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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)

Nov 3 - 24:
in room # 1
  • 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 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 Hustle III
  • Description: More technique, styling, and patterns such as the Bridge, Grapevine, Shadow CBLT, and NY Walk.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Milonga Style Fundamentals, Zig Zag & Turns (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. Learn extra patterns like the Zig Zag and turns.

    Workshops

    Nov 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm West Coast Swing Int/Adv Seminar (Int/Adv)
  • Description: A Master or Senior Instructor will cover moves, techniques, and styling topics appropriate for Int/Adv-Level students that can dramatically improve your dancing. Each seminar will be customized to the needs of the students in the class.

    Special Programs

    Nov 3 - Dec 15:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Boot Camp I (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, but usually in a more focused and challenging way, with extra options for styling and technique.

    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)

    Nov 4 - 25:
    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 West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

  • 9pm Zouk III
  • Description: New moves, styling, and refine your Zouk technique.

    Additional Prerequisites: ZOUK II

    in room # 2
  • 7pm West Coast Swing Barrels of Fun (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Barrel roll variations, styling, and amalgamations to build your WCS skills and repertoire.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing Tucking Fun (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn several useful and fancy patterns and combinations using tuck variations.

  • 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.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Nov 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 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 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.

  • 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
  • 7pm Cha Cha Pop It Like It's Hot (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level styling and pattern variations like the compression step, left turns, spot turns, reverse CBLTs, and check & pops.

  • 8pm Foxtrot Come Fallaway With Me (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Zig Zag Grapeving, Right Box with Turn, Fallaway Redirect, Twist, Corner Rock Ending, and more.

  • 9pm Waltz You Give Me Butterflies (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Add these elegant and and showy combinations and get noticed on the dance floor! Patterns and styling based off the Butterfly pattern.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Nov 6 - 20:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm Waltz III
  • Description: Build more fundamentals including connection, styling, and patterns such as the Right Box, Spirals, Flip Flops, and more.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm Country Two-Step Whip Madness (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as whip inside with wrist catches, hammerlock basket whip variations & more!

    in room # 2
  • 7pm Salsa Egg Beaters (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Impressive Salsa combinations that include repeated Cross Body Lead Turns from various entrances and exits.

    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)

    Nov 1 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 12pm Lindy Hop I
  • Description: Energetic, fun, aerobic, and cheery, the Lindy Hop is one of the original versions of swing that is still popular today. If you've seen footage of swing dancing in movies, chances are they're doing the Lindy Hop. Primarily danced to Big Band, Retro Jump, Rock-a-Billy, and Jazz music, it's often mixed with East Coast Swing steps for a hybrid dance.

    Additional Prerequisites: East Coast Swing Core or West Coast Swing Core recommended.

  • 1pm Viennese Waltz II
  • Description: Build on the fundamentals, polish the look and feel, and learn some new steps. 4-hour series.

    Workshops

    Nov 29:
    in room # 1
  • 11am Party Line Dances
  • Description: Learn all the standards done at weddings and events, fancy them up, and learn some brand new ones. Line dances may include some of the following: Cupid Shuffle; Advanced Electric Slide; Cha Cha Slide; Dougie, and many more. We usually include the latest and greatest as well.

  • 12pm Ballet Basics
  • Description: Expand your repertoire and body awareness by learning some ballet. Enhance your ballroom and swing with ballet skills! New steps and movements covered each class.

    in room # 2
  • 2pm 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.

    Special Programs

    Nov 29:
    in room # 2
  • 12 - 2pm Samba Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Samba 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)

    Nov 2 - 23:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm 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.

  • 3pm Waltz Redirects & Fallaways (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Forward & Back Change Steps Combo, Corner Rock, Fallaway ending variations, Twist, and more.

  • 5pm Nightclub Two-Step III
  • Description: More fundamental technique and patterns like the Right Turning with variations, Cumbia Step, 180 Left Turn, and Walking Step.

    Workshops

    Nov 9:
    in room # 1
  • 1pm General Dance Latin Rhythms & Musicality
  • Description: See and hear the instruments that define Salsa, Mambo & Cha Cha music. Learn what instrument to dance to and how you can navigate through all those layered Latin rhythms! Work on your timing and rhythm musicality. Join the band and make some music yourself!

    Additional Prerequisites: Some Salsa, Cha cha or Rumba experience recommended.

    Nov 30:
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm 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.

  • 3pm Cumbia & Street-Style Salsa Basics
  • 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. Get a taste in this workshop.

    Additional Prerequisites: Some dance experience recommended

  • 4pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 4 - 6pm Cha Cha Basic Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Cha Cha 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.

    Special Programs

    Nov 2:
    in room # 1
  • 4 - 6pm West Coast Swing PLACE HOLDER (Int/Adv)
  • Description: West Coast Swing int/adv. special program.

    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

    Workshops

    Nov 1:
    in room # 1
  • 11 - 3:30pm 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.

    Nov 8:
    in room # 1
  • 11 - 3:30pm West Coast Swing PLACE HOLDER (Int/Adv)
  • Description: FILL IN WITH APPROPRIATE WORKSHOP.

    Nov 15:
    in room # 1
  • 11 - 3:30pm Argentine Tango Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Argentine Tango for those already experienced in other social dances. Not for new dancers, but rather those already skilled in partnering, connection, turns, spins, and learning patterns quickly.


    American Rhythm Center - 410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
    monday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Nov 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

  • 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.

    Monday, December 29th: Latin & Tango Mixer:  Salsa, Bachata, Zouk & Argentine Tango
    8pm to 10:30pm - $7
    -or-
    Take any of the classes earlier in the evening and stay for the mixer for free:
    6pm:  Argentine Tango Basics
    7pm:  Zouk Basics
    6-8pm:  SALSA Role Reversal:  Learn the opposite part & improve your natural role too!

    Tuesday, December 30th: West Coast Swing & Hustle Mixer
    8pm to 10:30pm - $7
    -or-
    Take any of the classes earlier in the evening and stay for the mixer for free:
    6pm:  West Coast Swing Basics
    7pm:  Hustle Basics
    6-8pm:  WEST COAST SWING Role Reversal:  Learn the opposite part & improve your natural role too!

     

    Plus don't forget the HOLIDAY TGIF December 19th & FIRE & ICE Strictly Ballroom December 26th!

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

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 1 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 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 Bread & Butter (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn the pattern variations that are a standard part of all good WCS dancer's repertoire. These may include the Stalker Whip, Roll Throwout, Handshake Tuck Double, Sweetheart Fold, Hammerlock Fold, Cross Hands Roll, and more.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Milonga Style Fundamentals, Gancho & Cortado (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. Learn extra patterns like the Gancho & Cortado.

    Workshops

    Dec 1 - 15:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm West Coast Swing Int/Adv Seminar (Int/Adv)
  • Different workshop each week!  

    Description: A Master or Senior Instructor will cover moves, techniques, and styling topics appropriate for Int/Adv-Level students that can dramatically improve your dancing. Each seminar will be customized to the needs of the students in the class.

    Dec 22:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 9pm Argentine Tango Connections Workshop (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Perfect that connection that is uniquely part of Argentine Tango. Both leads and follows will learn and practice the nuances that make this dance so intoxicating and satisfying.

    in room # 2
  • 9pm West Coast Swing Zouk Moves & Styling (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Add some sexy cool WCS moves and styling stolen from Zouk. This Brazilian-influenced dance has been making a dramatic impact on West Coast Swing. Stay on the cutting edge, by being a part of it!

    Dec 29:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Argentine Tango Basics
  • Description: Learn a few basic steps and get a taste of the dance in this quick fun class!

  • 7pm Zouk Basics
  • 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 movements 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. Get a taste of Zouk in this workshop.

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

    in room # 2
  • 6 - 8pm Salsa Role Reversal (Int/Adv)
  • Description: You need to take this class at some point if you want to be the best lead or follow you can be. Experience what it's like to be on the other side of the partnership. Gentlemen will learn to follow. Ladies will learn to lead. Everyone will dance all parts and dance with each other. Even if you never plan on actually dancing the opposite role on the social dance floor, you will become much better in your natural role after taking this class. Come see why many advanced students say this is one of the most valuable classes they have ever taken.

    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)

    Dec 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 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 Zouk IV
  • Description: Refine your fundamentals and learn new patterns and variations.

    Additional Prerequisites: Zouk III

    in room # 2
  • 7pm West Coast Swing Stylishly Simple & Smooth Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn several fancy patterns in a fun and easy way. Technique, connection and styling will be included as you learn patterns such as the Rib Tickle Pass, Strut Whip variations, Cuddle Duck, Whip Overcoat Slide, Head Loop, and more.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing Give Me Some Sugar (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn techniques and patterns that will add dimension to your WCS combinations including moves such as the Wide Push Break, Shaped & Gooey Push Break, Lead's Lunge, Circle Push Break, Follow's Comb to Reverse, and the Open Comb & Turn.

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

    Workshops

    Dec 30:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm West Coast Swing Basics
  • Description: Learn a few basic steps and get a taste of the dance in this quick fun class!

  • 7pm Hustle Basics
  • Description: Learn a few basic steps and get a taste of the dance in this quick fun class!

    in room # 2
  • 6 - 8pm West Coast Swing Role Reversal Seminar (Int/Adv)
  • Description: This is a class everyone needs to take at some point if you want to be the best lead and follow you can be. Experience what it's like to be on the other side of the partnership. Gentlemen will learn to follow. Ladies will learn to lead. Everyone will dance all parts and dance with each other. Even if you never plan on actually dancing the opposite role on the social dance floor, you will become much better in your natural role after taking this class. Come see why many advanced students say this is one of the most valuable classes they ever took.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 3 - 17: 3 week series
    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.

  • 7pm 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.

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

  • 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
  • 7pm Cha Cha Lock, Stock, & Double Barrel (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level styling and variations including behind back barrel, egg beaters, butterfly, CBLT hammerlock, and more.

    Workshops

    Dec 3:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm Foxtrot Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 50 common 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.

  • 9pm Waltz Rise, Fall, & Floating on Air (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Be introduced to the way you should move, step, and use your feet, legs, and body to achieve that "gliding" look. Learn the tricks and technique behind advanced Rise & Fall. Examine each part and learn several exercises you can practice to look your best.

    Dec 10:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm 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 of these patterns.

  • 9pm Waltz Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 70 common 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.

    Dec 17:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Couples Romantic Dance Class
  • Description: Impress your sweetheart with a unique and creative date. Learn easy steps of various ballroom and slow dances, using a close and intimate hold and styling. Not the "strictly ballroom" stuff, but how you would want to dance with someone you love. Must ENROLL WITH A PARTNER for this unique class.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 4 - 18: THREE WEEK SERIES!
    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 Waltz IV
  • Description: Perfect your basics and add more patterns and styling to your Waltz

  • 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 Country Two-Step Putting It All Together (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Mix and match patterns from different Int/Adv-level classes to create new amalgamations. Refine your technique and connection.

    in room # 2
  • 7pm Salsa Turn Checks & Reverses (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.

    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

    Workshops

    Dec 13:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm Lindy Hop Basic Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: A crash course in Lindy Hop basics for experienced dancers. Learn at a fast pace!

  • 12pm Bolero Basics
  • Description: An elegant dance done to slow romantic music, Bolero incorporates steps, patterns, and rhythm of Latin dances with the styling of smooth ballroom. Get a taste in this workshop.

    Additional Prerequisites: Some partner dance experience recommended.

  • 1pm Viennese Waltz Intermediate Patterns & Styling (Int/Adv)
  • Description: New class every time it's offered. Repeat this class to add different new moves to your Viennese Waltz repertoire.

    in room # 2
  • 12pm Ballet Basics
  • Description: Expand your repertoire and body awareness by learning some ballet. Enhance your ballroom and swing with ballet skills! New steps and movements covered each class.

  • 1pm Modern & Contemporary Dance
  • Description: Expand your repertoire and body awareness by learning some modern and contemporary steps and movement. These concepts and skills can improve your partner dancing. New steps and movements covered each class.

    Dec 20:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm Salsa Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Salsa 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.

  • 12 - 2pm 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.

    Dec 27:
    in room # 1
  • 11am Latin Dance Fitness
  • Description: Get in shape, burn calories, and develop your dance skills all at the same time. Movement from Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Samba, and many more are incorporated into this high energy class that will make you a better dancer.

  • 12pm Hustle Open Patterns & Visual Partnering Magic (Mastery)
  • 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.

  • 1pm Hustle Menage a Trois (Mastery)
  • Description: One lead and two follows dance together at the same time. Learn the tricks to make this happen.

  • 2pm Dips & Tricks (Int/Adv)
  • Description: New and different moves will be covered each time we offer this class. There are over 50 standard dips and tricks in our curriculum, but each hour will cover 3-5. So, take this class as often as you'd like to learn as many as you can. These dips and tricks are applicable to several dances including Salsa, Swing, Ballroom, Tango, West Coast Swing, Latin, and Hustle.

    sunday

    Workshops

    Dec 7:
    in room # 1
  • 2 - 4pm Waltz Basic Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Waltz 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.

  • 4 - 6pm Hustle Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Hustle for those already experienced in other social dances. Not for new dancers, but rather those already skilled in partnering, connection, turns, spins, and learning patterns quickly.

    Dec 14:
    in room # 1
  • 12 - 2pm Bachata Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Bachata 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.

  • 2 - 4pm Beginners Dance Sampler
  • Description: New to dance? Get a taste of several different dances. Easy basic steps to get you on the dancefloor quickly. 4 dances in 2 hours, may include swing, salsa, foxtrot, waltz, and more

  • 4 - 6pm 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.

    Dec 21:
    in room # 1
  • 12 - 2pm Argentine Tango Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Argentine Tango for those already experienced in other social dances. Not for new dancers, but rather those already skilled in partnering, connection, turns, spins, and learning patterns quickly.

  • 2 - 4pm Rumba Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Rumba 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.

  • 4 - 6pm Hustle The Cheat Sheet Seminar (Int/Adv)
  • Description: What to do on every step made easy-learn the Responsibilities Grid, where we break down what the leader and the follower are separately responsible for on each beat of the pattern. All that technique you should have been learning along the way is tidied up and organized for you in this great summary and synthesis class. Apply these valuable insights to make many core patterns better.

    Dec 28:
    in room # 1
  • 2 - 4pm 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.

  • 4 - 6pm Hustle Partner Swapping (Mastery)
  • Description: May I cut in? Leads will learn how to jump in and "steal" a follow from another lead at the right moment and with smooth and fluid transitions. Follows will learn how to react and facilitate this fun social dance phenomenon sometimes called "hot-boxing."

    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

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 20:
    in room # 1
  • 11 - 3:30pm Black-Tie Basics
  • CALL WILLOWBROOK BALLROOM TO ENROLL AT 708.839.1000

    Description: Learn the basics in several dances to get your looking good at those special events and formal parties. Dances will include Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba & more.


    American Rhythm Center - 410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
    monday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 1 - 15: THREE WEEK SERIES!!!
    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 Black-Tie Basics
  • Description: Learn the basics in several dances to get your looking good at those special events and formal parties. Dances will include Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba & more.

  • 8pm Lindy Hop I
  • Description: Energetic, fun, aerobic, and cheery, the Lindy Hop is one of the original versions of swing that is still popular today. If you've seen footage of swing dancing in movies, chances are they're doing the Lindy Hop. Primarily danced to Big Band, Retro Jump, Rock-a-Billy, and Jazz music, it's often mixed with East Coast Swing steps for a hybrid dance.

    Additional Prerequisites: East Coast Swing Core or West Coast Swing Core recommended.