Fall 2020 Virtual Beginning Ballet with Synapse Arts

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Event Description

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


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.

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


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 


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. 


Beginning Ballet for 4 to 7 year olds

Thursdays 3:00– 3:45pm CST Oct 1 until Nov 19, 2020 

8 classes held virtually via Zoom, you will receive a link once registered



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. 


Register through Synapse at


(click "more details" for an active link)


FREE, registration required for Zoom link. 

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

Synapse Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and is happy to accept tax-deductible donations of all sizes.


These classes will be held virtually via Zoom. 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.



Running Time
45 minutes
Dance Styles