First Friday Returns Nov 2 & November Classes Are Open!

First Friday Returns Nov 2 & November Classes Are Open!

Student Reviews

Julee, the show was amazing. So well coordinated and professional. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of it! You’re an amazing performer and your joy for dancing really showed through in everything! I was very impressed.

I wanted to give a huge kudos to Bob. I had such a great time working with him. He helped me a lot with my dancing (helped me finally get my swing out) and made the whole experience so fun! He is an amazing dancer and I was very grateful to partner with him.

Jennifer J., May 2018

I just loved the workshop last night. Such a great format for people who want a quick hit of new stuff, practice time or both. (Also ideal for commitment phobes.)

Student, May 2018

My wife and I took two private lessons from Melissa at the Randolph Street location in June and August of 2017. We scheduled lessons to help us with our first dance at our wedding in September.

Melissa was kind and understanding, and easy to work with. She listened to our song choice and helped us figure out the best way to approach the music. She helped us to become comfortable moving together, and gave us a basic structure, along with several dance moves that we could use. At our second lesson, she helped us to put it all together, as well as figuring out a beginning and ending to our song.

We felt so at ease going into this big moment knowing that we had the help of a professional. We are grateful for the lessons we took, and for Melissa for her patience and expertise!

Kevin D., Oct 2017
Yelp

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

Maryam M., Oct 2016
Yelp

Big City Swing is THE place to go for great swing (and lindy and charleston) dancing classes and private instruction. The instructors are amazing and genuinely interested in your success, the atmosphere is encouraging and the location is great! Don't forget about First Friday! A swing dance social that starts with a beginners lesson at 8pm on the first Friday of every month!

Abigail O., Oct 2016
Facebook

..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., Dec 2015
Yelp

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…

MW, Nov 2015
Yelp

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., Jul 2015
Yelp

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., Apr 2015

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., Mar 2015

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., Mar 2015
Yelp

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., Apr 2013
Yelp

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., Mar 2013
Yelp

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, Dec 2012
Yelp

Pricing & Registration

Group classes are $67 per person for the full 4-week session, with a $5 early enrollment discount. Private lessons are $65 with one of our fabulous resident instructors and $75 with one of our versatile seniors instructors.

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Class Schedules

Check out the schedule for our next two sessions.

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