Dance, Music and Other Cultural Arts 

Wheeling Park District’s cultural arts programs enrich lives by providing exciting new experiences in dance, music, art and other creative expressions. Our classes offering a welcoming, supportive environment that encourage budding artists to use their creativity and imaginations to build self-confidence, learn teamwork and cultivate new life skills. 

Youth Dance

The Wheeling Park District Dance program is based on a foundation of ballet, tap, and dance appreciation. Offered throughout the year, classes are taught at the CRC by experienced, dedicated staff and culminate with a spring dance recital.

Meet Dance Coordinator Angelique Marie: A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Angelique brings more than 25 years of dance experience in both teaching and directing. She started taking dance at the age of three and has taught all styles of the discipline. She earned her teaching certification in 1981, and continues to keep up with the dance industry as it evolves. Her professional dance credits include performances and production shows along with several grand openings for the Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers professional ball teams.

The 2017 Spring Dance Recital will take place on Saturday, May 6, at the CRC.

Pitter Patter

Age: 2-3 yrs

Creative dance and play helps your little dancer develop a sense of rhythm along with fine and gross motor skills while having fun!

Dance 1,2,3 Combo

Age: 3-9 yrs

Progress through the levels of dance while learning different styles. This unique class grows with your child and their dance technique.

Princess Ballet

Age: 4-6 yrs

Dress as your favorite princess and learn ballet steps.

Hip Hop

Age: 7-9 yrs

Get ready for a very energetic form of dance derived from street dancing and funky jazz dance.

Lyrical/Jazz Dance

Age: 7-9 yrs

This fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques allows you to learn to move with grace and elegance.


Age: 3 yrs-Adult

This Indian Bollywood-influenced, semi-classical, folk, hip hop, jazz, Middle-Eastern style dancing is not only fun but great exercise as well.

Ballet Folklorico

Age: 8 yrs-Adult

The recital date for Ballet Folklorico is May 6.

Learn about the colorful culture of Mexico by learning to dance to the traditional and upbeat Folkloric Ballet music. Students learn the basics of zapateado (tapping), posture, hand movement, rhythm, and basic choreography.

Adult Ballet

Age: 16 yrs and older

This class offers a fun way to tone and tighten your body while learning classical ballet steps and movement. Warm-up, stretches, barre work and floor exercises are taught.

Youth & Adult Music Instruction

Develop a new skill or enhance your existing abilities in a motivating with our professional music instructors.

Digital Piano Lessons (5 yrs+)

If you have always dreamed of playing piano, now is your chance! Our professional instructors make it fun and easy.

Guitar Lessons (5 yrs+)

Learn to play the guitar and enjoy creating your own music or reproducing your favorite band! Participants must provide guitar – electric, acoustic, or classic.

Youth Arts

Young Rembrandts

Age: 3-12 yrs

Classes enhance basic drawing techniques, train students in color theory and boost self confidence.

Chess Scholars

Age: 6-12 yrs

Each class consists of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. A chess competition with prizes takes place at the end of the session.

Sticky Fingers

Age: 6-12 yrs

Students prepare and eat healthy globally-inspired recipes while learning to cook in a fun, engaging and real-world way.

Tech Stars

Computer Explorers

Topic Age Details
Lights, Camera, Action 8-12 yrs Using special digital movie-making cameras and software, create a story and script and film your movie.
Under the Microscope 4-6 yrs Using the computer and child-friendly, digital microscope, explore magnification, science, nature and digital editing.
Electronic Engineer 7-9 yrs Work with a partner to make a radio, door bell and more as you learn about electricity, electronics and science.
Digital Cartoon Workshop 8-12 yrs Create a cartoon in your own image and put yourself in a cartoon strip with custom backgrounds and special effects.

For more information, please see the current program guide or call (847) 465-3333.