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Workshops

Workshops are special, one-time experiences of music and dance with master teachers at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Low in time commitment but high in artistry, workshops are timely, engaging, and dynamic sessions targeted to serve participants with varied interests and goals.

The typical duration of a one-day workshop is an hour and a half to two hours, but we also offer intensives and multi-day or multi-week options. Workshops costs are dependent on length, specialty, and teaching artist, and some are funded by grants to make them low-cost to you. Each week we host something or someone new, so check back often!

Fri. March 01, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Mixed Age Wiggleworms Family Night

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Wiggleworms
Class is full.
Sat. March 02, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Honky Tonkin Country Two Steppin with Louie Stallone

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Open to All
Program: Dance
Class is full.
Sat. March 02, 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing Dance 2: The Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($15 members)
Sat. March 02, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Modern Dance Black History Month Workshop with DC Wray

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$30 ($25 members)
Sun. March 03, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Roots of Tap: Oral History & Exhibit with Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Sun. March 03, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin presents Everything’s Copasetic Tap Dance Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$30 ($27 members)
Sun. March 03, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Sunday Choir Sing-Along: March Melodies

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Open to All
Program: Voice
Sun. March 03, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Central) · Online

Music Reading 101 Workshop

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($25 members)
Mon. March 04, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Irish Step Dance Beginner Workshop - Reel

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$28 ($25 members)
Wed. March 06, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle Online with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Sat. March 09, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Scales With Colors

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. March 09, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Dan’s Rhythm Method

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. March 09, 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Washboard Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Drumming
$30 ($28 members)
Sun. March 10, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Yoga Basics with Jackie Jasperson

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Sun. March 10, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Performance Ear Training Workshop Series with Donovan Mixon: Reading Rhythms

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($25 members)
Mon. March 11, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Irish Step Dance Beginner Workshop - Jig

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$28 ($23 members)
Mon. March 11, 7:40 PM – 8:40 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Irish Step Dance Beginner Workshop - St. Patrick's Day Set Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$28 ($23 members)
Fri. March 15, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wilco Songbag with Tommi Zender

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. March 16, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Music for Milestones: A Music Experience for Neurodivergent Kiddos

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Wiggleworms
$30 ($25 members)
Sat. March 16, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Writing Songs for Children

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Songwriting
$30 ($25 members)
Sat. March 16, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Contemporary Improvisation & Phrasework

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$18 ($16 members)
Sun. March 17, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Modern Day Waltz Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Sun. March 17, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Queer As Folk: Finding Your Voice

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$25 ($20 members)
Sat. March 23, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Karaoke: Up Your Game with Jackie Jasperson

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$35 ($30 members)
Sun. March 24, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Bachata Storytelling Workshop

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Open to All
Program:
$25 ($20 members)
Sun. March 24, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

‘60s Style Go-Go - The Hits

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Sat. March 30, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · Online

Intro to Walking Bass Workshop

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Wed. April 03, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle Online with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Sat. April 06, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Community Singing Workshop with Megan Eberhardt

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. April 06, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Burlesque Chair Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
Class is full.
Sun. April 07, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Performance Ear Training Workshop Series with Donovan Mixon: Reading Rhythms, continued

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($25 members)
Fri. April 12, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Springtime Beatles Songbag with Tommi Zender

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. April 13, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Honky Tonkin Country Two Steppin 2

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Sat. April 13, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · Online

Soul Sampler Bass Workshop

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Intermediate
Program: Bass
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. April 13, 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing Dance 2: The Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($15 members)
Sun. April 14, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Big Band Era Dancing Workshop (Jitterbug/Foxtrot)

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Sat. April 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Music for Milestones: A Music Experience for Neurodivergent Kiddos

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Wiggleworms
$30 ($25 members)
Sat. April 20, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Understanding the Major Pentatonic Scale

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. April 20, 3:00 PM – 4:20 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Understanding the Minor Pentatonic Scale

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$35 ($30 members)
Sun. April 21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Contemporary Improvisation & Phrasework

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$18 ($16 members)
Sat. April 27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Abstracting Fiddle Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo with Cameron DeWhitt

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Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. April 27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Adding Drone and Drive to Your Flatpicking with Morgan Harris

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. April 27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Old Time Fiddle And Bowing Techniques With George Jackson

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Intermediate
Program: Fiddle & Cello
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. April 27, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Swedish Fiddle Workshop with Anna Ekborg

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Intermediate
Program: Fiddle & Cello
$35 ($30 members)
Sun. April 28, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

West Coast Swing Toolkit Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Wed. May 01, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle Online with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Sat. May 04, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Harmony Singing Workshop with Ensemble Sangineto

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$40 ($35 members)
Sun. May 19, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Family Jam and Song Share!

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Wiggleworms
Wed. June 05, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle Online with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)