Si View Metropolitan Park District
Si View Metropolitan Park District

Si View Dance Program

The Dance Program at Si View offers a high level of professional instruction with a strong emphasis on technique, fitness and fun. Each student receives individual attention, initiating the joy and appreciation of dance and music. We allow each student the freedom of creative expression in a nurturing and motivating environment designed to enhance self-esteem. Dance classes are taught by experienced instructors: Emmy Fansler, Anja Bullen, May Weinmaster, and Amelie Bullen.

We welcome Emmy Fansler as the new Si View Youth Dance program director. She teaches compassion, connection, and creativity through dance, knowing it has the power to break down barriers and build communities. Emmy has experienced first-hand the life changing effects of dance, and her gratitude shines brightly in her teaching style.


Fall Season Dance Program

Open Dance Programs

Si View Dance Winter 2020
Come dance with us! We have options for youth and adults.
  • Dance-based movement classes for preschoolers are available this spring. Learn more here
  • This summer, we are offering three weeks of dance fun. Learn more about our dance camps for ages 3-10 here
  • We also have dance classes for adults. Learn more here

Fall Season Youth Dance

Si View's Dance Program offers a high level of professional instruction with a strong emphasis on technique, fitness, and fun. Each student receives individual attention, initiating the joy and appreciation of dance and music. We allow each student the freedom of creative expression in a nurturing and motivating environment designed to enhance self-esteem.

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One-Day Workshops

In these workshops, we will encourage participants to express ideas through dance, help them identify where movement comes from, and introduce them to creative processes and choreography generation, all while building body awareness, relationships, and confidence! Each workshop will run from 5-8 PM and then lead into a less than 30-minute performance for friends and family.

Creative Dance

Come join the fun and make new friends! This new rotating class will give dancers, boys and girls, creative opportunities to enhance coordination and balance, learn dance movement and technique and explore their independence. Dancers have the option to perform in our end of season showcase, sharing all that has been learned with family and friends is a great confidence builder and tons of creative fun!

Dance Combinations

This combo class provide a great opportunity to explore a diversity of dance styles. Come have fun experiencing the multiple disciplines of tap, ballet & Jazz. Great for beginning dancer and/or continuing dancers.

Expressive Movement

Great for body and emotional awareness! This class introduces students to contemporary, modern, and lyrical dance. Does your child have big feelings? Do they dance with emotion and a touch of drama? Do they enjoy being down on the floor? This class is for them!

Me and Mine

Do you AND your child love to move together? Bring them with you to connect, play, and explore music and movement in a fun and encouraging environment.

Creative Movement

Creative Movement is great for boys and girls to enhance coordination and balance. We will move to the beat and have fun learning to listen and use our imagination. This is a great time for all to use creative movement and make new friends. Come join the FUN!

Ballet

Our ballet classes focus on the basic ballet vocabulary, emphasizing correct alignment. Barre-work, adagio and petite and grand allegro build strength and grace in a non-competitive encouraging environment. Grace, style and ballet discipline will continue to be mastered.

Pointe

Pointe is the art of dancing on one's toes. This takes strength, proper alignment and required proper footwear. Dancers must take Teen Ballet beforehand and receive instructor permission.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a fun, popular style of dance for boys and girls. In this class we will be focusing on establishing a good body rhythm and learning basic to intermediate pop choreography. Students will start learning how to control spins, perform leaps and learn choreography to top 40 pop singles.

Jazz

Learn jazz steps and across the floor movements while developing a personal sense of artistic expression. For the more advanced students they will contribute to choreography and advance their performance skills.

Modern

These modern classes will focus on techniques from different modern masters, including Graham, Limon & Evans. Students will learn methods, choreography and improvisation while building their dance language and having fun!