Student Video: A DIRTY DANCE WEDDING– Jaci & Dustin had no dance experience when they came to Chicago Dance Factory. Watch their amazing wedding video and then the making of in their six month journey of learning the actual dance from the movie “Dirty Dancing”.
Swing Secrets – How to Win Jack & Jills (Room A):
Find out why for years, CDF students excel at making finals and winning the Newcomer & Novice divisions even after only having begun dancing for a short time. Discern and learn to define and focus on concepts that are always required by Swing Judges versus concepts that are subjective and secondary to a solid foundation.
Learn West Coast Swing – 101’s and Beyond (Room B):
Whether you are new to West Coast Swing or need a refresher course, join us for our Learn West Coast Swing series! You’ll learn correct technique, posture, patterns, connection, and more that will take your West Coast to another level.
8:15PM – Musicality: So You Thought You Could Dance
The game-changing class that makes musicality simple! With weekly drills on phrasing, textured pulsing, and lyrical, this will solidify your understanding and use of the world that the advance dancers live in. An absolute must for dancers of every level.
8:00PM – Salsa 101
Spice up your Tuesday evenings by learning one of the most popular dances in the world: salsa!
8:00PM – Salsa Survival Skills
Learn the correct salsa techniques, patterns, and more to help you feel comfortable on the dance floor.
8:30PM – Cuban Motion (Premium)
Take your Latin Dancing to new heights with a Drills class that builds your Cuban Motion one piece at time. The class will focus Isolated drills that develop your body movement, foot placement, and body through arms. This class is highly advised for those competing in Country and Ballroom. (Premium class – $5 at the door.)
9:00PM – Dance Technique Class (Premium)
Tech class is back! Go over drills, techniques, styling, and more, in this absolutely necessary competitor’ class that will help you place in your competitions by going over (and over and over and over…) what the judges want to see in your dance. Even if you don’t compete, this class will help you perfect your dance technique and gain a deeper understanding of what makes great dancers look amazing. If you are actively competing in UCWDC or ballroom, this class is an absolute must. (Premium class – $5 at the door.)
Open House: Monday’s & Tuesdys in September
Free Monday night Swing Musicality & Swing Secret Classes;
Free Tuesday night: Latin dances! (September is all about Bachata!)
Not every dance teacher or school is the same. At Chicago Dance Factory, learn from teachers who dance at a level that will give you inspiration by the way they move along with a very clear system they will use to build you into a dancer.
There is more to dancing than learning basic steps and patterns. At Chicago Dance Factory, you can learn movement in a way that will positively change the way you move, play sports, and even walk for the rest of your life.
As a member, you’ll be invited to student functions giving you a chance to meet other students who may become life long friends as well as your “support group”. Our first objective is to help you get dancing at a social level and introduce you to the community.
If your dream is to dance in a show, that can happen with one of our Student Showcase Events where you can invite who ever you wish to attend.
If your dream is to dance in competition, Chicago Dance Factory travels with students to exotic places like Orlando, Nashville, and Las Vegas.
Dancing is one of the best ways to exercise and stay physically fit. Studies show that dancers maintain a higher quality of life as they age both in the mind and physically. Becoming proficient on the dance floor will also greatly build your self esteem. Learning to dance can be one of the most powerful self development skills you can acquire.
If you have purchased a private lesson package or would like to schedule an introductory dance lesson, please complete the form below. If you are not called within 48 hours, please call us at 630-410-1010 between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.
LESSON CERTIFICATES: You must bring your payment receipt or certificate with you to your first appointment along with a completed student information sheet. Expired deals and certificates will always be honored or may be traded for equivalent available services.