Dance Classes

“Synergy” Recreation Classes:

Winter Dance Showcase Saturday, December 15. Dancer must purchase $30 costume. Costume is dancers to keep after recital.

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.

Synergy Dance, Pom & Cheer Competition Team

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 2018-19 season runs from October 2018 through May 2019. 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.

Competition Dates:

Date Division Location
SU, February 3 Cheer Joliet Park District
SU, February 10 Dance, Pom, & Cheer Oak Forest Park District
SU, February 24 Dance & Pom Joliet Park District
SU, March 10 Dance, Pom, & Cheer Lombard Park District
SU, March 31 Dance, Pom, & Cheer Oak Forest Park District
SU, April 7 Dance, Pom, & Cheer Joliet Park District
SU, April 13 IPDDC State Finals Cheer Oak Forest Park District
SU, April 14 IPDDC St. Fnls Dance & Pom Joliet Park District

Synergy Competitive 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.
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.

Costs includes…
• 28 weeks of classes: September 2018-May 2019
• Costume
• Competition entry fees

Try-Out Information

Register for tryouts in your age group. There will be a $5 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. Please show up for your age level only. Tryouts will consist 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. Child may perform in more than one category; if they are interested. If your child refuses to try-out, competition may not be suitable for that child. There are no makeups for tryouts. You will be contacted via email within 1 week about individual results. Child
may perform in more than one category. Preregistration is necessary for try-outs.

Dance/Pom/Cheer Competition Try-Outs:

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Joliet Park District

Division Age Time
Dance 4-10 years 9:15-10 AM
Pom 4-11 years 9:15-10 AM
Dance 11-14 years 10:15-11 AM
Pom 12-14 years 10:15-11 AM
Cheer 4-8 years 11:15 AM-12 PM
Cheer 9-12 years 11:15 AM-12 PM

Synergy Competitive Class Times
(no class Nov 19-24) $120 per session

Date Day Time Division Age Location
Oct 2-Dec 11 TU 6:30-7:30 PM Dance 7-10 years ACC
Oct 3-Dec 12 W 6:00-7:00 PM Dance 4-6 years ACC
Oct3-Dec 12 W 7:15-8:15 PM Dance 11-14 years ACC
Oct 4-Dec 13 TH 6:15-7:00 PM Pom 4-8 years JPDMPC
Oct 4-Dec 13 TH 7:15-8:15 PM Pom 9-12 years JPDMPC
Oct 4-Dec 13 TH 6:15-7:00 PM Cheer 4-8 years JPDMPC
Oct 4-Dec 13 TH 7:15-8:15 PM Cheer 9-12 years JPDMPC

 

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. Music changed every session. Parent actively participates with child. Non registered siblings/children are not able to attend. Instructed by Karen Cooper.

Location: Joliet Park District Multi-Purpose Center
Res/Nonres: $79/$94 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time
Sept 29-Dec 8 SA 11-11:30 AM
Oct 2-Dec 11 TU 9:15-9:45 AM
Oct 4-Dec 13 TH 6:15-6:45 PM

No class November 20, 22 

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 tee-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. Instructed by Karen Cooper

Res/Nonres: $79/$94 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
Oct 3-Dec 12 W 4:15-4:45 PM Arrowhead Community Ctr
Sept 29-Dec 8 SA 12:45-1:15 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr

No class November 19-24

Pre Ballet & Tumbling

Ages 3-5 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. Instructed by Karen Cooper.

Res/Nonres: $87/$104 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time  Location
Oct 2-Dec 11 TU 5:30-6:15 PM Arrowhead Community Ctr
Oct 4-Dec 13 TH 4:30-5:15 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr
Sept 29-Dec 8 SA 11:45 AM-12:30 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr

No Class November 19-24

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. Instructed by Karen Cooper.

Res/Nonres: $87/$104 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
Oct 1-Dec 10 M 6:30-7:15 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr
Oct 2-Dec 11 TU 4:30-5:15 PM Arrowhead Community Ctr

No Class November 19-24

Ballet & Tumbling 

Ages 4-8 years
Beauty, grace, poise, flexibility, balance, and coordination are characteristics of classical ballet and tumbling. We will put it all together in this well rounded and developmentally appropriate class for the beginner ballerina. Children should wear a leotard and ballet shoes to class. Instructed by Karen Cooper.

Res/Nonres: $87/$104 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
Oct 3-Dec 12 W 5-5:45 PM Arrowhead Community Ctr
Oct 4-Dec 13 TH 5:30-6:15 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr
Sept 29-Dec 8 SA 10-10:45 PM Joliet PD Multi Purpose Ctr

No Class November 19-24

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. Instructed by Karen Cooper.

Res/Nonres: $87/$104 (includes $30 costume fee)
Min: 8

Date Day Time Location
Oct 1-Dec 10 M 7:15-8 PM Joliet P D Multi-Purpose Gym

No class November 19-24

Synergy Holiday Dance/Cheer/Pom Camp

Ages 4-12 years
This camp is designed for your child to be introduced to the different styles of dance, poms, cheer, movement and tumbling. Children will be placed in age groups. All skill levels are welcome. Students will swim daily at Inwood Recreation Indoor Pool. Lunch and snack required daily. Please dress appropriately for active movement and swimwear needed daily. Instructed by Karen Cooper and dance staff.

Location: Joliet Park District Multi Purpose Center
Res/Nonres: $100

Date Day Time
Jan 2-4 W-F 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

 

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 Res/Nonres # of Lessons
Individual $25/$30 1
Individual $65/$80 3
Group (per person) $18/$23 1
Group (per person) $48/$60 3

 

Baton Twirling

Grades K & up
A fun and challenging way to learn motor and coordination skills. Students will learn a routine and marching skills.  Professional, weighted batons can be purchased on the first day of class for $25. No toy batons please. Instructed by Dee Ramsay

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Res/Nonres: $72/$93
Min/Max: 4/10

Date Day Time
Oct 10-Nov 21 W 6:30-7:15 PM

No class October 31