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.
All classes take place at Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road.
- Recreational Classes: Registration for spring Recreation dance classes is ongoing and may be done online or in person. Registration for summer Recreation dance classes begins on Friday, April 13, 2018. 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". We're very proud to have them as part of our dance program!
RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASSES
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.
|3-4||Tue||Mar 27-May 22||9:30-10:15am||$99/$124||Michaela Bradford||CANCELED|
|3-4||Sat||Jun 9-30||9-9:45am||$44/$55||Nicole Haag||211001-1B|
|3-4||Sat||Jul 7-28||9-9:45am||$44/$55||Nicole Haag||211001-2B|
|2-3||Wed||Mar 28-May 23||9:30-10am||$99/$124||Michaela Bradford||111001-2A|
Ballet/TumbleThis class will be a combined ballet/tumble for beginners
|3.5-6||Wed||Mar 28-May 23||4-4:45pm||$99/$124||Carla Lewis||111001-2E
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.
|10-19||Mon||Jun 4-25||5:30-6:25pm||$44/$55||Chelsea Rager||221004-1A|
|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!
|10-19||Mon||Jun 4-25||6:30-7:25pm||$44/$55||Chelsea Rager||221004-1B|
|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.
|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.
|7-13||Tue||Jun 5-26||6-6:55pm||$44/$55||Maria Hernandez||221001-1A|
|7-13||Tue||Jul 3-24||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.
|12-18||Tue||Jun 5-26||7-7:55pm||$44/$55||Maria Hernandez||221001-1B|
|12-18||Tue||Jul 3-24||7-7:55pm||$44/$55||Maria Hernandez||221001-2B|
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.
|4-6||Sat||Jun 9-30||9:45-10:45am||$56/$70||Nicole Haag||211001-1C|
|4-6||Sat||Jul 7-28||9:45-10:45am||$56/$70||Nicole Haag||211001-2C|
In this fun beginner class, young dancers will learn ballet positions and fundamental exercises. Rhythm, body awareness and creativity are encouraged.
|5-7||Sat||Jun 9-30||10:45-11:30am||$44/$55||Nicole Haag||221003-1C|
|5-7||Sat||Jul 7-28||10:45-11:30am||$44/$55||Nicole Haag||221003-2C|
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
|10-16||Wed||Jun 6-27||5:45-7:15pm||$66/$83||Nicole Haag||221003-1A|
|10-16||Wed||Jul 11-Aug 1||5:45-7:15pm||$66/$83||Nicole Haag||221003-2A|
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.
|12-19||Wed||Jun 6-27||7:15-8:45pm||$66/$83||Nicole Haag||221003-1B|
|12-19||Wed||Jul 11-Aug 1||7:15-8:45pm||$66/$83||Nicole Haag||221003-2B|
Hip Hop for Teens/Adults
|12+||Tue||Apr 24-May 22||6-7pm||$14/$18 per class||Maria Hernandez||Drop-in|
|3.5-5||Wed||Mar 28-May 23||10:15-10:45am||$99/$124||Michaela Bradford||CANCELED|
Ballet for Children
|6-9||Wed||Mar 28-May 23||4:45-5:30pm||$99/$124||Carla Lewis||CANCELED|
Pilates for Dancers
|12+||Wed||Mar 28-May 23||6:30-7:25pm||$99/$124||Nicole Haag||CANCELED|
RECITAL DANCE CLASSES
Recital dance classes began August 28, 2017, and will continue through May 12, 2018. Registration for these classes is closed.
Fees: Recital classes for 2017-18 will be billed every 4 weeks; Residents $13 per week per class/Non-residents $16 per week per class. Extra fees will be associated with the dance recital. Information is available at registration.
|SAVE THE DATE!
Spring 2018 Dance Recital at the Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach State College
|Wednesday||May 9, 2018||3:30-9pm*||Work Rehearsal|
|Thursday||May 10, 2018||5-9pm*||Dress Rehearsal|
|Friday||May 11, 2018||7pm||Performance|
|Saturday||May 12, 2018||2pm||Performance|
|421002-2A||Ballet Intermediate I||6-8||3:15-4pm||Nicole Haag|
|421002-2B||Ballet Intermediate II||8-10||4-4:55pm||Nicole Haag|
|421004-1||Jazz I||6-8||4:10-4:55pm||Chelsea Rager|
|421004-6||Musical Theatre||9-11||5-5:55pm||Nicole Haag|
|421004-2||Jazz II||8-10||5-5:55pm||Chelsea Rager|
|421004-3||Jazz III||10-12||6-6:55pm||Chelsea Rager|
|421003-1||Tap Intermediate||11-19||7-7:55pm||Chelsea Rager|
|421004-4||Jazz IV||12-14||8-8:55pm||Chelsea Rager|
|421005-3B||Ballet/Tap Combo*||4-6||10:30-11:25am||Michaela Bradford|
|421007-6||Wee Hop||4-7||5:10-5:55pm||Maria Hernandez|
|421003-2||Tap Beginner||7-11||5-5:55pm||Chelsea Rager|
|421007-4||Hip-Hop III||12-19||6-6:55pm||Maria Hernandez|
|421006-2||Elite Compete**||12-19||6-6:55pm||Chelsea Rager|
|421004-5||Jazz V||13-19||7-7:55pm||Chelsea Rager|
|421007-2||Contemporary II||13-19||8-8:55pm||Chelsea Rager|
**Prior teacher invitation required for enrollment in this class. Additional fees for competition apply.
|CANCELED||Tiny Toes||3-4||10:15-11am||Michaela Bradford|
|421005-3A||Ballet/Tap Combo*||5-7||3:30-4:25pm||Nicole Haag|
|421006-1||Performance Ensemble^||10-19||4:30-5:25pm||Nicole Haag|
|421004-7||Musical Theatre||12-19||5:30-6:25pm||Nicole Haag|
|421002-4||Ballet Advanced I||10-12||5:30-6:30pm||Helen Scott|
|421002-5||Ballet Advanced II||12-14||6:30-7:30pm||Helen Scott|
|421002-6||Ballet Advanced III**||14-19||7:30-9pm||Helen Scott|
**Class extended to 9pm for Pointe students.
^Performance dance team. Additional fees may apply. Scroll to the bottom or contact Chelsea at Ragermom@gmail.com for more information.
|421002-8||ABT Ballet & Pre-Pointe||12-19||4:30-5:55pm||Nicole Haag|
|421007-3||Hip Hop I||7-9||5-5:55pm||Maria Hernandez|
|421007-5||Hip Hop II||10-12||6-6:55pm||Maria Hernandez|
|421007-1||Contemporary I||10-15||6-6:55pm||Nicole Haag|
|421002-7||ABT Ballet & Pointe||14-19||7-8:25pm||Nicole Haag|
|421005-7||Tiny Toes||3-4||9-9:45am||Nicole Haag|
|421005-1B||Creative Dance I||4-5||9:45-10:30am||Nicole Haag|
|421005-2B||Creative Dance II||5-6||10:30-11:15am||Nicole Haag|
|421004-8||Beginner Jazz||5-7||11:15am-12pm||Nicole Haag|
|CANCELED||Ballet Intermediate I||6-8||12-12:45pm||Nicole Haag|
2017-18 Dance Ensemble
Burns Road Recreation Center
All Ensemble members must have attended the Performance Ensemble orientation on Wednesday, August 30.
Dance Ensemble Requirements:
- Student must be 9-18 years old by January 1, 2018.
- Enrollment in one ballet class, one jazz class and one Performance Ensemble class is required throughout the year.
- Three years of intermediate/advance jazz (2 years for 9-12 yr olds) and one year of ballet training preferred for acceptance to Performance Ensemble.
- Performance Ensemble performs at City of Palm Beach Gardens special events and local activities.
- Additional fees for uniform, costumes, shoes, and travel will be required for local performances.
- All class fees must be paid on time in order to participate in any Performance Ensemble activity.
Private Dance Classes
Private lessons to prepare for auditions to Bak Middle School of the Arts and Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, or for dance competitions.
Three 1-hour dance lessons will include proper format of a dance audition, how to prepare yourself, and a choreographed one minute solo. Students will also get an edited excerpt from the music of their choice. Private lessons may also be scheduled for dance competition preparation. To arrange an appointment, please email Amy Stepper at firstname.lastname@example.org, then register at BRRC and bring receipt to class.
- By appointment only
- Date and Time to be arranged*
- Instructors: Chelsea Rager, Nicole Haag
- Resident/Non-resident fee: $250/$300 for 3 lessons
- Location: BRRC/Small Dance Room/Large Dance Room
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.