Chicago’s Top-Rated Wedding and Social Dance Studio

Chicago’s Top-Rated Wedding and Social Dance Studio

We not only have the most reviews out of any dance studio in Chicago, but they’re all 5 star reviews. Click below to hear about our services from real clients.

BYOB Group Dance Classes

BYOB Group Dance Classes

We believe that every human being needs to connect to those around them (and, if they have a significant other, especially to that one person), which is why we offer BYOB group dance classes at Ballroom Dance Chicago. While our studio specializes in private dance lessons, we see that group dance classes offer something that private […]

Say Yes to Your First Dance

Say Yes to Your First Dance

There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of details to be accounted for when planning your wedding reception, and of course, every couple has their own priorities. But, whether your wedding will be a formal affair or a quirky, unique celebration, your first dance as a married couple is the one detail that can’t slip through […]

How Many Dance Lesson Do We Need to Take to Prepare for Our Wedding?

How Many Dance Lesson Do We Need to Take to Prepare for Our Wedding?

This question has a complex answer so bear with us while we start with a story: If you want to read an abridged answer, click here. After the Buddha had spent years walking from village to village answering questions about the meaning of life and how to reach a state of enlightenment, he was finally […]

Dance Lessons Are More than Learning Spins and Dips

Dance Lessons Are More than Learning Spins and Dips

We are dance instructors, not therapists, but we can’t ignore the fact that dancing together, and more specifically learning to dance together helps to maintain a happy, healthy relationship. We all have basic needs that must be met in order to live fulfilling lives. Identified by Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist, as a hierarchy for […]

Do I Need First Dance Choreography?

Do I Need First Dance Choreography?

To choreography your first dance or not…that is the question we answer in this video blog. The transcript of the video follows directly here. Scroll to the bottom to skip straight to the video. Lydia: “What is choreography? We’ll examine what it means to have a choreographed first dance. Oftentimes when people imagine choreography they […]

First Dance Crash Course Information

First Dance Crash Course Information

Why are two dance instructors better than one? If it’s only a few weeks until your wedding, you might be thinking it’s too late to learn how to dance with your fiance. And, honestly, you’re right. It takes time and practice to feel comfortable moving with another person, not to mention, performing in front of […]

How to Choose Your First Dance Song

How to Choose Your First Dance Song

This is a great video if you have questions about what song is appropriate for the first dance at your wedding. The answer is not as straightforward as you might assume. If you’re looking for something modern, check out this list of first dance songs. If you want a classic first dance, check out this list […]

Should We Practice Our First Dance Between Lessons?

Should We Practice Our First Dance Between Lessons?

Welcome to Ballroom Dance Chicago’s blog. Today, we’re discussing how to practice your dance moves. Often times when people think of practicing dancing, they think of long hours in front of a mirror critiquing themselves. That sounds very overwhelming! Instead, practice in tiny segments. If you have five minutes here or there, try out a […]

Lighten Up! Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously

Lighten Up! Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously

A world famous choreographer is being interviewed by a New York Times reporter. Suddenly a prima ballerina comes bursting into the room,  alive with fury, shouting about her costume and stamping and throwing her arms about. The choreographer warns her: “Julie,” he says, “please remember Rule Number Two.” Suddenly Julie is restored to complete calm, […]