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 (33 found)

Pre-Ballet

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $296 ($276 members)

The next session of Pre-Ballet will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 1

5 - 8 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Ballet 1 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 2

6 - 9 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Ballet 2 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 3

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Ballet 3 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 4

7 - 12 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $396 ($376 members)

The next session of Ballet 4 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet Technique: Level 3

8 - 14 years

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

The next session of Ballet Technique: Level 3 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet Technique: Level 4

8 - 14 years

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

The next session of Ballet Technique: Level 4 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Creative Ballet

4 - 7 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

The next session of Creative Ballet will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Capoeira Angola

7 - 10 years

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 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 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

Tuesday with Valerie Alpert

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

Mini Hip-Hop Dance 1

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $296 ($276 members)

The next session of Mini Hip-Hop Dance 1 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Mini Hip-Hop Dance 2

5 - 7 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Mini Hip-Hop Dance 2 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Hip-Hop Dance

8 - 13 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Hip-Hop Dance will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 1

6-8, 7-10 yrs

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Jazz Dance 1 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 2

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Jazz Dance 2 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 3

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $396 ($376 members)

The next session of Jazz Dance 3 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 4

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $396 ($376 members)

The next session of Jazz Dance 4 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Mini Modern

5 - 8 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Mini Modern will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Pre-Tap

3 - 4½ years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $296 ($276 members)

The next session of Pre-Tap will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap 1

4½ years & up

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $296 ($276 members)

The next session of Tap 1 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap 2

5 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $296 ($276 members)

The next session of Tap 2 will be aan 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap 3

7 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Tap 3 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap for Boys 1

5 - 6 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 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  ·  $148 ($138 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  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Tap & Ballet 3-4 1/2 will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap & Ballet: 4½ - 5 years

4½ - 5 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $336 ($316 members)

The next session of Tap & Ballet 4 1/2 - 5 years will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Come dance with us!

Kangaroos

2 - 3½ years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $296 ($276 members)

Thursday or Friday with Lyn Cole

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  ·  $296 ($276 members)

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

Broadway Dance for Kids

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

Thursday with Nancy Teinowitz

Come have fun kicking up your heels to music from popular Broadway shows! Learn steps and routines that are similar to those seen onstage in musical theatre. Experience dancing with props such as hats and canes!

Stretching Techniques for Kids

7 year(s)

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

Monday with Jordan Reinwald

West African Dance for Kids

6 - 9 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $130 ($120 members)

Sunday with Idy Ciss

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

Dance and Music Composition with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre - Kids

5 year(s)

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

Sunday with Staff

West African Dance - Family

2 - 5 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $130 ($120 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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