Happenings – September 2,2008

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.

September Lessons

Two Step with Don Leynes

 

modified:  Don Leynes, our instructor for the month of September, begins Two Step lessons this Wednesday. 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. Don will also be joining us this Friday at “Dancer Appreciation Night,” to teach a Two Step lesson.

 

If you’d like to save time registering for the September lessons, download the registration form, and bring it to class filled out.

When:           Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24
                                   

Where:           The Centre at North Park

 

Beginner:                     7:30 – 8:25 pm

 

Intermediate:               8:35 – 9:30 pm

 

Friday, September 5:
Dancer Appreciation Night!

 

As a way of starting our weekly dance lessons off with a big thanks, we invite you to our dance this Friday 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.

 

September Dances

When:    Friday, September 5
Where:  The Centre at North Park                                                                                        

Two Step Lesson with Don Leynes
Doors Open:                
7:15 pm
Lessons:                      
7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Guest DJ:                     Bob Boyle

When:    Friday, September 19

Where:  The Centre at North Park                                                                                      

Hustle Lesson with Angie Cameron

Doors Open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

Open Dancing:             9:00 pm – 12:00 am

DJ:                               Kenneth Dillard

Hustle Lesson with Angie Cameron on Friday, September 19

modified:  Angie Cameron, accomplished Hustle and West Coast Swing dancer, comes to SNC to teach a Hustle lesson. Among her many wins in dance competition, one of the crowning achievements is her win at the 2007 US Open Jack n Jill competition.

Miscellaneous

Early Bird Cutoffs

U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships:  September 15, 2008

World Championship Country Dance: September 28, 2008

Dallas Dance Festival: October 6, 2008

Other Chicagoland Happenings:

September 12:  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, with a lesson at 8:00 pm.  General dancing runs from 9:00 pm until midnight with April Prince as your DJ.  (map)

September 20:     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 with Nancy Tuzzolino, followed by open dancing until midnight. (map)

September 20:  Saturday.   Heart Sole Dance sponsors a “Back to School” Dance at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, IL 60457.    Following a Two Step lesson at 8:00 pm., there will be general dancing until midnight.  (map)

new:  September 25 – 29: Thursday – Monday.

 

Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollman In Chicago. They are the #1 West Coast Swing couple in the world, and they will be in Chicago from Thursday, Sept 25th to Monday, Sept 29th. Get ready for another incredible West Coast Swing Weekend!

  • Thursday - Private lessons are available in the afternoon and early evening.
  • Friday - Private lessons are available in the afternoon; Jordan and Tatiana will teach a great workshop before X-Dance at Franklin Park.
  • Saturday - The Big Day! Four awesome workshops will be taught with lunch provided Christopher Hussey and Katrina Branson style. That night, there’s open dancing with a great show!  Everything is happening at Franklin Park.  There’s no need to go anywhere else for the best West Coast Swing on the planet.
  • Sunday - Private lessons are available in the afternoon and a special VIP workshop that night—the must attend class for competitive dancers looking for that edge in their next event.

 

To book a private lesson, or for further information on the weekend, please contact Christopher Hussey.

 

September 26:  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, with a lesson at 8:00 pm by special guest instructors, and multiple time U.S. Open dance champions, Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollmann. General dancing runs from 9:00 pm until midnight with April Prince as your DJ.  (map)

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)

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.  (map) (details)

Wednesdays:   SNC Wednesday lessons feature Don Leynes  teaching Two Step in April.

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 8:00 pm, and Intermediate at 9:00 pm.  (map)

Competition Corner

new: Results from the Music City Dance Challenge are now online.

Out-of-Town Happenings

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

September 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. 

September 25-28:    Meet Me In St. Louis. Renaissance St. Louis Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.  WSDC Registry Event.  Free parking and airport shuttle offered.  (details)

Save These Dates:

 

October 9 – 12:    Boogie By the Bay Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, California.  National WCS competition.  For tickets, contact Nancy Tuzzolino.

October 31 – November 2:  Swing City Chicago.  Westin, Lombard, Illinois.  Event Directors:  Maren Oslac, Julie Hein, and Jeff Sanchez.  (details)

November 13 – 16:  Dallas Dance Festival.  Sheraton Grand Hotel.  Irving, Texas. This is a UCWDC sanctioned event. (details).   

November 26 – 28:  C.A.S.H. Bash.  Hilton Garden Inn.  Twinsburg, Ohio.  Brought to you by Cleveland-Akron Swing and Hustle Club. (details).   

November 27 – 30:  US Open Swing Dance Championships.  Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California.  (details)  For tickets, contact Nancy Tuzzolino.

Dec 12 – 14:  John Lindo.  Workshops, Second Anniversary Dance, and Holiday party, hosted by Genesis Dance Club, Hickory Hills, Illinois.  (details)

Dec 29, 2008Jan 4, 2009 Worlds XVII Country Dance World Championships.  Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida. (details)

Feb 20 – 22, 2009:   Dance Camp Chicago presented by our own Swing ‘n’ Country Dance Club. Download the flyer to learn more. (registration form)

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

 

Questions? Please contact any board member.

SNC hotline 847/638-7621 for class status and other information

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