Looking to take up a new hobby or brush up on old skills? Dance lessons are the perfect way to get moving and try something new. Dance studios across Chicago offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes, and there are plenty of affordable options! Looking for cheap dance classes in Chicago from the best studios? Below are our favorites!
10 E Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
One of Chicago’s most prestigious dance institutions, the Joffrey Academy of Dance in the Loop offers fun yet challenging dance classes for students of all levels. Their open adult department teaches ballet, West African, hip-hop and more. Most classes are drop-in classes that cost $20 per class, but if you’re a college student or senior, you can get a special rate for tuition.
2853 W Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
This Lincoln Square studio offers all levels of adult classes from beginner to advanced in ballet, tap, flamenco, contemporary and more styles. Take a drop-in class for fun, or sign up for a session where you can build your skills over time. Drop-in courses start at around $16 while sessions vary based on the length of the course.
4706 N Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
We love Hive, from the convenient location, to the friendly and supportive community, to the wide variety of programs they have. The Hive offers everything from beginner ballet to advanced jazz to heeled walking and gliding classes. (Ladies, did you hear that!?) Their programs cater to both adults and children. Tuition is $18 per session, or you can get a better deal with the 5, 10, and 20 class passes! hardcore dancers? Check out their unlimited daily, weekly and monthly subscriptions!
2951 W Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
Joel Hall is a black owned dance company that focuses on the fundamentals of jazz dance. During the renovation of her Albany Park studio, most classes at Joel Hall will be held virtually, with some classes taking place at studios across Chicago. Take a $20 drop-in class or purchase session passes, which range from $85 to $190, for a more immersive experience.
7017 N Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Glenwood Dance Studio in Rogers Park is a not for profit organization and strives to provide a warm and welcoming place for dancers of all levels to develop in style and technique. They teach a variety of classes including ballet, contemporary, tap, salsa and tango. First class at Glenwood Dance Studio is free for new students. After that, individual class passes can be purchased for $15, or classes can also be purchased in bundles.
3868 N Lincoln Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60613
With each of their courses lasting four weeks, Dance Center Chicago offers a solid education for those looking to invest in dance classes. From solo to partner classes, the studio’s schedule and options vary month-to-month to ensure there’s always something new to try. Tuition is $55 per person for a four week session.
47 W Polk Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center is located in the Loop and offers a wide range of classes at its studio along with Chicago Movement Collective and Tango Chicago. From ballet, contemporary, and jazz to hip-hop and musical theater, courses range from $12 to $20 for drop-in classes. Buy a $150 punch card with ten classes to improve your skills over time.
5650 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago IL 60637
The Hyde Park School of Dance has built an impressive reputation for educating students across Chicago. Their adult classes vary between drop-in and eight-week courses. Learn the basics of ballet, belly dance, or tap during an eight-week course, or drop in to learn the basics of Africa, jazz, or hip-hop. Drop-in courses are $15, while eight-week courses are $110 for a pass.
4544 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
With two locations at Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park, the Old Town School of Folk Music offers one of the largest and most diverse dance programs in Chicago. Her classes include Breakdance, Brazilian Dance, Clogging, Irish Step and more. Most courses last eight weeks with a voluntary presentation for friends and family to conclude the course. Registration ranges from $146 to $180 with a discounted price for members
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