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)

Jul 7 - 28:
in room # 1
  • 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.

    in room # 2
  • 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 Argentine Tango Gancho Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn several variations of the Gancho, the correct technique, connection, and how to use them in your Argentine Tango.

  • 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.

    Workshops

    Jul 7:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm 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.

    Jul 14:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm Club Freestyle
  • Description: What to do at the parties and clubs when it's not partner dancing! Feel confident on the dance floor!

  • 9pm Ladies Latin Styling (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Move your body, feet, legs, arms, hands, and head in that sexy way to enhance all of your Latin dances. This class will cover new and different movements and styling each time it's offered, so repeat this class as often as you'd like. These moves and styling can be applied to your Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Bachata, Mambo and more!

    Jul 21:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm East Coast Swing /Jitterbug Basics
  • Description: Learn a few basic steps and get a taste of the dance in this quick fun class!

  • 9pm 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.

    Jul 28:
    in room # 1
  • 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.

    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)

    Jul 8 - 29:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

  • 9pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing I Love Rock 'n Go's (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn the pervasive, and sometimes elusive, Rock 'n Go step and technique to add a whole new world of possibilities to your WCS. Several patterns utilizing the Rock 'N Go will be covered.

  • 9pm Hustle What Happens in Vegas (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Vegas variations, Handshake Barrel Roll, Arm Bar variations.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 9 - 30:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm Salsa I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

  • 8pm Bachata Quarter Steps (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn these popular variations for Bachata including steps like Titanic, Cuddle, Double Turns, and more.

  • 9pm East Coast Swing III
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like she/he goes combo, and several triple step variations.

    in room # 2
  • 7pm Cha Cha Handcuffs, Locks, & Loops (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Cha Cha styling and patterns including several loops, locks and handcuffs, triple chas, and much more!

    Special Programs

    Jul 9 - Aug 27:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Tango 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. Material covered is a cross-section of topics from other classes, but usually in a more in-depth and challenging way, with extra options for styling and technique.

    Additional Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 10 - 31:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm 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

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm Country Two-Step Outside Weaves (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the outside weave, waist slide, lariat, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 7pm 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.

    Special Programs

    Jul 10 - 31:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Style & Personality (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Invite/Audition only. Must have completed at least 3 WCS bootcamps or equivalent and meet other pre-reqs

    Additional Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 3 WCS Bootcamps or equivalent, as well as all prior Bootcamp pre-reqs. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment Able to attend all/most dates or make up missed session with private lessons (at an additional cost) A Positive Attitude! MIHTD Instructor Approval.

    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)

    Jul 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am 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.

  • 12pm Bolero I
  • Description: An elegant dance done to slow romantic music, Bolero incorporates steps, patterns, and rhythm of Latin dances with the styling of smooth ballroom. This 4-hour series will cover the fundamental technique & several common patterns.

    Additional Prerequisites: Some dance experience recommended.

  • 1pm Tango I
  • Description: Ballroom-style Tango is an easy, dramatic, and fun dance to learn. Get started with technique and patterns such as the Basic, Corte, Promenade, Fan, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 11am 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.

  • 12pm Hustle II
  • Description: Continue with technique and patterns such as the Cross Body Lead, Hammerlock variations, CBL Turn, and more.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm 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.

  • 4pm 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.

  • 5pm 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.

    Workshops

    Jul 13:
    in room # 1
  • 4 - 6pm 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.

    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)

    Aug 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm Salsa Egg Beaters (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Impressive Salsa combinations that include repeated Cross Body Lead Turns from various entrances and exits.

  • 8pm Nightclub Two-Step Bread & Butter (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling, and patterns including Barrel Roll, Lasso, Parallel Breaks, Hammerlock Unwind, Cuddle variations, and more.

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

  • 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.

    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)

    Aug 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 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 I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

  • 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
  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing Cool Patterns That Build Skill (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling, and patterns such as the Turning step, Double Cut-off, Tuck to Hammerlock, Right Side Pass, Titanic Check and Spin, Left Side Push Break, and more.

  • 9pm Hustle Explosion Lines & Sliding Doors (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Explosion Line, Rib Chaser Explosion, and Sliding Door variations.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm Bachata New Directions (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Must know patterns for Bachata dancers, including pinwheels, cross body leads, slot change, and more.

  • 9pm East Coast Swing Circles & Kickups (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling and patterns such as the hammerlock, spinning top, turnstile, eight-count circle, and kickup variations.

    in room # 2
  • 7pm Cha Cha Turn & Break Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn intermediate patterns like the Turnstile, Apache, Parallel Breaks, and CBLT variations.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm Foxtrot Whisk Me To The Moon (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as flip flop, opposing grapevine, whisk, corte, and more.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 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.

    Special Programs

    Aug 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Bootcamp: Advanced Foundations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Invite/Audition only. Rigorous program covering technique and fundamentals of the most advanced dancers.

    Additional Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 3 WCS Bootcamps or equivalent, as well as all prior Bootcamp pre-reqs. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment Able to attend all/most dates or make up missed session with private lessons (at an additional cost) A Positive Attitude! MIHTD Instructor Approval.

    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)

    Aug 2 - 23:
    in room # 1
  • 11am 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.

  • 12pm 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.

  • 1pm 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
  • 10am Argentine Tango III
  • Description: Learn technique and patterns like the Parada Back Ocho to Sandwich, Right Molinete, Ocho Cortado, Gancho from Sandwich, and more.

  • 11am 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.

  • 12pm Hustle III
  • Description: More technique, styling, and patterns such as the Bridge, Grapevine, Shadow CBLT, and NY Walk.

  • 1pm Tango II
  • Description: Continue developing your Tango with technique and patterns such as Rock Steps, Double Corte, Open Fan, Extended Walk, and a Dip.

    Workshops

    Aug 9:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

    Aug 16:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

    Aug 23:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

    Aug 30:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm 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.

  • 12 - 2pm Lindy Hop Basic Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: A crash course in Lindy Hop basics for experienced dancers. Learn at a fast pace!

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm Waltz II
  • Description: Continue with more technique and patterns such as the Corner Step, Left Box with Underarm Turn, and Twinkle variations.

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

  • 5pm Country Two-Step III
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like couples turns, patty-cake, and much more.

    Workshops

    Aug 31:
    in room # 1
  • 3:30 - 5:30pm Nightclub Two-Step Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Nightclub 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.

    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.