COVID-19 announcement

The virus is serious, but we're all in this together!  We are so thankful to so many people in our community who have asked how they can help businesses like Sway make it through this difficult time. It is a very hard time to operate a business focused on close social interaction.

We ask a few things:

Do what you can to STOP the spread of this virus. Stay home. Wash your hands. Follow the guidelines from the CDC.  Let's get this thing out of our community and get back to our lives.  That can't happen without your cooperation.

And, help us make up some income:

  • Come back to class a soon as you can. 
  • Take an extra private lesson.
  • Try a new group class in addition to your regular class.
  • Send your friends to Sway for class or private lessons. 
  • Buy a gift certificate for yourself to use later.
  • Buy a gift certificate for a friend to use later.
  • Please don't ask for a refund on purchased classes/lessons.  We'll make up the time. 
  • Head to our Facebook page and leave a review.  
  • On our Facebook page, tag an ENGAGED couple. We'll be ready to help them with their dance soon!
  • Review us on our Google listing.
  • Review us on Yelp.
  • If you've been watching our Youtube instructional videos (more coming soon), Please punch your punch cards at home. And/or pay for an individual class at:

These gift certificates will never expire. Purchase now - use whenever you feel comfortable. 

We are working on some virtual lessons. We'll update you as soon as we have some content available. 

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After careful consideration and consultation with our staff and the band, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Swing party.

We understand you've been looking forward to this event and everyone has differing opinions on how to handle it. This is not a decision made out of panic. It is about making a smart choice.  Our party might be small in the context of a global situation, but if everybody made a few small/smart changes, it could have a big impact on the most vulnerable in our community. We all need to do what we can to lower the burden on our health care system.  It might make a difference, it might not. We feel it's better to be safe. 

As of right now all private lessons and group classes are also postponed. Please continue to check in with updates on how we'll make up the time. 

And, to satisfy your need to SWING, I suggest listening to the following albums:

An Anthology of Big Band Swing 1930-1955  

Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ‘Live In Swing City: Swingin’ With Duke  

Lionel Hampton Orchestra and small groups

See you soon!

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Welcome to Sway Dance

Whatever brings you to ballroom dance – whether you're planning your wedding, attending a special event or just want to learn something new – you'll be amazed at how much you'll benefit all around. Even more than a fun way to stay in shape and meet people, dance challenges the mind in exciting new ways. Sway Dance is the ideal place to learn (or continue to study) ballroom and latin dance. Our Dvida certified instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and ready to start working with you today.



Wedding Dance First Song Engagement Dance Chicago Dance Lessons

Wedding Dances

On you and your loved one's big day, the first dance is a great opportunity to showcase what makes you unique. A choreographed wedding dance creates an intimate memory you both share for years to come while establishing the energy necessary to get the party started at the reception!

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Sway Dance Group Dance Class Salsa Swing Tango Latin

Latin/Ballroom/Swing Classes

At Sway Dance, we try to make taking group class easy, fun, and flexible. Our classes are continuously evolving and changing depending on our student's interest, skill level and class size. Get much needed experience by dancing with several partners while still receiving individual attention from our fantastic and knowledgeable instructors.  

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Performance Class Adult Dance Sway Salsa Swing Tango

Performance Classes

Whether you are a looking for a new hobby or take your skills to the next level, performance classes are the place be! Find new ways of expressing yourself while making friends, becoming healthier and happier, and showing off your new skills at our quarterly parties and events!

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Rent our space

Sway Dance has exciting news! We will be expanding our studio to include 2 new spaces at 3317 W Irving Park Road. Rent for these spaces will range from $15 - $100 per hour depending on date, time, number of hours, number of participants. 

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