Clubs and Organizations
Chicago Swing Dance Society
The University of Chicago.
University of Illinois at
A lot of information on dancing ballroom/dancesport information available on their website.
Midwestern United States Imperial Club
Dances and classes. Hotline: 618-463-2405. (near St. Louis, MO)
Chicago's Swing Dance Resource
Ballroom Chicago offers information on ballroom dancing in the Chicago area.
(area code) 217 Dancing has information on general dancing in the central Illinois area.
Southern Illinois is near Missouri.
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club
Contact information: 847-382-0285. Dances on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays at the Centre at North Park, 10040 W. Addison, Franklin Park. The dances on the first Saturdays have more Hustle, while the dances on the third Saturdays have more WCS.
6000-foot ballroom with different kinds of dancing throughout the week. For more information, call 708-839-1000.
Dance Center Chicago
3868 N. Lincoln (entrance on Byron), Chicago. Dance party on the second Sunday of the month from 7:30 to 10:00 pm; lesson at 7:00. DJ’d Social Dancing, no partner needed. Variety in music, social mixers, light snacks, and casual dress. Bring your dry, clean shoes to dance in.
See the national event listings.
Big City Swing
1012 W. Randolph Street, Chicago. 312-243-0700. Swing dancing on the first Friday of the month.
Young At Heart
American Legion Hall, 9757 W. Pacific, Franklin Park. Dances on Friday or Sundays with live music. For the schedule, call the hotline, 773-961-7525. For more information, call 773-203-2053.
Chicago Dance Ballroom
Regularly scheduled swing classes and swing dance parties on the 1st Friday of every month. The dances being at 7 pm with a lesson at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10, $8 for students with ID. For more information, write to Bob Urbon at 773-267-3411.
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The Dance Academy
5721 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. Check their schedule for swing dance classes.
Julie Dale Studio
Group and private ballroom classes. For more information, contact Julie Dale at 815-718-1814.
Big City Swing
1012 W. Randolph Street, Chicago. 312-243-0700. Group classes, private lessons and workshops.
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Chicago Dance Lessons
Ballroom and latin dance lessons for parties, weddings, social events, and competitions in multiple metro Chicago locations. 630-806-8740.
Speak Easy Swing
Chicago based 10-12 piece band playing Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, etc.