wedding

1612 W Chicago Ave
Chicago IL 60622

You can contact us during business hours at (312) 843-4798 or info@idodancestudio.com.


Business Hours:

MONDAY:
3PM – 10PM
TUESDAY:
3PM – 10PM
WEDNESDAY:
3PM – 10PM
THURSDAY:
3PM – 10PM
FRIDAY: By Appointment Only
SATURDAY: By Appointment Only
SUNDAY: By Appointment Only

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New Student Special!

30 days of Unlimited Group Classes
(2) 55 Minute Private Lessons
Party Pass

Individual: $199 ($100 savings!)
Couple: $299 ($150 savings!)

*For first time clients or clients who have been in-active for more than 12 months.


What’s Your Dance Style?

Bachata

A Club Latin style of dance that originated in the Dominic Republic. Like other Club Latin styles, Bachata is distinguished by its Latin hips and body movement.

Balboa

Part of the swing dance family. It’s usually danced in a close embrace, led with a full body connection. Balboa is danced to a wide variety of tempos. Because the basic step takes up such a small space, Balboa is traditionally danced to fast music (over 200 beats per minute).

Blues

Blues dancing is highly motivated by the music and requires strong body awareness, subtle communication between your partner, yourself, and the music. Learning to blues dance helps to develop creativity, self-expression, movement diversity, control, musical awareness and interpretation.

Charleston

Charleston is part of the swing dance family. Charleston can be danced solo or with a partner. Its simple and flexible basic steps make it easy to concentrate on styling, improvisation and musicality. Charleston is best known for its kicking combinations.

Cha-Cha

The ‘Cha-Cha-Cha’ is a competitive ballroom dance. It can be danced to latin music, pop music or rock music. It’s known for its syncopated footwork and cuban hip movement.

Club-Cha

Unlike ballroom cha-cha, Club-Cha is done to Latin club music. Club-Cha has a more relaxed frame. Even though the timing is the same between the two kinds of Cha’s, Club-Cha is more relaxed and sensual.

Country Waltz

Country Waltz is a variation of Ballroom Waltz. Country Waltz is a progressive dance and catered towards the Country-Western club and bar scene.

East Coast Swing

East Coast Swing is a partnered swing dance that is traditionally done to big band or rockabilly music. It is known for its pulse and triple steps.

Foxtrot

Foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance. It is characterized by long, continuously flowing movements across the dance floor. It is traditionally done to smooth big band music such as Frank Sinatra.

Jitterbug

Jitterbug is part of the swing dance family. It is traditionally done to big band or rockabilly music. It is known for its upbeat nature and is danced in single time.

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is a part of the swing dance family. It’s an 8-count dance that was created in Harlem, New York, in the 1920s and 30s. It’s known for its high-energy and grounded movement.

Merengue

Merengue is in the Club Latin family. It’s considered a ‘walking’ dance. With simple basic footwork and timing, it gives dancers freedom to play with the music. You will see this style of dance primarily in Latin dance clubs.

Rumba

Rumba is the slowest of the competitive ballroom dances. It is classified under the Latin dance family. Rumba is recognized by its Cuban hips and sensual connection. It is also one of the most common wedding dances.

Salsa

Salsa is the most popular club Latin dance. Salsa is known for fast spins and Cuban hip movement. Salsa is done to 4/4 time music but counted 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.

Triple Two

Triple two is a country dance. It moves progressively around the floor like Country Two Step. Triple Two is danced either in the competitive style, or the social style. The competitive style is danced with a bigger frame. In the basic timing, the follow moves continuously from the side of the lead to the front and back. The social style is commonly known as the Fort Worth shuffle and is danced more like the Two-Step.

Two-Step

The Texas Two-Step is a country dance. Known for its basic walking rhythm ‘Quick, Quick, Slow, Slow’, it makes it easy to move progressively around the floor and spin your partner with ease.

Viennese Waltz

As the Waltz evolved, some versions were done to a slower tempo. This faster traditional style came to be called “Viennese Waltz” to distinguish it from the slower waltzes.

Waltz

The Waltz is a smooth, progressive ballroom dance. It is known for its unique 3/4 timing or, as most people know: 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3.

West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing, is a swing dance that originated from Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look and is danced primarily in a “slot” on the dance floor. West Coast Swing can be danced to a wide array of musical genres.


All Dancers Welcome

I Do Dance Studio is an inclusive company that welcomes dancers of all races, ages, religions, abilities, gender presentation and sexual orientations.

Resources for Beginners

We are putting new resources on our blog every month. Here’s a small sample of them.

Beginner’s Dance Shoe Buying Guide