Partner Preferred But Not Required; No Experience Necessary

A good dance starts with a competent leader who knows what he is doing.  Men dance better when they are shown how to lead the woman through various moves step by step.  Women follow their partners best when they are taught how to follow, stand, turn, and land spins (without getting sick). Since a man who can lead well is priceless and a women who can follow him is a gem, Couples Dance lessons are simply invaluable. All classes are taught by Janet herself unless otherwise noted. In-person classes are taught in the Chicago, IL area.

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Dates: Where: Phone: Time:
3/4 – 3/25
Elgin – Willow Lake Clubhouse
BEGINNER TWO STEP – Click Here To Register
630.492.0401 7:45 – 9:00 pm
4/8 – 4/29
Elgin – Willow Lake Clubhouse
PARTNER PATTERNS – Click Here To Register
630.492.0401 7:45 – 9:00 pm
5/5 – 5/20
Elgin – Willow Lake Clubhouse
630.492.0401 7:45 – 9:00 pm



Phone: 630.492.0401
Address: 161 W River Rd, Elgin, IL 60123 (Clubhouse – Building B)
Cost: $40 for 4 classes – must prepay by clicking above or calling


In Lead & Follow dances (like Two Step), you’ll learn about a dozen moves to do during the dance to keep it moving and interesting.  With Pattern dances, the movements are a set of steps that keep repeating for the duration of the dance.  Pattern dancing is the best way to start couples dancing, as it takes the pressure off of the man to continually think of things to do.

Type Of Dance Name Of Dance Demo Video
Partner Pattern 16 Step Demo Video
Partner Pattern Alligator Shuffle Demo Video
Partner Pattern Barnyard Mixer Demo Video
Partner Pattern Cha Cha Del Rio Demo Video
Partner Pattern Cotton Eyed Joe Demo Video
Partner Pattern Cowboy Rhythm Mixer Demo Video
Partner Pattern El Paso Stroll Demo Video
Partner Pattern Fourplay Demo Video
Partner Pattern Keep It Simple Demo Video
Partner Pattern Lynn’s Mixer (Cotton Eyed Joe Modified Mixer) Demo Video
Partner Pattern Renegade Mixer Demo Video
Partner Pattern Schottische Demo Video
Partner Pattern Shadow Demo Video
Partner Pattern Stationary Cha Cha Demo Video
Lead & Follow Cha Cha Demo Video
Lead & Follow Double Two Demo Video
Lead & Follow East Cost Swing Demo Video
Lead & Follow Hustle Demo Video
Lead & Follow Night Club Demo Video
Lead & Follow Two Step Demo Video
Lead & Follow Waltz Demo Video
Lead & Follow West Coast Swing Demo Video

I am delighted to get you started couples dancing.  When you are ready for more intensive Couples Dance Lessons, I have two local recommendations. Just mentioned you were referred by Dance With Janet.

My daughter Kat Warner teaches at various locations.  Click here to email her!

World Champion Julie Hein teaches at St. Charles Singles Club on Mondays, Warrenville Park District on Tuesdays, Strut Dance Studio on Wednesdays, and Swing’n’Country on Fridays.  Singles are welcome in these semi-private lessons.  Click here to email her!

Julie & Kat chilling – we saved a seat for you!

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Last Updated: September 2, 2023