Dance, Art, Music and Theater


The dance program at the Mt. Prospect Park District offers students an exceptional and progressive dance curriculum.

We have class offerings appropriate for students from two-and-half years old through elementary school, high school and beyond

We motivate dancers regardless of experience level: from recreational dancers to more serious students and even pre-professional young dancers.

We offer Classical Ballet training through our own Mt. Prospect School of Classical Ballet, and other disciplines through our own Studio Impulse.

Specialty Classes such as ballroom dance are also offered.

We strive to provide the best environment for students to develop a love of dance, accomplish his or her individual goals. Our professional staff offers classes that are educational, motivating and fun. Classes are offered at Lions Recreation Center and RecPlex.

Art at the Studio

The Studio at Melas Park opened in the Spring of 1997 and is the Park District's Center for Visual Arts. We offer a variety of classes for both children and adults.

The Studio also has become home to the best arts & crafts birthday celebrations anywhere!  Girl Scout/Indian Princess groups can have "creative" outings or work on earning merit badges with us!

Music & Theater

A highlight of our music program is The Mt. Prospect Community Band, an adult concert band that performs high quality music for very appreciative audiences through out the year. The Community Band performs formal concerts in March and November. They also provide free weekly Monday night Concerts in the Park every summer. In December the Band plays free concerts of holiday music at churches, shopping malls, and retirement homes.

We also offer private instruction in guitar for students 9 years old and above.

Our theater program offers an exciting series of classes, many of which culminate in a performance. Learn about acting, meet new friends, and showcase your talents!


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