September 1, 2009


Roger Peterson

This issue by Ken D.

“Fall” back into dancing with SNC starting in Sept.!

modified:  SNC Lessons Return in September

The wait is over. SNC returns to its twice-monthly dance schedule starting this Friday, September 4. Hania Richmond will open the fall schedule with a Two Step lesson. We’ll be joined by special guest DJ, Bob Boyle. If that’s not enough incentive, SNC is offering free volunteer points to those who attend the opening dance. Accumulating volunteer points can get you free admission to dances, free dance lessons or even free admission to Dance Camp. Join us for a fun and entertaining evening.

new: Two Step Lessons with Hania Richmond Begin Wednesday September 2


Swing ‘n’ Country favorite Hania Richmond will teach the quintessential country dance, Two Step, on the first four Wednesday evenings of September.  Hania is well known for attention to detail and for her carefully structured lessons for both beginners and intermediates.  Check out her biography where it is noted that she has coached three dancers to Pro-Am world championships!  

When:  Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23

Where: The Centre at North Park

Beginner:                     7:30 to 8:25 pm
8:35 to 9:30 pm


September Dances

When:    Friday, September 4
Where:   The Centre at North Park
”Welcome Back!” dance


Two Step lesson with: Hania Richmond
Doors Open:                
7:15 pm
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Open Dancing:            
9:00 pm12:00 am

Guest DJ:                     Bob Boyle

When:    Friday, September 18
Where:   The Centre at North Park


Cha Cha lesson with:   Brian Wong
Doors Open:                
7:15 pm
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Open Dancing:            
9:00 pm12:00 am

DJ:                               Ken Dillard

October Dances

When:    Friday, October 2
Where:   The Centre at North Park


Cha Cha lesson with:   Jeff Sanchez
Doors Open:                
7:15 pm
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Open Dancing:            
9:00 pm12:00 am

DJ:                               Matt Cotherman

When:    Friday, October 16
Where:   The Centre at North Park


East Coast Swing

lesson with:                 Mike & Debbe                                     Lapina
Doors Open:                
7:15 pm
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Open Dancing:            
9:00 pm12:00 am

DJ:                               Ken Dillard


  • Let us know of Country or Swing Events you want posted in Happenings.
  • View the Swing ‘n’ Country Sep/Oct/Nov three-month calendar.
  • Next Board meeting: September 21.
  • Fill out a feedback form so your Board knows what you think.
  • Pictures from the Chicagoland Dance Festival are on the SNC website.

Other Chicagoland Happenings

modified:  September 19:  Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels hold West Coast Swing Parties at the Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park. Todd Paulus & Joy Davina will teach the evening’s lesson from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, followed by open dancing until midnight. (map)

modified:  September 11 and 25:  Friday.  X Dance holds their September dances at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131 on the 11th (Ken Dillard is the DJ) and 25th (April Prince DJs).  Doors open at 7:15 pm.  Instructors are TBA.  (map) 

September 26:  Saturday.   Heart & Sole Dance hosts a DJed Disco Party with a Hustle lesson.  The party begins at 7:30 pm with costume prizes, giveaways and snacks. The studio is located at 7038 1832rd St., Tinley Park, 60477.  (map)   

August 26: Saturday.  Chicago Dance News hosts a Country and West Coast Swing dance…with a “touch of ballroom” at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, 60181. The 8:30 pm lesson is followed by open dancing from 9:00 pm until midnight.  (map)

Mondays:  Maren Oslac teaches a four-week series of West Coast Swing through the month of September 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.

modified:  Wednesdays:   Hania Richmond begins teaching Two Step this week in September.  

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

modified:  Thursdays:  Jon Serletic is teaching a series of beginner West Coast Swing lessons called “Start with the Right Stuff.”  The classes are held at Two Left Feet Dance Studio, 605 E. Ogden Avenue, Naperville 60563. Please note that you must register as a couple. (map)

Early-Bird Cutoffs

Boogie by the Bay: September 30, 2009


Competition Corner

new: Results from the Chicagoland Dance Festival are now online. While you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the SNC website to check out pictures from the event.


Out of Town Happenings


September 4 – 6:    Music City Country Dance Challenge.    Renaissance Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.  Kevin Johnson is the Event Director.  Sunday night there is a pajama party.  We have some SNC competitors attending in this fully sanctioned UCWDC event.   


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. Maren Oslac is on staff. Contact Leah Noparstak if you’d like to sit at the SNC table or, for more information, visit their website.


Save These Dates:


October 8-11:  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.

November 27-29:   C.A.S.H.  Bash Weekend.  Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg, Ohio.  Staff includes Sophy Kdep, Jason Miklic and Doug Rousar.

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

February 19 – 21, 2010:  Dance Camp Chicago. Waterford Banquet Hall.  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



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