Description: Upper level technique and CBLT variations such as Crossed Hands, Handshake, Left, Pacman, Hammerlock, Handcuff, and more.
Description: New moves, styling, and refine your Zouk technique.
Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Explosion Line, Rib Chaser Explosion, and Sliding Door variations.
Description: Learn several variations of the Boleo, the correct technique, connection, and how to use them in your Argentine Tango.
Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.
Description: Balboa is a type of swing dance, popular with Lindy Hop dancers. It's more compact than other styles of swing, with the partners in body contact most of the dance. The footwork and legwork below the knee is where most of the action of this dance is. Not only is this a fun dance to add to your repertoire, but the steps are great to put into your East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and other dances to give you unique and attention-getting variations.
East Coast Swing, or West Coast Swing experience highly recommended
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.
Description: A smooth style of swing with lots of groove, Steppin' comes from the south-side of Chicago but has grown in popularity throughout the US in part because of R&B artist R. Kelly's music which promotes the dance and culture of steppin'. The Chicago Steppin' basic is a syncopated rhythm and can be challenging to a brand new dancer, but we break it down and make it easy for anyone to learn. Many West Coast Swing dancers learn Steppin' to enhance their footwork, syncopations, and musicality. This workshop will give you a taste of Chicago Steppin'.
Some swing or latin dance experience recommended.
Description: Brazilian in origin, this dance hit worldwide popularity in the 1980's & early 90's. It's a sexy dance where partners dance in contact and use a lot of wave-like motions in their bodies. It's considered a precursor to Zouk which became popular in the Latin dance scene worldwide in the early 2010's. Find out why it was called the "Forbidden Dance."
Some Latin dance recommended.
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.
Some dance experience recommended
Description: Charleston is a type of swing that is closely tied to Lindy Hop. Its main characteristic is a forward and back movement of the feet with kicks and swivels. Although you can dance the Charleston as a complete dance, it's most often used in conjunction with Lindy Hop or East Coast Swing. Enhance your swing with some Charleston!
Some swing experience recommended.
Description: Building on Bootcamp I, and II this Intense program is invite/audition only in order to gather students that will thrive in a demanding and fast-paced class environment. Successful candidates should have already taken Hustle Bootcamp I or regular private lessons. Material covered is a cross-section of topics from other classes, but usually in a more focused and challenging way, with extra options for styling and technique.
Description: Only $5 per person, Come practice in a comfortable studio setting. Drop in basis.
Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as RBT variations, Loop CBLT, Waiter Turn Combo, Paddle Spin, Sombrero, and more.
Description: Continue building your Country Two Step with technique and patterns like the hammerlock, outside turns, shoulder catch, sweethearts, and more.
Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.
Head and shoulder rolls are a signature of Zouk. Perfect some standards and add some hot new variations.
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.
Description: More standard technique and patterns such as Open Side Tuck Throwout, Cutoff Whip, Cutoff, Reverse Whip variations, Roll to Closed, Boa, and more.
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.
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.
Description: Carolina Shag is a style of swing that emphasizes fancy footwork and twisty legs while the upper body and hips stay relatively still, Carolina Shag initially reached its popularity as a dance done to “beach music.” Recently it’s gained favor with West Coast and other swing dancers as a way to enhance their style and footwork chops. Get a taste in this workshop.
Prior East Coast or West Coast Swing experience highly recommended.
Description: The pre-cursor to Quickstep, this jovial dance is mainly done to music from the Charleston era. Fun workshop to add a unique dance to your bag of tricks. Get a taste of the basics in this workshop.
Foxtrot Int/Adv Level highly recommended.
Description: Much faster than 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. Get a taste in this workshop.
Int/Adv Level Waltz required.
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.
Some social dance experience recommended.
Description: A sibling to Salsa, Mambo can be danced to the same music and has similar step patterns. Do you dance on 1 or on 2? That's a common question at the Salsa clubs. What are they talking about? Although Salsa breaking on 1 is more common, many consider breaking on 2 NY-Style more "advanced" and the mark of a "true dancer." Get a taste of the basics in this workshop.
Salsa Int/Adv Level highly recommended.
Description: Double Two Step travels around the floor like Country Two Step and uses a triple-step rhythm like East Coast Swing. Mostly danced to Country tunes, it's usually slower tempo than Country Two Step music. Triple Two-Step is almost the same dance, but it incorporates some additional connection and lead/follow techniques that add sharpness and styling. Get a taste of Double Two-Step in this workshop.
Int/Adv Level Country Two Step or East Coast Swing; or Polka Core.
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!
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."
Some latin dance experience recommended.
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.
Description: Continue developing your Tango with technique and patterns such as Rock Steps, Double Corte, Open Fan, Extended Walk, and a Dip.
Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Alternating Turns, Slow Turn, and several Circle Walk variations.
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.
Description: Learn patterns including reverse turn movements.
Description: Upper level styling and cross over pattern variations including cross hands, spinning, breaks, crescents, swivels, and stutter.
Description: Upper level technique, styling, and patterns such as the Turning Twinkle, Whisks, Viennese Hesitations, Back Twinkle, and more.
Description: Learn several variations of the Gancho, the correct technique, connection, and how to use them in your Argentine Tango.
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.
Description: Continue with the technique and patterns such as Cross Body Lead, Walks, Rocks, Stop & Go, and Side breaks.
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.
Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as straightjacket, x-hits, crosshands, sliding doors, and basket weaving.
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.
Int/Adv Level in Salsa, WCS, Samba, or equivalent highly recommended
Description: Baskets can add dynamics to your Salsa with movement through the slot by both partners. Learn several basket variations and how to mix them up with other patterns to make it all flow smooth and cool.
Description: A crash course in Lindy Hop basics for experienced dancers. Learn at a fast pace!
Description: Build on Boot Camp I with more challenging technique, styling, connection, variations, and patterns. Share this demanding and fast-paced experience with other talented and hard-working dancers.
Instructor approval required
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.
Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like she/he goes combo, and several triple step variations.
Description: Continue building your Cha Cha with patterns like the Cross Body, Release, Open Breaks, and Turns.
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.
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.
Some dance experience recommended.
Requires mastery of core level Viennese Waltz.
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. This 4-hour series will cover the fundamental technique & several common patterns.
Foxtrot or Waltz Int/Adv Level.
Class Dates, Times, and inclusions:
• 10am to Noon
• March 7 – May 30 (11 instructor led sessions, 2 weeks off)
• Limited additional studio time for your own practices of class material
• Target Performance Date: June 6
• Possible other performances
• Costume will be additional cost
• Additional time with coach available at additional cost
As you guessed, this is a ‘ladies only’ team. No men allowed! No Partner’s needed! Join Brenda in this wonderful opportunity to express yourself in a fun and sexy way while working on your styling and technique for your Latin, rhythm, and freestyle dances. This will be very feminine, sultry and sassy choreography with a Burlesque twist. Then you’ll have the opportunity to perform at least one public event, possibly at our June 6 2015 Showcase.
Cover all the patterns and technique from the Foxtrot and Waltz core classes. This course may prepare students to take Int/Adv level classes, however, it’s not guaranteed and will depend on each individual’s abilities, supplemental practice, and progress.
This class is designed for those that have already taken some core, but just need a little more training before qualifying for the Intermediate-Advanced level Foxtrot and Waltz classes.
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.
Description: Continue with more technique and patterns such as the Corner Step, Left Box with Underarm Turn, and Twinkle variations.
Description: More technique, styling, and patterns such as the Bridge, Grapevine, Shadow CBLT, and NY Walk.
Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like couples turns, patty-cake, and much more.
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.
A Performance class is one of the fastest, most efficient ways to take your dancing to the next level! More than a class, this is an experience you will always remember. Work with a great group of fellow talented dancers, learn fun choreography, & perform it in front of a screaming audience!
Description: A Performance class is one of the fastest, most efficient ways to take your dancing to the next level! More than a class, this is an experience you will always remember. Work with a great group of fellow talented dancers, learn fun choreography, & perform it in front of a screaming audience!
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.
Salsa Nights at the Willowbrook Ballroom!
Every Wednesday! Learn some basic through advanced Salsa moves, then dance to Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, & more.
Expand your patterns, technique, and styling. Must already know Cha Cha basics and how to "break on 2."
Description: A dance originating in Brazil, Zouk 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 Zouking in no time, take this workshop! This workshop will cover what is typically covered in a 4 to 6 week basics class, all in one day! Bring a bag lunch as we will take a 30 minute break about half way through.
Description: Build more fundamentals including connection, styling, and patterns such as the Right Box, Spirals, Flip Flops, and more.
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.
Please call American Rhythm Center to enroll at (312)922-1272.
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.
Description: Learn a few basic steps and get a taste of the dance in this quick fun class!
Description: Learn a few basic steps and get a taste of the dance in this quick fun class!