Since 1976 students have taken Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Tango and Swing classes at our schools. We are honored by our recognition from Chicago Magazine for ‘Best Dance Lessons’ and our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, but most importantly for the many students who have discovered how easy it is to dance.
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.
People rarely hit the treadmill in high heels, but that doesn't mean working out in stilettos is impossible. In fact, at Stiletto Dance Studios, it's welcomed. The instructors encourage students to wear whatever they feel best in as they master pole dancing routines and other seductive styles, such as twerking, lap-dancing, and advanced winking. The emphasis on comfort extends beyond clothes, too?the team strives to set newcomers at ease, and creates a confidence-boosting atmosphere for participants of all body types.