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May Happenings
Dear Roger,       
You're Invited to SNC'S 16th Birthday Party
* Click here to read some of the Clubs very first newsletters.
* Meet the founders who will be honored as Life Members.
* Take home an SNC coffee mug as a party favor.
* Enjoy a few tunes that were played at the very first SNC dance.
* Have your photo taken and bring home a 5x7 print later.
Celebration will be  held at the Friday, May 7th Dance

Nancy Tuzzolino Teaches West Coast Swing Wednesdays and at the May 7 Birthday Party   

Join us each Wednesday in May and at our 16th Birthday Party to enjoy Nancy teaching West Coast Swing.
Nancy is well known in our area for the amazing articulation of her footwork  .... especially on those anchors.   Watch her dance  on YouTube.
Trivia:  The West Coast Swing  was pronounced the Official State Dance of California in 1988.

Don Leynes Teaches Double Two on May 21

Our second dance of the month features Don Leynes teaching the country classic, Double Two.
See Don and his dance partner, Julie,  demonstrate on YouTube. 
Trivia:   The Dallas/Fort Worth folks claim this dance originated in their territory.
When, Where and What Time
All lessons and dances are held at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park, 60131.   (Map)
Wednesday Lessons: May 5, 12,  19,  26  
Beginner:   7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:35 pm
Click here for lesson pricing.
Friday Dances:  May 7 (DJ Ken Dillard))  and May  14 (DJ Matt Cotherman)
Beginner:  7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:15 pm
Open Dancing:  9:00 pm until Midnight
Click here for admission pricing.
No parter necessary; we rotate often.  
What's Up in June at SNC
June 2, 9, 16, 23 
Wednesday Lessons -Waltz Lessons by Hania Richmond
June 4, Friday: 
Dance with Waltz lesson by Maren Oslac.
June 18, Friday: 
Dance with Two Step lesson by Albert Tailleur.  
Happy Mother's Day to all Moms in the Swing 'n' Country family.
 All Swing DJ of the Year 
Congratulations to April Prince who has been awarded All Swing DJ of the Year (2009).  She will fly to Atlanta to accept the award at the Grand Nationals over Memorial Day.
Many of you know April from our recent Tri Dance as well as working with many of the local Chicago clubs.

Other Chicagoland Happenings

May 1:  Saturday.  Riley Wimes (A Heart & Sole Instructor) will teach a free West Coast Swing Lesson at 8:00 pm at Bobby McGee's, 10139 South Harlem, Chicago Ridge, 60415.   Swing dancing to the Gina King Orchestra will follow. 
May 1,  15:  Saturdays:   The Chicago Rebels host swing workshops and dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.  Carmen and Rosa's 46th  wedding anniversary will be celebrated at the May 15 dance.   (map)
May 8, 22:  Saturdays:  The Windy City Jitterbug club hosts its dances at various venues.  Check out their web site for locations to East Coast Swing. 
May 8, 22: Saturdays:  Chicago Dance News hosts Double Dance (swing, country and ballroom dance on  May 8 and Swing only on May 22)  at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, 60181.  Check out Brian Wong's web site for detail.     (map)   
May 14, 28:  Fridays:   X Dance hosts their dances on the 2nd and 4th Fridays at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.   Check their web site for additional information
Sundays. 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) 
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.
Wednesdays:   Nancy Tuzzolino  teaches West Coast Swing  for Swing 'n' Country.
Thursdays:   Thursdays 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 - 10:00 pm.  300 Lakehurst Rd, Waukegan 60085.
Save The Dates
June 4 - June 6:  Circle City Classic, Marriott East, Indianapolis, Indiana.   A fully- sanctioned UCWDC event a short five hour drive from Chicago.
July 9 - 11:  Wisconsin Dance Challenge, Oneida Casino, Greenbay, WI.  A very fun swing event.  Three-tiered pricing covering early bird discount and full rate.
August 20-22:  Chicagoland Dance FestivalCrowne-Plaza Hotel, Chicago.  Our hometown UCWDC event and sponsored by Swing 'n' Country.
August 26-26:   Swingn' Dance Party .  Drawbridge Inn Motel, Ft. Mitchell, KY.  Complete with Pool Party and Poker Tournement.
October 28-31: SwingCityChicago.  Westin Hotel, Lombard, IL.  Fifth Anniversary Celebration.
January 3-9, 2011:  Country Dance World Championships .  Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee
February 25-27, 2011:  Dance Camp Chicago.   Waterford Banquets, Elmhurst, IL.  Presented by Swing 'n' Country.
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