BEGINNER COUNTRY COUPLES DANCE CLASSES

Dances Vary Based On Participants

Partner Preferred But Not Required, No Experience Necessary

A good dance starts with a competent leader who knows what he is doing.  Men dance better when they are shown how to lead the woman through various moves step by step.  Women follow their partners best when they are taught how to follow, stand, turn, and land spins (without getting sick). Since a man who can lead well is priceless and a women who can follow him is a gem, Couples Dance lessons are simply invaluable.

Day:Where:Class Dates:Class Times:No Class:
ThursdayWheaton6/6 – 7/257:30 – 8:45 pm7/4 & 7/18
ThursdayWheaton8/1 – 9/57:30 – 8:45 pm
ThursdayWheaton9/12 – 10/247:30 – 8:45 pm10/10
ThursdayWheaton11/7 – 12/197:30 – 8:45 pm11/28

***NEW CLASS SESSIONS START EVERY 6 WEEKS***

***Classes run about $50/person for a 6 week session depending on residency.
Please click on the location below that you are considering for exact pricing.***

WHERE CLASSES ARE HELD:

Pre-registration is required for Park District classes. When browsing, the dance classes will be listed in the Adult Brochure under Recreation or Continuing Education. I hope to see you in a class soon!

Butterfield Park District (630.968.6400 – butterfieldpd.com)

21W730 Butterfield Rd, Lombard, 60148

Bloomingdale Park District (630.529.3650 – bloomingdaleparks.org)

172 S Circle Ave, Bloomingdale, 60108

Darien Park District (630.968.6400 – darienparks.com)

7301 Fairview Ave, Darien, 60561

Front Street Dance (630.373.2624 – frontstreetdance.com)

26W229 Geneva Rd, Wheaton, 60187

Geneva American Legion (630.232.2171 – genevapost75.org)

22 S 2nd St, Geneva, 60134

Hanover Park Senior Center (630.483.5600 – hanover-township.org)

240 Route 59, Bartlett, 60103

Itasca Park District (630.773.2257 – itascaparkdistrict.com)

350 E Irving Park Rd, Itasca, 60143

On Pointe Dance Academy (630.520.0560 – onpointedanceacad.com)

956 N Neltnor Blvd, West Chicago, 60185

Warrenville Park District (630.393.7279 – warrenvilleparks.org)

3S260 Warren Ave, Warrenville, 60555

West Chicago Park District (630.231.9474 – we-goparks.org)

201 W National St, West Chicago, 60185

Wheaton Park District (630.665.4710 – wheatonparkdistrict.com)

Community Center – 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton, 60189 (Wednesday 6:30 pm Line Dance & Thursday Couples Class)
Mary Lubko Center – 208 W. Union Ave, Wheaton, 60187 (Monday & Wednesday 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm Classes)

Wheaton VFW (630.668.8756 – wheatonvfw.org)

0N731 Papworth St, Wheaton, 60187

Schottische, A Sample Couples Partner Pattern Dance

WHAT THESE DANCES LOOK LIKE

In Freestyle dances, you’ll learn about a dozen moves to do during the dance to keep it moving and interesting.  With Pattern dances, the movements are a set of steps that keep repeating for the duration of the dance.  Pattern dancing is the best way to start couples dancing, as it takes the pressure off of the man to continually think of things to do.

Type Of DanceName Of DanceDemo Video
Partner PatternBarnyard MixerDemo Video
Partner PatternCha Cha Del RioDemo Video
Partner PatternCotton Eyed JoeDemo Video
Partner PatternCowboy Rhythm MixerDemo Video
Partner PatternEl Paso StrollDemo Video
Partner PatternFourplayDemo Video
Partner PatternLynn’s MixerDemo Video
Partner PatternRenegade MixerDemo Video
Partner PatternSchottischeDemo Video
Partner PatternShadowDemo Video
Partner PatternStationary Cha ChaDemo Video
Partner PatternSweet RevengeDemo Video
Partner PatternWaves (After Work)Demo Video
Couples FreestyleCha ChaDemo Video
Couples FreestyleDouble TwoDemo Video
Couples FreestyleEast Cost SwingDemo Video
Couples FreestyleHustleDemo Video
Couples FreestyleNight ClubDemo Video
Couples FreestyleTwo StepDemo Video
Couples FreestyleWaltzDemo Video
Couples FreestyleWest CoastDemo Video

I am delighted to get you started couples dancing.  When you are ready for more intensive Couples Dance Lessons, I recommend my daughter, Kat Warner.  She has had intense training through Chicago Dance Factory and is currently teaching out of Heart & Sole Dance Studio in Tinley Park, IL, as well as competing in the UCWDC circuit. Mention you were referred by dancewithjanet.com.  Click here to email her, and happy dancing!

What People Have Said:

“Just want to thank you for the couples lessons tonight. We had a lot of fun, and I think this will be something Jim and I can keep doing together.  You are a great teacher!!!!!!!” -Barb H.

“Thanks again to you and Gary for all the fun this year! We’re lucky to have you two teaching us. We’ll definitely be in more classes.” -Carl G.

“Jim and I really enjoyed being in your dance class with Gary in Wheaton.” -Donna C.

“You are a good teacher and Jerry and I are really enjoying the class.” -Shirley R.

“Thanks Gary (and Jan)!! I’m really enjoying the classes and learning a lot. You both are great about spotting problem areas and helping to correct them!!” -Linda O.

“Just wanted to say “thanks” for the 2 Step class; I had a very nice time learning with you and look forward to the Patterns class, too.  Janet, you really make learning fun and enjoyable; I love the way you teach, step by step, no rushing thru.  And you put in just the right touch of light-hearted humor as well….makes it much more fun like that. ”  -John D.

Last Updated: May 31, 2019