Dance Classes

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Foundation chicago style steppin (level 1 & level 2 w/ denise and hernandez)

(Tuesdays at 7pm- level 1, and 8pm- level 2)

Our six-week FOUNDATION CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPIN’ 1 and 2 courses teach students the core elements of both foot-patterns and partnering.  Groovin’ High Steppers strives to provide students an authentic Chicago perspective of Steppin’.  Students will learn not only the structure of the dance (foot-patterns), but its nuances and important etiquette that will provide you with the confidence to dance (Step) at any Chicago-Steppin’ local, regional and national event; or any place where folks are Steppin!  This energy-packed, highly-structured series (level 1) is designed for students who have no Chicago Steppin’ experience. This social dance rooted in various African American swing dance traditions (The Bop, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Detroit Ballroom, D.C. Hand Dancing, to name a few) and music (R & B, Smooth Jazz, Neo-Soul) is the perfect social activity for singles and couples.  

You can find out more about Denise, Hernandez, and the Groovin High Steppers at where you can also register for their classes at (com)motion, or by going to "Register" on our website.

$75/session for individual dancers, $135/session for couples

Vogue/session (brandon)

(Thursdays 7-8:30pm Vogue class, 8:30-9pm Ballroom Session) 

Vogue & Session is the perfect place to learn the fundamentals of vogue!  The last 30-minutes are designed to provide space to session and practice the movement.  Each week there will be a ballroom-centered intention for the session which may include Dramatic Vogue/Soft & Fem Vogue/Runway practice.  

Sliding Scale $10-$15

ballet (kelly)

(Sundays 11-12pm the Basics, 12-1pm Ballet for Movers) 

bALLet the basics is an inclusive, community-based ballet class for adults, focusing on body positivity and fun!  Get ready for a totally different kind of ballet class, including popular music, movement modifications, and silliness.  This class is designed for beginners, and welcome to all.  

bALLet for movers is arranged similarly to bALLet the basics, but designed for experienced movers with limited or no ballet experience, and is also welcome to all.  

These classes are structured to remove body shaming, gender conformity, and perfectionism- as well as instill body positivity and be a celebration of individuality.  Both classes are offered on a sliding scale to allow for accessibilty. 

Sliding Scale $5-$15

beginner's dance (mia)

(Sundays 4-4:45pm for ages 5-7. Sundays 5-6 for ages 8-10. New session starts November 11th!)

Dance classes for youth ages 5-10 years old.  Early class for younger kids 5-7, later class for older kids 8-10. No dance experience necessary.  Contact instructor for scholarships and more information:

$120 for 6 weeks contact Mia for scholarships and registration forms.

afrofusion (bahia)

(Wednesdays 7:15-8:45pm)

AfroFusion is a high powered dance workout which incorporates dance styles from the African Diaspora! Soca (Trinidad and Tobago), Azonto (Ghana), Gweta (Botswana), Shoki (Nigeria), along with some traditional West African dance styles and rhythms like Kuku and Mandiani (Guinea) and a few signature hip hop features from the US. Prepare to sweat a ton, wurkyabody and wineitup! 

$10 drop in/ $80 for a 10 week session available in person

2in2it (zalayshia)

(Friday 7-8:30pm starting September 28)

The feminine body is a sensual, intuitive and powerful body that has limitless creative potential...And in this class we tune into our bodies and let our feminine magick play!! We dance! But this is more than a dance class, it's a transformative experience that realigns you, reawakens sensuality and helps you remember your power. All that and the perks that come along with moving your body including boosted confidence & more self-love! No expectations just let loose, be you and turn ya sexy on!

$10-$15 sliding scale

hula basics (leina’ala)

(Tuesdays 5:00-5:45pm- starting November 6th!)

Through the hula, dancers will be immersed in the culture of Hawaiʻi, and the language. They will learn basic Hawaiian songs and hula technique that includes proper posture, steps, and hand movement.   

$5-$10 sliding scale, 1st class is free!

groov3 (leina’ala)

(Tuesdays 5:45-6:45pm starting November 6th)

More than just dance classes – its indeed a place where you DANCE, SWEAT & LIVE far beyond your workout. Through the power of dance, supporting the idea dance should be accessible to all.

$5-$10 sliding scale, First class is free!

creative ballet (kayla)

(Tuesdays 10-10:45am starting November 6th)

Come join families with children ages 3-5 years old for a 45 minute class that will introduce students to the beginning dance steps for ballet. Students will be able to express themselves creatively through story-based movement using their imagination and props! No ballet shoes needed or required- in fact, no ballet shoes preferred! Guardians are required to stay the entire duration of the class and they can also participate!

$12 to drop in, 4 week session for $44 available in person

ballet 1/2 (rajah)

(Saturdays 3:15-4:30pm, starting in November!)

An all inclusive ballet class, for ages 14 and up, where we will learn the basic positions, movements, somatic applications, and choreography. Please come dressed to move, in socks or ballet shoes.

$10-15 sliding scale, 10 sessions for $75 available in person