The Happenings editors
will be on holiday for two weeks.We’ll
be back on January 13.Peace and joy
to all, Julie, Ken and Judi.
Do You Think?
Let us know how we’re doing.Use the online
feedback form so your opinions can be discussed at the next Board Meeting
on January 19. We want to make 2009
the best year ever!
Hania Richmond Kicks off 2009
Richmond starts off 2009 with Wednesday lessons and our single dance in
January. Here's Hania in
action.Join us and discover how
it’s actually left-brained geometry that can make your waltz look
right-brained smooth and curving.
Do you suffer from information overload after workshops?Here are some tips for retention:Take good notes or video, practice what you
learned immediately that day even if just for a few minutes and then practice
three more times within the next 48 hours
The above borrowed from Maren Oslac’s December
2008 monthly e-letter.
Let us know of Country or Swing
Events you want posted in Happenings.
new:December 31:Wednesday.Heart & Sole Dance Studio hosts a
New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance Party complete with appetizers, a sit-down
dinner, a DJ dance and much more.The
event is at 7038 183rd Street, Tinley Park, Illinois60477.(details)(map)
2 – 4, 2009:Friday-Monday.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 and Julie Hein as well as US Open winners Kellese Key and Annmarie LaFramboise.
January 9: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 . (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
January 23:Friday.X Dance holds a dance
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, Illinois. This is
a three week session of classes. E-mail
Alisa for more details.
new:Thursdays:Maren Oslac teaches a four-week series
of Hustle classes through the month of January at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477. Hustle 101 begins at , and Hustle 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 January 29.Call 708/430-5875 or e-mail
Jon to learn more. (map)
We’re all looking forward to seeing
the results of World’s posted here.
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 ballrooms.
Swing ‘n’ Country Dance Clubis Dedicated to the Promotion of Couples Style Swing and
Country Dancing. Dancesand Lessons are held
atThe Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park,IL60131
$20.00 per Year Per Person; $15.00
Per Additional Person At the Same Address; $5.00 per Student
First Four Wednesdays of Each Month Doors Open at
Students$20.00 Monthly$5.00 Weekly
Non-Members$40.00 Monthly$13.00 Weekly
Minors (15 and under)Free When
First and Third Friday of Each Month
Doors Open at