March 20 is the deadline for
delivering/postmarking ballots for your new Board. Return your completed
ballot at the Wednesday lesson or the Friday 03/20 dance.For more information, read the candidate’s bios or download
a ballot.Links to the bios are found
towards the bottom of the SNC home page.
brings in March Like a Lion
Will she send it out like a lamb?Our Double Two leads and follows were
treated to “really gross jokes for all”
(direct quote from the teacher).The
Beginners were shown how to make their basics look smooth and the
Intermediate follows were shown how chane′ turns can give their leaders a chance to cut to the inside to close
Join Julie and her assistant Don
for more fun (and jokes) with the Double Two during the month of March.
Two Step lesson withJeff Sanchez
Featuring:St. Patrick’s Day Dance DJ:Ken
Sanchez Teaches Two Step at St. Patrick’s Day Dance
Come wearin’ your green at the March 20
Friday night dance. Jeff Sanchez will be
teachin’ us Two-Step.He’ll then be
bringin’ in April with a whole month of this core country dance.
new:How Breath Breathes Life
Into The Dance
dance, all movement, all human life, begin the same way: with a breath.
Whether we are aware of it or not -- the rise and fall of the chest caused by
our breathing informs everything we do. We often take it for granted.Holding
the breath creates a stifled, lifeless dancer. By connecting to the breath,
dancers reaffirm their most basic human ability and connect with fellow
dancers (as well as their audiences).
Let us know of Country or Swing
Events you want posted in Happenings.
View the Swing ‘n’ Country March/April/May-month
Next Board meeting: March 23.A feedback form for discussion
at the meetings is available.
modified:March 13 – 15, 2009:The Chicago Classic returns
for its second year to the Marriott-Chicago O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois, 60631. 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.Jason Barnes and Erica Berg, who have previously taught at Swing ‘n’ Country,
will be teaching at the Chicago Classic.(map)
March 21:Saturday.The Chicago Rebels will hold a West
Coast Swing party at The Centre at North
Park, 10040 Addison Ave, Franklin Park, IL60131.
Carlos Garcia will teach a West
Coast Swing lesson from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Open dancing will follow
modified:March 22:Sunday.Angie Cameronholds
a one-hour intermediate Hustle workshop at 1:00 pm at BallroomCity, 207 S.
Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois60181.
Angie by e-mail or by phone at 312/ 771-1007 to learn more.(map)
March 27:Friday.X Dance hosts a dance at The
Centre at North Park10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, IL60131.Doors open at approximately 7:15 pm. General
dancing runs from until .(map)
modified:March 28: Saturday.Viva Swing
Dancestarts with a beginner Hustle class at . by Carlos Garcia &
Alisa Winkler, followed by social dancing beginning at .Studio Viva!Is
located at41 E Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL60067(map)
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
February 2 – March 16.Class runs from
8:15 - 9:15 pm and will cover West Coast Swing, Hustle and Nightclub.Contact Bev at 708/214-5354 or e-mail her
Mondays:Alisa Winkler teaches beginner West Coast Swing from
March 2nd to the 23rd from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Sonia’s Dance Rhythm, 534 W. Wise Rd.Schaumburg. Leaders are needed. (map)(details)
Wednesdays: SNC Wednesday lessons feature Julie Hein teaching Double
Two in March.
Thursdays:Maren Oslac teaches a four-week series
of Nightclub through the month of March at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477. Nightclub 101 begins at 7:30 pm, and Nightclub
102 at 8:30 pm.(map)
Thursdays: Alisa Winkler will be teaching West Coast Swing March 12,
19 & 26 at Studio Viva!in Palatine.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)
modified:Thursdays:Angie Cameron teaches Hustle
through March 19 pm at Ballroom
City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, Illinois 60181
from 9:00 to entitled Basics
Angie by e-mail or by phone at 312/771-1007 to learn more.
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 has a table at the event. Contact
Leah Noparstak if you’d like to be part of the SNC table.
2009:Kristin & Monte Ham Private
Lessons.BallroomCity, Villa Park, Illinois.Book a private lesson with Chicago favorites by contacting Susie Kaplan.(map) Kristin & Monte will also
be teaching at the SNC dance on Friday, May 15.
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.
July 11, 2009:WWII USO themed Swing Dance.Green Bay, Wisconsin.Hosted by the NationalRailroadMuseum. The event includes a live swing band,
cash bar, food, and WWII re-enactors. Contact
Jacqueline Frank for more information. (map)
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 -
23, 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.Thirteen
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