Happenings – September 23,2008

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 continued teaching his eye-catching brand of patterns, with plenty of styling and technique thrown in by Julie. Beginner dancers looked great shoulder-catching-and-releasing (even if it isn't fishing season).  Intermediate dancers have Irv to thank for the accuracy of the review.  The amalgamation had the women styling and men actually doing footwork and leading at the same time!  The final lesson of the month promises more entertaining pizzazz.

Come out and experience one of the best instructors the Chicago area has to offer. And don’t forget that you 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

 

            

October Lessons

West Coast Swing with Carlos Garcia

 

modified: Carlos Garcia, a two-time Mid-United States Hustle Champion, all-star level West Coast Swing champion, and 2008 World Showcase II Champion in Country Western, takes over Swing N’ Country for the month of October, teaching West Coast Swing. In between competitions, Carlos finds time to teach dance around the Chicago area, and has recently begun a Swing/Hustle night at Studio Viva in Palatine. Check out some of Carlos’ moves online.

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

DJ:                                 Matt Cotherman

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

DJ:                                 Kenneth Dillard

 

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. (Please note the price for the special Friday dance lesson is $10.)

·        Saturday, October 4: Three workshops at the The Centre at North Park from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Register here or at the door for any of the workshops.

o       2:00 pm Two Step: “Driver's Ed for Two Step”

o       3:15 pmNightclub:  “Dance As One”

o       4:30 pmWest Coast Swing: “Elasticize Your West Coast Swing”

 

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 .

Holiday Dinner/Dance - December 5, 2008

modified: 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! The organizers would like to note that this year’s holiday dance will take place on a Friday—which is change from previous years’ Sunday night holiday dances.

 

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 October Board Meeting:  October 20.

Early Bird Cutoffs

World Championship Country Dance: September 28, 2008

Swing City ChicagoOctober 1, 2008

Dallas Dance Festival: October 6, 2008

Other Chicagoland Happenings:

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) 

modified: 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.  Jim Becker will teach an intermediate West Coast Swing lesson. 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)

new: October 10: 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.  The instructor will be announced soon. General dancing runs from 9:00 pm until midnight with April Prince as your DJ.  (map)

new: October 11:     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 the guest instructor to be announced. Open dancing will follow until midnight. (map)

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

new: October 18:  Saturday.   Heart Sole Dance sponsors a “Fall Fling” Dance at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, IL 60457.    Following a West Coast Swing lesson at 8:00 pm, there will be general dancing until midnight.  (map)

new: October 25:     Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels holds a dance at The Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave. Lessons are from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the Nancy Tuzzolino. Open dancing will follow until midnight. (map)

modified:  October 31 – November 2:  Swing City Chicago.  Westin, Lombard, Illinois.  Event Directors:  Maren Oslac, Jeff Sanchez and Julie Hein.  It’s a little over a month until the third now-annual event that has become a Midwest favorite among dancers. Have you organized your table yet? There are still a few table spaces next to the dance floor. Contact Julie for details.  The early bird deadline is October 1. (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-series of classes through the month of October at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park. Cha Cha begins at 7:00 pm, and Two Step  at 8:00 pm.  (map)

Competition Corner

new:  Results from the Swing Niagara Dance Championships, held 9/12 – 9/14, are now available online.

new:  Results from the Music City Swing Dance Championships, held 9/12 – 9/14, will be available soon.

Out-of-Town Happenings

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.

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

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

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

Save These Dates:

 

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

December 67:   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)

March 13 – 15, 2009:   The Chicago Classic returns. More information will be coming soon.

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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