Best Dance Classes For Kids In Chicago

July 4, 2014 7:00 AM

(Photo Credit: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Facebook)

Does your child have excess energy to burn? Instead of signing him up for yet another after-school sport, consider registering him for a dance class. In the Chicago area, there are plenty of options for kids, including Irish dancing, ballet and tap. To find the right dance class in Chicago that fits your child’s schedule, check out the following options.
(Photo Credit: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Facebook)

Hubbard Street Dance Center
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 850-9744

At Hubbard Street Dance Center, the entire family can get up and move. The center’s youth and family programs include classes for children as young as 18 months of age, where students can learn an assortment of types of dance, including creative movement, yoga, tap, ballet, modern and hip hop. The family workshops encourage both children and parents to get up and move to the beat, with classes on yoga, hip hop and more offered. Hubbard Street Dance Center is located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.
Intrigue Dance & Performing Arts Center
1937 S. Archer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 765-6755

Located in Chicago’s Near Southside neighborhood, Intrigue Dance & Performing Arts Center offers an array of dance classes geared for kids. Your child can learn jazz, tap and ballet, and classes are available for different skill levels. Intrigue Dance also offers an all-boys hip hop workshop. The classes are also a great way to introduce children to different musical styles, as some classes are available for children as young as four years of age. Intrigue Dance has a free parking lot, and is located near public transportation options.
Latin Street Dancing Inc.
1335 W. Lake St., Suite 103
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 427-2572

If your child wants to branch out and try a different type of dance, then consider checking out the youth classes available at Latin Street Dancing Inc. Classes are available for children as young as one year of age and cover an assortment of dance styles. Your child can sign up for Latin dance, hip hop, ballet, creative movement and breakdance and broaden her horizons. Latin Street Dancing also offers classes for adults, so you can learn a few new moves, too. The studio is located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood and is near several public transportation stops, and free street parking is available.

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Old Town School Of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-6000

Why wait to sign your child up for a dance class? At Old Town School of Folk Music, even newborns can participate in a class. The school offers an assortment of dance classes, including Wiggleworms, ballet, jazz and hip hop. International dances are also taught, with Capoeira Angola offered. Several of the classes also include parent participation, so you and your little one can learn to dance together. Old Town School is located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood and is near several public transportation options. In addition, its Wiggleworms classes are taught in a variety of venues throughout the Chicago area.
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Trinity Academy Of Irish Dance
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
(630) 415-3382

You’ve probably seen the dancers from the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance perform at local festivals or in St. Patrick’s Day parades in and around Chicago. But have you ever thought of enrolling your child in an Irish dance class at the academy? Trinity Academy offers an assortment of classes for those trying Irish dance for the first time, including a parent-and-child class and a pre-beginner program. Students can also take classes geared towards performance and for competition. In addition to classes at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood, Trinity Academy has locations throughout the Chicago area and in Wisconsin.
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