Dedicated to the Promotion of Couples Style Country and Swing
This issue by Ken D.
Two Step with
modified: If you
were at Chicagoland and saw a guy not named Kermit taking pictures, that was Don Leynes,
our instructor for the month of September. Don will be teaching the Two Step—the foundational dance of country music. Attendees
will benefit from Don’s expertise and sense of humor as a regular SNC
instructor, as well as a favorite at Cadillac Ranch, where he teaches on
occasion with Julie Hein.
We hear Julie will be joining him for the lessons.
modified:As a way of starting our weekly dance lessons off
with a big thanks, we invite you to
our September 5 dance for half price!Everyone pays half price—members ($3), non-members ($6)—everyone. For
the non-members, if you become a member that night, not only do you get
member half-priced admission, you’ll get a free t-shirt to boot! The evening
will feature special guest DJ, and Da Dance Camp mainstay, Bob Boyle.
Hustle Lesson with Angie Cameron on Friday, September 19
Angie Cameron is an accomplished Hustle and West Coast
Swing dancer with many titles under her belt. Her proudest moment was winning
the All Star Jack and Jill at the US Open in
2007.Watch her on YouTube.
Let us know of Country or Swing
Events you want posted in Happenings.
Choice of one specialty nightcap at Intimo
Reservations can be made on line.All three facilities are within steps of
new:August 30:Saturday. Studio Viva is holding a dance at 41 E. Northwest
Hwy, Palatine, Illinois60067. Carlos Garcia and Alisa Winkler will be teaching a
beginner/Intermediate Hustle pre-dance workshop at .Open dancing goes from .(map)
new:September 12:Friday.X Dance holds a dance
Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131.Doors open at , with a lesson at .General dancing runs from until with April Prince as your DJ.(map)
Chicago Rebels hold a dance at The Centre at North
Park10040 Addison Ave.,
Park.Lessons are from
with Nancy Tuzzolino, followed by open dancing
Sole Dance sponsors a “Back to School” Dance at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, IL60457.Following a Two Step lesson at , there will be general dancing until .(map)
new:September 27:Saturday.Brian Wong, editor of Chicago Dance News, hosts a Double
Dance at Ballroom City, 207 Villa Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois 60181.Brian has figured out how to put on a
fantastic mix of Country, Ballroom and Swing music and provides a really cool
pre-printed play list.Double Dance
is held the on the last Saturday of each month.(map)
Wednesdays:Swing ‘n’ Country dance
lessons on hiatus until September at which time Don Leynes will be teaching
Thursdays:Maren Oslac teaches a four-week East
Coast Swing class through the month of September at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park. Beginner begins at , and Intermediate at .(map)
new:Results from the Chicagoland Dance
Festival are now
online. Congratulations to all SNC members who competed.
28 - 31:Music City Dance Challenge.Nashville, Tennessee.Event Director:Kevin Johnson.UCWDC fully sanctioned World’s qualifying
event.The weekend includes Swing,
Hustle, and Ballroom in addition to Country competition.Hint:you don’t want to miss the Sunday night pajama party!(details)
12-14: Music City Swing Dance
Championships. Sheraton Music City
Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.World Swing Dance Council and AANCE (Novice) Tour sanctioned.Featured instructors include some Chicago area favorites:Christopher Hussey and Katrina Branson as
well as Maren Oslac.“Girls Gone Wild”
is being offered as a ladies-only sexy styling workshop with Jennifer DeLuca
and Erica Berg.
25-28:Meet Me In St. Louis.
Renaissance St. Louis Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.WSDC Registry Event.Free
parking and airport shuttle offered.(details)