School-Age Dance

With an oak floor and mirrored dance room, the Dance Connection at Patti’s is perfect for children ages 2 – 18. Every dancer gets individual attention and training with custom class schedules created by experienced instructors. Best of all, we are a dance recital school. We have a recital in the spring and another one at Christmas!

The tuition shown below is based on one class per week. A $39 annual family membership fee is due at the time of enrollment. Discounts available for multiple classes – UNLIMITED DANCE – $319 per child when enrolled in 4 or more dance classes plus… 50% off a gymnastics class! Or $424 per child when enrolled in 4 or more dance classes plus… 50% off a gymnastics class! Please call the office at 219-865-2274 to arrange payment.

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Class Descriptions

Holiday Dance Recital

We want to make this holiday recital a memorable and fun experience for both parent and child! We hope you are just as excited as we are!

The recital will be on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 at the halls of St. George 905 E. Joliet St, Schererville. All pertinent information will be handed out in class. You can also access all recital info right here on our website 24/7  (check out the links and timeline below). For any additional questions, please call us during regular business hours at 219-865-2274. FYI... Spring recital info coming soon so you can save that date too!

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Timeline and Helpful Links

-Costume measurements - Sept. 27-Oct. 2
-Costume payment (including unlimited dancers) will be run - Oct. 1
-Costumes will be ordered - Oct. 10
-Hair and T-shirt orders are due - Nov.1
-Tickets will be on sale - Nov. 15 - Nov. 22
-Costumes will be handed out - Nov. 26-Dec. 3
-Seating will be assigned and handed out - Nov. 26-Dec. 3
-Recital - Dec.19

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Ballet Tap Jazz

55 Minutes / $106 per month

Ballet Tap Jazz is an introduction to three types of dance – ballet, tap, and jazz.

Description: Breakdown 20 minutes ballet, 20 minutes jazz, 15 minutes tap. This class gives students a combination of 3 types of dance. A ballet warm up, barre work, and center. Jazz progressions and basic tap are included. This is a great introduction into the world of dance, enabling the children to get a taste of three different forms of dance in one class.

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Pre-Qualifications- Must be 5-7 years old.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink tights, pink skirt, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes = $90.75 (+tax)

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Ballet & Gym

55 Minutes / $106 per month

Ballet Gym is a half dance – half gymnastics class.

Description: Breakdown 30 min. dance, 25 min. gymnastics. In the dance portion of this class, the students begin with stretches and will work on the ballet barre as well as the center floor. Students will begin to put various combinations together and perform progressions across the floor, concluding the lesson with a song. During the gymnastics portion, the children will learn to tumble using our spring floor and will learn various skills using the uneven bars, balance beam, trampoline, and Tumbl Trak. The children will learn how to work well with others and improve gross motor skills while building strength and flexibility.

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Pre-Qualifications: Must be 5 – 7 years old.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink ballet tights, pink skirt, pink ballet shoes and white gymnastics shoes = $94 (+ tax)

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Ballet/Lyrical

55 Minutes / $106 per month

In the dance portion, the students begin with stretches, go on to barre work, and center work.  Students will begin to put combinations together and perform progressions across the floor.  Lyrical class is a soft, flowing form of dance combining ballet, jazz, modern, emotion, and imagination.  Lyrical is a newer form of dance that is becoming more popular because of its stage appeal and soothing quality. This class is for dancers transitioning from preschool to-school-age classes.

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Pre-Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 6 years or older

Apparel-Black tank leotard, pink tights, black skirt, and pink ballet shoes= $80.25 (+tax)

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Ballet

55 Minutes / $106 per month

Students will be placed in the appropriate level by the instructor and according to ability.

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(Beginner & Advanced Beginner) Ages: 7 & up
Beginner ballet includes work at the barre, across the floor, and center work. It involves the five basic positions of feet and arms, along with various turns, jumps, etc. This class is great for children to learn the discipline that dancers have in a fun and exciting way. The child will learn how to work well with others and improve fine and gross motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination while building strength and flexibility.

(Intermediate) Ages: 9 & up
For a dancer with at least two years of training, the class will incorporate work at the barre, across the floor, and center work. It involves the five basic positions of feet and arms, along with various turns, jumps, etc. In this class there will be the addition of working with combinations, adagio work, as well as large jumps and beats. The dancer will benefit greatly from this class while building strength and flexibility.

(Advanced) Ages: 13 & up
This class is designed for a dancer with at least 5 years of training. The class includes intricate combinations and variations as well as technical barre work. The dancer will benefit greatly from this class while building strength and flexibility.

Apparel - Black tank leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and black wrap skirt= $94 (+tax)

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Leaps and Turns

55 Miuntes / $106 per month

This class will concentrate on strength-building and technical aspects of various leaps and turns. The student develops balance, strength, elevation, and body alignment. Your child will learn with step-by-step instructions that will produce outstanding leaps and turns. This is an excellent class for dancers who want to advance their skills.

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Pre-Qualifications:

  • Intermediate (9yrs & up)
  • Advanced (13 yrs & up

Apparel - Black tank leotard and black jazz shorts =$39. 75 (+ tax). Tan canvas split sole shoes are required. See Miss Robin for details.

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Contemporary

55 Minutes / $106 per month

Children must be enrolled in a ballet class. Contemporary is a modern and expressive form of dance. Students will be placed in the appropriate level by the instructor and according to ability.

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Pre-Qualifications:

  • Intermediate (9yrs & up)
  • Advanced (13 yrs & up

Placement for the appropriate level is determined by the instructor and according to ability.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, black jazz shorts, tan transition tights, and pink ballet shoes = $76.25 (+ tax).

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Jazz

55 Minutes / $106 per month

(Beginner) Ages: 7 and up
This class is designed for the beginning jazz dancer. Following the warm-up the students will go on to work on their progressions across the floor, and combinations in the center of the room. The students will focus on body movements, character development, and isolation, using today’s popular modern steps. The child will learn how to work well with others and improve fine and gross motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination while building strength and flexibility.

(Intermediate) Ages: 9 yrs. and up
This class is designed for the intermediate jazz dancer with at least 2 years of experience. Following the warm-up, the students will go on to work on their progressions across the floor, and combinations in the center of the room. The students will focus on body movements, character development, and isolation, using today’s popular modern steps. In this class, the teacher will also add leaps and technical turns to the curriculum. This is a great class to build strength and flexibility.

(Advanced)  Ages: 13 and up
This class is designed for the advanced jazz dancer with at least 5 years of dance experience. Following the warm-up the students will go on to work on their progressions across the floor, and combinations in the center of the room. The students will focus on body movements, character development, and isolation, using today’s popular modern steps. In this class the teacher will also add leaps and technical turns to the curriculum along with all major areas of jazz, including funk, modern, and technical jazz.

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Pre-Qualifications- Students will be placed in the appropriate level by the instructor and according to ability.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, black jazz shorts, tan transition tights, and black split sole Gore boot =$86 + tax

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Pre-Pointe

55 Minutes / $106 per month

Pre-Pointe is a pointe preparation class for dance students interested in Pointe. This class will develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go onto Pointe.

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Pre-Qualifications - Teacher Approval

Apparel - Black tank leotard, pink tights = $30.75 (+ tax) Pink pointe shoes are required as well.

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Pointe

55 Minutes / $106 per month

Students will be placed in the appropriate level by the instructor according to ability. This class is for dancers who are already on pointe. They will focus on strength, relevé, extension, and development of the foot and leg.

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Pre-Qualifications- Students must be 12 years of age, have teacher approval, and enrolled in a ballet class. Placement for the appropriate level is determined by the instructor and according to ability.

Apparel- Black tank leotard, pink tights =$30.75 (+ tax) Pink pointe shoes are required. See Miss Robin for details. 

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Hip Hop

55 Minutes / $106 per month

This class is designed for any student interested in what one may call “music video” dance. Hip-Hop is a combination of jazz and funk combined with the technique called the pop-and-lock. Unlike jazz classes, however, hip-hop does not concentrate on leaps and turns, but rather technical tricks. They dance to contemporary hip-hop, pop, and dance music. The entry level will depend on the dance experience of the student. Move ups to the next level will only be done by the instructor.

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Beginner (6-12 years)
Intermediate (10 & up)
Advanced (13 & up)

Pre-Qualifications- Must be 6 years old.

Apparel- Hip Hop t-shirt, black jazz shorts, and black Hip Hop Sneakers = $60.49 (+tax)  (T-shirt cannot be altered)

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ICE Dance Performance Team

"Bring on your inner performer." ICE is a non-competitive performance travel team for ages 5-18 that will offer dancers the opportunity to travel and perform at various venues. Consisting of two seasons. 

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