“Home for the Holidays” saw over 100
dancers don some daring duds, dine on delicious dinner, drool over delightful
decorations, and dance dynamically to DJ Dillard’s ditties.(Enough alliteration, already!)
What a wonderful evening!Thanks to the Special Events Committee for
making the evening a night to remember.Special congratulations to Adrienne Wanek, recipient of the
President’s Volunteer of the Year award.Adrienne has coordinated decorations for the din/dan for more than ten
Check out some snapshots and a video on
the website or
on Julie’s Facebook here
or here.If you are interested in better resolution
for the photos, contact webmaster, Roger Peterson.
new:Toys for Tots
Many thanks to the SNC membership for their
community and holiday spirit.Committee Chairman, Ann Clark, reports that Swing’n’Country received a
total of 52 items which were dropped off on Saturday, December 6.
Hania Richmond Kicks off 2009
Richmond starts off 2009 with Wednesday lessons and our single dance in
January.If you aren’t familiar with
Hania, here she is in
action at Dallas in a pro-am competition, earlier this year.Join us and discover how it’s actually
left-brained geometry that can make your waltz look right-brained smooth and curving.
you can save registration time by downloading
the form for a monthly package or single lesson and having it ready at
December 10:Heart Sole Dance sponsors its Holiday DDD (Dinner, Dance,
Drinks) evening at its Tinley Park Facility 7050 183rd Street, Tinley Park, Illinois60477.(map)
modified:December 12:Friday.X Dance holds a dance
Centre at North Park10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131.Doors open at , with a West Coast Swing lesson at .Instructor To Be Announced.General dancing runs from until . Please note that this is the only X Dance event in December.(map)
modified:December 12 – 14:John
the featured guest at the celebration of Genesis’s Third Anniversary.There will be a Specialty Workshop on
Friday and four workshops on Saturday, followed by Genesis’s Third
Anniversary Dance and Holiday Party.(Photo features
great core work by John and Genesis owner, Maren Oslac.)All activities take place at 7767 W. 96th Place, Hickory Hills, Illinois60457. (map)
December 20:Saturday.The Milwaukee Rebels host Robert
& Nicola Royston at “Hot Water” 818 South Water Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 (S. Water is not the same as N. Water).
There will also be three hours of workshops and a dance that evening.You may call 262-901-0252 for further information. (map)(details)
Dance News dance is held the fourth Saturday of each month at Ballroom City, 207 N. Villa Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois 60181.Host Brian Wong will contact Happenings as soon as his December
theme is planned.
modified:January 2 – 4, 2009:Spotlight Dance
Challenge, New Year's Event.Milwaukee, Wisconsin.SNC is sponsoring a
table.This event features Doug
Rousar’s famous dance “tournament” as well as free Jack & Jill
competition.The staff includes our
own Maren Oslac as well as US Open winners Kellese Key and Annmarie LaFramboise.
January 22, 2009:Thursday.Julie Hein offers her
Spins and Turns workshops from (includes a practice period)...just
in time for Mario's workshops, which begin the following day. Learn
chaine and pivot turns both from front and back-line of-dance
positions. This is an excellent class
worth repeating.DVDs of the class
will be available for purchase.It
will be held at BallroomCity, 207 N. Villa Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois60181.
modified:January 23 –
25, 2009:Mario in Chicago.Friday-Sunday workshops.DanceMasters sponsors a whole weekend of
our favorite Swing Daddy, Mario Robau.
Saturday features West Coast Swing
workshops, and Sunday workshops focus on Hustle.All activities will take place at Centre at
North Park, Franklin Park, Illinois.Contact Julie for additional
Popovich teaches Pilates in Arlington Heights starting at .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.
Thursdays:Maren Oslac teaches a four-week series
of Two Step classes through the month of December at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park. Two Step 101 begins at , and Two Step 102 at .(map)
Thursdays: Jon Serletic teaches
a four week beginner/intermediate West Coast Swing class at Two Left
Feet Studio, 605 East Ogden Ave.Naperville, Illinois, 60563. The classes run through December 11.Call 708/430-5875 or e-mail
Jon to learn more. (map)
February 12 – 15, 2009Capital
Swing.Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, Sacramento, California. The Chicago Rebels has a table for the event. If
you would like to purchase a ticket, contact