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2021 Chicago Class Guide

Virtual, On Demand or In Person

By Sara Yaniga, Macaroni Kid Chicago (Midtown) January 13, 2021


If there is a business that pivoted in 2020 it is Bubbles Academy!  They offer classes on a virtual platform, as well as have adapted their outdoor spaces to accomodate classes in-person.  As an added bonus they have created On Demand content which can be accessed .  

In-Person classes are available for children up to age 6 and include Bubbles favorites such as Preschool Prep, Music & Movement, Gentle Separation and Art & Adventure.  Click HERE to see the full schedule of In-Person classes.

Virtual classes are offered five days a week (Monday through Friday) and are offered on the Zoom platform as a drop-in, class series or even monthly unlimited access.  Your child can participate in Circle Time, go on an Imagination Adventure and so much more.  Check out the virtual calendar HERE.

On Demand is the latest offering from Bubbles Academy and you can rent an individual class for $2.99 (24 hour rental) or get unlimited access for $12.99 a month! On Demand content is available on Vimeo and they currently have TWENTY different classes available for viewing. That is over eight hours of Bubbles Ballet, Preschool Prep, Music & Movement, Circle Time and Imagination Adventure that can be incorporated into your family schedule at a time that is convenient for you.  Check it out HERE!



Buddha Belly Kids Yoga is so much more than yoga!  It is a safe space where a kid (or grown-up) can just be themselves - no matter if you are attending in-person or virtually.  Don't forget to bring you favorite stuffed animal or "lovey" along for the yoga fun designed for all ages and abilities!  New for 2021 are "On Demand" classes which can be incorporated into your routine at the time that works best for you and your family. 

Virtual class schedule includes Busy Buddhas, Bendy Buddhas, Storybook Yoga and Movers & Shakers and are available Monday through Friday.

On Demand classes are available for just $10 a month of unlimited access to their growing catalog of classes.



Porchlight is proud to be Chicago’s home for music theatre and believes in the power of studying theater to build self-confidence, creative thinking, and open us all up to be more empathetic and caring humans. Our youth classes are designed to build sequentially, with our youngest actors learning basics, up to our most advanced young artists creating a full production. Your young artist is welcome to join us at any stage!

Broadway Basics, Ages 7-10
Saturdays 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, February 6 – May 1 (no class Sat 4/3)

Music Theatre Bootcamp, Ages 11-13
Saturdays 1:00 am - 3:00 pm, February 6 – May 1 (no class Sat 4/3)

Advanced Music Theatre Performance, Ages 14-17 Sundays 3:30 - 6:30 pm, February 7 – May 2 (no class Sun 4/4)

Visit Porchlight Music Theatre online for more details and reserve your spot!



Stages Performing Arts raises the curtain with their live-streamed virtual classes, in-person sessions and On Demand content too!  Classes include Broadway & Me, Broadway Little Stars, Broadway Stars and Broadway Prep and are a unique blend of entertainment and education created by the highly trained child development staff.  Your child will be introduced to themes, characters and songs with each week. Check HERE for the current schedule of classes available.

If you can't get enough Stages then you can also find special virtual events, schedule private classes for your family or pod and even STAGES AT HOME lessons and kits for home use!