Teachers at the Old Town School

Louie Stallone

Swing Dance, Ballroom for Barrooms, Cajun, Dance Basics for Couples

Louie has been dancing full throttle since 1985, learning to Contra, Cajun, and Swing dance as well as a post-modern dance form called Contact Improv. Louie started teaching swing dancing in 1992 at the Moosehead Bar and Grill and the Bop Shop (both clubs are now closed). In April of 1997, Louie started teaching Swing and Cajun Dancing at the Old Town School of Folk Music. During the day you can find him teaching Line Dancing and Tai Chi for the Chicago Department on Aging. You will also find Louie teaching Cajun and Zydeco with the City of Chicago’s Summerdance Festival. Hope to see you on the dance floor!

Education: BS Food/Nutrition, Northern Illinois University

Started at the Old Town School in May of 1997

Upcoming Workshops

Dance Basics for Couples

Open to All

$45 ($43 members)

Sat. May 11, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. Learn to be comfortable with fundamental moves on the dance floor.

Cajun and Zydeco Dance

Open to All

$25 ($24 members)

Sat. May 11, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Let the good times roll! Learn to partner dance like the Cajuns have since 1721 in southwest Louisiana!

Dance Basics for Couples

Open to All

$45 ($43 members)

Sat. June 08, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. Learn to be comfortable with fundamental moves on the dance floor.

Dance Basics for Couples

Open to All

$45 ($43 members)

Sat. February 09, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. Learn to be comfortable with fundamental moves on the dance floor.

Cajun and Zydeco Dance

Open to All

$25 ($24 members)

Sat. February 09, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Let the good times roll! Learn to partner dance like the Cajuns have since 1721 in southwest Louisiana.

Dance Basics for Couples

Open to All

$45 ($43 members)

Sat. March 09, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. Learn to be comfortable with fundamental moves on the dance floor.

Country Dancing!

Open to All

$25 ($24 members)

Sat. March 09, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Learn some fun country dances with Louie Stallone, starting with the basic two-step, which you can dance in pairs or by yourself!

Dance Basics for Couples

Open to All

$45 ($43 members)

Sat. April 13, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. Learn to be comfortable with fundamental moves on the dance floor.

Swing Dance: Brush-Up Workshop

Intermediate

$25 ($24 members)

Sat. April 13, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Brush up on your Swing in this low-commitment, one-day workshop!

Dance Basics for Couples

Open to All

$45 ($43 members)

Sat. June 08, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. Learn to be comfortable with fundamental moves on the dance floor.


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/07/2019

Swing Dance 1 with Louie Stallone

$164 ($154 members)

01/07/2019 – 02/25/2019 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ballroom for Barrooms with Louie Stallone

You’ll be ready for the best jukebox or live band in town! Here’s a chance for leads or follows to learn tried and true “ballroom” dances and gain confidence to jump onto your favorite dance floor. You’ll learn two-step, fox-trot, waltz, and other partner dances. No partner needed to register, and no experience necessary.

$156 ($146 members)

01/07/2019 – 02/25/2019 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave