Sunday, February 24, 2013

What's Up On The Ballroom Dance Scene?

It has been a busy weekend for ballroom dance!

The 2013 Indiana Challenge took place this weekend. Many dancers from the area were headed up to Schererville late last week to be a part of that event. Dance Camp Chicago also took place in Elmhust. Several of the studios also hosted ballroom dance parties.
If you're still feeling the energy and excitement, and you're not quite ready to settle back in to the usual routine, why not plan some future dance events now?

If you missed dancing, that's an even better reason to get out and dance ♥ dance ♥ dance! It sounds like all this crazy snow, ice and rain is behind us now. Getting there shouldn't take much effort at all. And if you're like me, once you're there you'll be so glad you made it.

Advanced class is scheduled for 8:00 on Wednesday at the Georgetown Clubhouse. Class will meet in the South Conference Room due to the ongoing floor construction in the main ballroom. Due to the smaller room size, the class will be focusing on a Latin dance. Vito has gorgeous, silver level patterns that he teaches in his advanced class. He was undefeated champion for seven years in Latin when he was dancing professionally. You'll be learning from the absolute best! If you're interested, give Vito a call: 630-542-7644.

Level 2 West Coast Swing (WCS) group class takes place on Thursday evenings at 7:00. The class will continue through the month of March. Information is here. The only prerequisite for this class is that you know the WCS basic step. If you've ever had any WCS before, you should fit right in with this group. Vito will be teaching new patterns. Everyone in this class is exceptionally friendly and welcoming. There is always a lot of laughter. Both couples and singles are welcome. Stop by... you'll be glad you did!

Vito hosts a dance party once a month at Ballroom City in Villa Park. In March, he'll be there on Saturday, March 16. Vito will teach a Tango Lesson at 7:30 and open dancing will start at 8:00. The lesson is included in the admission price. Details are here.

Vito's own monthly dance party at the Georgetown Clubhouse is tentatively scheduled for March 22nd. Due to the floor reconstruction project, please check back prior to the event to make sure we'll be there. I will post updates as we get closer to the date. 

Vito is also available for private lessons. For those, I can offer a personal testimonial. I came to Vito as a student with some bad dancing habits. Vito patiently and tirelessly works with me to give me more poise and to eliminate some of the elements that shouldn't be there. He is incredibly knowledgeable, a real pro in every sense. Vito really makes it fun. But best of all, he is gradually taking a "hopeless case" like me and turning me into a dancer. Hahaha! It doesn't get any better than that! 

For more information, about any of the above visit the website:

Hope to see you soon!



Friday, February 15, 2013

Important Information: Event Cancellation & Updated Schedule

The good news: Georgetown Clubhouse in Wood Dale is getting a brand new, high-quality, deluxe, floating dance floor! The old floor was torn up and they began laying the new floor. I had the opportunity to see it yesterday. The underlayment is in place and they are ready to begin installing the wood. The project was originally going to take one week to complete.

The not-so-good news: Unfortunately, there has been some kind of construction delay. Georgetown management informs us they do not anticipate the floor will be finished until the end of February. They had to cancel our event date for the February dance at the end of the month.

*** There will be no dance on Friday, February 22 ***

The Georgetown Clubhouse is under construction.
We will have a brand new, floating floor to dance on soon!

Thursday night West Coast Swing group class at the Georgetown Clubhouse is also still on! For now, until the time the main dance floor is finished, class will be held in the South Meeting Room. The class danced last night in that room and it worked out just fine. Use the regular (main) entrance and turn right. The South Meeting Room is down the hall. Last door on the right side. 

We will resume the monthly dance party - hopefully in March - on a brand new dance floor!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dance ♥ Dance ♥ Dance!

February is in full "swing" with West Coast Swing classes every Thursday night at the Georgetown Clubhouse. Come and join us!

Click here for information about the Saturday dance at Ballroom City in Villa Park.

This Saturday, February 19th, Vito will be hosting at Ballroom City in Villa Park. The free lesson is at 7:30 and the dance starts at 8:00. Don't miss it! Info is here:

Happy Valentine's Day! ♥ ♥ ♥