At ¡Baila Conmigo! / Dance With Me!, students can choose from a variety of dance lessons as they build their technique, explore their creativity and make new friends: Children's Dance for Pre-Schoolers, Recreational Dance for School Aged Children, Dance Team, and Adults. Stay moving at all ages!
Explore our engaging Mommy & Me Yoga class designed for toddlers 18 months -3 years and their parents. You and your little one can partner up and bond on the mat. Together, we'll embark on a delightful yoga journey filled with breathing exercises, lively flows, interactive partner poses, and enjoyable games. This 30-minute class focuses on strengthening your child's growing body, enhancing coordination and balance, and fostering self-awareness. Bring your own yoga mats! Minimum of four couples required to run class. Tuition is charged to the toddler. Parents/caregivers free.
Calling all little ones ages 18-36 months and their parents/caregivers! Join us for a 30-minute Mommy & Me Class! Get ready to move and groove through a playlist of reimagined timeless tunes and new favorites that ignite that dancing spirit early in life and re-ignite it in parents and caregivers. This is a creative movement class designed for toddlers and their parents that focuses on movement, rhythm, bonding and fun! Minimum of four couples required to run class. Tuition is charged to the toddler. Parents/caregivers free.
If your energetic pre-schooler is bouncing off the walls, why not channel that energy into jumping on a trampoline, learning to somersault and crawling through an obstacle course? That’s right, it’s time to dive into parent-tot tumbling! This class teaches exercises and games that will help children ages 18-36 months develop early motor skills and grow confidence in their bodies and movements. Classes are 30 minutes and rund for 6 weeks. Minimum of four couples required to run class. Tuition is charged to the toddler. Parents/caregivers free.
Our combination beginning technique classes combine pre-ballet for half the class time and the second half with a fusion of hip-hop and jazz. The ballet portion includes barre fundamentals such as positions of the arms and feet, balance and stretching. The fusion portion includes isolations and across the floor combinations required for both jazz and hip hop. Dance games are also incorporated into these lessons.
In Ballet I, young dancers receive a basic introduction to ballet steps and positions, while enhancing their motor skills and coordination to music. Classes are structured with time at the barre and center floor but will also include fun dance games, story-telling with movement and free dance with various props. Introduce your little dancer to the beautiful art of ballet!
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Our ballet classes are strongly encouraged for all school aged students. Through ballet dance lessons, students learn ballet terminology, positions, steps, combinations, stretching and ballet dances. The student gains an understanding of balance, grace and freedom of movement through proper body alignment and placement. All forms of western dance taught at the studio - jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, and Mexican Folkloric - require knowledge of basic ballet technique and terminology. Beginning through advanced levels.
Students will grow their abilities in both smooth and hard-hitting Hip Hop styles and develop their rhythm, coordination, and attitude! Learn to dance the greatest grooves to the latest beats in Hip Hop dance lessons. These powerful, high energy classes are great for kids who love to move and have plenty of drive. Group classes are available for students aged 6 and up, beginning and continuing levels. We use clean music.
Mexican Folkloric Dance showcases the Mexican culture and heritage in the traditional dance, music, song, dress and history of Mexico. Mexico's modern folk dance tradition is a blending of elements from its Indigenous, African, and European heritage. Mexican Folkloric dance has had an important impact on the culture of the United States, especially in Mexican American communities such as Berwyn, Cicero, and Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods. We offer beginning through advanced levels and a performance group.
Pointe class is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns training "sur les pointes," supporting all the body weight on the tips of fully extended feet in specially crafted pointe shoes. Only advanced ballet dancers 12 years of age or older, who pass a readiness test, and have the instructor's permission are eligible to take pointe class.
Contemporary dance is considered an independent discipline that melds jazz, ballet, and American modern dance together. It is usually performed to instrumental music and also makes greater use of the floor to diversify the movement. Lyrical is contemporary dance performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song. The dance can tell a story or not, be an pure exploration of movement, or be a combination of patterns that evoke a certain feeling in the dancer, and ideally also in the audience.
Ever been so happy you wanted to do backflip? Learn how here! Acrobatics is tumbling and much more! Our students are taught skills and movement on a professional mat along with balance beam work and other equipment skills. From the time children start to crawl, they are using their muscles and learning coordination. Our students learn the importance of agility, concentration, coordination, and strength in order to use their muscles properly to perform acrobatic skills. We offer beginning and continuing classes.
Learn to play piano on our beautiful baby grand piano! Piano lessons will not only teach students to read music, but they will learn the progressive finger techniques involved in playing the piano. The student learns basic music theory such as the major and minor scales, and how to build arpeggios into chords and harmony study. Piano students perform at the studio recitals.
Private lessons in dance, piano or voice can help you...
• improve technique
• conquer new skills
• prepare a college audition video or solo
• get ready for your school talent show
• choreograph a special dance for family event, eg, wedding, or surprise dance at a quinceañera.
Private lessons are 30-minute one-on-one lessons that are set at the same time weekly and are retained for a specified time period or throughout the school year. Private students participate in the spring recital and other studio performances.
Discounted fees are available for semi-private lessons for classes with four or fewer students.
The purpose of the ¡Baila Conmigo! / Dance With Me! competition team is to represent the studio, its core values and artistic excellence to the general public. These are the studio's elite dancers and ambassadors! Team members have the unique opportunity to grow as people, young artists, and to learn the art of nonverbal communication. Another purpose of the team is to gain valuable experience dancing a variety of dance styles - classical ballet, contemporary, modern - in front of new and expanding audiences, whether as a soloist or as a group.
Dance team rehearsals are one hour/week and run every week the entire school year. Additionally, dance team members are required to enroll in at least one technique class per week. Please see the Director if you are interested in being on the dance team.
Private lessons in the dance form of your choosing can help you...
• improve technique
• conquer new skills
• improve balance, strength, mobility and flexibility
• improve memory and brain function
Whether you danced in college or dancing on pointe is on your bucket list, private lessons will help you get back in touch with the joy of dance!
Private lessons are 30-minute one-on-one lessons that are set at the same time weekly and are retained for a specified time period or throughout the school year. Private adult students are encouraged but not required to participate in the spring recital and other studio performances.
Discounted fees are available for semi-private lessons for classes with two or three students. Do you have a group of four? Let's start a class!
Do you like to perform? Check our our The Mexican Folklorico performance group! The performance group will represent the studio for regional competitions and cultural events as the instructors arrange. Additional competition fees will apply and vary by organizer and venue. Competitions and events will be local in Chicago area only. Additional costume purchases may also be required. Instructor approval required. Members of the performance group must also take at least one technique class, which may also be private instruction.