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Hanover Park Park District

Cultural Arts


High School Musical Shows:

Join us as we Bop to the Top in our performance of High School Musical Jr. on April 12th & 13th, 2024, and April 19th and 20th, 2024 at 7 pm


Location: Hanover Park Park District Stage

Price: $12

Spotlight Theater Presents

Legally Blonde Jr.

“Omigod, omigod you guys!” We can not wait for you to join us this summer in bringing Legally Blonde Jr. to the Hanover Park Park District Stage.


Immerse yourself in the world of musical theater as we bring the excitement and magic of "Legally Blonde Jr!" to life on stage! From acting and singing to choreography and set design, this program provides an immersive experience to develop essential theater skills. Through collaborative rehearsals and team-based activities, participants will forge new friendships and enhance their ability to work effectively as a team! Every aspiring performer is encouraged to audition, and each participant will be assigned a role. This ensures an inclusive and encouraging environment where every individual's talent is recognized and celebrated.


Discover your passion for the performing arts, make lasting memories, and create a show to remember as we’re all in this together!


Fee: $200

Program Code: 105200-01

Grades: 5th - 12th

Start Date: May 29th, 2024

Performance Dates: August 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st of 2024 at 8 pm

Rehearsals: Wednesday from 5 pm - 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm


Auditions Will be on May 18th from 5 PM - 9 PM with possible callbacks on May 19th at 1 PM - 3 PM if needed at the Hanover Park Park District

What to expect at Auditions:

  • Warm-ups

  • Quick games

  • Learn a quick dance routine

  • Without an accompanist: Please bring 32 bars of a contemporary musical theater song and 1 minute of a comedic monologue. We ask that you bring an instrumental version of your track to play over our Bluetooth speaker. The track must be instrumental only.  


Auditioners MUST come prepared with a short song for the singing portion. Students must bring dance shoes or gym shoes for the dance portion. All auditions will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at the Hanover Park Park District Dance Room.

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Creative Movement (2-3’s)

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Creative movement classes provide young children with an introduction to the magical world of dance! Children explore basic dance concepts using make-believe imagery, hands-on props, and interactive music. Children also practice taking turns, sharing, and following directions. Creative movement classes are generally offered to little ones (usually 2-4 years of age), but they can certainly be found for older dancers as well!

Days | Program # | Dates | Times | $56/$71

Wed | 405531-01 | 4/3-5/8 | 4-4:30 pm

Sat | 405531-02 | 4/6-5/11 | 10-10:30 am

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Twinkle Toes (3’s)

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Discover where the dance magic begins! Our Twinkle Toes class is perfect for your little dancer, focusing on pre-ballet and creative movement. This 30-minute class happens once a week, introducing kids to stretching, basic ballet positions, moving across the floor, free dance, and beginner tumbling!

Days | Program # | Dates | Times |$56/$71

Wed | 405531-03 | 4/3-5/8 | 4:30 - 5pm

Sat | 405531-04 | 4/6-5/11 | 10:30-11 am

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Itty Bitty Ballerinas (4’s)

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Itty Bitty Ballet is a 30-minute class designed for our young dancers who are ready to learn the basics of ballet. Dancers will learn basic ballet skills, understand musicality, and improve their listening and social skills.

Days | Program # | Dates | Times | $56/$71

Sat | 405531-05 | 4/6-5/11 | 1:15-1:45 pm

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Hip Hop Stars (4-6)

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This class serves as an introduction to hip-hop dance. This class focuses on rhythm, musicality, creativity, coordination, body awareness, and basic hip-hop techniques. It is a great way to get kids moving and introduce them to the many benefits of the performing arts.

Days | Program # | Dates | Times |  $84/$99

Wed | 405531-06 | 4/3-5/8 | 5-5:45 pm 

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Ballet/Tumbling (3-5)

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Bend, stretch, point, and flex. The grace of ballet and the flexibility of tumbling come together in this energetic class. Basic skills will be taught using engaging props in a fun and interactive environment.

Days | Program # | Dates | Times |  $84/$99

Wed | 405531-07 | 4/3-5/8 | 5:45-6;15 pm

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Jazz (4-7)

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Ignite your child's passion for dance in our dynamic jazz dance class designed for ages 8 and above. Through a perfect blend of rhythm, movement, and self-expression, young dancers will learn foundational jazz techniques, explore various styles, and develop their creativity, all while building confidence and fostering friendships in a vibrant and supportive environment. Join us to groove, learn, and shine on the dance floor!

Days | Program # | Dates | Times |  $84/$99

Sat | 405531-08 | 4/6-5/11 | 11 - 11:45 am

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Ballet-Tap (5-7)

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This course will encompass both Ballet and Tap dancing. Participants will receive instruction in the fundamental aspects of each of these styles. Ballet serves as the foundation for various forms of dance. The class aims to familiarize students with three distinct dance styles, aiding them in discovering their preferences while readying them for more advanced levels.

Days | Program # | Dates | Time |  $112/$137

Sat | 405531-09 | 4/6-5/11 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm

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Hip Hop (7+)

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This course is tailored for aspiring young dancers with an enthusiasm for Hip Hop. Participants will acquire fundamental dance techniques, develop their performance abilities, and enhance their physical fitness. It's important to note that this class will not culminate in a recital. However, on the final day of the course, families are invited to witness their young dancers showcase their newly acquired skills.

Days | Program # | Dates | Times | $112/$137

Wed | 405531-10 | 4/3-5/8 | 6:15 - 7:15  pm

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Beginning Guitar Lessons

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Ages 8-12 | Wed | $180/$195

 Let the guitar awaken the world of music for your child!  Get his journey started in our exciting and popular guitar program. Bring your guitar and learn from a performing professional guitar instructor!  Fun songs to learn and a great atmosphere!  Classes are being offered in conjunction with A & A Music Academy 1971 E. Devon Ave., Hanover Park, IL 60133.  Each class is designed to teach basic music reading skills, chords, strumming techniques, plus much more and all with fun songs you’ll love! Class size is limited to 4 students, but if the class is full, please sign up on the waiting list.  We will make additional classes, and try our best to get everyone that signs up into a class.

A & A Music Academy, 1975 Devon Ave., Hanover Park, IL

 A book fee of $10.00 payable to A & A Music is due on the first day of class

Program# | Dates | Time

202524-01 | 9/13-11/15 | 6-6:45p

Beginning Piano Lessons

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Ages 6-9 | Mon | $180/$195

Back to school means back to music!  Playing an instrument opens your child’s brain to a new world of adventure. The skill of reading music and playing at a steady pace is very close to what they experience in sports.  Music helps every child emerge into a confident, self-assured person. Your child will be reading music in time to play all your holiday favorites!  Learn to play the piano from a professional degreed instructor!  Basic music skills such as keyboard facility, music reading, and counting will be taught using colorful fun songs.  Your child will enjoy making music from the very first class!  Beginning lessons are given in conjunction with A & A Music Academy 1971 E. Devon Ave. Hanover Park, IL 60133.  Class size is limited 4 students, but if the class is full, please sign up on the waiting list.  We will make additional classes, and try our best to get everyone that signs up into a class.   Fill your home with music!


 A & A Music Academy, 1975 Devon Ave., Hanover Park, IL

A book fee of $10.00 payable to A & A Music is due the first day of class.

10 Weeks

Program # | Age | Date | Time

202522-01 | 6-9 | 9/11-11/13 | 6-6:45p

No Lessons on Halloween 10/31


Drum Lessons

Ages 8-14 | Thr | $180/$195

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Back to School and time to fall into drumming with lessons from a professional performing drummer!  It won’t take long, and you’ll be out in the garage with the band!  Bring 5A sticks or buy them on the first day of class.  Classes teach the basic rudiments, percussion style notation, drum set basics, various musical styles, and much more. You’ll be playing in no time and bring “star power” to that garage band with your friends! Classes are being offered in conjunction with A & A Music Academy 1971 E. Devon Ave. Hanover Park, IL. Class size is limited to 4 students, but if the class is full, please sign up on the waiting list.  We will make additional classes and try our best to get everyone that signs up into a class.


A material fee of up to $20.00 payable to A & A Music is due on the first day of class for books and sticks.


Location:  A & A Music Academy,

1975 Devon Ave., Hanover Park, IL

Program # | Dates | Times

202523-01 | 9/14-11/16 | 6-6:45p

Private Drum Lessons

Ages 8+ | Thr | $120/$135

Call: 630.837.2468

For children and adults, beginners and experienced drummers! During private half-hour lessons on a professional drum set, you'll learn Jazz, Rock, Blues, Funk, and Latin Funk drum techniques. Instructor Verne Duddles creates a comfortable, safe, and inspiring atmosphere to maximize each student's progress. Safety guidelines will be followed throughout the lesson, such as wearing masks, maintaining a 6-ft distance, and sanitizing equipment through each use.


Please bring a set of drumsticks to class (price is $6-$12), available at any music store. Recommended drumsticks: Size 7A for children and 5A for adults.


Location: Boardroom

Program # | Dates | Times

222523-01 | 9/15-10/20 | 6:15-6:45p

222523-02 | 9/15-10/20 | 7:00-7:30p

222523-03 | 9/15-10/20 | 7:45-8:15p

222523-04 | 9/15-10/20 | 8:30-9:00p

Program # | Dates | Times
222523-05 | 11/3-12/15 | 6:15-6:45p

222523-06 | 11/3-12/15 | 7:00-7:30p

222523-07 | 11/3-12/15 | 7:45-8:15p

222523-08 | 11/3-12/15 | 8:30-9:00p

Guidelines to Follow:


1. Participants should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth. (exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering).


2. Lessons will allow for 6-ft. of social distancing between participants and instructor.


3. Please wash your hands before and after the program. 


4. Before allowing entrance or before class, staff will ask whether participants are currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If a participant does have symptoms, they should not enter the premises. Please contact us for a refund due to illness. 

5. Equipment will not be shared between participants unless from the same household.

6. Classes do not add new participants once the session has started.


7. Parents and guardians are not allowed to enter the board room, this way we can maintain social distancing.


8. Under no circumstance will the instructor allow contact between participants.

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