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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)

Apr 6 - 27:
in room # 1
  • 6pm Salsa Egg Beaters (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Impressive Salsa combinations that include repeated Cross Body Lead Turns from various entrances and exits.

  • 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 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.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Milonga Style Fundamentals, Grapevine & Molinete (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Milonga is one of the 3 common styles in the Argentine Tango family. Learn the rhythm, technique, style, and patterns that make Milonga a vital part of being a well-rounded Argentine Tango dancer.

    in room # 2
  • 7pm Zouk IV
  • Description: Refine your fundamentals and learn new patterns and variations.

    Additional Prerequisites: Zouk III

    Special Programs

    Apr 27 - Aug 17:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Performance Class (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Join a group of talented peers and learn a fully choreographed routine. Have the opportunity to perform with the troupe in front of an audience, possibly even a showcase, dance event or convention. More than just learning cool moves and choreography, you'll learn how to be an effective performer, look good, have more discipline in your dance, and you'll have an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life working on this team project.

    Additional Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

    Ongoing

  • 10pm Argentine Tango & Milonga Practica
  • Description: Only $5 per person, Come practice in a comfortable studio setting. Drop in basis.

    tuesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Apr 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Salsa Classic Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Turnstile, Stop & Go, CBL Fake, Lasso variations, Behind Back.

  • 7pm Country Two-Step III
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like couples turns, patty-cake, and much 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 Zouk High Flying (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Zouk getting fancy with these Intermediate-Advanced Patterns like the Tilted Progressive, Airplane, Helicopter and much more.

    in room # 2
  • 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 West Coast Swing Meat & Potatoes (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Sugar Roll, Bookends, Behind Back Barrel, Right Side Tuck, and more.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing Whip Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Walk Under whip, Cutoff whip variations, Apache, Hammerlock, Continuous whip, and more.

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

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Apr 1 - 22:
    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 Tango III
  • Description:

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

  • 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 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
  • 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 Cha Cha Titanic Basket Case (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level styling and variations including baskets, hitches, walk arounds, and more.

  • 9pm 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.

    Workshops

    Apr 29:
    in room # 1
  • 6 - 8pm Zouk Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • 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.

  • 8 - 10pm Kizomba Basic Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description:

    Accelerate your learning of Kizomba, the Latin and Tango influenced African partner dance that is exploding in popularity in the Salsa and West Coast Swing scenes.  This Intensive workshop is designed to move faster than normal since all students should have significant experience in partner dancing.

    in room # 2
  • 7pm Spins & Turns Workshop: Break Turns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Break down the proper technique and get valuable tips on how to perfect your right and left break turns. Single, double, and multiple turns will be covered. These turns are common in all Latin, Swing, and Modern Hustle dances for both leads and follows. Also learn the proper connection and lead.

  • 8 - 10pm Principles of Leading & Following (Int/Adv)
  • Description: This is possibly the most important class you can take as a social dancer. The tips & tricks covered in this class can apply to all styles of social partner dancing. How do you feel to your partners? What are they saying about you to other dancers? Make sure it's all good.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Apr 2 - 23:
    in room # 1
  • 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 Popular Parallel Syncopated Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn to play with the slot width and move in parallel with your partner with these fun patterns like the Parallel Anchor Walks, KBC fans, KBC turn, Crossover, Traveling KBC, Mirror Mirro, and the Kentucky Grapevine.

  • 9pm 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.

    Workshops

    Apr 30:
    in room # 1
  • 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.

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm Latin Hips & Body Movement (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Your feet may know where to go, but how about the rest of you? Do you look like a Latin social dancer? Learn about the different parts of the body you should use to look your best. Apply these movements to the Latin club dances such as Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, and Merengue. This class focuses on the social, nightclub, and authentic style of Cuban Motion, as opposed to the competitive Ballroom-style Cuban Motion which is covered in the dancesport syllabus.

  • 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!

    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)

    Apr 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 11am Cha Cha III
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like Double Turns, Cross Body Lead Turns, Chase, Barrel Rolls, and Stop & Gos.

  • 12pm Samba II
  • Description: Continue building your hot Samba dancing with technique and patterns such as whisks, samba walks, spirals, and stop & go.

  • 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.

  • 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)

    Apr 12 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Argentine Tango II
  • THREE WEEK SERIES.  No class April 5th!

    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.

  • 3pm Waltz III
  • THREE WEEK SERIES.  No class April 5th!

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

  • 4pm Hustle IV
  • THREE WEEK SERIES.  No class April 5th.

    Description: Final class in the core. Complete this class to be ready for the int/adv level, or review fundamentals that you learned before. More technique, styling, and patterns such as Triangle Wrap, Barrel Roll, Hustle Whip Inside, Hip Catch, and more.

  • 5pm Country Two-Step Beyond the Basics (Int/Adv)
  • THREE WEEK SERIES.  No class April 5th.

    Description: Upper level technique and patterns like grapevines, free spins, backing LOD variations, and more.

    Workshops

    Apr 19:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm 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.

  • 3pm West Coast Swing The Fifth Dimension: Speed Dynamics (Mastery)
  • Description: You may have already learned the 4D of WCS (height, width, rotation, length), but we saved this one for the most experienced students and advanced dancers. Get creative with the timing and speed of your dancing to create amazing effects and be more musical.

  • 4pm 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.

  • 5pm 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.

    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.


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

    Series (4-weeks)

    Apr 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Waltz IV
  • Description: Perfect your basics and add more patterns and styling to your Waltz

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm 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.

    MONDAYS at the main studio location will NOT be holding classes Memorial Day (May 25th).  Week 4 of the series will be June 1.  

    SEE our special for "May I Month"!!!     

    American Rhythm Center Monday classes will be a 3-week series, with no class on Memorial Day.

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

    Series (4-weeks)

    May 4 - Jun 1:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Country Two-Step I
  • SKIPPING CLASS MEMORIAL DAY - May 25th.

    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 Zouk I
  • SKIPPING CLASS MEMORIAL DAY - May 25th.

    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 Salsa Turn Checks & Reverses (Int/Adv)
  • SKIPPING CLASS MEMORIAL DAY -  May 25th.

    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.

  • 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 West Coast Swing II
  • SKIPPING CLASS MEMORIAL DAY -  May 25th.

    Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Milonga Style Fundamentals, Zig Zag & Turns (Int/Adv)
  • SKIPPING CLASS MEMORIAL DAY - May 25th.

    Description: Milonga is one of the 3 common styles in the Argentine Tango family. Learn the rhythm, technique, style, and patterns that make Milonga a vital part of being a well-rounded Argentine Tango dancer. Learn extra patterns like the Zig Zag and turns.

    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)

    May 5 - 26:
    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 I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, 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 Zouk Moderna (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Add new styling and modern patterns to your Zouk such as Rao, Contracoa, Ribcage Isolations and Circle, Hand Toss Turns, Extended Walks, and much more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm West Coast Swing Hammerlock, Folds & a Rocket (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Hammerlock Fold Struts, Sweetheart Alternating Folds, Alternating Hammerlocks, Ronde, Spins, and Rocket.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm 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.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

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

  • 7pm Tango Rollout, Fans, Flicks (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Outside Partner Walk, Right Side Fans, Promenade Flicks, and Corte Rollout.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm 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
  • 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 Cha Cha Pop It Like It's Hot (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level styling and pattern variations like the compression step, left turns, spot turns, reverse CBLTs, and check & pops.

  • 8pm Rumba Punch (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Add more patterns and style to your Rumba! Give your slow romantic latin dance some punch!

  • 9pm 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.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    May 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Hustle I
  • Description: Hustle is HOT! It's a high-energy, attention-getting partner dance perfect for Contemporary Hits popular on the radio and dance clubs today. No partner necessary, we rotate in class.

  • 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Bachata Dominican Style Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Fancy footwork, syncopations, and musicality are all part of what some call "Dominican-Style" Bachata. This class will develop your chops and give you some unique options on the dance floor. This class will offer different patterns each session, so repeat this often to get new material.

  • 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 Must Know Patterns for All Westies (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Every WCS dancer should do these patterns well. Learn the technique, connection, and moves to execute them like a champ. May include Twisted Hammerlock Fold variations, Slingshot, Behind Back Barrel, Leads Side Pass from Roll, Yo Yo Hip Catch, and more

  • 9pm East Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue building your East Coast Swing with technique and patterns like the turning basic, backhand change, cuddle tuck, tuck throwout, triple steps, and more.

    Special Programs

    May 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Bootcamp: Anchor Management (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Perfect your connection and be able execute more interesting patterns and styling. 

    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)

    May 2 - 23:
    in room # 1
  • 11am Intro to Latin Club Dancing
  • Description: Going out to the Salsa clubs means you should know more than just Salsa. Learn the other popular Latin Club dances such as Bachata, Merengue, & more. This easy and fun class will build your confidence on the dance floor in no time.

  • 12pm 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.

  • 1pm Foxtrot Twinkle Up & Vine Right (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the grapevine right, box with turn, twist, fallaway ending, and more.

  • 2pm Foxtrot II
  • Description: Continue with more fundamental technique and patterns such as the turning box, zig zag, twinkle, sway, and dip.

    Workshops

    May 9:
    in room # 1
  • 12 - 2pm 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.

    May 30:
    in room # 1
  • 12 - 2pm Cha Cha Basic Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Cha Cha for those already experienced in other social dances. Not for new dancers, but rather those already skilled in partnering, connection, turns, and learning patterns quickly.

    Special Programs

    May 2 - Jun 13:
    in room # 1
  • 2 - 4pm CHA CHA & RUMBA Core Catchup Intensive (Int/Adv)
  • Description: We will attempt to cover all the patterns and technique from the Cha Cha & Rumba 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 in both Cha Cha & Rumba, but just need a little more training before qualifying for the Intermediate-Advanced level classes.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    May 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 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.

  • 3pm Waltz IV
  • Description: Perfect your basics and add more patterns and styling to your Waltz

  • 4pm 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.

  • 5pm Country Two-Step Bread and Butter (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns like check aways, basket whips, hammerlocks, picture, and more.

    Workshops

    May 10:
    in room # 1
  • 5pm Hustle Menage a Trois (Mastery)
  • Description: One lead and two follows dance together at the same time. Learn the tricks to make this happen.

    May 17:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm 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.

  • 3pm 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.

  • 4 - 6pm West Coast Swing Advanced Connections Seminar (Mastery)
  • Description: Are you using various connections to really enhance your WCS? Most WCS dancers use only one type of anchor connection. How boring is that! In this seminar, you'll learn 7 different and powerful connections and how they affect the look, feel and movement of your dance. Intense stuff, but very cool. This seminar can be revolutionary to your dance!

    May 31:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Quickstep Basics
  • Description: A progressive dance that travels fast around the floor, the Quickstep is for Ballroom die-hards. Quickstep and Foxtrot share some patterns, but Quickstep adds runs, kicks, polka points, and speed. It's often danced to music that you can also dance a fast East Coast Swing. Get a taste of Quickstep in this workshop.

    Additional Prerequisites: Foxtrot or Waltz Int/Adv Level required.

  • 3pm Viennese Waltz Basics
  • 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.

    Additional Prerequisites: Int/Adv Level Waltz required.

  • 4 - 6pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 1 - 3pm 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.

  • 3 - 5pm Zouk Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • 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.

  • 5pm Nightclub Two-Step Basics
  • Description: Learn a few basic steps and get a taste of the dance in this quick fun class!

    Ongoing

    Swing Dance Lessons & Parties every Sunday!

    Every Sunday! Learn some West Coast Swing & Hustle moves, then dance to Blues, R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, & pop music.


    The Willowbrook Ballroom - 8900 S. Archer Avenue, Willow Springs, IL
    wednesday

    Ongoing

    Salsa Nights at the Willowbrook Ballroom!

    Every Wednesday! Learn some basic through advanced Salsa moves, then dance to Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, & more.

    saturday

    Workshops

    May 16:
    in room # 1
  • 11 - 3:30pm Country Two-Step Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Country Dancing is hot again!  Learn this fun, energetic dance in one day!  No partner necessary, we rotate.  Bring a bag lunch as we'll take a quick 30 minute break about half way through.
     
    $40 in advance, or $50 day of or at the door.  Contact the Willowbrook Ballroom directly to register 708-839-1000
    11am to 3:30pm

    Description: Crash Course in Country Two-Step for those already experienced in other social dances. Not for new dancers, but rather those already skilled in partnering, connection, turns, and learning patterns quickly.


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

    Series (4-weeks)

    May 4 - 18:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Waltz Intermediate/Advanced (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Must have completed all basic curriculum to qualify.

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