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    First Fridays Swing Dance Event

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    On the First Friday of every month, Big City Swing hosts a dance at the studio. The lesson starts with a beginning swing lesson and then opens up the floor for dancing. You'll have the opportunity to dance with folks of all abilities, as partners rotate throughout the night. And when you don't feel like dancing, just relax and take in the scene. Whether you're an amateur or polished dancer with Greased Lightning swing skills, this class promises to be a blast from the past and present.
    First Fridays Swing Dance Event

    1012 W Randolph St, Chicago

    • Receive an introductory lesson covering the basics behind swing dance
    • Dance with folks of all abilities and rotate partners throughout the night
    • Relax, with a snack or drink, and take in the eclectic scenery
    • Enjoy an evening of DJ'd dancing and a few drinks
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    Swing on Sundays

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    If you think Swing dancing and the Hustle are a the thing of the past, reserved for sock hops and dated discos, think again! At this lesson and dance party, you'll learn the fundamental moves of West Coast Swing and Hustle from professional instructors, and enjoy two hours of open dancing with the freedom to strut your stuff. Here, you will gain the moves, footwork, and steps to perfect your dancing abilities, starting with West Coast Swing: a contemporary style of Swing that is sleek, sexy, and versatile enough for blues, pop, country, rock, and all kinds of music genres. Next up, you'll be introduced to the modern Hustle, a dance style that will have you feeling elegant and graceful, sultry and intimate, and funky and fun. With 3 simultaneous levels of lessons for each dance (Hustle and West Coast Swing), from beginners to advanced, you'll get to learn each at whichever level best suits your needs. After your class is over, continue the night on the open dance floor to practice your new moves and show your stuff.
    Swing on Sundays

    5246 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of Hustle and West Coast Swing dancing
    • Discover a modern twist on classic dance styles with professional instructors
    • Choose from 3 simultaneous levels of lessons to find the one that fits your needs
    • Partake in social and welcoming open dancing following your lesson
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    7 positive reviews
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    Beginner Swing

    Relive the moments of the 1950's by learning the fundamentals of swing dance. In this beginner's class, you'll jive across the dancefloor in high-energy and full spirits. Gain knowledge of the legendary dancing style as you get the knack for its dance patterns, basic techniques, footwork, and moves. Get ready to juke, jive, and swing your way to the dance floor in this extraordinarily refreshing introductory class. With karl and Karrie, learn the basic formations and hop to the beats of the everlasting music. Just let loose, twirl, and bounce to the energetic rhythms of the '50s!
    Beginner Swing

    1550 N Illinois Rt. 59, Naperville

    • Learn the fundamentals of swing dance, including 6-count footwork, techniques, and patterns
    • Attain new moves and variations of this legendary dance style
    • Enjoy a fun and high-energy environment
    • No experience necessary
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    Swing Dance

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    Singles, couples, and anyone with two left feet are welcome at this Beginner Swing Dance Class. In a fun and casual setting, you will enjoy a 50-minute group salsa dance class that will have you dancing in no time. You don't need a partner, as you will rotate partners in class. The class size is small, so you get more personal attention from the teacher and more space to dance! During the class, you will learn, basic Swing steps, a simple turn, and basic leading and following skills. What's more? You are welcome to bring your favorite wine/beer to help you loosen up. It's a great way to meet new people or spend time with your friends!
    Swing Dance

    2412 W North Ave, Chicago

    • Learn basic swing steps, turns, and leading/following skills as you take to the dance floor
    • Practice your steps with a partner in this fun and casual setting
    • Enjoy the personalized attention in this small class
    • No experience necessary
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    Open Swing Dance Event

    Head on over to Alhambra Palace, where the drinks are delicious and the dance floor's divine. Every Wednesday, this hotspot features a beginner dance swing lesson, followed by a fantastic range of swing dancing to music from the Flat Cats. During the lesson, you will cover the fundamental steps, turns and vocabulary. After class, put your skills to the test with some open dancing as you'll hear classic big band tunes like Count Basie and Benny Goodman; Rat Pack favorites like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.; the music of vocal legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong; new voices like Diana Krall and Michael Buble, along with Ragtime, Chicago Blues and even some R&B and Soul. There is definitely something for everyone, so switch up your Wednesday happy hour with a bit of dancing.
    Open Swing Dance Event

    1240 W Randolph St, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamental steps and movements of swing dance
    • Visit Alhambra Palace, where the drinks are delicious and the dance floor keeps ya movin'
    • Dance to classic big band tunes, Rat Pack favorites, Ragtime, Chicago Blues, and even some Soul
    • Learn to dance swing in a variety of tempos
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    Beginner West Coast Swing

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    West Coast Swing, the improvisational swing dance, is great for dancers interested in dancing to moderate tempos and contemporary music. In this highly versatile dance form, dancers improvise their steps and dance patterns to match the tempo and beat of the music. Here, you'll learn one of the more-sexy forms of swing dance, which allows for an interesting and creative way of expressing the body. It's also a smoother type of dance style that provides dance partners with more room for themselves on the dance floor. Give West Coast Swing a try, and watch this awesome and legendary dance style make you feel great, fit, and ready to keep the good times rolling!
    Beginner West Coast Swing

    12045 Roosevelt Rd, Elmhurst

    • Learn the basics of the improvisational West Coast Swing dance
    • Enjoy learning the dance patterns of this famous partner-dance style
    • Great for exercise and staying active
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews

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