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.

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

Series (4-weeks)

Jun 5 - 26:
in room # 1
  • 6pm Nightclub Two-Step II
  • Description: Continue building your fundamentals as you learn technique and patterns such as the Inside Loop, Inside Turn, Stop & Go, and several Left Turning variations.

  • 7pm Hustle II
  • Description: Continue with technique and patterns such as the Cross Body Lead, Hammerlock variations, CBL Turn, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Waltz IV
  • Description: Perfect your basics and add more patterns and styling to your Waltz

    Additional Prerequisites: Waltz III

  • 7pm Hustle Diva Ladies & Cool Guys (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling, and patterns such as the Split to Shadow, Diva Walks, Wrist-Slip, Tunnel, Sliding Door variations, and more.

    Workshops

    Jun 5:
    in room # 2
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Arm & Body Styling Intensive for Leaders & Followers (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn more up-to-date options for arm & body styling so you stop looking like a parody of a disco dancer. More masculine and feminine options that look as cool and sexy as salsa and west coast swing. But, for those that like the classic arm styling, we will cover how to do it right, and avoid looking like you’re signaling a plane on the jetway. This workshop is good for MEN & WOMEN. Must know all your 3-count basics, shadow CBL, various wraps, NY Walk.

    Jun 12:
    in room # 2
  • 8 - 10pm 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.

    Jun 19:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm 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.

    Jun 26:
    in room # 2
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 150 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

    Jun 5 - 26:
    in room # 2
  • 8 - 10pm Argentine Tango Bootcamp ll (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 classes or regular private lessons. 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.  

    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)

    Jun 6 - 27:
    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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Zouk II
  • Description: Build on the fundamentals, polish the look and feel, and learn some new steps.

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

  • 9pm Zouk Greatest Hits (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Learn many of the most popular moves for advanced Zouk dancers.  Put them together with moves you know to make great feeling and looking combinations that are sure to please on the dance floor.  Add style and technique to do it right.

    Special Programs

    Jun 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 8:30 - 10pm Salsa Bootcamp III (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Invite/Audition Only.

    Additional Prerequisites: Salsa Bootcamp I and II.

    Jun 6 - 20:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Fusion: Crossover Connections & Musicality Bootcamp II (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Continue from May's Fusion Bootcamp.  EVERY DANCE, the moves, concepts, technique in this program can take your other dances to a realm where many never reach.  We will focus on a multitude of connections used in various dances from swing, zouk, latin, ballroom, tango, and so much more, but then use those connections to create spontaneous movements that you and your partner create to match the music.  The material you practice in this class can be applied to dances you already know, or for you and your partner to create your unique dance.  Topics will include musicality, what to listen for, how to express the music, proper technique of several types of connection, movements good for any dance, how to create spontaneously, freeform movement, and possibly some fun tricks, dips, and play.  There is a ton of content, enough to last a whole year, but this month will get it started and possibly lead to even bigger and better things!

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

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jun 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Foxtrot III
  • Description: More fundamental technique and patterns such as check, progressing twinkle, right box, and grapevine.

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm Rumba Intermediate-Advanced Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    New patterns, styling, and technique covered every time this class is offered, so take it as many times as you like to add to your repertoire.

  • 9pm Tango Shadows & Reverse Turns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Reverse Turn, Fan, Shadow Rocks, Parallel Points, 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 Waltz II
  • Description: Continue with more technique and patterns such as the Corner Step, Left Box with Underarm Turn, and Twinkle variations.

  • 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 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.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jun 8 - 29:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm Bachata Side By Side Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn patterns using sweetheart, straightjacket, and other side by side positions, as well as styling and impressive combinations.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 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 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.

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

    Special Programs

    Jun 1:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Dips & Tricks and Flashy Moves for WCS & Hustle (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Add a lot of flair to your social and competitive moves.  Flashy combinations, dips and tricks and how to apply them to Hustle or West Coast Swing will be covered.  Get a 2 for 1 experience!

  • 8:30 - 10pm SWUSTLE PRACTICA (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Come practice your West Coast Swing and Hustle in a casual party environment.  Just come and dance, or use the space and time to work things out with a partner or get feedback from the instructors or your peers.  Get ready for upcoming events and competitions!  Bring a dish or drinks to share if you like.  $10 Entry Fee, Drop in basis.
     

  • 10pm Latin Practice Party
  • Description:

    $5 Drop in fee

    Jun 8 - 29:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Bootcamp: Fire Up Your Footwork! (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Continue developing your WCS skills in the intense and demanding Bootcamp environment.  This month's program is different each time it's offered and builds on the fundamentals you've learned in previous WCS Bootcamps

    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)

    Jun 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 10am Samba I
  • Description: Samba and related Brazilian-inspired social dances are becoming very popular in the Salsa, Latin, and even Swing dance communities. Energetic and lively, Samba is perfect for many contemporary pop tunes as well. Get started with the fundamental technique, rhythm, and patterns in this class.

  • 11am 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.

  • 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 Foxtrot Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 50 common Int/Adv combinations in our curriculum. This will be different every time it's offered. Repeat this class often to learn many of these patterns.

  • 2pm 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
  • 10am 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.

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

  • 1pm Rumba II
  • Description: Continue with the technique and patterns such as Cross Body Lead, Walks, Rocks, Stop & Go, and Side breaks.

  • 2pm 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.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jun 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 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 Kizomba I
  • Description:

    Learn this Latin and Tango influenced African partner dance that is exploding in popularity in the Salsa, Bachata, and West Coast Swing scenes.

  • 5pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

    Jun 4 & 11:
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm Cha Cha Turn & Break Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn intermediate patterns like the Turnstile, Apache, Parallel Breaks, and CBLT variations.

    Jun 18 & 25:
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm 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.

    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.

    Special Programs for July.......

    BALLROOM BLITZ
    We are offering a Summer series of Intermediate/Advanced level BALLROOM classes for 2 hours every Saturday in July!
    click here for pricing and more details

    HUSTLE HEATWAVE
    Join us every Monday in July and August for 2-hour HUSTLE classes in the Intermediate/Advanced level!
     
     
    The MayI Studio - 5246 N. Elston, Chicago, IL
    monday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 10 - 31:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Nightclub Two-Step III
  • Description: More fundamental technique and patterns like the Right Turning with variations, Cumbia Step, 180 Left Turn, and Walking Step.

  • 7pm Hustle III
  • Description: More technique, styling, and patterns such as the Bridge, Grapevine, Shadow CBLT, and NY Walk.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Waltz Two Way Street (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling, and patterns such as Turning Box Combo, Spiral Develope, Cross Body Lead, Two-Way Turn, and more.

  • 7pm 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.

    Workshops

    Jul 3:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Argentine Tango Milonguero-Style Embrace (Int/Adv)
  • Description: The more intimate hold. Learn to apply this type of connection to all your fundamentals while adjusting your center and frame for comfort, efficiency, and excitement.

    Special Programs

    Jul 10 - 31:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm Argentine Tango Bootcamp III (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 classes or regular private lessons. 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.  

    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 11 - Aug 1:
    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 Salsa In & Out Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: These variations became popular as fancy patterns to show off the ladies in Salsa performances. Now you can learn several social style variations of these cool moves.

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

  • 9pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Zouk III
  • Description: New moves, styling, and refine your Zouk technique.

    Additional Prerequisites: ZOUK II

    Special Programs

    Jul 11 & 25:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    Jul 11 - Aug 1:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:25pm Fusion: Crossover Connections & Musicality III (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Continue from May's Fusion Bootcamp.  EVERY DANCE, the moves, concepts, technique in this program can take your other dances to a realm where many never reach.  We will focus on a multitude of connections used in various dances from swing, zouk, latin, ballroom, tango, and so much more, but then use those connections to create spontaneous movements that you and your partner create to match the music.  The material you practice in this class can be applied to dances you already know, or for you and your partner to create your unique dance.  Topics will include musicality, what to listen for, how to express the music, proper technique of several types of connection, movements good for any dance, how to create spontaneously, freeform movement, and possibly some fun tricks, dips, and play.  There is a ton of content, enough to last a whole year, but this month will get it started and possibly lead to even bigger and better things!

  • 8:30 - 10pm Salsa Bootcamp IV (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Invite/Audition Only.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Foxtrot lV
  • Description:

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

  • 7pm 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!

  • 8pm Rumba Intermediate-Advanced Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    New patterns, styling, and technique covered every time this class is offered, so take it as many times as you like to add to your repertoire.

  • 9pm Tango Iconic Tango Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Curving Walk, Promenade Pivot, Change of Places, Inside Turn to Fan, Whiplash, 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 Waltz III
  • Description: Build more fundamentals including connection, styling, and patterns such as the Right Box, Spirals, Flip Flops, and more.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm 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.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 6 - 27:
    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.

  • 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 Country Two-Step III
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like couples turns, patty-cake, and much 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 Salsa Classic Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Turnstile, Stop & Go, CBL Fake, Lasso variations, Behind Back.

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

    Special Programs

    Jul 6:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Latin Practice Party
  • Description:

    $5 Drop in fee

    Jul 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Summer Styling Bootcamp (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Learn fun, new, fresh styling.  Stay on trend with these variations and movements. This program is INVITE/AUDITION only.  You must have a MayI instructor sign this form if they conclude that you meet the requirements. Only select individuals are invited to participate because of the rigorous and demanding methodology planned.  Most students would find standard Core and Int/Adv class series and workshops more appropriate.  

    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 8 - 29:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

  • 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.

  • 1pm 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.

  • 2pm Argentine Tango IV
  • Description: Continue your core Argentine Tango patterns, technique and styling. Get polished up and ready for the next level.

    in room # 2
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am 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!

    Workshops

    Jul 1:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm Cumbia Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • 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.  This course is designed for those already at an Intermediate-Advanced level in other social partner dances so the pacing will be faster than a regular basic class.

  • 12 - 2pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 10 - 12pm Tango Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Tango 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.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 9 - 30:
    in room # 1
  • 4pm Kizomba II
  • Description:

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

  • 5pm 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.

    Jul 9 & 16: Two week, 2-hour Series Class
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm 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.

    Jul 23 & 30: Two week, 2-hour Series Class
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm 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.

    Workshops

    Jul 9:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm Salsa Shines & Fancy Footwork Workshop (Int/Adv)
  • Description: New and different options for Fancy Footwork will be covered each class, so repeat this class as often as you wish. These shines will enhance your solo and partner dancing. Build your chops and give yourself more options for expression.

    Jul 16:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm 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 23:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm Salsa Stylish Patterns & Movement (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Make your partnering more fun and impressive by adding stylish movements and learning new patterns that highlight attractive styling. This class is great for leads and follows as both masculine and feminine styling options will be covered.

    Jul 30:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm Latin Jazz (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Enhance your Latin dance body movement, expression, styling, get your blood flowing, and have more fun with this unique class where no partners are 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.