Dance classes are designed to offer quality dance instruction in a fun, enjoyable learning environment. The Dance Program runs in accordance with the school year, meaning the program dates are monthly from September - May.  Registration for the program opens in July and closes in August.  Late registration is available through September. 

Registration for the 2022.23 season is open 

3 yrs
(30 minutes): Combination of tap and tumbling.  Rhythmic exercises and basic tap technique and terminology are instructed.  Tumbling includes beginner skills and stretching and strengthening exercises.
4-7 yrs (60 minutes): Combination of tap, ballet, and tumbling. A progression system is used.  Ballet barre and center are introduced.
8 yrs + (90 minutes):  A combination of tap, ballet, jazz, and tumbling.

There are also 1/2 private and semi-private lessons available.


  • Tap:  A graded tap system is used. This level progresses students into more advanced skills.
  • BalletCechetti and French systems are taught with an emphasis on preparation for pointe work (Age 12).
  • Tumbling: Tumbling: Skills taught from beginner to advanced levels.
  • Jazz: Age appropriate music is used. Ballet technique is incorporated for roper execution of movement. Classical jazz and hip hop styles are instructed.


Shari Bartlett, Martha Butler, and assistants. Shari is a certified dance instructor through Dance Masters of America and is a member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association. Martha is certified through Dance Masters of America and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.

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