The Crystal Lake Park District offers a variety of dance classes for children-adult ages 2 and up. Most classes are offered at our Grand Oaks Recreation facility and the West Beach Building, both of which feature a spacious studio, wood floor, full-wall mirrors, and mounted bars.
Our experienced instructors tailor the program toward skill development, socialization, and a group dance experience where every dancer excels. Enjoy quality skill instruction in a supportive, encouraging, non-competitive environment with an annual recital opportunity.
Looking for Grand Oaks Recreation Center?
Grand Oaks Recreation Center, home to the Active Adult Senior Center, Dance Programs, is located at 1401 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake. This address is not located by most GPS units. The best way to locate Grand Oaks via GPS is to plug in “Briarwood & Route 176” and then hit search on GPS, you can get correct directions to that intersection. Grand Oaks is on the Southeast corner of that intersection.
(approximately 1 mile west of Route 14 on Route 176, just east of the intersection of Briarwood & 176)
Meet the Crystal Lake Park District Dance Staff
Holly Rose Moss, Director
Miss Holly began performing in elementary school and continued throughout college and beyond. She attended Columbia College Chicago on atheaterscholarshipfrom 2006-2007 as a Musical Theater Major and continued studying dance and theater at McHenry County College and Harper College. Holly has choreographedfor Oakton Community College's production of The Tempest, showcased lyrical/jazz choreography in New Moves 2015, and danced in a hip hop routine for Free Space 2016. She enjoys passing on her love and passion for dance, furthering arts education, and seeing how arts can change lives.
Cathy Campbell, Instructor
Cathy has taught dance for over 40 years. Cathy is always full of joy and excitement in each of her classes. She loves teaching all ages from 2 year olds all the way to senior citizens. In addition to teaching, Cathy has performed and choreographed for community theaters, regional, and professional companies. She has attended national dance conventions and workshops to further and improve her work in the dance education field. “I teach dance because I can pass on my love of dance to others and the wonderful world of creative movement.”-Miss Cathy
Chelsey Kaiser, Instructor
Chelsey has dance experience in hip hop, poms, jazz, tap, lyrical, and clogging dance styles. She was captain of her cheerleading squad in high school and became involved with teaching and coaching dance, tumbling, and youth cheerleading. Her coaching continued while earning an associate’s degree. After receiving her associate’s degree, Chelsey studied at Illinois State University and graduated with degrees in Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Management.
Raegan Milan, Instructor
Raegan has been dancing for the past 29 years while teaching for 16+ of those years. She attended Lincoln College in Southern Illinois on a dance scholarship where she studied dance, math, and secondary education. She choreographed numerous pieces for the school’s dance company. Raegan is well-trained in ballet, lyrical, modern, pointe and her favorites, tap and jazz and still continues her training today.
Jana Sinn, Baton Instructor
Jana has marched in hundreds of parades including the Indy 500 Parade in Indianapolis (7 times), the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C., and several Chicago parades throughout the years. She has performed for three living U.S. presidents. She was an advanced NBTA competition solo twirler, and Twirling Captain for the Marlyn's Majors Baton and Drum Corps. She enjoys spinning two and three batons and fire baton. She was feature twirler for H.D. Jacobs High School and Purdue University. Jana is Director of the Sparklers Twirl Team and also loves teaching with the Crystal Lake Park District. New students are always welcome.
Shana Signmund, Instructor
Shana has been dancing for the past 21 years and is trained in many different styles including tap, hip-hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, Irish, and poms. She has been studying at Marquette University, where she has earned a degree in Exercise Physiology, minor in Spanish and is working toward her doctorate in Physical Therapy. Recently, Shana has been involved in a hip-hop troop as well as two other dance groups in Milwaukee.
Barbara Finn, Instructor
My journey to becoming a fitness instructor unknowingly began at four years of age taking dance lessons in Hawaiian Hula, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Adagio, Point, Acrobatics, and Ballroom and Latin dance styles. Over the years I have garnered the USA Pro-Am Championships in International Standard and Latin and American Smooth with my professional partner and also Elite Dancesport Champions in American Smooth with my husband. After retiring from dancesport competition, I’ve shared my love of dance by teaching ballroom and Latin dancing, organizing the Chicago DanceSport Challenge a National Qualifying Event for the USA Dance Championships, and began teaching, Cardio Ballroom, a fitness program I created for the DTPD.
In 2013, I became certified as a Primary Group Fitness Instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Currently I am teaching fitness to seniors, adults, and children in several different types of cardio, strength, and weight lifting programs at three different park districts and dance studios in the area.
Questions about Crystal Lake Park District Dance Programs?
Jennifer Peterson, Recreation Supervisor
(815) 459-0680, ext. 1219, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crystal Lake Park District is pleased to offer the following dance classes: Mommy and Me Dance, Pre-Ballet and Tap, Hippity Hop Dancers, Fairytale Princess Time, Tiny Ballerina, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Adult Line Dance, Lyrical Dance, Poms, Hip Hop, Beginning Irish Dance, and Contemporary.
Browse dance classes in current brochure (Winter/Spring 2016-2017)
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