1530 Joliet Street
When it comes to dance, Patti’s All-American has instruction for every age and every skill level. They offer six schools including the Tumblebear Gym, School-Age Champion Gymnastics, The Dance Connection, The Swim Connection, Gym-N-Learn Educational Preschool, and Karate. During the summer months, hundreds of children take swim lessons from their American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program in their in-ground, heated pool located behind their facility. Additionally, they host gymnastics birthday parties, holiday and summer gym camps and dance camps, and “Kids Night Outs.” Their mission is to teach and encourage confidence in children in a fun and safe environment while creating a relationship with the entire family.
Owner Patti Komara says, “Our loving staff and the care we show really sets us apart. It’s how we teach and the kids come away having a good time. That’s the real nuts and bolts of it. Our dance program starts at age two and there is a parent and dance tot class and it’s so adorable. It’s a movement awareness class and teaching them the fundamentals of dance and the mom is there to help so we can really teach a lot. We have 450 kids in our dance program, 250 are under the age of five. But our staff is unbelievable. There are certain people who can just draw children to them and our staff is like a kid magnet. These teachers, this staff, convey their personality, the love of dance and we are fortunate to have them.”
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