New Year’s Resolution:I will dance more often with more people in more places…and love it!
Hania and student (aka SNC Vice
President, Roger Peterson) at Chicagoland Dance Festival.
modified:Hania Richmond Waltzes through January
continues her Waltz instruction at our Wednesday lessons and our January 16th
dance.Here she is in action.Congratulations to Hania on her 5th
place Top Teacher Award at the UCWDC World Championships in Orlando!
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!
new:Swing ‘n’ Country Elections
We need you!! Elections for officers and the
board of directors of our club will occur soon and we are in the process of
preparing the ballot. This year we are electing Vice President,
Secretary and Treasurer and three full-term board members. Secretary and Treasurer serve for one year;
board members serve for two years. Because of recent
vacancies, we are also electing a fourth board member for a one-year term.
Please consider serving Swing ‘n’
Country by running for one of these positions. Board meetings occur
once per month usually on a Monday evening. Board members serve on one
or more committees and are expected to work at the registration desk several
times per year. Please contact any board
information on the duties for each position. If you are interested,
please contact Roger via e-mail or telephone
Let us know of Country or Swing
Events you want posted in Happenings.
17, 2009:Saturday.Chicago Rebels.Nancy Tuzzolino will teach an Intermediate
lesson from prior to general dancing, which will take place
until .The dance will be held at The
Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park,
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 S. Villa Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois60181.
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 celebrates its anniversary 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)
new:January 24:Saturday.Double Dance.Held at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave.,
Villa Park, Illinois, the evening will begin with a lesson from ,
followed by open dancing from until .
Mondays:Jill 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.
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.
teaches a four-week series of Hustle classes through the month of
January at Heart & Sole Dance Studio,
183rd St., Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477. Hustle 101 begins at , and Hustle 102 at .(map)
new:Thursdays:Angie Cameron teaches a beginner
Hustle class for four-weeks from , beginning on January 22 at BallroomCity, 207 S.
Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois60181.For more details, e-mail Angie, or call her at 312
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)
Results of the UCWDC World Championships, held in Orlando, Florida,
highlight our wonderful area dancers and teachers.Results will be posted as soon as the UCWDC
website is back to normal.
Results of Spotlight
Dance Challenge, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are
available.Check out the winner of
Newcomer Jack & Jill!
Save These Dates:
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
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.
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
Membership is $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
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
First and Third
Friday of Each Month
Doors Open at