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.

Registration

  • 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


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 May 8
AGE  DAY  DATE TIME R/NR FEE CODE
2-3  Wed  Mar 27-May 22  3:30-4pm  $96/$120  CANCELED
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
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
7-10  Wed  Mar 27-May 22  3-3:55pm  $108/$135  CANCELED

Ballet/Tumble with Carla Lewis

Learn beginner ballet positions and fundamental exercises. Rhythm, body awareness and creativity are encouraged. 
  • Instructor: Carla Lewis
AGE DAY  DATE TIME  R/NR FEE CODE 
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
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
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  CANCELED

Hip Hop Basics


This class provides a structured method of learning in various Hip-Hop dance elements in a positive and encouraging class environment and offers assorted sets of original steps and combinations.
  • Instructor: Maria Hernandez
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
6-9 Thu June 6-27  6-6:55pm  $44/$55 221001-1A

Hip Hop Beginner/Intermediate


This class will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore, this class will help prepare students for more intense movements in a fun energetic environment. 1-2 years Hip Hop preferred.
  • Instructor: Maria Hernandez
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
10-18 Thu June 6-27  7-7:55pm  $44/$55 221001-1B

Jazz & Contemporary


Heat up summer with a combination of Jazz, Contemporary and Funk styles. Students will focus on developing strength, working on higher-level skills and cultivating their own sense of  movement.
  • Instructor: Lindsay Rybak-Alfrey
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
10-19 Mon June 3-24 5:30-6:25pm  $44/$55 221004-1A
10-19 Mon July 8-29 5:30-6:25pm  $44/$55  221004-2A

Leaps, Turns, Tricks & Flexibility


This class is for the advanced dancer looking to add to their skill set. Class will begin with strength building and progress to a focus on more difficult jumps and turns, as well as work on new flexibility and acrobatic inspired tricks. Take your dancing to the next level with this dynamic new class!
  • Instructor: Lindsay Rybak-Alfrey
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
10-19 Mon June 3-24 6:30-7:25pm  $44/$55 221002-1A
10-19 Mon July 8-29 6:30-7:25pm  $44/$55  221002-2A

Summer Elite Compete


This class is for new and returning Elite Compete members. Dancers will learn one new competition routine over the course of the summer. 
  • Instructor: Nicole Haag
  • No class July 2
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
12-19 Tue June 4-July 30 7-7:55pm  $88/$110 221005-1A

Ballet/Jazz Combo


This class is a  combination of ballet and jazz. Dancers will learn how to do a barre warm up and other ‘ballet-isms’ and will come away with a beginning knowledge of ballet vocabulary at the intro level. This class continues to build on coordination and syncopation in Jazz.
  • Instructor: Nicole Haag
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
6-9 Tue June 4-25 6-6:55pm  $44/$55 221006-1A
6-9  Tue July 9-30 6-6:55pm  $44/$55  221006-2A 

Leaps & Bounds


Is your child ready to take a leap and join our dance class without mommy for the first time?  This class is designed to introduce your child to dance through music, creative movement and the fundamentals of ballet. 
  • Instructor: Michaela Bradford
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
3-4 Sat June 8-29 9:10-9:55pm  $44/$55 211001-1A
3-4  Sat July 13-August 3 9:10-9:55pm  $44/$55 211001-2A

Ballet/Tap Combo


Aspiring dancers learn the basics of both ballet and tap while gaining awareness of tempo and coordination. Both ballet and tap shoes are required for this one-hour class.
  • Instructor: Michaela Bradford
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
4-6 Sat June 8-29 10-10:55pm  $56/$70 211002-1A
4-6 Sat July 13-August 3 10-10:55pm  $56/$70 211002-2A

Ballet Basics


In this fun beginner class, young dancers will learn ballet positions and fundamental exercises. Rhythm, body awareness and creativity are encouraged.
  • Instructor: Michaela Bradford
AGE  DAY  DATE  TIME  R/NR FEE  CODE 
5-7 Sat June 8-29 11-11:45pm  $44/$55 221003-1A
5-7 Sat July 13-August 3 11-11:45pm  $44/$55 221003-2A
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.