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.
SAVE THE DATE!
2019-20 FALL DANCE PROGRAM
NEW STUDENT OPEN HOUSE
For assistance choosing the correct class type and level for your child, please attend our Dance Open House. Dance instructors will be available to confirm your class selections before you register. Fall registration will begin mid-August and classes begin late August. Returning students will receive their class recommendations at the front desk when they register for fall classes. You may also contact Amy Stepper at email@example.com for class recommendations.
DAY DATE TIME
Sat August 24 11:00am-1:00pm
LOCATION: Burns Road Community Center
- Nicole Haag
- Helen Scott
- Maria Hernandez
- Michaela Bradford
- Abigail Clark
- Carlos deBarros
RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASSES
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.)
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.
|Thu||Sep 19-Oct 24||2:30-3pm||$72/$90||311001-1A|
|Thu||Nov 7-Dec 19||2:30-3pm||$72/$90||311001-2A|
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
|Thu||Sep 19-Oct 24||3:10-3:55pm||$72/$90||311003-1A|
|Thu||Nov 7-Dec 19||3:10-3:55pm||$72/$90||311003-2A|
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
|Wed||Sep 18-Oct 23||3:30-4:15pm||$72/$90||311002-1A|
|Wed||Sep 18-Oct 23||4:20-5:05pm||$72/$90||311002-2A|
|Wed||Oct 30-Dec 11||3:30-4:15pm||$72/$90||311002-1B|
|Wed||Oct 30-Dec 11||4:20-5:05pm||$72/$90||311002-2B|
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
|Tue||Sep 10-Oct 22||3:20-4:05pm||$84/$105||321001-1A|
|Tue||Oct 29-Dec 17||3:20-4:05pm||$84/$105||321001-2A|
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
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
RECITAL DANCE CLASSES
(If you are interested in non-Recital dance classes, please click on the Recreational Dance tab.)
Recital dance classes begin August 26, 2019, and will continue through May 9, 2020. Registration for recital classes ends on November 1, 2019.
Students are encouraged to enroll in one ballet class in addition to any jazz class. For your convenience, students are registered once and remain in their dance class(es) through the dance recital in May.
|SAVE THE DATE!|
Spring 2020 Dance Recital at the Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach State College
|Wednesday||May 6, 2020||3:30-9pm*||Work Rehearsal|
|Thursday||May 7, 2020||5-9pm*||Dress Rehearsal|
|Friday||May 8, 2019||7pm||Performance|
|Saturday||May 9, 2019||2pm||Performance|
*Times and location are subject to change. Younger dance students will be released earlier than noted on rehearsal dates.
|Musical Theatre II||12-18||5:30-6:25pm||Nicole||421009-2|
|Ballet Adv II/|
*2 costumes will be required for this class. Extended class time.
|Hip Hop Jr.||5-7||4:10-4:55pm||Maria||421007-4|
|Hip Hop I||7-10||5-5:55pm||Maria||421007-1|
|Hip Hop II||10-12||6-6:55pm||Maria||421007-2|
|Hip Hop III||12-18||7-7:55pm||Maria||421007-3|
|Musical Theatre I||7-11||4-4:55pm||Nicole||421009-1|
*Performance dance team; additional classes required and fees may apply. A parent is required to attend the first class with their child on August 28, 2019. Contact Nicole Haag at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
**Extended class time; non-recital students may drop in: Resident $18/Non-resident $23
|Ballet Intermediate I||6-8||4-4:55pm||Abigail||421002-2A|
|Ballet Intermediate II||8-10||5-5:55pm||Abigail||421002-2B|
|Ballet Adv. III/Pointe**||14-18||7-8:25pm||Nicole||421002-6|
*Prior teacher invitation required for enrollment in this class. Additional fees for competition apply. Contact Nicole Haag at email@example.com for more information.
** 2 costumes will be required for this class. Note: extended class time.
|Beginner Ballet I||4-5||9:50-10:35am||Michaela||421002-1B|
|Beginner Ballet II||6-8||11:30am-12:15pm||Michaela||421002-1C|
Performance Dance Teams
Junior Elite & Elite Compete
Perform at local special events or in competitions. These performance dance teams require additional classes and extra fees for competitions and/or costumes. A parent is required to attend the first class with the student. Elite Compete is by teacher invitation only. Please contact Nicole Haag at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Private Dance Lessons
Four 1-hour dance lessons will include proper format of a dance audition, how to prepare yourself, and a choreographed one-minute solo. These core lessons may not be divided into 30-minute sessions. Students will also get an edited excerpt from the music of their choice. Additional one hour or 30-minute lessons may be added when package of 4 lessons.is complete. These lessons include a 15-20 minute warm-up/technique review and evaluation at the start of each session to help learn what to expect during the warm-up and the ballet barre portion of the audition. Private lessons may also be scheduled for dance competition preparation.
To request an appointment, please email Amy Stepper at email@example.com, then register at Burns Road Community Center and bring your paid receipt to class.
- Age: 5th/8th grade
- By appointment only; date and time to be arranged*
- Instructors: Nicole Haag or Carlos deBarros
- Location: Burns Road Community Center
- Prep (4 classes): Resident/Non-resident fee: $340/$425
- 1 hour: Resident/Non-resident fee: $80/$100
- ½ hour: Resident/Non-resident fee: $40/$50
*Class time will be arranged based on mutual instructor/student schedule and dance room availability. Lessons will be held in our large or small dance room weekday evenings or weekends.
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.