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 (58 found)

Ballet

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Monday with Sandra Adrian

Ballet Barre

Adult Group ClassOpen to All

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

Wednesday with Sandra Adrian

Continuing Ballet

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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

Monday with Sandra Adrian

Ballet Light and Easy

Adult 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

Adult 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

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Wednesday with Shamila Khetarpal

Exhilarating folk dance from the Punjab region of India

Brazilian Dance 1

Adult 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

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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

Wednesday or Thursday with Dill Costa

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

Brazilian Dance 3

Adult Group ClassAdvanced

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

Monday with Dill Costa

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

Breakdancing 1

Adult 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

Capoeira 1

Adult Group ClassOpen to All

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

Sunday with E Johnson

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

Capoeira 2

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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

Sunday with E Johnson

Join this athletic and social class to further develop your roda skills!

Chicago House Dance

Adult Group ClassOpen to All

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

Monday with Boogie McClarin

Dance Basics for Couples

Adult 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!

Introduction to Flamenco Dance

Adult Group ClassOpen to All

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

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Introduce your mind and body to the lively and passionate dance from Spain in an hour-long class designed for the dance curious.

Flamenco Dance 1

Adult 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” or for dancers starting from scratch who are looking to begin practicing this rich dance tradition.

Flamenco Dance 2

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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 Sarah Dandelles with your contact information.

Flamenco Dance 3

Adult 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

Adult 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

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Monday with Boogie McClarin

Hip-Hop & Urban Social Dance 2

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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 Sarah Dandelles with your contact information.

Hip-Hop Dance

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Tuesday with Christopher Courtney

Hoop Dance

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

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Hawaiian Hula-Kahiko

Adult Group ClassOpen to All

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

Thursday with Lanialoha Lee

Indian Bollywood and Folk Dance

Adult 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

Irish Step 1

Adult Group ClassOpen to All

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

Thursday with Christine Rothermel

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

Irish Step 2

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba

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

Irish Step 3

Adult 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

Adult Group ClassAdvancedNew!

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

Thursday with Christine Rothermel

Jazz Light & Easy

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Monday with Nancy Teinowitz

Jazz steps and combinations with contemporary pop music

Latin Dance 1

Adult 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 Dance 2

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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

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

Mexican Folkloric

Adult 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 Sarah Dandelles with your contact information.

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Adult Group ClassOpen to All

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

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

Modern Dance 1

Adult 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

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

85 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $130 ($120 members)

Thursday with Jennifer Grisham

Jen Grisham's continuing Modern class is challenging, rigorous, exploratory, and fun

Old-Time Clogging

Adult 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.

Puerto Rican Bomba (Dance and Music)

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

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

Qi Gong

Adult 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.

Introduction to Qi Gong

Adult Group ClassOpen to AllNew!

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

Swing Dance 1

Adult 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 Beyond the Basics

Adult 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

Adult 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

Introduction to Tap

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Wednesday with Lyn Cole

Tap 1

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Tuesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

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

Tap 2

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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

Tuesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

Refine your moves in this continuing class

Tap 3

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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

Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin or Lyn Cole

Challenge your feet and mind with combinations and performance

Tap Basics

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

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

Beyond Tap Basics

Adult Group ClassIntermediate

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

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

West African Dance 1

Adult 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

Adult 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

Adult 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

Adult 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

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Tuesday or Thursday with Allison Svoboda or GINA FITZPATRICK

Join us for a midday session. All bodies welcome

Flow Yoga

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Sunday with Sara K. Schneider

Sunday Afternoon Yoga

Adult 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

Adult Group ClassBeginner

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

Saturday with Diane Berrios

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

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