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.

With movement development and physical coordination goals at each age level, Creative Movement classes leave plenty of time for games and improvisation, while more structured classes like Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, 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!

See class dress requirements here.

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 Wallace at 773-751-3329.

List of All Kids Dance & Movement Classes (30 found)

Pre-Ballet

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $280 ($260 members)

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Lyn Cole, Nancy Teinowitz or Jordan Reinwald

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

Ballet 1

5 - 8 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Monday, Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz or Jordan Reinwald

Explore fundamentals with barre work, floor routines, and improvisation!

Ballet 2

6 - 9 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz or Jordan Reinwald

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

Ballet 3

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz

Continue exploring rhythm and movement while learning more advanced technique!

Ballet Technique: Level 3 & 4

8 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $190 ($180 members)

Wednesday with Jordan Reinwald

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Ballet 4

7 - 12 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $380 ($360 members)

Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while learning advanced technique!

Creative Ballet 1

4½ - 6 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

The next session of Creative Ballet 1 will be an 16-week session beginning the week of August 31st. Registration opens for current students on Monday, July 6th and for new students on Saturday, July 11th. Come dance with us!

Creative Ballet 2

5 - 7 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

The next session of Creative Ballet 2 will be an 16-week session beginning the week of August 31st. Registration opens for current students on Monday, July 6th and for new students on Saturday, July 11th. Come dance with us!

Creative Ballet 3

6 - 9 years

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $350 ($330 members)

The next session of Creative Ballet 3 will be an 16-week session beginning the week of August 31st. Registration opens for current students on Monday, July 6th and for new students on Saturday, July 11th. Come dance with us!

Capoeira Angola

7 - 10 years

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $145 ($135 members)

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

Beginning Contemporary Dance

10 - 14 years

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

Tuesday with Valerie Alpert

Mini Hip-Hop Dance 1

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $280 ($260 members)

The next session of Mini Hip-Hop Dance 1 will be an 16-week session beginning the week of August 31st. Registration opens for current students on Monday, July 6th and for new students on Saturday, July 11th. Come dance with us!

Mini Hip-Hop Dance 2

5 - 7 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Wednesday with Lyn Cole

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

Hip-Hop Dance

8 - 13 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Monday with Lyn Cole

Explore the terminology and origins of hip-hop while learning all the moves!

Jazz Dance 1

6-8, 7-10 yrs

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Friday or Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop jazz techniques while learning a jazz dance vocabulary in this high-energy class!

Jazz Dance 2

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop more advanced jazz techniques and combinations in this high-energy class!

Jazz Dance 3

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $380 ($360 members)

Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop sophisticated jazz techniques and perform choreography in this high-energy class!

Jazz Dance 4

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $380 ($360 members)

Monday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop sophisticated jazz techniques and perform choreography in this fast-paced and advanced class!

Mini Modern

5 - 8 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Tuesday with Jen Guglielmi

Explore rhythm, space, choreography, and creative movement in this upbeat class!

Pre-Tap

3 - 4½ years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $280 ($260 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore basic tap movements and rhythms!

Tap 1

4½ years & up

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $280 ($260 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore tap movements, steps, and rhythms!

Tap 2

5 - 11 years

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $290 ($270 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore more advanced tap movements, steps, and rhythms!

Tap 3

7 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore sophisticated tap movements, steps, routines, and rhythms!

Tap for Boys 1

5 - 6 years

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

Tuesday with Reggio McLaughlin

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

Tap & Ballet: 3 - 4½ years

3 - 4½ years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 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 16 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

The next session of Tap & Ballet 4 1/2 - 5 years will be an 16-week session beginning the week of August 31st. Registration opens for current students on Monday, July 6th and for new students on Saturday, July 11th. Come dance with us!

Kangaroos

2 - 3½ years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $280 ($260 members)

Monday or Thursday with Lyn Cole or Jen Guglielmi

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

Move & Groove

3 - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $280 ($260 members)

Monday with Jen Guglielmi

Explore rhythm, space, and movement through improvisational games and dance routines!

West African Dance - Family

2 - 5 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

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