In-Person Dancing is Limited, Due to COVID-19

BEGINNER COUNTRY COUPLES DANCE CLASSES

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:
Sunday Wheaton May 2nd 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Sunday Wheaton May 16th 4:15 – 5:15 pm
Sunday Wheaton May 30th 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Contact Janet at 630-492-0401 or janet@dancewithjanet.com with any questions. These are $8 pay-as-you-go classes.

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. We hope to see you in a class soon!

Phone: 630.492.0401
Website: wheatonvfw.org
Address: 0N731 Papworth St, Wheaton, 60187
Cost: $8 per person per class

WHAT THESE DANCES LOOK LIKE

In Lead & Follow dances (like Two Step), 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 Dance Name Of Dance Demo Video
Partner Pattern Barnyard Mixer Demo Video
Partner Pattern Cha Cha Del Rio Demo Video
Partner Pattern Cotton Eyed Joe Demo Video
Partner Pattern Cowboy Rhythm Mixer Demo Video
Partner Pattern El Paso Stroll Demo Video
Partner Pattern Fourplay Demo Video
Partner Pattern Lynn’s Mixer Demo Video
Partner Pattern Renegade Mixer Demo Video
Partner Pattern Schottische Demo Video
Partner Pattern Shadow Demo Video
Partner Pattern Stationary Cha Cha Demo Video
Lead & Follow Cha Cha Demo Video
Lead & Follow Double Two Demo Video
Lead & Follow East Cost Swing Demo Video
Lead & Follow Hustle Demo Video
Lead & Follow Night Club Demo Video
Lead & Follow Two Step Demo Video
Lead & Follow Waltz Demo Video
Lead & Follow West Coast Demo Video

I am delighted to get you started couples dancing.  When you are ready for more intensive Couples Dance Lessons, I have two local recommendations. Just mentioned you were referred by Dance With Janet.

My daughter Kat Warner, teaching out of Heart & Sole Dance Studio in Joliet, IL.  Click here to email her!

World Champion Julie Hein, teaching out of Strut Dance Studio in Villa Park.  Click here to email her!

Julie & Kat chilling on the ocean!

Pick up a DVD or recorded lessons here!

Last Updated: April 20, 2021