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.

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

Series (4-weeks)

Nov 6 - 27:
in room # 1
  • 6pm Nightclub Two-Step Circling Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns like the Wedding Circle, Shadow Walk Around, Around the World variations, Infinity Turn, Spot Turn and more.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Rumba Cuba Libre (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Hand to Hand, Butterfly, and several Crossover variations.

  • 7pm Hustle Checks & Chasers (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Shadow Rib Chaser, Check and Reverse variations, Hip Flips, High Wrap, & Blind Wrap.

  • 8pm East Coast Swing II
  • Description: Continue building your East Coast Swing with technique and patterns like the turning basic, backhand change, cuddle tuck, tuck throwout, triple steps, and more.

  • 9pm Argentine Tango IV
  • Description: Continue your core Argentine Tango patterns, technique and styling. Get polished up and ready for the next level.

    Special Programs

    Nov 6 - Dec 18:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm West Coast Swing Boot Camp I (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Intense program is invite/audition only in order to gather students that will thrive in a demanding and fast-paced class environment. Learn and drill the fundamentals at a higher level. Technique, styling, connection, pattern variations, and how to look like an advanced dancer will be covered in an in-depth and challenging way.

    Additional Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

    Nov 13 & 27:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Argentine Tango Practica
  • Description: Come practice in a safe, comfortable studio setting. Drop in basis.

    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)

    Nov 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Country Two-Step Bread and Butter (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns like check aways, basket whips, hammerlocks, picture, 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 Salsa Dynamic Amalgamations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Learn how to incorporate waterfalls, hand changes and tosses to make dynamic combinations. Follows will learn how to add arm and footwork styling into your repertoire. Let's get dynamic!

  • 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 Zouk Bonecas (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

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

    Special Programs

    Nov 7 - 28:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 8:30pm Zouk Bootcamp IV (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    This program is INVITE/AUDITION only.  Must have approval by MIHTD Instructor.  Chris will be the main instructor for this program. Other MayI instructors may substitute on occasion.

    Nov 14 & 28:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Nov 1 - 22:
    in room # 1
  • 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 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.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm 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.

  • 8pm Salsa Classic Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Turnstile, Stop & Go, CBL Fake, Lasso variations, Behind Back.

  • 9pm 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.

    Workshops

    Nov 29:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Foxtrot Timing Skills & Drills (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Foxtrot patterns come in six-count, eight-count, and several other varieties. Are you keeping the slows and quicks straight? Are you falling off beat? This workshop will explore the 3 most common reasons dancers get off-beat and how to fix it. Follows will learn to fix the main error they may be guilty of that prevents their leads from staying on beat.

  • 7pm Waltz Styling & Technique (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Make your partnered patterns look more polished and elegant. Learn tips & tricks to take your dancing up a level.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm 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.

    Special Programs

    Nov 29:
    in room # 1
  • 7 - 9pm 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.

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

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Nov 2 - 30:
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Tango II
  • Description: Continue developing your Tango with technique and patterns such as Rock Steps, Double Corte, Open Fan, Extended Walk, and a Dip.

  • 7pm Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

  • 8pm Hustle III
  • Description: More technique, styling, and patterns such as the Bridge, Grapevine, Shadow CBLT, and NY Walk.

  • 9pm 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
  • 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 Country Two-Step Sliding Doors & Straightjackets (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as straightjacket, x-hits, crosshands, sliding doors, and basket weaving.

    Special Programs

    Nov 2 - 30:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Nightclub Two-Step 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 B-Level classes 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: Instructor approval required.

    Nov 2:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Latin Practice Party
  • Description:

    $5 Drop in fee

    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)

    Nov 4 - 25:
    in room # 1
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am Cha Cha IV
  • Description: Build on Cha Cha Core I, II, & III and prepare to enter the Intermediate/Advanced level.

    Additional Prerequisites: Cha Cha I, II, & III

  • 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.

  • 1pm Bachata Reverse Turns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Learn patterns including reverse turn movements.

    in room # 2
  • 10am 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.

  • 11am 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

  • 12pm Waltz You Give Me Butterflies (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Add these elegant and and showy combinations and get noticed on the dance floor! Patterns and styling based off the Butterfly pattern.

  • 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.

  • 2pm Kizomba lll
  • Description:

    Build off your Kizomba steps with more patterns, styling and technique for the social dance floor.

    Special Programs

    Nov 11:
    in room # 1
  • 6 - 10pm Latin Con.Clave Social (click for details) (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Salsa, Mambo, ChaCha, Bachata & more Latin.  Your hosts Denita & Brenda, and May I Have This Dance welcome the Salsa community to join us for an early night of dancing in our beautiful venue. Don't miss the first of our quarterly socials. Two quick lessons to start, then open dancing.
    6pm - 7pm Lessons
    7pm - 10:30pm Open Dancing & Mixer
    $15 before 7pm
    $10 after 7pm

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Nov 5 - 26:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm 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.

  • 3pm Zouk IV
  • Description: Refine your fundamentals and learn new patterns and variations.

    Additional Prerequisites: Zouk III

  • 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 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.

    in room # 2
  • 5pm West Coast Swing Whip Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the Walk Under whip, Cutoff whip variations, Apache, Hammerlock, Continuous whip, 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.

    Please note that due to the holidays there are many Three-Week Series.  We will have workshop pricing for these classes; $45 standard rate and $39 early bird.  

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

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 4 - 18: Three-Week Series
    in room # 1
  • 6pm 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
  • 6pm 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.

  • 7pm Hustle Hip Checks & Spanish Wine (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling, and patterns such as Behind the Back Hip Catch, Lead's Shadow Hip Check variations, Grapevine CBLT, Spanish Turn, and more.

  • 8pm 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.

  • 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.

    Workshops

    Dec 18:
    in room # 1
  • 8:30 - 10pm Hustle Core Review Intensive (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Do you have all the core material mastered? Hustle 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 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.

    Special Programs

    Dec 18:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Argentine Tango Practica
  • Description: Come practice in a safe, comfortable studio setting. Drop in basis.

    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 5 - 19: Three-Week Series
    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 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.

  • 8pm Chicago Steppin' I
  • Description: A smooth style of swing with lots of groove, Steppin' comes from the south-side of Chicago but has grown in popularity throughout the US in part because of R&B artist R. Kelly's music which promotes the dance and culture of Steppin'. The Chicago Steppin' basic is a syncopated rhythm and can be challenging to a brand new dancer, but we break it down and make it easy for anyone to learn. Many West Coast Swing dancers learn Steppin' to enhance their footwork, syncopations, and musicality. This series will cover the basic patterns, rhythm, turns, and connection of Chicago Steppin'.

  • 9pm 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 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 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 Cha Cha Handcuffs, Locks, & Loops (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Cha Cha styling and patterns including several loops, locks and handcuffs, triple chas, and much more!

  • 9pm Zouk High Flying (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

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

    Special Programs

    Dec 5 & 19:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Zouk Practica
  • Description: $5 1 hour practica.

    wednesday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 6 - 20: Three-Week Series
    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 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 Waltz Mastery Variations & Combinations (Mastery)
  • Description: There are over 50 common advanced 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 many of these patterns.

    in room # 2
  • 6pm Argentine Tango IV
  • Description: Continue your core Argentine Tango patterns, technique and styling. Get polished up and ready for the next level.

  • 7pm Waltz Whisky Business (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique, styling, and patterns such as the Turning Twinkle, Whisks, Viennese Hesitations, Back Twinkle, and more.

  • 8pm Salsa Egg Beaters (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Impressive Salsa combinations that include repeated Cross Body Lead Turns from various entrances and exits.

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

    Dec 6 & 13:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm Principles of Leading & Following (Int/Adv)
  • Description: This is possibly the most important class you can take as a social dancer. The tips & tricks covered in this class can apply to all styles of social partner dancing. How do you feel to your partners? What are they saying about you to other dancers? Make sure it's all good.

    Workshops

    Dec 20:
    in room # 1
  • 8pm Ballroom Movement & Motion Study
  • Description: Move more smoothly and elegantly by learning the key body movements such as sway, swing, rise & fall, shaping, and arm styling. Learn the movements that are characteristic of the most advanced dancers. Drill these in a fun exercise and get a good workout along the way. This is not a partnered class, but it will improve your partner dancing.

    thursday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 7 - 21: Three-Week Series
    in room # 1
  • 6pm Tango III
  • Description:

    Keep Tangoing On!  Build off your core, polish the look and feel, and add more patterns.

  • 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

  • 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 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.

    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 Country Two-Step Outside Weaves (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as the outside weave, waist slide, lariat, and more.

    Workshops

    Dec 7:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Footwork & Syncopations Motion Study Applied to Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Learn & drill a line-dance using WCS style footwork and syncopations.  Great for your technique and polish.  Then, apply several of these to your partnered patterns.

    Dec 14:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm West Coast Swing Shag Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Fast feet, smooth moves, and unique styling borrowed from Carolina Shag.

    Dec 21:
    in room # 1
  • 8 - 10pm Nightclub Two-Step Moves with a Hint of Waltz & Ballroom (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Increase your pattern repertoire as well as your styling options by adding several movements and style borrowed from Waltz & other Ballroom dances.

    Special Programs

    Dec 7:
    in room # 1
  • 10pm Latin Practice Party
  • Description:

    $5 Drop in fee

    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 2 & 9: Two-Week Series
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm 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.

  • 12 - 2pm Salsa Classic Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Upper level technique and patterns such as Turnstile, Stop & Go, CBL Fake, Lasso variations, Behind Back.

    Dec 9 & 16: Two-Week Series
    in room # 1
  • 2 - 4pm Kizomba Variations (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Add more moves and styling to your Kizomba.

    Dec 16 & 23: Two-Week Series
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm Salsa Rueda (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Some call it Salsa square dancing, this popular group-syncronized Salsa builds your chops as a dancer and it's incredibly fun to do at parties and clubs. Learn the universal calls and movements so you can Rueda anywhere.

  • 12 - 2pm Waltz Intermediate/Advanced (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Must have completed all basic curriculum to qualify.

    in room # 2
  • 10 - 12pm 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.

  • 12 - 2pm 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.

    Workshops

    Dec 9:
    in room # 1
  • 10 - 12pm 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.

  • 12 - 2pm Argentine Tango Basics Intensive for Advanced Dancers
  • Description: Crash Course in Argentine Tango 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.

  • 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.

    Dec 16:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Polka Basics
  • Description: Roll out the barrel and get moving in this high energy dance that travels around the floor. It's fun kitsch to grab your partner and dance to the oompa band accordion music so perfect for Polka. Get a taste of the basics in this workshop.

    Additional Prerequisites: Some social dance experience recommended.

    Special Programs

    Dec 16:
    in room # 1
  • 6 - 10:30pm Latin Con.Clave Social (click for details) (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Salsa, Mambo, ChaCha, Bachata & more Latin.  Your hosts Denita & Brenda, and May I Have This Dance welcome the Salsa community to join us for an early night of dancing in our beautiful venue. Don't miss the first of our quarterly socials. Two quick lessons to start, then open dancing.
    6pm - 7pm Lessons
    7pm - 10:30pm Open Dancing & Mixer
    $15 before 7pm
    $10 after 7pm

    sunday

    Series (4-weeks)

    Dec 3 - 17: Three-Week Series
    in room # 1
  • 2pm 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.

  • 3pm Zouk Shaping Patterns (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Add more shaping and styling to your Zouk.  New patterns emphasizing the characteristic Zouk body movements will be covered and integrated into your Zouk fundamentals.

  • 4pm 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.

  • 5pm Salsa III
  • Description: More fundamentals and patterns such as Hammerlock Unwind, Half Closed CBL, Shoulder CBLT, Free Spin, and Barrel Roll.

    in room # 2
  • 5pm 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.

    Workshops

    Dec 3:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Cha Cha Stylish Patterns & Movement (Int/Adv)
  • Description: Make your partnering more fun and impressive by adding stylish movements and learning new patterns that highlight attractive styling. This class is great for leads and follows as both masculine and feminine styling options will be covered.

  • 3pm Mambo New York Style I (Salsa On 2)
  • Description: A sibling to Salsa, Mambo can be danced to the same music and has similar step patterns. Do you dance on 1 or on 2? That's a common question at the Salsa clubs. What are they talking about? Although Salsa breaking on 1 is more common, many consider breaking on 2 NY-Style more "advanced" and the mark of a "true dancer." Get a taste of the basics in this workshop.

    Dec 17:
    in room # 1
  • 2pm Latin Jazz (Int/Adv)
  • Description:

    Enhance your Latin dance body movement, expression, styling, get your blood flowing, and have more fun with this unique class where no partners are needed.

  • 3 - 5pm Mambo On-2 Beyond the Basics
  • 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.No partner necessary, because we rotate.  
     

     

    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.