Dance Classes in Chicago

$8 for $15 Worth of Dance Lessons at TextureDance Studio

TextureDance Studio

Chicago

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $8

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Two-Hour Introductory Tango Lesson with an Invite to a Social Dance for One or Two at Tango Chicago (Up to 55% Off)

Tango Chicago

South Loop

Learn tango moves from seasoned instructor Al Gates; a social dance complements the lesson

$50 $25

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$45 for Eight-Week Group Lesson at Sway Dance ($95 Value)

Sway Dance

Belmont Gardens

Students can elect to learn ballroom, Latin, and swing dance styles, and may register with or without a partner

$95 $45

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Burlesque Lessons for Two, Four, or Six, or an Eight-Week Burlesque Course for One at Vaudezilla (Up to 57% Off)

Vaudezilla

Chicago

Classes in artful vaudevillian dance led by a company that has hosted more than 200 shows in Chicago

$130 $59

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5 or 10 Baby Bundle Ballet Classes at Dancers R US Academy (Up to 56% Off)

Dancers R US Academy

Chicago

30-minute post-natal classes help new moms get fit while bonding with their babies

$45 $22

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2 or 4 Months of Kids' Irish-Dance or 5 Parent-Tot Classes at Dennehy School of Irish Dance (Up to 61% Off)

Dennehy School of Irish Dance

Beverly

Renowned Irish dance school teaches kids signature moves from the Emerald Isle; weekly classes are taught in the heart of Beverly

$100 $49

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5 or 10 Tango or Ballet Classes at Tango 21 (Up to 68% Off)

Tango 21

Multiple Locations

Lifelong dancers teach the Argentine tango and ballet with step-by-step instruction for all skill levels

$65 $22

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10 or 20 Adult Tap Dance Classes at M.A.D.D. Rhythms (Up to 54% Off)

M.A.D.D. Rhythms

Chicago

Learn the graceful, musical art of tap dance with up to 20 classes

$135 $65

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Beginner Salsa Classes, Beginner Ballroom Dancing Classes, and Private Instruction at Windy City Wedding Dance (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Windy City Wedding Dance

The Loop

Instructors who have been trained by world-class competitors under the standards of the National Dance Council of America

$60 $30

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Five Adult Dance Classes or Four-Week After-School Kids' Program at Local Motions (Up to 51% Off)

Local Motions

Chicago

Community-minded instructors teach adults rug-cutting techniques and keep kids engaged during activity-laden after-school program

$80 $39

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Learn Bollywood and Bhangra Dances

Bollywood and Bhangra Dance Class

Dance Center Chicago

Instructor Akhila Damerla teaches a dance routine during a 90-minute workshop, including footwork, hand movements, and facial expressions

$25 $25

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Rachel Ladd was born to move. The former dance major started strutting her stuff on the ballet and tap floors at the tender age of 2, and by the time she got to the kinetic classrooms of Columbia College Chicago, she'd already garnered experience teaching jazz, tap, and ballet for all levels. When injury diverted her from the dance floor, a series of acupuncture and massage treatments ignited a new interest in holistic wellness that led her to seek certification in everything from massage and reiki to Pilates, sports nutrition, and Zumba. Today, she and her instructors lead classes that she hopes will inspire students to respect and care for their own bodies, sharing the physical and mental benefits of yoga with everyone from pregnant mothers and kids to consummate athletes and the stiff cats lounging in Chicago's back alleys. Styles ranging from Vinyasa and Forrest yoga to Hatha yoga for beginners comprise the studio's schedule, which boasts classes every day of the week.

906 N Damen Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Big City Swing’s mantra is to be fit, be fun, and be social, and it conquers all three of these goals by teaching dance styles that stem from the social clubs of the Prohibition era. Within the spacious ceilings and exposed brick walls of the studio, instructors delve into swing dance and Lindy Hop styles characterized by twirling, leg kicks, and lightning-fast rhythms.

Courses are taught in a four-week series or single-session workshops that also cover styles such as Balboa, the Charleston, and blues. Students seeking more individualized attention can schedule a private lesson or eschew the tradition of the post-nuptial hokey pokey by enrolling in the wedding-dance program. In addition to studio and onsite instruction, Big City Swing’s professional team also performs choreographed numbers at special events. Free street parking is available near the studio.

1012 W Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US

Putting together 200 burlesque shows in four years takes heartfelt dedication and an inordinate supply of pasties. For Vaudezilla founders Red Hot Annie and Dick Dijon, it was a dream come true. Their saucy theatrics have entertained audiences all over Chicago with monthly shows such as "Lincoln Fair" and the long-running, critically acclaimed burlesque parody of The Big Lebowski, which received four-star acclaim in Chicago Stage Review. The crew at Vaudezilla has also worked to innovate the art form, assembling live-band burlesque shows and story-based burlesque theater at Stage 773. In 2011, Vaudezilla opened its Belmont Avenue studio, where professional and amateur performers rehearse for shows, take belly-dance and Zumba classes, and learn the art of burlesque, which was perfected decades ago by 20th-century sex symbol Burl Ives.

3614 W Belmont Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Teaching hips to swivel to new circumferences, dance instructors impart their masterful moves unto students in the respected tradition Arthur Murray has upheld since 1912. Students dance with a partner, or the instructor, who provides a greater understanding of the dance style of their choosing with either method. Protégés may find their new moves applicable in a number of settings, such as when prepping for a wedding dance or blending into an airport crowd that breaks out in a cha-cha. Embodying the three-count time of a stately waltz brings partners in close; rumba moves and swing steps add vibrancy and playfulness to one’s repertoire. Arthur Murray Dance Centers provide a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons superbly suited to slicing and dicing a rug until it is no longer recognizable.

116 W Illinois St
Chicago,
IL
US

Natalie of Rast Ballet & Dance Studio draws on her experience as a touring dancer and a faculty member at Columbia College to teach ballet in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Natalie offers traditional ballet classes for adults and children, as well as classes in Iyengar yoga, hip-hop, and Latin dance taught by accomplished guest instructors. The spacious dance studio tickles toes with a robust wood floor and central air in a facility that is also available to rent for occasions such as rehearsals, auditions, workshops, and duels between Nutcracker Cavaliers.

Although primarily a teacher, Natalie began her professional dance career with the Joel Hall Dancers of Chicago, and continued to tour the United States and Europe gracing stages in cities such as New York, London, Glasgow, and Bergen.

1803 W Byron St
Chicago,
IL
US

Flirty Girl Fitness is an all-female studio that torches calories during more than 100 classes a week. Their hand-picked fleet of all-female instructors teaches a variety of empowering classes, such as Abs & Booty, Pole Dancing, and Kick Ass Cardio. The studio also streams entire, uncut classes for Flirty Girl Fitness Live, a program beamed to out-of-towners who want to brush up on their dance moves. Weekend classes and private bachelorette parties invite ladies to sip cocktails from the licensed bar while they dance on the bar-top, spin on poles, chair stripteases,or get pampered in the spa.

2215 N Halsted St.
Chicago,
IL
US