Macdonald, our locally appreciated and nationally renowned dance instructor,
will be tearing up the floor with his Hustle lessons, starting this
Wednesday and continuing throughout May. If knowing that he took second place
as best male teacher at the 2008 Los
Angeles Classic isn’t enough to convince you
come out this month, then check
him out dancing Hustle at the 2005 Da Dance Camp.
Kristin (Geil) and Monty Ham Teach at May 15 Dance
favorites Kristin and Monty teach Two Step at the May 15 dance.
Note:The cost for this lesson is
$10.00. In addition, there will be
private lessons available from May 15-17 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
Did You Hear
with permission from Carlos Garcia) Swing Dance America (SDA) has come and gone and for the
first time in five years, the dancers from Chicagoland have not taken home
the team trophy.Texas and Louisiana made adjustments from last year when
they realized they were light in the Hustle divisions. Texas arrived in 2009 at SDA prepared with
Hustle dancers and a great showing in the routine divisions along with more
judges from their area.Chicago was
without a single routine in either Open Classic, Masters, Rising Star, or
Pro-Am divisions. Congratulations again to Texas and Louisiana.
Let us know of Country or
Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
View the Swing ‘n’ Country May/June/July
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.
new:May 16:Saturday.The Chicago Rebels hold a West
Coast Swing dance at The Centre at North
Park10040 Addison Ave.,
Park.Lessons with instructor Jimmy
Mulligan are from to ,
followed by open dancing until .
new:May 23:Saturday.Brian Wong, editor of Chicago Dance News, hosts a Double
Dance at Ballroom City, 207 Villa Avenue, Villa Park, 60181. The theme
for the evening is “Double Dance Redneckin' Romp” with a dash of ballroom.(map)
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.
Cameron teaches Beginning West Coast Swing
in Studio B at Ballroom City, 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:Alisa Winkler teaches West Coast
Swing during the month of May at Studio Viva!in Palatine from to .Contact
Alisa for more details. (map)
Thursdays:Randy Slone of Boot
Scoot Boot Camp teaches 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)
new:Results from Swing Dance America, held 4/23 – 4/26, are now available online.
Check ‘em out to see how fellow SNC members did.
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
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)
July 24: Swing’n’Country invites one and all
to its annual mid-summer party.Details
July 17 - 19: The North East
Wisconsin Rebels Swing Dance Club presents the 9th annual Wisconsin Dance Challenge. Radisson
Hotel, Green Bay, Wisconsin.Event Directors are Vivian Hahn and Doug Rousar. Contact
Leah Noparstak if you’d like to be part of the SNC table.
August 7: Swing’n’Country presents its
pre-Chicagoland dance.Get ready for Chicago’s very
own dance festival.Save the date!
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