Teachers at the Old Town School

Allison Grabarczyk

Kids Dance, Adult Dance

Allison is a Chicago transplant originally hailing from Toledo Ohio where she began dancing at the age of three. She was a competitive dancer for 14 years and graduated with her B.S. in Dance Performance from Illinois State University in 2011. Allison has been teaching dance in the Midwest for over 15 years traveling around Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan sharing her love of the performing arts with students of all ages. In February of 2016, she helped to open Top Note Performing Arts Academy where she is currently on staff as head choreographer and rental manager. Allison is also the co-founder of The Orchid Theory, a community wellness and empowerment program based in Chicago. Current Teaching credits include: Old Town School of Folk Music, Le Ballet Petit, The Stage School, Turning Pointe Dance Studio, Design Dance, and Chicago Loves Dance. She is also a certified Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD), Right At School, and Virtus educator. Allison recently finished her third season as a director with Innervation Dance Cooperative and her sixth as a performer. Other dance credits include: Body Movin Dance, IDC S.P.E.A.K.S., The Subconscious Development Motion Project, The Monocle Eclectic Dance Company, and a number of independent choreographers. She has most recently performed original works at Tiffany Lawson Dance’s Summer Shorts, The Emergence Choreographer’s Showcase, RADFest, Kaleidoscope Choreographer’s Festival, and Dance Chicago in addition to her work with IDC. Allison is also a certified fitness instructor in Zumba and Barre fitness formats. She is thrilled to continue to grow and learn right along with her students this season!

Started at the Old Town School in August of 2016


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 06/29/2020

Thursdays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/29/2020

Mini Dancers: ages 3 & 4 with Allison Grabarczyk

for kids with birthdays between: 07/05/2015 and 07/05/2017

$60 ($53 members)

07/12/2020 – 07/26/2020 (3 meetings)

Sundays · 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM · Online Classes Available

Ballet 1A: ages 5 & 6 with Allison Grabarczyk

for kids with birthdays between: 07/05/2013 and 07/05/2015
Ballet 1A: ages 5 & 6 introduces young dancers to basic ballet positions, steps and center work through a fun-filled variety of exercises and games. Join us for an upbeat beginner dance class that lays a foundation for a lifetime of movement, coordination, and creativity!

$60 ($53 members)

07/12/2020 – 07/26/2020 (3 meetings)

Sundays · 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM · Online Classes Available

Ballet 2 with Allison Grabarczyk

for kids with birthdays between: 08/05/2007 and 07/05/2013
Ballet 2 will develop your student’s ballet skills beyond the basics. They will master their beginning ballet positions, and terminology, while starting more complex steps and barre work. With focus on alignment on technique, this class will also further your student’s understanding of expression through movement, setting them up for lifelong learning through dance.

$71 ($63 members)

07/12/2020 – 07/26/2020 (3 meetings)

Sundays · 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM · Online Classes Available

Musical Theater Dance Camp with Allison Grabarczyk

for kids with birthdays between: 08/13/2007 and 07/13/2014

$115 ($95 members)

07/13/2020 – 07/17/2020 (1 meetings)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays · 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM · Online Classes Available