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.

MIHTD will be CLOSED May 30th for Memorial Day.  Please see the schedule below for workshops and call ahead to register!  773.635.3000.

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

Series (4-weeks)

May 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 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm West Coast Swing Intro to Syncopated & Varied Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • 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.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Milonga Style Fundamentals, Gancho & Cortado (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. Learn extra patterns like the Gancho & Cortado.

    Special Programs

    May 2 - 23:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Mastery Bootcamp (Mastery)
  • Description:

    Audition/Invitation only.

    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 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Nightclub Two-Step I
  • 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm Salsa Back Spot Turn Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Integrate this technique and movement into your combinations. Follows will learn how to react, connect, move, and style--while the leads will learn several spot turn patterns and impressive combinations.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm 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.

    Workshops

    May 31:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Spins & Turns Workshop (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.

  • 7pm 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!

  • 8pm Zouk Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Zouk 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.

    Additional Prerequisites: Must be an Int/Adv dancer in at least one social dance.

    Special Programs

    May 3 - Jun 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.

    May 10 & 31:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    Additional Prerequisites: some zouk

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    May 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Waltz IV
  • Description: Perfect your basics and add more patterns and styling to your Waltz

    Additional Prerequisites: Waltz III

  • 7pm Foxtrot I've Got My Spiral To Keep Me Warm (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as progressive change steps, spiral, back twinkle, double promenade turn, 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.

  • 9pm Hustle II
  • Description: Continue with technique and patterns such as the Cross Body Lead, Hammerlock variations, CBL Turn, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Bachata Reverse Turns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn patterns including reverse turn movements.

  • 7pm Salsa Turn Checks & Reverses (Int/Adv)
  • 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.

  • 8pm Rumba On the Rocks (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Pinwheel, Shadow Breaks, Turkish Towel, Open Side Breaks, and the Infinity Turn.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango Molinete Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn several variations of the Molinete pattern, the correct technique, connection, and how to use them in your Argentine Tango.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    May 5 - 26:
    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 West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

  • 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.

    in room # 2
  • 7pm Country Two-Step Int/Adv Sampler & Amalgamations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn variations from many of the Int/Adv Country Two-Step classes and new ways to put them together in fun and fancy amalgamations.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm 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.

    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 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 10am Cha Cha III
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like Double Turns, Cross Body Lead Turns, Chase, Barrel Rolls, and Stop & Gos.

  • 11am Cumbia & Street-Style Salsa I
  • 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.

  • 12pm 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

    in room # 2
  • 12pm Tango I
  • Description: Ballroom-style Tango is an easy, dramatic, and fun dance to learn. Get started with technique and patterns such as the Basic, Corte, Promenade, Fan, and more.

    Workshops

    May 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 1pm Foxtrot Flip Flops From Heaven (Int/Adv)
  • 3-week series!  No class May 21st.  Pricing is $45 standard and $39 early bird.

     

     

    Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Open Flip Flops, Promenade Pivot, Turning Twinkle, Fan, CBL, and more.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    May 1 - 29:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm Salsa Classic Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Turnstile, Stop & Go, CBL Fake, Lasso variations, Behind Back.

  • 4pm Zouk IV
  • Description: Refine your fundamentals and learn new patterns and variations.

    Additional Prerequisites: Zouk III

  • 5pm Zouk High Flying (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

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

    Workshops

    May 1:
    in room # 1
  • 1pm Peabody Basics
  • 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.

    Additional Prerequisites: Foxtrot Int/Adv Level highly recommended.

  • 2pm Paso Doble Basics
  • 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.

    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

    Special Programs

    May 21:
    in room # 1
  • 11 - 3:30pm West Coast Swing Basics Intensive
  • In this 4 hour intensive, you will learn many of the fundamental patterns and techniques so you can add this cool dance to your repertoire. $40 in advance (by noon the day before). $50 regular price. To register call the Willowbrook Ballroom at 708-839-1000. Bring lunch, we will take a 30 minute break. No partners necessary, we rotate. No refunds or exchanges. Workshops may be cancelled if we don't get a minimum enrollment. Professional dance instructor provided by Chicago's Best, May I Have This Dance!

    Description:

    Check out YouTube to see this amazing dance that is one of the fastest growing in the world.  Not what you typically thing of as Swing dancing, West Coast is one of the most versatile, exciting, smooth, sexy, funky, and playful.  Perfect for contemporary pop, R&B, Blues, Country, Jazz, Acoustic ballads, and so much more, everyone who sees it wants to learn it.  Everyone who learns it gets addicted. 

    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.

  • 9pm Hustle III
  • Description: More technique, styling, and patterns such as the Bridge, Grapevine, Shadow CBLT, and NY Walk.

    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: 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.

  • 9pm West Coast Swing Barrels of Fun (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Barrel roll variations, styling, and amalgamations to build your WCS skills and repertoire.

    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
  • 1pm Salsa Shines & Fancy Footwork Workshop (Int/Adv)
  • Description: New and different options for Fancy Footwork will be covered each class, so repeat this class as often as you wish. These shines will enhance your solo and partner dancing. Build your chops and give yourself more options for expression.

  • 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.

  • 1pm Carolina Shag Basics
  • 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.

    Additional Prerequisites: Prior East Coast or West Coast Swing experience highly recommended.

  • 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.

  • 4pm 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.

  • 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.

    saturday

    Special Programs

    Jun 25:
    in room # 1
  • 11 - 3:30pm Mambo On-2 Beyond the Basics
  • $40 in advance (by noon the day before).  $50 regular price.  To register call the Willowbrook Ballroom at 708-839-1000.  Bring lunch, we will take a 30 minute break.  No partners necessary, we rotate.  No refunds or exchanges.  Workshops may be cancelled if we don't get a minimum enrollment.  Professional dance instructor provided by Chicago's Best, May I Have This Dance!

    Description:

    Building off the basic steps, this intensive will reinforce your On-2 skills as well as add more patterns and styling.  Although designed for those that know a some Mambo/On-2, If you are new to On-2, but an advanced Salsa dancer with excellent timing, you may still benefit as the basics will be reviewed along with plenty of new material.