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.

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 Wallace at 773-751-3329.

List of All Kids Dance & Movement Classes (34 found)

Pre-Ballet

3½ - 5 years

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

The next session of Pre-Ballet will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Ballet 1: 10-13 yrs

10 years & up

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

The next session of Ballet 1: 10-13 yrs will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Ballet 2 - 3

8 - 13 yrs

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

The next session of Ballet 2 - 3 will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Ballet 3 - 4

8-14 yrs

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $370 ($350 members)

The next session of Ballet 3 & 4 will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Ballet Technique: Level 3

8 - 14 years

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

The next session of Ballet Technique: Level 3 will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Ballet Technique: Level 4

8 - 14 years

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

The next session of Ballet Technique: Level 4 will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Creative Ballet

4 - 7 years

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

The next session of Creative Ballet will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Contemporary Dance 1

10 - 14 years

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

The next session of Contemporary Dance 1 will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Contemporary Dance 2

10 - 14 years

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

The next session of Contemporary Dance 2 will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Pre-Jazz

3 1/2 - 5 yrs

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

The next session of Pre-Jazz will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 1: 10-13 yrs

10 years & up

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

The next session of Jazz Dance 1: 10-13 yrs will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Mini Modern

5 - 8 years

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

Tuesday with Jen Guglielmi

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  ·  $296 ($276 members)

The next session of Pre-Tap will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Tap 1: 10-13 yrs

10-13 years

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

The next session of Tap 1: 10-13 yrs will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Tap 2

5 - 11 years

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

The next session of Tap 2 will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. 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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Tap for Boys 1

5 - 6 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 Davis with your contact information.

Tap for Boys 2

7 - 10 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 Davis with your contact information.

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 begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

Kangaroos

2 - 3 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

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

Thursday 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 Davis with your contact information.

West African Dance - Family

2 - 5 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

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

The next session of West African Dance-Family will begin the week of January 9th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 7th and for new students on Monday, November 14th. Come dance with us!

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