Current Class Schedule

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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 5 - 26:
in room # 1
  • 6pm 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 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

  • 7pm Hustle Syncopated Turn Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Turnstile, Spot of T, Right Side Roll, Play, Barrel Toss, Apache, and more.

  • 8pm Foxtrot III
  • Description: More fundamental technique and patterns such as check, progressing twinkle, right box, and grapevine.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Fundamental Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Build off your core patterns and technique to add new and variations that will build your skills and repertoire.

    Special Programs

    Feb 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Cha Cha Boot Camp II (Invite/Audition Only) (Int/Adv)
  • Description: 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 many Int/Adv-level classes or regular private lessons. Material covered is a cross-section of topics from other classes. This material is usually covered in a more in-depth and challenging way, with extra options for styling and technique.

  • 8:30 - 10pm Hustle Int/Adv Bootcamp: Let's Get Ready to Shine (Invite/Audition Only) (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    This program is INVITE/AUDITION only.

    Feb 12 & 26:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Argentine Tango Practica
  • Description: Come practice in a safe, comfortable studio setting. Drop in basis.

    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 6 - 27:
    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 Country Two-Step III
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like couples turns, patty-cake, and much more.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

  • 9pm Hustle II
  • Description: Continue with technique and patterns such as the Cross Body Lead, Hammerlock variations, CBL Turn, 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 Styling, Movement & Play (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Become a true dancer.  Add more styling, body movement, playfulness to your Salsa.  Actually dance instead of just taking steps.  This class will be hot, and so will you!

  • 8pm Cha Cha Cross Over Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level styling and cross over pattern variations including cross hands, spinning, breaks, crescents, swivels, and stutter.

  • 9pm Zouk Flow (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Grow your Zouk skills and repertoire with patterns such as the Balloon, Circling Combo, Double Pinwheels, and more

    Special Programs

    Feb 20 & 27:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Feb 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

  • 7pm West Coast Swing lll
  • Description: Build your WCS with technique, styling, and patterns such as the Outside Whip, Hand Change Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Left Side Roll, and more.

  • 8pm Salsa Compression & Left Break Turns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn this useful connection option and several new patterns that will significantly expand your Salsa repertoire. Stylish and playful variations for the follows included!

  • 9pm 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.

    Special Programs

    Feb 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm Waltz Int/Adv Bootcamp: All The Right Moves (Invite/Audition Only) (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    This program is for experienced Waltz dancers who want to focus on making their technique, connection, and patterns more advanced. Must have instructor approval.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Feb 1 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Intro to Ballroom Dancing
  • Description: Anyone can dance! Learn the basic steps in several popular ballroom dances like Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango. This easy and fun class will build your confidence on the dance floor in no time!

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

  • 9pm 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.

    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.

  • 7pm Country Two-Step Timing Changes (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Open a whole new world for your C2S with these patterns that vary the timing, look, and feel. A must for all more advanced Country Two Steppers!

    Special Programs

    Feb 1:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 11:30pm Latin Practice Party
  • Description:

    $5 Drop in fee

    Feb 1 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Boot Camp IV (Invite/Audition Only) (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Build on Boot Camp II with more challenging technique, styling, connection, variations, and patterns. Share this demanding and fast-paced experience with other talented and hard-working dancers.

    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 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am Salsa I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 10am Nightclub Two-Step IV
  • Description:

    Polish your NC2S and add more moves and amalgamations.  Get ready for the next level!

  • 11am 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.

  • 12pm Salsa Turn Stop & Checks (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Cross Body Lead Turns with various checks, redirects and movement through the slot. Follows learn styling options and improve their spins, while Leads learn several cool variations to use on the dancefloor.

  • 1pm Waltz Intermediate/Advanced (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Must have completed all basic curriculum to qualify.

  • 2pm Foxtrot Interm/Adv Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    New patterns, combinations, and styling covered every time this class is scheduled.  So, repeat often to add to your repertoire.  Add more pizazz to your Trot!

    Workshops

    Feb 10:
    in room # 1
  • 12 - 2pm Foxtrot Core Review Intensive (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Do you have all the core material mastered? Foxtrot core classes will be reviewed in this intense session where you can work some of the bugs out as well as get a reality check of your dancing. Even advanced dancers can benefit to make sure they've been dancing correctly. Students can also use this to determine which core classes they should consider repeating or supplementing with private lessons.

    Feb 24:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Country Line Dancing
  • Description: Learn several of the classics as well as latest and greatest line dances done to popular fun country tunes. Each class will cover different songs and dances, so repeat this class often!

    Special Programs

    Feb 17:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Latin Con.Clave Social (click for details) (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Salsa, Mambo, ChaCha, Bachata & more Latin.  Your hosts Denita & Brenda, and May I Have This Dance welcome the Salsa community to join us for an early night of dancing in our beautiful venue. Don't miss the first of our quarterly socials. Two quick lessons to start, then open dancing.
    6pm - 7pm Lessons
    7pm - 10:00pm Open Dancing & Mixer
    $15 before 7pm
    $10 after 7pm

    Feb 24:
    in room # 1
  • 12 - 2pm Country Two-Step Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Country Two-Step 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.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Feb 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Cha Cha II
  • Description: Continue building your Cha Cha with patterns like the Cross Body, Release, Open Breaks, and Turns.

  • 3pm 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.

  • 4pm Cumbia & Street-Style Salsa I
  • Description: Cumbia is a Latin dance done at Salsa clubs and venues where the music has Mexican and Columbian influences. Along with Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha Cha, Cumbia rounds out the Latin Club dancer's repertoire and will keep them in high demand and on the dance floor all night. Cumbia shares the same steps, patterns, and rhythm as Street-Style Salsa, only the styling is a little different. You'll get a two for one in our workshop as both Salsa and Cumbia styling will be covered.

  • 5pm 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.

    Workshops

    Feb 4:
    in room # 1
  • 4 - 6pm West Coast Swing Competition & Critiquing Workshop (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Experience what it's like to be in a WCS competition. Be a judge and/or competitor in a fun mock competition. Receive helpful critiques from the instructors and professionals that will make you a better competitor and dancer!

    Special Programs

    Feb 4 - Apr 29:
    in room # 1
  • 2 - 4pm Salsa on 2 Performance Class (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    More than a class, this is an experience you will always remember.  Work with a great group of fellow talented dancers, learn fun choreography and perform it in front of a screaming audience!  Of course, improve our Salsa patterns, technique & styling along the way!  MIHTD Instructor Approval needed. 

    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.


    Glendora House - 10225 Harlem Ave, Chicago Ridge IL 60415 (disregard LOCATION information below)
    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 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Foxtrot I
  • Description: A perfect class for new students, or to refresh what you may have learned before. This class will introduce you to proper technique and patterns like the box, corner step, forward walk, promenade, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

  • 7pm Hustle Chasing Shadows (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and shadow variations like the Left Side, Slot Change, Traveling, Passing, Booty, and more.

  • 8pm Foxtrot lV
  • Description:

    More fundamental technique and patterns such as zig zag to grapevine, rock turns, grapevine turn with and ending variations.

  • 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.

    Special Programs

    Mar 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Cha Cha Boot Camp II (Invite/Audition Only) (Int/Adv)
  • Description: 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 many Int/Adv-level classes or regular private lessons. Material covered is a cross-section of topics from other classes. This material is usually covered in a more in-depth and challenging way, with extra options for styling and technique.

    Mar 5 - Apr 23:
    in room # 1
  • 8:30 - 10pm Hustle Int/Adv Bootcamp: Let's Get Ready to Shine (Invite/Audition Only) (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    This program is INVITE/AUDITION only.

    Mar 12 & 26:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Argentine Tango Practica
  • Description: Come practice in a safe, comfortable studio setting. Drop in basis.

    Mar 12:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 10pm West Coast Swing Hugo & Stacy Workshops (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Learn & Play with the West Coast Swing Champions from Florida.  They are known for their technical teaching, musicality, playfulness, contemporary movements, and style.  You can't miss this rare opportunity! 3 hours of WCS workshops:  7pm-Smarter Fundamentals, 8pm-Musicality, 9pm- Dynamic New Moves  $45 for all 3 workshops if registered by March 1.  $59 for all 3 workshops after March 1.

     

    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 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Waltz III
  • Description: Build more fundamentals including connection, styling, and patterns such as the Right Box, Spirals, Flip Flops, and more.

  • 7pm Country Two-Step IV
  • Description:

    Polish up your fundamentals while adding some new patterns and styling.  Get ready for the next level!

  • 8pm West Coast Swing lll
  • Description: Build your WCS with technique, styling, and patterns such as the Outside Whip, Hand Change Side Pass, Sugar Tuck, Left Side Roll, and more.

  • 9pm Salsa I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Bachata More Turn Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn common intermediate combinations including various wraps, cuddles, spins, and hammerlocks.

  • 7pm Salsa Smooth Operator (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Looking to Add flair and character to your partners work? Check out Smooth Operator, with styling for both leads and follows, we'll add spark to your dancing. Combinations will allow partners to show personality. Let's get started integrating style into your partner work.

  • 8pm Cha Cha Titanic Basket Case (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level styling and variations including baskets, hitches, walk arounds, and more.

  • 9pm Zouk LambaZouk Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Add unique character and variations to your dance with Zouk patterns and styling influenced by Lambada.

    Special Programs

    Mar 13 & 27:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Mar 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Viennese Waltz I
  • Description: Much faster that Waltz, this dance involves partners dancing round and round around the dance floor. Even at the basic level, it is a more difficult dance so we recommend learning regular Waltz for several months before venturing into Viennese Waltz. A classic dance, Viennese Waltz is also perfect for a surprising amount of contemporary pop tunes. You'll definitely impress others if Viennese Waltz is part of your repertoire.

    Additional Prerequisites: Int/Adv Level Waltz.

  • 7pm 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 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

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm Salsa Barrel Rolls (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn fun and impressive patterns to utilize both sides of the Salsa slot. Great patterns to mix up with others you may already know to start exponentially growing your options. Follow's turns, variations, and styling will also be included.

  • 9pm 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.

    Special Programs

    Mar 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Waltz Bootcamp III (Invite/Audition Only) (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    This program is for experienced Waltz dancers who want to focus on making their technique, connection, and patterns more advanced.  Instructor approval required.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Mar 1 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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.

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

    Additional Prerequisites: Rumba II

  • 9pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm West Coast Swing V
  • Description:

    A review of WCS Core I through IV as well as the addition of patterns such as the Yo Yo and Fold.

  • 7pm Country Two-Step Twists & Turns (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    New wrap, rotation, and turn moves to enhance your Country Two-Step

    Workshops

    Mar 29:
    in room # 1
  • 6 - 8pm Zouk Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Zouk 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 dancer in at least one social dance.

  • 8 - 10pm Carolina Shag Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Carolina Shag 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 advanced dancer in at least one other social dance.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm Paso Doble Basics
  • Description: A cousin of Flamenco, this Ballroom dance is most often seen on the competitive or show dance floor. However, it makes a fun and dramatic social dance too. Learn the steps and styling that will get you noticed on the dance floor! Get a taste of the basics in this workshop.

  • 8pm Kizomba Basics
  • Description:

    This African and Latin Inspired intimate dance is growing in popularity in the Salsa, Tango, and Zouk scene.  Using a close embrace reminiscent to Argentine Tango, with some hip motion like Latin, and musicality like Zouk, it blends some of your favorites together.  In this workshop, be introduced to the basics.

  • 9pm Rumba Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 40 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 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Boot Camp IV (Invite/Audition Only) (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Build on Boot Camp II with more challenging technique, styling, connection, variations, and patterns. Share this demanding and fast-paced experience with other talented and hard-working dancers.

    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 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am 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.

  • 12pm 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.

  • 1pm 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.

  • 2pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 10am East Coast Swing Intermediate Advanced Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Learn different patterns, styling and technique each time this class is offered. The instructor will include new material to make your ECS dancing even more special.  Fun and useful moves to impress on the dance floor.

     

  • 11am 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.

  • 12pm Kizomba Urban Kizomba (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Add new cool moves and styling to your Kizomba.  Urban Kizomba is more linear and the music and styling are influenced by R&B, Hip Hop, Rap, House, and Zouk.  The dance hold is more open than the close embrace of regular Kizomba.

  • 1pm Waltz Intermediate/Advanced (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Must have completed all basic curriculum to qualify.

  • 2pm Foxtrot Int/Adv Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: A Master or Senior instructor will cover moves, technique, and styling topics appropriate for Intermediate Level students that can dramatically improve your dancing. Each seminar will be customized to the needs of the students in the class.

    Workshops

    Mar 31:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm Bachata Hot & Steamy Bachata Moves (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn some blush-inducing moves that has you dancing a bit closer to your partner. We encourage you to ENROLL WITH A PARTNER and not rotate, this class is PG-13 rated.

  • 12 - 2pm Music Video Dancing
  • Description: Learn fun hip hop dance sequences from popular dance videos from artists such as Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Madonna, and others. Each class is different, so repeat this class to learn new choreography.

  • 2pm 70's, 80's, and 90's Fad Dances
  • Description: Running Man, Roger Rabbit, Bus Stop, Moon Walk, and so much more. This hilariously fun class will get you moving, and make you the life of your next party. No partner for these solo dances.

    in room # 2
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am Partner Pivot Technique & Patterns (Mastery)
  • Description: Learn the secrets to executing partner pivots like a pro. Apply this to several advanced patterns in Foxtrot, Waltz, Country Two Step, and/or Tango.

  • 12pm 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.

  • 1pm Samba Basics
  • Description: Learn a few basic steps and get a taste of the dance in this quick fun class!

  • 2pm Quebradita Basics
  • Description: A lively dance popular in Mexican culture, some have described it as a cross between Merengue, Cumbia, and Country Western. The lead holds the follow close around the hips and dance steps characterized with a lot of bouncing and kicks. It looks like a joyful cowboy dance, and can picture the dancers yelling a Spanish "Yee Ha."

    Additional Prerequisites: Some latin dance experience recommended.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Mar 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Cha Cha III
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like Double Turns, Cross Body Lead Turns, Chase, Barrel Rolls, and Stop & Gos.

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

  • 4pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 4pm Cumbia & Street-Style Salsa II
  • Description:

    Continue with more patterns, technique, footwork, and styling to expand on your basics.

  • 5pm 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.

    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.


    Glendora House - 10225 Harlem Ave, Chicago Ridge IL 60415 (disregard LOCATION information below)
    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.