Performing Arts

Winnetka Community House offers performing arts programming for every interest!

The Winnetka Dance Studio offers all levels and types. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Ballroom are just a few. In June, participants in our youth classes perform in our annual Dance Recital.

Matz Hall is one of the North Shore’s most historic and active theaters. We partner with Skyline Studios to offer young children an acting experience they’ll never forget.

We also offer music classes for all ages. The Music Institute of Chicago offers Musikgarten classes for parents and babies. Guitar and Piano lessons are also available for all ages.

  • Next Program Starts: 01/08/18
  • Instructor: Gwendolyn Britt
  • Ages: 10 - 14


  • Next Program Starts: 01/08/18
  • Instructor: Top Note Music Academy
  • Ages: 4 - and up

Learn how to play piano in a fun and creative way! Our unique approach is structured entirely around the student's needs. Regardless of age or skill level, we educate our students with a strong musical foundation, learning the theory behind piano as well


  • Next Program Starts: 01/09/18
  • Instructor: Kristina Mosbo
  • Ages: 8 - 12


  • Next Program Starts: 01/09/18
  • Instructor: Top Note Music Academy
  • Ages: 4 - 7

Let your child become a Rock Star! Each week, your child will learn about different rock/pop instruments such as guitar (acoustic & electric), electric bass, keyboards, violin, drums and percussion, as well as voice (using a microphone). Our fun "hands-on


  • Next Program Starts: 01/09/18
  • Instructor: Christina Fee
  • Ages: 4 - 5


  • Next Program Starts: 01/10/18
  • Instructor: Monica O'Connor
  • Ages: 9 - 17


  • Next Program Starts: 01/10/18
  • Instructor: Brandon Seyferth
  • Ages: 7 - and up

This class is for beginner to advanced guitarists of all ages. Students of this course have learned: lead guitar, rhythm guitar, singing while playing, songwriting, improvising, how to figure out songs by ear, and much more! Students of this course hav


  • Next Program Starts: 01/11/18
  • Instructor: Kristina Mosbo
  • Ages: 9 - 14


  • Next Program Starts: 01/13/18
  • Instructor: Elyse Reynolds
  • Ages: 12 - 15


  • Next Program Starts: 01/27/18
  • Instructor: Skyline Studios Children's Theatre
  • Ages: 7 - 12

3...2...1...Action! What do I prepare for my audition? Have no fear, Skyline is here! Join the Directors of Skyline Studios to learn how to give a fabulous audition for Willy Wonka Jr. We will explore the essentials of a singing, dancing, and acting audit


  • Next Program Starts: 01/29/18
  • Instructor: Skyline Studios Children's Theatre
  • Ages: 7 - 12

Join Skyline Studios and let your creativity take flight in Willy Wonka Jr.! Jump into a magical world of musical theatre by exploring acting, singing and choreography in preparation for the show. By the end of class, you will be ready to take center stag


  • Next Program Starts: 01/31/18
  • Instructor: Noralynn Baroja
  • Ages: 3 - 5

*Musikgarten classes on May 9 & 10 will be held at the Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka.*


  • Next Program Starts: 01/31/18
  • Instructor: Noralynn Baroja
  • Ages: 0 - 3

Participate with your toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments while developing a strong musical bond with your child. Through activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement, your ch


  • Next Program Starts: 01/31/18
  • Instructor: Noralynn Baroja
  • Ages: 1 Month - 18 Months

Play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving and singing. Activities are designed to increase your child's curiosity about music, develop listening skills and sense of beat through movement


  • Next Program Starts: 02/08/18
  • Instructor: Skyline Studios Children's Theatre
  • Ages: 5 - 7

Calling all young actors... Are you ready to have your debut on stage? Join us in a wonderful and exciting journey as we explore musical theatre! All actors involved in this program will rehearse weekly to learn songs, scenes and dances from Willy Wonka J


  • Next Program Starts: 02/08/18
  • Instructor: Skyline Studios Children's Theatre
  • Ages: 3 - 4

An introduction to musical theatre! Broadway tots will explore the beginning fundamentals of theatre and working together to perform. Broadway tots will act, sing and dance to well known Willy Wonka Jr. songs! Family and friends are invited to join us at


  • Next Program Starts: 06/11/18
  • Instructor: Skyline Studios Children's Theatre
  • Ages: 7 - 12

Take your theatre experience to the next level! Join Skyline Studios and let your creativity take flight in Cinderella! Jump into the magical world of musical theatre by exploring acting, singing and choreography in preparation for the big show! By


  • Next Program Starts: 06/11/18
  • Instructor: Skyline Studios Children's Theatre
  • Ages: 4 - 6

Come perform, learn, celebrate, and play! This unique camp offers a combination of outdoor play, creative play, storytelling, theater dramatics, and educational experiences for children ages four to six years. This two week camp will involve lessons, a


  • Next Program Starts: 06/18/18
  • Instructor: Skyline Studios Children's Theatre
  • Ages: 5 - 7

Our actors and actresses will explore the singing and dancing adventures of this classic story! All actors involved in this program will rehearse daily to learn songs, scenes, and dances from Cinderella. Each cast member will receive a script for practic