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.

Special SUMMER SWUSTLE Special Program*!  Drop into workshops for $20 each (based on availability). Come to one, many, or all.  Each week we will cover a new technique & styling & a cool combination.  It's perfect for Bootcamp veterans, & 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
*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
  • 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.