Group Classes

Sway Dance is a thriving dance studio located in Albany Park (conveniently off the Irving Park and Kimball busses) that specializes in Latin, Ballroom and Swing dancing. We offer a variety of class types to meet a versatile range of needs and experience levels. We pride ourselves on providing flexible, supportive, and most of all affordable access to high quality dance instruction. 

If you’re tired of “sitting this one out” while everyone else hits the dance floor, let Sway Dance get you ready to boogie at your next office party, vacation, or night on the town. Our 6-week classes will prepare you for any number of social events or simply provide you with an arsenal of moves just in case you’re challenged to a impromptu dance-off. Because we don’t require you to have a partner, a group class is the perfect way to meet new people and learn how to dance in a fun, relaxing, and social environment.

Covid - 19

Is this over yet?  

No. Not yet. But, it will be. And when it is, we'll be ready with new classes, a new group class schedule and new group class material to get you off that couch and back to a social life! 

Because of COVID-19 our group class schedule is PAUSED.

We will resume classes as soon as we're given the all clear!

We can't thank you enough for all the support you've offered us during this crazy time. We are so thankful for our amazing dance family and Albany Park community. 

There are a few things you can do for us right now:

1. Purchase a 6 week class to use later! As soon as we can release a schedule, we will.

2. Purchase a 6 week class for a friend. When we're back to our normal lives, you can take class together!


At Sway Dance, we make taking group class easy, fun, and flexible. Our classes are continuously evolving and changing depending on interest, level and class size. Get much needed experience while dancing with several partners and getting individual attention from our instructors.  

Level 1 classes are the best place to begin learning any particular style, as these classes are structured for beginners. Classes meet for one hour, 6 weeks in a row.  No experience required and no partner is needed. A six week class is $70 per person. Class date/time based on student interest and availability.  

If the times we choose don't work for you, we'd be glad to help you form your own class.  Only 6 people are needed to form a class. Get a group of friends together and we'll make it happen!


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Private Lessons - Latin, Ballroom, Swing

Taken with your partner or on your own, private lessons are a great way to improve your technique, move at your own pace, and pick your own goals and focal points. Our instructors at Sway will design a lesson plan just for you in order to reach your dance goals. Whether you want to schedule one lesson to supplement something you learned in class or have regular lessons with your instructor to learn dance styles not featured in our group classes, we’re ready to help you broaden your dance horizons.  Get started with our Introductory Lesson Special of just $45!

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Students should give at least 24 hours notice when cancelling a private lesson by contacting the studio directly at 773-772-6204 or If student is unable to reach the instructor directly, leave a message on the voicemail, or send an email. No text messages are received at the studio. 

If a student cancels with less than 24 hours notice, or is a no-show, they will be charged the full price of the private lesson.


Private lessons are 45 minutes long. 


Please make sure to bring a change of shoe if the weather outside is wet/snowy.  Brush shoes at the door as much as possible to keep our studio clean/dry. 


On a private lesson, you will have your own instructor and will not be asked to dance with other students. However, there are at times 1 or 2 other lessons in the same studio space at the same time. 


Private lesson packages can not be transferred.