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Dance is defined as leaping or skipping from enjoyment or excitement. Participants in our Dance Program will get much excitement from our variety of classes. Dancers will learn new forms of dance or hone current skills. Classes include Tiny Ballet, Pre-Jazz, Tot Hip Hop, Tap/Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and more.

Adult classes are also available and include ballet, tap, ballroom, belly dance, swing, and line dancing.

For more information, contact Lori McDonald at 630-406-5282 or contact us.

dance programs

Katy Payne
Katy has eight years of experience as a choreographer and dance instructor, most recently running a dance program at her local church. Katy graduated from Hope College with a major in business administration and minor in dance. While she is experienced in many dance forms, she specializes in teaching ballet. Katy recently moved to Batavia with her four girls.

Jaime Sjogren
Jaime is a seasoned instructor of 20+ years and has been the dance coordinator for the past twelve years. She has choreographed for theatre productions, performed in the Florida Citrus and Capital One Bowl halftime shows, and performed with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Jaime's favorite part of teaching dance is when a dancer works really hard on a move and jumps for joy when they get it!

Courtney Caporali
Courtney began dancing at the age of three and continued her passion through high school with the Batavia Varsity Dance Team for four years, helping choregraph the team's dances. She continues to help the team choreograph competition dances each season. Courtney loves to dance because it is a way for every person to express themselves and be set free in their own unique way.

Deena Vargocko
Deena began dancing at the age of five and never stopped! After graduating from Carthage College with a degree in business administration, she began coaching the Varsity Dance Team at Glenbard North High School. Many of her choreographed dances were State Champion routines in hip hop and poms! Deena currently resides in Batavia with her husband and two young boys.

Erin Johnson
Erin is a recent graduate from North Park University where she received her degree in Music Performance. She is currently the Head Coach for the Dance Team program at Metea Valley High School in Aurora and the Director of the Lincolnway Patriots Semi-Professional Dance Team representing MSFL Football League. Erin has a passion for teaching dance and creating a community and bond through dance and service to the community.

Summer 2020

  • Tiny Ballet (ages 3-4)
  • Teeny Tap & Ballet (ages 3-4)
  • Ballet I (ages 4-6)
  • Ballet II (ages 7+)
  • Jazz / Hip Hop (ages 5-7, 8+, 7-10)
  • Hip Hop (ages 5-7, 7-9)
  • Hip Hop II (ages 10+)
  • Poms (ages 5-7, 8+)
  • Dancer's Mix (ages 5-6, 7-9, 10-13)
  • Stretch Tech (ages 10+)
  • Adult Total Body Hip Hop (ages 18+)

2020 Dance Recital

Rehearsal: March 18, 2020 - POSTPONED
Recital: March 19, 2020 - POSTPONED

Join the Batavia Park District and all our young dancers at the annual Dance Recital! We are expecting about 130 dancers to perform at this year's recital and invite you to celebrate all of them as they twirl, tap, and step! The goal of the Batavia park District dance program is to help all dancers improve grace and flexibility while introducing dancers to the beauty and benefits of dance.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsor: