Looking for a great dance program for dancers with all abilities? Below are the list of classes we offer for each age group. Click the class names to see the class times. Have questions? Contact us! We’d be happy to help you through the process.
Classes for Dancers with All Abilities
Our Fully Inclusive Programs
Expression Dance Studio is proud to be a fully inclusive studio. Our programs give dancers with all abilities the opportunity to dance and express themselves through movement in a safe, welcoming environment. We offer three exciting programs that might suit your dancer’s needs.
At Expression Dance Studio we offer additional classroom assistance for our younger dancers that might need extra help in a recreational class. If your dancer needs additional assistance in the classroom we can provide teacher aids for the majority of our scheduled classes.
Below are the list of classes we offer for each age group. Click the class names to see the class times. Have questions? Contact us! We’d be happy to help you through the process.
We are excited to begin our first year offering an S.O. Cheer Team. We will be partnering with local schools to perform at football and basketball games. They will also compete at 1 competition and perform at local events.
Dancers should wear comfortable dance apparel, form-fitting t-shirts, leggings, shorts, etc. Black jazz shoes or clean bottom black gym shoes are required. Dancers will be required to purchase a performance outfit and company warm up jacket.
Special Olympic Cheer
The Rhythmic Gymnastics classes are where our dancers learn the Special Olympics Sanctioned Routines in the options of; hoop, ball, club or ribbon. They compete at local competitions and are awarded based on their performance (Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc.). The class is taught as a group but the competitions are individual.
Dancers should wear comfortable dance apparel, form-fitting t-shirts, leggings, shorts, etc. Black jazz shoes or clean bottom black gym shoes are required. Dancers will be required to purchase a performance leotard and company warm-up jacket.
Check out a few of our 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics Dancers at their regional competition.
Level 1 Hoop Routine
Level 2 Ribbon Routine
Students will learn the basics of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. Every class begins with a fun energetic warm-up focused on flexibility, increased heart rate, and strengthening the core.
Class will then move on to ballet technique at the barre, across the floor movement and finishes with a small dance routine.
The dancers will learn a choreographed piece that will be performing at the year-end recital in June.
Dancers should wear comfortable dance apparel, t-shirts, sweatpants, shorts, etc. Black jazz shoes or clean bottom black gym shoes are required.
Yearly Recital is on June 22nd, 2019
Unified Dance Classes
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
This company strives on it’s inclusion and has dancers of all abilities. Each dancer has a partner of the similar age group to perform with. They learn a partner dancer routine and performed at many local events, 1 dance competition and our year end recital.
Unified Rhythmic Gymnastics
Police Fundraiser for Special Olympics.
50th Anniversary of Special Olympics and Global Day of Inclusion performance at Soldier Field
Dancers should wear comfortable dance apparel, form fitting t-shirts, leggings, shorts, etc. Black jazz shoes or clean bottom black gym shoes are required. Dancers will be required to purchase a performance leotard and company warm up jacket.
Special Olympics Illinois has started a new program called Young Athletes. The Young Athletes program is an innovative sports play program for children ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities, designed to introduce them into the world of sports.
The benefits to this program will help the children improve physically, cognitively and socially. This program will also raise awareness of the Special Olympics program and serve as an introduction to the resources and support available within Special Olympics Illinois.
This program is designed to address two specific levels of play.
- Level 1 includes physical activities focused on developing fundamental motor tracking and eye-hand coordination.
- Level 2 concentrates on the application of these physical activities through sports skills activity program and developing skills consistent with Special Olympics sports play.
The activities will consist of foundational skills, walking & running, balance & jumping, trapping & catching, throwing, striking, kicking and advanced skills.