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.

FUSION Dance Practice & Party

Monday, August 31:    

All Evening, music across genres will be played, with an emphasis on music that is good for 2, 3, 4 or more styles of dance.  The playlist will be mixed all evening, but with a bit more focus on LATIN/ZOUK the first hour, then HUSTLE/LATIN/WCS the second hour, then BLUES/FREEFORM/LINDY/WESTIE the third hour, and ARGENTINE TANGO the final hour.

Bring snacks and dishes to share, your own bottle of wine/drinks, and let's make a special evening out of this!

7pm to 11pm ($10 regardless of entry time)

 

 

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

Series (4-weeks)

Aug 3 - 24:
in room # 1
  • 6pm Salsa I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

  • 7pm Salsa Baskets (Int/Adv)
  • 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.

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

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

    Additional Prerequisites: Zouk III

    Ongoing

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

    tuesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Cha Cha II
  • Description: Continue building your Cha Cha with patterns like the Cross Body, Release, Open Breaks, and Turns.

  • 7pm Salsa IV
  • Description: Learn more fundamental patterns, styling and technique and put it all together so you can make the jump to intermediate-advanced.

    Additional Prerequisites: Salsa III

  • 8pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

  • 9pm 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 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.

  • 7pm West Coast Swing Hooks, Lunges & Simple Tricks (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the tuck and hook, hook and return, lunge, roll to run, and more.

  • 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 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

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 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 Tango III
  • Description:

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

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango II
  • Description: Continue with this class where you will learn patterns like the Continuous Cruzada, Cross Salida, Parada Forward Ocho, Back Ocho Cruzada, Parada Back Ocho with Forward Ocho End, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Nightclub Two-Step Circling Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns like the Wedding Circle, Shadow Walk Around, Around the World variations, Infinity Turn, Spot Turn and more.

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm Rumba Mai Tai (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Continue adding to your Rumba repertoire with new moves, styling, and variations sure to add fun and flair to your dancing.

  • 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.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 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 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.

  • 8pm 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 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.

    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 Salsa Street-Style Salsa/Cumbia for Experienced Dancers (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Cumbia is a dance in its own right, but it also can be incorporated into your Salsa. Some cultures dance these Cumbia steps as their Salsa. The best dancers know how to integrate some of the Cumbia steps and movement into their Salsa to add more variety, movement, and playfulness. Get a 2-for-1 in this class as you'll learn both Cumbia and Street-Style Salsa!

    Special Programs

    Aug 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm West Coast Swing Bootcamp: Advanced Feelings (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Invite/Audition & instructor approval required. 

    friday

    Ongoing

    Dance Lessons & Parties every Friday!

    1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays. Dance to a great mix of Salsa, West Coast Swing, Lindy, Hustle, Latin, & Ballroom music.



    2nd & 4th Fridays. A night devoted entirely to ballroom music including Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Swing, Cha Cha, & more.


    saturday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 8 - 29:
    in room # 1
  • 11am Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

  • 12pm Argentine Tango IV
  • Description: Continue your core Argentine Tango patterns, technique and styling. Get polished up and ready for the next level.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 9 - 30:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Rumba III
  • Description: Expand your Rumba with new steps and refined techniques.

    Workshops

    Aug 2:
    in room # 1
  • 4pm 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.

  • 5pm West Coast Swing Moves That Groove (Int/Adv)
  • Description: What makes West Coast Swing so cool isn't just patterns and technique. It's the groove! Learn some patterns and how to move in those patterns to get that sexy groove!

    Aug 9:
    in room # 1
  • 3 - 6pm 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.

    Aug 16:
    in room # 1
  • 4 - 6pm West Coast Swing Mini Choreography Workshop (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn fun and easy choreography and perform it with your classmates. The music and choreography change from one class to the next, so take this class many times to get new material each time!

    Aug 30:
    in room # 1
  • 4 - 6pm 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.

    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.