Program Benefits

Program Benefits,

Designed with Families in Mind

We provide quality dance training in a positive, nurturing and enthusiastic environment. Our staff is committed to creating a positive experience for you and your dancer whether it is your first or tenth year dancing with us! You can expect that costumes, choreography and music choices will always be age appropriate. We pride ourselves in offering a family oriented, budget friendly and entertaining experience that your dancer will never forget!


We are housed in the Jack A. Claes Pavilion, a facility of the Elk Grove Park District, conveniently located at the corner of Biesterfield and Wellington just off of I290. Classes are held in our four, professionally equipped dance studios complete with either marley or wood sprung floors. With multiple studios, you will never have to worry about finding numerous classes within one evening to accommodate all of the dancers in your family. Don't feel like leaving the Pavilion while your dancer is in class? Our comfortable and conveniently located seating areas will accommodate you and your family while you wait.

Viewing Weeks

There are three scheduled weeks during the year where parents may come in and watch classes. This is a great opportunity for parents to get better acquainted with the Pavilion Dance Centre staff and view first hand their child's progress throughout the year. Video recording and photography are welcome! Please reference the dance calendar for specific dates.

Teaching Assistants

If you are interested in gaining the experience of assisting with dance classes, apply to be a Teaching Assistant with the Pavilion Dance Centre! Eligible Teaching Assistants should be at least 10 years old and enrolled as a dancer at the Pavilion Dance Centre for the current year. Pick up an application at dance registration or call the Dance Centre office to have one e-mailed to you. Please submit all applications no later than August 31, 2018.

Picture Day/In-Class Dress Rehearsal

Students will have the opportunity to have professional class and individual photographs taken in each costume. For your convenience, most pictures and in-class dress rehearsals will be held during your child's regularly scheduled classes. Parents are encouraged to view in-class dress rehearsals.

Performance Companies

Ignite Company - The Pavilion Dance Centre's highest level performance company made up of distinguished dancers having outstanding technique, performance quality and style. Ignite will represent the Pavilion Dance Centre at 4 dance competitions, various conventions, and local dance performances. These dancers have a focus and desire to fully commit themselves to dance more than 3 times a week. We take great pride in this competition and performance based company and have high expectations of all members. Ignite dancers will experience unique performance, competition and training opportunities throughout the year. Only those that auditioned and were accepted into Ignite during the spring of 2018 may register for Ignite Company rehearsal for the 2018-19 dance year.

Mini Company - This super talented group of dancers, ages 6-8, will shine on stage with their never ending energy and continually inspire audiences with their contagious enthusiasm performing at community events, a local dance competition and year-end recitals. Mini Company dancers take a mandatory ballet class and attend a 60 minute weekly rehearsal. Only those that auditioned and were accepted into Mini Company during the spring of 2018 may register for Mini Company rehearsal for the 2018-19 dance year.

Junior & Teen Companies - For dancers ages 9+, this dedicated and passionate group will have an eagerness to learn and a desire to perform and grow as a dancer. They will have multiple performance opportunities throughout the year including community events, local dance competitions and will be featured as special performers in year-end recitals. Junior and Teen level Company students take a mandatory ballet class, one additional elective class and attend a weekly rehearsal. Junior Company 1 dancers have a 60 minute rehearsal. Junior Company 2 and Teen Company dancers have a 75 minute rehearsal. Only those that auditioned and were accepted into one of our Junior or Teen Companies during the spring of 2018 may register for a Company rehearsal for the 2018-19 dance year.