January 27, 2009
Happenings

President: Leah Noparstak

This issue by Judi T.

 


The Count Down Has Begun!
February 22 – 24

Early Bird Cut off:  Feb 9



Helping Hands make a great Club!

Swing ‘n’ Country Needs You

 

Swing ‘n’ Country is a member-run club. On the Board, members help decide the direction of the club.  We will be electing the following this year:

  • Vice President (one year term followed by a term as President)
  • Secretary – one year term
  • Treasurer – one year term
  • Three Board Members – two year term
  • One Board Member – one year term.

Please contact any board member for information on the duties for each position.  If you are interested in giving back to your Club, please contact Roger via e-mail or telephone (224/622-1223).

 

Hania and son, Pierre
50th Birthday Party at BC

modified:

 Birthday Girl, Hania Richmond, Finishes January Waltz Lessons

 

Last week, Hania not only prepared and taught a Beginner’s and Intermediate Waltz lesson, she put on a fantastic birthday party at Ballroom City last Sunday afternoon.   The time flew by with games, dancing, games, dancing, sharing of food, dancing, birthday cake and then more dancing.

A “play list” was even provided to the party goers so that they knew exactly what dance was being played next.  All of this was done with help of her many dance buddies. Join us Wednesday for her final lesson of January.

January Lessons

When:           Wednesdays, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Where:          The Centre at North Park

Beginner:                                             7:30 to 8:25 pm
Intermediate:                                      
8:35 to 9:30 pm

Note:   There is no dance scheduled for the last Friday in January.

Maren Oslac teaches in February

Maren Oslac’s accomplishments are many.  She is a championship competitor, a teacher, a club owner and an event planner.     Join us next month to learn how to put your heart and soul into every move.   Here is a You Tube presentation of Maren in action.  

BTW:   Both Maren and her husband, Jeff, will be teaching at SNC’s Dance Camp Chicago in February.  See detail below.

February Lessons

When:           Wednesdays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Where:          The Centre at North Park

Beginner:                                             7:30 to 8:25 pm
Intermediate:                                      
8:35 to 9:30 pm

February Dances

When:           Friday, February 6
Where:          The Centre at North Park

WCS lesson with                      Maren Oslac
Doors Open:                            
7:15 pm
Lessons:                                  
7:30 to 9:00 pm
Open Dancing:                        
9:00 pm to 12:00 am
DJ:                                           Ken Dillard

Friday Night Schedule

 

 

  • 4:00 pm Registration Opens
  • 5:30-6:30: Open Dancing
  • 6:30-8:30: Beginner and Intermediate Workshops (note: Separate charge for Mario Robau workshop is $10.00)
  • J&J Two Step Finals for Newcomers and Novice
  • J&J West Coast Finals for Newcomers
  • J&J West Coast Prelims for
    Novice
  • Open Dancing in Main Ballroom: 8:30pm - 9:30pm; 10:15pm - 10:30pm; 11:30-3:00am.
    Open Dancing in Swing Room: 
    8:30 – 3:00 am.
  • Late Night Buffet



February 20 to 22, 2009
Waterford Conference Center
Elmhurst, Illinois   60126

Early Bird Cut off February 9.

Hey Babe!  Check out all the Open Dancing Hours!

 


Room Reservations

 

For room reservations at the Quality Inn/Clarion call 630/279-0700.   The hotel is connected to the Waterford making it easy to take power naps between all the workshops and open dancing.  Prices are $59.99 for queen room and $69.99 for double queen or a king room. Be sure to mention Dance Camp for your group rate.



Event Details


Get an overview of the entire event on the SNC Web site. Save time by registering online.


Miscellaneous

  • Let us know of Country or Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
  • View the Swing ‘n’ Country three-month calendar.

Other Chicagoland Happenings:

modified:  January 30:  Friday.  X Dance hosts a dance at The Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131.  Doors open at approximately 7:15 pm. The instructor Nancy Tuzzolino will teach the Beginner and Intermediate sessions. General dancing runs from 9:00 pm until midnight. (map)

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 7:30, preceding 8:00 pm open dancing. The evening includes a Salsa competition and two rooms of dancing: Salsa, Latin and Ballroom in one, West Coast Swing and in the other. Contact May I Have This Dance for more information. (map)

new:  February 13: Friday.   Friday.  X Dance hosts a dance at The Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131.  Doors open at approximately 7:15 pm. General dancing runs from 9:00 pm until midnight. (map)

new:  February 27: Friday.   A Friday Night Dance Party will be held Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park.   Lesson begins at 8:00 pm followed by open dancing. (map) (details)

new:  February 7,  Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels will hold a Hustle and West Coast Swing party at The Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave. The Beginner and Intermediate lessons are held concurrently from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Open dancing will follow until midnight. (map)

new:  February 28:  Saturday.  Double Dance.  Held at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois. Brian Wong will provide lesson and dance details soon. (map)

Mondays:  Maren Oslac  teaches West Coast Swing at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park.   Beginner class at 7:00 pm.  Intermediate at 7:45 pm.  (map) (details)   

Mondays:  Jill Popovich teaches Pilates in Arlington Heights starting at 7:00 pm.  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.

Wednesdays: SNC Wednesday lessons feature Hania Richmond teaching Waltz in January and Maren Oslac teaching West Coast Swing in February.

modified:  Thursdays:  Maren Oslac teaches a four-week series of Hustle through the month of February at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477. Hustle 101 begins at 7:00 pm, and Hustle 102 at 8:00 pm.  (map)   

Thursdays:  Angie Cameron teaches a beginner Hustle class for four-weeks from 9:00-10:00 pm, starting this Thursday, January 22, at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois 60181.  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 February 26.  Call 708/430-5875 or e-mail Jon to learn more. (map)

Out-of-Town Happenings

Save These Dates:

 

February 12 – 15, 2009 Capital 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 Nancy Tuzzolino.

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 Club is dedicated to the promotion of couples style Swing and Country dancing.
Dances
and Lessons are held at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park,IL 60131

 

Membership is $20.00 per Year Per Person;  $15.00 Per Additional Person At the Same Address; $5.00 per Student

Wednesday Lessons

First Four Wednesdays of Each Month
Doors Open at 7:15

BEGINNER LESSON: 7:30-8:25
INTERMEDIATE LESSON:  8:35-9:30

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 Accompanied by
Paying Adult

 

Friday Dances

First and Third Friday of Each Month
Doors Open at
7:15

BEGINNER LESSON   7:30
INTERMEDIATE LESSON 8:00
Lesson, Student $2.00
Lesson, Adult $4.00

OPEN COUPLES DANCING 9:00 to12:00
Students $3.00
Members $6.00
Non-Members $12.0
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Mailing Address:  Swing N Country, PO BOX 59508, SCHAUMBURG, IL  60159-0508
  Hotline:  1-847-827-9021
 WWW.SWINGNCOUNTRY.ORG

 

Questions? Please contact any board member.

SNC hotline 847/638-7621 for class status and other information

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