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: 02/28/17
  • Instructor: Kantor, Gary
  • Ages: 5 - 12

Are you ready to amaze all your friends? Now is your chance to learn incredible magic! This one-day workshop will teach children how to perform amazing magic tricks. The tricks are designed to be perfect for all ages. Following the class, the children will be putting on shows and amazing audiences with their new magical skills. Each class teaches new tricks, so be sure to sign up for multiple classes. In addition to just learning the tricks, children will be given their very own magic kit to take home. Space is limited!


  • Next Program Starts: 03/04/17
  • Instructor: Mueller, Meghann
  • Ages: 5 - 8

This workshop will be centered around Jazz technique and fundamentals. Students will work on developing coordination and an understanding of basic technical skills, as well incorporating both Jazz and Hip Hop choreography. No previous experience necessary.


  • Next Program Starts: 03/22/17
  • Instructor: Seyferth, Brandon
  • Ages: 7 - 17

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 have learned styles ranging from Pop, to Rock, Blues, Folk, Classical, Bossa Nova, Flamenco, and beyond. Let an experienced and versatile instructor guide you to reaching your musical goals. Trial lessons can be arranged upon request. Contact us today! Please bring your own guitar. All ages are welcome. Lessons are 30 minutes long. Students will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a lesson time.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/03/17
  • Instructor: Britt, Gwendolyn
  • Ages: 3 - 4

Imagination, movement, dance and enchanting costumes combine to enhance your child's creativity and coordination. Classes incorporate basic ballet, French terminology, creative movement and motor skill development.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/04/17
  • Instructor: Mosbo, Kristina
  • Ages: 18 - 127


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Mosbo, Kristina
  • Ages: 18 - 127

Poi was used, many years ago, by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand to increase flexibility and strength in their hands and arms as well as improving coordination.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Mosbo, Kristina
  • Ages: 18 - 127


  • Next Program Starts: 04/07/17
  • Instructor: Mosbo, Kristina
  • Ages: 18 - 127

Come and enjoy the spirit of Aloha in this beginning level hula dance class. Learn the hula basics and about Polynesian culture in a fun and relaxed environment.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/17/17
  • Instructor: Music Academy, Top Note
  • Ages: 4 - 127

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 as the fundamentals. All ages are welcome. Lessons are 30 minutes long. Students will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a time.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/18/17
  • Instructor: Music Academy, Top Note
  • 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" approach will give your child a strong musical foundation, learning the theory behind music as well as the fundamentals. Our philosophy is to teach music on a multi-instrumental level, allowing our students to thrive musically on various instruments while building their confidence. Our talented college-graduate teachers creatively inspire all students to choose the instruments they would really like to learn.