September 15, 2009


Roger Peterson

This issue by Julie H.

Last of the

Lazy Days of Summer

modified:  Use What You Know…and Know What You Use


Hania continues her mission of teaching leads to "Do what they know".

This past week concluded instruction on learning to catalog what to do from: wrap positions, open front presentation and open back presentation. Come join us this Wednesday to discover the next session of cataloging two-step moves.


Help! Followers needed for both Beginner and Intermediate classes!


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 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


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:  Practice - in Dance and in Life

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being a satisfaction of spirit.”

  - Martha Graham, choreographer


  • View the Swing ‘n’ Country dance and lesson schedule.
  • Fill out a feedback form so your Board knows what you think.
  • View the SNC Board Minutes at your leisure.
  • new:  Congratulations and welcome to Marcia Emmett and Tobi Oberman, appointed as SNC’s newest Board members, who will serve through April, 2010.


Other Chicagoland Happenings

modified:  September 19:  Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels hold a West Coast Swing Party at the Centre at North Park 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park. There will be concurrent intermediate/advanced and beginner West Coast Swing lessons from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, followed by open dancing until midnight. (map)

September 25:  Friday.  X Dance holds its second September dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131. 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 29-Nov 1:  Swing City Chicago.  The Westin Hotel, Lombard. Now you can “Dance with the “Early Birds” on Thursday night from 8:00 pm to midnight. To sit at a table with your friends, contact Leah Noparstak.  West Coast Swing Jack and Jill competitors earn World Swing Dance Council points. 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.

Wednesdays:   Hania Richmond teaches 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) 

modified:  Thursdays:  Jon Serletic is finishing up a series of beginner West Coast Swing lessons called “Start with the Right Stuff.” From September 24 to October 15, he will be teaching Nightclub. Lessons are from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm and are held at Two Left Feet Dance Studio, 605 E. Ogden Avenue, Naperville 60563. Please note that you must register as a couple. (map)

new:  Thursdays: Angie Cameron is teaching four weeks (September 10- October 1) of beginner/refresher West Coast Swing classes, 8:00 - 9:00 pm, at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, 60181. E-mail Angie ( or contact her at 312 771-1009. (map)

Early-Bird Cutoffs

Boogie by the Bay: September 30, 2009


Competition Corner

modified:  Results from the Music City Country Dance Challenge are now available.


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.

October 16-18:  Paradise Country Dance Festival. Sheraton Suites. Pomona, California.  Paradise in Pomona? Several local dancers are trying this one on for size. Best of dancing to them!


Save These Dates:


November 26-29:   US Open. Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California. Contact Nancy Tuzzolino for tickets to see some of the best dancers on the WCS circuit. 

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.

new:  January 18 – January 20, 2010:  Mario In Chicago. Centre at North Park, Franklin Park. Swing and Hustle workshops. For details email Julie or call her at 630 205-6451.

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

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



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