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Spring Classes

Spring 2018 Class Schedule: April 9 – June 2

From newborns to young teens, Chicago Children’s Theatre has a fantastic 8-week class for your child at The Station this spring. CCT Education Classes are unique to the performance and education landscape of Chicago. In addition to old favorites like Bubble JamsHipHop4Tots, Improv with The Second City! and more, we’ve added some exciting NEW CLASSES that you won’t find anywhere else!

We’re pleased to offer Drop-In opportunities on select classes. To enroll for a drop-in, we recommend contacting Guest Services ahead of time at 312.374.8835 to confirm availability and enroll. You can also enroll 30 minutes prior to the scheduled class, in person, pending availability.

PROFESSIONAL teaching artists
DYNAMIC curriculum
ONE convenient location in the West Loop

With the best Chicago-based introduction and training to Theatre, Drama, Hip Hop, Spectacle, Acting, and more, your child will unleash their imagination like never before at Chicago Children’s Theatre.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Education department via email or by calling 312.374.8834. Information on Tuition Assistance can be found here.

2018 Spring Classes
April 9 – June 2, 2018

Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays | Fridays | Saturdays

MONDAYS
Wiggleworms West Loop
$156 Ages 0-4
Mondays 9:15-10:00am; 10:15-11:00am – Register for Wiggleworms through Old Town School of Folk Music
In partnership with Old Town School of Folk Music, we are thrilled to bring their signature early childhood music program Wiggleworms to the West Loop! Delight in this special time for young children to learn, play, and grow though the power of song. Interactive, social, and imaginative, Wiggleworms is a rite of passage in Chicago – one that inspires new learning at the perfect time in a child’s life. PLEASE NOTE – this class runs April 30 – June 18.

Bubble Jams
$175 Ages 0-3, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Mondays 4:00-4:45pm – Class has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for Drop-In and pro-rated registration options 
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

 

TUESDAYS
Wiggleworms West Loop
$156 Ages 0-4
Tuesdays 9:30-10:15am; 10:30-11:15am – Register for Wiggleworms through Old Town School of Folk Music
In partnership with Old Town School of Folk Music, we are thrilled to bring their signature early childhood music program Wiggleworms to the West Loop! Delight in this special time for young children to learn, play, and grow though the power of song. Interactive, social, and imaginative, Wiggleworms is a rite of passage in Chicago – one that inspires new learning at the perfect time in a child’s life. PLEASE NOTE – there are multiples sessions of this class.

Lullabies
$112 Ages 0-6 months
Tuesdays 11:30-12:00pm – Register for Lullabies through Old Town School of Folk Music
Together, mommies, daddies, and families sing and gently move with their babies. Through call and response, you will learn new songs and recall childhood favorites to share with baby all day…and all night! As the room fills with cooing and melody, you and your baby will enjoy finger play songs, gentle dancing, and beautiful lullabies. Please bring a blanket for your little one. Nursing, bottles, sleeping, giggling, and crying welcome. PLEASE NOTE – there are multiples sessions of this class.

Learning Lab: Make a Music Video – NEW CLASS
$225 Grades 2-4
Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm – Class has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for options 
In this S.T.E.A.M.-based (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) after school experience, students work together to author, film, and edit a one-of-a-kind music video over the course of 8 weeks. Each student will leave the session the skills to continue creating independently.

 

WEDNESDAYS
Bubble Jams
$175 Ages 0-3, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Wednesdays 10:00-10:45am – Class has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for Drop-In and pro-rated registration options 
It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Open Play – NEW CLASS
$40
Ages 0-5, (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Required
Wednesdays 10:00-12:00pm – Register your child
BYOT! (Bring your own toys!) and learn to share. Your young one is invited to play and socialize in an open-play environment out of the cold and out of the rain. All while you enjoy complimentary coffee and tea with other neighborhood adults. PLEASE NOTE this class is six weeks, starting April 25 – May 30.

Intro to Theatre
$180
Grades K-2, Wednesdays 4:15-5:00pm -Class has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for options 
Grades 1-3, Wednesdays 5:15-6:00pmClass has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for options 
In this introduction to theatre, students will learn the basic principals of theatre though instruction and active theatre games. This game-based class prepares your young performer to take the stage and encourages confidence in collaborative play.

 

THURSDAYS
Circus and Aerial Arts
$230

Grades 3-5, Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm Class has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for options 
In this energetic introduction to circus and aerial arts, presented with Actors Gymnasium, students will take to the air and develop core strength and aerial artistry. Through instruction in trapeze and lyra, your child will increase strength, courage, and coordination.

Open Gym
$160

Grades 6-8, Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm Class has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for options 
Build strength, condition and stretch, and get more instruction on the apparatuses, all under the guidance of an Actors Gymnasium teaching artist. Apparatuses used in Open Gym include lyra, trapeze, silk, and Spanish web.

 

FRIDAYS
Shake the Stage
$190 Grades 5-8
Fridays 4:30-5:45pm Class has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for options 
Explore the stage with the Bard. Advanced acting and drama students read, analyze, perform, and find meaning in Shakespearean classics.

 

SATURDAYS
Hip Hop4Tots
$175 Ages 3-5 (Drop-Ins Welcome!) Parent Participation Welcome
Saturdays 9:30-10:15am Class has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for Drop-In and pro-rated registration options 
Your child will learn to communicate in a new way through beatboxing: making sounds through voice and body. Children will learn new ways to use their bodies to participate in creative play while engaging with stellar musical talent in this popular class.

Wiggleworms West Loop
$156 Ages 0-4
Saturdays 9:30-10:15am – Register for Wiggleworms through Old Town School of Folk Music
In partnership with Old Town School of Folk Music, we are thrilled to bring their signature early childhood music program Wiggleworms to the West Loop! Delight in this special time for young children to learn, play, and grow though the power of song. Interactive, social, and imaginative, Wiggleworms is a rite of passage in Chicago – one that inspires new learning at the perfect time in a child’s life.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa with Seeta: Intro to Indian Vocal Music – NEW CLASS
$150 Ages 3.5-6
Saturdays 11:30 – 12:15pm –Class has started. Please call 312.374.8834 for Drop-In and pro-rated registration options 
This class is an introduction to singing Indian music notes – Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, and Pa. Indian vocalist and harmonium player Seeta Khanna teaches children the basics of singing in Hindi through popular Bollywood children’s songs such as Nani Teri Morni, Lakdi Ki Kathi and Chanda Mama Door Ke. PLEASE NOTE, this class is six weeks, not eight. There will be no class on May 12  or May 19.