FAQ

Group Class FAQ

What should I wear?
Wear whatever you feel comfortable dancing in! We encourage you to wear smooth-soled shoes that aren’t too heavy.

Do I need a partner?
Partners are not necessary, as we rotate partners in the class. If you bring a partner and prefer not to rotate, you are absolutely invited to do so.

Do I need a reservation?
Reservations are not necessary. Pop in when you can, or join us multiple weeks in a row and be ready for any style the DJ throws your way.

Private Lesson FAQ

When do you offer private lessons?
We offer private lessons 7 days a week by appointment.

How do I schedule a private lesson?
Please call 773-880-5044, or email us at dance@dancecenterchicago.com to schedule your private lesson. We require pre-payment or a credit card on file to secure the lesson.

What is your cancellation policy?
We require 24-hour notice for a cancellation. Cancellations made within 24 hours will be charged in-full for the lesson.

What is the difference between a master and resident instructor?
While all of our instructors all possess the talent, patience, and sense of humor to bring the best out of each dancer, master instructors have more teaching and professional dance experience.

Studio Rental FAQ

Are reservations required to rent space?
Our Shared Ballroom is generally available for drop-ins during business hours. Reservations are required to rent our private studios, but we will try to accommodate drop-in requests. Reservations require a credit card on file to be secured.

What is your cancellation policy?
We require a 24-hour notice for reservation cancellations. Cancellations made within 24 hours will still be charged for the rental cost.

Do you give discounts for recurring rentals?
A volume discount may be available to a group renting the same day and time for 4-consecutive weeks or more. Email us at dance@dancecenterchicago.com to request your preferred date and time, and we will email you a rental contract for your review.

Are there any styles you prohibit?
Because we are on the second floor, we do not allow tap, Irish step dancing or other percussive dances which may disturb our neighbors below.

Can I play music in the Shared Ballroom?
While everyone is invited to play music in the Shared Ballroom, instructors have priority as they are paying a premium.

What happens if there are multiple styles in the Shared Ballroom?
When dancers from multiple disciplines are present, Lindy Hoppers, Westies, and Salseros will practice in the center of the Ballroom, leaving the outside track available for the ballroom dancers who progress around the floor counterclockwise.

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