Happenings – April 29,2008

Swing N Country Dance Club

http://www.swingncountry.org

Dedicated to the Promotion of Couples Style Country and Swing Dancing

Leah  Noparstak,  President

  This issue by Julie H.

No Lesson on Wednesday, April 30

 

modified:  With much gratitude to Jeff Sanchez for his creative patterns and thorough teaching, SNC lessons will be on hiatus on Wednesday, April 30, the fifth Friday of the month.  Lessons will resume in May.

Double Two During May

 

Hania 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!

May Lessons

When:           Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28
                     

                       

Where:           The Centre at North Park

 

Beginner:                     7:30 – 8:25 pm

 

Intermediate:               8:35 – 9:30 pm

 

May Dances

When:    Friday, May 2

Where:  The Centre at North Park

Double Two Lesson by Hania Richmond

Doors open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 – 12:00 am

When:    Friday, May 16

Where:  The Centre at North Park

 

West Coast Swing Lesson by Erica Berg

Doors open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 – 12:00 am

modified:  May 16:  Friday.   Swing ’n’ Country’s Gently Used Clothing Sale is a little over two weeks away.  Recycle those dance clothes and footwear that you haven’t worn in months. 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

Happynings

 

Congratulations to Donna Jonas on the birth of her grandson.  He arrived on Earth Day weighing a healthy 6 pounds, 9 ounces.

 

Miscellaneous

 

  • Let us know of Country or Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
  • View the Swing ‘n’ Country three-month calendar.
  • modified:  Date of the May Board Meeting:  May 19. 

 

new:  Dancing Feet: Got Blisters?

 

Blister Block (by Band Aid) is a little blue container that looks like a tiny deodorant stick.  If you have friction from your dance shoes, just rub it on and – poof! – relief! 

Early Bird Cutoffs

 

Orange Blossom Dance Festival:  May 1, 2008

Other Chicagoland Happenings:

modified:  May 8 - 9:  X Dance holds a special Friday night workshop and its regularly scheduled dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131. Special guest instructors, Ben Morris and Melina Ramirez, will be in town to teach both the Thursday night workshop and the Friday night West Coast Swing lesson. (map) 

modified:  May 16 - 18: Mario Intensive.  Ballroom City, Villa Park, Illinois.  Are you ready for adventure?  Want to jump start your dancing?  Spend twelve intense hours with Mario and come away with skills to boost your dance IQ.  Hosted by DanceMasters.   Contact Julie Hein at 630/205-6451 or send her an email.  (details)

May 17:     Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels hold a dance at The Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park.  Lessons are from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm and are followed by open dancing until midnight. (map)  Instructor is TBA.

modified:  May 17:  Saturday. Genesis Dance Club hosts its  Destination T-Shirt dance (wear a t-shirt showing your most memorable trip), 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, 60047.  (details) (map)

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 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.  The Specialty Class for April is Hitting the Breaks at 8:30 pm.  (map) (details)

modified:  Wednesdays:  SNC Wednesday lessons feature Hania Richmond teaching Double Two in May.

Thursdays: Maren Oslac continues teaching her latest six-week session at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th PlaceHickory Hills, IL 60457 entitled Ballroom II (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango) at 7:00 pm.  A six-week session of Ballroom I will immediately follow at 8:00 pm. These are prepaid sessions. (details)  (map)    

Competition Corner

new:  Congratulate your Chicagoland dance friends on their accomplishments at recent dance conventions:

Los Angeles Dance Premier (LAPD) – held April 11 – 13

Indy Swing Classic held April 18 – April 20

Happenings is awaiting results from the following events where SNC members and friends competed:

Oklahoma Dance Rush, held April 11 – April 13.

Swing Dance America, held April 24 – April 27

 

Out-of-Town Happenings

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 3:00 pm to 6 pm.  Lesson begins at 3:30 pm.  (map)  (details)

May 30 – June 1:  Circle City Classic.  Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites.  Indianapolis, Indiana.  Event Directors:  Mark Bradburn, Melissa Culbertson, Dennis & Carol Waite.  Featured instructors are Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman. 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) 

June 12 - 14:  Brickyard Boogie 2008.  Ramada Inn.  Indianapolis, Indiana.  Event Director:  Michael Lamb.  This event is 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 also.  (details)  

June 13 - 15:  Orange Blossom Dance Festival.  Marriott Orlando Airport.   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 Pleasure Island Adult Park.  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)

new:  September 5 - 7:  Mary Ann Nunez.  West Coast Swing workshop weekend.  Hosted by May I Have This Dance, Chicago, Illinois

October 31 - November 2:  Swing City Chicago.  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)

 

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 of Each Month

Doors Open at 7:15

 

BEGINNER LESSON: 7:30-8:25

INTERMEDIATE LESSON:  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

Minors (15 and under)  Free When Accompanied by Paying Adult

 

Friday Dances

 

First and Third Friday of Each Month

Doors Open at 7:15

 

BEGINNER LESSON   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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