Happenings – October 14,2008

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.

            

October Lessons

West Coast Swing with Carlos Garcia

 

modified: Carlos Garcia, along with Alisa Winkler, is into the third week of lessons on West Coast Swing.  A few cool turns here, a few body movements there, and you’ll be able to take everything you’re learning in his classes, and use them almost immediately at Swing City Chicago. Both beginners and long time dancers will benefit from these lessons!

Save time at the door by downloading the registration form and having it ready.

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 benefiting JDRF

DJ:                               Matt Cotherman

Special Lesson Price:  $10.00

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

 

October 17th Dance

 

modified:  Colleen McDonald teaches West Coast Swing   Don’t miss Colleen’s lesson from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  Her enthusiasm and clarity of instruction pair up to produce a tantalizing test of this popular dance. If we’re fortunate, maybe Colleen can teach some of her hot moves in this video.

Retro Dress Up Night  It’s time to drag out your old duds.  Don’t be afraid to break out the “old school” styles and give ‘em a new workout as we celebrate ever changing styles over the years! 

 

new: November Dances

When:    Friday, November 7
Where:  The Centre at North Park                                                                                        

Nightclub  lesson with Jill Popovich
Doors Open                 
7:15 pm
Lessons:                      
7:30 – 9:00 pm

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

Featuring:                    Sadie Hawkins Dance with half-   
                                    price admission for gentleman

DJ:                               Matt Cotherman

 

When:    Friday, October 21

Where:  The Centre at North Park                                                                                      

Two Step lesson with Carlos Garcia

Doors Open:                 7:15 pm

Lessons:                       7:30 – 9:00 pm

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

Featuring:                    Harvest Dance collecting

                                    donations for “Toys for Tots”

DJ:                               Ken Dillard

 

 

 

new: New Additions to the Web Site!

The SNC Web site has three new features. First, pictures from Chicagoland have been posted. Head over and see if you can find a picture or two of yourself. Secondly, Don Leynes has posted videos from the September lesson on YouTube. And lastly, you may now choose to subscribe or unsubscribe from Happenings directly from the Web.

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

SNC Holiday Dinner Dance:  November 15, 2008

Other Chicagoland Happenings:

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)

October 24:  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 Ken Dillard as your DJ.  (map)

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

October 25:  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)

Pro-Am has been added to the list of competitions at Swing City Chicago.  Grab your pro and come dance!

Modified: October 31 – November 2:  Swing City Chicago.  Westin, Lombard, Illinois.  (map)

With the hotel nearly sold out, it’s a sure bet that out-of-towners will be checking out the party at Swing City.  Check out the day passes if you can’t stay for the weekend.  Whatever you do, don’t miss it.

Join your friends at one of Swing’n’Country’s tables. Contact Leah or Julie for details.  (details)

 

Year Three:  Chicago’s favorite Swing party is coming to town!

 

 

 

new: November 14:  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. Please note that this is the only X Dance event in November.  (map)

new: November 15: Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels will hold a dance at The Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave. The pre-dance lesson is from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Carlos Garcia, who just happens to be teaching the Wednesday night lessons this month for SNC. Open dancing will follow until midnight. This will also be the Fourth Annual Playa’s Ball. (map)

new: November 15:  Saturday.   Heart Sole Dance sponsors a “Thanksgiving” Dance at Diamond Dancesport, 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, IL 60457.    Following a Hustle lesson at 8:00 pm, there will be general dancing until midnight.  (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)

new: Mondays:  Jill Popovich teaches Pilates in Arlington Heights starting at 7:00 pm.  Pilates will help dancers of all levels learn to move their bodies more efficiently, resulting in smoother dancing, longer endurance, and more flexibility. You will feel better too!  Contact Jill to learn more or for directions to the class.

Wednesdays: SNC Wednesday lessons feature Carlos Garcia teaching West Coast Swing in October.

Thursdays:  Maren Oslac teaches a four-week 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)

Thursdays:   Bootscoot Bootcamp will be offering a six-week West Coast Swing class at the Health and Fitness Club located at 3098 Falling Waters Boulevard, Lindenhurst, Illinois, 60046.  Class starts at 7:10 pm beginning October 6 through November 6. Call 847/535-7500 for registration. (map)

new:  Thursdays: Jon Serletic begins a four week beginner/intermediate West Coast Swing class at Two Left Feet Studio, 605 East Ogden Ave. Naperville, Illinois, 60563. The classes run from October 23 through November 13.   Call 708/430-5875 or e-mail Jon to learn more. The first class is called “Doing Cool Moves the Easy Way.” (map)

Competition Corner

modified:  Results from the Music City Swing Dance Championships, held 9/12 9/14, are now available online.

new:  Results from Boogie by the Bay, held 10/9 – 10/12, will be available soon.

Out-of-Town Happenings

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).   

modified: November 27 – 30:  US Open Swing Dance Championships.  Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California.  Nancy Tuzzolino has sold her block of tickets. (details)

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)

January 2 – 4, 2009:  Spotlight Dance Challenge, New Year's Event.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  SNC will be sponsoring a table.  Contact either Leah or Tobi to reserve a spot at our Club’s table.

January 23-25, 2009:  Mario in Chicago.  Friday-Sunday workshops.  DanceMasters sponsors a whole weekend of our favorite Swing Daddy, Mario Robau.  Centre at North Park, Franklin Park, Illinois. 

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.

new: April 23 – 26, 2009:   Swing Dance America 2009. Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Lots of workshops, lots of open dancing, competitions in both Swing and Hustle in two ballrooms.

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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