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Duet Dance Studio

5 | 59 reviews

Chicago, IL

There are two things we love - BALLROOM DANCING and PEOPLE. Our instructors are all passionate about dance and eager to share the joy of ballroom dance with everyone. Have “two-left-feet?” No worries! We have ample experience working with both beginners and seasoned dancers so you will be in good hands! Both single dancers and couples are welcome to our classes. Located in Chicago West Bucktown, Duet Dance Studio offers ballroom dance lessons, wedding dance instruction and kids dance classes. Dances we teach include Salsa, Swing, Tango, Bachata, Merengue, Waltz and Foxtrot.

Szewai's Reviews

5 | 59 reviews
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    Nicole N.
    Beginner Cha Cha Dance Class

    AWESOME! This was the perfect class for beginners like us and a great date night! CY is the best and the space is really cute. I can't wait to try more of her classes. Yay!

    From Teacher:

    Nicole, no, YOU are the best! :)

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    Lynn Y.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    Great class! Instructor was knowledgeable & format worked well. Had fun & feel comfortable with basic salsa steps.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for your kind words, Lynn. It was wonderful meeting you and dancing with you! Hope to see you again soon!

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    Angeline M.
    Beginner Bachata | BYOB

    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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    Anna D.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    I have two left feet and was still able to learn the steps. We had a great time and we'll be back soon!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Anna! I look forward to dancing with you again!

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    Erika P.
    Beginner Bachata | BYOB

    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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    Andrea S.
    Ugly Sweater Salsa Dance Class | BYOB

    This was my first dance class ever. It was so much fun. Szewai is a great instructor and made salsa easy to learn. I highly recommend it! :)

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Andrea! I'm glad you enjoyed it. See you again soon!

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    Cory I.
    Beginner Tango Dance Class

    My girlfriend and I have always said we wanted to take a dancing class. We wanted to do something different to celebrate 3 years being together, so I looked on Dabble and found this class was on the day. I signed us up on the spot! Szewai was a great, patient, and energetic teacher. Hope to go back soon.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you so much Cory! Look forward to seeing you and your girlfriend soon!

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    Victoria V.
    Ugly Sweater Salsa Dance Class | BYOB

    123456788910 we all had a great time!

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    Jessica S.
    Beginner Merengue Class | BYOB

    It was a lot of fun!

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    John D.
    Beginner Tango Dance Class

    It was a cold outside, but caliente inside the dancing studio. Szewai (C-Y) did a great job teaching us the basics of the tango. It was fun environment, and I would recommend bringing booze.

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    Sharon B.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    C-Y is a great teacher. She gives a demo of the dance step and then lets the class attempt to imitate what she did. Very caring and patient with those of us with two left feet!. I will take more classes from C-Y in the future.

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    Kyle A.
    Valentine's Salsa Dance Night | BYOB

    This class was a lot of fun! The teacher was really friendly, and it was really casual environment. I felt like I actually learned a usable dance.I'm definitely considering taking more classes in the future!

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    Anne Marie K.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    Szewai is an engaging and talented teacher. We greatly enjoyed our evening and walked away with a permanent imprint of the basic salsa steps. We look forward to returning with friends to make a party out of it.

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    Jessica L.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    really fun!! would go again?

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    Andrea U.
    Beginner Waltz | BYOB

    C-Y leads a terrific, warm class in her welcoming studio. We had such a good time and left feeling much more confident than when we entered. We'll be back!

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    Jessica H.
    Beginner Waltz | BYOB

    We had so much fun! Dancing was delightful and easy to pick up with this teacher.

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    Kat O.
    Beginner Bachata | BYOB

    Super fun!

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    Daniel B.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    Fun date activity, liked the switching of partners. Dancing was VERY easy to do.

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    Kate W.
    Beginner Swing | BYOB

    Although my fiance was very nervous to attend a group class without prior dance experience, we ended up being happy we started with the group class instead of private lessons. The teacher put everyone at ease over a few basic steps, and soon we were making progress. I recommend the group class because switching partners made a huge difference in loosening up the mood. You are able to refine your steps with each rotation so that returning to your partner is more fun and easy-going. The group setting takes the pressure off.

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    Jill P.
    Beginner Foxtrot Dance Class

    It was much better than we had expected!

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    Gwen P.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    The instructors were so friendly and helpful. They were very easy to follow. We had a wonderful time and already feel better about salsa. We will definitely try more classes!

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    David C.
    Halloween Dance Party: Learn Thriller & Partner Dance

    We had a lot of fun!!
    Thanks!!

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    Henna I.
    Beginner Waltz | BYOB

    My boyfriend and I attended a class and it was great! There were about 8 other couples in attendance, which was great for individualized instruction. Both instructors were extremely friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend this class for couples!

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    Emmy C.
    Valentine's Day Dirty Dancing Party 2017

    Fantastic! The entire class was so fun and engaging, the teachers made everyone feel comfortable. We will most definitely be back!

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    Justin M.
    Beginner Cha Cha Dance Class

    CY, Grace, and Marielle are awesome! They help beginners (like me) get the basics down in a very easy-going way, but then give quality pointers on the finer details as you get more experienced (I came for the drop-in classes but now I'm staying for some private lessons). All in all, it's a great time and definitely worth checking out!

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    Favian R.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    I loved the Salsa beginner class! The staff here is wonderful. I would highly recommend any of their events and classes to everyone. :)

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    Bianca R.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    Fantastic class! Started with some basic moves and build upon that. Teachers were fantastic and helped everyone along. Great intro class to Salsa! Will return for more!

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    Diana K.
    Beginner Swing | BYOB

    I absolutely loved being at this dance event. I had a lot of fun. I've never been to a formal dance studio. I felt comfortable the whole entire time. I would go again in an instant.

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    Mitzi N.
    Beginner Bachata | BYOB

    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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    Kirsten A.
    Beginner Foxtrot Dance Class

    My partner and I have always wanted to try ballroom dancing and I'm SO glad we went with this class. The instructors are so friendly, attentive and certainly know their moves! The fact that it's BYOB is great too, literally the perfect date night. We will be back for more!

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    Annmarie M.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    We had SO much fun! We plan on doing the other classes that they offer!

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    Brian A.
    Beginner Waltz | BYOB

    My wife and I had a great time. The instructor, Murial, was very sweet and nice. She explained each step very thoroughly and helped us get back on track if we lost our steps.

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    Corrine L.
    Beginner Swing | BYOB

    Fun and relaxed. The space was super cute!
    It was a smaller class which gave us more one-on-one teacher time and the other people taking the class were fun and chill which made the experience that much more fun. I highly recommend taking a this class for anyone- experienced and beginning dancers.

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    John C.
    Beginner Merengue Class | BYOB

    My wife loves dancing, so I knew she'd enjoy this class for her birthday. This particular session only had two couples, which made the experience more intimate. The experience was BYOB and while we did't bring any beverages, the other couple was happy to share some of their wine. It felt like the class ended just as we were getting the moves down, so I wish it would have been a little longer, but otherwise a great experience. We plan to do more in the future.

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    Beginner Swing | BYOB

    My wife and I had a fantastic time in our dance class. It was laid back and fun. The steps were very simple and basic. Perfect for beginners(which is just what we needed) but another couple, who was taking classes there and were obviously better than the average Joe, were also dancing along and having a great time. I'm sure we will be back! we have even considered taking a private class.

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    Bianca R.
    Ugly Sweater Salsa Dance Class | BYOB

    We had such an amazing time at the Ugly Sweater Class. On top of learning beginner's swing, we participated in the ugly sweater contest and had fun learning the surprise dance at the beginning of class.

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    Stephanie F.
    Valentine's Day Dirty Dancing Party 2017

    We really enjoyed this class! Learning the dance routine was fun and easier than expected. We will be back.

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    Eric D.
    Valentine's Day Dirty Dancing Party 2017

    Valentine's Day event. Had a fun time.

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    Meri V.
    Beginner Merengue Class | BYOB

    I am a very slow learner at dancing! but the teacher makes me feel so good and I was able to dance merengue! We had a fun time!

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    Kevin M.
    Intro to Wedding Dance | Private Lesson for Couples

    Great experience working on our (somewhat non-traditional) wedding dance. We both felt very comfortable and had a lot of fun. I've done dance classes before but this was the best one I've done by far.

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    David H.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    Great Class! The right length and the right time to grab dinner and head over!

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    Bianca R.
    Sadie Hawkins Dance Party | Beginner Rumba Dance

    The teachers did well in teaching the larger group in attendance. This is our fourth time attending a class at Duet and will continue to go. I do wish we'd spent more time learning and practicing the dance. It would be nice to have the teachers correct us during our practice and give us some pointers. Overall though, we love the themed parties and all the beginner's classes. The atmosphere is laid-back and fun and the teachers are great!

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    Megan T.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    My husband and I LOVE Duet Dance Studio and had so much fun with Grace and the gang for this beginning salsa class. We will for sure be taking another Friday night drop in - it was fun get a quick run down of a new dance style and we felt like we had mastered it by the end of the night.

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    Mike H.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    The teachers were very patient and helpful and I could tell that they were very interested in helping us learn how to salsa without putting a lot of pressure on us.I wold definitely take another class here, as it made me want to learn more.

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    Allie K.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    Would highly recommend - a fun and casual environment. Everyone was very nice and the teachers are great!

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    Christian M.
    Beginner Country Waltz | Fall Ball

    The instructors for this evening were amazingly cordial and fun. They were genuinely interested in me and my wife's life, and every conversation seemed natural. The instructors were also very knowledgeable. Overall a wonderful time!

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    Amanda D.
    Beginner Bachata | BYOB

    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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    Tina M.
    Ugly Sweater Salsa Dance Class | BYOB

    Ugly sweater salsa was a lot of fun. You can come to this event solo or with a friend and either way have a good time. There's a salsa lesson and then open dance time. I recommend it

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    Nicholas H.
    Beginner Merengue Class | BYOB

    The teacher gave great instructions and made the dance easy to learn!

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    Adriana P.
    Beginner Salsa Class | BYOB

    My boyfriend and I had never tried any beginner dance classes before, but thought we would give salsa a shot-- and I'm so glad we did! When we arrived at Duet Dance Studio, we were really impressed with the beautifully decorated space and our welcoming instructor. She made it a point to get to know each and every one of us and helped us individually as we tried new steps/turns throughout the class. The other attendees also made the experience so much fun, as many of us were very inexperienced and laughing our way through our mistakes. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to try something new. We definitely plan on taking another class here in the future!

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    Cintia G.
    Beginner Tango Dance Class

    great date night outing, and we learned a few tango steps along the way.

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    Taylor P.
    Beginner Waltz | BYOB

    We had a great experience at Duet Dance Studio and plan on going back for more classes. The hour of class flew by it was so much fun.

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    Julia S.
    Valentine's Day Dirty Dancing Party 2017

    Loved the teachers. Most classes I've been to the guys never seem to know what to do to lead. The teachers were really good at explaining exactly what to do while maintaining a really fun atmosphere.

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    Chloe S.
    Beginner Swing | BYOB

    The dance class was super inviting and full of fun! The steps were easy to learn but gave alot of pizazz! Definitely going to join again!

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    Jennifer K.
    Beginner Bachata | BYOB

    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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    Kayla H.
    Beginner Foxtrot Dance Class

    Very fun class and great date night idea! Definitely beginner-friendly--and they gave us recommendations for places to go dancing after the class.

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