Dance Lessons

At the Hoffman Estates Park District, our goal with the dance program is to allow each student to experience all elements of dance: technique, creativity, confidence, coordination, grace, and rhythm. We strive to develop self-esteem and self-discipline in each of our students while motivating students to believe that with determination and hard work you can accomplish anything you set your heart on! View our dance class programs and information.

Dance Attire

All hair must be pulled back from the face.

comfortable clothes
no hard sole shoes

pink leather ballet shoes
white or pink tights
leotard, skirt any color

black tap shoes
white or pink tights
leotard, skirt or black jazz pants

Jazz and/or Hip Hop
black jazz shoes
t-shirt with black jazz pants/shorts
leotard with black jazz pants/shorts

* Dance Shoes can be purchased at Payless Shoe Source or Dance N Tees. Leotards are available at Walmart, Target and Dance N Tees.

Age Requirements

The student must be of age by the first week.


Detailed information about rehearsal schedules, performance times, video orders and pictures will be distributed during class.

Spring Recital

Tentative Dates
Triphahn Center Dance – May
Willow Recreation Center Dance – May


Recital Costumes
Recital costumes included in the price of each recital class.This fee is non-refundable. Students will be measured in the first week of class. Please keep in mind your child will grow in the next 5 months. It is easier to take in a costume rather than enlarge it. Parents will be required to be present the first day of class for measuring and to sign off on the size ordered.





Hoffman Stars Dance Company

Hoffman Stars Dance Company competes in competitions and performs at several shows throughout the year. Dancers age 5-18 audition to be accepted into this advanced dance group. 

The Hoffman Stars Dance Company will hold tryouts in June for those interested in joining this advanced dance group. Dancers will compete in competitions and perform at several shows throughout the year. Dancers must be between 5-18 years old to be eligible to audition. Dancers that are 9 years of age and older must have a dance teacher’s recommendation in order to tryout. Dance Company is a full year commitment beginning in June after auditions. Company members have a required dance curriculum. If interested fill out the Dance Company Audition application (located online or at any facility) and return it to Jody Dodson,, 847-285-5432.


Teen & Adult Dance Lessons

Hoffman Estates Park District also offers classes for adults ages 13+. View adult dance class information.




Contact for the Dance & Arts: Jody Dodson, 847–285–5432,