Extensions: Dance Classes Chicago

Explore Hip-Hop Dance

We offer beginner-level hip hop, as well as intermediate and advanced levels, all taught by world-class instructors.


About Our Hip Hop Classes

Beginning Hip Hop Dance

This class will introduce young students to the history of Hip-Hop culture with basic moves for the novice dancer.

The style encompasses the movements of break-dancing and body-popping with a concentration on footwork.

The focus of this class is to build a solid foundation to execute popular dance moves to original choreography. Warm up includes isolations, hard-hitting exercises and a breakdown of the highly energetic routine to build stamina and musicality.

Intermediate Hip Hop Dance

Intermediate Hip Hop continues to build upon the basic principles of hip-hop dance and teaches age-appropriate choreography featured in today's popular music videos.

Each class focuses on combining street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Dancers will learn about the culture of hip-hop and all of its elements including basic footwork, freezes and more.

Advanced Hip Hop Dance

An advanced choreographed dance class focusing on stylized Hip Hop.

A dynamic, fast-paced dance extravaganza that will have you taking your Hip Hop style to the next level.

As seen on TV and music videos, Hip Hop is a blend of today’s high energy “Street Style” Movement. Typically performed to popular music, this style has been highly sought after by anyone wanting to break out of the box of traditional dance.

Develops power, personal style and agility by teaching a routine that builds momentum and repeats dance combinations rising in intensity. Considerable prior dance experience is recommended.

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Please note: Some classes require teacher approval and others do not allow drop-in students.

Located at 3933 N. Elston Ave., we proudly serve our neighbors in Irving Park, Avondale, Roscoe Village, North Center, Lincoln Square, Lakeview, and all over Chicagoland.

Classes are for ages 3-19. Sign up for the entire session or drop in when you’re available.

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Extensions is a studio of artistry, technique, and exploration for all age groups. Lizzie’s extensive background in the dance field and personalized training for all of her students make Extensions an amazing family to be a part of. The staff is top notch and the students go far.
— Jeff W., Chicago

About Extensions

Our state-of-the-art dance studio offers sprung flooring, top quality sound, high-end marley floors, and 13 years of experience in the industry.

Since 2005, Extensions instructors have worked with students to continue their journeys at institutions such as:

  • Juilliard
  • USC
  • Ailey/Fordham
  • NYU
  • Point Park University
  • Boston Conservatory
  • University of Arizona
  • University of the Arts
  • and others


2018-2019 Session: 
September 3, 2018 - June 1, 2019

No classes: 
Halloween: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Thanksgiving break: Monday, Nov. 19-Sunday, November 25, 2018
Winter break: Monday, Dec. 24, 2018-Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
Spring break: Saturday, March 23-Friday, March 29, 2019
Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2019

Extensions offers the following classes

• Advanced Ballet
• Advanced Contemporary
• Advanced Hip Hop
• Advanced Pointe
• Advanced Pointe & Variation
• Advanced Pilates/General Care & Maintenance for the Dancers Body
• Beginning Ballet
• Beginning Ballet/Jazz
• Beginning Hip Hop
• Beginning Jazz
• Beginning Pointe
• Boys Class
• Classical Jumps & Turns
• Hip Hop
• Intermediate Ballet A
• Intermediate Ballet B
• Intermediate Contemporary A
• Intermediate Jazz
• Intermediate Hip Hop
• Intermediate Pointe / Variations
• Intermediate Tap
• Musical Theater
• Pre-Ballet (age 3)
• Pre-Ballet (ages 4-5)
• Stretch & Strength

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Dress codes are established to promote learning and unity within a classroom setting. Please read our complete dress code to help ensure your child is dressed appropriately for his or her dance classes.