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

National Dance Day - Intro to Swing Dance

Open to All

$0 ($0 members)

Sat. July 28, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Join us to celebrate National Dance Day! Get introduced to this great American dance style! Swing and sway to the sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller- the classic big band sound. Come alive with the east-coast style 6- and 8-count swing, and lots more. Make those floorboards bounce. No partner necessary!

Dance Basics for Couples

Open to All

$45 ($43 members)

Sat. September 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. Spend some time with your honey, get moving, and have fun!

Country Dancing!

Open to All

$25 ($24 members)

Sat. September 08, 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. October 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. Spend some time with your honey, get moving, and have fun!

Swing Dance: Brush-Up Workshop

Intermediate

$25 ($24 members)

Sat. October 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. November 10, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. Spend some time with your honey, get moving, and have fun!

Cajun and Zydeco Dance

Open to All

$25 ($24 members)

Sat. November 10, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Let the good times roll! Celebrate Mardi Gras by getting onto the dance floor!

Dance Basics for Couples

Open to All

$45 ($43 members)

Sat. December 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. Spend some time with your honey, get moving, and have fun!

Country Dancing!

Open to All

$25 ($24 members)

Sat. December 08, 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!


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/03/2018

Swing Dance 1 with Louie Stallone

Turns, tucks and turns, closed position, cuddles, swing outs -learn more as you swing the night away!

$144 ($135 members)

09/10/2018 – 10/22/2018 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 4544 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.

$137 ($128 members)

09/10/2018 – 10/22/2018 (7 meetings)

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