Best Ballroom Dance Studios In Chicago

May 9, 2013 7:00 AM


By Angela Hazen

All over the world, ballroom dance is considered to be an elegant pastime. Perhaps you have always wanted to learn, and maybe you even want to get to the level in which you can dance competitively. Regardless of your background, you will need a great place to dance and improve your skills. No matter what your goals, these Chicago-area dance studios can have you gliding with the best of them. If you want to dance, to learn or just to watch, you will definitely have a great time. Learn elegance and technique while having fun! Dance at some of Chicago’s best ballroom dance studios.



May I Have This Dance
5246 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 635-3000

Feel welcome as a new learner at May I Have This Dance on Elston. Beginning classes are held for groups and individuals, including waltz, tango and foxtrot. May I Have This Dance also hosts dance parties and events, so check the website for dates and times. The studio focuses on an atmosphere that is strictly social, rather than competitive dance, and this helps to ease any newcomer’s tension at starting a dance class. The staff and students are friendly alike, so the experience is sure to be one that has you coming back with friends.

Chicago Dance
415 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60654

If you are getting married and would like to learn how to do your first dance together the right way, try out Chicago Dance on Huron. Chicago Dance will make not only the first dance you have together as a married couple great, but also all the dances that will follow. You will enjoy spending time in a great dance studio amongst others that came to have fun.



Dance Center Chicago
3868 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 880-5044

Learn the Viennese waltz, the tango and the foxtrot at Dance Center Chicago. Sign up for group classes, private lessons or go in for a drop-in class, so you can see if it’s right for you. Dance Center Chicago offers progressive lessons to help you stay challenged and make sure you meet your dance goals. Enjoy spending an evening at this marvelous dance studio.

Sway Dance Studio
4107 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 772-6204

Individuals and couple of all ages enjoy learning to dance at Sway Dance Studio on Belmont. It’s easy to see why because the friendly atmosphere keeps all of the students in a great mood while they learn to dance. For new students, there is an introductory private lesson for a very low price. Have fun with other new learners as you enjoy your new beginnings as a ballroom dancer.

Dance Connection
3117 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 404-0006

Dance Connection Chicago is a great place for seasoned dancers to come and practice their art. The beautiful studio areas have extended square footage to make most dancers feel comfortable, and many areas are available to be rented. Dance Connection Chicago also holds classes so that experienced and new dancers alike can enjoy this this studio. Meet up with ballroom dancers of all levels at Dance Connection.

Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at