Aerobic ethnic dance




Dance your way to fitness with exciting live, acoustic music


Image of a Jutta & the Hi-Dukes’ Ethnorobics class in session.
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Active, educational fun for all ages; from 1st Grade up to Seasoned Citizens


“All ages” means we are delighted to invite everyone to join in!


Ethnorobics is a bit like Jazzercize set to an ethnic beat played live on acoustic instruments. You’ll have so much fun that you won’t notice you’re learning about the world and burning calories!


Over the course of an hour, participants learn line and circle dances from many different cultures.


To enroll call (847) 864–1022 between 10 AM and 10 PM C.S.T.

The fast-paced Gypsy and Klezmer dances as well as great traditional party dances from Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, French-Canada, and elsewhere will, for sure, work up a real, honest sweat!


Tempo is everything and so slower paced dances are also done giving dancers some breathing space without bringing the heart rate down to resting levels.


Multiple sites


We offer classes at many locations: Chicago’s Lincoln Square, Chicago’s Rogers Park, Long Grove, and Evanston.


If you’d like to move your body to energetic acoustic music, but none of these times / locations fit your schedule, contact us to find out how to arrange a class just for you at a time and place convenient to you! The Hi-Dukes love these dances and so are out there On The World Beat to bring them to you.




Jutta & the Hi-Dukes, Earwig Music label recording artists, have taught traditional ethnic dance since 1990 in Europe and across America including classes for the Evanston Homeschool Community as well as for the Chicago Waldorf School. Currently, Jutta and Terran teach ethnic dance at the Arcturus teacher training program in Chicago.




Winter 2016 session TBA. All ages are welcome. Held at the Christian Community Church, 2135 W. Wilson Ave., (On the SE corner of Hamilton and Wilson.) The room has a wonderful wooden floor, great for dancing on.


Contact us to sign up.




Winter 2016 session TBA. All ages are welcome.


Contact us to sign up.




Call to find out about Fall 2016–2017 classes.


For info call Linda Lee at (224) 578-3221 or e-mail LindaLee61 @




Homeschool Community private courses are available.



We are happy to discuss with you how you can have a class in your area! All you need is to have two things in place - a dance space (could be in your living room) and enough dancers. We can talk over those details when you contact us.


Scenes from Hi-Dukes
dance presentations


Image of Jutta & the Hi-Dukes as a trio.

“[Their] music is exciting, and listeners will find it hard to keep from leaping up to dance.” — Natalie Wainwright, Arts & Life reviewer, Round Table


“… such a wonderful show! Not only was your performance entertaining, but also informative and instructive, which is what we were hoping for in a university environment. … everybody had a wonderful time. Thank you again for a great show!” — Michael B. Cosmopoulos, Ph.D., Fellow, Academy of Science St. Louis, Professor of Archaeology, The Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Professor in Greek Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri


“I am not exaggerating or giving empty words when I say your performance was my favorite ever.” — Ashleah White, Reporter for The Current, University of Missouri – St. Louis, Nov. 28th, 2015


“Thank you so much for performing at our Bishop Hill Folk Festival! We have heard nothing but compliments about your music.” —Todd DeDecker, Bishop Hill Heritage Association Administrator


“Your performance was truly amazing and we are very glad that you could be part of this special event.” —Juan Carlos Acevedo, Outreach Coordinator, Wheeling Park District



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