Interested in picking up a new hobby or brushing up on some old skills? Dance lessons are the perfect way to get moving and try something new. Dance studios throughout Chicago offer lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced adult students alike, and there are plenty of affordable options! Looking for cheap dance classes in Chicago from the top studios? Below are our favorite picks!
The Joffrey Academy of Dance
10 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
One of the most renowned dance institutions in Chicago, the Joffrey Academy of Dance in the Loop provides enjoyable yet challenging dance lessons for students of all levels. Their adult open division teaches classes in ballet, west African, hip hop, and more. Most classes are drop-in, which cost $20 per class, but if you’re a college student or senior, you can receive a special discounted price for classes.
2853 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
This Lincoln Square studio offers all levels of adult classes from beginner to intermediate for ballet, tap, flamenco, contemporary, and more styles. Take a drop-in class for a fun experience or sign up for a session where you can build on your skills over time. Drop-in classes start at around $16, while sessions vary based on the length of the course.
4706 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
We frigging love Hive, from the convenient location to the friendly and supportive community, to the wide variety of programs they have. The Hive has everything from beginner ballet to intermediate jazz to high-heel walk and glide classes. (ladies, did you hear that!?) Their programs face both adults and kids. Classes are $18 per session, or you can get a better deal with their class passes for 5, 10, and 20 classes! Hardcore dancer? Check out their unlimited day, weekly, and monthly subscriptions!
Joel Hall Dancers & Center
2951 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Joel Hall is a Black-owned dance company, focusing on the foundations of jazz dance. While renovating their Albany Park studio, most classes at Joel Hall are given virtually with a few classes located in studios throughout Chicago. Attend a drop-in class for $20 or purchase session passes which range from $85-$190 to gain a fuller experience.
Glenwood Dance Studio
7017 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
A nonprofit organization, Glenwood Dance Studio in Rogers Park strives to be a warm and welcoming space for dancers of all levels to grow in style and technique. They teach a wide variety of classes, including ballet, contemporary, tap, salsa, and tango. For new students, the first class at Glenwood Dance Studio is free. After that, single class passes can be purchased for $15, or classes can also be purchased in bundles.
Dance Center Chicago
3868 N Lincoln Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60613
With each of their classes running for four weeks, Dance Center Chicago provides solid training for those looking to invest in dance lessons. From solo to partner classes, the studio’s schedule and options vary by each month, ensuring that there will always be something new to try. Classes cost $55 per person for a four-week session.
Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center
47 W Polk St, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Located in the Loop, the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center presents a wide range of classes through their studio along with Chicago Movement Collective and Tango Chicago. From ballet, contemporary, and jazz to hip hop and musical theater, their classes range from $12-$20 for drop-in lessons. Purchase a ten-class punch card for $150 to hone in on your skills over time.
Hyde Park Dance Center
5650 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago IL 60637
The Hyde Park School of Dance has gained an impressive reputation for training students throughout Chicago. Their adult classes vary between drop-in and eight-week courses. Learn the foundations of ballet, belly dancing, or tap dance during an eight-week class, or drop in to experience the basics of African, jazz, or hip-hop. Drop-in classes cost $15, while eight-week classes cost $110 for a pass.
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
With two locations in Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park, Old Town School of Folk Music offers one of the largest and most diverse dance programs in Chicago. Their classes include breakdancing, Brazilian dance, clogging, Irish step, and more. Most classes run for eight weeks with a voluntary showcase to friends and family to close out the course. Registration ranges from $146-$180 with a discounted rate for members
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