“Using your body and its natural movements...combined with
correct positioning to make your dancing effortless and fun” has been Jeff
Sanchez’s goal for April.Treat
yourself to his last lesson on April 22. (Note:There is no lesson the 5th Wednesday of
Don Macdonald Featured Instructor
for May Lessons.
modified: Don 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.
Kristin (Geil) and Monty Ham
Teach at May 15 Dance
favorites Kristin and Monty will be teaching Two Step at the May 15 dance.
Note:The cost for this lesson is
$10.00. In addition there will be
private lessons available that weekend with Kristin or Monty. Contact Susie
Kaplan at 847/436-1875 to schedule.Learn more about
Kristin and Monty and watch them dance here.
Step lesson withKristin Ham
Open Dancing: DJ:Ken
new:Gently Used Clothing and Accessory Sale at May 1st
Let’s Go Green
Swing ’n’ Country’s fourth annual Gently Used Clothing
Sale is at our May 1st Dance.This
year we’re adding jewelry to the items. In the interest of recycling and
finding some new treasures, here’s your opportunity.
Guidelines to the sale are:
Bring items in excellent
condition on hangers with your name and asking price attached.
Jewelry to be brought in
zip-lock bags with your name and asking price zipped inside.
No early birds (sorry). Sale begins when lesson is over and runs until
Sellers must pick up unsold
items at .
It’s suggested you price to sell.Questions?Email Judi.
50/50 Raffle- April 17 Dance
Swing ‘n’ Country collected $224 at the 50/50 Raffle.First place winner was Richard McFarland.Richard re-gifted the money back to SNC
(what a guy!).Second place winner
was Christine Karczewski who will have one month’s of free Wednesday dance
lessons.Third place winner was
William Blanchard who will come to his next SNC dance free!Thanks to all who participated.
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View the Swing ‘n’ Country April/May/June
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 24:Friday.Please remember that X Dance is not having a dance
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.
Dance News presents Hawaiian Shirt
Party at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave 60181.In addition West
Coast Swing lessons that start at there will be a Most Obnoxiously Dressed Contest.For more information, contact Brian Wong at
Chicago Rebels hold a dance at The Centre at North
Park10040 Addison Ave.,
Park.Lessons are from
followed by open dancing until .
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 and 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
teaches a four-week series of West Coast Swing lessons through the month of
May at Heart & Sole Dance Studio,
183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477. West Coast Swing 101 begins at 7:00 pm,
West Coast Swing 201 begins at .(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.
modified Thursdays: Carlos Garcia will be teaching Intermediate Two Step during the month of May at Studio Viva!in Palatine from to .Contact
Alisa for more details. (map)
modified Thursdays:Angie Cameron will beteaching Beginning West Coast Swing in Studio B at BallroomCity, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park60181 from to May 7 through May 28.Contact
Angie by e-mail or by phone at 312/771-1007 to learn more.
Thursdays:Randy Slone 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)
June 11 - August
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. Julie Hein is a
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)
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. Contact
Leah Noparstak if you’d like to be part of the SNC table.
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.
August 27 -
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