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 08/31/2020

Wednesdays 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Sundays 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 08/31/2020

Pre-Ballet with Allison Grabarczyk

for kids with birthdays between: 10/06/2015 and 03/06/2017

$160 ($140 members)

09/06/2020 – 10/25/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Ballet 1: ages 5 & 6 with Allison Grabarczyk

for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2013 and 09/06/2015

$160 ($140 members)

09/06/2020 – 10/25/2020 (8 meetings)

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