Dancing for Puerto Rico | Beginner Bachata

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Event Overview

Duet Dance Studio is hosting a fundraising dance class for Puerto Rico, which was devastated by hurricane Maria. 50% of the class proceeds will go to UNICEF Puerto Rico Relief. Come dance for a good cause with Duet in our Beginner Bachata Class on Oct 13 at 9 pm!


Class details:


Come learn the hottest dance moves in this Beginner Bachata Dance Class! Singles, Couples and Anyone with TWO LEFT FEET are welcome!

You don't need a partner as we will rotate partners in class. We keep our class size small so you get more personal attention from the teacher and more space to dance! In a fun and casual setting, you will learn:

-Basic Bachata Steps
-Simple Turns
-Basic Leading and Following Skills

What's more? You are welcome to bring your favorite wine/beer to help you loosen up. And it's a great way to meet new people or spend time with your friends!

*Alcohol consumption is permitted only for adults over 21. Please have an ID available.

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Duet Dance Studio

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Voted as one of Chicago Top 5 Dance Teachers 2013 by Art Intercepts, *Szewai has been sharing the joy of dance to people of all ages since 2006. In her dance classes, not only will you find learning to dance fun, relaxing and rejuvenating, you will also find dance a powerful way to connect with people. Szewai is the founder of Duet Dance Studio, a Chicago dance studio that offers Latin and ballroom dance lessons, wedding dance instruction and hosts BYOB dance parties. Besides dancing, Szewai enjoys discovering hidden gems in the city, finding great music and making short videos about people and things that inspire her.

*A Cantonese name pronounced C-Y, meaning poetry and intelligence.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Jennifer K.
    Reviewed on 03/12/17

    This class was a great way to get out and do something fun on a Friday night. The instructor was awesome and made beginner Bachata super easy to follow.

    This class was a great way to get out and do something fun on a Friday night. The instructor was awesome and made beginner Bachata super easy to follow.

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    Amanda D.
    Reviewed on 12/04/16

    I attended this class by myself as a way to just take myself out and have a good night dancing. Even though most folks who were there did arrive as a couple, I definitely enjoyed myself! We would rotate partners, so I never felt left out. Also, the BYOB part was great!

    I attended this class by myself as a way to just take myself out and have a good night dancing. Even though most folks who were there did arrive as a couple, I definitely enjoyed myself! We would rotate partners, so I never felt left out. Also, the BYOB part was great!

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    Mitzi N.
    Reviewed on 05/26/15

    This is a fun class with lively, entertaining instructors. No dance experience necessary! In 50 minutes, you'll get the basics. It's really a lot of fun and a great way to spend a Friday night. I highly recommend it!

    This is a fun class with lively, entertaining instructors. No dance experience necessary! In 50 minutes, you'll get the basics. It's really a lot of fun and a great way to spend a Friday night. I highly recommend it!

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    Kat O.
    Reviewed on 03/02/14

    Super fun!

    Super fun!

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    Erika P.
    Reviewed on 10/30/13

    I took this class a couple of weeks ago and it was really fun! I went with a friend and looking forward to going again with my boyfriend. I strongly recommend it! Szewai (C-Y) Lee is an excellent instructor and really fun. Enjoy!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Erika! I can't wait to see you and your boyfriend soon!

    I took this class a couple of weeks ago and it was really fun! I went with a friend and looking forward to going again with my boyfriend. I strongly recommend it! Szewai (C-Y) Lee is an excellent instructor and really fun. Enjoy!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Erika! I can't wait to see you and your boyfriend soon!

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    Angeline M.
    Reviewed on 10/06/13

    The time flew by so fast! Which is always a good indicator of having a great time :) The studio was really cute, and easily accessible, and the class was fairly small, which was nice since it gave Szewai a chance to try to help each of us out when she could.

    We did rotate, except for one couple that wanted to learn the moves together. Maybe that couple signed up & paid for the group classes outside of dabble, but it was still cool that the class gave them the option to learn with one another while the rest of the us still rotated.

    It was also very neat that we didn't learn just to bachata music, but that we were able to apply the steps to all types of music that had a similar count/beat-I'm talking music you hear on the radio now! That added a little fun pep in our step :) It was also a very friendly, non-judgemental environment. I didn't feel ridiculed when Szewai used me as a partner to demonstrate the next steps we were going to learn and I apparently didn't let her lead - woops! Hey, that's what classes are for - to learn and have a good time while doing so :)

    After the lesson, there was an open dance floor. My partner and I just danced the night away! You can count on us coming back :) Definitely fun learning under Szewai - you can tell she loves what she does. (considering private lessons for sure)

    From Teacher:

    Angeline, thank you so much for your kind words and I'm glad to hear that you had fun dancing! Rotating partners is a great way to practice leading/following. Since everyone leads and follows differently, students will get better by dancing with a variety of partners. Plus, it also gives people a chance to socialize! :) But I'm also fine when a couple wants to stay together. I want to make sure everyone feels comfortable learning. And you did a good job demonstrating! It's not easy to simply let go and follow but you did great for your first time. :) I look forward to dancing with you again soon!

    The time flew by so fast! Which is always a good indicator of having a great time :) The studio was really cute, and easily accessible, and the class was fairly small, which was nice since it gave Szewai a chance to try to help each of us out when she could.

    We did rotate, except for one couple that wanted to learn the moves together. Maybe that couple signed up & paid for the group classes outside of dabble, but it was still cool that the class gave them the option to learn with one another while the rest of the us still rotated.

    It was also very neat that we didn't learn just to bachata music, but that we were able to apply the steps to all types of music that had a similar count/beat-I'm talking music you hear on the radio now! That added a little fun pep in our step :) It was also a very friendly, non-judgemental environment. I didn't feel ridiculed when Szewai used me as a partner to demonstrate the next steps we were going to learn and I apparently didn't let her lead - woops! Hey, that's what classes are for - to learn and have a good time while doing so :)

    After the lesson, there was an open dance floor. My partner and I just danced the night away! You can count on us coming back :) Definitely fun learning under Szewai - you can tell she loves what she does. (considering private lessons for sure)

    From Teacher:

    Angeline, thank you so much for your kind words and I'm glad to hear that you had fun dancing! Rotating partners is a great way to practice leading/following. Since everyone leads and follows differently, students will get better by dancing with a variety of partners. Plus, it also gives people a chance to socialize! :) But I'm also fine when a couple wants to stay together. I want to make sure everyone feels comfortable learning. And you did a good job demonstrating! It's not easy to simply let go and follow but you did great for your first time. :) I look forward to dancing with you again soon!

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