Teachers at the Old Town School

Louie Stallone

Swing Dance, Ballroom for Barrooms, Cajun, Dance Basics for Couples

Louie has been dancing full throttle since 1985, learning to Contra, Cajun, and Swing dance as well as a post-modern dance form called Contact Improv. Louie started teaching swing dancing in 1992 at the Moosehead Bar and Grill and the Bop Shop (both clubs are now closed). In April of 1997, Louie started teaching Swing and Cajun Dancing at the Old Town School of Folk Music. During the day you can find him teaching Line Dancing and Tai Chi for the Chicago Department on Aging. You will also find Louie teaching Cajun and Zydeco with the City of Chicago’s Summerdance Festival. Hope to see you on the dance floor!

Education: BS Food/Nutrition, Northern Illinois University

Started at the Old Town School in May of 1997

Upcoming Workshops

Thu. January 04, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Intro to Swing Dance »

Get introduced to this great American dance style! 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!

Open to AllProgram: Dance

$25 ($24 members)


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Ballroom for Barrooms with Louie Stallone
You’ll be ready for the best jukebox or live band in town! Here’s a chance for leads or follows to learn tried and true “ballroom” dances and gain confidence to jump onto your favorite dance floor. You’ll learn two-step, fox-trot, waltz, and other partner dances. No partner needed to register, and no experience necessary.
$156 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
01/08/2018 – 02/26/2018Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Swing Dance 1 with Louie Stallone
Turns, tucks and turns, closed position, cuddles, swing outs -learn more as you swing the night away!
$164 ($154 members)
for 8 weeks
01/08/2018 – 02/26/2018Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000