Best of 2005: Jazz Hands Across America

Hear that? It’s the tune of 2006. Before we dive in, a shout-out to our favorites from 2005. Feel free to hum along.

Originally published 10/24/05

Looks can be deceiving.

Case in point: your closet. Judging from the ballerina flats, black knit leggings, and flamenco-esque skirts, you should be a shoo-in for Dancing with the Stars.

That is, until you bust your moves (emphasis on the word bust).

Don’t hang up the leg warmers just yet. At the newly opened All About Dance, you can embrace your inner Baryshnikov with adult classes in jazz, ballet, salsa, tap, and hip-hop. Been a while since you’ve slipped on the old jazz shoes? Don’t be nervous; many of the instructors are former Chicago Luvabulls and know the importance of a well-placed motivating cheer.

They also offer classes for tiny dancers (a.k.a. kids) during the day, host birthday bashes, bachelorette parties, and showers in addition to offering private lessons for those interested in getting serious about their pas de bourée.

As for those newly acquired dancer’s legs you’ll be sporting? Nothing deceitful going on there.

All About Dance, 2214 North Clark Street, between Webster and Belden Avenues (773-572-8701 or allaboutdance.org).

Looking for even more fun? Here are a few other picks from 2005:

Drive Me Crazy
Stick-Shift Classes

Hot Diggity Dog
Hot Dog Roundup

Knit Could Happen to You
Knit1 Knitting Shop

Hostess with the Mostess
Rustic Kitchen