Kids Dance & Movement



Kids love to dance! We just add some structure.

The Old Town School's dance teachers help children of all ages experience the joy of dance and movement. In our dance classes, students will learn to use their own bodies to explore space, rhythm, music, and mood through dynamic activities, steps, and routines.

Creativity & Technique classes explore movement and build on skills necessary for continued study in dance. The Artistry & Performance track provides continued study in various dance forms while preparing students for annual performances. Creative Movement classes leave plenty of time for games and improvisation, while more structured classes like Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop give students a foundation in technique, discipline, and performance. Classes in ethnic styles introduce children to unique dance forms from all over the world.

Both boys and girls will make new friends and have lots of fun in our encouraging and creative dance classes. Come out and dance with us!

If you'd like some guidance with regards to which class or level to enroll your child in, please contact our Dance & Movement Manager, Kim Davis at 773-751-3329.

Class dress requirements

Class attendance requirements

List of All Kids Dance & Movement Classes (33 found)

Pre-Ballet

3½ - 5 years

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

Monday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Lyn Cole, Nancy Teinowitz, Monica Thomas or Allison Grabarczyk

An introduction to positions, steps, and floorwork through games and movement!

Ballet 1

5 - 8 years

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

Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday with Monica Thomas or Shawn Lent

Explore fundamentals with barre work and center exercises!

Ballet 2

6 - 9 years

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

Sunday with Monica Thomas

Continue exploring ballet fundamentals including terminology, basic steps, barre work, and floor routines!

Ballet 3

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 3 - 4

8-14 yrs

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $600 ($570 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 4

10 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $648 ($618 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Pre-Pointe

10 - 15 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $468 ($438 members)

Ballet Technique: Level 3

8 - 14 years

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

Thursday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Ballet Technique: Level 3 & 4

8 - 14 years

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Contemporary Dance 1

10 - 14 years

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

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Contemporary Dance 2

10 - 14 years

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Pre-Hip-Hop Dance

3½ - 5 years

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

Wednesday with Lyn Cole

Explore rhythm, musicality, and basic footwork in this high-energy dance class!

Mini Hip-Hop Dance

5 - 7 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Hip-Hop Dance

8 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Irish Step: Beginner

5 -7 years

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

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Pre-Jazz

3 1/2 - 5 yrs

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

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of April 30th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 19th and for new students on Monday, March 26th. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 1

6-8, 7-10 yrs

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($176 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 2

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 3

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $648 ($618 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 4

10 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $648 ($618 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Mini Modern

5 - 8 years

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

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Pre-Tap

3 - 4½ years

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

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore basic tap movements and rhythms!

Tap 1

4½ years & up

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $468 ($438 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap 2

5 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap 3

7 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap & Ballet: 3 - 4½ years

3 - 4½ years

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

Thursday with Lyn Cole

Tap, ballet, and a whole lot of fun!

Tap & Ballet: 4½ - 5 years

4½ - 5 years

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

Thursday with Lyn Cole

Tap, ballet, and a whole lot of fun!

Tap for Boys 1

5 - 9 years

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

Tuesday with Reggio McLaughlin

Boys make music with their feet in this high-energy tap class!

Tap for Boys 2

7 - 10 years

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

Tuesday with Reggio McLaughlin

Boys make music with their feet in this high-energy tap class!

Kangaroos

2 - 3 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

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

Sunday with Allison Grabarczyk

Wiggle, jump, roll, and play with your child as we explore movement together!

Move & Groove

3 - 5 years

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

Sunday with Monica Thomas

Explore rhythm, space, and movement through improvisational games and dance routines! This is a great class for active boys and girls!

Dance Camp 6-13 years

7 year(s)

360 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $500 ($500 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Staff

West African Dance - Family

2 - 5 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

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

Sunday with Idy Ciss

Join us for this exciting family class and learn basic rhythms and moves from West Africa!

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