Youth Dance

The City of Palm Beach Gardens offers dance instruction for ages 2 years 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 Community Center, 4404 Burns Road.

Registration

SAVE THE DATE!
2019-20 FALL DANCE PROGRAM 

NEW STUDENT OPEN HOUSE

For assistance choosing the correct class type and level for your child, please attend our Dance Open House. Dance instructors will be available to confirm your class selections before you register. Fall registration will begin mid-August and classes begin late August. Returning students will receive their class recommendations at the front desk when they register for fall classes. You may also contact Amy Stepper at astepper@pbgfl.com for class recommendations.

DAY        DATE              TIME
Sat           August 24       11:00am-1:00pm

LOCATION: Burns Road Community Center

INSTRUCTORS

  • Nicole Haag
  • Helen Scott
  • Maria Hernandez
  • Michaela Bradford
  • Abigail Clark
  • Carlos deBarros
  1. Recreational Dance
  2. Recital Dance
  3. Private Lessons

RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASSES

Recreational dance classes are great for those who cannot make a 9-month commitment to participate in the recital but still want to experience the joy of dance. Sign up and join these classes at any time. Recreation dance classes will be pro-rated. (If you are interested in Recital classes, please click on the tab next to Recreational Dance.)

Tutu Toddlers

Toddlers are introduced to the world of dance through creative play and basic ballet movement. This class is not a parent/child class. 

  • Age: 2-3
  • Instructor: Abigail Clark
  • No class November 28.
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
ThuSep 19-Oct 242:30-3pm$72/$90311001-1A
ThuNov 7-Dec 192:30-3pm$72/$90311001-2A

Ballerina Basics

This class is designed to introduce your child to dance through music, creative movement and the fundamentals of ballet.

  • Age: 3-4
  • Instructor: Abigail Clark
  • No class November 28
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
ThuSep 19-Oct 243:10-3:55pm$72/$90311003-1A
ThuNov 7-Dec 193:10-3:55pm$72/$90311003-2A

Ballet/Tumble 

Learn beginner ballet positions and fundamental exercises. Rhythm, body awareness and creativity are encouraged.

  • Age: 3.5-6
  • Instructor: Carla Lewis
  • No class November 27
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
WedSep 18-Oct 233:30-4:15pm$72/$90311002-1A
WedSep 18-Oct 234:20-5:05pm$72/$90311002-2A
WedOct 30-Dec 113:30-4:15pm$72/$90311002-1B
WedOct 30-Dec 114:20-5:05pm$72/$90311002-2B 

Hip Hop for Kids

This class provides a structured method of learning in various Hip-Hop dance elements in a positive and encouraging class environment. The weekly classes offer assorted sets of original steps and combinations. 1 year of experience is preferred.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Instructor: Maria Hernandez
  • No class November 26
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
TueSep 10-Oct 223:20-4:05pm$84/$105321001-1A
TueOct 29-Dec 173:20-4:05pm$84/$105321001-2A

New! Improvisational Dance Workshops

This 75-minute workshop is focused on breaking down individual movements learned in dance class. Students will learn structured improv exercises and create a unique way to listen and interpret different genres of music. This workshop is designed to broaden a dancer’s repertoire and cultivate their own unique sense of style and movement.

  • Age: 10-18
  • Instructor: Michaela Bradford
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
SatSep 2112:20-1:35pm$15/$19321006-1A
SatOct 1912:20-1:35pm$15/$19321006-2A
SatNov 1612:20-1:35pm$15/$19321006-3A

Mock Dance Audition for Bak Middle School of the Arts and Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Auditioning can be an intimidating and nerve-racking task for anyone. Imagine what a 5th or 8th grader may feel like? Give your dancer the experience needed to excel at an audition by attending this mock dance audition run by a former Bak Middle School of the Arts dance teacher with 15 years of experience. Learn what it takes to audition for your local arts school. Gain confidence and receive valuable feedback on your technique to see where your strengths and weaknesses are and hear key audition tips to improve your success rate. Additional dates for January 2020 TBA.

  • Age: 5th/8th grade
  • Instructor: Carlos deBarros
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEECODE
SatDec 72-5pm$50/$60321004-1A
Five dancers and their instructor holding awards
Four dance girls posing in costumes
Elite Compete Dance Team

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 Department 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.