Washington Park


Washington Park Field House — 5531 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Chicago, IL 60637

The partnership with the Chicago Park District and The Joel Hall Dancers & Center focuses on the youth and adults with performance-based classes.

The Fierce Ballet class starts slow and progresses to a faster pace, while working on repetitive barre work as well as strength building.  This class leads up to learning a choreographed piece for JHDC’s Spring Concert.

The beginning ballet class on Saturdays is a 30 minute dance class where students learn the basics of ballet technique, as well as different jumps and turns.  Students will focus on teamwork, taking turns, sharing and stage presence.

The beginning tap class on Saturday is a 30 minute dance class. The class will focus on learning basic tap steps, vocabulary, understanding the connection between tap dance and music, learning simple exercises.

Ages 14 and older — 1 class per week for 7 weeks

Fierce Ballet I:  Tuesdays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. — with Joel Hall

Ages 3-6 years old — 3 classes per week for 3 semesters

Beginning Ballet:  Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — with Duwane Pendarvis

Beginning Tap:  Saturdays from 10:00 to 10:30am — with Duwane Pendarvis

Beginning Ballet:  Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — with Duwane Pendarvis

JHDC FACULTY: Joel Hall & Duwane Pendarvis

See This Week’s Class Schedule & Register