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.

Happy Holidays - please see our printed schedule and flyers at the studio for special parties!

Please note Sundays are THREE Week Series and Saturdays are 2hour 2week Series.

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

Series (4-weeks)

Dec 5 - 26:
in room # 1
  • 6pm Bolero I
  • Description: An elegant dance done to slow romantic music, Bolero incorporates steps, patterns, and rhythm of Latin dances with the styling of smooth ballroom. This 4-hour series will cover the fundamental technique & several common patterns.

    Additional Prerequisites: Some dance experience recommended.

  • 7pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm Hustle Around the World Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Around the World, Hitch Pickup, Lasso, Lead's Basket, Struts, and more.

  • 8pm Argentine Tango III
  • Description: Learn technique and patterns like the Parada Back Ocho to Sandwich, Right Molinete, Ocho Cortado, Gancho from Sandwich, and more.

  • 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.

    Workshops

    Dec 5:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Advanced Traveling Patterns (Mastery)
  • Description: Elegant and dramatic combinations that will get you moving around the floor, literally dancing circles around other dancers. Learn these advanced moves and be an amazing dancer. Each offering of this workshop will cover different material, so repeat it to build your repertoire.

    Dec 12:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Menage a Trois (Mastery)
  • Description: One lead and two follows dance together at the same time. Learn the tricks to make this happen.

    Dec 19:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Partner Swapping (Mastery)
  • Description: May I cut in? Leads will learn how to jump in and "steal" a follow from another lead at the right moment and with smooth and fluid transitions. Follows will learn how to react and facilitate this fun social dance phenomenon sometimes called "hot-boxing."

    Dec 26:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 150 additional 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.

    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)

    Dec 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Zouk IV
  • Description: Refine your fundamentals and learn new patterns and variations.

    Additional Prerequisites: Zouk III

  • 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

    in room # 2
  • 6pm East Coast Swing Shake 'n Bake Sugar Pretzel (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper-level technique and patterns such as the pretzel, shake n bake, swivel walks, continuous tuck, sugar foot, and more.

  • 7pm Salsa Cross Body Lead Turn Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and CBLT variations such as Crossed Hands, Handshake, Left, Pacman, Hammerlock, Handcuff, and more.

  • 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 Zouk Bonecas (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Head and shoulder rolls are a signature of Zouk.  Perfect some standards and add some hot new variations.

    Workshops

    Dec 6:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Slow Dancing Seminar
  • Description: Cheek to cheek, close embrace, dancing with a special someone. When the music just doesn't fit any ballroom dance, or when you want to just hold your partner close, this type of dancing will make your partner melt in your arms. Learn movements that you can use to spice things up, be more musical, and event apply to other dances. You should ENROLL WITH A PARTNER in this class since it is more intimate than most dances.

    Dec 13:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Accent The Positive: Natural and Unique Accents (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Every song has natural accents. Great dancers know how to express those accents in their movement. Most songs also have unique accents, and if you can express those in dance, your partners and those watching will love it and surely think you're a dance genius. Take this workshop and you will understand what we're talking about and how you can do this too! This seminar supplements and builds of of some of the concepts in the Map of Musicality™ seminar.

    Dec 20:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm West Coast Swing The Magic of Constant Connection (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Every great WCS dancer needs to master the increasingly popular Constant Connection which is where so much bending, shaping, creativity, communication, and oooey gooey-ness comes from. Compare this to the "one-beat" lead and learn when each is ideal and how to be the most responsive follower or leader you can be.

    Dec 27:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm West Coast Swing Shag Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Fast feet, smooth moves, and unique styling borrowed from Carolina Shag.

  • 9pm 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.

    Special Programs

    Dec 20:
    in room # 1
  • 9pm WCS Auditions for J&T Swing Teams Performance (Int/Adv)
  • Call studio for more information.

    Description: West Coast Swing int/adv. special program.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 7pm Foxtrot Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 50 common Int/Adv combinations in our curriculum. This will be different every time it's offered. Repeat this class often to learn many of these patterns.

  • 8pm Rumba Int/Adv Variations & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: There are over 40 additional 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.

  • 9pm Tango Favorites & Fancy (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Build your Tango skills with new moves, styling, and technique.  A mix of classic and new patterns to up your dance!

    in room # 2
  • 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 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.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 1 - 22:
    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 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.

  • 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Black-Tie Basics
  • Description: Learn the basics in several dances to get your looking good at those special events and formal parties. Dances will include Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba & 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.

    Workshops

    Dec 1:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm 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!

    Dec 22:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm West Coast Swing Triple Step Syncopations and Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Move your triple steps in many different ways and learn how to make your patterns look different every time. Also, learn the different rhythms you can use to make your triples match the music. Varied, fun, and musical triples are the key behind all styles of swing!

    Special Programs

    Dec 8 & 15:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Core Review Intensive (Int/Adv)
  • $60 Early Bird if registered by November 27th.  Standard price $75. 

    Description: Do you have all the core material mastered? 4 months of WCS core classes will be reviewed in this intense session where you can work some of the bugs out as well as get a reality check of your WCS dancing. Even advanced dancers can benefit to make sure they've been dancing correctly. Students can also use this to determine which core classes they should consider repeating or supplementing with private lessons.

    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)

    Dec 10 & 17: 2 Weeks, 2 Sessions Each
    in room # 1
  • 11 - 1pm Waltz Twinkles over Vienna (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Silver Twinkle, Passing Flip Flops, Twinkle Madness, and variations.

  • 1 - 3pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 11 - 1pm Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

  • 1 - 3pm 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.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 4 - 18: THREE-Week Series
    in room # 1
  • 4pm 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.

  • 5pm 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.

    Workshops

    Dec 11:
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm 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!

    Dec 18:
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm Bachata Hot & Steamy Bachata Moves (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn some blush-inducing moves that has you dancing a bit closer to your partner. We encourage you to ENROLL WITH A PARTNER and not rotate, this class is PG-13 rated.

    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.


    Glendora House - 10225 Harlem Ave, Chicago Ridge IL 60415 (disregard information below)
    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.