SNC January Happenings

Dear SNC Member
In This Issue
Maren Teaches West Coast Swing in January
Tri Dance - Matt Rivers
When, Where, What Time
What's Up in February?
Board Election for 2010
Other Chicagoland Happenings
Out of Town Happenings
Save These Dates
Swing 'n' Country

Maren Teaches West Coast Swing in January

Maren Oslac 
Maren Oslac, one of Swing 'n' Country's favorites, will be teaching West Coast Swing on Wednesdays and at  the first Friday dance.  Maren is the owner of Heart & Sole Dance and the founder of the Illinois Ballroom Teacher's College.

Origin of West Coast Swing:  This dance had its origin in California in 1930 by a man named Dean Collins.   Dean danced in New York at a place called the Savoy.  He moved to the Los Angeles area hoping  to get into the movie business and brought his "Savoy" style of swing with him.  Pretty soon he was winning contests and everyone wanted to learn his style.   Yes, Dean did get into a few movies.
All lessons are dances are held at The Centre At North Park.   See lesson and dance times below. 

Swing 'n' Country, along with X Dance and the Chicago Rebels will be hosting a "Tri-Dance" on January 29.   The Pre-Dance Lesson Instructor is Matt Rivers.

Matt RiversA special 90-minute Individual Styling Class for both leads and follows  will be held at the Tri-Club Dance on January 29.  Matt Rivers will be teaching.  This session will be seamless and not separated by beginner/intermediate skills.  It is recommended that you arrive at the beginning (7:30 pm).  Of course, you can jump in at any time. 
 The total cost for the evening including the  class and dance is  ten dollars.   We, along with XDance and the Chicago Rebels, hope you can join us.
There will be a 50/50 raffle. 

When, Where and What Time

All lessons and dances are held at The Centre At North Park, 1140 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park, 60131.
Wednesday Lessons:   January 6, 13, 20, 27
Beginner:   7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:35 pm.
Click here for lesson pricing.
Friday Dances:  January 15 and 29
Beginner:  7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:00 pm
Open Dancing:  9:00 pm til Midenight
No parter necessary, we rotate often. 

What's Up In February?


          February 3, 10, 17, 24:  Wednesday lessons.   Double Two by Julie Hein


         February 5:   First dance of month will be Double Two by Julie Hein. (There will be no second dance of the month because everyone will be at Dance Camp Chicago).


          February 21 - 23:  Dance Camp Chicago is held to give back to our members and guests.  The rooms at Waterford have been completely renovated; the 2010 weekend event pass  is greatly reduced to $65 and there is a new Pro-Am division competition.  Click here to learn about the cool stuff happening that weekend.   More news about this phenomenal event will hit your in box soon!




Volunteers are the Greatest Gift to Dancers 

Give Thought to Joining the 2010 SNC Board

Requirements:  Good decision maker, good idea person, good at adapting to group dynamics and a willingness to volunteer. 

Contact any board member to help you understand how the board works.  Also check out our web site to read the minutes of SNC board meetings.

Other Chicagoland Happenings

January 17:  Saturday.   The Chicago Rebels hosts Hustle workshops and dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.    (map)
January 8 and 22:  Fridays.    X Dance holds its dances the 2nd and 4th Fridays each month  at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.   On Jan 8 there  is a free beginner's lesson at 7:30 pm, followed by an intermediate/advanced lesson at 8:00 pm.  On Jan 22, Mario Robau will be teaching West Coast Swing to all at 8:00 pm.   Details can be found on their web site.  (map) 
January 9 and 23: Saturday.  Chicago Dance News hosts Double Dance Country 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)
January 22 and January 24, 2010
Mario In Chicago. Centre at North Park, Franklin Park. West Coast Swing lesson on Friday night at X Dance.   Swing and Hustle workshops during the day on Saturday and Sunday. For details email Julie Hein or call her at 630 205-6451.

January 23 and 30:  Saturday.  Jon Serletic teaches Nightclub 1 and Nightclub 2 the following week  at Saddle Up Saloon 4440 W. Ogden Avenue, Aurora 60504.  Both classes will be  at 7:30 pm.   (map) 
Mondays:  Maren Oslac hosts a four week series of West Coast Swing lessons during January 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:  Angie Cameron teaches Beginner Hustle from 8 - 9 :00 pm at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park,  60181.    E-mail Angie or contact her at 312/771-1007.  (map)
   Maren Oslac will teach West Coast Swing at SNC.
Thursdays:  Alisa Winkler teaches West Coast Swing during the month of January at Studio Viva! in Palatine from  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Contact Alisa for more details. (map) 

Thursdays:  Angie Cameron teaches West Coast Swing  at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, 60181. E-mail Angie or contact her at 312/771-1009. (map)

Out of Town Happenings

January 4-January 10, 2010 World's XVII Country Dance World Championships.  Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee.
 Swing 'n' Country is wishing the best to our Chicago competitors.

Save These Dates

March 12-14, 2010:  The Chicago Classic.   Hyatt Regency O'Hare.  Hosted by Jim Becker and Nancy Tuzzolino.
April 22-25, 2010:  Swing Dance America. 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. 

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