Group Classes Week Summary

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  • 8:00pm Salsa & Bachata 101
  • 9:00pm Musicality Battle Class


  • 8:30pm Intermediate Salsa:  Moves & More


  • 8:00pm Dance of the Month
  • 8:45pm Student Practice Party


8:00 pm Salsa & Bachata 101 Foundations – $15

Focusing on LA Style Salsa (Salsa on 1) and Moderna Bachata, this class will cover basic timing, structures, core patterns, and lead – follow communication concepts.  For Beginners and Social Dancers who need to clean up their basics.  Absolute Beginners are welcome as the first 5 minutes reviews basics but if you are having problems keeping up with the class, a private lesson is recommended to learn the bare basics with a teacher’s guidance.

9:00 pm Musicality Battle Class ($15 per class)

This is the LIFE CHANGING CLASS that changes the way you see dance as well as use of music in routines, movies and even commercials.  Gaining a defined skill in musicality immediately elevates dancers into a whole new level.

Drill the concepts of Pulsing, Lyrical and Phrasing to embed the “Math” in musicality then develop your toolbox of moves as you do drills and create improv choreography in fun and exciting games designed to teach you how to use what you’ve learned.

$20 For All 3 Monday Classes or $65 a Month (Register Here)


8:30 pm Intermediate Salsa: “Rockstar” Moves and More

– Novice / Intermediate

Our Novice / Intermediate Salsa class explores move combinations, partnering concepts, musicality and shines.  Must have a basic use of Salsa to be comfortable in this class.

Admission: $15 per class 


8:00 pm West Coast Swing “Focus Team” & Practice Sessions

Chicago Dance Factory’s West Coast Swing “Focus Team” is designed for social and competitive WCS dancers who are passionate about growing in their dance.

Goals can be as simple as wanting to become a musical and fun social dancer to being able to define and demonstrate crucial concepts that judges look for at different levels of competition.

What to Expect:

  1. Each session will begin with drills that cover topics like footwork, connection, isolations, syncopations, floor compression, and musicality.
  2. The session will then focus on primary concepts that are associated with a “foundation” of concepts that Focus Team Members want to learn and gain a use and mastery of.
  3. Team sessions will resolve with a guided practice session to drill both individual as well as partnering concepts taught in the class.

Am I Qualified to Join the “Focus Team”?

  • Focus Team attendees should have a working use of West Coast Swing and physically able to dance and move as need for the training.

What will the Focus Team work on?

–  Below are just some of the concepts the Focus Team will work on over time:

  • Musicality – Pulsing, Lyrcial, Phrasing, Phrase Changes, Texturing, Base Rythyms, Swung Rhythyms
  • Movement – Floor Compression, Body Control, Posture, Forearm tenacity, Center & Hip Isolations, Turns & Spins
  • Partnering – Leverage, Compression, Double Resistance, CPC, Spacial Control, Speed Changes
  • Competitive – Blues VS Contemporary, Phrase Changes, Energy Changes & Redirection, and more…

Can I Just Drop In?

While Drop In’s are allowed.  The Focus Team will continuously build on the foundations that has been taught including the drills.  Someone who drops in once in a while may find themselves struggling to keep up.


Admission: $25 per class / $79 (4) week pass 

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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.

About Us

Why Chicago Dance Factory

Be Inspired

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.

Learn Dance, Not Just Patterns

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.

Meet a Whole New Community

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.

Dance in a Showcase or Competition

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.

Stay Fit and Build Confidence

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.