Welcome to Miss Wolff's Jiving School. We teach '40s, '50s, '60s dances, and were the first to bring these specific underground subculture dances back to popularity in North America: Jive, Stroll, Bop, Jitterbug, Texas Two-Step and Northern Soul. All dances taught by Miss Wolff.

Our school's strength is our musical expertise and passion for this era. If you love vintage-styled music, let us show you how to express that on the dance floor! We're well-versed in the nuances of underground subculture scenes as we've been immersed in them 25 years.

We specialize in making nervous, rhythmically-challenged students feel comfortable and confident in minutes. Please contact us with questions, or to request a tailor-made private or group class - in Chicago or anywhere in the world: Have jive, will travel!. ENROLL NOW



Group classes

Tuesday nights - MARCH 29th - APRIL 12th 2022
BIGGER SPACE! Same studio, in the loft. Limited availability.

7pm - Northern Soul Open, 45min
7:45pm - Jive Bop Stroll Open, 2hrs 15mn!

It's the big pre-Viva Las Vegas bonanza session! Learn from scratch, remember what you forgot, or learn fancy new moves! All welcome. 6-30 people. We progressively build on style & knowledge each week. Come with a partner, or we will do our best to find you one. *Jive classes include bop & stroll!  ENROLL NOW


3868 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, 60613

Helpful hints: Located at the intersection of Lincoln and Byron, opposite Martyr's, the actual entrance is round the corner, on Byron, above the Chase bank.

PARKING: Some of the streets have free parking. Lincoln Ave has metered parking. Please carefully check, as some are payable until midnight, some 10pm.

CLOSEST "L" STOP:  Irving Park on the BROWN LINE.
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All prices are in US dollars, and are the total for the whole session
regardless of attendance (that's up to you) or start date. Catch up a missed class by coming early the following week to review moves. All prices are non-refundable after you leave your first class. No refunds on workshops once paid.

3-week session prices

Northern Soul Open, 7:00pm, 45mn, $48 $30
Jiving Open: Jive Bop Stroll, 7:45pm, 2 hrs 15min, $120 $95
Jive & Soul ALL DANCE CLASSES, 180mn, $167 $99 best deal!


PAYPAL - Preferred. Free & secure.
Credit Card
- Use via PayPal (check if available in class).
Cash - Please have exact change.
Venmo - Use via PayPal or @misswolff Plus message us your name, email, phone, levels you want to take with your payment or contact us directly.
Zelle- Contact us for our username.


*Classes are limited to 30 people. First come, first served. Reserve your spot.*




Jiving I : Planet Jive (also Beginner Jive)

Beginner Jive. Beginner Stroll and Beginner Bop as a bonus. Preview of Jitterbug.

Jiving II : Rockabilly Rebels (Jiving Adv.)
Advanced Jive. Advanced Stroll, Bop and a Jitterbug overview! Look like you've been jiving for years! Below, are some of the levels that have now been incorporated into Jiving II:

Jumpin' Jitterbugs (Jiving Adv.)
1940s Jitterbug! Developed from Lindyhop, but more rock-n-roll / rhythm-n-blues, wild, down-n-dirty street dance! Same rules/count & interchangeable with Jive!

Rockin' Workshop
(Jiving Adv.)
Wild Rockin' Jiving. Dance with two girls! More Stroll and Bop moves as a bonus. Rockin' moves and style tips for pros. This level could be taught for a year with constant new moves! Moves tailored to what students haven't yet learned!

JIVE AFTER FIVE Workshop (Jiving Adv.)
A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom! This is the cream of the crop JAM PACKED Advanced moves from the rockabilly 50s side of things, advanced stroll, advanced bop, and a little Jitterbug and TexasTwo-Step too! Insane!

All levels: Beginners get intense personalized coaching to catch up to the advanced who learn new moves and progress their style. Jive Bop and Stroll included in this fun class!


Texas Two-Step I

Beginner Two-Step! In the setting of specific "Austin, Texas rockabilly scene" honky tonk style - mixed with crossover jiving moves, to Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Mavericks, etc TX 2-step: Find you inner cowboy / cowgirl!

Texas Two-Step II

Advanced tricks, twists, cowboy turns to a vintage hillbilly shuffle beat! Saddle up!!

Texas Two-Step Workshop
Combo of TTS I & TTS II - Beginners learn basics, Advanced spin and shuffle!


Northern Soul I

Complete beginner moves to get you moving to rare 1960s Detroit soul & more!

Northern Soul II
Review of basics, with different moves from NS I. Turns, Spins, Stomps*

Northern Soul Open / Workshop
Combo of Northern I & II - Beginners learn the basics; Advanced progress & spin!

* FOR NORTHERN SOUL CLASSES: You may take Northern Soul I or Northern Soul Open if you are a beginner. Although the moves are different from NS I, the level is still able to be followed by a beginner. Just expect to feel challenged as your learning rate will be accelerated in the beginning. But we start each class with easy basics and we make sure every single student is catching on in a discreet helpful positive way!

** FOR JIVING CLASSES: All students must start with Jive I (or JIVING OPEN) to learn the basics and logic of jive, even if you already dance. If you want to take Jive I and an advanced level at the same time, that is also possible.

For a description of Bop, Jitterbug, Jiving, Northern Soul, Stroll & Texas Two-Step, please check out our
Dance Styles page.

Money-Back Guarantee
We're so sure you'll love our classes that if, for any reason, you change your mind, in person, by the end of your first class, we will give you a full session refund, minus the cost of one class!
*After the end of the first class, fees are non-refundable*

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