Columbia College Chicago

Kids Classes

Sherwood cultivates your child's potential through fun and accessible classes in music, dance and theatre. Our kids programs are open to anyone who wants to participate and are taught in a playful and informal learning environment.

* For current tuition rates and schedule, visit our Online Registration Center.


Curse of the Cracked Locket, an Original Musical

Ages 6-10

It’s 1895, and a group of eccentrics gather at the country home of Prunella Painsworth for a summer weekend of fun and frolic, but things quickly turn sour when a valuable gold locket is stolen by one of the guests. At the end of this original musical play, the audience helps decide whodunit.

This is a 16-week class.

An Original Musical: $320

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Ballet

Ages 6-8

In this class, children will develop a foundation of ballet technique in a fun, supportive environment that allows them to create, improvise, collaborate with their peers. Through a combination of structured skill, movement games and group activities, students will be introduced to traditional ballet dance and choreography. Students will have opportunities to develop their own original ballet-influenced coreography, which will be showcased at the end of the session. Comfortable, close fitting pants and top and ballet shoes are required for participation in this class. Leotard and tights are optional.

Ballet: $128

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Kids Piano Lab

Ages 6-12

Sherwood’s Kids Piano Lab program is an ideal way to try out the piano in a group setting and build the foundation for continued individual study in piano or other instruments. Students will acquire a familiarity with the keyboard, learn beginning music reading skills, and play simple melodies. Classes are taught in Sherwood’s digital keyboard lab.

A new Kids Piano Lab program begins every 8 weeks for new students. Once a student enrolls in the Kids Piano Lab program, they will typically continue with that same group of students, at the same day and time every term, until either the student become advanced to the point of moving into private instruction, enrollment in the class dwindles down below the minimum required to run the class, or until the student chooses to drop out of the program altogether. Kids Piano Lab classes are 8 weeks long for introductory classes, and 16 weeks long for all subsequent continuing classes.

There are two different sections of Kids Piano Lab. One for ages 6-8, and one for ages 9-12.

Kids Piano Lab Level 1: $128

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Children's Piano

Kids Guitar

Ages 6-8

Are you interested in playing for family and friends or becoming the next rock star? Kids Guitar class is a great way to get introduced to the guitar! Learn chords, strumming patterns, and melodic lines as well as how to play with others in a fun, relaxed setting. There are two levels of Kids Guitar meant to be taken sequentially: Kids Guitar 1 and Kids Guitar 2.

A new Kids Guitar program begins every 8 weeks for new students. Once a student enrolls in the Kids Guitar program, they will typically continue with that same group of students, at the same day and time every term, until either the student become advanced to the point of moving into private instruction, enrollment in the class dwindles down below the minimum required to run the class, or until the student chooses to drop out of the program altogether. Kids Guitar classes are 8 weeks long for introductory classes, and 16 weeks long for all subsequent continuing classes.

A guitar is required for all guitar classes. Sherwood does not rent guitars, however, your instructor can help recommend one for you.

Kids Guitar Level 1: $128

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Hip Hop Dance

Ages 6-12

Hip Hop Dance celebrates creativity, individuality, and confidence through self-expression. In this class, students will learn the fundamental movement techniques of an eclectic collection of dance forms that fall under the umbrella term "Hip Hop." This may include the basic movements of breaking, popping, locking, tutting, house as well as other vernacular dances. Students will also learn movement alongside basic histories of where the dances come from, as well as values that are central to hip hop dance forms. Together, we will practice a combination of choreographed and freestyle exercises that will be showcased at an end-of-term performance for family and friends.

There are two sections of Hip-Hop Dance, one for 6-8 year olds, and one for 9-12 year olds.

Hip Hop Dance: $128

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Voice for the Young Performer

Ages 6-12

By singing with a group, students will learn how to develop their stage presence and be introduced to vocal technique through a variety of popular songs. Through interactive games, students will learn basic rhythm and pitch. At the end of the term, children have the opportunity to participate at an end-of-session performance for friends and family.

There are two sections of ‘Voice for the Young Performer’ for children, one for ages 6 – 8, and one for ages 9 – 12.

Voice for the Young Performer: $128

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Voice