Jeff Sanchez combined
razzle-dazzle patterns with solid frame technique to make last week’s Two-Step lesson
memorable – for both beginners and intermediates.The master of lead/follow information, Jeff
has more of the same great stuff for dancers this Wednesday.Here he is with his beautiful wife, Maren.
Reminder that there will be a 50-50 drawing
at this dance, half of the proceeds going to the 1st place
winner.2nd place winner
will receive a month of Wednesday lessons, and 3rd place winner
will receive free admission to a Friday dance.This is almost as good as getting stimulus
Don MacDonald, the
featured instructor for May, will be tearing up the floor with his Hustle
lessons on Wednesdays and at the dance on Friday, May 1.Check
him out dancing Hustle at a recent Dance Camp.
But that’s not all!One of Chicago’s
favorite people returns for a lesson at SNC’s dance on Friday, May 15.Kristin Hamm and husband Monty will be
teaching the lesson before the dance that night, in addition to offering private
lessons all weekend.Learn more about
Kristin and Monty and watch them dance here.
is a relatively safe form of intoxication."
Dance CampChicago -2009 – Photos
Thanks to Don Leynes and Nancy Bright
we now have some great DDC
photos on our web site.
Let us know of Country or
Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
View the Swing ‘n’ Country April/May/June
Next Board meeting: April 20.A feedback form for
discussion at the meetings is available.
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)
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)
new:April 23:Thursday.Julie Hein teaches two Cha
Cha workshops at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park 60181.Beginner starts at followed by Intermediate, which starts at .(map)
April 23 – 26: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.
May 15-17:Kristin & Monty Ham Private Lessons.BallroomCity, Villa Park.Book a private lesson with one of these Chicago favorites by contacting Susie Kaplan.(map) Kristin & Monty will also
be teaching at the SNC dance on Friday, May 15.
29-31:Circle City Classic.Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana.Fully-sanctioned UCWDC event.We have SNC members competing at this
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
modified:Thursdays:Maren Oslac teaches a four-week series of
lessons through the month of April 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)
Thursdays:Angie Cameron will beteaching Beginning West Coast Swing in Studio B at Ballroom City,
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.
modified:Thursdays:Randy Sloan of Boot
Scoot Boot Camp will be teaching Beginning West Coast Swing from
April 9 until Thursday, May 14 at LindenhurstHealth & FitnessCenter, 3098
Falling Waters Blvd, Lindenhurst, 60046.Class is
from to .(map)
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: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: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)
July 17-19: 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 -
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.
modified:August 27 - 30: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.Contact Maren to sit at a
table with your Chicago friends.
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