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This page focuses primarily on websites, dance studios, teachers, and businesses in

Illinois


Clubs and Organizations

Chicago's Windy City Jitterbug Club
Dance Hotline: 630-616-2100. Lesson information: 630-231-7644. For more information, write to Gloria Medel at cwcjc@jitterbugchicago.com.

Chicago Swing Dance Society
The University of Chicago.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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 Jitterbug Club


General Information:

Windy City Lindy Exchange

Windy Hop
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.



Places to Go Dancing
Swing Night with Carl & Karrie
At Esteban's, 1550 N Route 59, Naperville. Every Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:30 pm with lessons at 7:30pm. Live music on the first Wednesday of the month.

Willowbrook Ballroom
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.

West Coast Wednesdays
at Galway's, 12045 Roosevelt Road (just off I-294), Elmhurst. For more information, contact them at 708-609-6030.

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.



Teachers and Dance Studios

Carl & Karrie
Southwestern suburbs of Chicago.

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.
06/30/2014: This URL was bad. This listing will be removed the next time I check it.

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.

Note: The information on this page is provided mostly by the local venues, bands, and dancers. This webpage is part of a larger website run by someone who is focused on swing dancing in Boston, Massachusetts and this page is provided as a convenience to readers who might be interested in looking for possible dance venues in Illinois. However, I do not live there and can't personally confirm every venue and their events. With that in mind, I suggest calling up the dance venues to confirm their dance events. Please write to dancenet@havetodance.com with any new information that you'd like to share. Review this website's publishing policies and information format guidelines before sending any information in.

Chicago Dance Lessons
Ballroom and latin dance lessons for parties, weddings, social events, and competitions in multiple metro Chicago locations. 630-806-8740.

Windy City Wedding Dance
Chicago. Ballroom dance lessons for singles, couple and groups. For more information, write to info@windycityweddingdance.com or call 312-725-4198.

Sway Dance Chicago The Ron Smolen Orchestra, P.O. Box 346152, Chicago, IL 60634 or call 773-545-1881.

Speak Easy Swing
Chicago based 10-12 piece band playing Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, etc.

Ron Mills Orchestra
Chicago area. For more information, contact Ron Mills at 815-356-7080 or write to 6600 Deerwood Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60012-1739.
06/30/2014: Does this band still exist?



Tango
Tango in Chicago

The Chicago Tango School



Last updated January 5, 2015

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