Naperville Dance Academy

The mission of the Naperville Park District Dance Academy is to provide quality dance training to interested students of all ages – youth through adult. Students learn about dance and appreciation of the art in addition to steps and technique.

Beginning with our littlest dancers in mind and progressing to all levels of Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Tap and more, our programs are carefully constructed to provide effective learning environments that are fun and professional, technical and creative, and taught by qualified, experienced instructors.

Our dance programs fall into two categories: seasonal programs and recital track. Seasonal programs typically are held once a week for several weeks and participants do not perform in the annual spring dance recital. However, parents are able to observe their student’s progress at the last class of the session. Recital track programs begin in the fall and run for nine months. Participants enrolled in the recital track will perform in the annual spring recital. Specific dance attire is required in order to participate in the classes and students will receive a dance costume for the recital.

A Parents Guide to Dance

Dance Academy Dress Code

Dance Shoe and Tight Recommendations

Register for Dance Classes

2023 Dance Academy Recital Information

Date: Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4, 2023
Location: Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave.
More information will be available in April 2023. 

 

Meet Our Dance Instructors


 

Élan Dance Company

Élan Dance Company provides a foundation in dance performance and essential experience participating in a dance company. We offer competitive and performance-only teams within the company. Elan Dance Company will participate in several performances throughout the year.

Auditions for the 2022-2023 Season:

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., in Community Hall. Registration is required to attend auditions. There is no cost to audition. Dancers will attend one audition regardless of the company they are auditioning for.

Date: Tuesday, May 31
Location: ARRCC, Community Hall

Ages 7-11* · 4:30-5:45pm

Ages 12-18 · 6:00-7:15pm

*Dancers must be 7 years old by September 1, 2022 to audition for the performance-only company and 8 years old by January 1, 2023 to audition for the competition company.

Audition Registration

Audition Form

Please complete the audition form by Monday, May 30 at Noon.

Parent Information Meeting:

Join us Wednesday, May 11 at 6 pm at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center in Community Hall for a brief meeting to learn more about the Company.

If you would like more information, please contact Raegan Milan, Dance Coordinator, at 630-848-3618 or via email at rmilan@napervilleparks.org.

Elan Information Packet 2022-2023

Elan Audition Flyer




Bollywood Dance: Heritage, Activity, and Community (Courtesy of NCTV17)