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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!

‘60s Style Go-Go - The Hits

WorkshopOpen to All

Sunday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Experimental Hip-Hop

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Adult Jazz Dance

Open to All

Thursday with Julianne Rice

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

All levels welcome!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Lyrical Class

Open to All

Thursday with Julianne Rice

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Tap 5

AdvancedNew!

Tuesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Afro-Dance Fitness

IntermediateNew!

Thursday or Saturday with Dylan Wray

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Argentine Tango for Beginners

BeginnerNew!

Monday with Eduardo Villalba

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Bachata

BeginnerNew!

Wednesday with Denita Inez

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Ballet for Every Body

Beginner

Monday with Sandra Adrian

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $84 ($74 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  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Ballet: Continuing

Intermediate

Monday with Sandra Adrian

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $84 ($74 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  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Gentle ballet for Saturday mornings

Location: Online

Adult Ballet

Open to All

Tuesday or Thursday with Nichola Goss

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 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  ·  $208 ($188 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beginner Ballet

BeginnerNew!

Friday with Julianne Rice

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beginning Adult Jazz: Femme

Open to All

Wednesday with Ethan Kirschbaum

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Big Band Era Dancing Workshop (Jitterbug/Foxtrot)

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Katie DeSalvo

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Beginner

Monday or Saturday with Alka Nayyar or Anjali Julka

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

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

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

Brazilian Dance 1

Beginner

Saturday with Dill Costa

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 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  ·  $216 ($196 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  ·  $216 ($196 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  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Refine your skill in our most advanced level classes

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Breakdancing

Beginner

Tuesday or Saturday with Dylan Wray

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

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

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

Burlesque Chair Dance for Beginners

Open to AllNew!

Tuesday with Allison Grabarczyk

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Clogging

Open to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Contemporary Improvisation & Phrasework

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday or Sunday with Hannah Marcus

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $18 ($16 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Flamenco Dance 1

Beginner

Tuesday with Maya Tatiana

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 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  ·  $208 ($188 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  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Hip-Hop Dance

Beginner

Tuesday or Thursday with Dylan Wray

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Beginner friendly!

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

Honky Tonkin Country Two Steppin with Louie Stallone

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Louie Stallone

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($22 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Honky Tonkin Country Two Steppin 2

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Louie Stallone

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Improvisational Modern Dance

Open to All

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

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Introduction to Balinese Dance

Open to AllNew!

Sunday with Lydia Martin

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Irish Step Dance: Beginning

Beginner

Monday or Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba or Maggie Radelet

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($144 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate

Intermediate

Wednesday with Maggie Radelet

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Irish Step Dance: Advanced

Advanced

Monday with Cheryl Ziemba

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($204 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jitterbug Swing

Open to AllNew!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Latin Dance 1

Beginner

Wednesday with Denita Inez

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Let's Mambo with a master! Beginner friendly!

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Latin Dance 2

Intermediate

Wednesday with Denita Inez

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

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  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Beginner friendly!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Modern Contemporary Dance

IntermediateNew!

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager John Huber with your contact information.

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Modern Dance: Beginning

Beginner

Monday with Ethan Kirschbaum

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 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  ·  $208 ($188 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Modern Dance Black History Month Workshop with DC Wray

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Dylan Wray

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Modern Day Waltz Workshop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Katie DeSalvo

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Musical Theater Jazz Dance

Intermediate

Monday with Allison Grabarczyk

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin presents Everything's Copasetic Tap Dance Workshop

WorkshopOpen to All

Sunday with Reggio McLaughlin

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($27 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Roots of Tap: Oral History & Exhibit with Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Reggio McLaughlin

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Swing Dance

Beginner

Thursday with Louie Stallone

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Swing Dance 2: The Workshop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Louie Stallone

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($15 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Tango for Social Engagement

Open to AllNew!

Sunday with Katie DeSalvo

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Tap 1

Beginner

Wednesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 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  ·  $208 ($188 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  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Challenge your feet and mind with combinations and performance

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Tap 4

Advanced

Tuesday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Adult Tap 1.5

Beginner

Wednesday or Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin or Sara Gardella

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Turns & Leaps

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Julianne Rice

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $126 ($106 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

West African Dance 1

Beginner

Tuesday with Idy Ciss

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($204 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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($204 members)

West African Dance 3

Advanced

Tuesday with Idy Ciss

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($204 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

West Coast Swing Toolkit Workshop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Katie DeSalvo

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Yoga Basics with Jackie Jasperson

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Jackie Jasperson

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

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Adult Stretch & Strengthen

Open to All

Tuesday or Thursday with Nichola Goss

30 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $84 ($74 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Pilates

Open to All

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

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Power SambaFit

Open to All

Thursday with Dill Costa

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 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

Sunday with Al Ehrich

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 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 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Online

Zumba

Open to All

Wednesday with Erika Ochoa

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus