Dedicated to the Promotion of Couples Style Country and Swing
This issue by Ken D.
marks the beginning of Hania Richmond’sDouble Two lessons. Hania’s most
recent teaching engagements have included Swing ‘n’ Country, X Dance and
Genesis. Additionally, she recently took the top teacher award at the Los Angeles
Classic.Join us this Wednesday as
Hania shows how to glide smoothly around the floor to the upbeat tempos of
the Double Two.
’n’ Country’s Gently Used Clothing Sale is only a week away.Men and women can recycle those dance clothes and footwear that you
haven’t worn in months. Here are a couple of guidelines in getting your items
ready for the sale:
Bring your items priced and on hangers.
The suggested pricing for blouses and shirts is $3.00
or less; the suggested pricing for pants is $7.00 or less.
Specialty items (competition wear, boots and shoes,
etc.) can be priced per the seller’s option.
Attach a piece of paper to each item indicating your
name, a description of the item and the price.
new:Heart and Sole Dance is
opening its own studio in Tinley Park in June. Change is in
the air as Heart and Sole expands its promotion of country, hustle, and many
other dances in the Chicago area. One thing that won’t change is the location of the
current monthly dances and lessons in Hickory Hills. Learn more at the Heart
and Sole Web site, and congratulations to Maren and Jeff (two of Swing
‘n’ Country’s instructors).
new:Team Chicago successfully defend the
Traveling Trophy at Swing Dance America. Way to go Chicago!!
Let us know of Country or
Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
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, IL60131. 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)
May 16 -
18: Mario Intensive.BallroomCity, 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
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.
May 17:Saturday. Genesis Dance
Club hosts itsDestination 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 Oslacteaches West Coast Swing at Diamond
Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, IL
60457.Beginner class at .Intermediate at .The Specialty Class for
April is Hitting the Breaks at .(map)
Wednesdays:SNC Wednesday lessons feature Hania
Richmond teaching Double Two in May.
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)
new:Congratulate your Chicagoland dance friends on their
accomplishments at recent dance conventions:
May 4:Simply Swing Dance in Mishawaka, Indiana,
features all forms of Swing dancing at its dances.BK Club, 721 S.
West Street, Mishawaka, Indiana.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.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
June 13 –
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)
new:July 25 –
27: Grand Prix of Swing. Embassy
Suites Hotel. Kansas City, Missouri. A World Swing Dance Council event featuring
Mario Robau, Jr., Maren Oslac, Jason and Erica Berg, and Doug Rousar, among
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)
- 7:Mary Ann Nunez.West Coast Swing workshop weekend.Hosted by May I Have This Dance, Chicago, Illinois
- November 2:SwingCityChicago.Westin, Lombard, Illinois.Event Directors:Maren Oslac,
Julie Hein, and Jeff Sanchez. Visit
the Web site for a chance to win a free pass to this event. (details)
Dec 12 -
14:John Lindo.Workshops, dance, and party, hosted by Genesis Dance Club, Hickory Hills, Illinois.(details)