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!

See class dress requirements here.

See class attendance 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 Davis at 773-751-3329.

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List of All Kids Dance & Movement Classes (31 found)

Pre-Ballet

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $304 ($284 members)

Monday, Thursday, 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 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz, Monica Thomas, Allison Grabarczyk or Shawn Lent

Explore fundamentals with barre work and center exercises!

Ballet 2

6 - 9 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

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

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  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Monday or Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

Continue exploring rhythm and movement while learning more advanced technique!

Ballet 3 - 4

8-14 yrs

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $384 ($364 members)

Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Ballet 4

10 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $416 ($396 members)

Friday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while learning advanced technique!

Ballet Technique: Level 3

8 - 14 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Thursday or Friday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Creative Ballet

4 - 7 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of January 8th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 13th and for new students on Monday, November 20th. Come dance with us!

Contemporary Dance 1

10 - 14 years

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

Tuesday with Shawn Lent

Explore musicality, body awareness, and more while focusing on dance as dynamic artistry!

Contemporary Dance 2

10 - 14 years

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $400 ($380 members)

The next session of Contemporary Dance 2 will begin the week of June 26th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 22nd. Come dance with us!

Pre-Hip-Hop Dance

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $304 ($284 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 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Wednesday with Lyn Cole

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

Hip-Hop Dance

8 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Monday with Lyn Cole

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

Irish Step: Beginner

5 -7 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of January 8th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 13th and for new students on Monday, November 20th. Come dance with us!

Pre-Jazz

3 1/2 - 5 yrs

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $304 ($284 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of January 8th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 13th and for new students on Monday, November 20th. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 1

6-8, 7-10 yrs

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Wednesday, Friday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz or Allison Grabarczyk

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  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Thursday or Saturday 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  ·  $416 ($396 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

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

Jazz Dance 4

10 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $416 ($396 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  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Tuesday with Jen Guglielmi Cleary

Explore rhythm, space, choreography, and creative movement in this upbeat class! This is a great class for active boys and girls!

Pre-Tap

3 - 4½ years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $304 ($284 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore basic tap movements and rhythms!

Tap 1

4½ years & up

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $304 ($284 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore tap movements, steps, and rhythms!

Tap 2

5 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 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  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

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

Tap & Ballet: 3 - 4½ years

3 - 4½ years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 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  ·  $176 ($166 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  ·  $152 ($142 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 16 weeks  ·  $304 ($284 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 16 weeks  ·  $304 ($284 members)

Thursday or Sunday with Lyn Cole or 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 16 weeks  ·  $304 ($284 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of January 8th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 13th and for new students on Monday, November 20th. Come dance with us!

West African Dance - Family

2 - 5 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 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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