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Beginner Class
A good place to start for BEGINNERs or those REFRESHING their basics.

I,II,III,IV - CORE classes. These should be taken in SEQUENTIAL order.

Int/Adv - Intermediate or Advanced. These should be taken AFTER completing all CORE classes.

Master - Master class. These classes REQUIRE instructor APPROVAL.


Series
Four 55-minute sessions that are typically spread out over four consecutive weeks. On occasion, they may be condensed, two sessions into two weeks.

Workshop
55-minute sessions that can be scheduled one at a time, back to back, on one day or consecutive days.

Special Programs
Are typically priced in a more unique fashion. May include bootcamps, visiting instructors, or any other special class formats.

The MayI Studio - 5246 N. Elston, Chicago, IL
monday

Series (4-weeks)

Feb 1 - 22:
in room # 1
  • 6pm Cumbia & Street-Style Salsa III
  • Description:

    Continue with more Cumbia and Street-Style Salsa patterns, technique and styling.  

  • 7pm Argentine Tango III
  • Description: Learn technique and patterns like the Parada Back Ocho to Sandwich, Right Molinete, Ocho Cortado, Gancho from Sandwich, and more.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing Whip Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Walk Under whip, Cutoff whip variations, Apache, Hammerlock, Continuous whip, and more.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Boleo Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn several variations of the Boleo, the correct technique, connection, and how to use them in your Argentine Tango.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm West Coast Swing IV
  • Description: Add more fundamental connection, technique, styling, and patterns such as the Tuck Throwout, Barrel Roll, Sugar Tuck Double, Fold, Yo Yo, Free Spin, and more.

    Workshops

    Feb 29:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Isolations & Body Movement (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Learn how to move one body part at a time to improve your Latin, Swing, and Ballroom technique.  This class will focus on styling using different body parts to take your dancing to the next level.

  • 7pm Argentine Tango Intro to Barridas (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Learn the fundamentals of the "sweep" technique and how to incorporate into your Argentine Tango.  Must have completed Argentine Tango I, II and III to qualify.

  • 8 - 10pm Argentine Tango Volcadas & Colgadas (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Have fun learning these off-axis positions.  This 2 hour workshop will focus on the technique for executing these popular movements.
     

    Special Programs

    Feb 1 & Mar 21:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Hustle Performance Class (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Join a group of talented peers and learn a fully choreographed routine. Have the opportunity to perform with the troupe in front of an audience, possibly even a showcase, dance event or convention. More than just learning cool moves and choreography, you'll learn how to be an effective performer, look good, have more discipline in your dance, and you'll have an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life working on this team project.

    Additional Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

    Feb 1 - Mar 21:
    in room # 1
  • 8:30 - 10pm Hustle Advanced Bootcamp (Mastery)
  • Description: This intense program is invite/audition only in order to gather students that will thrive in a demanding and fast-paced class environment. Advanced and Mastery concepts, patterns, styling and connection techniques are usually covered.

    Additional Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

    Ongoing

  • 10pm Argentine Tango & Milonga Practica
  • Description: Only $5 per person, Come practice in a comfortable studio setting. Drop in basis.

    tuesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Feb 2 - 23:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Salsa II
  • Description: Continue building your Salsa with technique and patterns such as the Pump & Up, Closed Cross Body Lead, Release, Open Break Turn, Waterfall Combo, and Cross Body Lead Turns.

  • 7pm Salsa Baskets (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Baskets can add dynamics to your Salsa with movement through the slot by both partners. Learn several basket variations and how to mix them up with other patterns to make it all flow smooth and cool.

  • 8pm Hustle II
  • Description: Continue with technique and patterns such as the Cross Body Lead, Hammerlock variations, CBL Turn, and more.

  • 9pm West Coast Swing I
  • Description: Learn this amazing contemporary style of swing. It's been exploding in popularity worldwide as people discover it's versatility, musicality, and sexy styling via the thousands of YouTube clips and dance TV shows. WCS is the most popular dance at our studio, and for good reason! Get started with the basic technique, connection, and patterns such as the Underarm Turn, Push Break, Side Pass, Starter, and Throwout.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm West Coast Swing 2nd Helping of Bread & Butter (Int/Adv)
  • Description: More standard technique and patterns such as Open Side Tuck Throwout, Cutoff Whip, Cutoff, Reverse Whip variations, Roll to Closed, Boa, and more.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Feb 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Waltz I
  • Description: Get started with this elegant dance perfect for many contemporary slow songs as well as the classics. Learn connection and patterns such as the Box, Progressive, Hesitations, Slow Turn, Promenade, and more.

  • 7pm Foxtrot II
  • Description: Continue with more fundamental technique and patterns such as the turning box, zig zag, twinkle, sway, and dip.

  • 8pm Rumba II
  • Description: Continue with the technique and patterns such as Cross Body Lead, Walks, Rocks, Stop & Go, and Side breaks.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango II
  • Description: Continue with this class where you will learn patterns like the Continuous Cruzada, Cross Salida, Parada Forward Ocho, Back Ocho Cruzada, Parada Back Ocho with Forward Ocho End, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Bachata II
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like the Stationary Basic, 3/4 Pivot Turn, Wrap 1/2 Turn Combo, Waterfall to Closed, Cuddle Walk, & Crossover Basic.

  • 7pm Salsa Classic Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Turnstile, Stop & Go, CBL Fake, Lasso variations, Behind Back.

  • 8pm Rumba Colada (Int/Adv)
  • Description: More fancy moves and styling to impress with your Rumba skills!

  • 9pm Argentine Tango More Vals Style Fundamentals (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Vals is one of the 3 common styles in the Argentine Tango family. Learn the rhythm, technique, style, and patterns that make Vals a vital part of being a well-rounded Argentine Tango dancer.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Feb 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Country Two-Step I
  • Description: Perfect place to start with Country Two Step, or review what you have learned before. Covers technique, connection and patterns such as basic walk, promenade, inside cuddle, sweetheart, closed, change of places, and more.

  • 7pm Bachata Quarter Steps (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn these popular variations for Bachata including steps like Titanic, Cuddle, Double Turns, and more.

  • 9pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Bachata I
  • Description: Start your Bachata adventure here. Learn the rhythms, technique, connection and basic steps like the Side Basic, Forward & Back Basic, Follow's Left and Right Turns, Lead's Left & Right Turns, Half Pivot Turn, Cuddle Wrap Combo, and more.

  • 7pm Country Two-Step Outside Weaves (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the outside weave, waist slide, lariat, and more.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing Intro to Syncopated & Varied Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Change up your footwork and make your basics look fancy. Learn the connection, technique and steps to make this happen using moves like forward checks, swivels, crosses, grapevines, voltas, and glide.

  • 9pm West Coast Swing Hammerlock, Folds & a Rocket (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Hammerlock Fold Struts, Sweetheart Alternating Folds, Alternating Hammerlocks, Ronde, Spins, and Rocket.

    friday

    Ongoing

    Dance Lessons & Parties every Friday!

    1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays. Dance to a great mix of Salsa, West Coast Swing, Lindy, Hustle, Latin, & Ballroom music.



    2nd & 4th Fridays. A night devoted entirely to ballroom music including Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Swing, Cha Cha, & more.


    saturday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Feb 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 10am Kizomba II
  • Description:

    Build off your basic Kizomba steps with more patterns, styling and technique for the social dance floor.

  • 11am Zouk II
  • Description: Build on the fundamentals, polish the look and feel, and learn some new steps.

  • 12pm Salsa IV
  • Description: Learn more fundamental patterns, styling and technique and put it all together so you can make the jump to intermediate-advanced.

    Additional Prerequisites: Salsa III

  • 1pm Foxtrot I've Got My Spiral To Keep Me Warm (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as progressive change steps, spiral, back twinkle, double promenade turn, and more.

  • 2pm Hustle IV
  • Description: Final class in the core. Complete this class to be ready for the int/adv level, or review fundamentals that you learned before. More technique, styling, and patterns such as Triangle Wrap, Barrel Roll, Hustle Whip Inside, Hip Catch, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 11am East Coast Swing I
  • Description: Great class for those new to dancing, as well as to review what you may have learned before. Technique and patterns such as outside turn, she goes, he goes, belt loop, cuddle, closed basic, double hand basic, throwout and return.

  • 12pm Salsa I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

    Special Programs

    Feb 6 - Apr 30:
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm Bachata Ladies Styling Performance Class (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Description:
    No Partner’s needed!  Join Itza in this wonderful opportunity to express yourself in a fun and sexy way while working on your styling and technique for your Bachata and Latin dances.  Bachata is all about the sensual body movement, in this 20-hour program you will learn to isolate parts of the body, do fancy Dominican-style footwork, head whips, arm styling & musicality.  Execute fancy moves with confidence and control.
     
    Class Dates, Times, and inclusions:
    Saturdays
    1pm to 3pm
    February 6 – April 30 (10 instructor led sessions, 3 weeks off TBD)
    Limited additional studio time for your own practices of class material
    Target Performance Date: May TGIF, SOS, and/or Willowbrook Wednesday.  Possible other club appearances.
    Costume will be additional cost
    Additional time with coach available at additional cost
    Possible reschedule of a session if studio is needed for visiting instructor or special event.
     

    Feb 13:
    in room # 1
  • 5 - 7pm Couples Romantic Dance Class
  • $45 per couple before February 10th.  $55 per couple February 10th or later.

    Description:

    Unique Valentine’s Day Idea to Sweep your Sweetheart Off Her/His Feet!

    Dance and Romance your Valentine!
    Impress your sweetheart with a unique and romantic date this Valentines Day. Hold each other close while learning easy steps of various ballroom and slow dances.

    Join May I Have This Dance for this rare workshop. We’ll set the tone for an intimate evening of connection and dancing. You’ll be sweeping them off their feet with your new moves and intimate styling.  The last 30 minutes will be a mini dance party with chocolates sparkling drinks included! All levels are welcome. You must bring your own partner. No rotating.

    Registration: Call (773) 635 -3000 or e-mail info@mayihavethisdance.com.  Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted.

     

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Feb 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Argentine Tango I
  • Description: Perfect place to start your Argentine Tango journey, this class will cover the basics like Tango Walks Forward, Tango Walks Side, Six-Count Basic, Salida, and Cruzada Forward Ocho. Each class will vary a little as Instructors add material and exercises as is best for each class.

  • 3pm Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

  • 5pm Zouk Shaping Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Add more shaping and styling to your Zouk.  New patterns emphasizing the characteristic Zouk body movements will be covered and integrated into your Zouk fundamentals.

    in room # 2
  • 4pm Zouk I
  • Description: A dance from Brazil, it has become hot in Latin dance circles around the world. It's very attention-getting with its dramatic, curvy, wave-like body movement as well as its ultra-sexy tone. Salsa, West Coast Swing, and even Ballroom dancers are stealing moves and styling from Zouk to make their other dances more interesting.

    Additional Prerequisites: Int/Adv Level in Salsa, WCS, Samba, or equivalent highly recommended

    Ongoing

    Swing Dance Lessons & Parties every Sunday!

    Every Sunday! Learn some West Coast Swing & Hustle moves, then dance to Blues, R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, & pop music.


    The Willowbrook Ballroom - 8900 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs, IL
    wednesday

    Ongoing

    Salsa Nights at the Willowbrook Ballroom!

    Every Wednesday! Learn some basic through advanced Salsa moves, then dance to Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, & more.

    The MayI Studio - 5246 N. Elston, Chicago, IL
    monday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Mar 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Salsa I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

  • 7pm Argentine Tango IV
  • Description: Continue your core Argentine Tango patterns, technique and styling. Get polished up and ready for the next level.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing Whip It Good (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Add these fancy whip variations to your repertoire. Patterns may include Extended Stalker, Continuous Inside, Basket & Reverse, Snap, Lead's Basket, Left Side, and more.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Milonga Style Fundamentals, Grapevine & Molinete (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Milonga is one of the 3 common styles in the Argentine Tango family. Learn the rhythm, technique, style, and patterns that make Milonga a vital part of being a well-rounded Argentine Tango dancer.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Hustle I
  • Description: Get started with Hustle, or review what you have learned before. This class will cover technique, connection, and patterns like the Hesitation, Turning Basic, She Goes, He Goes variations, Throwout-Return, and more.

    Special Programs

    Mar 28:
    in room # 1
  • 8:30 - 10pm Hustle Open Patterns & Visual Partnering Magic (Mastery)
  • $25 Standard Price.  $20 by March 24th.

    Description: Amazing partnering work without physical contact. Others will think you and your partner are performing choreographed or planned patterns, but you will actually be leading & following very cool movements on the fly without actually touching. Learn the concepts and then get creative. Not only will this give you some dramatic new material for your Hustle, it will improve your technique for all your patterns, as well as hone your instincts, reaction time, and styling.

    Ongoing

  • 10pm Argentine Tango & Milonga Practica
  • Description: Only $5 per person, Come practice in a comfortable studio setting. Drop in basis.

    tuesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Mar 1 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Nightclub Two-Step I
  • Description: Start your Nightclub Two-Step adventure here, or review what you have learned before. Learn technique and patterns like the Basic, Underarm Turns, Left Turning Basic, Crossovers, and more.

  • 7pm Salsa Reverse Cross Body Leads (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn walk throughs, how the follow's can style them, and several cross body leads where the follow spins to the right. These are part of every advanced Salsa dancer's repertoire. Add them to yours.

  • 8pm Hustle III
  • Description: More technique, styling, and patterns such as the Bridge, Grapevine, Shadow CBLT, and NY Walk.

  • 9pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Bachata I
  • Description: Start your Bachata adventure here. Learn the rhythms, technique, connection and basic steps like the Side Basic, Forward & Back Basic, Follow's Left and Right Turns, Lead's Left & Right Turns, Half Pivot Turn, Cuddle Wrap Combo, and more.

    Workshops

    Mar 29:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Blues Dance Dance Basics
  • Description: Blues Dance is an intimate style of dance primarily done to slow blues music. Connection, pulse, and improvisation are emphasized more than patterns and combinations. Although its roots are decades old, Blues Dance has recently been popularized by dancers in the swing and Lindy scene. Get a taste of Blues Dance in this workshop.

  • 7 - 9pm West Coast Swing Making the Connection (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Get into the fine details of connection that are absolutely essential to WCS. Using analogies, fun exercises, tools, and drills, we'll build good habits and muscle memory. Even those that have been dancing WCS for awhile will benefit from making sure you haven't built bad habits. Learn the secrets to the unique WCS connection.

  • 9pm Zouk Latest Cool Moves (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Add the latest moves to your Zouk in this one hour workshop.  New moves taught every workshop, so repeat this class as often as you can to learn something new each time!

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Salsa Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 300 additional Int/Adv combinations in our curriculum. This workshop will be different every time it's offered, typically covering 2 to 4 combinations each hour. Repeat this class often to learn many of these patterns.

    Special Programs

    Mar 1 - Apr 19:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Hustle Bootcamp II (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Building on Bootcamp I, this Intense program is invite/audition only in order to gather students that will thrive in a demanding and fast-paced class environment. Successful candidates should have already taken Hustle Bootcamp I or regular private lessons. Material covered is a cross-section of topics from other classes, but usually in a more focused and challenging way, with extra options for styling and technique.

    Additional Prerequisites: Hustle Bootcamp I or equivalent, and Instructor Approval.

  • 8:30 - 10pm West Coast Swing Boot Camp II (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Build on Boot Camp I with more challenging technique, styling, connection, variations, and patterns. Share this demanding and fast-paced experience with other talented and hard-working dancers.

    Additional Prerequisites: Instructor approval required

    Mar 8 & 29:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Mar 2 - 23:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Waltz II
  • Description: Continue with more technique and patterns such as the Corner Step, Left Box with Underarm Turn, and Twinkle variations.

  • 7pm Foxtrot III
  • Description: More fundamental technique and patterns such as check, progressing twinkle, right box, and grapevine.

  • 8pm Rumba III
  • Description: Expand your Rumba with new steps and refined techniques.

    Additional Prerequisites: Rumba II

  • 9pm Argentine Tango III
  • Description: Learn technique and patterns like the Parada Back Ocho to Sandwich, Right Molinete, Ocho Cortado, Gancho from Sandwich, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Bachata III
  • Description: Continue building your Bachata fundamentals with new patterns, technique and styling. This class builds on Bachata I & II and prepares you for the Intermediate-Advanced level.

  • 7pm Salsa Cross Body Lead Turn Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and CBLT variations such as Crossed Hands, Handshake, Left, Pacman, Hammerlock, Handcuff, and more.

  • 8pm Rumba Bahama Breeze (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Take your Rumba to the next level by learning how to be light on your feet and float in your partners arms.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Musicality & Pattern Application (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Recognize the nuances in various styles of music and how to apply patterns so they fit each style and song.

    Workshops

    Mar 30:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Ballroom Movement & Motion Study
  • Description: Move more smoothly and elegantly by learning the key body movements such as sway, swing, rise & fall, shaping, and arm styling. Learn the movements that are characteristic of the most advanced dancers. Drill these in a fun exercise and get a good workout along the way. This is not a partnered class, but it will improve your partner dancing.

  • 7pm Argentine Tango Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 50 additional Int/Adv combinations in our curriculum. This workshop will be different every time it's offered, typically covering 2 to 4 combinations each hour. Repeat this class often to learn many patterns.

  • 8 - 10pm Musical Dance Routine
  • Description: Be a Broadway dancer for a day! Learn a hot routine from a musical and gain new skills and movements as you try a bit of jazz dance, musical theatre, and more. Each class will cover a different musical, so repeat this class often.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Lambada Basics
  • Description: Brazilian in origin, this dance hit worldwide popularity in the 1980's & early 90's. It's a sexy dance where partners dance in contact and use a lot of wave-like motions in their bodies. It's considered a precursor to Zouk which became popular in the Latin dance scene worldwide in the early 2010's. Find out why it was called the "Forbidden Dance."

    Additional Prerequisites: Some Latin dance recommended.

  • 7pm Merengue Wraps & Turns
  • Description: One of the easiest to learn, this dance gets fancy very quickly. Even if you have no dance experience, you'll be amazed at the intricate wraps and patterns you'll be doing within an hour. Merengue is popular on the Latin nightclub dance floor. It's a great compliment to Salsa, Mambo, and Bachata. Merengue patterns are also great for almost any style of dance. Twirl the girl and move that body. This workshop quickly goes through the basics and then new patterns will be included each session, so it's perfect for all level dancers. Repeat this class to add new moves to your repertoire each time.

  • 8pm Quickstep Basics
  • Description: A progressive dance that travels fast around the floor, the Quickstep is for Ballroom die-hards. Quickstep and Foxtrot share some patterns, but Quickstep adds runs, kicks, polka points, and speed. It's often danced to music that you can also dance a fast East Coast Swing. Get a taste of Quickstep in this workshop.

    Additional Prerequisites: Foxtrot or Waltz Int/Adv Level required.

  • 9pm Polka Basics
  • Description: Roll out the barrel and get moving in this high energy dance that travels around the floor. It's fun kitsch to grab your partner and dance to the oompa band accordion music so perfect for Polka. Get a taste of the basics in this workshop.

    Additional Prerequisites: Some social dance experience recommended.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Mar 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Country Two-Step II
  • Description: Continue building your Country Two Step with technique and patterns like the hammerlock, outside turns, shoulder catch, sweethearts, and more.

  • 7pm Bachata New Directions (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Must know patterns for Bachata dancers, including pinwheels, cross body leads, slot change, and more.

  • 8pm Waltz I
  • Description: Get started with this elegant dance perfect for many contemporary slow songs as well as the classics. Learn connection and patterns such as the Box, Progressive, Hesitations, Slow Turn, Promenade, and more.

  • 9pm Rumba I
  • Description: Get started with Rumba, or review, with the technique and patterns like the Box, 5th Position Break, Underarm Turn, Side step, Crossover, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Bachata II
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like the Stationary Basic, 3/4 Pivot Turn, Wrap 1/2 Turn Combo, Waterfall to Closed, Cuddle Walk, & Crossover Basic.

  • 7pm Country Two-Step Inside Weaves (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as free spin, yo yo, tuck away, and other inside weave variations.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing Popular Parallel Syncopated Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn to play with the slot width and move in parallel with your partner with these fun patterns like the Parallel Anchor Walks, KBC fans, KBC turn, Crossover, Traveling KBC, Mirror Mirro, and the Kentucky Grapevine.

  • 9pm West Coast Swing Popular Variations Made Easy (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn these popular patterns, variations, and styling options. May include Spring Starter, Lead's Spin, Shoulder Fold, Bridge, Tunnel Pass, Basket to Hammerlock, and more.

    Workshops

    Mar 31:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Mambo New York Style On 2 Salsa Basics
  • Description: A sibling to Salsa, Mambo can be danced to the same music and has similar step patterns. Do you dance on 1 or on 2? That's a common question at the Salsa clubs. What are they talking about? Although Salsa breaking on 1 is more common, many consider breaking on 2 NY-Style more "advanced" and the mark of a "true dancer." Get a taste of the basics in this workshop.

    Additional Prerequisites: Salsa Int/Adv Level highly recommended.

  • 7pm West Coast Swing Ladies Styling Variations To Make Basics More Fun (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Just for the ladies, or guys that want to learn some follows' styling, you will learn several footwork and styling variations that will jazz up your basics and make you look advanced. These will be variations that you can do without interrupting the connection or your partner, so you can use these with beginner to advanced leas. Make the dance exciting no matter who you're dancing with.

  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Double, Triple, or Quadruple Your Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Variety is the spice of....dance! Learn a fundamental concept that will immediately multiply the patterns in your repertoire. Apply this concept to many standard patterns, learn easy variations and how to use them most effectively on the social dance floor.

    in room # 2
  • 8 - 10pm Kizomba Basic Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description:

    Accelerate your learning of Kizomba, the Latin and Tango influenced African partner dance that is exploding in popularity in the Salsa and West Coast Swing scenes.  This Intensive workshop is designed to move faster than normal since all students should have significant experience in partner dancing.

    Special Programs

    Mar 31:
    in room # 1
  • 6 - 8pm Chicago Steppin' Intensive
  • Description: Crash Course in Chicago Steppin' for those already experienced in other social dances. Not for new dancers, but rather those already skilled in partnering, connection, turns, and learning patterns quickly.

    Additional Prerequisites: Must be an Int/Adv-Level dancer in at least one social dance.

    friday

    Ongoing

    Dance Lessons & Parties every Friday!

    1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays. Dance to a great mix of Salsa, West Coast Swing, Lindy, Hustle, Latin, & Ballroom music.



    2nd & 4th Fridays. A night devoted entirely to ballroom music including Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Swing, Cha Cha, & more.


    saturday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Mar 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 10am Cha Cha I
  • Description: The perfect place to start learning Cha Cha, or refresh what you already know. This class will cover the technique, rhythm, and patterns like the Stationary, Side, and Progressive, Cross Overs, Right Turns, and Waterfall.

  • 11am Zouk III
  • Description: New moves, styling, and refine your Zouk technique.

    Additional Prerequisites: ZOUK II

  • 12pm Salsa Favorite Popular Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as RBT variations, Loop CBLT, Waiter Turn Combo, Paddle Spin, Sombrero, and more.

  • 1pm Foxtrot Whisk Me To The Moon (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as flip flop, opposing grapevine, whisk, corte, and more.

  • 2pm Hustle Yo Yo Wraps (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Sweetheart Slip, Sliding Door, Twin Cities, Yo Yo variations, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 11am East Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue building your East Coast Swing with technique and patterns like the turning basic, backhand change, cuddle tuck, tuck throwout, triple steps, and more.

  • 12pm Salsa II
  • Description: Continue building your Salsa with technique and patterns such as the Pump & Up, Closed Cross Body Lead, Release, Open Break Turn, Waterfall Combo, and Cross Body Lead Turns.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Mar 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 1pm Country Two-Step I
  • Description: Perfect place to start with Country Two Step, or review what you have learned before. Covers technique, connection and patterns such as basic walk, promenade, inside cuddle, sweetheart, closed, change of places, and more.

  • 2pm Argentine Tango II
  • Description: Continue with this class where you will learn patterns like the Continuous Cruzada, Cross Salida, Parada Forward Ocho, Back Ocho Cruzada, Parada Back Ocho with Forward Ocho End, and more.

  • 3pm Salsa IV
  • Description: Learn more fundamental patterns, styling and technique and put it all together so you can make the jump to intermediate-advanced.

    Additional Prerequisites: Salsa III

  • 4pm Zouk II
  • Description: Build on the fundamentals, polish the look and feel, and learn some new steps.

  • 5pm Zouk Intermediate-Advanced Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    New patterns, combinations, and styling.  Fancier ways to do patterns you may already know.  Soltinho, Elbow Rotisserie, Sways, Snakes, Cambre and more.

    Ongoing

    Swing Dance Lessons & Parties every Sunday!

    Every Sunday! Learn some West Coast Swing & Hustle moves, then dance to Blues, R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, & pop music.


    The Willowbrook Ballroom - 8900 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs, IL
    wednesday

    Ongoing

    Salsa Nights at the Willowbrook Ballroom!

    Every Wednesday! Learn some basic through advanced Salsa moves, then dance to Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, & more.

    saturday

    Special Programs

    Mar 19:
    in room # 1
  • 11am Country Two-Step Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Please call Willowbrook Ballroom to sign up!

    $40 in advance (by Noon the day before).  $50 regular price.  To register call the Willowbrook Ballroom at 708-839-1000.  Bring lunch, we will take a 30 minute break.  No partners necessary we rotate.  No refunds or exchanges.  Workshops may be cancelled if we don't get a minimum enrollment.  Professional dance instructor provided by Chicago's Best, May I Have This Dance!

    Description: Country dancing is hot again!  Learn this fun, energetic dance in one day!  For new Two-Steppers as well as those that have some experience.  New moves and techniques will be covered. Must be an Int/Adv-Level dancer in at least one social dance.