Ballots for members of the 2009-2010 Swing ‘n’ Country
Board have been mailed.You can return
the completed ballot at the Wednesday lesson or dance on March 6, or send it
via return mail in the enclosed envelope.Candidate’s bios and ballot
have been put on the web site.Links
can be found on the main web page at the bottom.
modified:Maren Oslac teaches West Coast Swing in
Wednesday Maren introduced the Beginners to eight count patterns. She then
challenged the Intermediate dancers with a left-side swivel pass amalgamation
that depends on maintaining frame to be successful. Find out more great tips
and tricks to make your West Coast red hot. Join us this Wednesday!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.
Our ever popular Julie Hein will be teaching
Double Two during Wednesdays in March and at our first dance on March 6.This country dance combines swing with
two-step in that it has a left track and a right track in weaves and will
include lariats and free spins.Join
us with triple, triple, walk, walk footwork and giggle, giggle, grin, grin
laughter in March.
Next Board meeting: March 23.A feedback form for discussion
at the meetings is available.
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 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 .
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.Bonus:Dance CampChicago’s very own Jennifer Jeffries will once
again emcee, and over $18,000 in prize money is offered to some of the
hottest competition dancing you’ll see.Don’t miss this event!
new: March 28: Saturday.Viva Swing Dancestarts
with a beginner Hustle class at by Carlos Garcia &
Alisa Winkler, followed by social dancing beginning at Contact Studio Viva!for details.Bring someone new and you both get in half
Popovich teaches Pilates in Arlington Heights starting at .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.
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.
new: Mondays:Alisa Winkler teaches beginner West Coast Swing from
March 2nd to the 23rd from at Sonia’s Dance Rhythm, 534 W. Wise Rd.Schaumburg. Leaders are needed. (map)(details)
modified: Wednesdays: SNC Wednesday lessons feature Maren Oslac teaching West Coast
Swing in February and Julie
Hein teaching Double Two in March.
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: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.
new: Thursdays: Alisa Winkler will be teaching West Coast SwingMarch 12, 19 & 26 at Studio Viva!inPalatine.Beginner II (Building
on the Basics) will be taught from to .Beginner I (Basics
only) will be taught at .Contact Alisa for more details. (map)
– 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
new: May 15-17, 2009:Kristin & Monte Ham Private Lessons.BallroomCity, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois.Book a private lesson with Chicago favorites by contacting Roger or Susie,(map)
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.
July 17-19, 2009: The North East
Wisconsin Rebels Swing Dance Club presents the 18th annual Wisconsin Dance Challenge. Radisson Hotel,
Green Bay, WI.Doug Rousar, Event Director.
August 21 -
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