“It is a great place to learn swing and have fun! The instructors are very good and everybody is friendly.”

- Maryam M


..I was pleasantly surprised to see a 50/50 split between men and women. The format makes it easy to learn – they move slowly through the steps and practice a lot so that you feel comfortable… Everyone was very nice. And the music is great!..”

- Krista F


I love Big City Swing! I’ve been going there for years, and now my husband is learning swing there as well, and he loves it too…. If you’re thinking about learning to dance swing, this is THE place to go…



After months of trying to convince friends to take a swing class with me, I finally just bit the bullet and signed up myself.  Almost 6 months later and I am still IN LOVE with learning swing dance!  I’ve taken classes with Erin and Luke, Audra and Jon, and John and Melissa and they all have been wonderful.  Each teacher brings a different perspective to their classes and I feel that I am acquiring a great base knowledge of the dance.

- Megan M


I loved the ease of signing up (on line) the reasonable price ($130 per couple for 4 classes) and the terrific instructors (Bob and Audra).  I also liked the way they teach the class which has you rotating partners all night to get you used to dancing with others although if you really want to stay with your significant other, they will accommodate that as well.

- Carol K., Chicago, 4/13/15

I have taken lessons with Audra, Erin, Jenna, John, Jon, Julee, Luke, and Melissa. All of the instructors, in addition to the subs that have filled in for the regular instructors, are compassionate, well versed in swing dance and want you to succeed. I have always felt welcome from everyone in the studio every time I show up. I am so glad I stumbled upon this studio and picked up a great social skill from some of the best instructors Chicago has to offer.

-Joshua V, Chicago, 3/16/15

After that first class, I got sucked in and now I take at least two or three of their classes each month. I’ve worked with almost all of their teachers, Luke, Julee (the owner), Audra, Jon, John, Melissa and Jenna and every single one of them is fun, accommodating and knowledgable. Seriously, they taught me how to actually dance. Ask anybody I know; that was an impossible task.

-Andrew M, Chicago, 3/13/15

“My first visit to BCS was for First Fridays dance party.  The evening starts with a lesson for beginners.  I’ve taken an array of lessons in the past and their intro lesson will get you out on the floor with confidence.  You’ll learn the basic step and a couple moves to twirl your way around the floor.  After the 45-minute lesson, they have DJs to play some standards and likely some tunes you’ve never heard with an infectious beat.”

- Andrew L., Elk Grove Village, 4/7/13

“This place is great.  I come with my bf and even if one of us can’t make it to the class that week, there’s usually an option to make up the class on another day or we can come individually – its no problem because everyone rotates so you get to try your moves with different people.  That’s definitely necessary if you want to be a good social dancer.  We’re continuing to take classes and enjoying actually knowing how to dance at weddings and parties now.”

-Lo. C, Chicago, 3/11/13

“It can be a little scary for a male, non-dancer to take a dance class.  Well, no worries!  The instructors are great and help you learn the steps without overwhelming you.  I had a blast.  You will too.”

-Anonymous, 12/16/12

Additional full reviews are available on Yelp.Com.  

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