In-Person Dancing is Limited, Due to COVID-19.
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There are currently no in-person Couples Dance Classes. Pick up a DVD or recorded lessons here!
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.
Mask are required in any common areas of a building (as in, when entering & exiting), but are optional once in the classroom while dancing. However, WHEATON PARK DISTRICT requires a mask be worn the entire time in all of their facilities, even while dancing.
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***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!
21W730 Butterfield Rd, Lombard, 60148
172 S Circle Ave, Bloomingdale, 60108
7301 Fairview Ave, Darien, 60561
22 S 2nd St, Geneva, 60134
250 Civic Center Plaza, Glendale Heights, 60139
240 Route 59, Bartlett, 60103
1685 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, 60169
350 E Irving Park Rd, Itasca, 60143
3S260 Warren Ave, Warrenville, 60555
201 W National St, West Chicago, 60185
Community Center – 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton, 60189 (Tuesday & 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)
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 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|
|Partner Pattern||Sweet Revenge||Demo Video|
|Partner Pattern||Waves (After Work)||Demo Video|
|Couples Freestyle||Cha Cha||Demo Video|
|Couples Freestyle||Double Two||Demo Video|
|Couples Freestyle||East Cost Swing||Demo Video|
|Couples Freestyle||Hustle||Demo Video|
|Couples Freestyle||Night Club||Demo Video|
|Couples Freestyle||Two Step||Demo Video|
|Couples Freestyle||Waltz||Demo Video|
|Couples Freestyle||West Coast||Demo 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: August 23, 2020