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.
No late registration accepted after Friday, October 15th.
Expression Dance Company Information: Dancers will be compete at two dance competitions in the spring, as well as perform at our Expressions Dance Recital in March. Registration for Company Dance Classes is by instructor approval after completing the audition process. Fees and class time slots will be processed once the company roster has been finalized.
Company auditions will be hosted on Saturday August 14 at the Burning Bush Community Center. Timeslots available are at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. You only need to attend one timeslot to complete your audition. Register online to secure your audition space.
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.
Meet Our Dance Instructors
Danielle Gonzalez fell in love with the art of dance at the age of 5 when she took her first ballet and tap classes. Over the years she has taken many classes in a variety of styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip hop and pointe. In addition, she was a member of her studio’s dance troupe with whom she competed and performed with for 4 years. Her training continued through high school as she was a member of her school’s poms team, and later went on to become captain of the team. Deciding to continue her dance training, she attended North Central College where she obtained a minor in Dance and BA in Entrepreneurship and Business Management. During her time at North Central she was a member of both their dance team and dance company. Since graduation, Danielle has been teaching dance at various park districts throughout the Chicago Suburbs and choreographing from various companies. When not working in the studio, she is usually running around with her two kids.!
Becca Bremer has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She recently graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor or Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. At Hope, she was a part of the Strike Time Dance Company. Recently, Becca also performed and choreographed in Paris. Besides dance, she enjoys crossfit and loves chocolate. Becca is so excited to teach and meet all of her students!
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.