Class Info and FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to sign up for class at the beginning of the session?

Our classes are drop-in classes so you can start any time. For our Tap Basics and Ballet Basics classes it is best to start at the beginning of the session but if you can’t just let the teacher know and they will review basic steps.

How do I sign up for classes?

For online and in-person classes you can sign up with the MindBody app or at our online store and scheduler.

For online classes when it is time for class go to our Live Online Classes page for the Zoom link.

What should I wear to class?

In general, we suggest that students wear form-fitting athletic clothing they feel comfortable moving in. Shoes are also at the general discretion of the student–bare feet, socks or dance shoes are all acceptable. Additional class-specific suggestions are below:

  • Ballet: Ballet slippers are highly encouraged for footwear, though socks or bare feet are also acceptable. Leotards and tights are optional.
  • Tap: Tap shoes are highly preferred, but hard-soled shoes are acceptable (particularly for new students who may not yet have tap shoes). We do have a selection of loaner shoes available.

Is there parking?

There are metered spots on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt; the meters run till 6 p.m. There are also metered spots on Morse and these meters run till 9 p.m. It is possible to find free street parking, but it can take a while especially after 7 p.m.

What level class should I take?

If you have no previous dance training or experience in your selected style, we recommend starting at the Basic/Beginning level. If you have previous dance experience, choose the level that you feel is most appropriate for you. You are not restricted to your first class choice, and we encourage you to try out a variety of classes and levels to find movement that you love.

Who can take class at Glenwood Dance Studio?

Glenwood Dance Studio currently offers classes for adults only. Our minimum age for students is 16 years old. Any students under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a participation waiver. We welcome anyone who has a desire to dance, regardless of experience!

Where is Glenwood Dance Studio located?

Glenwood Dance Studio is located at 7017 N. Glenwood Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago between Lunt Ave and Greenleaf Ave.  We are easily accessible via the CTA Red Line at Morse (exit the platform to Lunt Ave and walk north on Glenwood Avenue).

Is it possible to rent studio space at Glenwood Dance Studio?

Yes! We rent our space for dance rehearsals any time we are not having classes. Please see our Rentals page for more information.