Dance Classes



Dance, celebrate, strengthen, and move! Classes for teens and adults.

The Old Town School's international dance program is one of the largest and most diverse in Chicago. You'll find something for every musical or cultural interest and ability level - from Jazz Light & Easy to Brazilian Capoeira. Learn to love 'Uehe in Hula, isolate and shimmy in Middle Eastern Belly Dance, or celebrate in Chicago House - learn much more than just steps in one of the 100 classes offered.

Dance and movement classes are also a great way to get movement, rhythm, and body awareness into your life - all bodies are welcome!

List of all Dance (57 found)

Go-Go Dance Workshop

WorkshopOpen to All

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

Thursday with Tina Stasny

Join this fun and all-inclusive dance workshops to learn steps and a combination you can do anywhere, to rock or pop music!

Adult Jazz Dance

Group ClassOpen to All

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

Friday with Nancy Teinowitz

Jazz steps and combinations to a variety of popular music!

Advanced Modern Dance

WorkshopAdvancedNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $10 ($10 members)

Friday with Joanna Read

Join us as Joanna Rosenthal Read, Artistic Director of Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre, teaches an exciting new Advanced Modern class!

Ballet

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

Monday with Sandra Adrian

Continuing Ballet

Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

Monday with Sandra Adrian

Ballet Light and Easy

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

Gentle ballet for Saturday mornings

Ballroom for Barrooms

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

Monday with Louie Stallone

Learn partner dance basics to use in any situation, with all kinds of music

Bhangra 1

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Kim Wallace with your contact information.

Brazilian Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Tuesday or Saturday with Dill Costa

Learn to move your hips, feet and body to samba and more

Brazilian Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Thursday with Dill Costa

Learn to move your hips, feet and body to samba and more

Brazilian Dance 3

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Wednesday with Dill Costa

Learn to move your hips, feet, and body to samba and more!

Brazilian Dance 4

Group ClassAdvancedNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Monday with Dill Costa

Breakdancing 1

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $120 ($110 members)

Tuesday with Christopher Courtney

Challenge yourself and free your inner b-boy or b-girl.

Cajun and Zydeco Dance

WorkshopOpen to All

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Saturday with Louie Stallone

From the steamy Cajun swamp to the dance floor, this partner workshop will allow you to dance to some of the best bands around!

Capoeira

Group ClassOpen to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Sunday with Marisa Cordeiro

Combine elements of martial arts, dance, and music in one challenging and social class.

Chicago House Dance

Group ClassOpen to All

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Monday with Boogie McClarin

Contemporary Dance Workshop

WorkshopOpen to All

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($13 members)

Monday with Iega

The first in a series of contemporary dance workshops with Chicago's dance master choreographers - come and dance with them here at Old Town School!

Dance Basics for Couples

WorkshopOpen to All

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $45 ($43.00 members)

Saturday with Louie Stallone

A great date or first “step” for couples who'd like to feel comfortable and have fun on the dance floor!

Dancing Around the World - What Moves Chicago?

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $ ($ members)

Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Nejla Yatkin

Join Nejla Yatkin for a Chicago workshop intensive to explore both intimately and broadly the interaction of people, movement, and the environment through dance, video, and sound.

Flamenco Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $120 ($110 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Flamenco Dance 1 can be joined after Introduction to Flamenco Dance or for dancers starting from scratch who are looking to begin practicing this rich dance tradition.

Flamenco Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Flamenco Dance 3

Group ClassAdvanced

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Go-Go

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Tina Stasny

Routines and moves to lots of music - come one come all for a weekly blast

Hip-Hop & Urban Social Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

Monday with Boogie McClarin

Hip-Hop Dance

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $120 ($110 members)

Tuesday with Christopher Courtney

Hawaiian Hula-Kahiko

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Thursday with Lanialoha Lee

Indian Bollywood and Folk Dance

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $120 ($110 members)

Monday with Alka Nayyar

Traditional and modern Indian dance in one energetic class.

Introduction to Middle Eastern Dance

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

Thursday with Erika Ochoa

Join Erika Ochoa learn basic steps and several combinations. Students will be able to relate to the basics of belly dance and work at home.

Irish Step 1: Beginner Soft Shoe

Group ClassOpen to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $120 ($110 members)

Thursday with Cheryl Ziemba or Christine Rothermel

Dance to contemporary and traditional Irish tunes in this introductory class. Be prepared for a workout.

Irish Step 2: Beginner Hard Shoe

Group ClassIntermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $120 ($110 members)

Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba or Christine Rothermel

Reels, jigs and slip jigs, treble reels, and hornpipes, oh my!

Irish Step 3: Intermediate Soft & Hard Shoe

Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba or Christine Rothermel

Continue to hone your Irish dancing with this fun, intermediate level class!

Irish Step 4

Group ClassAdvanced

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

Thursday with Christine Rothermel

Latin Blended Contemporary Dance

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $10 ($10 members)

Sunday with Valerie Alpert

Join us as Valerie Alpert, Artistic Director of Valerie Alpert Dance Company, teaches an exciting new Contemporary dance class!

Latin Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Wednesday or Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

Let's Mambo with a master!

Latin/Jazz Dance Technique

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

Thursday with Valerie Alpert

Celebrate Chicago Dance Month by exploring traditional jazz technique blended with a variety of Latin dance forms in this workshop with Valerie Alpert.

Country Dancing!

WorkshopOpen to All

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Saturday with Louie Stallone

Country line dancing - the perfect way to get a move on this January for singles or couples. So get your boots a scootin' to the Old town School of Folk Music for a fun workout on the dance floor!

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Group ClassOpen to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $120 ($110 members)

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $180 ($170 members)

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

Modern Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

85 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Wednesday with Jen Guglielmi

Learn the basics of Modern dance with combinations, improvisation and contemporary music

Modern Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

85 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Kim Wallace with your contact information.

Old-Time Clogging

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($160 members)

Tuesday with Barbara Silverman

Learn to dance to old-time music without a partner or a square! Clogging is a great active, easy percussive style to use anytime, and this class is great fun.

Qi Gong

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Wednesday with Al Ehrich

This gentle martial art improves focus and inner connection. Recommended for students who have some knowledge of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, or movement.

Swing Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Monday with Louie Stallone

Turns, tucks and turns, closed position, cuddles, swing outs -learn more as you swing the night away!

Swing Dance: Brush-Up Workshop

WorkshopIntermediate

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Saturday with Louie Stallone

Polish your swing dance moves in this two-hour workshop!

Argentinean Tango 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($160 members)

Wednesday with Netza Roldan

From the streets of Buenos Aires to the dance floor - learn the grace and technique of Tango.

Tap 1

Group ClassBeginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin or Lyn Cole

Rhythm Tap from scratch! Bring your tap shoes and a smile.

Tap 2

Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin or Lyn Cole

Refine your moves in this continuing class

Tap 3

Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Tuesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

Challenge your feet and mind with combinations and performance

We Got Rhythm – And So Do You!

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

Thursday with Billy Siegenfeld

Join this workshop in making joyously rhythm-charged body music with Chicago's “miracle of inventive energy,” JUMP RHYTHM Jazz Project! Taught by Billy Siegenfeld, JUMP RHYTHM Jazz Project's Artistic Director.

West African Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($160 members)

Tuesday or Sunday with Idy Ciss

Dances from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali and more. Live drumming, too!

West African Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($160 members)

Sunday with Idy Ciss

Dances from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali and more. Live drumming, too!

West African Dance 3

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($160 members)

Tuesday with Idy Ciss

Dances from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali and more. Live drumming, too!

Yoga - Hatha

Group ClassBeginner

85 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Monday with Jessica Goldsmith Andreadis

This restorative, relaxing class allows 85 minutes for yoga practice.

Yoga - Lunchtime

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $150 ($140 members)

Tuesday or Thursday with Allison Svoboda

Join us for a midday session. All bodies welcome

Flow Yoga

Group ClassBeginner

100 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Sunday with Sara K. Schneider

Sunday Afternoon Yoga

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $120 ($110 members)

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

All bodies are welcome to stretch, strengthen, and breathe.

Zumba

Group ClassBeginner

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $100 ($90 members)

Saturday with Kristy Vandekerckhove

More than exercise, Zumba is a weekly party - you're invited!

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