Chicago Dance Month

Celebrate Chicago Dance Month 2019 at Old Town School this April!


WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Friday, April 5, 10:30 AM · 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

Afro-Brazilian Samba with Dill Costa

Learn to use footwork, body placement and rhythmic steps to create dramatic, and stylish choreography!

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Saturday, April 6, 2:00 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Afro-Contemporary Dance™️ with Red Clay Dance Theatre

Afro-Contemporary Dance™️ class, taught by Vershawn Sanders-Ward, Founder and Artistic Director of Red Clay Dance Company. This class is an Afro-Diaspora movement practice that fuses Africanist movement vocabulary, Chicago House and modern dance forms. The classes focuses on building core strength, endurance, suppleness in the spine and emancipation of the pelvis. If you love Afro-House music you will enjoy this class!

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Saturday, April 13, 1:00 PM · 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

Dance Basics for Couples with Louie Stallone

*one registration covers one couple (two people)
Swing and sway to the blues, rockabilly, and the sounds of the big bands. Learn to be comfortable with fundamental moves on the dance floor. In this two-hour workshop, Louie will cover the one-step, the fox-trot, and the six-count swing. Emphasis will also be given to the basics of coupling, floorwork, and turns.

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Saturday, April 13, 3:00 PM · 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

Swing Dance: Brush-Up Workshop with Louie Stallone

Brush up on your Swing in this low-commitment, one-day workshop! Stop by on a Saturday afternoon to work with Louie on your swing turns, plus pick up a few new ones to liven up your dancing - you'll add turns like the "Charleston," "Texas Tommy," and "Slingshot." Sign up with or without a partner, we'll figure it out!

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Sunday, April 28, 1:00 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Intro to Irish Step (soft shoe) with Nora Kerr

Experience the fun and precision of Irish step dancing in this introductory workshop. You’ll be introduced to traditional soft shoe dances including reels and jigs.

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WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS/FAMILY

Sunday, April 14, 2:00 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Tap Jam with Lyn Cole

Bring your family and friends to the new Tap Jam workshop! The Tap Jam will start with a half hour of tapping with music and then end with a half hour tapping without music. The Jam is open to all, ages 3 and above.

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Friday, April 19, 2:30 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Broadway Dance for Kids with Nancy Teinowitz

Come have fun kicking up your heels to music from popular Broadway shows! Learn steps and routines that are similar to those seen onstage in musical theatre. Experience dancing with props such as hats and canes! Parents are invited to a mini showcase at the end of the workshop!

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Saturday, April 27, 1:00 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Indian Bollywood, Classical, Bhangra and more! with Alka Nayyar

Delve into movement techniques and expressive aspects of Indian folk, Bollywood and Classical dance forms (such as Bharatnatyam and Kathak). This workshop is for students of all ages!

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EVENTS

Friday, April 5, 8:30 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Cajun Vagabonds Global Dance Party

The Cajun Vagabonds play traditional Cajun and Zydeco music with an occasional rock, funk, or swing classic.

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Friday, April 12, 8:30 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Carpacho y su Super Combo Global Dance Party

Carpacho y su Super Combo is a fun, high-energy group specializing in the tropical sounds of Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Latin Jazz, and Cha Cha.

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Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Company Showcase & Sneak Preview

New City Stage calls Cerqua Rivera “immersive alchemy.” Their 2018 season was praised for “luscious dancing and richly orchestrated music” with their performances called “magic” and “a tour de force.” Join this energetic company of dancers and musicians to re-live highlights from 2018 and be the first to glimpse what’s in store for 2019 – their 20 th Anniversary Season.

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Tuesday, April 23, 7:15 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Adult Student Dance Showcase

Free!
Join us for a night of celebrating dance as our adult students present pieces they have been rehearsing in class. This multi-disciplinary show includes both culturally specific and world dances along with social dances.