Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hot Off The Presses! January Group Class Schedule...

First off, just a quick reminder... don't miss Vito's holiday party at Ballroom City on Saturday, December 21st. Guaranteed to be a great time!

Here's a sneak peek at what's on the group class schedule for January 2014. Something to look forward to in the new year!

Vito is an accomplished teacher with a fun and easygoing style. Classes are affordable, great exercise and you'll have a great time! 

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Holidays To YOU!

Hello dancers,

Hope your holiday cheer is in full swing!

Here's what 'Vito Claus' has in his sleigh for you this December:

Group classes that began in November will continue in December.

Because Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's all fall mid-week this year, we were looking at very short classes, just a couple to a few weeks in length each. The dancers felt that wasn't enough time to really practice and remember what we've learned so far. So instead (to everyone's relief), Vito decided to extend November's lineup throughout December. We'll continue to work on the dances you can see on the schedule posted here.

Please join us for our holiday party at Ballroom City on the 21st. Mark your calendar. This festive event is one you won't want to miss! I'll be there, playing a mix of holiday music and ballroom favorites. Delicious food will be served. Good times will be had by all!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

The upcoming holiday reminds me how fortunate I am to have met the truly exceptional group of people I have encountered in the ballroom dance community.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ballroom Dance Party - This Friday Night!

Hello Dancers,

Get ready to SALSA!!!

It may be cold, but we'll be heating it up this Friday night at Georgetown West in Wood Dale...

Vito will be teaching a Salsa pattern, starting at 7:30 pm.

The dance party starts at 8:00.

Food will be served.

A variety of your favorite ballroom dance tunes will be played.

We're going to have a GREAT time!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Group Dance Classes in November

It's going to be a great month to dance!

The November group class schedule has been released...

Thursday night beginner classes include two of the most popular dances; Foxtrot at 7:00 and Swing at 8:00. Vito teaches all his classes in a fun, relaxed and easygoing setting. You'll enjoy it --really :) No previous dance experience is necessary. In what feels like no time, Vito will teach you what you need to know to get out on that dance floor.

Come on out. You will be glad you did!

The Tuesday night classes that were recently added to the schedule are a hit! They're also back this month, by popular demand.

The intermediate (Level II) class at 7:00pm will cover Tango in November. Dancers' testimony about how Vito has helped their Tango is very impressive. I've talked to a few people who say that Vito gave them some important pointers that changed the way they dance Tango. You don't want to miss this one!

Level II class is for dancers who already know the basics and are ready to move on from there.

In the advanced (Level III+) class at 8:00, Vito will be covering Rumba this month. If you are an experienced dancer, chances are you know how rare an opportunity it is to take a group class at your level, with a truly professional instructor. There are very few classes like this one in the Chicagoland area. If you've ever patiently danced with newcomers just to get out and do what you love, do so no longer, my friend! Join this class instead. You'll be welcomed into a friendly group of people who have been dancing for years. You never know, you might even recognize a few of them. Interested in stopping by? Contact Vito.

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See you in class!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

BOO! Announcing the Halloween Dance

Come out and join us on Friday, October 25th for the Halloween Dance Party

Vito will be teaching a lovely Waltz pattern. The lesson starts at 7:30 pm and the Ballroom Dance Party starts at 8:00.  

Costumes are optional - there will be a prize for the best one!
$10 per person includes both the lesson and the dance.

Georgetown West

301 Prospect Ave.
(Corner of Prospect Ave. and George St.)
Wood Dale, Illinois 60191

For directions/map, visit:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Just Dance -- in October!

Greetings, dancers...

October ballroom dance group classes start this week. We're thrilled to be dancing on the brand new floor at Georgetown. Here's what is on schedule for this month:

Tango and Cha Cha classes will be taking place on Thursday nights. No prior dance experience is required. You do not need a partner to join. Everyone is encouraged to come and check it out. You can sit and observe first, or join right in. It's up to you!

What you can expect? A friendly group of people. A relaxed and easygoing, yet professional and talented instructor. A great time!

Advanced class is back. Those of you who attended this class before, please note the date change. The class will now be held on Tuesday nights at 8:00 instead of Wednesday. I'm told the Tuesday night slot worked much better for the majority of the dancers, so Vito made the switch in order to accomodate the schedules of as many people as possible.

The advanced class is for dancers with prior experience.  During the month of October, we'll be learning Waltz patterns. Give Vito a call if you would like to join this group.

Intermediate Rumba is back by popular demand on Tuesday evenings at 7:00. If you know the Rumba basics already, this class is for you!

Click above to download the PDF version of the flyer. It opens with the free program, Adobe Reader. Or, you can visit the website for class details.

See you in class!

Friday, September 6, 2013

We're back at the Georgetown Clubhouse!

Join us for the Grand Re-opening Celebration Ballroom Dance Party

It is with great pleasure that I announce a dance date once again at the lovely and spacious Georgetown Clubhouse in Wood Dale.

The construction at the Georgetown Clubhouse is complete. We have a brand new, spacious and lovely dance floor.

Our kickoff dance will take place on Friday, September 27, 2013. Join us for a Cha Cha lesson at 7:30, followed by a dance party from 8:00-11:00 pm. 

Hope to see you there! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

September Group Class Schedule - NEW CLASS ADDED!

Hello, dancers,

The September ballroom dance group class schedule is here! Vito has added a new Intermediate Rumba session on Tuesday evenings at 7:00.

Thursday evening classes are back by popular demand. During the month of September, Vito will be teaching 3-count Hustle at 7:00 and Level I Rumba at 8:00.

Get the details:

See you in class! 


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Georgetown Clubhouse Construction Update

It has been a while since I've posted a construction update - so to recap first, the floor at the Georgetown Clubhouse, despite being relatively new, was torn out in February due to moisture problems.

Before a new floor could be installed, the moisture problems needed to be addressed so that the problem wouldn't re-occur. The GWIC board met regularly and asked engineers and consultants to attend their meetings as well. Meanwhile, the bare concrete floor sat, completely surrounded by thick plastic sheets to protect the rest of the Clubhouse from dust and dirt.

The dance classes have been held in the South Meeting Room for the past several months. While the room has been a comfortable temporary home for the group classes, we miss our beautiful Clubhouse! But most of all, we miss the ability to hold monthly dance parties - something the South Meeting Room is too small to accomodate.

Finally, some good news!

Before: The bare floor prior to sealing and waterproofing. The drywall on the lower portion of the walls was removed around the entire perimiter.

Above: The sub-floor arriving at the Clubhouse!

The sub-floor being staged for installation. Behind, the floor has been sealed and waterproofed. The lower portion of the walls has been re-installed and a coat of fresh paint was put on all of the walls.

The group of professionals in charge of this project say they have determined the source of the issues. They made a plan and have gone to work. Floor installation is underway!

We haven't been given a firm date yet, but management estimates that we can resume monthly dance parties this September. We'll keep you posted.

It's been a long time, so in case you could use a reminder, the Just Dance ballroom dance parties are normally held on Friday nights. Depending on the Clubhouse's other bookings (weddings, etc.), the dance party takes place on either the third or fourth Saturday of the month. Tentatively, we're looking at September 27. We're optimistic that we'll be publishing announcements for that soon! Stay tuned...


August 22, 2013

Good progress this week!

The final waterproofing coats have been applied. The installers have now moved on to the next step - installing the sub-floor.

For dancers, this is a critical part of the process. It's the last time we'll see it. But not the last time we will know it is there. Our feet will thank us for dancing on this floor because of the thick, rubber coating that will provide the finished floor with a flexibility that will absorb shock that would normally occur in our own joints; knee, ankle, you name it. The sub-floor will also protect the flooring on top of it from moisture in the future. The product resembles this photo I found on the website of a flooring company:

As you can see in the photo below, the installers managed to lay approximately 20% of the sub-floor by the end of the day on Thursday.

As always, I'll keep you posted as this project moves forward.


August 28, 2013

The new floor is almost finished!!!

WOW! We walked in to quite a suprise yesteray afternoon. The Clubhouse looks fantastic!

There is a small amount still remaining to be done at the far end (you may be able to see the subfloor still exposed on either side of the fireplace). There are also unfinished areas at the edges of the stairs where you enter the floor (not pictured). The baseboards will need to be installed, then cleanup and then the removal of all that plastic sheeting is all that is left. The Clubhouse is starting to look great again... finally!

We will meet with management and see if we can get some dance dates on the calendar. More on that as soon as possible...


August 30, 2013

When we arrived for class, we found most of the plastic sheeting had been taken down. A GCIA member was walking around on the floor, inspecting it. So, we decided to give it a whirl!

We are really impressed. The thick rubber and plywood sub-floor pads this floor and makes it so comfortable! What can I say? Can't wait to dance on it!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ballroom Dance Party - Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Ballroom City in Villa Park

Vito Magrone will be at Ballroom City this Saturday night! Join Vito and the gang for Cha Cha -- stay for the dance party. We're going to have a G-R-E-A-T time!!!

Click for dance party details.

Monday, July 22, 2013

West Coast Swing and Rumba - Back by Popular Demand!

The students have taken a (very informal) vote, and the verdict is...

Let's do more West Coast Swing and Rumba!!!

We've had so much fun learning the basics of both these dances the past four weeks. The problem is, we're just getting into it and hate to see it end so soon. So, the group has spoken and the fun continues! Starting Thursday, August 1, 2013 Vito will be beginning brand new sessions of these two fabulous dances. If you missed it first time around, consider this the perfect opportunity to join the class. Vito will review all the basics, then we'll move on to some stylish patterns.

Come for one class or both!

West Coast Swing (WCS) is currently one of the most popular dances to learn. You might even call it a dance craze! It is so appealing to dancers because it is incredibly versatile. At first, WCS had roots in Country music and a western or bluesy feel. It still does, but nowadays you'll see it danced to pop music, too. What used to be more of a fun novelty is now quickly becoming a mainstay at ballroom dance parties. This is a dance you'll be able to take with you nearly everywhere you go to dance - from a Western bar to a wedding to a nightclub. You'll be very glad you learned this relaxed, and laid-back dance!

Rumba, the loveliest and smoothest Latin dance, is also perhaps the easiest to learn. Vito is a Latin dance expert. You can read his impressive bio here. You'll be learning from a true professional! In class, Vito teaches basic but beautiful Rumba patterns. But what really sets him apart is that he takes the time to give simple styling tips that make you look great. Few instructors will give you so much bang for your buck!

Men and women learning dance steps in the Rumba group class at the Georgetown Clubhouse.

A note to all you non-dancing "lurkers":

Considering starting but not sure dance is for you? Neither were any of us! If you've been thinking about joining the class but haven't done so yet, why don't you just stop by? You don't have to stay. You can just observe. I can tell you this. We're a regular group of people from the area, from all walks of life. Nothing intimidating here, no ballerinas, nobody taking it too seriously, just a friendly crowd. Dance is great exercise and it's a lot of fun. But mostly, we just come to have a great time! And we always do.

Classes take place at the Georgetown Clubhouse in Wood Dale.

Hope you can join us!

See you out dancing soon,


Monday, July 8, 2013

Dance Party ♬ Dance Party ♬ Dance Party

Ballroom Dance Party and Rumba lesson with Vito Magrone on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Triphahn Center in Hoffman Estates, IL Come out and join Vito this Saturday night at Dance World in Hoffman Estates!

Saturday, July 13: Vito will be teaching a fun and fabulous Rumba pattern from 7:30 - 8:30 pm

The ballroom dance party follows immediately after that. DJ Terry McNulty will be playing a variety of ballroom and Latin favorites.

Dance World is a not-for-profit membership based organization promoting all forms of dance, including but not limited to Ballroom, Latin, Hustle and Swing. The club promotes exposure to education and provides a safe and enjoyable variety of social atmosphere.

Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Rd in Hoffman Estates

This is a worthy organization and always a fun event!!! 

Come out and enjoy the fun! You'll be glad you did.

For more information contact Terry or Ellen at DanceWorld. You can say you read about it on Sandia's blog
Or call 947-429-5922

Monday, June 17, 2013

ALL NEW Rumba Class!

Come and join Vito Magrone for a brand new Rumba class starting Thursday, June 27th at 8:00 pm at the Georgetown Clubhouse in Wood Dale

Rumba, the incredibly romantic Latin dance that anyone can learn!
In this 4-week session, Vito will teach Rumba basics and stylish but simple-to-dance patterns. He will also give tips on Latin technique to make you look great. It's these extra tips that set this group class apart from just about any other we've seen. Vito specializes in Latin dance, so you'll be learning from the best!
Check out this video of Derek Hough and Nicole Sherzinger dong the Rumba on Dancing with the Stars a few seasons back:

OK, OK, we won't be doing splits and acrobatics, we'll leave that to the pros. This is a level 1 Rumba class -- no dance experience is required. But watching these amazing dancers perform the Rumba is inspiring! Are you ready to have a great time? Get out and socialize with a wonderful group of people? Exercise? Dance to the beat of lovely Latin music? Join Vito Magrone for Rumba!
Click here or on the flyer above for all the details. You can also give us a call: 630-542-7644
See you there!

Monday, June 10, 2013

ALL NEW West Coast Swing Class!

Come and join Vito Magrone for a brand new West Coast Swing class starting Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 pm at the Georgetown Clubhouse in Wood Dale

It's the latest dance craze! West Coast Swing is currently enjoyng huge popularity among both ballroom and country dancers. Why, you ask? This dance is incredibly versatile, cool and lots of FUN!
In this 4-week session, Vito will teach West Coast Swing basics and cool patterns. He will also give tips on technique and styling to make you look great. The end result? You'll be able to take your dance steps just about anywhere since West Coast Swing can be danced to such a wide variety of music.
Click here or on the flyer above for all the details. You can also give us a call: 630-542-7644
Hope you can join us!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Upcoming Dance Dates

Sitting around is boring.
Don't do it!
Get out and dance!!!

There is a big, fun and friendly group of people out there who share ballroom dance as a hobby. Why don't you come on out and join us?

Vito Magrone hosts at Ballroom City

Having a great time at Ballroom City

Vito makes his popular monthly appearance as dance host/guest instructor at Ballroom City in Villa Park on Saturday, June 15. Come at 7:30 for the Bolero lesson, arrive at 8:00 for the dance party, or do both! Either way, admission is the same, a bargain at $10. This dance is always a great time. I'll be there, playing your ballroom favorites. 

If you'd like to mark your calendar in advance, Vito will return in July on Saturday the 21st, when he'll teach Swing followed by a dance party. I'll post more information on that when we get closer to the date. Meanwhile, click on the announcement below for the June dance date details.


Dance World Welcomes Vito Back in July

Terry McNulty, president of Dance World has confirmed that there has been a schedule change. This news is so fresh that I don't think the Dance World website even reflects the change yet. Vito has been invited to host July's dance.

All the info is right here on this blog.  

Group Classes and Private Lessons at Georgetown Clubhouse in Wood Dale

Rumba and Samba group class continues through June 20th. Soon, I hope to have some exciting new announcements about what dances will be offered next! As always, as soon as I hear, I'll post the details right here on the Vito blog.
Rumba ballroom dance lesson - click here for details!  Samba ballroom dance lesson - click here for details!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Just Announced: Vito Magrone at DanceWorld on Saturday, July 13!

Hot off the presses!

Each month, a different ballroom dance professional instructor is invited to teach the pre-dance lesson at Dance World. Vito Magrone is always a favorite. This past April, he taught a Cha Cha lesson to a packed house.
Just announced!
Due to a schedule change, we just received confirmation yesterday evening that Vito will be appearing at Dance World on Saturday, July 13!

Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Rd in Hoffman Estates

Rumba lesson 7:30-8:30, followed by an open dance party beginning at 8:30.

Mark your calendar! Hope to see you there...

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Vito Magrone's RUMBA Group Class

Rumba group class starts May 16!

Rumba ballroom dance lesson - click here for details!
Click for details...
In this class, which is open to dancers at every level, Vito will teach this beautiful and romantic dance along with elegant styling and technique tips. Vito is an expert in Rumba, so this class is sure to offer something special. Rumba group class starts Thursday, May 16 at 7:00pm. Join us for Rumba, taught by Vito Magrone.

Click the flyer for all the details, call 630-542-7644 or e-mail Vito to sign up.

Hope to see you there!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Vito Magrone's SAMBA Group Class

Get ready to SAMBA!!!

Samba ballroom dance lesson - click here for details!
Click for details...
Get ready to shake those feathers! Spring is here and a brand new class has just been added to the schedule. Samba group class starts Thursday, May 16 at 8:00pm. Guaranteed to be a great time! Join us for Samba, taught by Vito Magrone.

Click the flyer for all the details, call 630-542-7644 or e-mail Vito to sign up.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, April 5, 2013

Ballroom Dancing in April 2013 with Vito Magrone

Ballroom Dancing at the Georgetown Clubhouse - and Around Town with Vito

We've been meeting weekly (on Thursday nights) in the South Meeting Room at our home studio, the Georgetown Clubhouse in Wood Dale, for West Coast Swing group class. The South Meeting Room is good-sized, and overall it has accomodated the class well. The workers are finished for the day by the time we get there at 7:00 pm, and the clubhouse is always left clean and quiet for our arrival. All things considered, it really says a lot about this group of people that this West Coast Swing class has been so much fun...

But we're still anxious to get back to the main ballroom and dance on a brand new floor! One of the interesting things about coming to the clubhouse each week has been taking a quick second or two to sneak a peek behind all that plastic sheeting to see how the new floor is coming along.

Ballroom dances and group class will resume at the Georgetown Clubhouse in Wood Dale once the new floor has been completed.
Plastic sheeting surrounds the entire work area as the new
dance floor project progresses at the Georgetown Clubhouse
Last week, the concrete had been removed and workers were installing drain tiles and a new pump system to control moisture. This week, they were finished with that. They had poured a new, smooth layer of concrete and it looked dry.

We're told the next step is the floor itself!

Georgetown management has not yet made any future dates available for booking, so we're not certain we'll have a dance this month. I'll send out an announcement if they allow us to schedule one. If not, we'll resume our monthly ballroom dances in May for sure. I'll keep you posted.

If you're not on our mailing list and would like to be, you can sign up here.

For directions to the Georgetown Clubhouse, click here or visit our website.

Saturday, April 13

Vito will host the Dance World monthly dance. He'll teach a Cha Cha lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm. A ballroom dance party follows immediately afterward.

Funny thing. The Triphahn Center (where the Dance World dance is normally hosted) is also closed for construction! Talk about a coincidence. This month, the dance will take place at Keller Jr. High (Schaumburg School Dist 54)

820 W Bode Rd. Schaumburg, IL
For more information, you can call the folks at Dance World: 847-985-9868 or on the day of dance, 847-404-5486

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Saturday, April 20

Vito will be appearing at Ballroom City in Villa Park for the monthly dance he hosts there. Join Vito at 7:30 pm for a Rumba lesson, followed by an open ballroom dance party from 8:00 to 11:00. Guaranteed fun!

Details are here.

Private Lessons

If you're interested in private ballroom dance lessons, you won't get a more fun, patient and professional instructor than Vito Magrone. For a short bio, you can visit the website. The story there will give you an idea of Vito's professional background, but doesn't really begin to scratch the surface of his considerable experience as a dancer, dance competitor, competition judge, top manager of major studios, etc. We're lucky to have an instructor of such caliber right here in Wood Dale.

Ballroom dance group class in Wood Dale, IL.

To schedule a lesson, give Vito a call: 630-542-7644 or if you prefer, you can use the contact form on the website to get in touch.

Until next time, hope to see you out dancing!


Friday, March 29, 2013

April Dance Dates!

Greetings dancers,

April promises to be a great month!!! Mark your calendar, there are some wonderful opportunities for dance and enjoyment.

We're Back! The Georgetown Clubhouse Monthly Dance Party

At long last, we anticipate the new floor will be finished at the Georgetown Clubhouse and we'll be able to resume our once-a-month Friday night dance. This top-quality dance, in wonderful surroundings with friendly dancers and Vito as the host, is one of the absolute best. We're glad to be back...

As soon as I have a confirmation that Clubhouse management has booked the date/time, I'll get the word out. I'll e-mail an announcement, update this blog, the websiteVito's Official Dance Facebook page, Twitter, you name it. So please check back sometime in a week or two. If you're not on Vito's e-mail list and would like to be, you can sign up here.

We look forward to dancing on the brand new floor!

Dance World

Vito is this month's guest pro teacher at Dance World's monthly dance. The dance is on April 13, 2013. Get ready to Cha Cha Cha! Vito has some great Cha Cha patterns and he will be teaching one of them that evening. The lesson starts at 7:30pm and open dancing is from 8:30 on.

As you may already be aware, the Triphahn center is also under repair (roof leaks), so the April dance is at Keller Jr. High.

Keller Jr. High (Schaumburg School Dist 54)
820 W Bode Rd.
Schaumburg, IL

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Ballroom City April Dance

Vito hosts a dance once a month at Ballroom City in Villa Park.
April's dance features a Rumba lesson at 7:30pm, followed by open ballroom dancing from 8:00 on. During his incredible dance career, Vito was undefeated Latin dance champion for seven years running. You'll be learning from a true professional - he's the best! Dancers at every level are welcome, the step will be a crowd-pleaser that you'll be able to easily master, and both couples & singles will fit right in.

Ballroom City
207 S. Villa Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181


Group Classes and Private Lessons

Ballroom dance group class in Wood Dale, IL. As I mentioned, the workers are scheduled to finally finish the new floor at the Georgetown Clubhouse. Thursday night group class and all Vito's private lessons have taken place for the past several weeks in the South Meeting Room. We'll be able to move back out onto the larger dance floor in the main dance hall. Vito plans to resume his Wednesday night advanced class at that point as well.
If you're interested in either one, give Vito a call, or send an e-mail.

Hope to see you out and about in April!

All the best,


Friday, March 22, 2013

Construction Update

Construction Continues
at the Georgetown Clubhouse
Hello, dancers!

Just a quick update. Construction continues on the new dance floor at the Georgetown Cluhouse. Once again, Georgetown management has cancelled all dates for our monthly dances in March. As you can see, the entire area has been sealed off as the crew continues to install the brand new dance floor.

We plan to resume our regular monthly dance schedule in April. You can check back here, or visit our website for the latest scheduling information.

in the meantime, group west coast swing class and private ballroom dance lessons continue in the South Meeting Room. For more information, contact Vito.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Clubhouse Update

Floor Construction on the Dance Floor at Georgetown Clubhouse
The Georgetown Clubhouse is under construction.
Soon, we'll have a brand new dance floor!

Greetings, Dancers!

The not-so-good news: Next week, a crew will tear out the remainder of the floor at the Georgetown Clubhouse. We've continued to enjoy classes & lessons in the smaller South Meeting room at the Clubhouse. But next week, even that won't be possible due to construction.

We're investigating alternate group class locations for the week of March 3-9, and we will keep you posted.

The great news:
After that, it shouldn't be long before we have a brand new, deluxe floor!

The week of March 10-16 we are currently being told by Georgetown management that we will be able to return to the Clubhouse for group class. If there are any delays, we'll post them here, so be sure to check back before stopping by. For now, count on joining us that week for our regularly scheduled Georgetown events.

For other scheduled events, including Vito's monthly dance at Ballroom City in Villa park, visit the website:

Hope to see you soon!


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! ♥ ♥ ♥


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hello dancers,

We've got some exciting things on the schedule for the month of February. The announcement is available now. Click below to view it.

Click for more information about the Ballroom Dance Party...
Vito will be teaching West Coast Swing on Thursday nights at the Georgetown Clubhouse. For those of you who are unfamiliar with West Coast, there are many styles of swing dancing. All of them are very popular.
Jitterbug and Single Swing are considered some of the original forms of the dance, and if you know some swing, chances are you are dancing one of those styles. East Coast Swing, often called "triple swing" is essentially the same thing, but with a triple step added.
West Coast Swing (sometimes referred to as WCS) has been around for a while - at least since the 1940s, when people danced the Lindy Hop. But dancers will tell you, West Coast has gained an almost unbelievable amount of popularity in recent years. It's one of the latest, hottest dance crazes!
Why is West Coast Swing the dance to know today?
Well, it's a bit different than the other swing styles. It is danceable to a very wide variety of songs. It lends itself to all kinds of popular music, and particularly well to blues and country. It is a slot dance that can be useful on a tight and crowded floor. But at the same time, if you do have the space to really perform, it can be made to look impressive without years of training and practice. It is stylish and sleek. Not to mention fun! Overall, West Coast Swing is a handy social dance to know.
Come join us for West Coast Swing on Thursday night. Vito will be starting with the basics, and then adding stylish patterns after we've all caught on. This class is guaranteed to be a good time!
Until next time... keep dancing!