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: 04/23/18
  • 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 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: 05/01/18
  • 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" 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.


  • Next Program Starts: 05/15/18
  • Instructor: Top Note Music Academy
  • Ages: 4 - and up

Learn how to SING in a fun 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 their voice as well as the fundamentals. Our philosophy has always been to teach music to children 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 instrument(s) they would really like to learn. Our goal is to educate our community of children and adults with the gift of music. Lessons are 30 minutes long. Students will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a time.


  • Next Program Starts: 05/19/18
  • Instructor:
  • Ages: Kindergarten - 5th

Expert master classes and panels offered periodically by Children?s Theatre of Winnetka to provide students an insider glimpse of the professional performing arts world. At our inaugural event, top industry professionals from the Chicago area will share their stories, insights and advice with 6th-12th grade theatre enthusiasts and touch on essential onstage, offstage and backstage skills ? from acting, choreography and directing to set, lighting, costume and sound design. Moderators will be CTW directors Cathy Hirschmann and Stephen Schellhardt


  • 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: 06/11/18
  • Instructor: Brandon Seyferth
  • Ages: 4 - 17

Go from zero to sixty with your playing in one week. One hour a day, five days. Practice and learn with an instructor who has over a decade of experience teaching guitar. Options available for all skill levels. Just speak to the instructor for advice about how this program can work for you or your child. Get playing fast. Reserve today. Must provide own guitar.


  • Next Program Starts: 06/11/18
  • Instructor: E. Nevins
  • Ages: 5 - 6


  • Next Program Starts: 06/12/18
  • Instructor: Gwendolyn Britt
  • Ages: 11 - 15


  • Next Program Starts: 06/13/18
  • Instructor: Brandon Seyferth
  • Ages: 18 - and up

Gain or hone a skill this summer with feedback that you just can't get online. An instructor who has been teaching guitar for more than a decade will guide you. Flexible options available to fit your schedule, just speak to the instructor for advice. All skill levels welcome. Begin today Students will be contacted by the instructor to arrange a lesson time. Must provide own guitar.


  • 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