Happenings – September 16,2008

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.

Hustle Lesson with Angie Cameron this Friday, September 19!

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.

 

September Lessons

Two Step with Don Leynes

 

modified:  Newbies continued to join the Beginner lessons  where Don, assisted by Julie Hein, mixed laughter with learning as he introduced the basics of this quintessential country dance.    Intermediate dancers were laughing too, mostly at Don, as he integrated clever patterns with pithy (no, that is not a lisp) technique.  The previous week’s lesson was reviewed, and those who practiced were rewarded with a wink and a smile.  Join us!

This Wednesday night, Two Steppers can place an order for a video of this month’s lessons (including the one taught at the first Friday dance).

 

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

 

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

            

new:  October Lessons

West Coast Swing with Carlos Garcia

 

Plan now to join your friends at the October West Coast Swing lessons.  Carlos is at the top of his game when he’s explaining one of his favorite dances.

 

When:           Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22
                                   

Where:           The Centre at North Park

 

Beginner:                     7:30 – 8:25 pm

 

Intermediate:               8:35 – 9:30 pm

 

October Dances

When:    Friday, October 3
Where:  The Centre at North Park                                                                                        

Two Step lesson with Kristin & Monty Ham
Doors Open:                
7:15 pm
Lessons:                      
7:30 – 9:00 pm

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

Featuring:                     50-50 raffle

When:    Friday, October 17

Where:  The Centre at North Park                                                                                      

West Coast Swing lesson with Colleen McDonald

Doors Open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

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

 

modified:  Kristin and Monty Ham in Chicago

   Friday – Sunday, October 3 – 5

 

·        Friday, October 3:  The weekend begins by Kristin and Monty teaching Two Step at Swing ‘n’ Country’s Friday night dance. 

·        Saturday, October 4: Three workshops at the The Centre at North Park from 2:pm to 5:30 pm will include Two Step, Night Club and West Coast Swing. Register here or at the door.

Though private lessons with Kristin are sold out, Monty has a few available hours on Friday and Sunday.  For details, call Susie at 847/436-1875 or email KristininChicago@SwingnCountry.net .

new:    Holiday Dinner/Dance - December 5, 2008

The folks organizing SNC’s annual Holiday Dinner Dance, “Home for the Holidays,” are giving you fair warning:  This year’s extravaganza will have you smiling from ear to ear, not to mention eating and dancing.  If you really want to be on top of things, register now!

 

Miscellaneous

  • Let us know of Country or Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
  • View the Swing ‘n’ Country three-month calendar.
  • Date of the September Board Meeting:  September 22.

Early Bird Cutoffs

World Championship Country Dance: September 28, 2008

new:  Swing City Chicago:  October 1, 2008

Dallas Dance Festival: October 6, 2008

Happynings

new:  Local dance personality, Jim Becker, has found himself featured in a Quaker Oats ad on the inside cover of this week’s Time Magazine.  Perhaps you’ve also seen him in TV ads.  Hey, Jim, are you giving autographs?

new:  Adrienne Wanek is home and recovering from successful cancer surgery.  Let her know you’re thinking about her by sending a card or a note to:  260 Marshall Drive, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016. 

Other Chicagoland Happenings:

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)

September 24:  Wednesday.   Heart Sole Dance sponsors its third Dinner, Dancing and Drinks night including an All You Can East Pizza Buffet @ Vita & Nicks II, a Dance Lesson and a specialty nightcap @ Intimo Martini.   These facilities are steps away from each other in the Tinley Point Plaza, 7050 183rd Street, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477. Click here to read the newspaper review on their first event. (map) 

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.  Instructor TBA.  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.   Both Swing and Country music will be played.   Double Dance is held the on the last Saturday of each month.  (map)

October 11-12:  Chicago Country Music Festival Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois.   Live concerts on three stages and two tents running simultaneously are free.

modified:  October 31 – November 2:  Swing City Chicago.  Westin, Lombard, Illinois.  Event Directors:  Maren Oslac, Jeff Sanchez and Julie Hein.  Results of SCC’s first drawing are in!  Did you win a free pass? a free hotel stay? a free 2007 SCC DVD?  Check out the results.  And don’t forget to start planning your costume.   There will be prizes in several categories. (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.  (map) (details)

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

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)

Out-of-Town Happenings

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)

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

Save These Dates:

 

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.

new:  December 5:  Friday.  Home for the Holidays, Swing’n’Country’s annual Holiday Dinner Dance.  Centre at North Park, Franklin Park, Illinois.  (details)

new:  December 6-7:   Parker Dearborn and Jessica Cox.  Workshops, sponsored by May I Have This Dance , Chicago, Illinois. 

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

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

February 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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