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1911 Glacier Park Ave. Ste. 135
Naperville, IL. 60540

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How old are you?

  • Ages 2 to 9 = Children’s program classes based on Age
  • Ages 9 and up = Level I to IV
    • Level I Ages 9-10 – Beginner Level
    • Level I/II Ages 10-11 – Beginner / Intermediate Level
    • Level II Ages 11+ - Intermediate Level
    • Level III Ages 13+ - Advanced Level
    • Level IV Ages 14+ - Pre Professional Level
  • Ages 12+ and you are at the Beginner Level:
    • We have beginner Level Teen classes Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop. 
  • Adult = Beginner Adult Classes (Look for Adult on the Class Description)

 

 

What are you looking for?

  • Recreational
    • Participate in our non-recital classes.
    • Adults participate in our Beginner Adult classes.
  • Recital Program
    • Most Children’s Program classes perform in the June Recital.  These classes are highlighted in Pink on the PDF file of our schedule on the home page.
    • Our Beginner Teen Classes for Jazz and Hip Hop Participate in the June Recital.
    • Some Level I and II classes on the schedule are recital classes.  They are highlighted in Pink on the PDF file of our schedule.
  • Technical Training
    • Come to any of our Level I to III classes for Hip Hop, Turns, Jazz, Lyrical and Ballet for technical training.  
    • You can Drop into a class anytime during the season and pay the drop in rate.
    • Register for the term and attend the class for the season to work on your technique.
  • Competitive Dance
    • Auditions for our Competitive Company are in August
    • Season Starts in September and runs to July of the following year.
    • Visit the Company page for more information.
  • Beginner Teen Program
    • This program is for the dancer that is older but at the beginner level. It's never too late to start learning how to dance. We have trained many dancers from this age and level who have gone on to dance as professionals.
  • Summer Programs
    • Summer Camps - Recreational Beginner Level Dance Classes
      • Camps are a week long Monday to Friday
    • Summer Classes
    • X-Factor - Intermediate / Advanced Level Hip Hop Convention
    • Thrive - Intermediate / Advanced Level Jazz Convention

 

 

What is your experience?

  • Ages 2 to 9 = Children’s Program Classes is where you will be placed based on your age.
  • Beginner Level I - Ages 9 to 11 = Depending on your experience we will place you in Level I Beginner or Level I/II Beginner/Intermediate classes.
  • Beginner Teen Ages 12+ = Beginner Teen Classes.  This level class is geared towards the late starter.   Someone who is older but does not have that much experience. 
  • Intermediate Level II = You will be placed in Level II Classes.  Normally Ages 12 and up depending on how many years you have been dancing and your dance experience.
  • Advanced Level III = You will be placed in Level III and above Classes.  Normally Ages 13 and up depending on your dance experience.

 

 

What styles of dance are you interested in taking?

  • Children’s program Ages 2 to 9
    • Ballet  
      • Work at the Barre and Combinations Across the floor.
    • Tap
      • Work on Tap technique 
    • Jazz  
      • Learn turns, leaps, jazz technique, and Jazz Style Choreographed Combinations.
    • Lyrical 
      • Learn Turns, Leaps, Lyrical style Choreographed Combinations.
    • Fun With Dance
      • This class covers 4 styles (Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz and Ballet)
    • Tumbling
      • Work on your gymnastics tumbling beginner levels.  
    • Break Dancing
      • Learn Basics 
    • Hip Hop
      • Learn Choreographed combinations with hip hop style of dance.
    • All Boys Hip Hop
      • Work with an instructor learning the hip hop style of dance in an all boys setting.
  • Contemporary
    • Learn Choreographed Contemporary style Combinations at the level of the class.
  • Lyrical ( Level I to III)
    • Learn Choreographed Lyrical style Combinations at the level of the class.
  • Jazz (Level I to III and Beginner Teen)
    • Learn Turns, Leaps, Kicks, Across the Floor Combinations, and Choreographed Jazz Combinations
  • Hip Hop (Level I to IV and Beginner Teen)
    • Learn Choreographed combinations with hip hop style of dance at the level of the class.
  • Break Dancing (Level I to III)
    • Beginner to Advanced break dancing footwork and style along with head stands, helicopters, coffee grinders etc..and many more fun break dancing tricks and moves.  Classes for ages 6 to adult.
  • Tumbling (Level I to II)
    • Learn Gymnastics tumbling from beginner to Intermediate levels.
  • Stretch 
    • Work on your flexibility and your splits.
  • Ballet (Level I to III and Beginner Teen)
    • Learn Ballet Technique at the Barre, Floor Barre, and Combinations across the floor.
  • Turns (Level I and II)
    • Learn Jazz Turns and Technique at the level of the class.
  • Tap (Level I to II)
    • Basic to Advanced tap technique is taught with rhythmic and detailed combinations given to challenge every dancer.

 

 

What happens in dance class?

  • Only water bottles are allowed in the Class Room.

  • Please have your child bring a water bottle to put at the front of the classroom so they can stay hydrated.  

  • The first 15 minutes of class will consist of stretching to prevent injury.

  • Your child will be given bathroom breaks each class varies based on the age.  Please give your child a bathroom break before entering class.

  • No Gum please. 

CLASS BREAKDOWN:

  • Ballet / Pointe
    • Barre Work
    • Floor Barre
    • Combinations across the floor
  • Hip Hop
    • After the warm up and stretches class will learn the choreography for the day.
  • Tap
    • Combinations across the floor.
    • Choreography for the day.
  • Jazz / Lyrical / Contemporary
    • Progressions across the floor.
    • Combinations across the floor.
    • Choreography for the day.
  • Break Dancing
    • Warm up and Stretch
    • Learn to perform different break dancing activities such as 6 step, crab pose, hand stands, Counter Balances,Coffee Grinders and many more combinations which become more challenging as you increase in levels.
  • Tumbling
    • Tumbling at the Beginner level for ages 7-11
    • Beginner Tumbling
      Class will consist of...
      1.Warm-up/Stretch
      2.Stationary Skills
      3.Across the Floor/Tumbling Drills
      4.Conditioning
    • Class Objectives
      Learn Basic Tumbling Skills- that will act as building blocks to advanced skills
      Build Core Strength
      Gain Flexibility
      Enhance Agility
      Learn Proper Falling Techniques
      Learn how to Control Movements
      Have Fun!!!!!!!
    • Elementary Skills
      Forward/Backward Rolls-Bridges-Backbends-Backbend Kick Overs
      Donkey Kicks-Handstands-Walking Handstands-Handstand Front Limber-Front Walkover
      Tripods/Head Stand-Cartwheels (Rt./Lft.)
    • Intermediate Skills
      Back Extension Rolls-Flip Flops-Back/Front Tucks
      Round Offs-Aerial Cartwheels
    • Advanced Skills
      Any sequence of combining skills!!!

 

 

When should I arrive?

  • Please arrive a few minutes before class starts so you have time to put your things in the lockers or change if you need to.

  • If you are doing a drop in for the class give yourself enough time to register and pay at the front desk.  10 Minutes.

  • If you are just starting and have not been to the studio please come 15 minutes before your class starts.

  • Please give your child time for a bathroom break before they enter class.

 

 

What should I wear?

  • Xtreme has a Girls Dressing Room if you do not come dressed in your class attire this is the place you can use to change.  Lockers are available for you to hold your things.
  • Ballet I to II Levels and Teen Ballet: 
    • Black leotard—pink tights—pink   ballet shoes.  Hair up in a tight bun and no hair in the face.
  • Break Dancing:
    • Wear clothing that is comfortable and does not restrict movement.  Sweat Pants and T-Shirts are recommended.
  • Hip Hop: 
    • Wear clothing that is comfortable and does not restrict movement.  
    • Clean sneakers that will not mark up the floor. No Street Shoes (bring separate shoes to dance in).
  • Jazz / Lyrical / Contemporary / Turns:
    • Jazz Shorts and leotard or tight fitting jazz tops or tank tops.  
    • Hair up and out of the face. 
    • Jazz shoes or foot paws.
  • Tap:
    • Wear clothing that is comfortable and does not restrict movement.  
    • Tap Shoes. 
  • Tumbling:
    • Wear clothing that is comfortable and does not restrict movement.  
    • No Shoes
  • Children’s Program
    • Ballet:
      • Leotard and tights, skirt (optional)
      • Hair up and out of the face. 
      • Ballet shoes
    • Jazz:
    • Jazz Shorts and leotard or tight fitting jazz tops or tank tops.  
    • Hair up and out of the face. 
    • Jazz shoes.
    • Hip Hop:
      • Wear clothing that is comfortable and does not restrict movement.  
      • Clean sneakers that will not mark up the floor. No Street Shoes (bring separate shoes to dance in).
    • Tap:
      • Wear clothing that is comfortable and does not restrict movement.  
      • Tap Shoes.
    • Fun With Dance:
      • Hip Hop/Tap Days:
        • Wear clothing that is comfortable and does not restrict movement.  

        • Clean sneakers that will not mark up the floor. No Street Shoes (bring separate shoes to dance in).

        • Tap Shoes.

      • Jazz/Ballet Days:
        • Leotard and Tights / or / Jazz Shorts, leotard, and tights /or/ fitting jazz tops or tank tops instead of a leotard.  

        • Hair up and out of the face. 

        • Jazz or Ballet shoes.

  • Summer Camps
    • You will be participating in a variety of classes all week.  If you do not have a leotard or tights for Ballet you can wear comfortable clothes.  A T-Shirt or Tank Top and Shorts will be ok to wear for the week.
    • The Shoes you will need:  Gym Shoes and Ballet Shoes.  If you do not have Tap  or Jazz Shoes they are preferred but not required for the camp.  For Jazz if you do not have Jazz shoes you can dance bare foot.

 

 

What is at the studio?

  • KITCHEN:
    • If your child has to be at the studio a long time there is a refrigerator for you to use.  

    • The Kids are welcome to bring food to eat during their breaks.

  • GIRLS LOCKER ROOM:
    • There are lockers to use for the day you can lock up your things but they have to be removed each day.

    • We do have the option to rent lockers if you come to the studio a lot and want to keep your things there.  

    • Locker rentals will be setup with the front desk staff.

    • Rental System of Lockers-

      • Premium Locker Rental (Bigger Lockers) - $15 monthly / $120 year (11 months total)

      • Basic Locker Rental (Smaller Lockers) - $12 monthly / $95 year (11 months total)

      • Rented lockers will be assigned to each dancer based off of a first come, first serve basis.  

      • ***Dancers who are NOT renting out a locker must make sure they remove all personal items and safety locks by the end of each night, or the Center Staff will do it for them***

  • LOUNGE:
    • The lounge has couches, a TV, and counter space to sit at.
    • Students can sit at the counters and do their school work.
    • We have wireless internet access with parental controls for the kids to use to do their homework.
    • Parents are welcome to sit and do work and use the wireless internet.
  •  
    • Parents can view classes from the TV monitors mounted in the Lounge.
  • DRINK MACHINE AND SNACK MACHINE:
    • Price Range is from $1 to $2.

    • There is a variety of drinks and snacks available to purchase.