July 21, 2009


Roger Peterson

This issue by Ken D.

At this Friday’s dance

 pizza will be served.!

new:  SNC Dance this Friday

The schedule may be altered for a couple of months, but there are still Swing ‘n’ Country dances during the summer months. This Friday, July 24, SNC hosts a pizza party. Come get your dance fix, while enjoying a slice or two of pizza on the club.

July and August Dances:

When:              Friday, July 24
Where:             The Centre at North Park
Theme:            In the Good Old Summer Time

                        Pizza Will Be Served.

When:              Friday, August 7
Where:             The Centre at North Park
Theme:            In The Heat of the Night

                        Ice Cream Will Be Served

Doors Open:                 7:15 pm
Open Dancing:            
7:30 pm – 12:00 am

DJ:                               Ken Dillard


Doors Open:                 7:15 pm
Open Dancing:            
7:30 pm – 12:00 am

DJ:                               Matt Cotherman

modified:   No Wednesday Lessons

We’d like to remind everyone that there are no Wednesday night lessons for the months of July and August.  Lessons will resume in September, when Hania Richmond teaches a month of Two Step.

new:   Love n’ Dancing Screening on August 17

Many of the area dance clubs, including SNC, are co-sponsoring a showing of the new film “Love N’ Dancing.”  It will be held at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine on Monday, August 17th. In addition to the showing, there will be a raffle with prizes for those that purchase early-bird tickets only; after the movie, there will be open dancing. Tickets are available to order online.


  • Let us know of Country or Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
  • View the Swing ‘n’ Country Jun/Jul/Aug three-month calendar.
  • modified:  Next Board meeting: August 10.
  • Fill out a feedback form so your Board knows what you think.

Other Chicagoland Happenings

modified:   August 21 - 23:  Chicagoland Dance Festival.  If it’s August in Chicago, it must be time for one of the dance communities’ favorite events. Directors Randy and Jennifer Jeffries are back, providing a weekend of open dancing, competitions, dancing, duck jokes, and last but not least, dancing.

Here’s a quick rundown of the event:

·        A Friday night pizza party sponsored by SNC.

·        Two ballrooms of dancing.

·        All UCWDC divisions are being offered.

·        Complimentary score reports for all UCWDC divisions

·        A WSDC Jack & Jill competition.

·        A Pro-Am Swing & Hustle competition.

·        Strictly Swing and Classic Open Swing Challenges

·        Dedicated practice space for competitors

·        Cash prizes for UCWDC Masters, Open Division 1 and Top Pro-Am Instructors, Classic Open Swing, Swing Jack & Jill, Strictly Swing and Pro-Am Swing.


Reminder for SNC Members:  SNC members can save $15 on their weekend pass using the promo code CHISWG. 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.

Register now and save yourself some time before the event.

If you have a Facebook account, don’t forget the CDF has a Facebook page!  Just search for Chicagoland Dance Festival and join the group!

June 11 - August 23:  Chicago 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.

new:  July 25:  Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels hold a dance at The Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park.  Lessons are from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, followed by open dancing until midnight. (map)

new:  July 25:  Saturday.  Brian Wong, editor of Chicago Dance News, hosts a Double Dance at Ballroom City, 207 Villa Avenue, Villa Park, 60181.  (map)

August 8:  Saturday.  Studio Viva presents a Swing and Hustle Dance from 8:00pm- Midnight.   Studio is located at 41 E.  Northwest Hwy, Palatine, 60067.  (map)  

new:  August 14:  Friday.  X Dance holds a dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.  Doors open at 7:15 pm.  Instructor is TBA.  (map) 

new:  September 19:  Saturday.  The Jack & Jill contest returns to the Chicago Rebels.  More information will be available in the near future.

new:  Mondays:  Maren Oslac teaches a four-week series of West Coast Swing through the month of August at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477. WCS 101 begins at 7:00 pm and is followed by WCS 102 at 8:00 pm.  (map)   

Mondays:  Jill Popovich teaches Pilates in Arlington Heights starting at 7:00 pm.  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.

Mondays:  Alisa Winkler teaches beginner West Coast Swing during the month of July from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Sonia’s Dance Rhythm, 534 W. Wise Rd. Schaumburg.  (map) (details)  

modified:   Wednesdays:   There are no Wednesday lessons during July and August.  Classes resume in September with Hania Richmond teaching Two Step.   

Thursdays: Alisa Winkler teaches West Coast Swing during the month of July at Studio Viva! in Palatine from  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Contact Alisa for more details. (map) 

Thursdays: Jon Serletic is teaching ongoing Night Club Two classes at Two Left Feet Dance Studio in Naperville. Lessons go from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. You can sign up anytime, but you must sign up as a couple.  Contact Jon for more details. (map) 

Competition Corner

Early-Bird Cutoffs

Meet Me in St, Louis Swing Dance Championships: August 15, 2009

Boogie by the Bay: September 30, 2009


new:  Results of the Wisconsin Dance Challenge, held July 17-19, are now available online.


Out of Town Happenings

August 27 – 30:  Swingin’ 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.


August 5: Sugar Creek Road, a country/Americana band, will be featured at Clarendon Hills' 10th annual Dancin' in the Streets. Join your friends for an early evening (6:30-9:00 pm) of dancing. Wear your SNC "colors" (t-shirt) as we’ll be promoting our club. Julie Hein and Kathy Poppke are the organizers. Dancing is literally IN the street. Wear boots/shoes that are asphalt-friendly.


Save These Dates:


modified:  September 17-20:  Meet Me In St. Louis.  St. Louis Renaissance Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.   Join our friends the St. Louis Rebels for their annual dance convention.  It is a great event!  For more information visit their website, or contact Katie Slater by phone at 636-448-1756, or via e-mail.

new:  October 17-20:  Boogie by the Bay.  This is one of the best events on the NASDE circuit.  Great dancers, great competition, great music.  The Chicago Rebels has a table at this event.  To purchase a ticket, contact Nancy Tuzzolino by phone at 312-953-3336, or via e-mail.

October 30-Nov 1:  Swing City Chicago.  The Westin Lombard.  World Swing Dance Council.  Spend ten minutes with a pro and make a difference:  The All-Star Studded Hour is back!  Hosted by Maren Oslac, Jeff Sanchez and Julie Hein.

January 4 – January 10, 2010:  Worlds XVII Country Dance World Championships.  Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee.

February 19 – 21, 2010:  Let’s Dance Camp. Details coming soon.

Swing ‘n’ Country Dance Club is dedicated to the promotion of couples style Swing and Country dancing.
and Lessons are held at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park,IL 60131

Membership is $20.00 per Year Per Person;  $15.00 Per Additional Person At the Same Address; $5.00 per Student

Wednesday Lessons

First Four Wednesdays of Each Month
Doors Open at 7:15


Members  $30.00 Monthly   $10.00 Weekly
Students  $20.00 Monthly  $5.00 Weekly
Non-Members  $40.00 Monthly   $13.00 Weekly
Minors (15 and under)  Free When Accompanied by
Paying Adult


Friday Dances

First and Third Friday of Each Month
Doors Open at

Lesson, Student $2.00
Lesson, Adult $4.00

Students $3.00
Members $6.00
Non-Members $12.0


Mailing Address:  Swing ‘n’ Country, PO BOX 59508, SCHAUMBURG, IL  60159-0508
  Hotline:  1-847-827-9021


Questions? Please contact any board member.

SNC hotline 847/827-9021 for class status and other information

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