• DanceForce
  • BPD DanceForce Company

  • BPD DanceForce Company is the park district’s award-winning, nationally acclaimed performing dance company represented by the Kidz Company (ages 5-8), Mini Company (ages 8-10), Junior Company (ages 10-12), Teen Company (ages 12-15), Senior Company (ages 14 and up). DanceForce is an amazing way to take your child’s dance training to the next level. Being a part of the company is a yearlong commitment starting at the beginning of June with placement auditions. Once dancers are placed in the appropriate company level, classes begin and take place throughout the entire season. Throughout the season dancers will get the chance to perform around the community, and in their very own showcases. Due to the nature of the program, registration cannot be done in the middle of the season, unless authorized by the Directors. If this applies to you, please contact us at 630-783-6639.

    Mission

    The mission of DanceForce is to empower youth through dance performance and leadership opportunities and to engage them in activities and experiences that will encourage the development of strong character, proactive involvement with their community and effective leadership skills. Equally important is the development of the individuals in all areas of dance, which include jazz, hip hop, ballet, lyrical and tap, and participation in conventions, competitions, educational field trips and performance opportunities. It is the intention of Danceforce to build strong character individuals that are recognized as leaders both in their schools and in their outside endeavors.

    Volunteer and Charity Work

    Volunteer and charity work have always been an important part of the Danceforce program. Dancers visit nursing homes, senior centers, children’s hospitals and homeless shelters as a regular part of their season. Additionally, at the start of each season, the company forms based on their age and school, and study the six pillars of character from Character Counts! as a summer intensive each year, participating in activities, exercises, and outreach work that strengthens and reinforces character and values.

  • DanceForce Parents Association

    DanceForce has a parent "FORCE BEHIND THE FORCE" that is unprecedented and admired by many other youth organizations. Multi-faceted and extremely active, these parents work throughout the Danceforce season in one or more areas that they enjoy and are willing to assist. These committees help drive what the dancers call the Danceforce family. Be a part of the Force behind the Force! Sign up for one or more of these committees and discover how the parents make it all happen. Danceforce is not possible without the efforts of effective and supportive parent committees.