Dance lessons are a great way to increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health, plus it's pretty useful in channelling their seemingly boundless energy. REGISTER

The YMCA offers a wide variety of dance classes for ages 18 months through 18 years for Yorkville, Somonauk, Plano, Sandwich and the surrounding areas. We have ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical ballroom dance lessons available. Dance develops a person physically, artistically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Our qualified and professional instructors are here to offer your children the best dance classes possible.

Call our Front Desk for more information at 630-552-4100 x235.


  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop

La Premiere Dance Company

Dance Recital Session
January 7- June 8

We want to show off all of your dancer’s hard work!  We will be showing off all of their hard work at our annual dance recital.  The dance recital will take place on June 8th at Yorkville Middle School at 2pm.  We will be having a dress rehearsal on June 7th and pictures will be taken on May 19th.  There is a $20.00 recital registration fee that will include a t-shirt and a trophy for your dancer.

Picture Day - May 19 at Central Branch
Dress Rehearsal - June 7 at Yorkville Middle School
Recital - June 8 at Yorkville Middle School

Dancers will be measured for their costumes the 2nd week of the session during class. Costumes range from $50-$75.00 per class your child is in.  There are additional expenses such as pictures (if you chose to buy), DVD (if you chose to buy) and recital tickets.  Recital Tickets will be sold through an online website and WILL NOT be available at the door or through the Fox Valley Family YMCA.  You do have the option of having your child’s class bank drafted monthly.  The first month will be paid up front and the remaining months will be drafted automatically.

30 minute class$135M/$202NM
45 minute class$170M/$257NM
60 minute class$228M/$342NM 

Winter Session I: January 7 - March 2
Winter Session II: March 4 - April 27

30 minute class $55M/$83NM
45 minute class $65M/$97NM
60 minute class $75NM/$110NM

Winter/SPring Dance Schedule




Ages 2-3  | For our tiniest dancers! Dancers will explore the wonders of dance through songs, games, and props in a relaxed setting while teaching them the basics of dance and participate in a group class that will let them explore all that dance has to offer! Ballet attire with hair pulled back.

Ages 4-5 | This class begins with a Circle Warm-up that may include sing-a-long songs or rhymes to keep the young dancers engaged. Students will work on strong arms, stretching their toes, balancing, twirling, and jumping. Ballet shoes required. Ballet attire with hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

Ages 4-5 | An energetic dance class that you and your little one will just love! They will learn to develop a sense of rhythm, timing, build leg and feet strength, flexibility, and coordination. Tap shoes are required. Ballet attire. Hair pulled back into a bun if possible.


Ages 5-7 | New to dance? This class will demonstrate the basics of different styles of dance. Ballet, jazz, tap, and more will be taught in a creative atmosphere. Ballet or jazz shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

Ages 5-7 | A chance for your child to explore the basics and foundations of beginning ballet and jazz. Instruction focuses on flexibility, coordination, conditioning, techniques, and the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, and overall fun! Ballet or jazz shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

Ages 5-7 | Students are introduced to the basic ballet steps and proper techniques. This class will help students understand rhythm and timing needed in all dance. Basic steps will be taught. Ballet AND Tap shoes required. Ballet or jazz attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.


Ages 7+ | Students are introduced to basic ballet technique, including turn-out posture while building confidence and learning elementary performing skills. Ballet shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

Ages 7+ | This class will include strength, flexibility, and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks, and leaps. Dancers will learn choreography to popular and age-appropriate music of today along with vintage styles of jazz from the last decades. Ballet or jazz attire and shoes required. Hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

Ages 7+ | Students will work on increasing the speed of steps and combining steps together while trying to make correct sounds. Tap shoes required. Ballet or jazz required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.  

Ages 7+ | Hip Hop classes combine street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Students learn isolations and dynamics to execute pop-and-lock and funk movements. Jazz shoes or clean gym shoes required. Hair pulled back.

Ages 7+ | Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques and it is performed with music with lyrics that inspire strong emotions. Jazz or ballet shoes and attire. Hair pulled back in a bun if possible.


La Premiere Dance Company is a competitive, performance dance company for Y members ages 5-18. As a part of our dance company, your children will not only grow into talented dancers but also learn life lessons along the way. La Premiere competes locally and nationally.

La Premiere is a great starter program for dancers with 1-2 years of experience. This program is structured to accommodate dancers who want to experience competition without the feeling of being overscheduled and overwhelmed. We provide a fun and affordable dance company so all children have an opportunity to dance. As part of our dance company, your children will grow into talented dancers and learn valuable lifelong lessons.

The dance season is year-round, with auditions occurring in the summer. Children should have at least one year of dance experience prior to auditioning. If you have any questions about La Premiere Dance Company, please contact Performing Arts Director, Christine Milakis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download this file (La Premiere Dance Company Audition Form[1].pdf)2018 La Premiere Audition Form

Christine Milakis, the new Arts and Humanities Director

A Whole New OUTLook

Christine grew up dancing from ages 4-17 and has been a dance instructor for over 13 years. Her philosophy is to provide a fun, safe and encouraging environment for children interested in dance, music, and theater. "A few of my long-term goals are to grow the art and humanities program in addition to making the arts more accessible to all children," said Christine.

Christine has been focusing her efforts on La Premiere’s Dance Company’s auditions coming up on Oct. 21st. La Premiere’s revamped program is perfect for dancers who are new to the dance world or who have only 1-2 years of experience. “We recognize that kids have school work and need family time, those things come first,” said Christine. “This program is structured in a way that makes it possible for kids to do both and still compete at a higher level.”

Join us in welcoming This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to our team!


• Updated class names and descriptions

• Additional classes for younger dancers

• Dance classes for students at Early Learning Academy - West Branch in Sandwich

• Plans to add a theatre program including workshops and improv classes

• And a WHOLE NEW LOOK –– stay tuned for the unveiling!

View fall dance classes here.