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Celebrate Chicago Dance Month 2017 at Old Town School this April!

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Thursday, April 6, 7:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Cuban Salsa – Rueda de Casino with Arif Smith »

Developed in the 1950s, rueda de casino (wheel of salsa) is a dance genre shaped by several African rooted traditions found in Cuba, including son and rumba.

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Saturday, April 8, 1:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Dance Basics for Couples with Louie Stallone »

Learn to be comfortable with fundamental moves on the dance floor. This class is ideal for couples who are either preparing for their own wedding or those wanting to dance with ease at any party or occasion. Spend some time with your honey, get moving, and have fun!

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Saturday, April 8, 3:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Swing Dance Brush Up with Louie Stallone »

Brush up on your Swing in this low-commitment, one-day workshop! Work with Louie on your swing turns, plus pick up a few new ones to liven up your dancing - you'll add turns like the "Charleston," "Texas Tommy," and "Slingshot."

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Friday, April 14, 1:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Broadway Dance for Kids with Nancy Teinowitz »

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

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Friday, April 21, 7:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Partner Yoga with Andrea Bunch »

Come enjoy partner yoga! Have some laughs and learn how to give and receive support in this fun yoga flow workshop. Partner yoga can offer great releases for your back and neck, relaxing stretches for legs and arms, strong core work and balance practice.

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Saturday, April 22, 1:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Dance Revolution - An All Abilities Exploration with BACKBONES and Momenta Dance »

Join BACKBONES, an organization connecting people with spinal cord injury and their families, along with Momenta Dance, an all abilities dance group, for this special workshop exploring dance and movement.

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Sunday, April 23, 2:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Community Dance Jam »

Join us in this safe space where free movement reigns! You're invited to bring your favorite tunes to share as well. All dance styles and levels are welcome.

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Thursday, April 27, 7:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Sabar Dance Workshop with Idy Ciss »

This complex, high-energy dance is known to get people hooked. Come learn the basics with longtime Old Town School dance faculty member and Senegal native, Idy Ciss.

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Friday, April 28, 7:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
THE SOCIAL - Barn Dance! with Paul Tyler »

Join the Fiddle Club of the World for a Barn Dance! Square dances for all, with fun calls and friendly instruction by Paul Tyler. Music by the Fiddle Club Orchestra. No experience or partner necessary. Bring your friends.

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Concerts & Dance Parties

Saturday, April 1, 10:00 AM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Playdate: Carnaval with Dill Costa and Heitor Garcia - Kids' Concert »

Colorful costumes, the pandeiro, Brazilian guitar, fantastic footwork, a Brazilian percussion master, the "queen of the percussion" from Rio's Carnaval, Brazilian folk music, and the popular circle dance, The Cirandland from Pernambuco!

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Friday, April 7, 9:30 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Milonga Cumparsita at Old Town School - with DJ Charrua and special guests - Global Dance Party »

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Thursday, April 20, 6:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Inside/Out 2017 Season Kick-Off »

Don't miss this recap of 2016 and preview of 2017 by the unique multi-media ensemble Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre. Members of the company's professional Dance and Music Ensembles will perform segments from two 2016 works: Corner Sketches: A Tribute to Miles Davis and American Catracho.

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Friday, April 21, 8:30 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
The Flat Cats - Global Dance Party »

The Flat Cats from Chicago play a range of vintage and modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics, and timeless standards. Whether you choose to listen, tap your foot, or cut a rug on the dance floor, you are sure to be entertained!

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Tuesday, April 25, 7:15 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Adult Student Dance Showcase »

Join us for a night of celebrating dance as our adult students present pieces they have been rehearsing in class. This multi-disciplinary show includes both culturally specific and world dances along with social dances.

FREE

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