Des Plaines Park District

Des Plaines School of Dance

The DPSOD Mission: To provide our students with the finest dance instruction through inspiration, artistry, technique and performance.

For more than 50 years, The Des Plaines School of Dance at the park district has provided studio quality instruction and recitals, at a fraction of the cost of what you would pay at a private studio. Our teachers are professionally trained dancers, who are committed to the growth and development of each student. Our goal is to offer our students a positive dance experience in a fun and creative way. Please call 847-391-5700 for information!

We offer something for every aspiring dancer:

• Performance Program- A 9-month program, culminating at our Annual June recital.

• Discover Dance- Pre-dance classes using the DiscoverDance curriculum.

• Artistry in Motion Dance Company A year long commitment consisting of more intense training, rehearsals, performances and competitions.

Artistry in Motion website.
We also offer specialty dance programs such as AiM for the Stars, DP Poms, Dance & Arts Camp, Master Classes, Summer Intensive and more!

Each program is specifically designed to accommodate every individual’s desire to dance. Our hope is to teach and inspire each individual on the various aspects of dance, including how to reach their fullest potential. We strive to offer the ultimate dance experience!

For more information about the Des Plaines School of Dance, please call 847-391-5700.
 Click here to download a PDF of our instructors’ bios
Click here to download the 2022-2023 Parent-Student Manual

CLICK HERE to register online


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