Fall 2020 Virtual Dance classes with Synapse Arts

October 1, 2020 @ 3:00PM — November 20, 2020 @ 5:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Register here for the virtual fall session of Arts Partner classes with Synapse Arts! Registration options include beginning ballet, intermediate ballet, and hip hop, offered through Zoom. Contacta con nosotros para que te ayude con la inscripción en español. Por favor escribe a Rachel@synapsearts.com.

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Synapse Arts’ Fall session of classes runs from Thur, Oct 1st to Friday, Nov 20th.

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.

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Join us for a virtual fall session of classes! Though we cannot hold in-person classes at our normal Park District locations, we encourage students from Loyola Park, Berger Park, and beyond to continue taking classes with us online. The wonderful Ms. Katie will return as our teacher for beginning and intermediate ballet, and we are excited to have Synapse collaborator Tim Tsang teaching our first ever hip hop class.

All classes will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is free but students must be registered in order to receive the Zoom link. Synapse Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and is happy to accept tax-deductible donations of all sizes.

Registration is capped at 8 students per class; we will have a waiting list with the potential to open up additional spots in class.

Accessibility and inclusivity notes: Synapse Arts events actively welcome individuals with diverse identities, including all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, income levels, ages, parent/caregiver status, backgrounds, and household structures. All sessions are relaxed and sensory-friendly. Please contact Megan at megan@synapsearts.com with requests for accommodations or accessibility assistance

Class Schedule:

  • Beginning Ballet for 4 to 7 years: Thursdays 3:00–3:45pm CST Oct 1 until Nov 19, 2020

This beginner level activity is an introduction to ballet that has been adapted to a virtual space. Instruction includes the five positions, floor and barre work as well as basic dance combinations. This class introduces students to music and movement with a structured progression. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that allows movement, such as leotards or leggings, and to use a space in the house where they are free to move safely. Ballet shoes are optional. Taught by Synapse Ensemble Member and Teaching Artist Katie Matteson Campana.

  • Intermediate Ballet for 7 to 10 years: Thursdays 4:00–5:00pm CST Oct 1 until Nov 19, 2020

This intermediate level class of ballet has been adapted for a virtual space and will push dancers beyond the basic positions. Dancers will learn center floor and barre work as well as more complex dance combinations. Prior ballet experience is strongly recommended. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that allows movement, such as leotards or leggings, and to use a space in the house where they are free to move safely. Ballet shoes are optional. Taught by Synapse Ensemble Member and Teaching Artist Katie Matteson Campana.

  • Hip Hop for 8 to 11 years: Fridays 4:00–5:00pm CST Oct 2 until Nov 20, 2020

This beginner level activity is an introduction to hip hop, adapted for a virtual space. Instruction includes elements of popping, locking, breaking, and improvisation. This class introduces students to music and movement with progressive warm ups and fun combinations. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that allows movement and to use a space in the house where they are free to move safely. Socks or soft-soled shoes are recommended. Taught by Synapse collaborator and Teaching Artist Tim Tsang.


We look forward to connecting with old friends and new faces this fall, keeping the joy of dance alive in our community. Join us for dance class and find out more about Synapse at www.synapsearts.com.

Synapse Arts is in residency at Loyola Park and Berger Park Cultural Center through the Chicago Park District’s Arts Partners in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago's parks.