Get your boogie shoes ready, Dance Camp is fast
Hania and student (aka SNC Vice
President, Roger Peterson) at Chicagoland Dance Festival.
modified:Hania Richmond Waltzes through January
Last week, Hania drilled students
on how the use of collecting and swaying on Count 2 made even the most
difficult of maneuvers easier and prettier. Hania continues her Waltz
instruction in this, her third week of Wednesday night lessons in January.
Waltz lesson with MarenOslac
We’re a little over a month away from
Swing ‘n’ Country’s Dance Camp. The 2009 edition of the annual dance happens
the weekend of February 22 – 24, 2009, at the WaterfordConferenceCenter, in Elmhurst, Illinois.
the early highlights include:
Familiar instructors that are an integral part
of Dance Camp including Kristin and Monty Ham.
Jack ‘n’ Jill competitions for Two Step and
West Coast Swing with WSDC points awarded for West Coast swing winners.
Over 30 hours of open dancing.
Included in the weekend pass: four meals!
A special Friday evening Mario Robau Jr.-led workshop.
(Note: Swing ‘n’ Country is a member-run club. On the Board, members
help decide the direction of the club. It is members that keep the club
running. Please remember that if you’re thinking about running for a position
this year.) Elections for officers and the
board of directors of our club are coming soon. 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.
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 meet and check-in
dancers at the registration desk at the regularly-scheduled dances 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.
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 S. Villa Avenue, Villa Park, Illinois60181.
January 23 – 25, 2009:Mario in Chicago.Saturday-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)
modified:January 24:Saturday.Double Dance.Held at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave.,
Villa Park, Illinois, the evening will begin with an East Coast Swing
lesson from ,
followed by open dancing from until .Anyone who attends Saturday’s “Mario in Chicago”
workshops receives a discount coupon to attend Double Dance that evening.
Brian Wong has
all the details on this special dance which also serves as a fundraiser
for a friend of Brian’s, whose six-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed
with cancer. (map)
new:January 24:Saturday.Studio Viva is hosting a swing social at 41 E.
Northwest Highway, Palatine, Illinois, 60067. A beginner
West Coast Swing lesson will be taught by Alisa Winkler at Open
dancing follows from .A discount will be given by the Studio for “Mario in Chicago
attendees. Visit the Studio
Viva Web site to learn more. (map)
new:January 25:Sunday.“Swing!The Musical.” A local version of the musical is being put together and
dancers are needed.Lindy dancer
extraordinaire and local instructor Riley Wymes
Jr., is the choreographer. Auditions are being held at the Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, Indiana. Contact Michele Craig
to learn more.
new:January 30:Friday.X Dance hosts a dance at The
Centre at North Park10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131.Doors open at approximately . The instructor will be announced shortly. General dancing runs from until . (map)
new:January 31:Saturday.Salsa, Swing & Hustle Party. May I Have
This Dance sponsors the event at Willowbrook
Ballroom, 8900 Archer Ave., Willow
Springs, IL. Salsa
and Hustle lessons start at ,
dancing. The evening includes a Salsa competition and two rooms of
dancing: Salsa, Latin and Ballroom in one, West Coast
Swing and u in the other. Contact
May I Have This Dance for more information. (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. (map)
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:Angie Cameron teaches a beginner Hustle
class for four-weeks from , starting this Thursday, January 22, at BallroomCity, 207 S.
Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois60181.For more details, e-mail Angie, or call her at 312/771-1007.
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)
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 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