Classes are usually open to all participants with at least beginning/intermediate skills in body/mind awareness (such as those developed through dance, yoga, martial arts, etc.)
Please wear bare feet and comfortable clothing for movement classes, and arrive at least 5 minutes prior to all classes to sign in and change. Refunds only in cases of illness or injury.
Find below a list of regularly offered classes and jams at Links Hall:
Chicago Contact Improvisation Jam
Sundays, 11:30AM-2:30PM | $5-10, suggested donation.
Tai Chi Chuan
Tuesdays: 6-8pm (Beginner & intermediate students)
Sundays: 9:15-11:15am (Weapons class)
* NOTE: There will be no classes during the summer session (May 6 – August 31)
Fees: please contact instructors directly.
Instructed by Hau Kum Leung-Kneip & Peter Kneip
Thai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese system of slow, relaxed, meditative movements, suitable for all ages, which develop sensitivity, promote health, teach relaxation and the foundations of self-defense, and cultivate internal power.
While Tai Chi Chuan is practiced in many countries & by most people primarily as a healthy exercise, it is also a martial art. The Tai Chi Chuan solo form is a sequence of movements requiring 10 to 20 minutes to perform. Through the practice of this form, the student learns relaxation, balance, coordination, control, correct breathing and good posture while also building a repertoire of self-defense movements.
For more information, call 773-348-3175
CONTEMPORARY FORMS | WINTER dancing class series
Thursdays in FEBRUARY with Erin Kilmurray |10:30AM – 12PM
$8 cash or Venmo
GET YOUR ASS TO CLASS! Come to dance, play, sweat, try, fail, locomote, test your endurance, find your leg, fall off of your leg, slide around and fuck it up however you like. GET PHYSICAL with me in a space that is both a mindful individual practice and a catalyst for creating community.
The style structure of these classes stem from Modern / Contemporary forms – specifically highlighting effort, athleticism, musicality, and sensation while checking in and checking out of your foundational techniques. The room is designed to be a low-pressure environment to practice and play for any and all experienced dancers.
The studio will always be open @ 15 minutes before class begins for you to stretch a leg, roll around, finish your coffee and talk to a friend.
Erin Kilmurray is a choreographer, producer and teaching artist living and working in Chicago. Her dance works intentionally shift between immersive and proscenium spaces- she creates work that resonates in concert dance spaces, lo-fi performance galleries, music venues, parties, and film. Consequently, Kilmurray’s choreography has been presented supported by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Links Hall, The Soho House, Metro Chicago, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, The Chicago Reader, Empty Bottle Presents, Thalia Hall and for varied theatrical productions. In performance, Erin has worked with Kate Corby & Dancers, Same Planet Different World, Rebecca Lemme | Acts of Matter, Jessie Young, Paige Cunningham-Caladrella. Apart from her independent work, Kilmurray serves as the resident choreographer for The Inconvenience and is the Founder/Director of The Fly Honey Show. Kilmurray received acclaimed reviews being named “Best Choreographer ” (Chicago Reader, 2014) and one of “Four Artists Heating Up This Fall” (Chicago Magazine). She is a grateful recipient of 2017 3arts ‘Make A Wave’ award, a Young Leader’s Fund award and is a Sponsored Artist this fall with High Concept Labs.