Virtual Hip Hop/Jazz Dance Combination class for 7 to 11 year olds

Event Type
Event Description

Join us for some fun dancing this winter! 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. 

This beginner level activity is an introduction to hip hop and jazz dance, adapted for a virtual space. This class introduces students to music and movement from both styles with progressive warm ups and fun combinations. Hip Hop instruction includes elements of popping, locking, breaking, and improvisation. Jazz instruction includes stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and dance combinations. The class will culminate with a virtual “mini-performance” on the last day, where students will be encouraged to invite friends and family members to join the Zoom session and watch them dance!

FREE, registration required for Zoom link.
Registration will close on Friday, February 19th.

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

Session schedule:
Class 1 (2/13): Jazz with Laura Tennal
Class 2 (2/20): Jazz with Laura Tennal
Class 3 (2/27): Jazz with Laura Tennal
Class 4 (3/6): Hip Hop with Tim Tsang
Class 5 (3/13): Hip Hop with Tim Tsang
Class 6 (3/20): Hip Hop with Tim Tsang
Class 7 (3/27): Review and practice with both instructors
Class 8 (4/3): Mini-performance with both instructors! Students can invite select friends and family members to watch them dance during the last half hour of class on this day. 

Classes will be held virtually via Zoom. 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 Teaching Artists Tim Tsang and Laura Tennal.


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.

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 with requests for accommodations​ or accessibility assistance.

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Hip Hop