fabulous Don Macdonald continues to challenge dancers with his Hustle
lessons on Wednesdays.Clever
choreography, precise instruction:it
doesn’t get much better than this. If you missed seeing this second place
best male teacher at the 2008 Los
Angeles Classic, you can check
him out dancing Hustle at the 2005 Da Dance Camp.
Don has a reputation for clever choreography and wicked humor.You’ll experience both when you join him
for a month of Nightclub lessons on Wednesdays in June as well as his
Friday night lesson at the second dance of the month, June 19.
new:Polka with Jon Serletic
Jon joins SNC
for a Polka lesson on Friday night, June 5.This energetic dance is one of Jon’s specialties.See what he has in store for SNC dancers.
Dance Camp planning committee is seeking feedback from the 2009 event, to
help shape 2010. In addition to receiving the survey via e-mail, SNC members
have the option to use the online
version to give their input on what did, or did not, work this year.The survey takes approximately 5-10 minutes
to complete. Let your voice be heard and help shape next year’s event.
Let us know of Country or
Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
View the Swing ‘n’ Country May/June/July
There is no dance scheduled for
the 5th Friday in May.
modified:SNC Event Table – Pre-Event
Dance Challenge:The first SNC
table has been filled for this event, so we’re starting a second.Contact
Leah Noparstak if you’d like to be part of the 2nd SNC table as well as
get a great deal: workshops and late night buffets are included in the
May 22:Friday.X Dance has been
rescheduled to May 29.
May 23:Saturday.Brian Wong, editor of Chicago Dance News, hosts a Memorial
Day Double Dance at Ballroom City, 207 Villa Avenue, Villa Park, 60181. There
will be lessons at and and open dancing from - .(map)
Viva presents a Swing and Hustle Dance from - .Bring a friend and
get 2 for 1 admittance.Studio is
located at 41 E.Northwest Hwy, Palatine
modified:May 29-31:Circle City Classic.Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana.Fully-sanctioned UCWDC event.Many dancers are taking a road trip to
Indy for the party. Local teachers on staff include Don Macdonald, Hania
Richmond and Julie Hein as well as Christopher Hussey and Katrina Branson.Check
the website for more details.
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)
Results from the Easterns
Dance Championships, held 05/07 – 05/10, are now available for Jack & Jill.Pro Am results are expected next week.
Results from the Swing
Diego, held 05/07 – 05/10, are now available.
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 to follow.
modified: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.Chris VanHouton and Julie Hein are on staff.Matt Cotherman and April Prince are among
the featured DJs.
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