Global Music & Dance Classes

Join us as we explore the Global Village.

UnAmerican Banjo, Clawhammer Style

IntermediateNew!

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 4 weeks  ·  $82 ($77 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 4 weeks  ·  $82 ($77 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 4 weeks  ·  $82 ($77 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 4 weeks  ·  $82 ($77 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.

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

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

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

Argentinean Tango 2

Intermediate

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

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

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

Tuesday with Laura Riebock

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!

Arab Percussion : Riqq (Tambourine)

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Karim Nagi

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

Arab Percussion : Tablah, Darabuka & Dumbek

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Karim Nagi

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

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.

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.

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

Reggae Ensemble is taking a few sessions off. 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  ·  $206 ($196 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.

Intro to Bagpipe - 4 Week Practice Chanter Workshop

WorkshopBeginnerNew!

Saturday with Bruce Beavis

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $120 ($110 members)

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

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