We Teach Latin, Ballroom, Ballet and Hip Hop

You can learn more about the dance styles we teach at Interclub from the sections below.  We find students sometime know what the style  they want to learn looks like but they don’t know the name; we’ve included videos to help those students out!  Both Latin and Ballroom dance are comprised of several individual dance styles and sometimes it’s hard to choose which is best for you. On the following pages we’ll share some information on the various dance styles so you can get a better idea about where to begin.

Latin


At Interclub Academy of Dance you can learn all the most recognized of the Latin dance styles– Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa.

Many people aren’t familiar with the differences and similarities of the many varieties of Latin dance. Sometimes that adds confusion when making a choice. To get a better idea of what you’ll learn from our Latin dance classes, just watch the video featuring Latin dance performances by Interclub Academy of Dance students.  You can visit our ballroom and Latin dance class page to see a schedule of class times.

Some notes:

  • The Cha Cha is a lively ballroom dance full of passion and energy. The classic “Cuban motion” gives the Cha Cha its unique style. Partners work together to synchronize each movement in perfect alignment.
  • The Rumba is considered by many to be the most romantic and sensual of all Latin ballroom dances. It is often referred to as the “Grandfather of the Latin dances.”
  • Salsa is the Spanish word for “sauce” denoting a “spicy” and “hot” flavor to this popular dance style to a complex mix of many different rhythms. The fusion of an Afro-Cuban beat with enhanced jazz textures has become popular everywhere.
  • Possibly the most popular of all Brazilian ballroom dances, the Samba is popular with young people as well as older dancers. The Samba can be performed solo or with a partner.
  • Merengue is sometimes considered the simplest dance to learn. Its uncomplicated timing makes it easy to feel the music & adapt to any partner.
  • Swing is a dance with a carefree relaxed style. The various speeds are excellent training for quick footwork and good leading & following which will add comfort and ease in other rhythm dances. Students find Swing a fun and exciting dance.

Ballroom

When Ballroom dance styles are talked about you commonly hear Foxtrot and Waltz.  So where do Tango and Swing fit in? At Interclub Academy of Dance you’ll learn all the recognized Ballroom dance styles–Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Tango, and MORE.  The video below features our top instructors performing some of these steps.  Visit our ballroom and Latin dance page to see class times and dates.

More Notes:

  • Foxtrot is a basic dance from which you can acquire a basic foundation. Being able to dance to slow, medium, and fast tempos required by Foxtrot will add to your confidence in ways that are beneficial off the dance floor too.
  • Tango is one of the most beautiful of all the dances. It’s famed for its dramatic movements. The unique rhythm of the music is great training for the timing that develops as your dance skills increase. Tango practice is essential towards becoming a good dancer. It’s fun and provides a great workout, as well as being beautiful to watch.
  • With such wonderful composers as Johann Strauss and others, the Viennese Waltz became more and more refined. The steps became smaller with the turns smoother and more compact. Adding the graceful lilt of the flowing skirts we have today’s Viennese Waltz.
  • The Waltz develops balance and control. The basic Waltz steps are the foundation patterns used in most ballroom dances. Practicing the Waltz will give you a chance to practice balance and to move lightly with ease.

Hip Hop

Chicago Hip Hop Dance Classes

Hip-hop dance refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. Because of its wide-ranging popularity, hip-hop dance is now practiced in studios as well as just anywhere music can be played. You’ll even find Hip Hop dance performed at weddings.

At Interclub Academy of Dance, Hip-Hop dance is one of the styles available for both adults and children. Check out the video below and you’ll see the fun and fitness benefits of learning Hip-Hop Dance from Marcin Strozyk, one of our expert teachers.

Visit our Hip-Hop Dance classes page to see when the next round of classes will begin.

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