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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Park District Dance Academy Spring Recital this Saturday


Performances are free and open to the public

The community is invited to attend the Naperville Park District Dance Academy’s Spring Recital on Sat., May 12 at Naperville North High School Performing Arts Center, located at 899 N. Mill Street.

The Recital’s theme is Artistry in Motion, reflecting the Dance Academy’s philosophy of dance instruction, which is to teach not only technique but also appreciation of dance as an art.

Recital performances begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue throughout the afternoon. Performances will feature students ages two through adult and will include a variety of dance genres.

The Academy’s Recital Track begins with pre-ballet classes and provides opportunities for interested dancers to progress from beginner to advanced levels.  Students age 9 and up also may audition for Élan Dance Company, a pre-professional dance company that emphasizes creativity and artistry in its eclectic performances.

Although most Dance Academy students are under age 18, adults’ interest in dance is growing, and in recent years, more adult classes have been added, including ballet, tap, and jazz.

“Our adult students are so excited to be able to participate in dance classes,” said Dance Academy Coordinator Avery Sipla. “We are proud to include them in the Spring Recital and look forward to giving our adult students additional opportunities to perform in the near future,” she said.

For more information about the Dance Academy, Élan Dance Company, and the Naperville Park District, please visit www.napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-5000.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.