Windy City Wedding Dance

Tell Your Love Story Through Your First Dance

 


About

Windy City Wedding Dance is a place where singles, couples, friends, or family come to learn how to dance for their upcoming weddings or special events. We make dancing at weddings, parties, and events easy and fun for everyone. Our specialities include latin, ballroom, jazz, social dancing, and wedding dance choreography.

The majority of you preparing for a wedding are brand new to dance. We are here to ease any fears and help you overcome and achieve your first wedding dance.

Did you already pick a song for your wedding dance? If you did great let’s get started! If not that’s no problem let us help you. Let us introduce you to different dance styles. You may like a particular dance style.

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Dance Lessons

We are Chicago’s number 1 spot for Wedding Dance Lessons. Our Chicago Wedding Dance Specialists will prepare you for your first dance. We offer dance lessons for singles, groups, and couples.  If you want to try something you don’t see listed here, don’t be afraid to ask. We want to accommodate our clients and may be able to service your needs if possible. Lets get everyone dancing at your wedding. Did you see a video somewhere with your vision? Bring in the website or video on your phone. Let us help you make your day special and customized to your vision. We do offer dance lessons for all ages so don’t be afraid to get the kids involved. They spend the most time on the dance floor. You can split your packages to cover multiple types of dance lessons. You can work on your first dance, Father Daughter dance, and  Mother Son dance. Here are a just a few dance lessons we offer.


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Types of Dance Lessons

Wedding Couple Dance

 Wedding Couple Dance lessons at Windy City Wedding Dance are a wonderful way to make time for each other leading up to your big day. Our flexible scheduling and locations makes it easier to work around your schedule. We can customize and choreograph a routine for your first wedding dance. For those wedding couples who want to go all out on the dance floor leave it to us. Others may just want some general dance moves to feel more comfortable in their partners arms. Ask your instructor to take some video so you can practice at home together. Make practicing fun and romantic. This may entail moving some furniture. Tell us your vision and let us make your dreams come true for your first wedding dance.

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Father Daughter Dance

 Don’t count your father out he has been secretly waiting for this day. He told you he was cool but you never believed him.  At Windy City Wedding Dance, Father Daughter Dance Lessons are gaining steam. Bring dad in for a few dance lessons. Maybe you didn’t know but dad had some moves back in his day and he was born to perform. Pick your favorite song and lets boogie down. Make it a surprise and a major highlight for all the guest. Combine songs together or just pick an old favorite. Scheduling at Windy City Wedding Dance is easy and convenient. 

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Mother Son Dance

 At Windy City Wedding Dance we offer a number of options. Mother Son Dance Lessons are just as important. For all you gentlemen out their don’t forget about mom, or you will never hear the end of it. This is a tough day for her and she would love the opportunity to take a few lessons and prepare for the big day. Feel free to ask for a customized package to include your future bride, the bride’s father, and of course your mother. Even better get both of your parents in for a dance lesson. 

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Wedding Party Dance

 Wedding Party Dance Lessons are available at Windy City Wedding Dance. Did you go to a wedding this summer and watch the entire wedding party boogie down? Flash mobs and wedding party routines are a great way to create an unforgettable experience that will keep your guests talking for days.  Bring in the wedding party for a specialized routine or an entire side of the family. We can customize a dance for all ages and fitness types. Everyone loves a good party.

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Single Ballroom Dance

 Is your schedule preventing you from being able to come in as often as you like. Pay as you go for your dance lessons. Book single ballroom dance lessons today. All dance lessons are 45 minutes long. Some schools you make you purchase dance lessons in bulk. It can be an investment that you may not be ready to make in your dancing. We want your dancing to be a hobby that is stress free. This is a great option for people who travel for work in consulting roles and students who work rotating shifts or attend school with changing schedules. A single lesson purchase can be made on site with our convenient payment system. 

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Introductory Private Lesson

 The Introductory Private Lesson is for beginner level singles or couples who are interested in learning ballroom dance for the first time. The introductory private dance lesson is a great way for potential clients to interview the instructor, location, and their experience. During the lesson the dance instructor will cover 2 to 3 different dance styles. The Introductory private dance lesson shows the client the basic fundamentals of ballroom dance giving them a taste of what’s in store. 

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Bachelorette Parties

 Bachelorette Parties can be stressful and overwhelming but not at Windy City Wedding Dance. Winter or summer we can help plan the best Bachelorette Parties. If you are the made of honor, we have just the thing for you. At Windy City Wedding Dance you can bring the entire group in for a private group dance lesson. Let Windy City Wedding Dance help you plan and arrange catering for your guests by bringing in local unique Chicago style cuisine to feed your guests.

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Dance Instructors

Our Chicago Dance Instructors Jessica Mays and Alesha Bales still train weekly under Blackpool World Champion Tommye Giacchino, and still compete and perform at events in Chicago. The Dance Instructors here at Windy City Wedding Dance are trained under the National Dance Council of America dance standards and DVIDA syllabus. All Dance Instructors are required to train weekly to ensure they keep up with their dance and teaching knowledge.

Jessica Mays

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At 2 years old her mother sat her in front of the TV to watch the Olympic trials. It just so happened that gymnastics was the event being shown on the TV. Jessica didn’t make a peep for hours. Mom signed Jessica up for gymnastics, tap, ballet, and baton as soon as the dance schools would take her. Like many younger sisters, Jessica was more interested in what her older brother was doing so she moved on and explored other sports. Jessica attended college with a 4 year athletic scholarship to a Division 1 college and won a conference championship during her first year. Jessica went on to play semi professionally and then decided to retire. Jessica’s passion for gymnastics and dance resurfaced a little later in life and she began to train to be an instructor. She participated in an accredited training program through Divida called Ballroom University with Blackpool World Champion Tommye Giacchino.

My fiancé and I have taken dance classes with Jessica at Windy City Wedding Dance for about 3 months in preparation for our wedding. Neither of us knew how to dance at all and we are so excited and feel confident in our dance for our upcoming wedding. The weekly classes are a lot of fun in the midst of the hectic wedding planning. Jessica is very patient and has a great way to teach the dance moves that make us feel confident with our routine. I appreciated that she helped us choreograph a dance that wasn’t too hard – but also will look very special. These classes are great both for prepping for a wedding or other event – but also just to have a fun “date night” activity.
Kat L. Yelp Review

 

Rating: 5

Words can’t express how much of a JOY it was to work with Jessica for our Wedding “1st dance”. She has an Amazing personality and she is a Great instructor. She is very down to earth and no matter how horrible of a dancer you think you are she can make you look like you’ve been a “Ballroom Dancer” your entire life. In just 4 lessons, Jessica turned our “Two Left Feet” into a Spectacular Wedding Dance and on our Wedding Day…we felt as if we were dancing on air and as if there was no one else in the room but the two of us. Jessica you are AMAZING and THANKS for Everything!!!
The Garrisons
Jovanne H. Yelp Review

 

Rating: 5

My mom insisted that we should take dance lessons before our wedding so she signed both my dad and I up and my fiancé and I up. We were a bit hesitant to do this, but Jessica was absolutely amazing! She worked it out so we could split up the lessons and helped us figure out a dance for both songs that we had chosen. We not only learned our dance, but had a lot of fun with her as well. After we did our dances at our wedding my mom immediately said it was the best money she spent on our wedding. We were thrilled with everything and will recommend Jessica to all of our friends!
Stephanie R. Yelp Review

 

Rating: 5

Alesha Bales

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Alesha puts a spin on things with a professional back ground in modern and concert dance starting her career in Madison Wisconsin. Alesha has managed multiple programs in the Chicago Arts and specializes in children and adult ballet programs. Alesha started to explore ballroom in her early 20′s and never looked back. She has a strong passion for helping others embrace dance and movement. Alesha has most recently participated as a featured dancer in a movie scheduled to release in December of 2013. Most recently she performed for our First Lady Michelle O’bama. Alesha also participated in an accredited training program through Divida called Ballroom University with Blackpool World Champion Tommye Giacchino.

Tommye Giacchino

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Tommye Giacchino began her career in her mother’s dance studio where taking class every day was a way of life. After seeing a ballroom dance competition she was hooked. Winning numerous titles “United States Rising Star Champion,” US Open Cabaret Champion, Professional American Smooth finalists and Rising Star Champion, and the most prestigious, winner of “The British Open Invitational Exhibition Championship” known to most as Blackpool, Tommye have traveled the world to perform and coach ballroom dance throughout Asia, Europe and almost every state in the USA.  In addition to working for world-renowned jazz and ballet companies such as Gus Giordano, River North Dance Company and The Joffrey Tommye has performed extensively with major symphonies such as The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Elgin Symphony and has been a featured artists and provided expert commentary on television programs around the world: PBS’s Championship Ballroom Dancing, “America’s Ballroom Challenge,” Eurosport, ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, WGN and a soon to be released program on the TLC.

Ms Giacchino has been honored with numerous Top Teacher awards, as a highly recognized Pro/Am teacher at numerous competitions, and holds 5 NADTA championship Certifications. She works tirelessly to make Latin and ballroom dance accessible to everyone in the Chicagoland area by advising schools, festivals, and dance programs on curriculum as well as by offering teacher training and certification programs thru DIVIDA.

Tommye is an excellent dancer and instructor with many years of experience. Her co-instructors, Jessica and Alesha, “know their stuff,” and they’re committed to making their students look and feel good when dancing. Dancers of all levels will enjoy themselves and will learn as much as they want.
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Rating: 5

Contact Us

365 N Halsted Chicago, IL 60661 United States

365 N Halsted

410 S Michigan Ave, IL 60605 United States
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312 725 4198

Hours of Operation

Monday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 9:00pm

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Questions about scheduling contact us directly at Windy City Wedding Dance. Let’s get you booked in advance so you have the time that best works for your schedule.

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