:55pm  $108/$135  121002-2B 
10-16  Thu  Mar 28-May 23  7-7:55pm  $108/$135  121002-2C 
Five dancers and their instructor holding awards
Four dance girls posing in costumes
Elite Compete Dance Team


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


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 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.