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.

    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
  • 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.

  • 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.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jul 10 - 31:
    in room # 1
  • 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.

    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)

    Aug 8 - 29:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Hustle IV
  • 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.

  • 8pm Argentine Tango Musicality & Pattern Application (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Recognize the nuances in various styles of music and how to apply patterns so they fit each style and song.

  • 9pm 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.

    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 2 - 23:
    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 Salsa Smooth Operator (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Looking to Add flair and character to your partners work? Check out Smooth Operator, with styling for both leads and follows, we'll add spark to your dancing. Combinations will allow partners to show personality. Let's get started integrating style into your partner work.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm Zouk III
  • Description: New moves, styling, and refine your Zouk technique.

    Additional Prerequisites: ZOUK II

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

    Special Programs

    Aug 2:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 11:30pm Latin Practica
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    Aug 9 & 30:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    Additional Prerequisites: some zouk

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 3 - 24:
    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 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 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.

  • 9pm Viennese Waltz II
  • Description: Build on the fundamentals, polish the look and feel, and learn some new steps. 4-hour series.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Waltz Whisky Business (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling, and patterns such as the Turning Twinkle, Whisks, Viennese Hesitations, Back Twinkle, and more.

  • 7pm Foxtrot Flip Flops From Heaven (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Open Flip Flops, Promenade Pivot, Turning Twinkle, Fan, CBL, and more.

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

  • 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 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 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 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.

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

    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.

  • 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.

    Special Programs

    Aug 4 - 25:
    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)

    Aug 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am Cumbia & Street-Style Salsa IV
  • Description:

    Continue with more Cumbia and Street-Style Salsa patterns, technique and styling.

  • 12pm 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.

  • 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.

    Special Programs

    Aug 6:
    in room # 1
  • 2 - 6pm Ladies Day (Int/Adv)
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    Description:

    A day especially for ladies.  Spend the afternoon & early evening with each other & at least two of our fabulous lady MayI instructors, Colleen & Brenda. Get in touch with your body & movement on the dance floor, without worrying about partners.  The skills you gain will make you more comfortable & confident on the dance floor with or without partners, as well as in life.  More than just dance lessons, this will be a fun day of sharing & bonding.


    2pm:  Warm Up & Body Awareness:  Get ready for the day while getting in touch with new ways to move many different parts of your body.


    2:30:  Lyrical Movement to Enhance Your Social Dance:  Perfect for West Coast Swing, Zouk, Latin, and Ballroom dancers, learn a routine containing many of the stylish movements you can add to your partner dancing.


    4pm:  Diva Latin & Burlesque:  Dance this hot routine & push your boundaries just a bit.  Many of the movements will enhance your salsa, bachata, and freestyle dancing too.


    6pm:  Let's Go Out for Drinks! (cost extra and on your own).  Join the Instructors at a local establishment to celebrate the day and our womanhood together.

    $50 by early bird deadline:  July 24
    or
    $65 after July 24.
    This fee does not include outing after class, drinks and food on your own.
     

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Aug 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 4pm 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.

  • 5pm Nightclub Two-Step Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Nightclub 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.

    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.