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!

Ballet for Every Body

Beginner

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

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $138 ($118 members)

Ballet: Continuing

Intermediate

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

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

Morning Ballet

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $138 ($118 members)

Ballroom for Barrooms

Beginner

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

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($134 members)

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Beginner

Saturday with Anjali Julka

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

Traditional and modern Indian dance in one energetic class!

Brazilian Dance 1

Beginner

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

Brazilian Dance 2

Intermediate

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

Brazilian Dance 3

Intermediate

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

Brazilian Dance 5

Advanced

Monday with Dill Costa

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

Clogging

Open to All

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

Flamenco Dance 1

Beginner

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

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $138 ($118 members)

Flamenco Dance 2

Intermediate

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

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Flamenco Dance 3

Advanced

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

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

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Open to All

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

Modern Dance: Beginning

Beginner

Thursday with Christine Betsill

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

Learn the basics of Modern dance with combinations, improvisation and contemporary music.

Modern Dance: Intermediate and Advanced

Intermediate

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

Swing Dance 1

Beginner

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

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

Swing Dance 2 - ONLINE!

Intermediate

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

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

Adult Tap 1: True Beginner

Beginner

Our tap classes are on hiatus while we are sheltered in place. Until then, we'd love to welcome you into one of our other virtual dance offerings!

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Adult Tap 1 & 2: Advanced Beginners

Beginner

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Adult Tap 2

Intermediate

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Refine your moves in this continuing class.

Adult Tap 3

Intermediate

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Challenge your feet and mind with combinations and performance

Adult Tap 4

Advanced

Our tap classes are on hiatus while we are sheltered in place. Until then, we'd love to welcome you into one of our other virtual dance offerings!

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

West African Dance 1

Beginner

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!

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!

West African Dance 3

Advanced

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

Adult Stretch & Strengthen

Open to AllNew!

Thursday with Nichola Goss

30 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $35 ($25 members)

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

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 exercises that help your muscle structure and cardio-vascular condition!

Qi Gong

Beginner

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

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

Torso Tuning

Open to AllNew!

Friday with Barbara Silverman

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

Yoga

Open to All

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

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

Zumba

Open to All

Wednesday with Laura Riebock

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $138 ($118 members)

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

Country Dancing! - ONLINE

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Louie Stallone

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Dance Basics for Couples - ONLINE

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Louie Stallone

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $45 ($43 members)

A great date or first “step” for couples who'd like to feel comfortable and have fun on the dance floor!

Swing Dance: Brush-Up Workshop

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Louie Stallone

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Polish your swing dance moves in this two-hour workshop!