Dance Classes

“Synergy” Dance, Pom & Cheer Competition Team:

(see recreation classes below)

What is Synergy?

Synergy Competitive Dance, Pom and Cheer competes in the Illinois Park District Drill Conference Team Division. This is a great opportunity for your child to become a part of a team that will build his/her self-esteem and encourage him/her to be confident and outgoing. This is an 8-month commitment.

The Competitive Team provides members with a unique opportunity to study, explore, and perform dance, pom, and cheer at a higher level of expectation. This gives the more disciplined performer a way to study at studio-quality level of instruction.

Synergy Team 2019-20 season runs October 2019 through May 2020. Members are required to be enrolled for the entire season. Payments are made in 2 installments September & December. Synergy Park District Team competes from January to April in the Illinois Park District Drill Conference.

Tryout Information

Register for tryouts in your choice genre group. There will be a $5.00 nonrefundable tryout fee. Performers may be moved up or down based on age averages and skill of the performer (i.e. if your performer is 9 years old, tryout with the juniors but if selected may perform with the minis). Tryouts will be held at the Joliet Park District Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center Gym. Participants will be broken up into age levels upon arrival. Tryouts will consist of evaluating the following motions, dance, tumbling and jumps. The instructors will determine, based on skills, which age level the child will perform at and which style they will perform. Children may perform in more than one category if they are interested. If your child refuses to try-out, competition may not be suited for that child. There are no makeups for tryouts. Your will be contacted via email within 1 week about individual results. Children may perform in more than one category.

 

Dance/Pom/Cheer Competition Try-Outs

Ages 4-14 years
Location: Joliet Park District

Division Date Day Time
Dance Sept 26 TH 5-5:45 PM
Pom Sept 26 TH 6-6:45 PM
Cheer Sept 26 TH 7-7:45 PM

For more information, contact Karen Cooper at 815-741-7275 x129

Synergy Competition Dance, Pom, and Cheer Team Information

Dance Team classes will be at Channahon Park District Arrowhead Community Recreation Center (ACC) on Tuesday or Wednesday Nights depending on which Age Division. Pom and Cheer will practice at the Joliet Park District Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center(JPDMPC) on Thursday Nights. All competitions are on Saturdays or Sundays. A schedule for all classes will be handed out at the first class. Competition schedules will be handed out as soon as dates and times are confirmed.

Fee: $240 paid in 2 installments of $120 in September & December

Costs includes…
• 28 weeks of classes: October 2019-April 2020
• Costume
• Competition entry fees
Purchase of a team warm-up, leotard, and shoes are required by participant. Returning team members: if you qualify for the team, you may use your warm up jacket from previous year. Keep in mind, no one is guaranteed a spot on the Synergy Dance, Pom, & Cheer team even if the individual competed the previous year.

Synergy Competitive Scheduled Practice Times 2019-2020
Division Day Date Time Age Location
Dance W October-May 7-7:45 PM 4-8 years ACC
Dance TU October-May 6:30-7:30 PM 8-14 years ACC
Pom TH October-May 6:15-7 PM 4-14 years  JPDMPC
Cheer TH October-May 7:15-8 PM 4-14 years JPDMPC

 

Private & Team Lessons

Dance, Cheer, Pom, Tumbling & Technical Focus

Are you looking for a class to help you reach the next level? Want to improve on your flexibility and learn new tricks? This program will help you focus on your technique on all the skills you perform, as well as increasing your body flexibility. You will also have the opportunity to learn new skills that can be unique and creative. Practice and improve skills needed to make a school cheer or pom team. Call 1-815-741-7275 ext. 173 email sunshineandrainbows.lc@gmail.com to schedule a private or group lesson. Please be sure to include child’s name, age, skills needing work along with any other members if doing a group lesson. Sign up for three one-hour sessions at one time for a discounted rate! All fees are listed per child. Individual and group lessons are limited based on experienced staff availability and facility space, and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Lessons will take place at the Joliet Park District.

Individual/Group Fee/ResDisc # of Lessons Location
Individual $30/$25 1 Joliet Park District
Individual $80/$65 3 Joliet Park District
Group (per person) $23/$18 1 Joliet Park District
Group (per person) $60/$48 3 Joliet Park District

Recreation Dance Classes

Spring Dance Showcase is Saturday, August 10. Dancer must purchase $30 costume (included in fee). Costume is dancers to keep after recital. All classes are instructed by Karen Cooper.

Class Attire: Students are encouraged to wear traditional dance or yoga attire-leotards, tights, leggings, stretch pants, and tops. Boys should wear comfortable clothing. Proper footwear is required and can be purchased at local retail stores. Ballet technique shoes are worn in all ballet classes. Tap shoes are needed for tap classes. Please no jeans in classes. Children must be prepared to attend class without the aid of a parent except for Lovely Leos, which is a parent/child participation class.

Lovely Leos

Ages 2-3 years with adult
This is an introductory class for your child and you to basic ballet using creative music and movement with the help of different props. Balance, coordination and flexibility will be developed in this first ballet class. Parent actively participates with child. Nonregistered siblings/children are not able to attend.

Fee/ResDisc: $94/$79 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
June 5-Aug 7 W 6:30-7 PM Arrowhead CC
June 8-Aug 3 SA 11-11:30 AM Joliet Park District

 

Fairytale Ballet

Ages 3-4 years
Music and dance props will encourage a “Prince or Princess” to use their imagination as they learn basic ballet steps with the magic of fairytales. Girls should wear a leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes. Skirts or tutus also may be worn. Boys should wear a t-shirt, shorts and black ballet shoes. Child must be prepared to participate without an adult. The session focuses on learning dance techniques, routines and group work to develop a teamwork atmosphere.

Fee/ResDisc: $94/$79 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
June 5-Aug 7 W 4:15-4:45 PM Arrowhead Community Ctr
June 8-Aug 3 SA 12:45-1:15 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr

 

Beginner Tap & Ballet

Ages 4-8 years
Students will be taught the basic elements of tap & ballet. Flaps, shuffles and basic ballet techniques are set to creative fun combinations. This session focuses on learning dance techniques, routines and group work to develop a teamwork atmosphere. Must wear ballet and tap shoes to participate in this class.

Fee/ResDisc: $104/$87 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
June 3-Aug 5 M 6:30-7:15 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr
June 4-Aug 6 TU 4:30-5:15 PM Arrowhead Community Ctr

 

Pre Ballet & Tumbling

Ages 3-5 years
Basic skills will be taught in this class designed for the beginner. Correct terminology and positions will be used. Flexibility and coordination are only two of the benefits from participating in this ballet and tumbling class. Leotard, tights, and leather or canvas ballet shoes are required.

Fee/ResDisc: $104/$87 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time  Location
June 4-Aug 6 TU 5:30-6:15 PM Arrowhead Community Ctr
June 6-Aug 8 TH 4:30-5:15 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr
June 8-Aug 3 SA 11:45 AM-12:30 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr

 

Ballet & Tumbling 

Ages 4-8 years
Beauty, grace, poise, flexibility, balance, and coordination are characteristics of ballet and tumbling. We will put it all together in this well rounded and developmentally appropriate class for the beginner ballerina. Appropriate attire required. The session focuses on learning dance techniques, routines and group work to develop a teamwork atmosphere.

Fee/ResDisc: $104/$87 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
June 5-Aug 7 W 5-5:45 PM Arrowhead Community Ctr
June 6-Aug 8 TH 5:30-6:15 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr
June 8-Aug 3 SA 10-10:45 AM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr

 

Ballet & Tumbling Step 2

Ages 4-8 years
This class focuses on continuation of learning dance techniques, routines and group work to develop during Ballet & Tumbling again in a teamwork atmosphere.

Fee/ResDisc: $104/$87 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
June 4-Aug 6 TU 6:30-7:15 PM Arrowhead Community Ctr
June 6-Aug 8 TH 5:30-6:15 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr
June 8-Aug 3 SA 10-10:45 AM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr

 

Pee Wee Pom & Cheer

Ages 4-8 years
Your child’s not sure whether pom or cheer is the choice? This is a great beginner class that we will start with the basics. Your child will learn motions, technique, jumps, beginning tumbling, dance routines and sidelines. This class is great for enhancing memorization skills, coordination and team interaction.

Fee/ResDisc: $104/$87 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
June 5-Aug 7 W 7:15-8 PM Arrowhead CC

 

Hip Hop & More

Ages 6-10 years
Beginner and advanced students will have fun learning and creating new dances in this innovative class, which emphasizes flexibility and balance using current music. Basic dance techniques of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop will be taught. The session focuses on learning dance techniques, routines and group work to develop a teamwork atmosphere.

Fee/ResDisc: $104/$87 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
June 3-Aug 5 M 7:15-8 PM Joliet Park District
June 6-Aug 8 TH 7:15-8 PM Joliet Park District

 

Synergy Mini Cheer, Dance & Pom Summer Camp – NEW!

Ages 4-8 years
Camp is for those interested in beginning cheer, dance and pom Each day we will spend time on skills and techniques in each area including chants, motions, jumps, hip hop and poms. Please wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes daily. Lunch will be provided. Camp is held outside.

Location: West Park Joliet, Wheeler & Morgan Ave
Fee: $80

Date Day Time
June 6-July 25 TH 10 AM-12 PM