DiBella Dance
A Program of the Wood Dale Park District

September 12 – June 8

The Wood Dale Park District Dance Program runs for 3 – 12 week sessions (Sep – Jun). A spring dance showcase will be held for one day in May. The dance recital will be held in June at a later date to be determined.



New students, age 3 ½ - 9 years, may only register for classes that are listed as beginning or beginning/continuing level classes.  If you are a new student interested in registering for a continuing class, you must have the instructor’s approval.  After the early registration deadline, we will cancel classes, combine classes, or add new students as enrollment dictates.  New students will only register in the Fall, there will be no additional registration in Winter/Spring. 

The following changes have been made to dance classes for the 2018-2019 season:

The following dance classes have been cancelled:

Leaps & Turns II/III - 44121D

Leaps & Turns I - 44118D

Tap II/III - 44122D

Tiny Tap - 44101D

Jazz I - 44116D

Pre-Jazz - 44109D

The following dance classes have been modified:

Hip Hop II/III will now be from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Adult Barre will now be from 7:30pm - 8:15pm. The rates will also change for Adult Barre because it is now a shorter class. It will be $155 now.



Dancin’ Darlings’: This class is an introductory class and is a combination of tap, ballet and pre-jazz.

Baby Ballet: Little dancers get to express their independence while learning coordination, flexibility and balance.

Tiny Tap: Beginning tap steps, learning rhythm, coordination, basic terminology and choreography.

Hip Hop: In this dynamic upbeat class they will learn hip hop technique & choreography. Dancers develop rhythm, coordination and self-expression.

Leaps & Turns Level I: The focus of the class is more on the technique involving leaps, jumps and turns.

Pre-Jazz: A beginning high-energy class with technique such as leaps and turns.

Acro: This class guides you towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control. It will focus on acrobatic technique such as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels and much more.

Leaps & Turns Level II: The class focuses on technique involving leaps, jumps and turns. These skills are used to assist jazz dancers in making a dance more precise.


Girls should wear a leotard and tights.  Based on their dance class, participants should wear pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes or black jazz shoes.  Boys are expected to wear a t-shirt and pants/shorts.  It is recommended parents confirm the class is running before purchasing dance shoes.


The cost of the recital costume and accessories is $60 per child (payments due in October). Since costumes are made to order, costume fees will not be refunded after November 1. The program will run from the week of September 12 to the beginning of June for the recital, exact dates will be specified at a later date. Payments are due in full at the time of registration.


Recreation Complex


$125 for 12 weeks – 30-minute class
$155 for 12 weeks – 45-minute class
$170 for 12 weeks – 60-minute class