Naperville Dance Academy
The mission of the Naperville Park District Dance Academy is to provide quality dance training to interested students of all ages – youth through adult. Students learn about dance and appreciation of the art in addition to steps and technique.
Beginning with our littlest dancers in mind and progressing to all levels of Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Tap and more, our programs are carefully constructed to provide effective learning environments that are fun and professional, technical and creative, and taught by qualified, experienced instructors.
Our dance programs fall into two categories: seasonal programs and recital track. Seasonal programs typically are held once a week for several weeks and participants do not perform in the annual spring dance recital. However, parents are able to observe their student’s progress at the last class of the session. Recital track programs begin in the fall and run for nine months. Participants enrolled in the recital track will perform in the annual spring recital. Specific dance attire is required in order to participate in the classes and students will receive a dance costume for the recital.
A Parents Guide to Dance
Dance Academy Dress Code
Dance Shoe and Tight Recommendations
Register for Dance Classes
2023 Dance Academy Recital Information
Date: Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4, 2023
Location: Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave
Recital Parent Letter 2023
Recital Show Time Schedule
Photography Schedule-May 31 & June 1
Photography Flyer 2023
Parking Map 2023
2023 Spirit Wear & Recital Tee Flyer
Please find a link and QR code below that lists the
requirements for hair, make-up and tights. Please note that make-up is optional. The information is
listed by instructor name and then day of the week. The link will also be emailed to you by Brittany
Malatt the week of March 20.
We ask that dancers wear skin tone undergarments under their costumes. All dance
tights are lined just like underwear and can be worn without underwear if your dancer chooses. We
ask that our older dancers wear a skin tone bra with clear straps or strapless under their costumes.
An additional option is a skin tone leotard with clear straps under their costume. A selection of these
items can be found at Discount Dance Supply.
Élan Dance Company
Élan Dance Company provides a foundation in dance performance and essential experience participating in a dance company. We offer competitive and performance-only teams within the company. Elan Dance Company will participate in several performances throughout the year.
Auditions for the 2023-2024 Season:
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., in Community Hall. Registration is required to attend auditions. There is no cost to audition. Dancers will attend one audition regardless of the company they are auditioning for.
Date: Tuesday, May 30
Location: ARRCC, Community Hall
Ages 6-11* · 4:30-5:45pm
Ages 12-18 · 6:00-7:15pm
*Dancers must be 6 years old by September 1, 2023.
Please complete the audition form by Monday, May 29 at Noon.
Elan Information Packet 2023-2024 will be available by April 15, 2023.
Bollywood Dance: Heritage, Activity, and Community (Courtesy of NCTV17)