Global Music & Dance Classes

Join us as we explore the Global Village.

UnAmerican Banjo, Clawhammer Style

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $101 ($91 members)

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

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

Irish Step Dance: Beginner Repertoire

Beginner

Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba

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

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate

Intermediate

Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba

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

Irish Step Dance: Advanced

Advanced

Thursday with Nora Kerr

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

Monday with Tania Daley

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

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

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!

Brazilian Percussion Technique

Open to All

Sunday with Heitor Garcia

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Explore the rhythms like of Samba, Baião, Bossa Nova, xote, maracatú and Frevo.

Samba School Bateria

Beginner

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Cajón Ensemble

Beginner

Monday with Raul Fernandez

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Introduction to Djembe (West African Drumming)

Beginner

Wednesday or Sunday with Michael Taylor

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Discover the fun playing the djembe! No experience necessary.

Djembe Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Michael Taylor

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Embody the poly rhythms of West Africa playing djembe, dundun and bells.

Tony Allen Masterclass: Afrobeat Drumming

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Thursday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($35 members)

Afrobeat Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Emmanuel Ngolle Pokossi

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Join with others to celebrate the music of a continent.

Brazilian Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Luciano Antonio

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Voices and instruments join together to play this infectious music.

Gypsy Jazz Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Michael O'Toole

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Come join the Hot Club of Lincoln Square.

Introduction to Irish Session Ensemble

BeginnerNew!

Monday with Mike Austin or Teresa Shine

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $166 ($156 members)

If you've ever wanted to learn more about the Irish music tradition, this class is for you

Latin Jazz Ensemble

Advanced

Sunday with Manny Bances

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz performance will inform your jazz study.

Klezmer Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Marianne Bossert

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Celebrate the expressive melodies of this Eastern European music of Jewish descent.

Latin Grooves and Roots Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Manny Bances

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Add some spicy flavorings to whatever style you play: Jamming with Latin Roots music and contemporary funky fusions.

Reggae Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Gregg Ostrom

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Come get you some ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, and dancehall from the great nation of Jamaica.

The Music & Life of Turlough O'Carolan Series

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Aislinn Gagliardi

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

Fiddle 3 French Canadian

Advanced

Tuesday with Paul Tyler

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Guitarra En Español 1

Beginner

Wednesday with Jose Murillo

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

A bilingual experience developing basic skills in Latin style playing. Una experiencia bilingüe que desarrolla maneras básicas de tocar el estilo latino.

Guitarra En Español 2

Intermediate

Wednesday with Jose Murillo

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

A bilingual experience building repertoire in Latin music. Una experiencia bilingüe que desarrolla el repertorio de la música latina.

Introduction To Flamenco Guitar

Beginner

Wednesday with Mehran Jalili

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Examine the basic chords and rhythmic attacks of flamenco.

Flamenco Guitar 1 Skills

Beginner

This class is offered on a rotating basis. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Flamenco Guitar 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Mehran Jalili

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Develop a strong repertoire in this exciting musical idiom.

Oud 1

Beginner

No group classes are currently scheduled, but private oud lessons are available. Call the front desk at 773-728-6000 for details.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Introduction to the Oud

Beginner

No group classes are currently scheduled, but private oud lessons are available. Call the front desk at 773-728-6000 for details.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)