A division of Creation's Dog Training Center, The Barking Ballroom is devoted to the artistic sport of Canine Musical Freestyle or better known as Dancing with your Dog. It is a place where anyone interested in Freestyle can meet, exchange ideas and support, train, rehearse, choreograph, and one day maybe perform.
Canine Musical Freestyle originated in the U.K. and begun as an official titling sport in the U.S. in 1993. It is defined as "a choreographed performance organized with music, illustrating the training and joyful relationship of a dog/handler team" by the Canine Freestyle Federation. According to the Musical Dog Sport Association, C.M.F., Canine Musical Freestyle "[is] the combination of obedience basics and tricks set to music!
This is a joyous, fun and artistic sport and art form that lots of dog lovers are eager to get involved in, but have had to travel to the Chicago area for classes, until now! Class size will be limited, so you'll need to register early.