Dance

The Dance Factory”

Providing a variety of quality and meaningful dance education to boys, girls and teens in the Oak Forest Community since 2003.

Recital Classes: Recital classes begin in the Fall, and they end with a recital (date to be determined). Please note, dancers will need to purchase a costume for recital classes.

Non-Recital Classes: Our non-recital classes are perfect for children who would like to learn the art of dance but do not want to participate in the yearly recital. Classes run in 14 weeks increments.

Attire for Classes:

Girls and boys may wear whatever they are comfortable in. Our main concern is the child is comfortable. Shoes should match class style. Ballet shoes for Beginner Dance, Little Bitty Dancers, Ballet 2 & Combo. Jazz shoes for Combo, Musical Jazz, Pixie Poms, Poms & Turns, and Leaps. Gym Shoes for Kids Bop and Hip Hop. Long hair needs to be pulled off the face. No jewelry.


Beginner Dance

This class will practice basic musical concepts to develop motor skills, coordination, and body awareness through song & dance. A great introduction to dance!

Little Bitty Dancers (Ballet 1)

Children will be guided through the fundamentals of Ballet! This class is an excellent way for children to gain self confidence, listening and learning skills and a sense of accomplishment.

Ballet 2

This class was specifically designed to progressively challenge students. Emphasis will be placed on understanding technique, continual study of fundamentals, and adding emotional expression into dance.

Ballet and Jazz Combo

This exciting class teaches the fundamentals of ballet and jazz. Students will develop musicality, coordination, strength, flexibility, technique, rhythm and body awareness.

Musical Jazz

Does your child run around the house mimicking their favorite movies musical numbers? This is the class for you! A high energy class that often fuses contemporary, hip hop and jazz. Get ready to be sassy!

Kids Bop

This fun class inspires creativity and teaches the fundamentals of hip hop. Students will develop coordination, body awareness, and endurance.  Many fun sequences and combinations will be learned.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a fun, high energy class. Dancers will practice various techniques, steps and moves focusing on rhythm, clear and elaborate execution. Class will provide a structured method of learning various hip hop styles in a fun environment.

Pixie Poms

A little pom and a little funk! Specially designed for our “mini-squads”, this class will learn basic Pom technique, transitions, and musicality.

Poms

Poms is a super fun, immensely positive, high energy dance class!   You’ll be shaking your poms while prancing, dancing, bending, and snapping to today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites.  Fundamentals of Pom positions and performance skills will be the focus of this class.

Turns and Leaps

This class focuses on strict technique to help the dancer achieve their fullest potential. Dancers will work to improve pirouettes, leaps, turn sequences and more! This class includes a warm-up focused on strength, conditioning, and flexibility.

Adult Dance

Come join the fun and be introduced to or brush up on your dance skills!! From Pop Princess to Hip Hop Swag, maybe a little salsa-enjoy a fusion of good beats and dynamic dance moves while having a great time. NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE NEEDED

For more information on any of our Dance classes, contact Jen at (708) 687-7270 x119 or via email by filling out below.