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.


  • Recreational Classes: Registration for summer Recreation dance classes is ongoing and may be done online or in person. Please scroll down for a list of available classes
  • Recital Classes: Registration is closed for the 2017-18 season of Recital dance classes. Please scroll down for more information on Recital classes.


The Studios of Palm Beach Gardens Elite Compete dance team competed in the Imagine dance competition at FAU in Boca Raton the weekend of April 14th. They came away with a weekend full of fun memories and many awards. Their two dances, "Sound of Silence", an edgy lyrical piece, and "A Bushel and a Peck," a high energy musical theatre number, earned them 2 first place trophies in their divisions. They also received an overall first place and sixth place score. In addition, "Sound of Silence" earned the dancers a "golden ticket" invitation to nationals in New Jersey. Their instructor, Ms. Chelsea Rager, also received an award for outstanding choreography of "Sound of Silence".

The next weekend was another win for the team! The "Believe" competition at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale was jam-packed with incredible talent. Our girls brought home an elite gold, a first place in their category and an overall high score award! We are sad that our competition season came and went so fast but super proud of their commitment and accomplishments throughout the year. We're very proud to have them as part of our dance program!
Five dancers and their instructor holding awards
Four dance girls posing in costumes
Elite Compete Dance Team
Performance Ensemble 2017


Sponsor the Elite Compete Dance Team and help take their dancing to the next level through competitions and performances.

Elite Compete Dance Team Sponsorship Packet
  1. Recreational Dance
  2. Recital Dance
  3. Private Lessons


Sign up and join these classes at any time. Recreation dance classes will be pro-rated.

Leaps & Bounds

Is your child ready to take a leap and join our dance class without mommy for the first time? This class is designed to introduce your child to dance through music, creative movement and the fundamentals of ballet.                                                                                                          
Age  Day  Date Time  R/NR Fee  Instructor  Code 
3-4  Sat  Jul 7-28  9-9:45am  $44/$55  Nicole Haag  211001-2B 

Jazz & Contemporary

Heat up summer with a combination of Jazz, contemporary and Funk styles. Students will focus on developing strength, working on higher-level skills and cultivating their own sense of movement.
Age  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee  Instructor  Code 
10-19  Mon  Jul 9-30  5:30-6:25pm  $44/$55  Chelsea Rager  221004-2A 

New! Leaps, Turns, Tricks & Flexibility

This class is for the advanced dancer looking to add to their skill set. Class will begin with strength building and progress to a focus on more difficult jumps and turns as well as work on new flexibility and acrobatic inspired tricks. Take your dancing to the next level with this dynamic new class!
Age  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee  Instructor  Code 
10-19  Mon  Jul 9-30  6:30-7:25pm  $44/$55  Chelsea Rager  221004-2B 

Summer Elite Compete

This class is for new and returning Elite Compete members. Dancers will learn one new competition routine over the course of the summer. No class July 2.
Age  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee  Instructor   Code
12-19  Mon  Jun 4-Jul 30  7:30-8:25pm  $88/$110  Chelsea Rager  221005-1 

Hip Hop Basics

This class provides a structured method of learning in various Hip-Hop dance elements in a positive and encouraging class environment and offers assorted sets of original steps and combinations.
Age  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee  Instructor  Code 
7-13  Tue  Jul 10-31 6-6:55pm  $44/$55  Maria Hernandez  221001-2A 

Hip Hop Beginner/Intermediate

This class will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore, this class will help prepare students for more intense movements in a fun energetic environment. 1-2 years Hip Hop preferred.
Age  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee  Instructor  Code 
12-18  Tue  Jul 10-31  7-7:55pm  $44/$55  Maria Hernandez  221001-2B 

Ballet/Tap Combo 

Aspiring dancers learn the basics of both ballet and tap while gaining awareness of tempo and coordination. Both ballet and tap shoes are required for this one-hour class.
Age  Day  Date   Time R/NR Fee Instructor  Code
4-6  Sat  Jul 7-28  9:45-10:45am  $56/$70  Nicole Haag  211001-2C 

Ballet Basics 

In this fun beginner class, young dancers will learn ballet positions and fundamental exercises. Rhythm, body awareness and creativity are encouraged.
Age  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee  Instructor  Code 
5-7  Sat  Jul 7-28  10:45-11:30am  $44/$55  Nicole Haag  221003-2C 

ABT Ballet/PrePointe

This ballet class is designed for the dedicated students wanting to develop and strengthen their ballet skills with aspirations of pointe work. Ballet vocabulary and technique is taught through barre and center floor work, including combinations across the floor. This class also begins to bring attention to the artistry of ballet movement and fluidly connecting steps, as well as preparing young dancers for auditions and performances. Requirements: 2 years Ballet technique 
Age  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee  Instructor  Code 
10-16  Wed  Jul 11-Aug 1  5:45-7:15pm  $66/$83  Nicole Haag  221003-2A 

ABT Ballet/Pointe

Dedicated and disciplined students must successfully demonstrate significant progression in overall strength, balance, and alignment continued from Pre Pointe. Additionally, students should be able to cleanly and steadily execute combinations learned in Pre Pointe. This Pointe class will take exercises practiced in Pre Pointe to the next level by engaging in center and across the floor combinations that require greater speed, control, strength, stamina and complexity.
Age  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee  Instructor  Code 
12-19  Wed  Jul 11-Aug 1  7:15-8:45pm  $66/$83  Nicole Haag  221003-2B 

Additional Information

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.