Youth Dance

The City of Palm Beach Gardens offers dance instruction for ages 18 months through 19 years old. Our classes include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and more and are taught by experienced dance instructors. Many dance students will participate in our annual dance recital at the Eissey Theatre in May. We also offer some recreation dance classes just for fun! During the summer months, recital classes are not offered; only recreational dance classes.

All classes take place at Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road.

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  • Recital Classes: Registration for the 2016-17 season of Recital dance classes is closed. Please scroll down for detailed information on Recital classes.
  • Recreational Classes: Registration for Recreation dance classes is ongoing and may be done online or in person.

  1. Recital Dance
  2. Recreational Dance
  3. Private Lessons


Recital dance classes began August 29, 2016, and will continue through May 13, 2017. Students must have registered for recital classes before November 1, 2016. 

Students are encouraged to enroll in one ballet class in addition to any jazz class. For your convenience, students are registered once and remain in their dance class through the dance recital in May. 

Fees: Recital classes for 2016-17 will be billed every 4 weeks; Residents $13 per week per class/Non-residents $16 per week per class. Extra fees will be associated with the dance recital. Information is available at registration.

Recital Information

Spring 2017 Dance Recital at the Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach State College
Wednesday  May 10, 2017  3:30-9pm*  Work Rehearsal 
Thursday  May 11, 2017  5-9pm*  Dress Rehearsal 
Friday  May 12, 2017  7pm  Performance 
Saturday  May 13, 2017  2pm  Performance 
*Times are subject to change for rehearsals.

Monday Classes

421002-2A Ballet Intermediate I 6-8 3:15-4pm Nicole Haag 
421002-2B Ballet Intermediate II 8-10  4-4:55pm  Nicole Haag 
421004-1  Jazz I  6-8  4:15-5pm  Chelsea Rager 
421004-6  Musical Theatre  9+  5-5:55pm  Nicole Haag 
421004-2  Jazz II  8-10  5-5:55pm  Chelsea Rager 
421004-3  Jazz III  10-12  6-6:55pm  Chelsea Rager 
421006-1  Dance Ensemble*  9-18 7-7:55pm  Chelsea Rager 
421004-4  Jazz IV 12-14 8-8:55pm  Chelsea Rager 
*Performance dance team. Additional fees may apply. Scroll to the bottom or contact Chelsea at for more information.

Tuesday Classes

421007-3 Hip-Hop I 8-11 4-4:55pm Maria Hernandez
421007-4 Hip-Hop II 12-18 5-5:55pm  Maria Hernandez
421006-2 Elite Compete* 12-19 6-6:55pm  Chelsea Rager
421004-5  Jazz V 13-19  7-7:55pm  Chelsea Rager 
421007-2  Contemporary II 13-19 8-8:55pm  Chelsea Rager 
*Prior teacher invitation required for enrollment in this class. Additional fees for competition apply.

Wednesday Classes

421005-6  Tiny Toes  3-4  9:30-10:15am  Nicole Haag 
CANCELED Creative I  4-5 10:15-11am  Nicole Haag 
421002-4  Ballet Advanced I  10+  5:30-6:30pm  Helen Scott 
CANCELED Ballet Advanced II 10+  6:30-7:30pm  Helen Scott 
421002-6  Ballet Advanced III*  10+  6:30-8pm  Helen Scott 
*Class extended to 8pm for Pointe students.

Thursday Classes

421005-3B  Ballet/Tap*  4-6  3:30-4:25pm  Nicole Haag
421002-8  ABT Ballet & Pre-Pointe** 10+ 4:30-5:55pm  Nicole Haag
421007-1 Contemporary I 9-15  6-6:55pm Nicole Haag
421002-7  ABT Ballet & Pointe**  13+  7-8:25pm  Nicole Haag 
*For first year ballet/tap students only. This is a beginner class.
**Class taught using American Ballet Theatre curriculum by ABT certified instructor.

Saturday Classes

421005-7  Tiny Toes  3-4  9-9:45am  Nicole Haag 
421005-1B  Creative Dance I  4-5  9:45-10:30am  Nicole Haag 
421005-2B  Creative Dance II  5-6  10:30-11:15am  Nicole Haag 
421004-8  Beginner Jazz 5-7  11:15am-12pm  Nicole Haag 

2016-17 Dance Ensemble

All Ensemble members must have attended the Dance Ensemble class on Monday, August 29, which is actually the first class of the 2016-17 season. Parents are also requested to attend this informational class. All fees must be paid prior to admission to the orientation.

Dance Company Requirements: 
  • Student must be 9-18 years old by January 1, 2017.
  • Enrollment in one ballet class, one jazz class and one Performance Ensemble class is required throughout the year.
  • Three years of intermediate/advance jazz (2 years for 9-12 yr olds) and one year of ballet training preferred for acceptance to Performance Ensemble.
  • Performance Ensemble performs at City of Palm Beach Gardens special events and local activities.
  • Additional fees for uniform, costumes, shoes, and travel will be required for local performances.
  • All class fees must be paid on time in order to participate in any Performance Ensemble activity.
For more information please contact Burns Road Recreation Center at (561)630-1100.

Canceled Classes

Many classes are canceled due to low enrollment. If you are interested in taking a class that has been canceled, please email the Recreation Division or call 561-630-1100 and put your name on a list to let us know that you are interested in that class. Once we have enough people to hold the class, we will try to restart that class.