It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost
time for Dance Camp to return. The 2009 edition of the annual dance happens
the weekend of February 22 – 24, 2009, at the WaterfordConferenceCenter, in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Some of the early highlights include:
instructors that are an integral part of Dance Camp including Kristin
and Monty Ham, and Mario Robau, Jr.
Jill competitions for Two Step and West Coast Swing
Hania 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 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.
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 MarenOslac
as well as US Open winners Kellese
Key and AnnmarieLaFramboise.
new:January 9:Friday.X Dance holds a dance at The
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 . (map)
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.
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
new:January 23:Friday.X Dance holds a dance at The
Centre at North Park10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131.Doors open at , with a West Coast Swing lesson by Mario Robau
beginning at approximately .This is a tie-in with the “Mario in Chicago” weekend.General dancing runs from until . (map)
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.
Mondays:The weeks of January 12th, 19th, and 26th, Alisa
Winkler teaches beginner West Coast Swing at Sonia’s Dance Rhythm, 534 W.
Wise Rd.Schaumburg, IL. This is
a three week session of classes. E-mail
Alisa for more details.
Thursdays:MarenOslac 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)
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
March 13 – 15, 2009:The Chicago Classic
returns for its second year.Sponsored by the Chicago Swing Dance Foundation, The Classic
brings the best and the brightest of West Coast Swing to Chicago.
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
Swing N Country Dance Club
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