Try a Class, Snag a Gift!

For NEW STUDENTS ONLY, try your first class for $10 and receive a FREE GIFT – a DWJ COOLER!  Try a line or couples dance lesson and keep your water cold while you sweat; find out for yourself why country dancing is STILL all the rage!!

* Classes MUST BE PREPAID; call Janet at 630.492.0401 to register *


  • BEGINNER 1 CLASSES for new line dancers:
    • Wednesdays at 6:15 pm in Wheaton
    • Thursdays at 6:15 pm in Elgin
    • Thursdays at 6:15 pm in Darien
  • IMPROVER/BEGINNER 2 CLASSES for those comfortable with line dancing:
    • Tuesdays at 10:15 am in Wheaton
    • Wednesdays at 6:15 pm in Wheaton
  • INTERMEDIATE CLASSES for those who prefer challenging line dances:
    • Wednesdays at 7:45 in Wheaton
    • Thursdays at 10:00 am in Elgin
  • COUNTRY COUPLES is for new dancers (partners preferred but singles are welcome):
    • Mondays at 6:15 pm in Elgin


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:
Elgin – Willow Lake Clubhouse 630.492.0401 6:15 – 7:30 pm


All classes are drop-in classes and cost $10/class.  We hope to see you in a class soon!

Phone: 630.492.0401
Address: 161 W River Rd (Building B), Elgin, IL 60123
Cost: $10/class

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Phone: 630.492.0401


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: February 25, 2023