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

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.

Ballet: Continuing

Intermediate

Monday with Sandra Adrian

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

Increase your flexibility and strength while refining your ballet technique!

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

Monday with Louie Stallone

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

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

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Beginner

Monday or Saturday with Alka Nayyar or Anjali Julka

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

Saturday with Dill Costa

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

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

Brazilian Dance 3

Intermediate

Wednesday with Dill Costa

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

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

Brazilian Dance 5

Advanced

Monday with Dill Costa

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

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.

Flamenco Dance 1

Beginner

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

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

Learn the rhythms, footwork, hand gestures and duende of Flamenco.

Flamenco Dance 2

Intermediate

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

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

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Flamenco Dance 3

Advanced

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

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

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Open to All

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

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 4 weeks  ·  $82 ($72 members)

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

Modern Dance: Intermediate and Advanced

Intermediate

Thursday with Christine Betsill

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $82 ($72 members)

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

Swing Dance 1

Beginner

Monday with Louie Stallone

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

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

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

Tuesday or 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

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!

Adult Stretch & Strengthen

Open to All

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.

Pilates

Open to AllNew!

Saturday with Kerry Sheehan

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

Now more than ever, our bodies need Pilates!

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

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.

Torso Tuning

Open to All

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!