Youth Dance Classes

The Old Town School's Youth Dance Program provides opportunities for dancers of all ages and experience levels. From beginner to advanced, from ballet to West African, from Mini Dancers to Teens: we’ve got a place for you to explore and be challenged. Because dance education is for everybody and every body!

If you'd like some guidance with regards to which class or level to enroll your child in, please contact Kim Davis.

Ballet

Ballet at the Old Town School is an introduction to the classical and modern dance styles for boys and girls. With ballet positions, terminology, basic steps, barre work, and floorwork, this class furthers your child's understanding of dance fundamentals, expression through movement, and graceful poise.

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Jazz & Hip-Hop

In our fast-paced Jazz dance classes, we'll incorporate swing, African, hip-hop, salsa, and even a touch of ballet. Each week brings new moves and a new combination with its own unique approach. Our Hip-Hop classes will get your child up and moving and having fun! These classes will introduce dancers to the basic footwork, rhythms, musicality, and history of Hip-hop in a casual, friendly environment.

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Tap

This lively class introduces children to one of Chicago's most energetic dance traditions. Your child will shuffle, hop, and step-ball-change to many different musical styles and discover all the joys of tapping!

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Creative Movement

Learn fundamental dance steps and terminology, and use movement games and activities to learn combinations and encourage creativity. As your child progresses through the program, more challenging steps and combinations are introduced along with some dance history.

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List of All Youth Dance Classes (14 found)

West African Dance - Family

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $94 ($84 members)

Mini Dancers: ages 3 & 4

Beginner

Sunday with Allison Grabarczyk

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Ballet 1 & 2

Beginner

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Ballet 1A: ages 5 & 6

Beginner

Saturday or Sunday with Allison Grabarczyk or Julianne Rice

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Hip-Hop 1A: ages 5 & 6

Beginner

Wednesday with Maria Blanco

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Jazz Dance 1A: ages 5 to 7

Beginner

Tuesday with Ariel Dorsey

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Ballet 1B: ages 6 to 12

Beginner

Friday with Nichola Goss

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $94 ($84 members)

Ballet 2

Intermediate

Sunday with Allison Grabarczyk

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $94 ($84 members)

Continue exploring ballet fundamentals including terminology, basic steps, barre work, and floor routines!

Youth West African Dance

Beginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $94 ($84 members)

Youth Street Dance/Hip-Hop: ages 7 to 12

Open to All

Wednesday with Maria Blanco

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $165 ($145 members)

Jazz Dance 1 & 2

Beginner

Saturday with Julianne Rice

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $94 ($84 members)

Jazz Dance 3

Advanced

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $94 ($84 members)

Jazz Dance 4 & 5

Advanced

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $94 ($84 members)

Musical Theater Dance Camp

Open to AllNew!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Allison Grabarczyk

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $115 ($95 members)