Sunset Dance Academy

For ages 18 months to 18 years

The Sunset Dance Academy offers both classes and dance company opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Our affordable and inviting classes offer professional instruction in all styles of dance, and help guide the way for students to have fun, gain confidence, learn social skills, and expand their creativity.

Available Dance Classes

New! All Style Technical Progressions

  • Combo: 3+
    Intro to beginning levels
  • Beginning: 4-6 years
    For the dancers who have learned beginning levels.
  • Basic: 5-7 years
    The step above beginning
  • Level 1: 7+ years
    Any student in level one may automatically opt in to join Performance Company
  • Level 2: 9+ years
    Any student in level two or above may automatically opt in to join Competitive Company
  • Level 3: 12+ years
    As our program grows, levels will progress.
Mommy & Me
Ages 18-29 months

In this class, tots will be guided through dance and creative movement/play with a parental figure. Tots need dance attire, adults need comfortable clothing.

Tiny Toes / Pre-Ballet
Ages 2.5-6 yrs

Tiny Toes and Pre-Ballet classes introduce simple ballet movements and terminology through fun music, choreography, and props.

Ballet / Tap / Jazz
Ages 3+ yrs

Learn the fundamentals of classical ballet, tap, or jazz. Classes will focus on technique, proper body alignment, coordination, and rhythm. Students will be introduced to barre, center work combinations, and routines.

Lyrical / Hip Hop
Ages 5+ yrs

Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz, and allows the dance to express emotion through the movements. Hip Hop emulates the dance steps seen in music videos and on dance teams.

Sunset Dance Company

For dancers who wish to study dance more seriously, we encourage auditioning for the Sunset Dancers Dance Company. Sunset Dance Company is a no-cut environment that fosters creativity, confidence and communication in a friendly environment. The Sunset Dance company provides participants the opportunity to experience various disciplines of dance at a high standard of teaching.

The Sunset Dance Company perform at a variety of events throughout the year. Look for the Sunset Dancers to perform at Swedish Day’s, Autumn Fair and more.

Available Dance Companies

Performance Company
Ages 4.5+ yrs

Performance Company members receive an introduction to our dance company experience by participating in recitals and performances, without the intensity of competitions.  All Level 1 students and above may join the Performance Company; auditions are not required. Performance Company members must take two classes per week (one technique class and one Performance Company class). 

Sunset Dance Company (Competitive)
Ages 5+ yrs

Competitive Company members study and perform at a higher level, taking three or more classes per week (two technique classes and one Competition Company class). Participants will learn in a supportive environment, and be encouraged to bring forth their best effort. Competitive Company members will compete at two competitions each season, and have the opportunity to perform at a variety of local events.

Level 1 or 2 students may join the Competitive Company. At the beginning of each season, company members will be divided into levels , as well as being given the opportunity to experience different dance styles and choose the ones in which they would like to compete.     

Dance Company auditions are held each August. A full-year commitment is required.

Auditions
Dancers ages 5 and up are welcome to audition for our Competitive Dance Company.

2017-2018 Auditions are August 6, 2017 from 10:30- 11:30 am at Sunset Community Center.

All students will be placed in dance companies based on age and dance level ability. All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. All selected members will be in at least two performance pieces for the upcoming season.

Questions regarding auditions can be e-mailed to: genevasunsetdancers@genevaparks.com

Parent Meeting
An informational meeting will be held on July 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm at Sunset Community Center. Everyone is welcome. Learn all about the program and how you can be part of the Sunset Dance Company

Dance Attire

Required dance attire for all classes includes:

  • Leotard with pink or tan tights.
  • Ballet skirts may be worn for ballet.
  • Black tights or tight jazz pants may be worn for jazz.
  • Ballet shoes with laces cut off for ballet, jazz shoes for jazz & hip hop, tap shoes for tap. Please label shoes with the dancer’s name!
  • Hair pulled away from face (bun or braid).
  • No baggy clothes, street clothes, or gym shoes.

Dance Recitals

The Sunset Dance Academy holds two recitals each year — a Spring Recital and a Holiday Recital. Costume fees for recitals are included in dance class fees. Recitals are held in the Geneva High School Auditorium.

Park Notice:

Island Park / Fox River Trail CLOSED

Due to the high amount of rain, there is flooding in Island Park and along the Fox River Trail.  Therefore, for public safety, Island Park and the Fox River Trail will be CLOSED until further notice.

Tennis Court Renovation – Marjorie Murray Park

Renovation of the tennis courts at the Geneva High School next to Marjorie Murray Park has begun. Courts will remain closed through late August (weather permitting). During this time, we encourage users to utilize courts at Lions Park, Mill Creek Community Park, Sterling Manor Park, Wheeler Park or Harrison St. School.