Our Classes

Studio Viva! brings you top notch dance instructors who are well known in the Chicago-area.
We also offer classes for corporate or private events, and in a studio setting: group and private classes in various locations.

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If you have any questions about the classes or the social dance, please send us an email

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Group Private Lesson

Group Private Lesson/ Choreography Session

For groups who want to take private lessons, or who are preparing for special performances – great variety of styles to match your needs.

Cottilions/Quinceaneras

We will work with your group for 6-8 weeks to teach beautifully choreographed dances for the occasion.

Please contact us for a quote.

Outdoor Classes

in Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine (call or text 847-757-7763 for directions)

2 classes every Saturday

Saturday, 9/5 – Join us for a couple of fun workshops (outdoors) as well as dancing (also outdoors).
We are continuing to require masks, even outdoors, to ensure everyone’s safety.
Feel free to share this beautiful day with friends and family, bring some food, drinks, and your dance sneakers.

Ladies Styling Workshop 2-3 pm
Salsa Partnering Workshop 3:00-4:00 pm
Dance Social – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
$15/workshop/person (PayPal link: https://py.pl/6e3zsXo0yx4)
$25/BOTH workshops/person
$30/BOTH workshops + Social /person.
$10 for social dance only (PayPal link: Social)
– NO CASH PLEASE- all payments should be made on QuickPay/Zelle/Venmo to 847-757-7763, or at PayPal, please
specify date, class/classes/social & your email/cell phone number so we can send you the LOCATION.
Please make your payment at least 2 hours before the start of the event so we have the attendance numbers
(these are still controlled per Phase guidelines – We WILL close the class if we are at the limit, 1st come 1st served).
NOTE: All of our classes, dances and private lessons are conducted with safety precautions observed –
we require that you wear a MASK. Gloves are optional, hand sanitizer is highly recommended.
Bring WATER! You can bring your own food/snacks/drinks, even coolers if you want.
As weather starts to cool off soon, be prepared! Also, we are in a covered shelter, so rain won’t stop us.
PARKING IS RIGHT BY THE SHELTER, no hiking required.

We are SO EXCITED to see you back!

Wedding Dance Lessons

For couples who are preparing for their First Dance – we help you every step of the way, from music selection to polished moves that are executed with grace that allows both you and your guests to enjoy your special day. ANY style of music can be used – this is YOUR day! We will find the dance rhythm to match your selection. Please contact us for a quote.

GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE!!

Gift Certificates for a session of group classes or private lesson packages are available for purchase. They make fabulous gifts for family and friends that you would love to include in the FUN you already have!

  • Salsa
  • Mambo
  • Bachata
  • Cha-Cha
  • Swing
  • Latin Dance Events
  • Corporate Events
  • Wedding Dance

1-Day Curriculum Enrichment Dance Programs

An extremely flexible option to expose students of any age to dance through one of their regularly scheduled class periods.
For the day(s) selected, our instructor(s) teach dance for one of the regular periods in the school day in the assigned room –
A variety of dance styles are available for choosing. We can recommend salsa/bachata/merengue for Latin Club, or Charleston/Swing for PE class.
Kids learn the basics of a dance style as well as dance etiquette that goes hand-in-hand with social interactions and dancing.

Add-on available: Dance performance/demonstration

A Cultural, Musical and Movement
Journey into Performance Art
A 10 to 16 week program designed for high school students, college courses and park district programs.

 

A Cultural Experience – 10- week program
Students learn about the rich history and origins of Afro-Latin music and
dances. In addition to the history, they will experience the sounds, looks and
roles of various instruments traditionally used in Afro-Latin music.
Discussions will include the geographic migrations and cultural influences of
various ethnicities, and how it is represented in today’s American culture.
One of the main representation is Dance. We will include a variety of dance
forms that correspond with the cultural journey, that students will learn and
experience.

Afro-Latin Dances – Performance Art – 16-week program
Students will learn several forms of Afro-Latin dances – including Mambo,
Bachata and more. They will learn an understanding of the rhythms, the role
of instrumentation and how some dances are purely interpretive and
interactive with the live musicians, while others are partner-directed lead and
follow dances, where the music and rhythm are the connecting factors.
Choreography and performance at the end of the program are included in
this.

Afro-Latin Rhythms – 10 -16 week program
Students learn about the rich variety of Latin rhythm instruments, and learn to
play some, such as the clave, the congas, the bongos, the maracas, and
more.
The students who complete this program may accompany the performance
art students in their performance, and participate in the end of semester
performances.