Global Dance Traditions

Travel the world without leaving Chicago, learning the global language of dance! Explore global cultures and rhythm with these one-of-a-kind class offerings from our seasoned teaching artists.

Global Dance classes are also a great way to get movement, rhythm, and body awareness into your life - all bodies are welcome. Learn so much more than just the steps, come explore the globe with us!

Baroque Dance: Intermediate

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Sunday with Staff

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

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

Tuesday with Trish Carolan

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 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 4

Advanced

Monday with Dill Costa

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)

Capoeira

Open to All

Wednesday with Marisa Cordeiro

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

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

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.

Irish Step Dance: Beginning

Beginner

Wednesday or Thursday with Cheryl Ziemba

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

Irish Step Dance: Advanced Beginner

Beginner

Wednesday with TBA

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

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate

Intermediate

Wednesday with TBA

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

Irish Step Dance: Advanced

Advanced

Thursday with Cheryl Ziemba

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

Latin Dance 1

Beginner

Wednesday or Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

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

Let's Mambo with a master!

Latin Dance 2

Intermediate

Wednesday or Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

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

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

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Open to All

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

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

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $190 ($170 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!

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!