Starting to Dance

What Dance Should I Learn First?

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.

  • If you listen to top 40 from 60’s to today, rock & roll, blues, R&B, or hip hopStart with West Coast Swing

  • If you listen to Latin musicStart with salsa or bachata.

  • If you listen to big band or the rat pack (Frank Sinatra)Start by learning East Coast Swing

  • If you listen to countryStart by learning West Coast Swing or 2-step

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What is West Coast Swing?

Choosing a Dance

Different Types of Dance to Choose

West Coast Swing

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

Should I Learn Ballroom Dancing?

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.


Try Out Our Memberships

Collegiate 1-Month Trial

  • (4) 25 minute Private lessons
  • (4) 1-hour practice sessions (based on availability)
  • (4) Group class passes (specialty classes not included)
  • Member’s Only monthly themed party access for $5/person
  • Only 1 membership is required per couple!

Gold 1-Month Trial

  • (8) 25 minute OR (4) 50 minute Private lessons
  • (8) 1-hour practice sessions (based on availability)
  • (8) Group class passes
  • Member’s Only monthly themed party included
  • Only 1 membership is required per couple!


Upcoming Dance Events & Classes

About Us

Why Chicago Dance Factory

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.

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.

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.


Register for Class

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.