Dedicated to the Promotion of Couples Style Country and Swing
This issue by Ken D.
Two Step During April
modified:Join us this Wednesday as Jeff Sanchez teaches his
third week of Two Step lessons.Jeff’s
teaching ability allows all dancers to feel confident as he conveys the
essentials (and the extras) to the core dance of country music.
When:Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 (No class on
Wednesday, April 30)
Sheli Schroeder teaches West Coast Swing
at theApril 18 dance
modified:Coming down from Wisconsin this Friday to teach West Coast Swing is
Sheli Schroeder, a national dance competitor and
one of the owners of the Milwaukee Rebels Club, which she co-founded in
1998. The Rebels Club is also where she teaches weekly West Coast Swing
May 16: Friday.Swing ’n’
Country’s second annual Gently Used Clothing Sale is a little over a month away:May 16.Dig out those dance clothes you haven’t worn in months.Boots and shoes are welcome too.Men, this includes you!If you think someone else would enjoy
wearing what would otherwise be sitting in your closet, bring it to the Gently
Used Clothing Sale.More details can be found in this flyer. Coordinators for this event are Judi Troemel
and Susie Kaplan.
Let us know of Country or
Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
Have you ever wondered what other dancers are thinking?Do you have some words of advice for
dancers?Do you want to hear the
details of the latest dance “controversy”?Check out these websites for blogs and other fascinating information
about our sport:
new:April 19:Saturday.The Chicago Rebels hold a dance at The
Centre at North Park10040 Addison Ave.,
Park.Lessons are from
with Carlos Garcia,followed by open dancing until .
Dance Club hosts a dance with a Two Step lesson starting at , and open dancing from – at Diamond Dancesport, ,
7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, Illinois, 60047.(details)(map)
26:Saturday.Chicago Dance News will host a Double
Dance at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave, Villa Park 60181.Country music will run from to .West Coast Swing and Hustle music will
run from to .There will also be a Two-Step Jack n
Jill.For you hungry dancers, pizza
will be served.Step outside the
Country box, arrive early, and learn how to Rumba.Brian Wong will show you the basics. (map)
new:May 9:Friday. X Dance holds
its regularly scheduled dance at The
Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131. Special guest
instructors Ben Morris and Melissa Ramirez will be in town to teach a West
Coast Swing lesson. (map)
modified:May 16 - 18: Mario Intensive.BallroomCity, Villa Park, Illinois.Twelve intensive hours with Mario.Limited to 30 people.A weekend
worth remembering; ask those who have attended!Hosted by DanceMasters.Contact Julie Hein at 630 205-6451or send her an email.(details)
Mondays:Maren Oslacteaches West Coast Swing at Diamond
Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory
class at .Intermediate at .The Specialty Class for
April is Hitting the Breaks at .(map)
Wednesdays:SNC Wednesday lessons feature Jeff
Sanchez teaching Two Step in April.
Oslaccontinues teaching her latest six-week session at Diamond
Dancesport, 7767 W.
96th Place, Hickory Hills, IL60457 entitledBallroom
II(Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango)at .A six-week session of Ballroom I will immediately
follow at . These
are prepaid sessions. (details)(map)
Results from the Michigan Classic Dance Championships, held 04/04 – 04/06, are now online.
Results from the Oklahoma Dance Rush, held 04/11 – 04/13, will be available soon.
April 18 –
20:Indy Swing Classic.Indianapolis, Indiana.Event Directors:Scott Mercer
and Trevor Fulk. Early bird novice and
intermediate competitors pay a greatly reduced rate for a weekend pass.
You’ll see a lot of Chicago folks at last year’s event if you
watch this YouTube.
Sheli Schroeder, who is teaching West Coast Swing for SNC on Friday, April 18,
will be a teacher and judge at this event. (details)
April 24 – 27: Swing Dance America.MilwaukeeHiltonCityCenter, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Join current champion Team Chicago and bring
the team trophy back to our hometown.Contact Carlos Garcia for details. Full tummies are guaranteed with a Friday
night pizza party and a Saturday night buffet. The emcees are Robert Royston and Jimmy
May 4:Simply Swing Dance in Mishawaka, Indiana,
features all forms of Swing dancing at its dances.BK Club, 721 S.
West Street, Mishawaka, IN.Dancing from to .Lesson begins at .(map)(details)
May 4 – 6:World Swing Dance
Hotel, Irvine, California.Registration on
May 30 –
June 1:CircleCity Classic.Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites.Indianapolis, Indiana.Event Directors:Mark Bradburn,
Melissa Culbertson, Dennis & Carol Waite.Your MC’s are Jennifer Jeffries and Albert Tailleur.This is a
fully sanctioned UCWDC world-qualifying event which is only a three to four
hour drive from the Chicago area.Come cheer on your SNC friends and enjoy the multitude of
workshops.What a wonderful way to
start out your summer!(map)(details)
Save These Dates:
June 12 -
14:Brickyard Boogie 2008.Ramada Inn.Indianapolis, Indiana.Event Director:Michael Lamb.(details)
June 13 -
15:Orange Blossom Dance Festival.MarriottOrlandoAirport.Orlando, Florida.Event Director:Shawn
July 3-5:Sweet Home Chicago.Wyndham Hotel O’Hare.Chicago, Illinois.Sponsored by Windy City Jitterbug Club. (details)
July 11 - July 13:Wisconsin Dance Challenge.Radisson Hotel, Appleton, Wisconsin.Sponsored by the North East Wisconsin Swing Club.(details)
August 15 - 17:Chicagoland
Country and Swing Dance Festival.Chicago, Illinois.Event Directors:Randy and Jennifer Jeffries.(details)
October 31 -
November 2:SwingCityChicago.Westin, Lombard, Illinois.Event Directors:Maren Oslac,
Julie Hein, and Jeff Sanchez (details)
Dec 12 -
14:John Lindo.Workshops, dance, and party, hosted by Genesis Dance Club, Hickory Hills, Illinois.(details)