dance

The art of dance is a wonderful gift; it helps develop rhythm, coordination, balance, and posture while promoting confidence, character, self-esteem, and physical fitness. Thus, our mission is to provide an environment in which students can explore various forms of movement in a fun and creative way while fostering technique and skills. 

info-icon2 Rebecca Goldberg at rgoldberg@skokieparks.org

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Devonshire Dance Competition Team is for dancers that want to take their dance training a step further. Dancers interested in the team must be enrolled in a ballet class and a technique class in the genre in which they are competing at Devonshire. Dancers will participate in four regional competitions and must be wiling to practice above and beyond. This will be a year-round commitment ending with a performance in the annual recital and at Skokie's Backlot Bash. Auditions take place annually in late summer.

Dance_Ensemble_logoThe Devonshire Dance Ensemble is our resident dance company allowing Devonshire students to perform in a Fall and Spring Showcase as well as open and close our annual recital. Directed by Tony Springs, DDE is a performance group and not a class, so dancers will need to be enrolled in at least one dance class at Devonshire in order to participate. Ensemble members will perform a wide range of dance styles taught by our instructors, and learn performance and ensemble etiquette. 
 

Dance Parties are offered for ages 4 and above at the Devonshire Cultural Center. For more information on birthdays at Devonshire, click here.

Adult Musical Theater

Drawing from many dance styles, adult musical theater incorporates elements of acting combined with dance as it pertains to musical theatre. Classes will focus on proper technique and musicality and will include upbeat choreography from popular musicals. Instructor: Kayleah Wilson
Adult Musical Theater
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/16-8/4
2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
AGES
16 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
AVAILABILITY
Available

Twinkle Dancers

Tiny dancers will be introduced to the world of ballet through creative movement, imaginative play and rhythm skills to help support their motor skill and coordination development. Class is set up as a playful atmosphere through the use of props, games and movement adventures.
Twinkle Dancers
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/11-7/2
5:00 pm- 5:45 pm
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Twinkle Dancers
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/9-7/30
5:00 pm- 5:45 pm
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Twinkle Dancers
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/15-7/6
9:45 am-10:30 am
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Twinkle Dancers
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/13-8/3
9:45 am-10:30 am
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Pre-Ballet

Young dancers will learn foundational ballet basics that include technique, core stability and balance,. Rhythm, and terminology will also help them progress and improve their movement vocabulary. Classes consist of barre exercises, center work and across the floor combinations.
Pre-Ballet
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/11-7/2
4:30 pm- 5:15 pm
AGES
5 - 6
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Pre-Ballet
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/9-7/30
4:30 pm- 5:15 pm
AGES
5 - 6
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Pre-Ballet
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/15-7/6
10:30 am-11:15 am
AGES
5 - 6
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Pre-Ballet
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/13-8/3
10:30 am-11:15 am
AGES
5 - 6
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Ballet

Through imagination and individual expression, learn basic steps, positions and terminology, while emphasizing technique.
Ballet I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/11-7/2
5:15 pm- 6:15 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Ballet I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/9-7/30
5:15 pm- 6:15 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Ballet II
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/11-7/2
6:15 pm- 7:15 pm
AGES
10 - 12
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Ballet II
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/9-7/30
6:15 pm- 7:15 pm
AGES
10 - 12
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Ballet III
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/11-7/2
7:15 pm- 8:15 pm
AGES
11 - 13
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Ballet III
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/9-7/30
7:15 pm- 8:15 pm
AGES
11 - 13
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Ballet IV
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/11-7/2
8:15 pm- 9:30 pm
AGES
13 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$79.00 / $99.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Ballet IV
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/9-7/30
8:15 pm- 9:30 pm
AGES
13 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$79.00 / $99.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Adult Ballet

Focuses on exercises, techniques and steps of classical ballet with an emphasis on terminology and correct body alignment. Develops an aesthetic awareness of the art of classical ballet. Includes a warm-up at the barre with center floor work and combinations. Instructor: Bridget Donovan
Adult Ballet
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-7/29
6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
AGES
16 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
AVAILABILITY
Available

Yoga

Learn the foundations of yoga so you can begin to experience its transformational effects. Explore body alignment and deep breathing while developing strength, flexibility and balance in a supportive environment.
Yoga
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-7/31
8:00 pm- 9:00 pm
AGES
14 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$128.00 / $160.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Yoga
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/16-8/4
9:00 am-10:00 am
AGES
14 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$147.00 / $183.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Dance Aerobics

Incorporate footwork and body movements from a wide variety of dances including hip-hop, Latin and ballet.. Participants groove to the beat as they move their bodies and work up a sweat. Your instructor will start off with a slower beat and then rev it up for a great workout/dance.
Dance Aerobics
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/16-8/4
10:00 am-11:00 am
AGES
14 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
AVAILABILITY
Available

Hip Hoppers

In this upbeat class, students will learn beginning steps to improve flexibility and develop coordination and balance. Class will focus on musicality, rhythm and footwork by dancing in music games and across the floor, while learning the beginning of hip hop technique
Hip Hoppers
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-7/1
5:00 pm- 5:45 pm
AGES
5 - 7
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Hip Hoppers
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/8-7/29
5:00 pm- 5:45 pm
AGES
5 - 7
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Hip Hoppers
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/15-7/6
11:15 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 7
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Hip Hoppers
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/13-8/3
11:15 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 7
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Company Technique

This class will continue to work on Ballet and various dance techniques in preparation for the upcoming competition season. Competition Technique classes are required during the summer.
Comp Team Co. Technique (6-9)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-7/1
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
AGES
6 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Comp Team Co. Technique (6-9)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/8-7/29
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
AGES
6 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Comp Team Co. Technique (10-13)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-7/3
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
AGES
10 - 13
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$59.00 / $74.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Comp Team Co. Technique (10-13)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/10-7/31
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
AGES
10 - 13
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$79.00 / $99.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Comp Team Co. Technique (14+)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-7/3
6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
AGES
14 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$59.00 / $74.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Comp Team Co. Technique (14+)
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/10-7/31
6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
AGES
14 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$79.00 / $99.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Improv Dance

Improvisation is used in many genres of dancing including hip-hop, jazz and is essential in contemporary. This class will help dancers explore and experiment with movements of the body that are unstructured and undetermined.
Improv Dance
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-7/3
8:00 pm- 8:45 pm
AGES
12 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$53.00 / $66.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Improv Dance
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/10-7/31
8:00 pm- 8:45 pm
AGES
12 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Contemporary

This class is a fusion of several styles of dance including modern, lyrical, ballet and jazz. Dancers will experience new levels of expressiveness and explore various qualities and dynamics in movement. As dancers progress to higher levels, their range of movement and styles will expand. Contemporary includes floorwork, inversions, across the floor and combination phrase-work.
Contemporary I/II
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-7/3
6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
AGES
9 - 13
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$55.00 / $69.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Contemporary I/II
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/10-7/31
6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
AGES
9 - 13
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Contemporary III
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-7/1
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
AGES
14 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Contemporary III
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/8-7/29
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
AGES
14 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Musical Theater

Drawing from many dance styles, Musical Theater dance incorporates elements of acting combined with dance as it pertains to musical theatre. Classes will focus on proper technique and musicality and will include upbeat choreography from popular musicals.
Musical Theater
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/13-7/4
7:45 pm- 8:45 pm
AGES
12 - 15
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$55.00 / $69.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Musical Theater
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/11-8/1
7:45 pm- 8:45 pm
AGES
12 - 15
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Jazz

This popular class teaches the basics of jazz isolations, rhythm, core strength and musicality. This self expressive form of dance encourages individuality and confidence in a dancer. This is a fun and feel good class where we focus on flexibility, coordination and dance technique.
Jazz I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-7/3
5:15 pm- 6:00 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$53.00 / $66.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Jazz I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/10-7/31
5:15 pm- 6:00 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Jazz II/III
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/12-7/3
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
AGES
10 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$55.00 / $69.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Jazz II/III
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/10-7/31
7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
AGES
10 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Storybook Dance

Children will learn how to use their bodies by moving to music. This will be a high energy class where students can come to learn basic and fun dance moves!
Storybook Dance
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/13-7/4
4:30 pm- 5:15 pm
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$53.00 / $66.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Storybook Dance
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/11-8/1
4:30 pm- 5:15 pm
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Tiny Ballet/Jazz

Tiny dancers will be introduced to the world of ballet through creative movement, imaginative play and rhythm skills to help support their motor skill and coordination development. Class is set up as a playful atmosphere through the use of props, games and movement adventures.
Tiny Ballet/Jazz
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/11-7/2
5:45 pm- 6:30 pm
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Tiny Ballet/Jazz
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/9-7/30
5:45 pm- 6:30 pm
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Tap

Tap your toes to our favorite tunes as you learn tap steps. Dancers will explore the fundamental steps of tap dance and learn tap terminology through center floor and barre exercises, creative movement and across the floor exercises. As the levels increase so does the technique, skills, clarity of sound, and increase of speed.
Tap I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/13-7/4
6:00 pm- 6:45 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$53.00 / $66.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Tap I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/11-8/1
6:00 pm- 6:45 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Tap II/III
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/13-7/4
6:45 pm- 7:45 pm
AGES
10 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$55.00 / $69.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Tap II/III
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/11-8/1
6:45 pm- 7:45 pm
AGES
10 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Adult Tap

Tap dance uses the sound of the tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. Tap dance sharpens reflexes and improves memory skills and coordination. Classes will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and will work on basic rhythms and steps that progress into fun and lively dance combinations and as you advance, classes will involve more intricate rhythms and combinations. Tap dancing is a great way to develop musicality, timing and balance. Instructor: Kayleah Wilson
Adult Tap
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/16-8/4
1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
AGES
16 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
AVAILABILITY
Available

Adult Hip-Hop

A high-energy dance form using the latest music mixed with movements that are influenced by some of today’s top video choreographers. Hip Hop is a broad collection of urban street dance styles including breaking, popping, locking, turfing, jerkin and krumping and often incorporates elements of freestlying. Classes will provide a structured method of learning various styles of movement in a fun and vibrant environment. Each class will incorporate dance combinations and routines and will encourage individual expression and personal style. Instructor: Maddie Pimlott
Adult Hip-Hop
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/16-8/4
11:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
16 - 99
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
AVAILABILITY
Available

Hip Hop I

Boys and girls will dance to hip-hop and pop music while learning all the funkiest dance moves and basic jazz dance technique.
Hip Hop I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-7/1
5:45 pm- 6:30 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Hip Hop I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/8-7/29
5:45 pm- 6:30 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Hip Hop I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/15-7/6
12:15 pm- 1:00 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Hip Hop I
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/13-8/3
12:15 pm- 1:00 pm
AGES
7 - 9
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Hip Hop II/III

Explore the different eras of voguing, by learning signature movements from Old Way, New Way, and Vogue Fem, and take a deep dive into waacking techniques.
Hip Hop II/III: Vouging & Waacking
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-7/1
7:30 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
10 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Hip Hop II/III: House & Advanced Footwork
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/8-7/29
7:30 pm- 8:30 pm
AGES
10 - 18
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Poms

Poms
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/10-7/1
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
9 - 14
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Poms
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/8-7/29
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
9 - 14
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Tiny Ballet/Tap

Explore the fundamentals of ballet, tap and creative movement.
Tiny Ballet/Tap
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/13-7/4
5:15 pm- 6:00 pm
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$53.00 / $66.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Tiny Ballet/Tap
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/11-8/1
5:15 pm- 6:00 pm
AGES
3 - 5
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$70.00 / $84.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Ballet / Jazz

Ballet technique is the foundation of every form of dance! After working hard on ballet, we end the class with jazz.
Ballet / Jazz
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/11-7/2
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
5 - 7
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Ballet / Jazz
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/9-7/30
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
5 - 7
LOCATION
Devonshire Cultural Center
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$73.00 / $88.00
AVAILABILITY
Available


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