Tuesday, April 29, 2014

May Class Schedule

The group class schedule for the month of May is out now!

Thursday Evenings in May at 7:00 PM at Georgetown West
Starts Thursday, May 1, 2014

Discover why Foxtrot is one of the most versatile and popular dances. From the Big Band era to the Rat Pack to Dancing With The Stars, Foxtrot’s flowing movement makes it eternally cool. During this four-week session, Vito Magrone will cover Foxtrot basics, teach stylish patterns and give technique tips that will make you look smooth and polished. He will make it easy and fun. No prior dance experience is necessary for this beginner class.

Thursday Evenings in May at at 8:00 PM at Georgetown West
Starts Thursday, May 1, 2014
By popular demand! The students have spoken, and so Samba it is! Sultry, spicy, and fun! You will love everything about the Samba, from the steps to the Tropical feel of the music. We’ll start from the beginning and review. Then, we’ll move on from there. Dancers of every skill level are welcome.

Starts Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Experienced dancers, if you have never attended the advanced class on Tuesday nights, it truly is a gem. You really might want to consider stopping by. It's a wonderful, friendly group of dancers (many of whom you probably already know from the dance community), who have been coming to this class for years. Why? Quite simply, we're having a great time... and learning a great deal while we're at it. Because it is advanced, the class itself is truly a collaborative, creative effort. We take a vote at the beginning of each month, and the group decides which dance we'll work on. The material is Silver/Continuity and above. Vito teaches patterns and give each person individual attention. He focuses on technique to make you look great, and he doesn't move on until everyone is feeling comfortable. You'd have to ask the dancers, but I get the feeling everyone gets a ton out of this class. What could be better?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Kick Off Cinco de Mayo Weekend in Style - Dance and Buffet at Tango Argentina Club!

On Friday, May 2, Vito Magrone will be hosting a HOT Latin Fiesta at Tango Argentina Club in West Chicago to kick off Cinco de Mayo weekend!

Vito will be teaching a Salsa pattern starting at 7:30 pm. The dance party starts at 8:00.

A delicious buffet, plus appetizers and dessert will be served by proprietors Marie and Ruben Carrasco.

I'll be there too, playing Latin-inspired favorites, mixing in a few oldies and other classics, and taking your requests.

This is one you won't want to miss! It's going to be muy caliente... not to mention great fun!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Fun and Games This Past Sautrday Night at Ballroom City

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
It was the evening before Easter and the poor Easter Bunny was so very busy doing other things. So, we put bunny ears on Vito and made him the stand-in! Vito made an excellent Easter bunny subsitute - haha! Each guest received an egg. Some were filled with candy, others with slips of paper indicating a prize had been won.
Congratulations to our winners!
Vito taught a Rumba pattern prior to the dance. It was a fun night! Great to see all of the smiling faces. 
Vito will be back at Ballroom City on Saturday, May 17 teaching Cha Cha.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Catch Spring Fever this Saturday

Vito will be at Ballroom City this Saturday night! Come and catch some much-needed Spring Fever. There may still be snow on the ground, but the beautiful Rumba pattern he'll teach prior to the dance will be HOT!

Rumor has it the Easter Bunny will have supplied some mystery prizes that we'll be giving out to our guests. It's going to be a lot of fun.
Hop on by!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This Saturday Night at Dance World

Dance World is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization promoting all forms of dance, including Ballroom, Latin, Hustle and Swing. The club supports exposure to dance education and provides a safe and enjoyable social atmosphere.
Each month, a different professional ballroom dance instructor is invited to teach the pre-dance lesson at Dance World. Vito is always a favorite. Last April, he taught Cha Cha to a packed house.
Vito will be back at Dance World THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, April 12. This time, he'll teach Rumba.
Come out and join us in supporting Dance World. A lovely evening with a good group of people!
Here's the official announcement. Additional details, as well as map/directions can be found here.
Ballroom Dance at Dance World, Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Hoffman Estates, IL

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fun Times

What a lovely group of people. I'm always so very impressed with the group of dancers. I am so glad that (several years ago now) my husband Andy and I discovered ballroom dance and made it one of our hobbies. The time has flown by, and we have so many valued friendships as a result of our involvement in dance.

I chose the title 'Fun Times' for this blog post because we had a great time last night, and we've got more to come! Here goes. I'll do a little looking back and then a little looking forward... 

Last night's kickoff Saturday night dance at Georgetown West was the BEST! We had some beautiful dancing, a lot of laughter and some new, friendly faces.

Congratulations to Mike Fitzgerald, who won the 'Name That Tune' prize.

Our next dance at Georgetown West will take place on Saturday, June 7. Vito will be teaching Waltz that evening. Mark your calendar!

But that's still a way off. Let's talk about what's up in the meantime.

This coming Saturday, April 12 - Vito will be the guest instructor at Dance World. He will be teaching Rumba, followed by an evening of ballroom dance hosted by the Dance World group. It's a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting dance sport in the Chicagoland area. Great cause! Great time! Sounds like a wonderful idea...

Saturday, April 19, Vito will be at Ballroom City hosting his monthly dance there. The theme is "Spring Fever". I think we're all ready for some of that!

Friday night, May 2, we'll be at Tango Argentina Club for a Cinco de Mayo weekend kickoff party. The music and theme will be Latin-inspired. We'll be playing a few smooth favorites and taking requests all night as well. The hosts, Marie and Ruben Carrasco are the most welcoming folks you'll ever meet. They prepare homemade appetizers, entrees and dessert and an evening there is always magical.

Our goal is simple, but ambitious - make this the BEST Spring dancing season EVER for you! Stop on by. Enjoy!!!

Thanks, friends!