Happenings – January 8,2008

Swing N Country Dance Club

http://www.swingncountry.org

Dedicated to the Promotion of Couples Style Country and Swing Dancing

Leah  Noparstak, Acting President

This issue by Ken D.

January Lessons

West Coast Swing on Wednesdays

 

modified:  Fresh from his Friday night lesson, Rich Cooper kicks off the new year with a month-long series of Wednesday night lessons on West Coast Swing. Rich is a recent competitor at the U.S. Open, and in addition to teaching West Coast Swing, also teaches a newer dance called Swango. 

Treat yourself to a month of West Coast Swing with one of our favorite instructors.

When:           Wednesdays,

                        Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

 

Where:          The Centre at North Park

Beginner:                     7:30 – 8:25 pm

Intermediate:               8:35 – 9:30 pm

Note:  The four-week session will begin on the second Wednesday in January.

January Dances

When:  Friday, January 4

 

West Coast Swing Lesson by Rich Cooper

Doors open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 – 12:00 am

When:  Friday, January 18

 

 

 

Where:  The Centre at North Park

West Coast Swing Lesson by Mario Robau

Doors open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 – 12:00 am

There will be special pricing for this lesson:  $10.00

 

West Coast Swing Lesson by Mario Robau – January 18.

 

The “Swing Daddy” of the dance community, Mario Robau, comes back to Chicago at the second SNC Friday dance in January.  Chicago dancers’ favorite son now has on-line lessons as well as DVD’s available.  Check them out and get warmed up for Mario’s January visit!

February Lessons

Waltz on Wednesdays

 

Christopher Hussey and Katrina Branson return to Swing N Country for Wednesday night lessons in February. They will bring their knowledge and love of Waltz to share with everyone who attends.

Christopher and Katrina are current U.S Open competitors and founders of Chi Town Swing, an organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing in the Chicago area.

When:           Wednesdays,

                        Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Where:          The Centre at North Park

Beginner:                     7:30 – 8:25 pm

Intermediate:               8:35 – 9:30 pm

 

February Dances

When:  Friday, February 1

 

Waltz Lesson by Christopher Hussey and Katrina Branson

Doors open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 – 12:00 am

When:  Friday, February 15

 

 

 

Where:  The Centre at North Park

East Coast Swing Lesson by Mike and Debbe Lapina

Doors open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 – 12:00 am

 

Da Dance Camp

 

modified:  February 22-24, 2008, marks the 10th anniversary of SNC’s annual dance event. An overwhelmingly positive response to last year’s new location ensures that the “Camp” returns at the Waterford Conference Center in Elmhurst, Il. Plan to join your friends as SNC celebrates ten years of roaring 1920s fashions and themes, and lots of dancing.  Be sure to register by February 9 to take advantage of early bird pricing for weekend passes.

Additional event information is now available online, as well as the option to register online, or to download the form and mail it in.

 

The Web site also includes information on:

  • The Schedule
  • Jack ‘n’ Jill Competitions
  • Hotel Information

 

Check future issues of Happenings as we get closer to Da Dance Camp’s date, to learn more about this year’s event. (map)

Miscellaneous

Other Chicagoland Happenings:

new:  January 11:  Friday. X Dance holds its regularly scheduled dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131. A free beginner West Coast Swing lesson starts at approximately 7:30 pm, taught by Jim Becker. Immediately following will be an 8:00 pm Hustle lesson taught by Don Macdonald. (map)

January 18 – 20, 2008:  University of Mario 15th Anniversary.  After teaching at SNC’s Friday night dance, Mario continues his weekend in Chicago presenting West Coast Swing workshops on Saturday and Hustle workshops on Sunday at The Centre at North Park. You can take these classes ala carte or book the whole weekend!  Brought to you by Dance Masters, the workshops run from at 11:00 am to 3:45 pm on Saturday and from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday.  (details)

January 19:     Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels holds its regularly schedule dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park.  Lessons are from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm followed by open dancing until midnight. More information to be available soon.  (map)

new:  January 19:  Saturday. Genesis Dance Club offers a West Coast Swing lesson beginning at 8:00 pm and hosts a dance following at 9:00 pm at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, Illinois, 60047.  (details) (map)

Additionally, Genesis has just released its 2008 schedule. Dances will now take place on the third Saturday of every month. The new schedule is available on the Genesis Dance Club Web site

January 25 – 26, 2008:  X Dance Sixth Anniversary.  2006 “So You Think You Can Dance” winner Benji Schwimmer will teach six workshops (one on Friday, five on Saturday) and perform an exhibition.  A registration form is available online. The Centre at North Park, Franklin Park, IL.

Mondays: Maren Oslac teaches West Coast Swing at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, IL 60457.   Beginner class at 7:00 pm.  Intermediate at 7:45 pm.  Specialty at 8:30 pm.  (map) (details)

Wednesdays:  Swing N Country’s Wednesday lessons feature Rich Cooper teaching West Coast Swing in January.

Thursdays:  Jon Serletic teaches a four-week Waltz class from January 10 through January 31.   The one-hour class begins at 8:00 at Two Left Feet Studio, 605 E. Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL  60563 and is designed for couples.   A second Waltz session will follow in February.     Jon is also holding a two-week three-count Hustle class on January 10 and January 17 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The second session of Hustle will begin on January 24.   Pre-registration is required for each of these series.  (details)  (map)

Thursdays: Maren Oslac continues sessions at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 entitled Beginner Ballroom (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango) at 7:00 pm on January 3, 2008.  (map)

Competition Corner

Results from Country Dance World Championships, held 12/31 – 01/06, in Nashville, Tennessee, are now available online. Also, it was announced that next year’s World event will be held at Disney World in Orlando, FL.

 

Results from the Spotlight Dance Challenge, held 12/28 – 01/01 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are now available online.

Out-of-Town Happenings

Early Bird Cutoffs

Peach State Country Western Dance Festival:  February 25, 2008.

 

January 10 – 13, 2008:  America’s Classic.  Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel. Houston, Texas.  Event director Mario Robau invites his Midwestern friends to join featured instructors John Lindo, Blake Hobby, Gary Long, and Deborah Szekely.  A number of local dancers will be competing for the title of national Novice Champion in Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing.  (details)

February 1 – 10, 2008:  Swingin’@Sea 2008.  Southern Caribbean Dance Cruise.  The package includes plenty of open dancing and over twenty workshops including West Coast, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Hustle, NC and Two Step. Jason Miklic, his wife Sophy Kdep, Fred and Tina Price are some of the great teachers.    (details)

Save These Dates:

 

March 7 – 9, 2008.  Peach State Country Western Dance Festival.  Ravinia Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia.  Brought to you by Bill Robinson and Linda Hembree.  (details)

March 14 – 16, 2008:   The Chicago Classic.   Marriott-Chicago, O’Hare.  Brought to you by the Chicago Swing Dance Foundation. Featured instructors are listed in their brochure.  (details).

April 2427, 2008Swing Dance America.  Milwaukee Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (details)

 

Swing N Country Dance Club

Swing N Country Dances and Lessons are held at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL.  Map to The Centre at North Park.

Membership is $20.00 per year per person; $15.00 per additional person at the same address;
$5.00 per Student

 

WEDNESDAY LESSONS

FIRST FOUR WEDNESDAYS

BEGINNER: Time 7:30-8:25

INTERMEDIATE:  Time 8:35-9:30

 

Members

$30.00 Monthly   $10.00 Weekly
Students

$20.00 Monthly  $5.00 Weekly

Non-Members

$40.00 Monthly   $13.00 Weekly

Minor (age 15 or under)

Free When Accompanied by Paying Adult

 

Friday Dances

First and Third Friday of Each Month

DOORS Open at 7:15

 

BEGINNER LESSON  Time 7:30

INTERMEDIATE LESSON 8:00

Lesson, Student $2.00

Lesson, Adult  $4.00

 

OPEN COUPLES DANCING 9:00 - 12:00

Students $3.00

Members $6.00  

Non-Members $12.00

 

Mailing Address:  Swing N Country, PO BOX 59508, SCHAUMBURG, IL  60159-0508

847-638-7621 THAT’S 847-638-SNC (ONE)

WWW.SWINGNCOUNTRY.ORG

 

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