Dedicated to the Promotion of Couples Style Country and Swing
This issue by Judi
Last Chance to Learn Two Step During
modified:Join us this Wednesday as Jeff Sanchez teaches his
fourth and final week of Two Step lessons.By now SNC dancers are well versed in
defining their quicks from their slows while
doing all sorts of patterns.Stop by
this last session even if you haven’t been able to make the first three.There is always something for everyone.
Two During May
Richmond will head up Wednesdays in May with Double Two.Hania currently has taught at Swing ‘n’
Country, X Dance and Genesis and most recently took top teacher award at the Los Angeles Classic.We all remember how suave everyone was
dancing after her Waltz series last year.Come again in May and see how smooth your Double Two can become!
’n’ Country’s Gently Used Clothing Sale is less than a month away.Dig out those dance clothes you haven’t worn in months.Boots and shoes are welcome too.Men, this includes you!Ladies, If you’ve worn that gorgeous
evening dress that twirls so beautifully one too many times, bring it along
for someone else to enjoy.Please
bring your items priced and on hangers.More details and pricing guidelines 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.
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)
May 9:Friday. X Dance holds its regularly scheduled dance
Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131. Special guest
instructors Ben Morris and Melina Ramirez will be in town to teach a West
Coast Swing lesson. (map)
May 16 -
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)
new:May 17:Saturday.The Chicago Rebels hold a dance at
The Centre at North Park10040 Addison Ave.,
Park.Lessons are from
and are followed by open dancing until .
(map)Instructor is TBA.
Dance Club hosts a dance themed,Destination T-Shirt, with a Hustle
lesson starting at 8:00 pm, and open dancing from 9:00 pm – midnight at
Diamond Dancesport, , 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, Illinois,
new:May 18:Sunday.May I Have This Dance
hosts West Coast Swing workshops with U.S. Open Champion, Parker Dearborn.The studio is located at 5216 N. Elston, Chicago, Illinois, 60630.(map)
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)
modified:Wednesdays:SNC Wednesday lessons feature Jeff Sanchez teaching
Two Step in April and Hania Richmond teaching Double Two in
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)
Happenings is awaiting results from the following
events where SNC members and friends competed:
Oklahoma Dance Rush, held
April 11 – April 13.
Los Angeles Classic, held
April 11 – April 13.
Indy Swing Classic, held
April 18 - 20.
Happenings does know for sure however that Hania
Richmond took first place as best female Pro-Am teacher and Don Macdonald
took second place as best male teacher at the Los Angeles Classic.Congratulations!
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 30 –
June 1:Circle City 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 support this brand new event while cheering on your SNC friends
and enjoying a multitude of workshops.What a wonderful way to start out your summer!(map)(details)This just in:Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman are one of the featured couples!
June 12 -
14:Brickyard Boogie 2008.Ramada Inn.Indianapolis, Indiana.Event Director:Michael Lamb.This event is being promoted as a no
competition, strictly social dancing weekend.Although West Coast Swing will be
the primary focus there will be a sprinkling of Bop/Boogie, East Coast,
Hustle, Night Club, Cha Cha, Salsa, Waltz, and Two Step.Of course, special requests will be obliged
new:June 13 - 15:Orange Blossom Dance Festival.MarriottOrlandoAirport.Orlando, Florida.Event Director:Shawn
Swaithes.This UCWDC sanctioned
event was voted “2007 Favorite North American Event”.Sunday night will wrap up with an excursion
to Disney's PleasureIslandAdultPark.Many of our SNC competitors have voted to attend this one!(details)
Save These Dates:
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)