American Stars of Dance, Inc.
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For kids ages 18 months to 100 years old

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Class Schedule

 Please check back often as our schedule may have slight changes. 


If you do not see a class that fits your schedule, please call the office.

If enough interest in that time slot, we will try to start a new class.

Please note - all classes are not offered each season.



Parent & Tot (Boogie Kids 1)                                                                         (45 minutes)

Ages 18 - 36 months

This class includes play-acting, obstacle courses, and creative movement as well as stretching.  This class gives children a structured play experience away from home with other children of the same age.  Parents should plan to participate in class with their child.

This class is also offered in 6 week sessions.


Boogie Kid2                                                                                                      (45 minutes)

Ages 2 & 3 years

 Prerequisite: Previous structured atmosphere preferred

The next step up from Boogie Kidz 1.  This class will gradually encourage your toddler to participate in activities without the parent.  Basic dance steps and tumbling will be introduced as well as working on coordination and with props of all kinds.  Parents should plan to participate with their child.



Pre-Ballet with Tap                                                45 Minutes 

Ages 3 - 4

Warm-ups and instructional steps are combined with children's songs to help provide fundamental Ballet skills.  Children are introduced to basic ballet technique and class etiquette. This is a nuturing, structured dance experience to establish a solid base of dance knowledge.  Tap will be introduced at the instructors' discretion.



Adaptive Dance for Special Needs Kids                                                                                                                    (45 minutes)

Ages 4 - 8 and 9 and up           Class will be split by age 

Adaptive Dance is a combination class introducing the basics of ballet and creative movement designed for kids with Special Needs.  Tap may be added depending on the ability of the students.

This class is designed to give every child the opportunity to dance and have fun


Combination - Beginner                                                                                         (1 hour)

Ages 3 & up (by September 1st)

Ballet & Tap

Classes introduce children to movement, music, and rhythm, as well as body discipline and awareness.  The classes are designed to develop appropriate skills for the particular age group.  Emphasis is placed on fun and the development of positive self-esteem as the child enters one of their earliest classroom situations.  Jazz introduced at the teacher's discretion.


Combination - Intermediate                                                                                (1 1/2 hours)

Placement at the discretion of the instructor

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

At this level, the students will expand their knowledge of steps and exercises as they become more complex.  There is less repetition within the framework of the steps and tempos are increased.  Reinforcement of proper technique and body placement is continued.


Jazz                                                                                                                         (1 hour)

Ages 8 years & up

Jazz warm-ups and choreography are taught to popular music that's fun and easy to rhythmically follow, while learning correct jazz technique and jazz steps like leaps, turns, strength, and flexibility.


Poms                 3 Levels                                                                                           (1 hour)

Beginner:    Ages 5 - 8

Introduction to dance through the use of Pom pons.  Basic stretches, jumps and kicks as well as basic jazz steps.  Tumbling techniques may also worked on. 

Junior:    Ages 7 & up      NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME 

Reinforcing the basic jazz step, stretches and jumps with a greater focus on the proper technique.  Beginning turns and leaps along with exercises to increase strength and flexibility.

Advanced:    Placement at the Instructor's discretion       NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME

Background in Dance Required

Jump kicks and turns will be the focus in this class.  Striving to perfect them - getting our students ready to compete in the larger arena of high school.  Students will be expected to participate in exercises to increase strength, flexibility, and stamina.


Ballet                                                                                                                        (1 hour)

Ages 13 & up

Ballet is the foundation for all types of dance.  This class improves grace, coordination, and confidence.  Exercises are used to increase core strength.  Do you love to watch The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty?  Learn ballet technique and strive to one day dance in Pointe shoes.


Hip Hop 1                                                                                               (1 hour)

Ages 7 & up

Are you interested in Hip Hop?  This class is an introduction to Hip Hop for the younger students or those without previous dance experience.


Hip Hop            2 Levels                                                                                           (1 hour)

2:        Ages 9 & up

This class focuses on the basics of Hip Hop dance - body rolls, turns, freezes, slides, and footwork.  In addition to technique, choreography mixing the elements above is taught in a fun, easy-learning, no-pressure environment.  This class will provide a great workout with a mixture of Hip Hop, Break Dancing, and MTV like dance moves.

3:    Instructors placement

At this level, students will expand their knowledge as the steps become more complex.  This class will still continue to provide a great workout with a mixture of Hip Hop, Break Dancing, and MTV like dance moves.


Adult Dance - Beginner/Intermediate   Tap                                                     (1 hour)

Ages 18 & up

If you were unable to take dance lessons as a child, now's your chance; or maybe you have had five or ten years off and would like a refresher course.  Build strength as well as skill in our basic dance class.


Adult Dance - Advanced                                                                                      (1 1/2 hour)

Ages 18 & up

Continue to build strength and skill in our advanced class.


Senior Tap       2 Levels                                                                                           (45 minutes)

Beginner:        Ages 50 & up

Basic tap steps are taught in this fun, low impact tap class.

Intermediate:   Instructor Approval Needed

For those with some dance background.


Yoga                                                                   (1 hour)

          Basic Yoga

Multi - level Yoga.  Our instructor works individually with her students to comfortably explore Yoga.                              


Yoga classes are ongoing - you can join anytime - purchase a 6-punch pass for $66




Classes offered through Park Districts - Session Dates



Workshops and Special Classes

See "6 Week Sessions" page


Private Lessons

Call the office at 847-838-1234.                                               Print Private Lesson Release Form