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 (36 found)

Pre-Ballet

3½ - 5 years

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

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Lyn Cole, Nancy Teinowitz, Allison Grabarczyk or Hailey Meert

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

Ballet 1

5 - 8 years

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

Monday, Wednesday or Thursday with Hailey Meert

Explore fundamentals with barre work and center exercises!

Ballet 1: 10-13 yrs

10 years & up

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

The next session of Ballet 1: 10-13 yrs begins 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!

Ballet 2

6 - 9 years

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

The next session of Ballet 2 begins 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!

Ballet 2 - 3

8 - 13 yrs

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

The next session of Ballet 2 - 3 begins 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!

Ballet 3

7 - 12 years

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

The next session of Ballet 3 begins 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!

Ballet 3 - 4

8-14 yrs

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $192 ($182 members)

The next session of Ballet 3 & 4 begins 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!

Ballet 4

7 - 12 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($198 members)

The next session of Ballet 4 begins 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!

Ballet Technique: Level 3

8 - 14 years

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

Thursday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Ballet Technique: Level 4

8 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($198 members)

The next session of Ballet Technique: Level 4 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!

Creative Ballet

4 - 7 years

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

Tuesday with Jen Guglielmi Cleary

Develop ballet fundamentals while exploring creative movement techniques!

Contemporary Dance 1

10 - 14 years

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

Thursday 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 24 weeks  ·  $600 ($570 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 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 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 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

The next session of Mini Hip-Hop Dance begins 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!

Hip-Hop Dance

8 - 12 years

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

The next session of Hip-Hop Dance begins 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!

Irish Step: Beginner

5 -7 years

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

Sunday with Nora Kerr

Join us for an hour of learning the basics and the beauty of Irish dance!

Pre-Jazz

3 1/2 - 5 yrs

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

Monday with Hailey Meert

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

Jazz Dance 1

6-8, 7-10 yrs

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

Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday with Hailey Meert

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

Jazz Dance 1: 10-13 yrs

10 years & up

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

Thursday with Shawn Lent

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 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

The next session of Jazz Dance 2 begins 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!

Jazz Dance 3

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($198 members)

The next session of Jazz Dance 3 begins 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!

Jazz Dance 4

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($198 members)

The next session of Jazz Dance 4 begins 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!

Mini Modern

5 - 8 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 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 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore basic tap movements and rhythms!

Tap 1

4½ years & up

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

The next session of Tap 1 begins 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!

Tap 1: 10-13 yrs

10-13 years

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

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore tap movements, steps, and rhythms!

Tap 2

5 - 11 years

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

The next session of Tap 2 begins 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!

Tap 3

7 - 11 years

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

begins 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!

Tap & Ballet: 3 - 4½ years

3 - 4½ 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 & 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 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 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  ·  $152 ($142 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 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Monday with Jen Guglielmi Cleary

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

West African Dance - Family

2 - 5 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($142 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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