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.

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

Pre-Ballet

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Friday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz or Monica Thomas

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

Ballet 1

5 - 8 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday with Monica Thomas or Shawn Lent

Explore fundamentals with barre work and center exercises!

Ballet 2

6 - 9 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 3

7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 3 - 4

8-14 yrs

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $600 ($570 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 4

10 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $648 ($618 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Pre-Pointe

10 - 15 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $468 ($438 members)

Ballet Technique: Level 3

8 - 14 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet Technique: Level 3 & 4

8 - 14 years

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

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

Contemporary Dance 1

10 - 14 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Contemporary Dance 2

10 - 14 years

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Pre-Hip-Hop Dance

3½ - 5 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of April 30th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 19th and for new students on Monday, March 26th. Come dance with us!

Mini Hip-Hop Dance

5 - 7 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Hip-Hop Dance

8 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Irish Step: Beginner

5 -7 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Pre-Jazz

3 1/2 - 5 yrs

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of April 30th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 19th and for new students on Monday, March 26th. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 1

6-8, 7-10 yrs

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($176 members)

Sunday with Monica Thomas

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 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 3

8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $648 ($618 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 4

10 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $648 ($618 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Mini Modern

5 - 8 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Pre-Tap

3 - 4½ years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of April 30th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 19th and for new students on Monday, March 26th. Come dance with us!

Tap 1

4½ years & up

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $468 ($438 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap 2

5 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap 3

7 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap & Ballet: 3 - 4½ years

3 - 4½ years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of April 30th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 19th and for new students on Monday, March 26th. Come dance with us!

Tap & Ballet: 4½ - 5 years

4½ - 5 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of April 30th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 19th and for new students on Monday, March 26th. Come dance with us!

Tap for Boys 1

5 - 9 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of April 30th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 19th and for new students on Monday, March 26th. Come dance with us!

Tap for Boys 2

7 - 10 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of April 30th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 19th and for new students on Monday, March 26th. Come dance with us!

Kangaroos

2 - 3 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 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  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Sunday with Monica Thomas

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

Broadway Dance for Kids

7 - 12 years

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Friday with Nancy Teinowitz

Come have fun kicking up your heels to music from popular Broadway shows!

Dance Camp 7-13 years

7 year(s)

360 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $500 ($500 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Staff

West African Dance - Family

2 - 5 years  ·  Parents and Children Together!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of April 30th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 19th and for new students on Monday, March 26th. Come dance with us!

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