Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Classes Coming to The Studio!

We have several new classes coming soon for new and current interested participants!

TURNS/LEAPS/JUMPS: Mondays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
*This class is used as a supplement to ballet and jazz techniques in an effort to better the execution of turns and jumps! For ages 11 years old and above, must be enrolled in ballet/jazz level III or higher. 

BOYS ONLY JAZZ SPORT: Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
*This is NOT a dance class! It is a class designed for boys looking to be stronger, more balanced, and move faster. Strengthening skills (push-ups, sit-ups, core work) will be utilized to help improve balance skills, traveling, turning, jumping, and stopping, along with other agility skills that are necessary in every sport. No experience is needed and the boy does not have to be in a sport to take the class! For 3rd through 6th graders. 

ZUMBA AT NIGHT: Mondays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
*You know you love Zumba just as much as we do. Now take our newly added night class to get out all the stressors of the day and start your week off right! Get an exhilarating workout in a fun environment and you will be well on your way to a healthy lifestyle. 

*Ages 3 and up

Like what you see? Then register for these classes today and tell your friends before the classes fill up! Any questions or concerns you can call the studio at 708-226-5658 or e-mail Mr. Fagan at 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's costume week at the studio!

Hey dancers, families, and friends!

One of our favorite weeks of the year has arrived at the studio-COSTUME WEEK! 

So come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and be prepared to have a class with lots of Halloween fun! Just make sure you can still dance and move around in your costume.

Also don't forget to buy a Halloween cupcake at the front desk to benefit The Dance Workshop Ensemble! They are $2.00 each and you can also enter to win a very special prize which is: 


Now who wouldn't want that?

Have a fun and safe Halloween dancers!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

5 Things you don't know about the one & only: JAY FAGAN!

Five Random Jay Fagan Facts
1. He is an APPLE junky- he’s obsessed with all the new gadgets- iPod, iPad, iPhone, etc.
2. He has his own album he has never released.
3. He likes reality TV- do you think he’s a Jersey Shore fanatic?
4. He just drank Fresca for the first time.
5. He hates mosquitoes- just like all of us!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Someone you Should Know: Jay Fagan

The Dance Workshop Presents
"Someone you Should Know"

Jay Fagan
Tap & Jazz instructor at Jo's Footwork Studio & The Dance Workshop

“It’s a life long journey but I've enjoyed it so far.”
–Jay Fagan on his dance career

Jay Fagan, international tap master and acclaimed tap, jazz, and social dance instructor got his start when he was just five years old after his mother put him in dance classes because of his natural rhythm. Jay has trained throughout Chicago, New York, and California among other states in the styles of African, ballet, ballroom, break dancing, improvisation, jazz, modern, and tap. After teaching for over 21 years, Jay thinks he just about knows how to do it! Besides for teaching at Jo’s Footwork Studio and The Dance Workshop Jay also teaches at national dance conventions and choreographs couples’ first wedding dances. Currently Jay is in the process of choreographing a very special first wedding dance- his own!

“Dance is important to me because it’s my job, it’s my passion, and it’s my life. People should dance because it’s fun, it’s exercise, it’s meditation, it’s expression, it’s an outlet, it’s everything!” 

Throughout his dance career he’s performed with companies such as Especially Tap, AM/FM, and Chi-Town Jazz Dance. As a tap artist he’s collaborated with well-known professionals Lane Alexander, Sarah Savelli, Acia Gray, Nicole Hockenberry, among others. Jay Fagan has also performed with his younger sister, Connie Fagan, in a brother/sister tap duo, Sibling Rivalry, to sold-out crowds at Chicago Drury Lane Theatre as well as numerous theatres in Las Vegas, NV. Nowadays Jay is a soloist and performs at tap festivals throughout the country.

You can find Jay playing guitar, singing, writing songs, or tuning into jazz music and talk radio. 

Want to learn more about one of your favorite dance teacher's exciting dance history? Visit his website at JAYFAGAN.COM