Dance & Musical Theater

Centennial Rec Center Dance Studio

1776 Centennial Place, Addison, 60601

Arts in Motion
REGISTER FOR DANCE AT THE ADDISON PARK DISTRICT!  All sessions will be geared towards learning new dance fundamentals, technique, and routines. Classes will be held in the Dance Studio located on 2nd level of the Centennial Rec Center. The Addison Park District has many dance classes ranging in style and level. We love our kiddos! Our program of technique and fun are jam packed into our classes.

This session is 16 weeks.
30-minute Dance Program Fee: $80R/$95NR
45-minute Dance Program Fee: $110R/$125NR
Addison Park District Recital Date and Location: TBD
Location: Dance Studio located on 2nd level of Centennial Rec Center.

Performing Arts Coordinator: Matthew Dums

Matt is a recent college graduate, having finished his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in theater. He has been performing since childhood, acquiring extensive experience in acting, directing, singing, dance, choreography, teaching, and more. Some of the musicals he’s directed include “Frozen Jr.,” “Oliver”, and most recently “Guys and Dolls Jr”. He is looking forward to bringing his knowledge of the cultural arts to the park district and encouraging the growth of performing arts within the community!

For questions and inquiries please don’t hesitate to contact Matt Dums at and he will happily assist you.

Intro to Musical Theatre AGES 5+
This Class is perfect for new stars! The coursework includes an introduction to common theater terminology, the basics of acting and presenting, and the framework for musical theater dance. Each star
will have the chance to practice lines, act in groups, use team-building exercises, play improv games, and more!

Tuesdays, 1/17 – 5/2 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Code: 102267-01

Musical Theatre AGES 9+
Musical Theatre is a jazz-based class that incorporates dance, music and singing all in one. This class will teach students performance skills, acting skills, how to use facial expressions to connect with an audience, and how to approach auditions and callbacks. This class is good for beginners and experienced stars alike!

Tuesdays, 1/17 – 5/2 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Code: 102267-02

Tot Dance Intro AGES 3-5
This class is great for beginner students who would like to try out dance. Students will begin to explore creative movement through music and dance while also learning basic alignment, balance, and flexibility skills. SHOES REQUIRED: pink ballet shoes

Thursdays, 1/19 – 5/4 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Code: 102263-01

Saturdays, 1/14 – 4/29 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Code: 102266-02

Combo 1 AGES 5-7
This is the perfect 45-minute class to introduce your child into the world of dance. This class will consist of fun songs that introduce your child to tap and ballet. Students will learn basic skills as well as develop socialization skills and independence. SHOES REQUIRED: pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.

Thursdays, 1/19 – 5/4 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Code 102266-01

Saturdays, 1/14 – 4/29 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 102266-02

Combo 2 AGES 7-10
This 45-minute class is a great experience for young students to dive into different types of dances all in one class. Dancers will sample areas of ballet, tap, and jazz! Students in this class will start to learn technique in all three areas. SHOES REQUIRED: pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes (jazz shoes optional).

Saturdays, 1/14 – 4/29 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Code: 102270-01

Jazz AGES 9+
This is a one-hour class packed with all things Jazz! Dancers will improve technique in the area of jazz, perfecting jumps, turns, and leaps. This is a perfect class for dancers coming from Combo 2. SHOES REQUIRED: tan

Thursdays, 1/19 – 5/4 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 102265-01

Private Dance Lessons
Private Lessons are a great way to accelerate your child’s learning, providing individual attention and immediate feedback from a professional instructor. Private Dance Lessons provide a full hour of instruction. Please contact Matt Dums to schedule a private lesson.

Tutu TuTu Tight Tote

Dance shoes can be expensive, especially with growing feet! Please consider donating your “TuTu Tight” dance shoes to the “TuTu Tight Tote”.  This is a container that will remain in the dance room. When your dance shoes get TuTu tight, generously place them in the tote and hopefully there’s a pair inside that fit your dancer. There is no exchange of money. Simply donate “tight” and hopefully get “just right”.  Let’s help each other out! Feel free to donate or look for shoes during your dance class.

Dance shoes can be found online at Amazon, Target, or Walmart.