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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 06/20/2022

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

for kids with birthdays between: 06/20/2015 and 06/20/2017

$161 ($144 members)

06/20/2022 – 08/08/2022 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

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

for kids with birthdays between: 07/20/2009 and 06/20/2015

$177 ($160 members)

06/20/2022 – 08/08/2022 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Mini Dancers: ages 3 & 4 with Maria Blanco

for kids with birthdays between: 06/22/2017 and 06/22/2019

$184 ($164 members)

06/22/2022 – 08/10/2022 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

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

for kids with birthdays between: 06/22/2015 and 06/22/2017

$184 ($164 members)

06/22/2022 – 08/10/2022 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

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

for kids with birthdays between: 07/22/2009 and 06/22/2015

$202 ($182 members)

06/22/2022 – 08/10/2022 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info