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

Sat. May 14, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Dance Basics for Couples »

Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. 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.

Open to AllProgram: Dance

$45 ($43 members)

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Sat. May 14, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Swing Dance: Brush-Up Workshop »

Brush up on your Swing in this low-commitment, one-day workshop! Stop by on a Saturday afternoon to 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." Sign up with or without a partner, we’ll figure it out!

IntermediateProgram: Dance

$25 ($24 members)

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Sat. June 11, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Dance Basics for Couples »

Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. 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.

Open to AllProgram: Dance

$45 ($43 members)

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Sat. June 11, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Cajun and Zydeco Dance »

Let the good times roll! Learn to partner dance like the Cajuns have since 1721 in southwest Louisiana. In this workshop, you will learn the traditional Cajun two-step and waltz, plus the more contemporary Cajun jitterbug step. As a bonus, you'll be introduced to the faster, looser Zydeco two-step! Celebrate Mardi Gras by getting onto the dance floor! No partner necessary to register.

Open to AllProgram: Dance

$25 ($24 members)

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Group Classes for the session beginning 04/25/2016

Swing Dance with Louie Stallone
Turns, tucks and turns, closed position, cuddles, swing outs -learn more as you swing the night away!
$140 ($131 members)
for 7 weeks
04/25/2016 – 06/13/2016Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Ballroom for Barrooms with Louie Stallone
Learn partner dance basics to use in any situation, with all kinds of music!
$131 ($123 members)
for 7 weeks
04/25/2016 – 06/13/2016Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 06/20/2016

Swing Dance 2 with Louie Stallone
$140 ($131 members)
for 7 weeks
06/20/2016 – 08/08/2016Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

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