In Brief About Us

Interclub Academy of Dance

is located at 7350 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Niles, Illinois,
a near-north Chicago suburb. The owners and principal instructors are Erwin and Iwona Rybczynski– internationally acclaimed dance competitors, teachers, and performers.

Erwin and Iwona began teaching at Interclub in 1996 

But 12 years later they decided to take a huge step forward. They found the current Milwaukee Avenue location and acquired an architect to design the professionally-equipped dance studio they had always dreamed of. The new Interclub Academy of Dance opened it’s doors in February of 2008. At this location they offer ballroom dance lessons, latin dance lessons, and hip hop dance lessons.


with chairs and comfortable couches

you’ll see two huge flat screen monitors that stream live video from the studio’s ballrooms. This allows parents to watch their children’s progress without interfering. The ballrooms are spacious enough to learn the Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Jive, Samba, Rumba, Foxtrot, Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Hip Hop and Ballet with ease. Interclub Academy of Dance actually has three large ballrooms, and each has the latest high tech audio equipment as well as immaculate hardwood floors.
Check out the following slide show for a complete virtual tour.

Coaches and Instructors







Iwona started dancing in Poland at the age of 16 at the request of a friend who didn’t want to take dance lessons by herself. After a short time, her friend quit dancing and Iwona fell in love with dance and continued to advance. After taking a few levels of group classes, she then signed up for competitive dancing with one of Poland’s leading dance studios “Fala Sopot”.


Erwin grew up dancing just on impulse, and maintains that “he was dancing before he was born”. At age 14 he found a dance school where he could find what he was seeking. He joined the competitive team. Soon, Erwin’s dance partner had to leave the country and he asked Iwona to try out with him. She did, and as they say, the rest is history. That was in 1989.

Erwin and Iwona



The competitive levels “winning pretty much everything”.


After reaching the international class “S”, the highest competitive level in Standard and Latin American dance, they went on to win Polish Championship.


In 1996 they came to the US as professional dancers, and it was here in Chicago that they began to teach. From 1996 to 2004 they taught at a school called Interclub which they eventually bought in 2004.


In 2008 they hired an architect to construct their current 5200 sq. ft. studio from their own design.

Erwin and Iwona have continued to compete and are US National Finalists in Rising Star Professional American Rhythm Division.




Interclub is Happy to welcome new teachers to our dance family.



Ms. Amanda started dancing as a small child in her native Canada. She has strong experience and has developed an appreciation in Ballet, jazz, hip-hop and lyrical. Today, she is still a student of dance, Latin Ballroom. She is very passionate about inspiring, motivating

and having fun.

Ms. Amanda is a licensed Zumba instructor for adults and kids.



Ms. Kasia will be continuing on in place of Miss Monika. (she will be missed).


She has danced since she was in elementary school at least 3 hours each day 7 days a week, studying with national and international coaches. She reached the semi-finals of Polish Championships in 10 Dance (standard and Latin). In 2014 Ms. Kasia acquired her dance instructor license, and could share her experience and dancing knowledge teaching both children and adults of different age groups, and people with disabilities. Then in 2017 she moved from Poland to the USA! 
This will be a wonderful new journey for our students!






Miss Julia has danced since she was 7 years old. In Poland she danced in "Lipniczanie" for 5 years! She then began to attend music school and has learned to play guitar while still taking dance classes. So it is that music has always been a part of her life. Her other passion is working with kids!

In 2016 she moved from Poland to the USA! She also speaks Polish & English fluently.

Currently she is attending Harper College.


Please welcome this happy, creative girl to Interclub!

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