DANCE ACADEMY OF SALSA

Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha classes, courses & private lessons offered 7 days a week

2731 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 895-8184 or (773) 895-8185

Info@DanceAcademyofSalsa.com

COVID19 BUSINESS UPDATE

Due to the Illinois Tier 3 restrictions on indoor group gatherings, group classes are suspended until further notice. We are offering discounted private lessons for $60 per hour (reg. $100) for up to two people. The safety of our students and instructors remains our top priority. We ask that you arrive the studio with your face mask on and use hand sanitizer upon arrival. We will be doing temperature checks and sanitizing the benches and common touch points in between classes. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell or have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Thank you for your efforts in helping to keep DAofS a safe and comfortable place for everyone!

These are trying times for many of us, and we are no exception. If you are able, please consider a donation to help protect our beloved studio, so we can have a fighting chance to keep the business running for years to come.

 
 

CLASSES & PRICING

DROP IN CLASSES

(suspended until further notice)

For those looking for flexible scheduling and wanting to try out different classes. Attend any of our 50 minute drop in classes as your schedule allows. Pay as you go or buy a 7 lesson punch card.

  • $17 for one drop in lesson

  • $100 for a 7 lesson punch card (Punch card never expires)

4 WEEK COURSES

(suspended until further notice)

For those looking for structured, small group training designed for faster progression. Classes are 1 hour 20 minutes, meet every Monday for 4 weeks. Limited capacity, register early to guarantee space.

  • Next Salsa Level I beginner 4 week course: Postponed

  • $120 per person

PRIVATE LESSONS

SALE! 40% off ($60, reg $100) 1 hour private lesson through 11/30 Purchase Here

For those looking for individualized training and customized lesson plan. Private lessons are 1 hour one-on-one trainings for up to 2 people. Schedule with the instructor directly based on your availability.

  • $100 for 1 private lesson

  • $170 for package of 2 (save $30)

  • $400 for package of 5 (save $100)

  • $700 for package of 10 (save $300

 

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to lesson, or there will be a late cancellation fee of $40

We also offer other services such as birthday parties, corporate team building events, DJ services, wedding choreography and more. Contact us for details!

 
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CLASS SCHEDULE

Due to the Illinois Tier 3 restrictions on indoor group gatherings, group classes below are suspended until further notice. Click here  to take advantage of our 40% off one hour private lesson special ($60, reg $100), good for up to 2 people.

MONDAY

4 Week Beginner Salsa Level I Course

Postponed - TBD

Salsa Level II

8:30-9:20PM with Michael Angelo

Salsa Level III

9:30-10:20PM with Michael Angelo

Bachata All Levels 

6:00-6:50PM with Michael Angelo

Bachata All Levels 

6:00-6:50PM with Michael Angelo

Bachata All Levels 

6:00-6:50PM with Michael Angelo

TUESDAY

Salsa Level I

7:00-7:50PM with Michael Angelo

Cha Cha Cha

All Levels

9:00-9:50PM with Michael Angelo

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

Salsa Level I

7:00-7:50PM with Michael Angelo

Salsa Level II

8:00-8:50PM with Michael Angelo

Salsa Level III

9:00-9:50PM with Michael Angelo

THURSDAY

Salsa Level I

7:00-7:50PM with Michael Angelo

Salsa Styling &
Spin Techniques

7:00-7:50PM with Tabitha

Salsa Level II

 8:00-8:50PM with Michael Angelo

Taste of Latin Dancing 

7:00 - 9:30 PM

4 mini classes for $20 


7:00-7:30pm Bachata 
7:30-8:00pm Merengue & Cha Cha Cha 
8:00-8:30pm Salsa 
Open dancing 'till 9:30 

BYOB 21 & over With Proper ID's 
$1.00 Water 
$2.00 Gatorade

Salsa Level II

 8:00-8:50PM with Michael Angelo

SATURDAY

Salsa Level I 

2:00-2:50PM with Miguel

Salsa Level II

3:00-3:50PM with Miguel

Bachata All Levels

4:00-4:50PM with Miguel

Cha Cha Cha

All Levels

 9:00-9:50PM with Michael Angelo

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Frequently asked questions

How long will it take me to learn to dance Salsa, Bachata, Merengue or Cha Cha Cha?


We get this question often, but in reality, we can only answer this question after your first class. If your first class goes well, you will probably learn at a steady pace. If you struggle through your first class, it will take longer to learn. We have all the patience to teach. Questions is: Do you have patience with yourself to learn?




What if I don’t have a dance partner?


Not a problem! Having a dance partner is recommended but not needed. When partner dancing, all students meet, rotate and practice with one another as well as with the Instructor.




How do I progress in your beginner drop in classes if you always have new students dropping in?


Our classes are based around individual progression. This means students progress based on how they are doing. The faster they learn, the more they will be given to progress in class. New students always start with their basic step, and we incorporate different skill levels of moves into our classes to make sure everyone is being challenged and learns something new.




What’s the difference between 4 week courses and drop in classes?


4 week courses are recommended as the best way to start if you can commit to the schedule (keyword is commit). You will be with the same group of students for the duration of the course. There is a class curriculum with a weekly review and new moves added. Drop in classes are for students who cannot commit to the schedule and want to attend as their schedules allow.




What style of salsa do you teach?


All of our Salsa group lessons are taught On2 because of the syncopation with the music and the rhythm of the Tumbao. The connection between the dance and the rhythm of the Tumbao is explained in class and a very important part of your Salsa learning process. Private lessons can be taught On1 or On2 per your request.




What forms of payment do you accept?


We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & Debit cards.




What should I wear for class?


We recommend that you come in with fresh, clean clothes that are comfortable and do not restrict movement. Always wear deodorant and avoid heavy perfumes that can suffocate your partners. Avoid shoes or sneakers with rubber soles, instead opt for shoes with smooth bottoms that will allow easy turning. Feel free to bring in an extra pair of shoes to switch out and see what's most comfortable. In acclimate weather, be sure to leave your wet, muddy or snow covered shoes in the carpeted area and bring an extra pair of dry indoor or dance shoes for class. Don't forgeet your breath mints and lastly, come to class with a good attitude and be ready to have fun!




I've danced salsa before. What level of classes should I attend?


If it is your first time attending a class at the Dance Academy of Salsa, we recommend that you drop into our level 1 class first. The instructor will be able to dance with you and identify if you are ready to attend the higher level classes. Keep in mind our classes are on 2 and there is a range of moves that you need to know in order to progress onto the next level.




What covid-19 safety precautions are you taking?


The safety of our students and instructors remains our top priority. We ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of class with your mask on and use hand sanitizer upon arrival. We will be doing temperature checks and sanitizing the benches and common touch points in between classes. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell or have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Thank you for your efforts in helping to keep DAofS a safe and comfortable place for everyone!





 
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2731 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 895-8184 or (773) 895-8185

Info@DanceAcademyofSalsa.com