Class Discriptions

Classes at Starr Dance offer a fun and upbeat environment for dancers of all levels. Our classes offer the perfect combination of technique and skill building. Age range provides a general guideline for initial placement.

Class placement is at the discretion of the instructors. Placement is based on age and experience, but above all, the ability to cope with the steps in that level.


If you are a new student feel free to contact the school to determine your class placement. Class placement is at the discretion of the Starr Dance faculty. Level 3 classes and above need instructor approval. Your free trial class will determine your level placement. New to Starr Dance Call us at 815.725.1150 to schedule a FREE TRIAL CLASS. This trial class will also serve as your level evaluation if necessary.



Ballet is the foundation of dance. Students learn highly developed technique, grace and precision. Emphasis is placed on learning proper technique and terminology.



For our youngest dancers. These classes introduce the world of structured dance. A playful, encouraging environment that presents the concepts of pathways, space, body awareness, fine motor and locomotive movement, imagery, direction and rhythms.



Tap is a type of dance that concentrates on footwork and rhythm. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancers shoes touch a hard floor.



Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz techniques. Lyrical dance challenges dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music



From Musical Theatre to Lyrical Jazz, our classes emphasize the many different styles that make up contemporary jazz dancing known today.



One of the most popular dance forms today...hip-hop is street dancing that incorporates the break down of dance moves, which are then put into fun and fast paced combinations. Hip-hop teaches and improves rhythm and coordination.



Contemporary dance offers students a chance to combine techniques of ballet, jazz, modern, and lyrical in one environment.  This class offers a unique environment to explore varied movement.



Our competition teams are formed over the summer. These dancers train in multipule styles and compete at competitions throughout the year.