Swing ‘n’ Country thanks
Julie Hein and her assistant Don Leynes for a triumphant month of Double Two
in March.A huge thank you also to
Julie for her fifteen years of service to the Swing ‘n’ Country Board as
Secretary. That’s right … fifteen whole years!Julie is a founding member of SNC and will
continue to be active in the Club as a Happenings
editor, Dance Camp committee member and teacher.
modified: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 is
known for his precise descriptions on how to execute moves and his unique
choice of practice songs.Here he is
with the family puppy, “Tango.”
"Stifling an urge to
dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips."
new:Dance CampChicago -2009 – Photos
Thanks to Don Leynes and
Nancy Bright we now have some great DDC photos on our
Let us know of Country or
Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
modified:View the Swing ‘n’ Country April/May/June 3-month calendar.
modified Next Board meeting: April 20.A feedback form for
discussion at the meetings is available.
4:Saturday.The Chicago Rebels will hold a dance at
The Centre at North Park,
10040 Addison Ave,
Park, 60131.Christopher VanHouten,
May I Have This Dance, will teach an Intermed/Adv Hustle lesson from
Nancy Tuzzolino will concurrently
teach Hustle for Beginners.Open
dancing will follow until ..(map)
April 11: Saturday.Dance World hosts a
dance at Hoffman EstatesCommunity Center, 1685 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates, 60169 beginning with a West Coast Swing
lesson by Julie Hein.General dancing begins at . (map)
new: April 11:Saturday.Viva Swing
Dancestarts with a beginner Hustle class at by Angie Cameron followed by social
dancing beginning at .Studio Viva!Is
located at41 E Northwest Hwy, Palatine, 60067(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.
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.
Mondays:Alisa Winkler teaches beginner West Coast Swing from April
6th to the 27th from at Sonia’s Dance Rhythm, 534 W. Wise Rd.Schaumburg. Leaders are needed. (map)(details)
Wednesdays: SNC Wednesday lessons feature Jeff Sanchez teaching the
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 , with ballroom classes following at on April 9 and April 23 only.(map)
Thursdays: Alisa Winkler and Carlos Garcia will be teaching West Coast
SwingApril 2, 16, 23 and 30 at Studio Viva!in Palatine.Beginner will be taught by Alisa from to .Intermediate will be taught by Carlos from to .Contact
Alisa for more details. (map)
new: Thursdays:Angie Cameron will beteaching Beginning West Coast Swing in Studio B at BallroomCity, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park60181 from to on April 2, 9, 16 and 23.Contact
Angie by e-mail or by phone at 312/771-1007 to learn more.
new: Thursdays:Randy Sloan of Boot Scott
Boot Camp will teaching a 6-week program of Beginning West Coast Swing
at Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center, 3098 Falling Waters Blvd,
Lindenhurst, 60046.Class is from to .(map)
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.BallroomCity, Villa Park.Book a private lesson with Chicago favorites by contacting Susie Kaplan.(map) Kristin & Monty will also
be teaching at the SNC dance on Friday, May 15.
new:May 29-31:Circle City Classic.Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana.Fully-sanctioned UCWDC event.We have SNC members competing at this
new:June 11-August 23,
Summer Dance Festival.Grant Park.
Group dance instruction in everything from ballroom to country line
dancing on a 3,500 square foot open-air floor at the Spirit of Music Garden
in Grant Park
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)
modified: July 17-19,
2009: The North
East Wisconsin Rebels
Swing Dance Club presents
the 9th annual Wisconsin Dance Challenge.
Radisson Hotel, Green Bay, WI.Event Directors are Vivian Hahn and Doug Rousar.
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