New Year Kickoff at Old Town School

Wednesday, January 3 — Saturday, January 6 · 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

Celebrate the start of a new year of music, dance, and art at Old Town School!


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3

Wiggleworms Drop-In

9:30 - 10:15 AM · AGES 0-4 YEARS · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · $20

Drop in for our celebrated Wiggleworms early childhood music program. Make meaningful music and friendships in our nurturing environment led by Sam Cantor.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 4

Wiggleworms Drop-In

9:30 - 10:15 AM · AGES 0-4 YEARS · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · $20

Drop in for our celebrated Wiggleworms early childhood music program. Make meaningful music and friendships in our nurturing environment led by Diana Laffey.

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Thursday Jam

6:30 - 9:30 PM · MAURER HALL · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · FREE

Join in the fun and make music together in this jam designed for old friends and new.

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Intro to Swing Dance

7:00 - 9:00 PM · Room 102 · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · $25

Stop by to learn the basics of swing dance! Swing and sway to the sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller- the classic big band sound. Come alive with the east-coast style 6- and 8-count swing, and lots more. Make those floorboards bounce. Wear comfy clothes and shoes that won’t stick to the floor. Come with a partner or be ready to find a new one! Led by Louie Stallone.

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Write a Song Tonight!

7:30 - 9:00 PM · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · $10

Join Old Town School teaching artist Hassan El-Tayyab for this songwriting workshop. Leave having created something special!

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 5

Wiggleworms Drop-In

9:30 - 10:15 AM · AGES 0-4 YEARS · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · $20

Drop in for our celebrated Wiggleworms early childhood music program. Make meaningful music and friendships in our nurturing environment led by Julie Helenius.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 6

Wiggleworms Drop-In

10:00 - 10:45 AM · AGES 0-4 YEARS · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · $20

Drop in for our celebrated Wiggleworms early childhood music program. Make meaningful music and friendships in our nurturing environment led by Nick Davio.

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Family Art Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM · AGES 2+ · FREE

Join us for a drop-in artmaking experience for the whole family. Connect and celebrate the new year with new friends as you create visual art with Old Town School teacher Sara Noori! Projects will be best suited for children ages 2 and up.

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Learn more about Kids' Art Classes »


Brazilian Family Dance

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM · ALL AGES · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · FREE

Warm up and dance to the rhythms of Brazil with Old Town School teaching artist Dill Costa!

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Instrument Petting Zoo

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM · ALL AGES · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · FREE


Family Jam with Jason and Jess

12:00 - 1:00 PM · ALL AGES · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · FREE

Jam with students and teachers from our Kids’ Music Program! All instruments, voices, and levels of players are welcome and encouraged. Come share your tunes, sing, and dance with us.

Learn more about our Kids' Music program »


Performance by The Young Stracke All-Stars

1:15 PM · ALL AGES · 4544 N. LINCOLN AVE. · FREE


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