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 (59 found)

Afro-Brazilian Samba

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

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

Friday with Dill Costa

Afro-Contemporary Dance

WorkshopOpen to All

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

Saturday with Vershawn Sanders-Ward

Afro-Cuban Dance

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $174 ($164 members)

Afro-Cuban Dance: Rumba

Group ClassOpen to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 6 weeks  ·  $130 ($120 members)

Thursday with Edson Cabrera

Afro-Haitian Dance

Group ClassOpen to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $174 ($164 members)

Thursday with Daniel Desir

Baila Bomba, Toca Plena with Las BomPleneras

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

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

Saturday with Staff

Ballet for Every Body

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Monday with Sandra Adrian

For everybody and every body, this class is a perfect way to introduce yourself or come back to ballet.

Ballet: Continuing

Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Monday with Sandra Adrian

Increase your flexibility and strength while refining your ballet technique!

Ballet Light and Easy

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

Gentle ballet for Saturday mornings

Ballroom for Barrooms

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Monday with Louie Stallone

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

Baroque Dance: Minuet with Sarah Edgar

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

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

Sunday with Staff

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Monday or Saturday with Alka Nayyar or Anjali Julka

Traditional and modern Indian dance in one energetic class!

Brazilian Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Tuesday with Trish Carolan

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  ·  $164 ($154 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  ·  $164 ($154 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  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Monday with Dill Costa

Breakdancing

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 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  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Saturday 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  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Monday with Boogie McClarin

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.

Contemporary Dance

Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Sunday with Jeannine Potter

Flamenco Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Learn the rhythms, footwork, hand gestures and duende of Flamenco.

Flamenco Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Flamenco Dance 3

Group ClassAdvanced

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Go-Go

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Thursday with Tina Stasny

Routines and moves to psychedelic music - come one come all for a weekly blast!

Hip-Hop & Urban Social Dance

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Monday with Boogie McClarin

Hip-Hop Dance

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Tuesday or Sunday with Christopher Courtney

Indian Bollywood, Classical, Bhangra and more!

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

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

Saturday with Alka Nayyar

Intro to Irish Step (soft shoe)

WorkshopOpen to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($19 members)

Sunday with Nora Kerr

Irish Step Dance: Beginner

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Thursday with Nora Kerr

Irish Step Dance: Beginner Repertoire

Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate

Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba

Irish Step Dance: Advanced

Group ClassAdvanced

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Thursday with Nora Kerr

Jazz Dance Styles

Group ClassOpen to All

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $76 ($71 members)

Monday, Thursday or Friday with Nancy Teinowitz

This new class features a new style each 4 weeks!

Latin Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 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  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

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

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Group ClassOpen to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Group ClassIntermediate

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

Modern Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Sunday with Jeannine Potter

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  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Monday with Nancy Teinowitz

Learn basic jazz steps and bring characther to your favorite show tunes!

Qi Gong

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Wednesday with Al Ehrich

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

Swing Dance 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 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  ·  $164 ($154 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Coordinator Monica Thomas with your contact information.

Adult Tap 1

Group ClassBeginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin or Lyn Cole

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

Adult Tap 2

Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin or Lyn Cole

Refine your moves in this continuing class.

Adult Tap 3

Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Tuesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

Challenge your feet and mind with combinations and performance

Tap Jam

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $5 ($5 members)

Sunday with Lyn Cole

Tap: Slow & Steady

Group ClassBeginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Saturday or Sunday 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!

Gentle Yoga and Meditation

Group ClassOpen to All

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Thursday with Allison Svoboda

Join us for a midday session. All bodies welcome.

Yoga: Morning

Group ClassOpen to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Monday with Andrea Bunch

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

Yoga: Sunday Afternoon

Group ClassOpen to All

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

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

Zumba

Group ClassOpen to All

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Tuesday with Laura Riebock

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

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!

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!

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!

Dance/Movement with Ayako Kato: Reading the Air

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

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

Sunday with Staff

Part of our Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Month for May, dancer choreographer and improviser Ayako Kato brings us this insightful movement workshop.

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