There are 24 hours of daylight north of
the Artic Circle on June 21
Wednesday June 24
SNC Lessons then on Hiatus until September
This is your last opportunity to have an SNC Wednesday lesson before the
summer hiatus.Lessons will resume in
September. Ask Don
Leynes what he meant when he told the intermediates last week to “grab it
while you can.”
new:July and August Lessons: There are no Wednesday lessons during these two months.
Theme:In The Heat of the Night Ice Cream
Will Be Served.
new:Early Bird Cutoffs
Worlds XVII Country Dance Championships:July 1, 2009
Chicagoland Dance Festival:July 15, 2009
Now that we’re nearing Chicagoland and half-way to Worlds’, the
following may be of interest:
Competitive and Social:All the dances can
be danced for the simple social pleasure of people moving to music together,
or can be taken to the level of competitive dancing, where the partners are
no longer striving just to have fun, but rather to meet a high standard of
technical and artistic goals.Read
more from Chicago
Let us know of Country or
Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
View the Swing ‘n’ Country Jun/Jul/Aug
Chicago Dancer Stimulus Plan:SNC members can save $15 on their weekend
pass using the promo code CHISWG. (Remember it was only $10 last year.)As you register
online, the promo code field appears after you enter your name and address
info. The discounted rates will NOT show up on the general pricing page
- you must enter the promo code before you'll see the reduced rates. Of
course folks are welcome to complete a hard copy of the registration form and
deduct the $15 from the total.
And finally, the event has a Facebook
page! Just search for Chicagoland Dance Festival and join the group!
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.
June 27:Saturday.Brian Wong, editor of Chicago Dance News, hosts Double
Dance at Ballroom City, 207 Villa Avenue, Villa Park, 60181. The theme is
Red, White and Blue Jam.Active and veteran US Armed Forces who
wear their uniform or clothes with a military logo get in half price.(map)
Viva presents a Swing and Hustle Dance from - .Jon Serletic will
be teaching Hustle.The first half hour is beginner, learning the rhythm with easy
patterns and the second half hour is intermediate patterns. The studio is located at
41 E.Northwest Hwy, Palatine
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
modified: Mondays:Maren Oslac
teaches a four-week series of West Coast Swing through the month of July
at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 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.
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, Wisconsin.Event Directors are Vivian Hahn and Doug Rousar. Contact
Leah Noparstak if you’d like to be part of an SNC table.Chris Van Houton and Julie Hein are on
staff.Matt Cotherman and April Prince
are among the featured DJs.Workshops and late night
buffets are included in the weekend price. There is a Team Strictly Swing Tournament
Relay. Contact Leah
Rousar for more details.
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.
Me In St. Louis.St. Louis
Renaissance Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.Swing
Dance Championship.Chicago’s Maren Oslac is on staff.
modified: October 30-Nov 1:Swing City Chicago.The Westin Lombard.World Swing Dance Council.Hosted by Maren and Jeff Oslac and Julie