Starting to Dance
Starting to Dance
Dance is a language. Learning any language takes time and practice. When getting started with any new dance, we recommend you learn the dance to songs you like. It doesn’t matter if you pick West Coast Swing, salsa, bachata, East Coast Swing, country, or everything in between, learn to dance to music you enjoy listening to.
What is West Coast Swing?
Choosing a Dance
The “Hip Hop Swing”, WC Swing is one of the most fun and versatile dances you could learn. It blends well with almost every music genre.
The most universal dance in the world, Salsa crosses languages and cultures. Fom Salsa dance clubs to parties, there is Salsa almost every night in Chicago!
Ballroom includes beauitful and flowing “smooth” dances like the Waltz and Tango, to the hot and sizzling “Rhythm” dances such as Cha Cha and Rumba.
Often referred to as “Ballroom with Boots”, Country 2-Step is rounded off with other dances like the Waltz, Cha Cha, Night Club Two, and Swing.
Ballroom dancing has become one of the most popular forms of dance, and as such, is inclusive of most couple’s dance. If you would like to learn any of the ballroom competitive dances, such as Rumba, Tango, Waltz, Foxttrot, or cha cha, we offer the full syllabus of dances from beginning social, all the way to competitive dancing.
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.
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.
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.