Dedicated to the Promotion of Couples Style Country and Swing
LeahNoparstak, Acting President
by Ken D.
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
yourself to a month of West Coast Swing with one of our favorite instructors.
There will be special pricing for this lesson:$10.00
West Coast Swing Lesson by Mario Robau –
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!
Waltz on Wednesdays
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.
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.
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 WaterfordConferenceCenter 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.
new:January 11:Friday. X Dance holds its regularly scheduled dance
at The Centre at North Park, 10040
Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131. A free
beginner West Coast Swing lesson starts at approximately , taught by Jim Becker. Immediately
following will be an 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 on Saturday and from to on Sunday.(details)
Chicago Rebels holds its regularly schedule
dance at The Centre at North Park,
10040 Addison Ave.,
Park.Lessons are from
followed by open dancing until .
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,
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
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 at Two Left Feet Studio,
605 E. Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL60563 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 to . The second session of Hustle
will begin on January 24.Pre-registration is required for each of these series.(details)(map)
Oslac continues sessions at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th
Place, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 entitledBeginnerBallroom(Waltz,
Foxtrot, Tango)at on January 3, 2008.(map)
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
Results from the Spotlight Dance
Challenge, held 12/28 – 01/01 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are now
Early Bird Cutoffs
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
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 SophyKdep, Fred and Tina Price are some of the great
Save These Dates:
March 7 – 9, 2008.PeachState 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 24 – 27, 2008: Swing
Dance America.MilwaukeeHiltonCityCenter, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.(details)