September 8, 2009


Roger Peterson

This issue by Judi T.

Season has started

for dancers too!

modified:  Hania will be Schoolin’ You on How to Use What You Know
in  Two Step


Hania Richmond’s motto for social dancing is “Use What You Know.”  This past week she taught Beginners various wraps and the Intermediates timing variations from the standard Quick, Quick, Slow, Slow (QQSS) to a fun Quick, Quick, Slow; Quick, Quick, Slow (QQS, QQS).   Join us this month and learn all sorts of ways to use what you know right on the dance floor.


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


modified:  September Dance

When:    Friday, September 18
Where:   The Centre at North Park
Cha Cha lesson with:   Brian Wong


Come watch and learn the magic of Cuban Motion, Brian’s way.

Doors Open:                 7:15 pm
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Open Dancing:            
9:00 pmMidnight
DJ:                               Ken Dillard


new:  October Lessons and Dances


Jeff Sanchez offers his perspective of the sexy Cha Cha during October lessons and SNC’s first dance of the month.  Also up are Mike and Debbe Lapina who will teach East Coast Swing at the second dance of the month.   Check out the SNC dance and lesson schedule for dates and times.

new:  Fun Quote

“If dancing were any easier it would be called football.”
- Anonymous

modified:  Miscellaneous


Other Chicagoland Happenings

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)

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 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 183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477.  (map)   

September 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)

modified:  October 30-Nov 1:  Swing City Chicago.  The Westin Lombard.  World Swing Dance Council.  Spend ten minutes with a pro and make a difference during Dancing with the Pros Charity Hour.  Hosted by Maren Oslac, Jeff Sanchez and Julie Hein.

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 is teaching Two Step 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) 

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 Music City Country Dance Challenge will be available soon.


Out of Town Happenings


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.

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.


Save These Dates:


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

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

modified:  February 19 – 21, 2010:  Dance Camp Chicago. Waterford Banquet Hall.  New this year is reduced event passes and room rates and Pro-Am Two Step and WCS.

new:  April 22-25, 2010 Swing Dance America Dance Convention. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. West Coast Swing and Hustle Dancing, Workshops, and Competitions.  Golf Outing, Dance Workshops, and Early Bird Dance are on Thursday, April 22.


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



Questions? Please contact any board member.

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

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