That’s it!Lean forward, hip out, one arm up and one
arm out.It’s all about the posture
in this dance.Join Don and your SNC
friends Wednesday, May 27 for the last of the month’s Hustle series at The
Centre at North Park.Beginners
start at with the
Intermediate class following at .
Don Leynes and Nightclub in June
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.
modified:Polka For Everyone
with Jon Serletic
Jon joins SNC
for a Polka lesson on Friday night, June 5.Learn how you can control the energy level of the
dance. Polka can be a surprisingly easy dance. Local Country establishments play
polkas each night. With a few simple moves you could be out
Food Drive on June 5
new:Food Drive:The SNC annual Food Drive benefiting the Leyden Township
(Franklin Park) Food Pantry will be held at this dance.In these hard economic times, we ask that
you be as generous as possible.Reward:Feel good that you’ve
helped someone and earned $1 off of admission to dance up to $6.Of course, bring as many cans as you are
modified:This is the last week the Dance CampSurvey will be available through Happenings. If you haven’t already
done so, please complete the five minute exercise to help shape Dance Camp
2010. Use this online
version to give your input on what did, or did not, work well for you
this year.Thank you from the Dance CampCommittee.
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.
SNC Event Table – Pre-Event Special
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
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.
new: June 27:Saturday.Brian Wong, editor of Chicago Dance News, hosts Double
Dance at Ballroom City, 207 Villa Avenue, Villa Park, 60181. There will
be lessons at and and open dancing
from - . Brian will tell us
his theme for June shortly. (map)
new: Jun 27:Saturday.Studio
Viva presents a Swing and Hustle Dance from - .Studio is located
at 41 E.Northwest Hwy, Palatine
teaches a four-week series of West Coast Swing through the month of
June at Heart & Sole Dance Studio,
183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477. WCS 101 begins at and is followed by WCS 102 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.
new:Tuesdays:Maren Oslac teaches four weeks of East
Coast Swing as part of her Dancing for All Occasions series during the
month of June at Heart & Sole Dance
Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477. Lesson is from .(map)
SNC’s last Wednesday in May lessons features Don Macdonald
teaching Hustle.Don Leynes
will be teaching Nightclub in June.
modified:Thursdays:Alisa Winkler teaches West Coast
Swing during the month of June at Studio Viva!in Palatine from to .Contact
Alisa for more details. (map)
Happenings is still waiting for Pro Am results
from the Easterns Dance Championships, held 05/07 – 05/10. We’ll share with you when they are
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)
Swing’n’Country invites one and all to its annual mid-summer
party.The theme is ‘In the Good
Old Summertime’ and pizza will be served.
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.
modified:August 7: Swing’n’Country presents its
pre-Chicagoland dance.Get ready for Chicago’s very
own dance festival. Theme:In the Heat of the Night with Ice Cream
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