SNC December Happenings               
Dear Fellow Dancer
In This Issue
It's A Gingerbread Holiday Dinner Dance
Toys for Tots
Board Election for 2010
Other Chicagoland Happenings
Out of Town Happenings
Save These Dates
It's A Gingerbread Holiday Dinner Dance
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You can still have dinner with us  on Friday, Dec 4 at our holiday dinner dance.  Just give Leah a call at 847/363-4705 and she  will make sure you get plenty to eat including JoAnn's famous desert.  Cost of  the buffet dinner including chicken, beef and pasta  is $30.00.
Just want to dance?   Cost at the door for 9:00 pm til midnight dancing is only $12.00.
Doors open at The Centre at North Park at 6:30 pm with a Cash Bar.   Dinner wil be served at 7:30 pm.

Toys For Tots

Swing 'n Country is  helping the U.S. Marine Corp in their Toys for Tots mission to deliver new, unwrapped toys to children at Christmas.   You can bring your donation to the Holiday Dance.  Roger and Ann will take the  gifts to their drop off point on Saturday morning.

Where, When and What Time:

All lessons and dances are held at The Centre at North Park.

There are no lessons in December.

Friday dances: December 4

Holiday Dinner Dance

Open dancing 9:00 pm 'til midnight

December 18

Open dancing 7:30 pm 'til midnight

See you in January for the return of our regular monthly schedule.

Wednesday Lessons January 6, 13, 20, 27
Beginner 7:30 pm
Intermediate 8:35 pm
Friday Dances January 15 and 29
Beginner Lesson 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson 8:00 pm
Open Dancing 9:00 pm 'til midnight

Click here for a complete schedule.

Volunteers are the Greatest Gift to Dancers 

Give Thought to Joining the 2010 SNC Board

Requirements:  Good decision maker, good idea person, good at adapting to group dynamics and a willingness to volunteer. 

Contact any board member to help you understand how the board works.  Also check out our web site to read the minutes of SNC board meetings.

Other Chicagoland Happenings

December 5:  Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels hosts Hustle lesson at 8 pm by Nancy Tuzzolino  and dance from 9 pm to midnight at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.   Details can be found on their website.  (map)
December 11:  Friday.    X Dance holds its dances the 2nd and 4th Fridays each month  at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131. During December, there will be one dance only.  There is a free beginner's lesson at 7:30 pm, followed by an intermediate/advanced lesson at 8:00 pm.  Details can be found on their web site.  (map) 

December 26: Saturday.  Chicago Dance News hosts Double Dance Country at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, 60181. The 8:30 pm lesson is followed by open dancing from 9:00 pm until midnight.    (map)

Mondays:  Maren Oslac hosts a four week series of West Coast Swing lessons during December at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477. WCS 101 begins at 7:00 pm and is followed by WCS 102 at 8:00 pm. (map) 
Mondays:  Jill Popovich teaches Pilates in Arlington Heights starting at 7:00 pm.  Pilates helps 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:   There are no dance lessons during December at SNC.

Thursdays:  Alisa Winkler teaches West Coast Swing during the month of November at Studio Viva! in Palatine from  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Contact Alisa for more details. (map) 

Thursdays:  Angie Cameron will be back in January teaching West Coast Swing  at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, 60181. E-mail Angie or contact her at 312/771-1009. (map)

Out of Town Happenings

December 12:  Saturday.   Swing n Country Madison is a brand new dance venue being put together by Doug Jenkins. It is located at 3001 S. Stoughton Rd 53716.   This sounds like a fun mini road trip for the Chicago dancers.   Check his web site for details.  (map)
December 31-January 3, 2010  Spotlight Dance Challenge. Wyndham, Milwaukee, WI.   Event Director, Doug Rousar.  Premier event for social dancers, competitors and students.  Maren Oslac will be teaching.
January 4-January 10, 2010 World's XVII Country Dance World Championships.  Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee.
January 18-January 20, 2010  Mario In Chicago. Centre at North Park, Franklin Park. Swing and Hustle workshops. For details email Julie Hein or call her at 630 205-6451.

Save These Dates

February 19 - 21, 2010
Dance Camp Chicago. Waterford Banquet Hall.  New this year is reduced event passes and room rates as well as Pro-Am Two Step and WCS.
March 12-14, 2010
  The Chicago Classic.   Hyatt Regency O'Hare.  Hosted by Jim Becker and Nancy Tuzzolino.
April 22-25, 2010 Swing Dance America. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. West Coast Swing and Hustle Dancing, Workshops, and Competitions.  Golf Outing, Dance Workshops, and Early Bird Dance are on Thursday, April 22.

About Our Club
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Swing 'n' Country is dedicated to the promotion of couples style swing and country dancing.  ______________________ 
About Our Dance Weekend

Dance Camp Chicago is our Club's very own weekend dance party. 

Pricing is very much economy based.  The amount of fun you'll have, priceless.
February 21-23 are the dates.  We hope to see you there.
Check out our web site for more information.
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