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.

CLICK HERE  for info about May 20 & 21st Musicality Marathon!

 

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

Series (4-weeks)

May 1 - 22:
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.

  • 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 Waltz III
  • Description: Build more fundamentals including connection, styling, and patterns such as the Right Box, Spirals, Flip Flops, and more.

  • 7pm Hustle Chasing Shadows (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and shadow variations like the Left Side, Slot Change, Traveling, Passing, Booty, and more.

    Special Programs

    May 1 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Argentine Tango Boot Camp I (Int/Adv)
  • Description: 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 many Int/Adv classes or regular private lessons. Material covered is a cross-section of topics from other classes, but usually in a more in-depth and challenging way, with extra options for styling and technique.

    Additional Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

    in room # 2
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Mastery Bootcamp (Mastery)
  • Musicality & Dynamics.

    Description:

    Audition/Invitation only.   Includes May 1st - Daric & Nastia Workshop 8-10pm.

    May 1:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle European Champs Hustle Workshop: Daric & Nastia (Int/Adv)
  • Daric & Nastia, Champion Dancers and Coaches from Russia and Switzerland will be at MayI! Highly skilled and acclaimed instructors, they have great content and are very fun and entertaining. Such a special opportunity you don't want to miss this!
    They will be sharing secrets, skils, and moves that helped them win multiple European DiscoFox and Hustle Championships.

    Description: Daric & Nastia, Champion Dancers and Coaches from Russia and Switzerland will be at MayI! Highly skilled and acclaimed instructors, they have great content and are very fun and entertaining. Such a special opportunity you don't want to miss this! They will be sharing secrets, skils, and moves that helped them win multiple European DiscoFox and Hustle Championships. MUST be at least intermediate level Hustle.

    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 9 - 30:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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

  • 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 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 Zouk Wraps & Combinations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Put it all together through combinations that flow well and amalgamations that will really shine on the dance floor.

    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.

    Workshops

    May 2:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm Salsa Multiple Spins to Enhance Your Patterns (Mastery)
  • Description: Add multiple spins for the leads and follows to several standard patterns to make them more advanced, exciting and impressive. This class is not for the faint-of-heart.

    Special Programs

    May 2:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 10pm West Coast Swing European Champs Workshops- Daric & Nastia (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Daric & Nastia, Champion Dancers and Coaches from Russia and Switzerland will be at MayI! Highly skilled and acclaimed instructors, they have great content and are very fun and entertaining. Such a special opportunity you don't want to miss this!
    They will be sharing secrets, skils, and moves that have kept them among the top competitors on the awe-inspiring European WCS Circuit.

    May 9 & 30:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    May 9 - 30:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Fusion: Crossover Connections & Musicality (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Please see flyer at studio.  Invite/Audition only.

  • 8:30 - 10pm Salsa Boot Camp II (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Build off Boot Camp I and learn all of the building blocks, more complicated variations, styling, and technique. Practice and accelerate your development in this program surrounded by other talented and driven dance students.

    Additional Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    May 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm Rumba Intermediate-Advanced Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    New patterns, styling, and technique covered every time this class is offered, so take it as many times as you like to add to your repertoire.

  • 9pm Tango With a Twist (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Promenade Check, Rock Steps CBMP, Quick Right Turn, Promenade Twist, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Foxtrot II
  • Description: Continue with more fundamental technique and patterns such as the turning box, zig zag, twinkle, sway, and dip.

  • 7pm Foxtrot Int/Adv Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: A Master or Senior instructor will cover moves, technique, and styling topics appropriate for Intermediate Level students that can dramatically improve your dancing. Each seminar will be customized to the needs of the students in the class.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 7pm Foxtrot 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.

  • 8pm Partner Pivot Technique & Patterns (Mastery)
  • Description: Learn the secrets to executing partner pivots like a pro. Apply this to several advanced patterns in Foxtrot, Waltz, Country Two Step, and/or Tango.

  • 9pm Waltz Advanced Styling & Technique (Mastery)
  • Description: Make your partnered patterns look more polished and elegant. Learn tips & tricks to take your dancing up a level.

    in room # 2
  • 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!

  • 7 - 9pm 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.

  • 9pm Country Two-Step 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.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    May 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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

  • 7pm Bachata Reverse Turns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn patterns including reverse turn movements.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 9pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm West Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue learning more fundamentals, technique and patterns such as the Tuck, Basket, Whip, Inside Whip, and more.

  • 7pm 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.

    Special Programs

    May 4:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 11:30pm Latin Practice Party
  • Description:

    $5 Drop in fee

    May 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Bootcamp Feel The Connection (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Continue developing your WCS skills in the intense and demanding Bootcamp environment.  This month's program is different each time it's offered and builds on the fundamentals you've learned in previous WCS Bootcamps

    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 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 10am East Coast Swing III
  • Description: More fundamental technique, styling, and patterns like she/he goes combo, and several triple step variations.

  • 11am Salsa I
  • Description: Start your Salsa dance adventures here. Fundamentals and patterns like the Basics, Right Break Turn, Waterfall, Cross Body Lead, and more.

  • 12pm 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.

  • 1pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 11am Salsa Egg Beaters (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Impressive Salsa combinations that include repeated Cross Body Lead Turns from various entrances and exits.

  • 1pm Foxtrot Interm/Adv Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    New patterns, combinations, and styling covered every time this class is scheduled.  So, repeat often to add to your repertoire.  Add more pizazz to your Trot!

  • 2pm 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)

    May 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

  • 4pm 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.

  • 5pm 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.

    May 21 & 28: 2-week 2 hour series
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm Cha Cha Handcuffs, Locks, & Loops (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Cha Cha styling and patterns including several loops, locks and handcuffs, triple chas, and much more!

    Workshops

    May 28:
    in room # 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!

    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 LOCATION 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.

    Latin Con.Clave - Don't miss our Quarterly Social JUNE 10 - click here for details.

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

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jun 5 - 26:
    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 Hustle II
  • Description: Continue with technique and patterns such as the Cross Body Lead, Hammerlock variations, CBL Turn, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Waltz IV
  • Description: Perfect your basics and add more patterns and styling to your Waltz

    Additional Prerequisites: Waltz III

  • 7pm Hustle Diva Ladies & Cool Guys (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling, and patterns such as the Split to Shadow, Diva Walks, Wrist-Slip, Tunnel, Sliding Door variations, and more.

    Workshops

    Jun 5:
    in room # 2
  • 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.

    Jun 12:
    in room # 2
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle The Cheat Sheet Seminar (Int/Adv)
  • Description: What to do on every step made easy-learn the Responsibilities Grid, where we break down what the leader and the follower are separately responsible for on each beat of the pattern. All that technique you should have been learning along the way is tidied up and organized for you in this great summary and synthesis class. Apply these valuable insights to make many core patterns better.

    Jun 19:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Hustle Open Patterns & Visual Partnering Magic (Mastery)
  • Description: Amazing partnering work without physical contact. Others will think you and your partner are performing choreographed or planned patterns, but you will actually be leading & following very cool movements on the fly without actually touching. Learn the concepts and then get creative. Not only will this give you some dramatic new material for your Hustle, it will improve your technique for all your patterns, as well as hone your instincts, reaction time, and styling.

    Jun 26:
    in room # 2
  • 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.

    Special Programs

    Jun 5 - 26:
    in room # 2
  • 8 - 10pm Argentine Tango Bootcamp ll (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    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 many Int/Adv classes or regular private lessons. Material covered is a cross-section of topics from other classes, but usually in a more in-depth and challenging way, with extra options for styling and technique.  

    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 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Zouk II
  • Description: Build on the fundamentals, polish the look and feel, and learn some new steps.

  • 7pm Salsa Reverse Cross Body Leads (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn walk throughs, how the follow's can style them, and several cross body leads where the follow spins to the right. These are part of every advanced Salsa dancer's repertoire. Add them to yours.

  • 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 Greatest Hits (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Learn many of the most popular moves for advanced Zouk dancers.  Put them together with moves you know to make great feeling and looking combinations that are sure to please on the dance floor.  Add style and technique to do it right.

    Special Programs

    Jun 6 - 27:
    in room # 1
  • 8:30 - 10pm Salsa Bootcamp III (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Invite/Audition Only.

    Additional Prerequisites: Salsa Bootcamp I and II.

    Jun 6 - 20:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Fusion: Crossover Connections & Musicality Bootcamp II (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Continue from May's Fusion Bootcamp.  EVERY DANCE, the moves, concepts, technique in this program can take your other dances to a realm where many never reach.  We will focus on a multitude of connections used in various dances from swing, zouk, latin, ballroom, tango, and so much more, but then use those connections to create spontaneous movements that you and your partner create to match the music.  The material you practice in this class can be applied to dances you already know, or for you and your partner to create your unique dance.  Topics will include musicality, what to listen for, how to express the music, proper technique of several types of connection, movements good for any dance, how to create spontaneously, freeform movement, and possibly some fun tricks, dips, and play.  There is a ton of content, enough to last a whole year, but this month will get it started and possibly lead to even bigger and better things!

    Jun 13 & 27:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jun 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Foxtrot III
  • Description: More fundamental technique and patterns such as check, progressing twinkle, right box, and grapevine.

  • 7pm Foxtrot Int/Adv Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: A Master or Senior instructor will cover moves, technique, and styling topics appropriate for Intermediate Level students that can dramatically improve your dancing. Each seminar will be customized to the needs of the students in the class.

  • 8pm Rumba Intermediate-Advanced Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    New patterns, styling, and technique covered every time this class is offered, so take it as many times as you like to add to your repertoire.

  • 9pm Tango Shadows & Reverse Turns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Reverse Turn, Fan, Shadow Rocks, Parallel Points, 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 Waltz II
  • Description: Continue with more technique and patterns such as the Corner Step, Left Box with Underarm Turn, and Twinkle variations.

  • 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.

  • 9pm 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.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

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

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 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 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 Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

    Special Programs

    Jun 1:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Dips & Tricks and Flashy Moves for WCS & Hustle (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Add a lot of flair to your social and competitive moves.  Flashy combinations, dips and tricks and how to apply them to Hustle or West Coast Swing will be covered.  Get a 2 for 1 experience!

  • 8:30 - 10pm SWUSTLE PRACTICA (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Come practice your West Coast Swing and Hustle in a casual party environment.  Just come and dance, or use the space and time to work things out with a partner or get feedback from the instructors or your peers.  Get ready for upcoming events and competitions!  Bring a dish or drinks to share if you like.  $10 Entry Fee, Drop in basis.
     

  • 10pm Latin Practice Party
  • Description:

    $5 Drop in fee

    Jun 8 - 29:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Bootcamp: Fire Up Your Footwork! (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Continue developing your WCS skills in the intense and demanding Bootcamp environment.  This month's program is different each time it's offered and builds on the fundamentals you've learned in previous WCS Bootcamps

    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 3 - 24:
    in room # 1
  • 10am Samba I
  • Description: Samba and related Brazilian-inspired social dances are becoming very popular in the Salsa, Latin, and even Swing dance communities. Energetic and lively, Samba is perfect for many contemporary pop tunes as well. Get started with the fundamental technique, rhythm, and patterns in this class.

  • 11am 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.

  • 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.

  • 1pm 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.

  • 2pm Argentine Tango III
  • Description: Learn technique and patterns like the Parada Back Ocho to Sandwich, Right Molinete, Ocho Cortado, Gancho from Sandwich, and more.

    in room # 2
  • 10am East Coast Swing Circles & Kickups (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling and patterns such as the hammerlock, spinning top, turnstile, eight-count circle, and kickup variations.

  • 11am 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.

  • 12pm Hustle What Happens in Vegas (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Vegas variations, Handshake Barrel Roll, Arm Bar variations.

  • 1pm Rumba II
  • Description: Continue with the technique and patterns such as Cross Body Lead, Walks, Rocks, Stop & Go, and Side breaks.

  • 2pm 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.

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Jun 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 3pm 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

  • 4pm Kizomba I
  • Description:

    Learn this Latin and Tango influenced African partner dance that is exploding in popularity in the Salsa, Bachata, and West Coast Swing scenes.

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

    Jun 4 & 11:
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm Cha Cha Turn & Break Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn intermediate patterns like the Turnstile, Apache, Parallel Breaks, and CBLT variations.

    Jun 18 & 25:
    in room # 1
  • 1 - 3pm 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.

    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 LOCATION 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.