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!

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Beginner

Monday or Saturday with Alka Nayyar or Anjali Julka

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 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  ·  $164 ($154 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  ·  $164 ($154 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  ·  $164 ($154 members)

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

Brazilian Dance 4
Baile Brasileño 4

Advanced

Monday with Dill Costa

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Capoeira

Open to All

Saturday with Marisa Cordeiro

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 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  ·  $132 ($122 members)

No experience necessary but some dance experience is recommended. No se requiere tener experiencia.

Flamenco Dance 2

Intermediate

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Flamenco Dance 3

Advanced

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Folk Dances of the Arab World

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Karim Nagi

180 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Irish Step Dance: Beginner

Beginner

Thursday with Nora Kerr or Cheryl Ziemba

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Irish Step Dance: Beginner Repertoire

Beginner

Wednesday with Nora Kerr or Cheryl Ziemba

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate

Intermediate

Wednesday with Nora Kerr or Cheryl Ziemba

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Irish Step Dance: Advanced

Advanced

Thursday with Nora Kerr or Cheryl Ziemba

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Latin Dance 1

Beginner

Wednesday or Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Let's Mambo with a master!

Latin Dance 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 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  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Argentinean Tango 1

Beginner

Wednesday with Netza Roldan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

From the streets of Buenos Aires to the dance floor - learn the grace and technique of Tango.

Argentinean Tango 2

Intermediate

Wednesday with Netza Roldan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

From the streets of Buenos Aires to the dance floor!

West African Dance 1

Beginner

Tuesday or Sunday with Idy Ciss

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 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  ·  $176 ($166 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  ·  $176 ($166 members)

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

Zumba

Open to All

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

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Cajun and Zydeco Dance

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Louie Stallone

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

From the steamy Cajun swamp to the dance floor, this partner workshop will allow you to dance to some of the best bands around!

Sabar Dance Workshop

WorkshopIntermediate

Thursday with Idy Ciss

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($19 members)