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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)

Jun 6 - 27:
in room # 1
  • 6pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

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

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Argentine Tango III
  • Description: Learn technique and patterns like the Parada Back Ocho to Sandwich, Right Molinete, Ocho Cortado, Gancho from Sandwich, and more.

  • 7pm 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.

  • 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 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

    Jun 6:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Traveling Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Glide across the floor with these fancy progressing patterns. Moves inspired by graceful Ballroom and sizzling Latin will be integrated to make your Hustle stand out. Different options will be covered each class, so repeat this class often to expand your repertoire.

    Jun 13:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Playful Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Fun and creative patterns that will make the dance more interesting for you, your partner, and those watching. Leaders will learn several patterns to allow room for playful moments. Follows will learn how to react and take advantage of these moments with several options. Different options will be covered each class, so repeat this class often to expand your repertoire.

    Jun 20:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Rise, Fall & Level Dynamics (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Make your dance more exciting and expressive by adding the elements of level changes, height dynamics, and body styling. Make your Modern Hustle more musical.

    Jun 27:
    in room # 1
  • 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.

    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 7 - 28:
    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 Salsa Stylish & Rotational Cross Body Leads (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Add these powerful CBLT variations to your Salsa. Follows will improve their styling and technique including some playful variations. Leads will learn to use momentum to make their CBLs advanced.

  • 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 Zouk I
  • Description: A dance from Brazil, it has become hot in Latin dance circles around the world. It's very attention-getting with its dramatic, curvy, wave-like body movement as well as its ultra-sexy tone. Salsa, West Coast Swing, and even Ballroom dancers are stealing moves and styling from Zouk to make their other dances more interesting.

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

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

    Workshops

    Jun 28:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm West Coast Swing Ladies Styling Variations To Make Basics More Fun (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Just for the ladies, or guys that want to learn some follows' styling, you will learn several footwork and styling variations that will jazz up your basics and make you look advanced. These will be variations that you can do without interrupting the connection or your partner, so you can use these with beginner to advanced leas. Make the dance exciting no matter who you're dancing with.

  • 8 - 10pm 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.

    Special Programs

    Jun 7 - 21:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Hustle Bootcamp III (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Building on Bootcamp 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.

    Additional Prerequisites: Hustle Bootcamp I & II or equivalent. Instructor approval required.

  • 8:30 - 10pm West Coast Swing Boot Camp III: Styling and Footwork (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Build on Boot Camp II with more challenging technique, styling, connection, variations, and patterns. Share this demanding and fast-paced experience with other talented and hard-working dancers.

    Additional Prerequisites: Successful completion of WCS Boot Camp II or equivalent, as well as instructor approval.

    Jun 14 & 28:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    Additional Prerequisites: some zouk

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jun 1 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 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 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 Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm 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!

  • 8pm Rumba Runner (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Alternating Turns, Slow Turn, and several Circle Walk variations.

  • 9pm 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.

    Workshops

    Jun 29:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Country Line Dancing
  • Description: Learn several of the classics as well as latest and greatest line dances done to popular fun country tunes. Each class will cover different songs and dances, so repeat this class often!

  • 7pm Blues Dance Basics
  • Description: Blues Dance is an intimate style of dance primarily done to slow blues music. Connection, pulse, and improvisation are emphasized more than patterns and combinations. Although its roots are decades old, Blues Dance has recently been popularized by dancers in the swing and Lindy scene. Get a taste of Blues Dance in this workshop.

  • 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Spins & Turns Workshop: Pivots & More (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Pivots are a staple for every social dance style, including Salsa, Swing, Latin, Hustle, and even Ballroom. Break down the proper technique and get valuable tips on how to perfect your pivot turns. Learn the rhythm and technique of doubles and multiples as well. Learn the proper connection and lead for several common variations.

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm Advanced Dips, Lifts & Tricks (Mastery)
  • Description: MUST ENROLL WITH PARTNER. This class does not rotate. New and different moves will be covered each time we offer this class. In addition to being a Mastery-Level dancer in at least one dance, students should have completed at least one hour of the Int/Adv Level Dips & Tricks workshop prior to taking this workshop. There are over 30 standard advanced dips, lifts & tricks in our curriculum, but each hour will cover 2 to 5. So, take this class as often as you'd like to learn as many moves as you can. These dips & tricks are applicable to several dances including Salsa, Swing, Ballroom, Tango, WCS, Latin, and Cha Cha.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jun 2 - 23:
    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 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 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Waltz II
  • Description: Continue with more technique and patterns such as the Corner Step, Left Box with Underarm Turn, and Twinkle variations.

  • 7pm Country Two-Step Techniques Intensive for Competitors & Polished Social Dancers (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Polish your footwork, positions, frame, movement, and styling.  This is the perfect class for those considering Country dance competitions or even just for the social dancers that want "that look."  

    Workshops

    Jun 2:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Latest & Greatest Moves (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Keep up with the popular moves on the national, and international WCS scene. By design, the content of this class is different every time, so repeat this class to get new material.

    Jun 30:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm West Coast Swing Body Movement and Isolations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Your feet may know where to go, but how about the rest of you? Do you look like a swing dancer? Learn about different parts of your body you should use for swing dancing. Apply these movements to your patterns.

  • 7pm Nightclub Two-Step Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 100 additional Int/Adv combinations in our curriculum. This workshop occasionally may have different titles to reflect a theme in the patterns planned for a particular class offering. Repeat this class often to learn many of these patterns.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7 - 10pm East Coast Swing Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in East Coast Swing 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

    Jun 9 - 30:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Mastery Boot Camp (Mastery)
  • Description: This intense program is invite/audition only in order to gather students that will thrive in a demanding and fast-paced class environment. Advanced concepts, patterns, styling and connection techniques are usually covered.

    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 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 10am Salsa I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

  • 11am Cumbia & Street-Style Salsa II
  • Description:

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

  • 12pm Tango II
  • Description: Continue developing your Tango with technique and patterns such as Rock Steps, Double Corte, Open Fan, Extended Walk, and a Dip.

  • 1pm Foxtrot Baby It's Cold Outside Partner (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Turning Twinkle Redirect, Grapevine Turn, Back Corner, Outside Partner, Twinkle Turn, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 12pm 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.

    Jun 4 & 11:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm 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.

    Workshops

    Jun 11:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Waltz Open & Breakaway Patterns (Mastery)
  • Description: Breathtaking moves using creative connections and open work. Add some performances to your social dancing.

    Jun 18:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm 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.

  • 1pm East Coast Swing Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 80 additional intermediate 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.

  • 2pm Foxtrot Mastery Variations & Combinations (Mastery)
  • Description: There are over 40 mastery-level patterns and combinations in our curriculum. They are designated as M-level because of the advanced movement, flow, and technique required to execute them. This workshop will be different every time it's offered, typically covering 2 to 4 advanced combinations each hour. Repeat this class often to learn all of them.

    Jun 25:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm 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.

  • 2pm Waltz Picture Lines & Photo Moments (Mastery)
  • Description: These patterns and movements are filled with beautiful moments to show off your poise, grace, and style. Add a bit of show to your social dancing!

    Special Programs

    Jun 11:
    in room # 1
  • 5 - 7pm Date Night - Wedding Reception Survival
  • $45 per couple if registered by June 1st.  $55 per couple if registered June 1st or later. 

    Description:

    Learn dances to get you looking good at those special events and upcoming wedding receptions!  Learn easy steps of various ballroom and slow dances, using a close and intimate hold and styling. MUST ENROLL WITH A PARTNER, this class does not rotate.  

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jun 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm 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.

  • 5pm 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.

    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.

    Special SUMMER SWUSTLE Special Program*!  Drop into workshops for $20 each (based on availability) OR take advantage of the package offers for extra perks and best pricing!  West Coast Swing & Hustle every Tuesday in July & August.  Come to one, many, or all.  Each week we will cover a new technique and styling and a cool combination.  It's perfect for Bootcamp veterans, and will be a nice challenge for other Intermediate/Advanced students.  Minimum qualification is Intermediate/Advanced. 

    Every Tuesday, July 5 - August 30
    7pm to 8:25:  HUSTLE
    8:30 to 9:55:  WEST COAST SWING
     
    Each class is $20 drop in
    Or, get the VIP package in advance (by June 26 5pm) which will include:
    All 9 weeks of workshops!
    SOS complimentary entry from July 3 through August 28 ($90 value)
    TGIF Complimentary entry from July 1 - August 19 ($75 value)
    Invite to private Facebook discussion group for occasional recaps, extra material, and discussions.
    Opportunity to win free private lesson based on attendance.
     
    HUSTLE Workshop Pass:  $125 (by 5pm June 26)
    WCS Workshop Pass:  $125  (by 5pm June 26)
    SWUSTLE VIP PASS (Hustle & WCS Workshops): $199 (by 5pm June 26)
    *NOT Monthly Pass eligible.
     
    The MayI Studio - 5246 N. Elston, Chicago, IL
    monday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 11 - Aug 1:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Argentine Tango IV
  • Description: Continue your core Argentine Tango patterns, technique and styling. Get polished up and ready for the next level.

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

  • 8pm Argentine Tango Barridas (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Embellish your Argentine Tango with Barridas.  We will cover multiple Barridas where the Leader's foot connects with the followers for various sweeping actions.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

    Jul 11 & 25:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 9pm Lindy Hop II
  • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2 HOUR/2 WEEK SERIES.  Standard Series pricing and policies apply.

    Description: Build on the fundamentals, polish the look and feel, and learn some new steps.

    Additional Prerequisites: Lindy Hop I

    Workshops

    Jul 18:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 9pm East Coast Swing Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 80 additional intermediate 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.

    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 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 Styling, Movement & Play (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

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

  • 8pm 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 Zouk II
  • Description: Build on the fundamentals, polish the look and feel, and learn some new steps.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Intro to Ballroom Dancing
  • Description: Anyone can dance! Learn the basic steps in several popular ballroom dances like Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango. This easy and fun class will build your confidence on the dance floor in no time!

    Special Programs

    Jul 12 & 26:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    Additional Prerequisites: some zouk

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

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

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm 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

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

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Bachata Quarter Steps (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn these popular variations for Bachata including steps like Titanic, Cuddle, Double Turns, and more.

  • 7pm Salsa Barrel Rolls (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn fun and impressive patterns to utilize both sides of the Salsa slot. Great patterns to mix up with others you may already know to start exponentially growing your options. Follow's turns, variations, and styling will also be included.

  • 8pm Rumba Hot Buttered Rumba (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Parallel Breaks, Cross Body Lead Turn, Spot Turn, Crescent, Lasso, and more.

  • 9pm 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.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

  • 7pm West Coast Swing IV
  • Description: Add more fundamental connection, technique, styling, and patterns such as the Tuck Throwout, Barrel Roll, Sugar Tuck Double, Fold, Yo Yo, Free Spin, and more.

  • 8pm Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

  • 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 Waltz III
  • Description: Build more fundamentals including connection, styling, and patterns such as the Right Box, Spirals, Flip Flops, and more.

  • 7pm Country Two-Step Whip Madness (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as whip inside with wrist catches, hammerlock basket whip variations & more!

    Special Programs

    Jul 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Mastery Boot Camp (Mastery)
  • Description: This intense program is invite/audition only in order to gather students that will thrive in a demanding and fast-paced class environment. Advanced concepts, patterns, styling and connection techniques are usually covered.

    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 9 & 16:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 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.

  • 12 - 2pm Cha Cha I
  • Description: The perfect place to start learning Cha Cha, or refresh what you already know. This class will cover the technique, rhythm, and patterns like the Stationary, Side, and Progressive, Cross Overs, Right Turns, and Waterfall.

    Jul 9 - 30:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am Cumbia & Street-Style Salsa III
  • Description:

    Continue with more Cumbia and Street-Style Salsa patterns, technique and styling.  

  • 12pm Tango III
  • Description:

    Keep Tangoing On!  Build off your core, polish the look and feel, and add more patterns.

  • 1pm 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.

    Jul 23 & 30:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm Quickstep I
  • 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.

    Additional Prerequisites: Foxtrot or Waltz Int/Adv Level.

  • 12 - 2pm 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.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 10 - 31:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm Rumba II
  • Description: Continue with the technique and patterns such as Cross Body Lead, Walks, Rocks, Stop & Go, and Side breaks.

  • 4pm Salsa I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

  • 5pm West Coast Swing International Flashmob Choreography (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Be a part of the International WCS Flashmob, or just learn some really cool and fun choreography that will improve your social dancing by adding new moves, styling and musicality to your repertoire.

    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.