Teachers at the Old Town School

Lyn Cole

Early Childhood Dance & Movement, Children’s Dance, Mini Hip-Hop, Tap

Lyn Cole (Chicago, IL) started dancing in 1974 at Agnes Gleason School of Dance. She later moved to Ideal School of Dance in Evergreen Park with Jerry Ann Soule, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics and pointe. During college she took dance classes at University of Illinois at Chicago, a master class with Joel Hall and continued taking classes at Applause Dance Academy with Mary Marks. During this time Lyn was also choreographer, teacher and costume designer for Founders Footlites, a community showcase.

Lyn had a starring role in Reggio's "The Nut Tapper" show since its inception in 1999. She currently has a tap dance group called Rhythm of the Street. Lyn continues to expand her knowledge and take dance classes whether in a workshop or a class. She has taken class(es) from Diane "Lady Di" Walker, Van "The Man" Porter, Lane Alexander, Sam Weber, Barbara Duffy, Tony Waag, Margaret Morrison, Germaine Salsberg, Bril Barrett and Martin "Tre" Dumas.

Education: Lyn holds a B.A. in Communication from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Started at the Old Town School in June of 2001

Upcoming Workshops

Tap Jam

Open to All

$20 ($19 members)

Sun. April 14, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Bring your family and friends to the new Tap Jam workshop! The Tap Jam will start with a half hour of tapping with music and then end with a half hour tapping without music. The Jam is open to all, ages 3 and above.


Group Classes for the session beginning 03/04/2019

Hip-Hop Dance with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 03/04/2007 and 03/04/2011

$345 ($326 members)

03/04/2019 – 06/17/2019 (15 meetings)

Mondays · 4:50 PM – 5:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Tap 1 with Lyn Cole

$148 ($138 members)

03/06/2019 – 04/24/2019 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:30 PM – 6:40 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Tap & Ballet: 3 - 4½ years with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2014 and 03/07/2016

$184 ($174 members)

03/07/2019 – 04/25/2019 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Tap 2 with Lyn Cole

$148 ($138 members)

03/07/2019 – 04/25/2019 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:50 PM – 7:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave