On Your Toes Academy of Dance 1014 Weiland Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL60089 At the On Your Toes Academy of Dance, Artistic Director Louise Taitz and her experienced staff of teachers have one…More goal: "To instill a love of dance while teaching good, solid technique." Students from age three to adult can learn classical and contemporary ballet, tap, jazz, funk, musical theater, hip-hop, pop-lock and poms. Kindergartners can take a performing arts enrichment program that eases them into the fun and discipline of dance. Every May, students perform in a recital at Stevenson High School. The studio is affiliated with the American Academy of Ballet in New York City.
Magic Island 1141 N Arlington Heights Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL60089
Magic Island is a day-care center dedicated to developing childrens' bodies and minds in a safe and nurturing…More environment. The center accepts kids from 2 to 6 years old. They take part in programs in music, language and literacy, socialization skills, literature, wellness, math and art. Magic Island also stresses the individuality of each child. Books, toys, big classrooms and a fun, busy playground add to the learning ambiance.
In addition, Magic Island instructs kids in personal hygiene while instilling good exercise habits. Teachers here have a master's degree and some of the staff speak Russian. The site can be a little difficult to find, as it is tucked behind a strip mall at the southeast corner of Arlington Heights Road and McHenry Road.