March 24, 2009
Happenings

President:
Leah Noparstak

This issue by Ken D.



The wait is over,

Spring is almost here!

modified:  Julie Hein’s Final Double Two Lesson of the Month

Last week, the beginners triumphed by dancing a “roll out” from either a closed dance position or a side-by-side position. The intermediates were using "pizza hands" in their own underarm turn and Jason Miklic's "karate chop of love" to return to closed dance position.

Join Julie and Don this Wednesday as they close the month of March with their final Double Two lesson.

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

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

new:  April Dances

 

When:    Friday, April 3
Where:   The Centre at North Park

Two Step lesson with   Jeff Sanchez
Doors Open:                 
7:15 pm
Lessons:                       
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Open Dancing:             
9:00 pm – 12:00 am
DJ:                                Matt Cotherman

When:    Friday, April 17
Where:   The Centre at North Park

Hustle lesson with         Angie Cameron
Doors Open:                 
7:15 pm
Lessons:                       
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Open Dancing:             
9:00 pm – 12:00 am
DJ:                                Ken Dillard

new:  Two Step on Wednesdays in April

Fresh from his Friday night lesson on March 20, Jeff Sanchez will be teaching us Two-Step during the month of April.  Jeff has been an instructor for SNC for years. Members love his precise descriptions on how to execute moves, and his unique choice of practice songs.

When:           Wednesdays, Mar  1, 8, 15, 22
Where:          The Centre at North Park

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

new:  Hustle Lesson with Angie Cameron on Friday, April 17

2007 US Open Jack ‘n’ Jill Champion, and Hustle and West Coast Swing dancer, Angie Cameron returns to SNC to teach a Hustle lesson. Watch Angie at the 2008 MADJam event in Washington, D.C. and you’ll get an idea just how good she is.

Miscellaneous

  • Let us know of Country or Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
  • View the Swing ‘n’ Country March/April/May-month calendar.
  • Next Board meeting: TBA.  A feedback form for discussion at the meetings is available.

Other Chicagoland Happenings:

March 27: Friday.  X Dance hosts a dance at The Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.  Doors open at approximately 7:15 pm. General dancing runs from 9:00 pm until midnight.  (map)

March 28:  Saturday.  Viva Swing Dance starts with a beginner Hustle class at 8:00 pm. by Carlos Garcia & Alisa Winkler, followed by social dancing beginning at 9:00 pm.  Studio Viva!  Is located at 41 E Northwest Hwy, Palatine, 60067  (map) 

new:  April 4: Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels will hold a Hustle and West Coast Swing party at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave, Franklin Park, 60131.  Carlos Garcia will teach a West Coast Swing lesson from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Open dancing will follow until midnight.  (map)

new: April 10:  Friday.  X Dance holds a dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Instructor is TBA.  (map) 

April 11:  Saturday.  Dance World hosts a dance at Hoffman Estates Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates, 60169 beginning with a 7:30 pm West Coast Swing lesson by Julie Hein.  General dancing begins at 8:30 pm.  (map)

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.

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

new: Mondays:  Alisa Winkler teaches beginner West Coast Swing from April 6th to the 27th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Sonia’s Dance Rhythm, 534 W. Wise Rd. Schaumburg. Leaders are needed. (map)(details)

modified:  Wednesdays: SNC Wednesday lessons feature Julie Hein teaching Double Two in March. In April, Jeff Sanchez will teach Two Step.

modified:  Thursdays:  Maren Oslac teaches a four-week series of  lessons through the month of March at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477. Nightclub 102 begins at 7:30 pm, with ballroom classes following at 8:30 pm on April 9 and April 23 only.  (map)    

Thursdays: Alisa Winkler and Carlos Garcia will be teaching West Coast Swing April 2, 16, 23 and 30 at Studio Viva! in Palatine.  Beginner will be taught by Alisa from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Intermediate will be taught by Carlos from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Contact Alisa for more details. (map)

Competition Results

new:  Results of the Chicago Classic, held March 13-15 are available online.

Save These Dates:

 

May 8, 2009:   Opening of Love n’ Dancing, a movie about the “only two things in life (that) are universal.”  Choreographed and produced by Robert Royston, and featuring Nicola Royston in a leading role, Chicago dancers are sure to enjoy watching “our” sport on the big screen. 

May 15-17, 2009:   Kristin & Monty Ham Private Lessons.  Ballroom City, Villa Park.  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 Windy City Jitterbug Club.

July 11, 2009:   WWII USO themed Swing Dance.  Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Hosted by the National Railroad Museum. The event includes a live swing band, cash bar, food, and WWII re-enactors. Contact Jacqueline Frank for more information. (map)

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 - 23, 2009:  Chicagoland Dance Festival.  Crown Plaza Chicago 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 Sanchez.

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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