Dance & Movement Classes

Dance, celebrate, strengthen, and move! Classes for teens and adults.

The Old Town School's international dance program is one of the largest and most diverse in Chicago. You'll find something for every musical or cultural interest and ability level - from Jazz Dance to Brazilian Capoeira. Learn to love Irish Step, isolate and shimmy in Middle Eastern Belly Dance, or celebrate in Chicago House - learn much more than just steps in one of the many classes offered.

Dance and movement classes are also a great way to get movement, rhythm, and body awareness into your life - all bodies are welcome!

Ballet for Every Body

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Kim Davis with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $69 ($59 members)

Ballet: Continuing

Intermediate

Monday with Sandra Adrian

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($144 members)

Increase your flexibility and strength while refining your ballet technique!

Ballet Light and Easy

Beginner

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 members)

Gentle ballet for Saturday mornings

Afternoon Ballet

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $138 ($118 members)

Ballroom for Barrooms

Beginner

Monday with Louie Stallone

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $82 ($72 members)

Learn partner dance basics to use in any situation, with all kinds of popular music.

Bollywood, Bhangra & More!

Beginner

Saturday with Anjali Julka

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $138 ($118 members)

Traditional and modern Indian dance in one energetic class!

Brazilian Dance 1

Beginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 members)

Brazilian Dance 2

Intermediate

Saturday with Dill Costa

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 members)

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

Brazilian Dance 3

Intermediate

Wednesday with Dill Costa

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $172 ($152 members)

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

Brazilian Dance 5

Advanced

Monday with Dill Costa

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $172 ($152 members)

Breakdancing

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Kim Davis with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($120 members)

Burlesque Chair Dance

WorkshopOpen to All

Tuesday with Allison Grabarczyk

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

This body positive workshop is guaranteed to get your heart rate up and work muscles you didn't even know you had, all while allowing you to channel your inner cabaret queen.

Clogging

Open to All

Tuesday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 members)

Learn to dance to old-time music without a partner or a square! Clogging is a great active, easy percussive style to use anytime, and this class is great fun.

Flamenco Dance 1

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Kim Davis with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $138 ($118 members)

Flamenco Dance 2

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Kim Davis with your contact information.

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Flamenco Dance 3

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Kim Davis with your contact information.

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($144 members)

Hip-Hop Dance

Beginner

Sunday with Christopher Courtney

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($120 members)

Middle Eastern Belly Dance 1

Open to All

Tuesday with Erika Ochoa

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $69 ($59 members)

Modern Dance: Beginning

Beginner

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $82 ($72 members)

Modern Dance: Intermediate and Advanced

Intermediate

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $82 ($72 members)

New Orleans Second Line Dance Workshop with Michelle Gibson

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Wednesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

North African Dance Workshop with Esraa Warda

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Wednesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Storytelling through Classical Indian Dance

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Alka Nayyar

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Swing Dance 1

Beginner

Monday with Louie Stallone

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $85 ($75 members)

Turns, tucks and turns, closed position, cuddles, swing outs -learn more as you swing the night away!

Adult Tap 1: True Beginner

Beginner

Our tap classes are on hiatus while we are sheltered in place. Until then, we'd love to welcome you into one of our other virtual dance offerings!

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Adult Tap 1 & 2: Advanced Beginners

Beginner

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Adult Tap 2

Intermediate

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Refine your moves in this continuing class.

Adult Tap 3

Intermediate

Saturday with Reggio McLaughlin

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

Challenge your feet and mind with combinations and performance

Adult Tap 4

Advanced

Our tap classes are on hiatus while we are sheltered in place. Until then, we'd love to welcome you into one of our other virtual dance offerings!

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($134 members)

West African Dance 1

Beginner

Tuesday with Idy Ciss

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $180 ($160 members)

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

West African Dance 2

Intermediate

Sunday with Idy Ciss

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $180 ($160 members)

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

West African Dance 3

Advanced

Tuesday with Idy Ciss

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $180 ($160 members)

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

Adult Stretch & Strengthen

Open to All

30 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $35 ($25 members)

Pilates

Open to All

Sunday with Kerry Sheehan

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $69 ($59 members)

Now more than ever, our bodies need Pilates!

Power SambaFit

Open to All

Thursday with Dill Costa

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $69 ($59 members)

The Power SambaFit class creates a perfect combination of the fascinating rhythms of samba and fitness exercises that help your muscle structure and cardio-vascular condition!

Qi Gong

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Kim Davis with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $170 ($150 members)

Torso Tuning

Open to All

Friday with Barbara Silverman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $69 ($59 members)

Yoga

Open to All

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($144 members)

Zumba

Open to All

Wednesday with Allison Grabarczyk

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $138 ($118 members)

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