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Zouk (Core II)

at Urbanity Dance Chicago - Lincoln Park 1611 N Sheffield Ave 3rd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Lunge & Elastic In this class, you will learn your 2nd most common transition step and your 2nd fundamental beginner Zouk element: The Release Break and Lunge! You’ll also learn Elastic which is one of our favorite, and most fun, beginner moves. Elasticity, expansion of frame, and activation are some of the cool & interesting techniques...

Monday Oct 28th, 6pm - 7pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Lindy III A: Side by Side Charleston

at Big City Swing - Logan Square 1850 Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

This class will blend 6-count, 8-count and Side by Side, KickAway and Chase Charleston patterns together. Building on the outrageously helpful technique of all the Lindy IIs, this is the class will add even more spice to your rhythmic romps on the dance floor. Lindy III A and B may be taken in any order.  Pre-requisite: At least two sessions...

Monday Nov 4th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Hip Hop II/III

at Foster Dance Studios - Evanston 915 Foster St, Chicago, Illinois 60201

This class is an intermediate/advanced Hip Hop Dance class for students aged 9-13. Dress Code: Student Classes:  Solid colored leotard and tights or jazz/yoga pants and top, jazz shoes with socks or bare feet.  Hair should be pulled away from face and neck. No large jewelry No street shoes are permitted in the studio.

Monday Oct 28th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Belly Dancing - Intro

at Eastern Fire Belly Dance - Naperville 605 E Ogden Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60563

This class is designed for those with no belly dance experience or no ATS® dance experience. We'll introduce the basic movements and principles. Provide an overview of the various styles and show the connection between Cabaret/Modern Egyptian belly dance and American Tribal Style®. Classes are taught in small groups to insure safety and proper attention to...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 7:30pm - 8:25pm

Podcasting Production & Promotion Bootcamp

at General Assembly - Near North Side 444 N Wabash Ave 5th Fl, Illinois City, Illinois 60611

Want to start your own podcast, but not sure how? This five hour bootcamp (plus a break for lunch) will take you through the process of podcast production, promotion, and more! First, the Podcast Production workshop brings you through the process of recording, editing, producing, and publishing your podcast. The workshop also covers hardware, software,...

Saturday Oct 26th, 10am - 4pm

Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork (All Levels)

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

This hour long class is geared towards providing folks of all genders with the skills to perfect movement specifically on the floor. Get grounded while we define proper body carriage, incorporate modern dance and burlesque techniques, and teach challenging choreography that will be the dash of flavor you were hoping to find.  Students with previous...

Saturday Nov 16th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Lighting Techniques on a Budget

at AbelCine Training - Chicago 2602 W 16th St 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Lighting Techniques on a Budget: A Small to No Crew Production Workshop This hands-on lighting workshop will teach you how to choose the right lighting equipment for your projects and your budget (for small to no crew productions). You will get to see and use a variety of lighting gear, from low to high-end lighting equipment and accessories in a...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 10am - 5pm


Adult Hip Hop (Ages 18+)

at Dance Dynamics - Batavia 79 South Randal Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60510

Specializes in technically refining each of their dancers by challenging them to reach their full potential through self discovery, creativity, competition, performance, and by pushing the boundaries of dance to create the trends, styles, and techniques of the future.

Tuesday Oct 29th, 8pm - 8:45pm

Ballroom 202

at Dance Center Chicago - North Center 3868 N Lincoln Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60613

This class is for intermediate level social dancers. We are developing from the foundation in Ballroom 101 and 201 to add some pizzaz to your dancing. We’re adding cross over breaks and full left turns in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, ChaCha, Rumba, and East Coast Swing. Turn up your dancing with some added flair.

Wednesday Dec 4th, 8pm - 9pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

The Meisner Approach Intensive 3: Emotional Preparation

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Acting is an emotional art form, yet as Meisner told us, ‘acting is not emoting.’ So how do we deepen our emotional life without becoming indulgent, self-conscious actors? How do we meet the emotional demands of the script without faking anything? Intensive 3 has the answers. You will be guided through a series of exercises specifically designed...

Monday Nov 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Sensual Movement Prep

at Urbanity Dance Chicago - Lincoln Park 1611 N Sheffield Ave 3rd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60614

In this class, we’ll cover various topics to enhance your overall dancing. We’ll teach different methods to help articulate your body from smooth fluidity to hard hitting isolations. Learn new ways to move the body & gain better control. This class can be applied to multiple styles of dance....

Monday Oct 28th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions


at Foster Dance Studios - Evanston 915 Foster St, Chicago, Illinois 60201

MoPeD® is a new approach to movement and body awareness. It is a fun, aerobic and improvisational class that encourages participants to experience the benefits of thoughtful, unchoreographed movement and creates a foundation for each dancer to open up to all the possibilities of movement and style. Dress Code and Appearance   Student Classes: ...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 5:30pm - 6:15pm

The Meisner Approach Level 2-Imaginary Circumstances

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

In this level, we will begin to explore ‘imaginary circumstances.’ New elements will be added to the exercises that will work to broaden your imagination, exercise your faith in given circumstances and ground your acting in your own unique point of view.  As you continue this work through the advanced exercises, we will begin to show...

Monday Jan 6th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Drama I: Losing Inhibitions

at Discovery Center - Oak Park Exact location will be
provided to registrants few days, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Do you want to gain confidence, lose inhibitions, have fun & learn acting? Then this beginning acting class is for you. Experiment with improvisation, speech & personality exercises designed to bring out your special strengths & talents. Work in a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on positive attitudes, and acquire performance and presentation...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Zouk (Core III)

at Urbanity Dance Chicago - Lincoln Park 1611 N Sheffield Ave 3rd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Soltinho In this class, we move up to the mid-beginner level of our core-class topics. Soltinho is a circular “Lead turn/Follow turn” element that creates flow and smoother transitions in our Zouk social dancing. You’ll learn how to keep oriented towards your partner in this class with soft spotting and foot placement, which in turn will make...

Monday Oct 28th, 6pm - 7pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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