Dance Events in Chicago

 

Upcoming Events

Spring Awakening Dance Week and Gala

 
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Join Ballroom Dance Chicago for Spring Awakening Dance Week, a celebration of mother nature’s renewal! Throughout the week we will be hosting beginner-friendly dance workshops for those of us looking to start fresh, meet new friends, and connect with each other through dance--plus you get to take home fun choreography to bust out at all the season’s parties! The culminating event will be BDC’s very first Spring Awakening Gala at the end of the week. As per usual, all classes, and events are BYOB. Find out more at ballroomdancechicago.com.


Class Schedule

Tuesday, April 30th, 6:45pm - 7:30pm - Ballroom

Wednesday, May 1st, 6:45pm - 7:30pm - Salsa  

Thursday, May 2nd, 6:45pm - 7:30pm - Swing

Admission: $25/person per class

Gala:

Where: Ballroom Dance Chicago, 4039B N Ravenswood Ave

When: Saturday May 4th, 8-11pm

Admission: $20 in advance, $30 at the door

Join Ballroom Dance Chicago for an evening of dancing, socializing, and a celebration of no-longer-wearing-parkas (we hope!). Throughout the night, there will host two dance classes (Salsa & Swing), perfect for beginners and seasoned dancers alike. Open to ages 21+. BYOB (beer & wine only).

 


BYOB Valentine’s Day Dance Class: Hot Miami Nights

Do something out of the ordinary this Valentine’s day by joining Ballroom Dance Chicago for an intimate night of Latin dance. In this hour-long dance class, we’ll teach you everything you need to make your dance partner swoon including basic dance steps, turns, and other fun moves! We’ll start class with the sexy salsa to get everyone hot and bothered, then slow things down with the romantic rumba. No dance experience? No problem! This event is open to dancers of all levels looking to have an fun night out with their favorite Valentine. And the best part, it’s all BYOB! So grab your favorite beer or wine to enjoy while you learn (no liquor please)!

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Choose from four available sessions:

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 6:30 - 7:45pm

Thursday, February 14, 2019,8 - 9:15pm

Friday, February 15, 2019, 8 - 9:15pm

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 6:30 - 7:45pm

$80/couple


Valentine's Day Dance Class: Hot Miami Nights

Sure, you can settle for a nice dinner and a movie this Valentine’s day, but do you really want to become another tired cliche? This is the year to create an unforgettable evening that will really take your partner’s breath away! What’s more romantic than dancing to make you feel the amour?

That’s where we come in. Join us at Ballroom Dance Chicago, and we’ll get you hot and bothered with a sexy salsa lesson, just in time to slow you down with a romantic rumba class. No dance experience? No problem. As The Beatles once said, “All you need is love”, and we’ll provide the rest.

Couple dancing for Valentine's Day

What: An hour and a half Rumba & Salsa Dance Class

Where: Ballroom Dance Chicago, 4039B N Ravenswood Ave. 

When: Five Session Options

  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6 - 7:30pm

  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8-9:30pm

  • Friday, Feb. 16, 8-9:30pm

  • Saturday, Feb. 17, 6-7:30pm

  • Saturday, Feb. 17, 8:30 - 10pm

Tickets: $80 per couple


Ravenswood Art Walk, the annual tour of arts and industry in the Ravenswood neighborhood

Join Ballroom Dance Chicago at Ravenswood Art Walk Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 16.

Ballroom Dance Chicago will be hosting introductory dance classes each afternoon of the Art Walk. All classes are free and open to the public, so feel free to bring friends and family and make an afternoon of it! It's the perfect opportunity to discover new dance styles, practice your skills, or just meet some new friends in the community. Join us for one, some or all styles!

All classes will be held at 4039B N Ravenswood Ave.
1:30pm: Swing
2:15pm: Salsa
3pm: Ballroom

For dancing beyond Ravenswood Art Walk, check out our Group Classes, Private Lessons,
and Wedding Dance Lessons. Check out more information about RAW here.
We hope to see you all there!


Hot Miami Nights

Valentine's Day Event 2017 

You could always default to the classic dinner and a movie this Valentine’s Day, but where’s the romance in that? Last we checked, no movie release has ever been the cause of a baby boom. This is the year to wow your boo and really show them how much you love them! What’s better than dancing to make them swoon?

That’s where we come in. Join us at Ballroom Dance Chicago, and we’ll get you hot and bothered with a sexy salsa lesson just in time to slow you down with a romantic rumba class.

We’ll start the night off right, then once you’ve settled in, we’ll teach you a few suave moves, and get you dancing with your valentine like a pro. No dance experience? No problem. Romance is the only prerequisite for this class! Start there, and we’ll get you feeling like Antonio Banderas in no time.

Valentine's dancing

What: An 1-hour Rumba & Salsa Dance Class

Where: Ballroom Dance Chicago, 4039B N Ravenswood Ave. 

When: Six Options

  • Saturday, February 11th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Saturday, February 11th 9:30pm-10:30pm

  • Sunday, February 12th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 14th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 14th 7:30pm-8:30pm

  • Tuesday, February 14th 9:00pm-10:00pm

Tickets: $85 per couple

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A Swingin’ Soirée

BDC’s Eighth Annual Winter Gala

Swing in the New Year with an elegant night of dancing, drinks and entertainment while we celebrate our successes from 2016 and toast to a joyous new year! This year’s gala will be BYOB, and will have live music from Chicago’s very own The After Five Cats! Come early to take advantage of a group swing class taught by owner and master instructor Matthew Sove and performances by BDC students and staff!

Winter Gala group dance class

Where: Ballroom Dance Chicago (4039B N. Ravenswood Ave.)

When: January 21st from 8-11pm

Attire: Formal

Tickets: $60 per person

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us.

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December Master Classes

Challenge yourself this December by trying out our Master Class series. All classes will be taught by owner and master instructor Matthew Sove and will cater to the intermediate dancer. Classes are BYOB and held at 4039B N Ravenswood Ave.

 

Schedule
December 8th, 8-9pm: Swing
December 13th, 8-9pm: Salsa

Contact us to register and receive a discount when you sign up for more than one class!

1 class: $25/person
2 classes: $40/person

Group dance classes in Chicago

Small Business Saturday Deals

Just in time for Small Business Saturday, we’re offering a #ShopSmall deal: for every private lesson you purchase, receive admission to one group class! That’s two classes for the price of one! 

Deals will go live Friday, November 25th at noon and will be available for purchase until Sunday, November 27th at noon. *Valid for new students only


Ravenswood Art Walk 2016

Come enjoy an afternoon of dancing & beer drinking, compliments of
Begyle Brewing!

Ballroom Dance Chicago will be hosting introductory dance classes each afternoon of the Art Walk. All classes are free and open to the public, so feel free to bring friends and family and make an afternoon of it! It's the perfect opportunity to discover new dance styles, practice your skills, or just meet some new friends in the community. Join us for one, some or all styles!
 

All classes will be held at our Lakeview studio at 4039B North Ravenswood Ave. 

Saturday 9/10 & Sunday 9/11
3:30pm: Swing
4:00pm: Salsa
4:30pm: Cha Cha
5:00pm: Tango
5:30pm: Waltz

For dancing beyond Ravenswood Art Walk, check out our Group Classes, Private Lessons,
and Wedding Dance Lessons. Check out more information about RAW here.
We hope to see you all there!

Nervous about dancing? Not to worry. Here's what to expect on your first visit to Ballroom Dance Chicago.  


Eddie Palmieri & Salsa Orchestra at Millennium Park

From festivals to street markets to patio dining and everything in between, there is always something fun to do in Chicago throughout the Summer. One of our absolute favorite events is the Millennium Park Summer Music series at Pritzker Pavilion, and on Monday, June 27th, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra will be playing!

We will be closing the studio that day so we can camp out in the park with some wine and enjoy the music. We hope that you’ll join us! Here are all the details:

                 The Details:
What: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra 

When: Monday, June 27th at 6:30pm

Where: Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park

Cost: FREE!

Check out more information at CityofChicago.org

 

 

Contact us to let us know if you'd like to join us! We can’t wait to see you there, and dance with you soon.

 

More about Eddie Palmieri Orchestra

Eddie Palmieri is one of the foremost Latin jazz pianists in the world and has had a musical career that spans over 50 years. Born in the Spanish Harlem of New York City, Palmieiri has won nine Grammy awards throughout his career as a bandleader of several critically acclaimed Salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. Ecos del Pacifico is a Chicago-based group formed in 2006 by Julio Cesar Montaño Montenegro and is steeped in the Afro-Colombian music and dance traditions of the pacific coast of Colombia.


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