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SNC March Happenings 
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Don Macdonald 2010Don Macdonald Teaches Two-Step During March
Join us each Wednesday during March to learn the core country dance, Two Step.
Don is extremely well thought of in the Chicago dance community both for  his ability to teach the very beginner as well as to  bring many to World Championship competitions.
Side Bar:  Don also  loves roller coasters.  Yup, the white knuckle kind!

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:   March  3, 10, 17, 24
Beginner:   7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:35 pm.
Click here for lesson pricing.
Friday Dances:  March 5  and March 19
Beginner:  7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:15 pm
Open Dancing:  9:00 pm til Midnight
No parter necessary, we rotate often. 
Mike and Debbe Lapina Teach
East Coast Swing at March 19 Dance  
Mike & Debbe Lapina 
Swing 'n' Country welcomes back Mike and Debbe who  know how to generate a room full  of  energy as they teach East Coast Swing. 
Side Bar:   
March is National Peanut Month.
The Swallows return to the Mission San Juan Capsitrano, CA in March. 
The third week of March  is American Chocolate Week. 
What's Up In April at SNC
April 7, 14, 21, 28: 
Wednesday Lessons -Nightclub  by Jill Popovich Powers. 
April 2, Friday: 
Night Club by Jill Popovich Powers and dance.  The annual Gently Used Clothing Sale will be held after the lesson.
April 16, Friday: 
Spins and Turns by Julie Hein and dance.

Thank You to Julie Hein!

Julie and Don 
Julie Hein, along with her assistant Don Leynes, gave students grins and giggles as they brought them through the various building blocks and then flair that accompanies Double Two.
Julie teaches privates, is co-director of Swing City Chicago and a Life Member  of Swing 'n' Country.   Both she and Donnie are also avid photographers.

Other Chicagoland Happenings

March 6 - 7:    May I Have This Dance hosts workshops by Angel
Figuroa, a West Coast Swing and Hustle Champion.  Hustle workshops will begin at Noon on Saturday continuing until 3:30 pm.   West Coast Swing workshops will begin at Noon on Sunday and continue to 6:00 pm.(map)
March 6, 2010Chicago Dance Marathon.   You can dance to support Children's Memorial Hospital. 

March 7: Sunday.    SOS (Swing on Sunday) presented by May I Have This Dance.  There will be an advanced West Coast Swing class at 6:00 pm followed by open dancing that consists of West Coast Swing, Hustle and touch of  Night Club Two Step  and Country. (map) 
March 6 and 20:  Saturdays.   The Chicago Rebels host swing workshops and dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.    (map)
March 12-14:   The Chicago Classic  Hyatt Regency O'Hare.  Hosted by Jim Becker and Nancy Tuzzolino.   A full weekend of competitions,  top pro's teaching workshops and plenty of open dancing.. 
March 15:  Monday.  Chicago Dance brings you Gary McIntyre, a United Country Western Dance Council Masters Showcase Champion, and a UCWDC Open 8-Dance World Champion.  There will be a West Coast Swing workshop from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and a Two Step workshop from 8:00 to 9:00 pm.  Classes will be held at Chicago Dance, 3660 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago 60618.  (map) 
March 13 and 27 : Saturdays.  Chicago Dance News hosts Double Dance (swing, country and ballroom dance)  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) 
March 26:  Friday.    X Dance will hold one dance this month in addition to their Chicago Classic  at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.      Details can be found on their web site.  (map) 
Mondays:  Maren Oslac hosts a four week series of West Coast Swing lessons during March 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 7:45 pm.  (map) 
Mondays:  Jill Popovich Powers  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/Intermediate 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)
Wednesdays:   Don Macdonald teaches Two Step for Swing 'n' Country.
Thursdays:  Alisa Winkler teaches intermediate West Coast Swing during the month of February at Studio Viva! in Palatine from  7:00 pm to 8:00pm. A new beginner's class will follow from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. Contact Alisa for more details. (map) 

Thursdays:  Angie Cameron teaches Intermediate West Coast Swing  at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, 60181. E-mail Angie or contact her at 312/771-1009. (map)
Thursdays:   Thursday at Sundance.  A practice party coordinated by Richard Blumenthal and Ching Lin gives dancers an opportunity to share information about their  country, latin and swing techniques and moves.   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  300 Lakehurst Rd, Waukegan 60085.

Save These Dates

April 2, Friday.  Swing 'n' Country will hold its annual Gently Used Clothing Sale immediately following the lesson.  Details to follow.
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. 
History of Swing 'n' Country
How did we start?   Who were our fouding fathers? Where did we get our name?
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Dance Camp Chicago Photo's
Photo's of our extremely successful Dance Camp Chicago 2010 are posted on the Swing 'n' Country web site.   Take a look.  You may see yourself having a great time!
 One more big thank you to Swing City Chicago for sponsoring the Swing Room at DCC 2010!
SNC Board 2010
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