Happenings – May 20,2008

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 Ken D.

Double Two During May

 

modified: Last week, Hania Richmond showed Double Two beginning dancers the continuous weave to a hand shake hold to sweetheart and fly swatters. Intermediate dancers were treated to continuous weaves to a wrap, a shoulder catch, and an inside man's reverse. Would you like to know what those terms mean? You’ll have to ask Hania this Wednesday when she continues teaching Double Two.

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

 

 

new:  Night Club Kicks Off Summer at SNC

 

Kick off summer with SNC Secretary and dance community staple Julie Hein as she teaches the Night Club Friday, June 6. Julie is keeping quiet on what she has in store for the class. (She’s even keeping it secret from her fellow Happenings editors.) A crowd pleaser, dance instructor and now-retired teacher, Julie will also be teaching the June Wednesday evening Night Club lessons.

 

 

 

new:  Your Modus Operandi Revealed”

 

Is Modus Operandi the latest hot move in the dance world? Is it something you’ll get arrested for if you reveal it in public? Neither. It’s a class designed to teach you how to move so all of your dancing is improved. The class will focus on skills that apply to multiple dances in order to dance better, move better, look better, lead better, follow better, interpret the music better, and so much more. Come reveal your Modus Operandi at the June 20 dance.

 

 

June Dances

When:    Friday, June 6

Where:  The Centre at North Park

Night Club Lesson by Julie Hein

Doors open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 – 12:00 am

When:    Friday, June 20

Where:  The Centre at North Park

 

“Your Modus Operandi Revealed” by Jill Popovich

Doors open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 – 12:00 am

new:  June Lessons

When:           Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25
                     

                       

Where:           The Centre at North Park

 

Beginner:                     7:30 – 8:25 pm

 

Intermediate:               8:35 – 9:30 pm

 

new:  First SNC Food Drive

Swing N Country is having its first Food Drive, in support of the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry. For each item of food you bring to the June 20 dance, you will receive $1.00 off admission to the dance. There is no limit to the amount of food you can bring, but there is a maximum of six items per person that can be used towards the cost of the dance. More details will be provided as the date draws closer.

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 June Board Meeting:  TBA. 

 

Early Bird Cutoffs

Sweet Home Chicago:  June 15, 2008

Wisconsin Dance Challenge: June 15, 2008

Grand Prix of Swing: June 30, 2008

Other Chicagoland Happenings:

new:  May 24:  Saturday. Chicago Dance News hosts its second Double Dance at Ballroom City, 2700 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, IL. A 7:30 pm Tango lesson precedes four hours of dancing in two rooms (one for Country, Ballroom, and Swing; one for West Coast Swing and Hustle).  (map)

May 30:  Friday.   X Dance holds a dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131. Guest instructors are Sheli Schroeder and Mike Konkel will teach a West Coast Swing lesson beginning at approximately 8:00 pm.  (map) 

June 7:  Friday The Chicago Rebels hold a Hustle Party with guest instructors Fred and Tina Price at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park.  Lessons are from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm and are followed by open dancing until midnight. View Fred and Tina’s MadJam performance on You Tube. (map) 

June 13:  Friday.  X Dance holds a dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Instructor is TBA.  (map) 

June 21:  Saturday.   Genesis Dance Club hosts its Ice Cream Social Dance with an East Coast Swing 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)

June 21:  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.

June 23:  X Dance holds a dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131. Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Instructor is TBA.   (map)    

July 3 - 5:   Sweet Home Chicago.  Wyndham Hotel O’Hare.  Chicago, Illinois.  Sponsored by Windy City Jitterbug Club. Debbe and Mike Lapina, who taught at Swing ‘n’ Country recently, will be teaching.  (details)

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 (map) (details)

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

Thursdays:  Maren Oslac starts a three-week session of Advanced Beginner Two Step on April 29th at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th PlaceHickory Hills, IL 60457.  The class begins at 8:00 pm.  Pre-registration is recommended and students must be comfortable with Two Step Basics. (details)  (map) 

Out-of-Town Happenings

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 Directors:  Shawn Swaithes and Donna Bonham-Steinfeld.  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)

July 11 - July 13:   Wisconsin Dance Challenge.  Radisson Hotel, Appleton, Wisconsin.  Sponsored by the North East Wisconsin Swing Club.  Event Directors are Doug Rousar and Vivian Hahn.  All buffets and food are included in your weekend pass.  No one will go hungry at this one.   (details)

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 Barnes, Erica Berg, and Doug Rousar, among others. (details)

Save These Dates:

 

July 18:  “It’s Too Darned Hot To Have A Picnic” dance and pizza party sponsored by Swing ‘n’ Country.

August 1:  Swing N Country. Friday night dance. More information to come soon.

August 15 - 17:  Chicagoland Country and Swing Dance Festival.  Chicago, Illinois.  Event Directors:   Randy and Jennifer Jeffries.   (details)

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.   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)

 

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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