by Reader staff
The Lou Conte Dance Studio (1147 W. Jackson), the school affiliated with the Hubbard Street Dance Company, will be hosting a weekend of free beginning dance classes starting with a midnight class in jazz/funk dancing, taught by Cirque Du Soleil performer and Lou Conte Dance instructor Dionna PridGeon, on Friday night. This will be followed by an open house on Sunday from 11 AM to 2 PM which will include free classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, Pilates, African, and tap. Preregistration is required for the midnight jazz/funk class only and can be done by phone at 312-850-9766. Participants aged 15 to 17 require parental approval for the midnight session as well.