Global Music & Dance Classes



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List of All Global Tradition Classes (58 found)

Algerian Chaoui Dance

Dance  |  WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($19 members)

Sunday with Esraa Warda

Learn the African roots of belly dance!

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Dance  |  Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Monday or Saturday with Alka Nayyar or Anjali Julka

Traditional and modern Indian dance in one energetic class!

Brazilian Dance 1

Dance  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Tuesday with Trish Carolan

Learn to move your hips, feet and body to samba and more!

Brazilian Dance 2

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Saturday with Dill Costa

Learn to move your hips, feet and body to samba and more

Brazilian Dance 3

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Wednesday with Dill Costa

Learn to move your hips, feet, and body to samba and more!

Brazilian Dance 4
Baile Brasileño 4

Dance  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Monday with Dill Costa

Capoeira

Dance  |  Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Saturday with Marisa Cordeiro

Combine elements of martial arts, dance, and music in one challenging and social class.

Flamenco Dance 1

Dance  |  Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

No experience necessary but some dance experience is recommended. No se requiere tener experiencia.

Flamenco Dance 2

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Flamenco Dance 3

Dance  |  Group ClassAdvanced

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Wednesday with Maya Tatiana

Passionate and challenging dance from Spain.

Folk Dances of the Arab World

Dance  |  WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

180 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Saturday with Karim Nagi

Irish Step Dance: Beginner

Dance  |  Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Irish Step Dance: Beginner Repertoire

Dance  |  Group ClassBeginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba

Irish Step Dance: Intermediate

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Wednesday with Cheryl Ziemba

Irish Step Dance: Advanced

Dance  |  Group ClassAdvanced

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Thursday with Nora Kerr

Latin Dance 1

Dance  |  Group ClassBeginner

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Wednesday or Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

Let's Mambo with a master!

Latin Dance 2

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $148 ($138 members)

Thursday with Saladeen Alamin

Let's Mambo with a master! More focus on turns and partnering

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Dance  |  Group ClassOpen to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 2

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

Moroccan Chaabi Dance

Dance  |  WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($19 members)

Sunday with Esraa Warda

National Dance Day - Afro-Cuban Dance

Dance  |  WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Saturday with Victor Alexander

National Dance Day - Ethiopian Dances

Dance  |  WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Saturday with Yaasha Abraham

National Dance Day - Family Afrobeats Party

Dance  |  WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Saturday with Maila Sylla

Argentinean Tango 1

Dance  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

Wednesday with Netza Roldan

From the streets of Buenos Aires to the dance floor - learn the grace and technique of Tango.

Argentinean Tango 2

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

Wednesday with Netza Roldan

From the streets of Buenos Aires to the dance floor!

West African Dance 1

Dance  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

Tuesday or Sunday with Idy Ciss

Dances from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali and more. Live drumming, too!

West African Dance 2

Dance  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

Sunday with Idy Ciss

Dances from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali and more. Live drumming, too!

West African Dance 3

Dance  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

Tuesday with Idy Ciss

Dances from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali and more. Live drumming, too!

Zumba

Dance  |  Group ClassOpen to All

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

Monday with Tania Daley

More than exercise, Zumba is a weekly party - you're invited!

Cajun and Zydeco Dance

Dance  |  WorkshopOpen to All

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Saturday with Louie Stallone

From the steamy Cajun swamp to the dance floor, this partner workshop will allow you to dance to some of the best bands around!

Kizomba Dance Fundamentals

Dance  |  WorkshopOpen to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Saturday with Arif Smith

Sabar Dance Workshop

Dance  |  WorkshopIntermediate

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($19 members)

Thursday with Idy Ciss

Brazilian Percussion Technique

Drumming  |  Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Sunday with Heitor Garcia

Explore the rhythms like of Samba, Baião, Bossa Nova, xote, maracatú and Frevo.

Samba School Bateria

Drumming  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Krista Ortgiesen with your contact information.

Cajón Ensemble

Drumming  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Monday with Raul Fernandez

Introduction to Djembe (West African Drumming)

Drumming  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday or Sunday with Michael Taylor

Discover the fun playing the djembe! No experience necessary.

Djembe Ensemble

Drumming  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Sunday with Michael Taylor

Embody the poly rhythms of West Africa playing djembe, dundun and bells.

Afrobeat Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Wednesday with Emmanuel Ngolle Pokossi

Join with others to celebrate the music of a continent.

Brazilian Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Tuesday with Luciano Antonio

Voices and instruments join together to play this infectious music.

Gypsy Jazz Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Monday with Michael O'Toole

Come join the Hot Club of Lincoln Square.

Introduction to Irish Session Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassBeginnerNew!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $166 ($156 members)

Monday with Mike Austin or Teresa Shine

If you've ever wanted to learn more about the Irish music tradition, this class is for you

Latin Jazz Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Sunday with Manny Bances

Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz performance will inform your jazz study.

Klezmer Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Tuesday with Marianne Bossert

Celebrate the expressive melodies of this Eastern European music of Jewish descent.

Latin Grooves and Roots Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Sunday with Manny Bances

Add some spicy flavorings to whatever style you play: Jamming with Latin Roots music and contemporary funky fusions.

Near Eastern Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Reggae Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Thursday with Gregg Ostrom

Come get you some ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, and dancehall from the great nation of Jamaica.

Fiddle 3 French Canadian

Fiddle & Cello  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday with Paul Tyler

Guitarra En Español 1

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday with Jose Murillo

A bilingual experience developing basic skills in Latin style playing. Una experiencia bilingüe que desarrolla maneras básicas de tocar el estilo latino.

Guitarra En Español 2

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday with Jose Murillo

A bilingual experience building repertoire in Latin music. Una experiencia bilingüe que desarrolla el repertorio de la música latina.

Introduction to Brazilian Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Introduction To Flamenco Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday with Mehran Jalili

Examine the basic chords and rhythmic attacks of flamenco.

Flamenco Guitar 1 Skills

Guitar  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

This class is offered on a rotating basis. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Flamenco Guitar 2 Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Wednesday with Mehran Jalili

Develop a strong repertoire in this exciting musical idiom.

Playing Reggae Bass

Bass  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Many of our Bass classes rotate through the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Oud 1

Mandolin  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

No group classes are currently scheduled, but private oud lessons are available. Call the front desk at 773-728-6000 for details.

Introduction to the Oud

Mandolin  |  Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

No group classes are currently scheduled, but private oud lessons are available. Call the front desk at 773-728-6000 for details.

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Ukulele  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

Beginning Throat Singing Technique

Voice  |  WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $100 ($90 members)

Sunday with Tamir Hargana

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000