Christ Church Creative Dance - For Adults


Why should your kids have all the fun? Here’s YOUR chance to dance!

Come join us for a fun, non-competitive dance class right here at Christ Church. While your kids are at choir or sports or some other activity, you can get your groove on with other adults in the community. Class will be held on Mondays, 4:45-5:45, Oct. 8-Nov. 26.

Our instructor is Christ Church parishioner and professional dance teacher Amanda MacDonald. Amanda teaches using Brain-Compatible Lesson Planning developed by a renowned dance educator (and New Trier graduate.) Each class includes a warm up, mini-combinations, improvisational exercises, and time for reflection. We’ll include pop songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s as well as contemporary hits and Broadway. You’ll also get tips for healthy alignment and well-being. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow you to stretch and bring a towel to sit on.

We are ALL dancers – no experience required! Open to the community, so bring a friend!

Click below for Amanda’s professional bio and to register and pay for the class. Any questions, contact Amanda at or Melissa Durbin at

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Teacher Bio

Amanda Blair MacDonald lived in New York City for 17 years, working as a musical theatre performer and choreographer before transitioning into teaching. She taught from 2002-2008 at the American Academy of Performing Arts, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and the Ailey School. In 2008 she moved to Chicago, where she currently focuses on bringing her understanding of the Alexander Technique and developmental movement to K-12 curriculum. Amanda is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher, and offers private lessons and group classes in Winnetka and Chicago.

On Facebook: Alexander Technique and Dance with Amanda Blair MacDonald