Chicago Area
Club Dance Schedule
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July 2017
Chicago Summer Dance

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/
dca/supp_info/chicago_summerdance.html
June 23 - September 10,
2017
Free Admission
Fridays & Saturdays 
Dance Lessons: 6-7pm 
Live Music & Dancing:
7:30-9:30pm

Sundays 
Dance Lessons: 4-5pm 
Live Music & Dancing:
5-7pm
Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Honky Tonk BBQ
7/23Fat Babies
8:00 pm

 

Honky Tonk BBQ
1800 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
312-226-RIBS (7427)
SUNDAY EVENINGS
SOS! (Swing on Sundays)

May I Have This Dance - Lounge
7/23SOS! (Swing on Sundays)™
The best WEST COAST SWING & HUSTLE
music, dancing, and lessons all in one night!
EVERY SUNDAY
Lessons & Dancing
6pm Hustle
6:30pm WCS
7 to 9pm Open dancing to
WCS, WCS/Hustle, and Two Step & Salsa
$10 before 7:00pm
$7 after 7:00pm
May I Have This Dance
 Main Studio

5246 N. Elston
2nd floor
(just north of Foster on Elston)
Chicago, IL 60631

Need directions?
Click here
7/23

British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee
Sun, Jul 23 2017, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Doors open at 5 pm.

NOTE : Capri Ristorante right next door has their full menu available for carryout. 
The "British Buddy Alumni Big Band" is a 17 Piece Jazz Orchestra featuring prominent Chicago Jazz vocalist Ms. Frieda Lee.  Formerly known as the John Burnett Swing Orchestra (which played at FitzGerald's once a month for some 16 years), the band was recently resurrected by Bill Byan, (John's Drummer) after John Burnett retired from WDCB Jazz radio and relocated to Virginia.
  Sponsored by WDCB-FM  (90.9)

FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
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7/24

The Apartment, an amazing space just above 
Lion Head Pub on Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park!!

Beginner friendly lesson from 8-9 pm.
After that we'll have DJed music
from some awesome DJs, from 9-midnight!
Let's keep the energy of Fizz dancing going at our new location!!

The Apartment, just like we did at Fizz before they closed down!

The Lion Head Pub is located at 2251 N Lincoln Ave, between Fullerton and Webster, just around the corner from Oz Park. There is metered parking on Lincoln Ave, and some free parking around Oz Park. There is a parking garage at 2316 N Lincoln ave, just north of Belden.
The
Lion Head Pub is also conveniently located for public transportation as well! It’s just about 2 blocks from the Red, Purple, and Brown line Fullerton el stop, and many bus stops on the main streets surrounding the area!
When you enter
Lion Head Pub, you’ll notice a set of stairs right when you walk in---take those upstairs to The Apartment!


The Lion Head Pub
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Il

(Every Monday)
Hosted by Chicago's Best Dance Studio
and Professional Instructors:
May I Have This Dance
www.MayIHaveThisDance.com
773-635-3000
info@MayIHaveThisDance.com
7/24SALSA Dance Lessons & Open Dancing at
Downer's Sand Club Sports Bar & Grill

Every Monday!
Doors open 6:45pm
7pm: Basics Salsa Lesson
7:45: Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Lesson
8:30 to 11:30: Open Dancing.

$10* for the entire evening including the lessons.
$6 after 8:30pm
***CASH ONLY***

Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd, Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

Facebook Page

(At times GPS doesn’t find us correctly.
The Sand Club is off the
 Butterfield frontage road
 in between Olive Garden and Hooters)

Mondays

St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club

2nd & 4th Mondays
D
ances lessons, all levels, 6:30-7:30 pm
$3.00 per person with dance admission,
no partner needed
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm 
Members $5.00 
Visitors $10

5th Mondays
NO Dances lessons
Live Band
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm 
Members $8.00 
Visitors $12.00

 

7/24

St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club
40th Year - All Towns
Singles Dance Monday

Lesson: Nightclub 2
D
ances lessons, all levels, 6:30-7:30 pm
$3.00 per person with dance admission, no partner needed
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm 
Members $5.00 
Visitors $10

Dressy casual. Dressy jeans allowed – no holes.

The member must be present with new
guest in order to obtain their free ticket.

All singles welcome!!
Full activities schedule at:
http://www.stcharlessinglesclubltd.com/
Membership: $20.00 a year

Villa Olivia
1401 Lake St.
Bartlett, IL
 (Rte. 20 & Naperville Rd).
7/24

Every Monday
7:00-8:00 pm
Novice/Intermediate
Hustle Workshops
class by Liz Gutzwiler
Cost: $10

BALLROOM CITY 
207 S. Villa Ave.
Suite 250
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 834-7994
 www.ballroomcity.com
Blog Spot

Facebook Page
7/25

Fat Babies

9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7

The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL
7/25Swinging at the Sands
Every Tuesday
Weekly East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in the Chicago Suburbs!
7:30 pm – Beginning East Coast Swing Dancing Class
Cost: $5.00

8:30 – 11:30 pm – Open dancing to a DJed mix of East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop
Cost: $7.00

Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd, Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

Facebook Page

(At times GPS doesn’t find us correctly.
The Sand Club is off the
 Butterfield frontage road
 in between Olive Garden and Hooters)
7/25

 

Ballroom & Latin Dance Social

Tuesdays
Professional Dance Lessons at 8:00 pm
Dancing Starts at 9:00 pm


Porterhouse Steaks
& Seafood Restaurant
15W776 N. Frontage Rd.
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527
Phone: (630) 850 9999
http://www.porterhousebr.com/
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Lesson by:
7/26
Doors Open: 6:00 pm for the restaurant and bar
Lesson: 8:00 – 9:00pm, Beginning Swing*
*No experience or partner necessary
Dancing: 9:00pm – Midnight
with Live Bands
The Flat Cats
and
Them Guilty Aces
Music: It’ll be perfect for East Coast, Lindy Hop, Charleston and Balboa!
Cost: $10 which is inclusive of lesson and dancing
All Ages. All Abilities.
 
Alhambra Palace
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607-1604
(312) 666-9555
Website

Hubcaps 50's Bar and Grill
Wednesday Nights
Jitter Bug Dancing
7/26Jitter Bug Dancing
Wednesday Nights
 6pm

Hubcaps Pizzeria, 50's Bar & Grill O'Hare
4663 N Ruby
Schiller Park, Il

Hubcaps
50's Bar and Grill
4663 N Ruby
Schiller Park
847-928-2277


Wednesday Swings
at Esteban’s
 
7/26

Wednesday Swings at Esteban’s

http://www.carlandkarrie.com/
Carl and Karrie would love you to join us
with beginner/basic swing dance lesson at 7:30pm,
followed by DANCING for ALL till 11:30pm!

Esteban's
1550 N Rt. 59
Naperville, IL 60563

(Every Wednesday)
WCS Dancing

For more information see the dedicated site
for Wednesday Nite WCS:
http://www.westcoastwednesdays.com/

7/26West Coast Wednesdays

Dance Lesson: 7:30 pm
Dancing from: 8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
with DJ April Prince

The cost for the night:
$5 cover charge
$5 for the beginner lesson 7:00 p.m.


Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd, Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

Facebook Page

(At times GPS doesn’t find us correctly.
The Sand Club is off the
 Butterfield frontage road
 in between Olive Garden and Hooters)


Please help us spread the word. 
Let's reunite and grow the amazing,
friendly crowd that made
Salsa Wednesdays at the
Willowbrook such a magical place
for over 16 years.
7/26

LATIN WEDNESDAYS
at the Glendora
We are moving our Latin Wednesdays to the Glendora House
7pm:  Doors Open
7:30:  Dance Lessons by Chicago's Best,
May I Have This Dance
(Amanda, Nino, Brenda, Denita, and more!)
8:30-11pm:  Open Dancing to the hottest Salsa, Mambo,
Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Cumbia, Rumba, and more.
Huge 5,000 sq ft gleaming wood dance floor!
Free Parking in a huge lot!
Full Bar, everyday specials!
$12

Glendora House
10225 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

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Alan Gresik's
Swing Shift Orchestra

7/27

 

alangresik_swingshift_jazz_orchestraBIG BAND NIGHT

Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra
(big band swing & jazz)

9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $8

The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL
7/277:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
$10.00 cover
A completely remodeled facility with many drink choices.
You can bring your own food or eat in the restaurant located on the south side of the White Eagle.
Brian Patti Orchestra performs every Thursday
from 7:00pm til 10:00pm.
White Eagle Banquets & Restaurant
6839 North Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 100
(North Entrance to the White Eagle)
Niles, IL 60714
PHONE: (847) 647-0660
FAX: (847) 647-0694
FitzGerald's Nightclub
7/27

Country Night in Berwyn

Live Bands

with Cropduster, Hey Chere!
8:00pm - $5 HEY CHERE! (8 pm)

CROPDUSTER (9:30 pm)

 Hey, Chère! (8 pm)is winning Chicago audiences over to Cajun music one barroom at a time. It’s a joyful, haunting, infectious ride that awakens the sleepiest hearts (and feet). It makes you feel good. The front porch–style band features Angela Bowman on voice and fiddle, John Huber on guitar, and special guest Charlie Terr on accordion. Charlie is an accomplished Cajun accordionist, guitar, fiddle and bass player who leads the Chicago Cajun Aces band. He has deep ties to the community of Cajun musicians in and from Louisiana.
You can find our Facebook page here:
 
https://www.facebook.com/Hey-Ch%C3%A8re-1593362444238896/  

CROPDUSTER (9:30 pm): Four pickers working to keep traditional country music alive in Chicago.  Do you like traditional country music? If so, then you can't not like us. Guitar, steel, bass and drums plus three-part harmonies. Cropduster is Nick Bachman - vocals, guitar, Theresa Drda - drums,  Glenn DeMichele - pedal steel, vocals,  Buddy Carter - bass, vocals.  

FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
Country with a Little Ballroom


Couple Dancing


Dress Up & Dance

7/27
Country with a Little Ballroom
Lesson 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Open Dance at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Attire: Casual
$12 guests / $10 member
Thursday, July 27th
Line Dance Lesson with Margie at 7:30pm
Dress Up & Dance
34121 N US HIGHWAY 45
Grayslake, Illinois
7/28with the Live Band

The Special 20's
California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 384-2547

7/28

Rosie & The Rivets
DOORS : 5:30PM | SHOW : 8:30PM
Rosie & The Rivets perform the best danceable music of the 1950's and early 1960's along with some current hits with a retro twist. Not your typical 'oldies playing oldies' band, they perform a high energy show that's fun for all ages. ...

$15.00 Admission

Club Arcada
105 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL
(630) 962-7000
Chicago Summer Dance

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/
7/28

Dance Lesson: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
May I Have This Dance (West Coast Swing)
www.mayihavethisdance.com

Music &Dancing (7:30-9:30pm) -
Blues + West Coast Swing
The Cash Box Kings (Chicago Blues)
cashboxkings.com

Grant Park
Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Every Friday
7/28The Hoyle Brothers
(country, 2-step, western swing)
Every Friday
5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
 
The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL

www.mayihavethisdance.com

No Jeans or T-Shirts.
Upscale casual to Semi-Formal required
7/28
A night of dancing DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO BALLROOM music!
Come dance to the best classic to contemporary music for Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha, and more.

Every 2nd & 4th Friday of each month
ATTIRE: Upscale casual to Semi-Formal required. No Jeans or T-Shirts.
Jacket strongly recommended for gentlemen.

8pm Basic lesson
8:30pm Intermediate-Advanced lesson
9-11pm or later: Open Dancing

$15 before 9pm. $10 after 9pm

May I Have This Dance
 Main Studio

5246 N. Elston
2nd floor
(just north of Foster on Elston)
Chicago, IL 60631

Need directions?
Click here

 

Official Website7/29
Facebook PageTwitter PageDan Whitaker & The Shinebenders
Every Saturday 6-8 pm, free
We are in the back room at Cole's each Saturday with plenty of dancing space.
Cole's Bar
2338 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Bluetopia (blues dancing)
 

7/29Bluetopia (blues dancing)
Free introductory Lesson (blues dance): 8:00pm-9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm-2:00am

to Bluetopia's favorite Deejays!

Cover: $8

The event is all-ages, but under-age drinking is NOT permitted on site. BYOB is permitted.

2017 Bluetopia Dates:
-----------------------------
June 24th
July 29th
August 26th
September 30th (our birthday!)
October 28th (Halloween!)
November 25th
December 16th


Fred Astaire Dance Studio
1239 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607

Honky Tonk BBQ
7/30Fat Babies
8:00 pm

 

Honky Tonk BBQ
1800 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
312-226-RIBS (7427)
SUNDAY EVENINGS
SOS! (Swing on Sundays)

May I Have This Dance - Lounge
7/30SOS! (Swing on Sundays)™
The best WEST COAST SWING & HUSTLE
music, dancing, and lessons all in one night!
EVERY SUNDAY
Lessons & Dancing
6pm Hustle
6:30pm WCS
7 to 9pm Open dancing to
WCS, WCS/Hustle, and Two Step & Salsa
$10 before 7:00pm
$7 after 7:00pm
May I Have This Dance
 Main Studio

5246 N. Elston
2nd floor
(just north of Foster on Elston)
Chicago, IL 60631

Need directions?
Click here
7/30

Jazz Consortium Big Band
Sun, Jul 30 2017, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Doors open at 5 pm.

NOTE : Capri Ristorante right next door has their full menu available for carryout. 
The Jazz Consortium Big Band is a swinging, rocking, roaring 17-piece Chicago big band that celebrates the best swing and jazz-rock big band music. Since its inception in 1975, the Jazz Consortium Big Band has featured well-known music from such iconic big bands as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller, and contemporary big bands like Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, plus original compositions by band members. Led by saxophonist Roy Vombrack, this Chicago area big band's songbook appeals to all ages. From the classic “In the Mood” to its jazz-rock interpretation of “Fanfare for the Common Man”, the Jazz Consortium Big Band is a crowd-pleaser.  http://www.jcbigband.com
Thanks to our media sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station

FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
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7/31

The Apartment, an amazing space just above 
Lion Head Pub on Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park!!

Beginner friendly lesson from 8-9 pm.
After that we'll have DJed music
from some awesome DJs, from 9-midnight!
Let's keep the energy of Fizz dancing going at our new location!!

The Apartment, just like we did at Fizz before they closed down!

The Lion Head Pub is located at 2251 N Lincoln Ave, between Fullerton and Webster, just around the corner from Oz Park. There is metered parking on Lincoln Ave, and some free parking around Oz Park. There is a parking garage at 2316 N Lincoln ave, just north of Belden.
The
Lion Head Pub is also conveniently located for public transportation as well! It’s just about 2 blocks from the Red, Purple, and Brown line Fullerton el stop, and many bus stops on the main streets surrounding the area!
When you enter
Lion Head Pub, you’ll notice a set of stairs right when you walk in---take those upstairs to The Apartment!


The Lion Head Pub
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Il

Mondays

St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club

2nd & 4th Mondays
D
ances lessons, all levels, 6:30-7:30 pm
$3.00 per person with dance admission,
no partner needed
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm 
Members $5.00 
Visitors $10

5th Mondays
NO Dances lessons
Live Band
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm 
Members $8.00 
Visitors $12.00

 

7/31

St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club
40th Year - All Towns
Singles Dance Monday

NO Dances lessons
Live Band
SHINDIG!!
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm 
Members $8.00 
Visitors $12.00

Dressy casual. Dressy jeans allowed – no holes.

The member must be present with new
guest in order to obtain their free ticket.

All singles welcome!!
Full activities schedule at:
http://www.stcharlessinglesclubltd.com/
Membership: $20.00 a year

Villa Olivia
1401 Lake St.
Bartlett, IL
 (Rte. 20 & Naperville Rd).

(Every Monday)
Hosted by Chicago's Best Dance Studio
and Professional Instructors:
May I Have This Dance
www.MayIHaveThisDance.com
773-635-3000
info@MayIHaveThisDance.com
7/31SALSA Dance Lessons & Open Dancing at
Downer's Sand Club Sports Bar & Grill

Every Monday!
Doors open 6:45pm
7pm: Basics Salsa Lesson
7:45: Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Lesson
8:30 to 11:30: Open Dancing.

$10* for the entire evening including the lessons.
$6 after 8:30pm
***CASH ONLY***

Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd, Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

Facebook Page

(At times GPS doesn’t find us correctly.
The Sand Club is off the
 Butterfield frontage road
 in between Olive Garden and Hooters)
7/31

Every Monday
7:00-8:00 pm
Novice/Intermediate
Hustle Workshops
class by Liz Gutzwiler
Cost: $10

BALLROOM CITY 
207 S. Villa Ave.
Suite 250
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 834-7994
 www.ballroomcity.com
Blog Spot

Facebook Page
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