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Expressions Dance Studio

Mission Statement
The River Trails Park District’s Expressions Dance Studio is founded with the principles of providing participants with a safe and fun environment where your child’s development is nurtured through both an expressive and structured-based curriculum with outcomes focused on skill development, self-confidence and an understanding of dance terminology.

Structure: Children registered for the September session of Expressions Dance will be in the annual dance recital in March.

Expression Dance Company Information:
Dancers will compete at two dance competitions in the spring, as well as perform at our Expressions Dance Recital in March. Company Auditions will be hosted on Saturday, August 20 at the Burning Bush Community Center. There is no fee to attend the audition. Please register for an audition timeslot at www.rtpd. org. Registration for Company Dance Classes is by instructor approval after completing the audition process. Fees and class timeslots will be processed once the company roster has been finalized.

Private Dance Lessons: Available by request. Perfect for audition preparation and professional one-on-one instruction. Please visit the Weiss Center or contact Katie at 847.255.1200 for more information.


Dance Attire

Please come to class dressed in proper attire. Girls: Leotard, tights, dance shoes. Jazz pants and jazz shoes for any Jazz classes. Boys: Comfortable clothing, proper shoes. Students should not wear jeans or skirts. Please put name on all items. Ballet slippers-all leather pink, black or white with adjustable laces. Please not the spandex slip-ons. Tap shoes – patent leather ties for pre-ballet & beginners. Jazz/tap style oxford ties for Intermediate & up. Clean sneakers for Hip Hop. Jazz shoes with leather style with soft soles for Jazz. To help preserve the dance room, Tap Shoes should be worn only in dance room.

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