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Workshops

Join us for an upcoming workshop! Your date with the arts.
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!

Sun. April 05, 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Chord Chemistry for Ukulele

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$25 ($24 members)
Sun. April 05, 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ukulele Rhythm Tips and Tricks

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$25 ($24 members)
Wed. April 08, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

John Prine Songbag ONLINE

Celebrate and play the first album of OTS favorite son John Prine [more info]

Beginner
Program: Guitar
$12 ($10 members)
Thu. April 09, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Afro-Brazilian Samba

Join Dill Costa in this new workshop exploring the culture of Afro Brazilian Samba. Learn to use footwork, body placement, and rhythmic steps to create dramatic and stylish choreography! [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Fri. April 10, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Songwriter’s Circle ONLINE with Daniel Connolly

Listen and respond to the work of your peers in a supportive and creative community of artists. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Sat. April 11, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Family Dance Party! with Miss Allison

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Dance
$20 ($19 members)
Sat. April 11, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Open Tunings: Exploring Open G

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. April 11, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Dance Basics for Couples

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$45 ($43 members)
Sat. April 11, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Intro to African Acoustic Guitar Style

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. April 11, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Country Dancing!

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Sat. April 11, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Long Form Fiddle Tunes with Colby Maddox

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Advanced
Program: Fiddle & Cello
$25 ($20 members)
Mon. April 13, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Online Voice of the People Jam

Join Andrea and Mary online to sing, play and celebrate life and the plight of all peoples. Music that will soothe your soul in these trying time. We’ll post lyrics and chords.. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Guitar
$12 ($10 members)
Tue. April 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Musical Theater Dance with Allison Grabarczyk

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($19 members)
Fri. April 17, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Songwriter’s Circle with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Fri. April 17, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Dylan Songbag ONLINE: Real Life Characters

This month we look at songs that are about or mention real life characters. From criminals and gangsters to poets and explorers. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$12 ($10 members)
Sat. April 18, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Family Dance Party! with Miss Allison

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Dance
$20 ($19 members)
Sat. April 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Relaxing Into Performance - An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. April 18, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Open Tunings: Exploring Open D

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. April 18, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

African Guitar Electric Toolkit

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. April 20, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Online Voice of the People Jam

Join Andrea and Mary online to sing, play and celebrate life and the plight of all peoples. Music that will soothe your soul in these trying time. We’ll post lyrics and chords.. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Guitar
$12 ($10 members)
Tue. April 21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Musical Theater Dance for Kids with Allison Grabarczyk

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Dance
$20 ($19 members)
Wed. April 22, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Bhangra Workshop with Alka Nayyar

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Fri. April 24, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

90s’ Singer-Songwriter Online Songbag

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$15 ($13 members)
Fri. April 24, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Songwriter’s Circle with Daniel Connolly

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Sat. April 25, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Family Dance Party! with Miss Allison

[more info]

Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Dance
$20 ($19 members)
Sat. April 25, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Open Tunings: Exploring Open C

[more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. April 25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Bottleneck Blues: Intro to Slide Guitar ONLINE

The workshop will introduce the songs and licks of blues slide guitar masters. [more info]

Beginner
Program: Guitar
$25 ($24 members)
Sat. April 25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Intro to Desert Blues: Guitar Music of Mali

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. April 26, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Egyptian Belly Dance

Dance to live drumming! Join Erika Ochoa, the Old Town School’s Middle Eastern Bellydance instructor for this very popular dance from Egypt. Get in touch with your playful side in this core-strengthening, non-impact workshop. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Mon. April 27, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Online Voice of the People Jam

Join Andrea and Mary online to sing, play and celebrate life and the plight of all peoples. Music that will soothe your soul in these trying time. We’ll post lyrics and chords.. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Guitar
$12 ($10 members)
Tue. April 28, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Burlesque Chair Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($19 members)
Thu. April 30, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Flamenco Tools II - Flamenco, Cajon, and Flamenco Clapping Master Class

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Intermediate
Program:
$30 ($28 members)
Fri. May 01, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Songwriting, Band-fighting & Spotlighting

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Intermediate
Program: Songwriting
$120 ($100 members)
Fri. May 01, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Songwriter’s Circle with Daniel Connolly

Listen and respond to the work of your peers in a supportive and creative community of artists. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Fri. May 01, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Songwriter’s Circle with Daniel Connolly

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Sat. May 02, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Family Dance Party! with Miss Allison

[more info]

Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Dance
$20 ($19 members)
Sun. May 03, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Baroque Dance: Beginning with Sarah Edgar

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. May 03, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Baroque Dance: Intermediate

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Intermediate
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. May 09, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Dance Basics for Couples

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$45 ($43 members)
Sat. May 09, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

How to get YOUR music into TV and Film: An Introduction to Sync Licensing

Topics to be covered will include: what lyrical themes and production styles work best for sync; how to research the music used in shows or ads and figure out where your music would be a good fit. [more info]

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

Swing Dance: Brush-Up Workshop

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Intermediate
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Sun. May 10, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Fretboard Geography: Simplifying the Guitar Neck

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($24 members)
Fri. May 15, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Springtime Beatles Songbag

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Intermediate
Program: Ensemble
$15 ($10 members)
Fri. June 05, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Songwriter’s Circle with Daniel Connolly

Listen and respond to the work of your peers in a supportive and creative community of artists. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Sun. June 07, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Baroque Dance: Beginning with Sarah Edgar

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. June 07, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Baroque Dance: Intermediate

[more info]

Intermediate
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. July 05, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Baroque Dance: Beginning with Sarah Edgar

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. July 05, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Baroque Dance: Intermediate

[more info]

Intermediate
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Wed. July 22, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Dar Williams Songcraft Seminar

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Intermediate
Program: Songwriting
$150 ($130 members)
Sat. August 08, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Dance Basics for Couples

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$45 ($43 members)
Sat. August 08, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Cajun and Zydeco Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Sat. September 12, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Dance Basics for Couples

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$45 ($43 members)
Sat. September 12, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Country Dancing!

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Sun. September 20, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Guitar Arranging and Singing with Happy Traum

Join the legendary guitarist and educator make the most of what you’ve got to arrange simple song to make them interesting and compelling! [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$45 ($40 members)
Sat. October 10, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Dance Basics for Couples

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$45 ($43 members)
Sat. October 10, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing Dance: Brush-Up Workshop

[more info]

Intermediate
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Sun. October 18, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Bluegrass Banjo Workshop with Tony Trischka

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Open to All
Program: Banjo
$75 ($55 members)
Sat. November 14, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Dance Basics for Couples

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$45 ($43 members)
Sat. November 14, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Cajun and Zydeco Dance

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Sat. December 12, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Dance Basics for Couples

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$45 ($43 members)
Sat. December 12, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Country Dancing!

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)