Chicago might be known for it's appropriately frigid ice skating rinks, but an underrated aspect to the Windy City is the many kids' dance studios that it holds. In this post we discuss some of our favorites, and what makes each of them unique.
Not sure where your teens talents lie, your kid can give jazz, tap, ballroom, ballet, hip-hop and traditional Mexican folk dance a shot at Linda’s Dance Studio, home to the young adult Latin dance troupe “Proyecto Latino.” Keikis (children) who are up for something a little more exotic might like Isla Pacifika’s Hula, Tahitian or Polynesian dance classes.
Another great Latin option is the Chicago West Loop-located Latin Street Dancing Inc., which offers a very unique set of classes, including not just Latin dance, but also hip hop, ballet, creative movement, and breakdance.
The Hubbard Street Dance Center welcomes your entire family, inviting them to get up and move. Kids (or babies) as young as eighteen months all the way through their teenage years will learn creative movement, yoga, tap, ballet, modern and hip hop. They even have group workshops for families so that kids and parents can move and dance together. How cool!
With a bunch of locations in Chicago, Dance To EvOLvE offers classes to children ages 2-12 in ballet, tap and hip hop. They also offer birthday party dance classes, summer camps, and school programs.
Ballet at the Atrium Ballet is open to all kids ages 3 to 18. With age-specific classes and small class sizes, kids learn very quickly and are probably more likely to appreciate music and the arts. In terms of classic ballet, they have a few instruction levels: Pre-ballet (ages 3-4), Beginning Ballet (ages 4-5), Ballet I (ages 6-8), Ballet II (ages 9-12) and Ballet III (ages 12 and up).