We will be closed in observation of Memorial Day on 5/28/18. 4544 N Lincoln Ave opens at 5:30 PM on 5/28 for The Mountain Goats concert

Teachers at the Old Town School

Nancy Teinowitz

Youth Ballet & Pre-Pointe, Youth Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance, and Jazz Styles

Nancy has taught and choreographed extensively throughout the Chicago area. A Chicago native, she studied dance with Gus Giordano, Orrin Kayan, Homer Bryant, and Joel Hall. Nancy received a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Columbia College. She was the director of the Dance Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an adjunct faculty member of the Theatre Department at Loyola University of Chicago where she directed and choreographed several musicals.

Nancy has worked as a dance director on several national television commercials including spots for Boost Mobile and Rentway. Her corporate credits include traveling to the Riviera Maya in Mexico to oversee an industrial she choreographed for Wells Fargo Mortgage Brokers. She has staged numerous musicals for Drury Lane Oakbrook, and received four Jeff nominations for her work there. She has also choreographed for the Cleveland Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Light Opera Works, the Augusta Opera, and the Theatre Department of Northwestern University.

As the Associate Artistic Director of the Joel Hall Dance Center, she co-founded JHD 1511, a pre-professional teen company in the fall of 2001. Over the five years of her direction 1511 became known for its exciting and diverse repertory and remarkable pool of outstanding young dancers. Her students have gone on to professional careers in such shows as “The Lion King,” Cirque de Soleil’s “Love,” and the movie “Hairspray.”

Nancy has found a new home at the Old Town School where she began teaching in June of 2008. Her passion for sharing her love of dance with children has inspired a loyal following of young students in pre-ballet, ballet and jazz dance classes. Nancy’s ability to connect with young people and create a comfortable safe environment motivates them to want to learn and excel. She is a part of the Old Town School of Folk Music Artist in Residence Program for the Chicago Public Schools. Nancy was honored to have been chosen to represent the Old Town School of Folk Music as a teaching artist in Ahmedabad, India where she was an Artist in Residence for two weeks in January 2011 at the Riverside School and the Darpana Academy.

Started at the Old Town School in June of 2008


Group Classes for the session beginning 04/30/2018

Jazz Dance Styles - Cool Jazz with Nancy Teinowitz

This high energy class encompasses a lot of style, technique and pizazz. Starting with stretching and strengthening exercises, each session involves a series of isolations, across the floor movements, and a fun high paced dance routine! Jazz Dance covers a wide range of movements done with syncopated rhythms to a variety of popular music.

$57 ($53 members)

06/04/2018 – 06/18/2018 (3 meetings)

Mondays · 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Jazz Dance Styles - Cool Jazz with Nancy Teinowitz

This high energy class encompasses a lot of style, technique and pizazz. Starting with stretching and strengthening exercises, each session involves a series of isolations, across the floor movements, and a fun high paced dance routine! Jazz Dance covers a wide range of movements done with syncopated rhythms to a variety of popular music.

$76 ($71 members)

06/01/2018 – 06/22/2018 (4 meetings)

Fridays · 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/25/2018

Ballet 1 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/25/2010 and 06/25/2013

$184 ($174 members)

06/25/2018 – 08/13/2018 (8 meetings)

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

Jazz Dance 4 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 12/25/2003 and 06/25/2008

$216 ($206 members)

06/25/2018 – 08/13/2018 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 4:50 PM – 6:10 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ballet 3 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 12/25/2004 and 06/25/2010
Continue exploring rhythm and movement while learning more advanced technique!

$184 ($174 members)

06/25/2018 – 08/13/2018 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Jazz Dance Styles: Broadway Dance with Nancy Teinowitz

$76 ($71 members)

06/25/2018 – 07/16/2018 (4 meetings)

Mondays · 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ballet 2 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/27/2008 and 06/27/2012

$184 ($174 members)

06/27/2018 – 08/15/2018 (7 meetings)

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

Jazz Dance 1 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/27/2008 and 06/27/2012

$161 ($154 members)

06/27/2018 – 08/15/2018 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 4:55 PM – 5:55 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ballet Technique: Level 3 & 4 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/27/2004 and 06/27/2010

$175 ($166 members)

06/27/2018 – 08/15/2018 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:00 PM – 7:10 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ballet Technique: Level 3 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/28/2004 and 06/28/2010
Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

$184 ($174 members)

06/28/2018 – 08/16/2018 (8 meetings)

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

Jazz Dance 2 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/28/2006 and 06/28/2010

$184 ($174 members)

06/28/2018 – 08/16/2018 (8 meetings)

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

Jazz Dance 3 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 12/28/2003 and 06/28/2009

$216 ($206 members)

06/28/2018 – 08/16/2018 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:55 PM – 7:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Jazz Dance Styles: Broadway Dance with Nancy Teinowitz

$76 ($71 members)

06/29/2018 – 07/20/2018 (4 meetings)

Fridays · 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Pre-Ballet with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2013 and 12/29/2014
An introduction to positions, steps, and floorwork through games and movement!

$156 ($146 members)

06/29/2018 – 08/17/2018 (8 meetings)

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

Ballet 4 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 12/29/2003 and 06/29/2008

$216 ($206 members)

06/29/2018 – 08/17/2018 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 4:35 PM – 5:55 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Pre-Pointe with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2003 and 06/29/2008

$156 ($146 members)

06/29/2018 – 08/17/2018 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ballet 2 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/30/2008 and 06/30/2012

$184 ($174 members)

06/30/2018 – 08/18/2018 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ballet 3 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 12/30/2004 and 06/30/2010
Continue exploring rhythm and movement while learning more advanced technique!

$184 ($174 members)

06/30/2018 – 08/18/2018 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ballet 3 - 4 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/30/2004 and 06/30/2010

$200 ($190 members)

06/30/2018 – 08/18/2018 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 12:05 PM – 1:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Jazz Dance 2 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 06/30/2006 and 06/30/2010

$184 ($174 members)

06/30/2018 – 08/18/2018 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Jazz Dance 3 with Nancy Teinowitz

for kids with birthdays between: 12/30/2003 and 06/30/2009

$216 ($206 members)

06/30/2018 – 08/18/2018 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Jazz Dance Styles: Iconic Fosse with Nancy Teinowitz

$76 ($71 members)

07/23/2018 – 08/13/2018 (4 meetings)

Mondays · 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Jazz Dance Styles: Iconic Fosse with Nancy Teinowitz

$76 ($71 members)

07/27/2018 – 08/17/2018 (4 meetings)

Fridays · 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave