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Dance & Movement Classes

Dance, celebrate, strengthen, and move! Classes for teens and adults.

The Old Town School's international dance program is one of the largest and most diverse in Chicago. You'll find something for every musical or cultural interest and ability level - from Jazz Dance to Brazilian Capoeira. Learn to love Irish Step, isolate and shimmy in Middle Eastern Belly Dance, or celebrate in Chicago House - learn much more than just steps in one of the many classes offered.

Dance and movement classes are also a great way to get movement, rhythm, and body awareness into your life - all bodies are welcome!

Adult Jazz Dance

Open to All

Monday with Allison Grabarczyk

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $146 ($126 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Ballet for Every Body

Beginner

Monday with Sandra Adrian

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $69 ($59 members)

For everybody and every body, this class is a perfect way to introduce yourself or come back to ballet.

Location: Online

Ballet 2

Intermediate

We would LOVE to bring this class back to our schedule! If you have a dancer who is ready to move beyond our level 1 ballet classes and would like to take part in further training please reach out to Allison Grabarczyk at allison.grabarczyk@oldtownschool.org. We are also offering private lessons for students of all levels!

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Ballet: Continuing

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Allison Grabarczyk with your contact information.

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $166 ($146 members)

Ballet Light and Easy

Beginner

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 members)

Gentle ballet for Saturday mornings

Location: Online

Adult Ballet

Open to All

Friday with Nichola Goss

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $146 ($126 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Ballroom for Barrooms

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Allison Grabarczyk with your contact information.

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $172 ($152 members)

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Allison Grabarczyk with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $146 ($126 members)

Brazilian Dance 1

Beginner

Saturday with Dill Costa

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $172 ($152 members)

Learn to move your hips, feet and body to samba and more!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Brazilian Dance 2

Intermediate

Saturday with Dill Costa

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $172 ($152 members)

Learn to move your hips, feet and body to samba and more

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Brazilian Dance 3

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $172 ($152 members)

Brazilian Dance 4 & 5

Advanced

Monday with Dill Costa

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $172 ($152 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Breakdancing

Beginner

Sunday with Christopher Courtney

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $146 ($126 members)

Challenge yourself and free your inner b-boy or b-girl.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Clogging

Open to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 members)

Flamenco Dance 1

Beginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $146 ($126 members)

Flamenco Dance 2

Intermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $162 ($142 members)

Flamenco Dance 3

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Allison Grabarczyk with your contact information.

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($144 members)

Hip-Hop Dance

Beginner

Sunday with Christopher Courtney

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $146 ($126 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Irish Step Dance: Beginning

Beginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($120 members)

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate

Intermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $172 ($152 members)

Latin Dance 1

Beginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $163 ($143 members)

Latin Dance 2

Intermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $163 ($143 members)

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $$146 ($$126 members)

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Intermediate

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $198 ($178 members)

Modern Dance: Beginning

Beginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $178 ($158 members)

Modern Dance: Intermediate and Advanced

Intermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $82 ($72 members)

Swing Dance 1

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Allison Grabarczyk with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $178 ($158 members)

Adult Tap 1

Beginner

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $163 ($143 members)

Rhythm Tap from scratch! Bring your tap shoes and a smile.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Tap 2

Intermediate

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $163 ($143 members)

Refine your moves in this continuing class.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Tap 3

Intermediate

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $163 ($143 members)

Challenge your feet and mind with combinations and performance

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Tap 4

Advanced

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $163 ($143 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

West African Dance 1

Beginner

Sunday with Idy Ciss

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Dances from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali, and more. Live drumming, too!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

West African Dance 2

Intermediate

Sunday with Idy Ciss

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $180 ($160 members)

Dances from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali and more. Live drumming, too!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

West African Dance 3

Advanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $180 ($160 members)

Adult Stretch & Strengthen

Open to All

Thursday with Nichola Goss

30 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $70 ($60 members)

Join us for this calming workout as we stretch the body and introduce exercises to strengthen your core.

Location: Online

Power SambaFit

Open to All

Thursday with Dill Costa

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $69 ($59 members)

The Power SambaFit class creates a perfect combination of the fascinating rhythms of samba and fitness exercises that help your muscle structure and cardio-vascular condition!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Qi Gong

Beginner

This class is currently offered virtually only!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 members)

Torso Tuning

Open to All

Friday with Barbara Silverman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $69 ($59 members)

Location: Online

Yoga

Open to All

We would LOVE to bring this class back to our regular schedule! If you are interested in when this class returns please reach out to Allison Grabarczyk at allison.grabarczyk@oldtownschool.org. We are also offering private lessons in most genres for all ages!

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($144 members)

Zumba

Open to All

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Allison Grabarczyk with your contact information.

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $146 ($126 members)