Teachers at the Old Town School

Maria Blanco

Dance

Maria Blanco is a dancer, choreographer, and sociologist from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She enjoys combining social dance with her modern/contemporary training to push the boundaries of dance, what it means to be a dancer, and who can dance. She is on a constant journey to explore how improvisation can be used as a tool for both dancers and non-movers, changing the narrative of where dance is accessible, and who it is accessible to. Maria Blanco received her B.A in Dance and Sociology from Loyola University Chicago May of 2018. In collaboration with Yariana Baralt Torres, she co-founded LOUD BODIES, a dance company that combines dance and activism to provoke change and bring a voice to oppressed topics or communities. Maria has presented her works at the American College Dance Association, Loyola University Chicago, the Greenhouse Theatre, the Breaking Grounds Performance Series at Links Hall, the Athenaeum Theatre, and Collaboraction’s Peacebook Festival. She just recently performed with Erin Kilmurray’s cast of SEARCH PARTY at the 2019 Pivot Arts Festival.

Started at the Old Town School in August of 2019


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/28/2019

Mini Dancers: ages 3 & 4 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 11/30/2014 and 10/30/2016

$156 ($136 members)

10/30/2019 – 12/18/2019 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Youth Street Dance/Hip-Hop: ages 7 to 12 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 11/30/2006 and 10/30/2012

$161 ($144 members)

10/30/2019 – 12/18/2019 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/06/2020

Mini Dancers: ages 3 & 4 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 02/08/2015 and 01/08/2017

$312 ($292 members)

01/08/2020 – 04/22/2020 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Hip-Hop 1A: ages 5 & 6 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 02/08/2013 and 01/08/2015

$312 ($292 members)

01/08/2020 – 04/22/2020 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Youth Street Dance/Hip-Hop: ages 7 to 12 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 02/08/2007 and 01/08/2013

$368 ($328 members)

01/08/2020 – 04/22/2020 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Mini Dancers: ages 3 & 4 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 02/11/2015 and 01/11/2017
Welcome to your first drop-off dance class! In Mini Dancers students will learn developmentally appropriate movement skills that will prepare them for their continued dance education. Students will to coordinate their bodies with music by practicing basic dance steps, and locomotor and non-locomotor movements. Students will also play movement games that engage their active imaginations and active bodies, exploring how to express ideas through movement. And of course students of this age group will also working on basic classroom procedures and social/emotional skills such as personal space, taking turns, listening skills, and respectful behavoiur.

$312 ($292 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Mini Dancers: ages 3 & 4 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 02/11/2015 and 01/11/2017
Welcome to your first drop-off dance class! In Mini Dancers students will learn developmentally appropriate movement skills that will prepare them for their continued dance education. Students will to coordinate their bodies with music by practicing basic dance steps, and locomotor and non-locomotor movements. Students will also play movement games that engage their active imaginations and active bodies, exploring how to express ideas through movement. And of course students of this age group will also working on basic classroom procedures and social/emotional skills such as personal space, taking turns, listening skills, and respectful behavoiur.

$312 ($292 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Ballet 1A: ages 5 & 6 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 02/11/2013 and 01/11/2015
Ballet 1A: ages 5 & 6 introduces young dancers to basic ballet positions, steps and center work through a fun-filled variety of exercises and games. Join us for an upbeat beginner dance class that lays a foundation for a lifetime of movement, coordination, and creativity!

$312 ($292 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Ballet 2 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 02/11/2009 and 01/11/2013

$368 ($348 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave