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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!

Copasetics: Roots of Tap

WorkshopOpen to All

Sunday with Reggio McLaughlin

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the origin of tap dance, its roots in Africa and its multicultural blend in the New World. Tap Dance is known today as America's true folk dance.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Jazz Dance

Open to All

Monday with Julianne Rice

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

All levels welcome!

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: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

Monday with Sandra Adrian

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

Increase your flexibility and strength while refining your ballet technique!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

Tuesday or Friday with Nichola Goss

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

New time!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Ballroom for Barrooms

Beginner

Thursday with Louie Stallone

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

Learn partner dance basics to use in any situation, with all kinds of popular music.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Beginner

Saturday with Anjali Julka

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

Traditional and modern Indian dance in one energetic class! No experience necessary!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Brazilian Dance 1

Beginner

Saturday with Dill Costa

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

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

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

Wednesday 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 4 & 5

Advanced

Monday with Dill Costa

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

Refine your skill in our most advanced level classes

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Breakdancing

Beginner

Tuesday or 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 or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Burlesque Chair Dance

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Allison Grabarczyk

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

This body positive workshop is guaranteed to get your heart rate up and work muscles you didn't even know you had. Every body is welcome and encouraged to channel their inner cabaret queen!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Capoeira

Open to All

Thursday with Marisa Cordeiro

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

Combine elements of martial arts, dance, and music in one challenging and social class.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Clogging

Open to All

Tuesday with Barbara Silverman

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

Learn to dance to old-time music without a partner or a square! Clogging is a great active, easy percussive style to use anytime, and this class is great fun.

Location: Online

Intro To Egyptian Belly Dance

WorkshopOpen to All

Sunday with Erika Ochoa

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Flamenco Dance 1

Beginner

Tuesday with Maya Tatiana

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

Join us in person!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Flamenco Dance 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Maya Tatiana

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

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Flamenco Dance 3

Advanced

Tuesday with Maya Tatiana

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

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Hip-Hop Dance

Beginner

Tuesday or Sunday with Christopher Courtney

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

Beginner friendly!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Irish Step Dance: Beginning

Beginner

Monday or Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba or Maggie Radelet

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate

Intermediate

Wednesday with Maggie Radelet

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Irish Step Dance: Advanced

Advanced

Monday with Cheryl Ziemba

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Latin Dance 1

Beginner

Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

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

Let's Mambo with a master! Beginner friendly!

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Latin Dance 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

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

Let's Mambo with a master! More focus on turns and partnering

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Open to All

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

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

Beginner friendly!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Modern Dance: Beginning

Beginner

Monday with ETHAN KIRSCHBAUM

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

Learn the basics of Modern dance with combinations, improvisation and contemporary music. All experience levels welcome!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Modern Dance: Intermediate and Advanced

Intermediate

Monday with ETHAN KIRSCHBAUM

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

This continuing Modern class is challenging, rigorous, exploratory, and fun

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Musical Theater Jazz Dance

Intermediate

Wednesday with ETHAN KIRSCHBAUM

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

Learn basic jazz steps and bring characther to your favorite show tunes!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Swing Dance 1

Beginner

Thursday with Louie Stallone

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

Turns, tucks and turns, closed position, cuddles, swing outs -learn more as you swing the night away!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Tap 1

Beginner

Tuesday or 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

Tuesday 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

Tuesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Tap 1.5

BeginnerNew!

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

West African Dance 1

Beginner

Tuesday or Sunday with Idy Ciss

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

Dances from Seneg.al, Ivory Coast, Mali, and more Live drumming, too! Beginner friendly!

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

Tuesday 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

Adult Stretch & Strengthen

Open to All

Tuesday or 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 or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Pilates

Open to All

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

Power SambaFit

Open to All

Thursday with Dill Costa

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 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

Wednesday with Al Ehrich

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

Clear your mind, and change tense practice into flowing play.

Location: Online

Torso Tuning

Open to All

Tuesday 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

Tuesday with Allison Grabarczyk

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

More than exercise, Zumba is a weekly party - you're invited!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus