Dance & Movement 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 Dance to Brazilian Capoeira. Learn to love Irish Step, isolate and shimmy in Middle Eastern Belly Dance, or celebrate in Chicago House - learn much more than just steps in one of the many 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 (54 found)

Advanced/Professional Contemporary Dance Master Class with Nejla Yatkin

WorkshopAdvancedNew!

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

Wednesday or Sunday with Staff

Join internationally known choreographer Nejla Yatkin for an intensive Advanced/Professional Professional Master workshop series in a European Contemporary Dance style.

Ballet

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $128 ($118 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

Studio - Ballet: Continuing

Studio ClassIntermediate

75 minutes

Monday or Friday with Sandra Adrian or Nancy Teinowitz

Increase your flexibility and strength while refining your ballet technique!

Ballroom for Barrooms

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Monday with Louie Stallone

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

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $128 ($118 members)

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

Brazilian Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

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

Tuesday 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)

Saturday 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
Baile Brasileño 4

Group ClassAdvanced

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

Monday with Dill Costa

Breakdancing

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $128 ($118 members)

Tuesday with Christopher Courtney

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

Capoeira

Group ClassOpen to All

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  ·  $144 ($134 members)

Monday with Boogie McClarin

Contemporary Dance

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Thursday with Staff

Flamenco Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $128 ($118 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

No experience necessary but some dance experience is recommended. No se requiere tener experiencia.

Flamenco Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $144 ($134 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Flamenco Dance 3

Group ClassAdvanced

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 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 with Tina Stasny

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

Hip-Hop & Urban Social Dance

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Monday with Boogie McClarin

Hip-Hop Dance

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $128 ($118 members)

Tuesday or Sunday with Christopher Courtney

Irish Step Dance: Beginner

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $128 ($118 members)

Wednesday or Thursday with Nora Kerr or Cheryl Ziemba

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate

Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Wednesday with Nora Kerr

Irish Step Dance: Advanced

Group ClassAdvanced

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Thursday with Cheryl Ziemba

Studio - Jazz Dance: Intermediate

Studio ClassIntermediate

75 minutes

Wednesday or Thursday with TBA or Nancy Teinowitz

Jazz steps and combinations to a variety of popular music!

Latin Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $144 ($134 members)

Wednesday or Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

Let's Mambo with a master!

Latin Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $144 ($134 members)

Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

Let's Mambo with a master! More focus on turns and partnering

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  ·  $128 ($118 members)

Tuesday with Phaedra Darwish

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

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

Tuesday with Phaedra Darwish

Modern Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Thursday with Staff

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

Musical Theater Dance: Int/Adv

Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Monday with Monica Thomas

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.

Studio - Qi Gong

Studio ClassOpen to All

80 minutes

Wednesday with Al Ehrich

Clear your mind, and change tense practice into flowing play.

Studio - 1 Class Pass

Group ClassOpen to All

minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $20 ($20 members)

Monday with Staff

Studio - 4 Class Pass

Group ClassOpen to All

minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $75 ($70 members)

Monday with Staff

Studio - 8 Class Pass

Group ClassOpen to All

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

Monday with Staff

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 2

Group ClassIntermediate

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

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

Argentinean Tango 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

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

Argentinean Tango 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

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

Tap 1

Group ClassBeginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $144 ($134 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  ·  $144 ($134 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  ·  $144 ($134 members)

Tuesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

Challenge your feet and mind with combinations and performance

Tap: Slow & Steady

Group ClassBeginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $144 ($134 members)

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

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

West African Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 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  ·  $176 ($166 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  ·  $176 ($166 members)

Tuesday with Idy Ciss

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

Studio - Yoga: Hatha

Studio ClassOpen to All

90 minutes

Monday with Jessica Goldsmith Andreadis

This restorative, relaxing class allows 90 minutes for yoga practice.

Studio - Yoga: Lunchtime

Studio ClassOpen to All

75 minutes

Thursday with Allison Svoboda

Join us for a midday session. All bodies welcome!

Studio - Yoga: Morning

Studio ClassOpen to All

60 minutes

Monday with Andrea Bunch

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

Studio - Yoga: Sunday Afternoon

Studio ClassOpen to All

75 minutes

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

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

Studio - Yoga: Vinyasa

Studio ClassOpen to All

90 minutes

Sunday with Sara K. Schneider

Come join a vinyasa class distinguished by sociability, playfulness, and Old Town School style community!

Studio - Zumba

Studio ClassOpen to All

55 minutes

Monday with Tania Daley

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

Dance Basics for Couples

WorkshopOpen to All

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $45 ($43 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!

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