Greater Fox Valley IlChapter #2042

USA Dance, Inc

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  • Dance Schedule
    Open dancing will start at 8:15 pm and continue until 10:30 pm with Ballroom, Latin & Swing music provided by DJ "Dr. Rod".

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    Admission is $8/person for USA Dance members, $12/person for non-members and $10/person for seniors 65 and older.

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About Our Chapter

The Greater Fox Valley of Illinois Chapter #2042 is a social ballroom dancing Chapter serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Our group was officially established as a USA Dance, Inc. Chapter in January 1997. Our monthly dances are open to the public. You do not have to be a USA Dance member to attend. We are a nonprofit organizaton.
20th Anniversary
Our monthly dances feature a digital stereo sound system, a syllabus containing a list of songs with the recommended dance and free cake, coffee and door prizes.
Dance Schedule
A free dance lesson begins at 7:45 pm and is included with the admission. Open dancing starts at 8:15 pm and continues until 10:30 pm.
Dress Code

Our dress code is dressy casual (no gym shoes or blue jeans) unless an announcement is made for a special or "theme dance".

Admission is $8/person for USA Dance members, $12/person for non-members and $10/person for seniors 65 and older.

Health Benefits
What you may not realize, however, is that if you get off the couch and dance yourself, it’s a great way to keep your body and mind healthy.
Boost Memory
Dancing may boost your memory and prevent you from developing dementia as you get older.
Improve Flexibility
Those plies and arabesques that ballet dancers practice aren’t just for aesthetics Increasing your flexibility will help ease joint pain and post-exercise soreness.
Reduce Stress
If you’re feeling tense or stressed out, you might want to grab a partner, turn up the music, and tango


Ballroom Dance Lessons

If you are interested in taking ballroom dance lessons in the northern Illinois area you may contact Frank and Jackie Penze (professional ballroom dance instructors) at (847) 639-8699. Or, visit our Contact page at for more information

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:15 pm - 10.30 pm


8:15 pm - 10:30 pm


7:30 am - 12:30 am


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Meet our Instructor

Our experts are here for you every single day! We teach dance skills and we do our best to make them happy.

Elise Drew Leon, of Puerto Rican descent, is originally from Oxford, CT and received her early training with the Brass City Ballet School. An original member of TAKE Dance and HopeBoykinDance, she has performed with Camille A. Brown and Dancers, the Santa Fe Opera, Sean Curran Company, and Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. She is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. Drew joined the Company in 2010.
Elise Drew


Sarah Burke been a leader among dance schools in offering the first professional Hip Hop and Breaking classes, with renowned groups in the 1980s. Our Hip-Hop, Street Jazz, Dancehall, Funk, Waacking, Vogue, Heels, House, and Breaking classes are a major draw for students from around the world who want to learn original American trends directly from the masters. Peridance takes pride in continually introducing new and edgy Street styles, often prior to their becoming a trend in the dance community.
Sarah Burke

Street Styles

Michael Blake holds an MFA in dance from Purchase College, and a 2010 Bessie Award for Dance and Performance. He began his dance career in the Murray Louis Dance Company where he danced from 1982-1984. In 1985, Michael moved to Osaka, Japan to become the manager of Studio Dancin’. In 1986 he joined the Jose Limon Dance Company, dancing principal roles until 1991. Michael danced with Donald Byrd/The Group from 1991-1998. He has also danced with PARADIGM Dance, Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Shapiro and Smith, and Netta Yerushalmy. He has appeared on stage in Vinnette Carroll’s, What You Gonna Name That Pretty Little Baby? At the Supper Club, NYC, a national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, the Public Theater’s rock-musical, Lenny and the Heartbreakers, toured with Cab Calloway in Cab Calloway’s Cotton Club Review, and danced in the films THE ADVENTURES OF CRI CRI (Murray Louis), and UNSETTLED DREAMS (Donald Byrd). He has taught numerous workshops both nationally and internationally. He was Artistic Director of the Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program at the Joffrey Ballet School, Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Summer Intensive, The Joffrey Experience, and Joffrey Musical Theater LA.
Michael Blake


Whether you’re learning your first basic or have been burning up the dance floor for years, Baila Society have something for you. Their dancers are amongst the world’s most highly sought after salsa instructors, teaching workshops and classes around the globe. Baila Society creates a friendly, professional environment in which salsa dancers from all walks of life and of all levels can come together to enjoy this dance and music that we love so much. Que viva la salsa!
Juliana Mendonca

Salsa & Yoga

Why Choose us?

  • Doe Jane
    Doe Jane

    Hiphop Street Dancer

    I am so grateful to have been a part of an academy that takes the art of dance so seriously. I wish I had found this school earlier in my dance years.
  • Marina Hearts
    Marina Hearts

    A Love for Ballet

    Everyone has been so welcoming and they have made my experience at this school an inspiring one. I'll never forget this place. I've learned so much!
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