Dance & Performing Arts
|LEARN TO DANCE! The Hawthorn Woods Parks & Recreation Department and Trilogy School of Performing Arts have come together to offer convenient, affordable, and quality dance and performing arts programs. Our dancers and artists will finish off their season and demonstrate their talents at a parent showcase at the end of each session.
An introduction to various styles of dance.
There are currently no classes offered; call 847-847-3533 to learn how to start dancing now
An active and fun introduction to gymnastics and dance where tots learn to take turns, listen, and follow instructions as they enhance fine motor skills. Skills include jumping, climbing, somersaults, rolling, and more. 6-week class
There are currently no classes offered; call 847-847-3533 to learn how to start tumbling now
The Granny Awards Musical
Auditions, casting, and rehearsals beginning in January.
Not seeing the dance class you are looking for? Contact us to find more classes.
Meet the Instructor
Allison Pauley is a dance artist hailing from Buffalo Grove, IL. In May 2016, she graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. At U of I, she had the pleasure of Performing in works by faculty members Jan Erkert, Kirstie Simson, Abby Zibikowski, and Sara Hook, as well as guest artists Jennifer Archibald and Earl Mosley. Her junior year, Pauley attended the Jerusalem Academy of Dance where she trained in Gaga with Batsheva Company members. When she returned to Dance at Illinois, Pauley studied creative movement for children under the direction of Kate Kuper, and became a teaching assistant for Kuper her senior year. These experiences have contributed to Pauley’s quirky contemporary aesthetic and love of improvisation. Pauley values individuality, and her goal as a teacher is to foster original dance artists.