modified:Maren Oslac teaches West Coast Swing in
dance competition winner Maren Oslac is back as a Wednesday instructor at
Swing ‘n’ Country. Last week, Maren went over basic rhythm and the sugar push
with Beginners. Intermediates were privy to a 32 count pattern.One of the moves has been aptly named “spinnus
interruptus” by one her students. The dancers now know how to tell if it’s a
6 count pattern or an 8-count pattern.Hint:Which way is the
followers’ foot facing on count 4? Another unveiling mystery, “Why does the
lead squeeze his thumb on top of my hand?The answer just may lie with the follows.Find out more good stuff from Maren this
Wednesday. Join us!Watch Maren in competition
at a Jack ‘n’ Jill and you’ll get an idea of what you’re in store for at one
of her lessons.
modified:February 13:Friday.X Dance hosts a dance at The
Centre at North Park10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131.Doors open at approximately 7:15 pm. Jim
Becker will teach an intermediate West Coast Swing lesson. Open
dancing runs from until . (map)
February 14:Saturday.Valentine’s Day Ball.A “Special Edition” of Double Dance will
feature a semi-formal dance at BallroomCity, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois.A beginner Nightclub lesson will be
offered at , with an Intermediate lesson to follow.Open dancing begins at .Fellow clubs discounts are
February 16:Monday.Swing and Hustle
with the best at Heart
& Sole Dance Studio, 7038
183rd St., Tinley Park.West Coast Swing lessons start at Dancing begins at . (map)
February 26:Thursday.Julie Hein and Don Leynes will teach two Double
Two workshops at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois.Beginner workshop begins at , followed by an intermediate workshop at .A videotape will be available
February 27:Friday.X Dance hosts a dance at The
Centre at North Park10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131.Doors open at approximately General dancing runs from until . (map)
February 28,Saturday.The Chicago Rebels will hold a West
Coast Swing party at The Centre at North
Park, 10040 Addison Ave.
UCWDC champion, Carlos Garcia, will teach a West Coast Swing lesson
Open dancing will follow until .
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.
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.
Solazzoand Randy Baustert teach a six-week Swing class at LyonsTownshipHigh
School, 100 S.
Brainard Ave., La Grange, from
Feb 2 – March 16.Class runs from .The class will cover West Coast Swing,
Hustle and Nightclub.Contact Bev at 708 214-5354 or
e-mail her at Time2Dance1@comcast.net.
Mondays:Alisa Winkler teaches beginner West Coast Swing
on February 16th and 23rd from at Sonia’s Dance Rhythm, 534 W.
Wise Rd.Schaumburg. Leaders
are needed. (map)(details)
Wednesdays: SNC Wednesday lessons feature Maren Oslac teaching West Coast
Swing in February.
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 , and Hustle 102 at .(map)
Thursdays:Angie Cameron teaches a beginner Hustle
class for four-weeks from , which started January 22, at BallroomCity, 207 S.
Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois60181.For more details, e-mail Angie, or call her at
Thursdays:Randy Sloneteaches a four-week Nightclub class at The Health
and Fitness Club, 3098 Falling Waters Blvd, Lindenhurst, Illinois, 60046. The classes run from through February
26.Call 847/535-7500 or contact Randy to learn more.
Thursdays:In February, Alisa Winkler will be
teaching at Studio Viva! in Palatine. From , West
Coast Swing Beginner II (Building on the Basics) will be taught, followed
from[jrt1] by West
Coast Swing Beginner I (Basics only). Contact
Alisa for more details. (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 1, 2009Ft. Wayne Showdown.Hilton Ft.Wayne at the GrandWayneCenter, Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46802.Featured are workshops, open dancing, and the Saturday night “DanceAcademy Awards Show.”
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
July 2 - 4, 2009:Sweet
Home Chicago.Wyndham Hotel
O’Hare.Party, dance, eat, dance,
shop, dance (no competition) with the folks from the WindyCity Jitterbug Club.Staff includes Julie Hein.
August 21 -
12, 2009:Chicagoland Dance
Festival.CrownPlazaChicago O’Hare.Look forward to workshops, open dancing and competitions at CDF.See if its reputation as an event that is
fun to the MAX is true.
August 27 - 30, 2009:Swingin’
Dance Party.Drawbridge Inn, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.13 hours
of workshops and open dancing with no competition.Staff includes Maren Oslac and Jeff
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