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


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/24/2019

Pre-Ballet with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 07/24/2014 and 12/24/2015
Pre-Ballet introduces young dancers to ballet basics and creative movement fundamentals with a fun-filled variety of exercises and games. Join us for an upbeat kids dance class that lays a foundation for a lifetime of movement, coordination, and creativity!

$156 ($146 members)

06/24/2019 – 08/12/2019 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Hip-Hop Dance with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 06/24/2007 and 06/24/2011
This class will focus on the original steps of Hip Hop dance giving the students a firm foundation of the art form. Your child will master movements such as “waving,” “popping,” “locking,” “uprocking,” and “ticking” while understanding the origins of the popular dance form in hip-hop culture and music. Athletic shoes and comfortable apparel are recommended, knee pads are optional, and a good attitude is a must!

$184 ($174 members)

06/24/2019 – 08/12/2019 (8 meetings)

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

Pre-Hip-Hop Dance with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 06/26/2014 and 06/26/2016
This introduction to hip hop dance for the younger ones is focused on rhythm, musicality, and basic footwork in a casual, friendly environment. Using combinations and steps with music, hip-hop is a great way to get kids moving and having fun! Be prepared for a lot of movement.

$156 ($146 members)

06/26/2019 – 08/14/2019 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Mini Hip-Hop Dance with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 06/26/2011 and 06/26/2014

$184 ($174 members)

06/26/2019 – 08/14/2019 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Tap 1 with Lyn Cole

Tap is a rhythmic, percussive, folk dance, originating in America that is like poetry in motion, spoken by various rhythms of the feet, using shuffles, stomps, slides, turns, and time-steps to create dynamic show-stopping routines.

$148 ($138 members)

06/26/2019 – 08/14/2019 (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: 12/27/2014 and 06/27/2016

$161 ($152 members)

06/27/2019 – 08/15/2019 (7 meetings)

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

Tap & Ballet: 4½ - 5 years with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 07/27/2013 and 12/27/2014
This combination class introduces boys and girls to ballet and tap. Dancers will spend half of the class learning basic movements and rhythms and the other half learning basic ballet positions, steps and floorwork. Tap, ballet, and a whole lot of fun!

$161 ($152 members)

06/27/2019 – 08/15/2019 (7 meetings)

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

Tap 2 with Lyn Cole

Continue your tap training with this intermediate course. Work on footwork, more complex rhythms, and fun choreography to challenge your body and brain.

$130 ($121 members)

06/27/2019 – 08/15/2019 (7 meetings)

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

Pre-Tap with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2015 and 06/29/2016
Join this lively class that introduces children to one of Chicago's most energetic dance traditions. Your child will begin with basic movements and rhythms to music.

$156 ($146 members)

06/29/2019 – 08/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Kids Tap 1 with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 07/29/2013 and 06/29/2015
Join this lively class that introduces children to one of Chicago's most energetic dance traditions. In levels 1, 2, & 3, your child will shuffle, hop, and step-ball-change to many different musical styles.

$156 ($146 members)

06/29/2019 – 08/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 9:55 AM – 10:40 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Kids Tap 2 with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2010 and 06/29/2013
Join this lively class that introduces children to one of Chicago's most energetic dance traditions. In levels 1, 2, and 3, your child will shuffle, hop, and step-ball-change to many different musical styles. A great class for beginners and more experienced tappers alike.

$184 ($174 members)

06/29/2019 – 08/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Kids Tap 3 with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2009 and 06/29/2012
Tap 3 begins to introduce style, rhythm, and more intricate choreography into your child’s tap repertoire. Using technique and musicality, your child will continue to develop their dance and sequencing skills in tap and beyond!

$184 ($174 members)

06/29/2019 – 08/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:50 AM – 12:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Kids Tap 4 with Lyn Cole

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2006 and 06/29/2011
Join this lively class that introduces children to one of Chicago's most energetic dance traditions. In level 4, your child will work on technique, style, and improvisation, while continuing to develop performance skills and showmanship.

$184 ($174 members)

06/29/2019 – 08/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave