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 (23 found)

Mini Dancers: ages 3 & 4

Beginner

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Ballet 1 & 2

Beginner

Friday with Julianne Rice

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Creative Movers: ages 5 & 6

Open to All

Friday with Julianne Rice

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Pre-Ballet

Beginner

Sunday with Allison Grabarczyk

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

An introduction to ballet dance for the young dancer.

Ballet 1: ages 5 & 6

Beginner

Saturday or Sunday with Allison Grabarczyk or Julianne Rice

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Ballet 1B: ages 6 to 12

Beginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Ballet 2

Intermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($178 members)

Jazz Dance 1: ages 5 to 7

Beginner

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Jazz Dance 2

Intermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Jazz Dance 3

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again or for private lessons, please email Kim Davis with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Jazz Dance 4 & 5

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again or for private lessons, please email Kim Davis with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Kangaroos: Family Dance

Open to All

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Kim Davis with your contact information.

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Hip-Hop 1: ages 5 & 6

Beginner

Wednesday with Maria Blanco

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

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

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Youth Musical Theater Dance

Open to AllNew!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Youth Modern Dance

Beginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Youth Contemporary Dance

Beginner

I

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

West African Dance - Family

Open to All

Sunday with Idy Ciss

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Join us for this exciting family class and learn basic rhythms and moves from West Africa!

Youth West African Dance

Beginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Mini Dancers Parking Lot Pop-Up!

Open to AllNew!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 6 weeks  ·  $120 ($100 members)

Pre-Ballet Parking Lot Pop-Up!

BeginnerNew!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 6 weeks  ·  $120 ($100 members)

Creative Movers Parking Lot Pop-Up!

Open to AllNew!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 6 weeks  ·  $120 ($100 members)

Ballet 1 & 2 Parking Lot Pop-Up!

BeginnerNew!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 6 weeks  ·  $141 ($121 members)