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September Happenings
Dear Roger,         
SNC Begins the Regular Dance Season
Lessons on the first four Wednesdays and Dances on the first and third Fridays of the month are now back in session!
 Angie Cameron
As the evenings begin to cool in September, Angie Cameron, will open the Swing 'n' Country dance season by teaching you Hustle on Wednesdays and at the first Friday dance. In addition to being an instructor, Angie is a competitor who uses her Pilates training to perfect body mechanics.    See Angie dancing on YouTube.
Trivia: Da Chicago Bears also kicks off its season in September.   However their games will  not interfere with SNC's lessons or dances!  WaHoo!
Don Macdonald Will Teach Nightclub
Swing 'n' Country's second dance in September
 Don Macdonald

It's a Win-Win!    Don Macdonald is so smooth in Nightclub, he can make his follows look drop-dead gorgeous.  Leads, come learn from the master; Follows, come learn how it feels to look beautiful in this dance.
Nightclub is becoming one of the more popular classes because it's so easy to learn thus giving you a  a big bang for your buck.
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: September 1, 8, 15, 22   (no lesson the 5th Wednesday in September)
Beginner:   7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:35 pm
Click here  for lesson pricing.
Friday Dances:  Sept 3 (DJ, April Prince)  and Sept 17  (DJ,  Matt Cotherman)
Beginner:  7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:15 pm
Open Dancing:  9:00 pm until Midnight
Click here for admission pricing.
No partner necessary; we rotate often.  

What's Up in October
(In addition to autumn leaves, pumpkins and a wonderful crispness in the air)
October 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesday Lessons - Cha Cha Lessons  by Hania Richmond
October 1, Friday: 
Dance with Polka Lesson by Jon Serletic.
October 15, Friday: 
Dance with Cha Cha Lesson by Hania Richmond 
Quick Links
Chicagoland Dance Festival - August 20-22
Competition Corner
 Chicagoland Dance Festival
Congratulations to our Swing 'n' Country members and friends who competed at the event.
For those of you on Facebook, the comments, compliments and photos have been wonderful. 

Your hosts, Jennifer and Randy Jeffries, have the results posted.   Click here to view.

Other Chicagoland Happenings


Fridays:   X Dance hosts its dances on the 2nd and 4th Fridays at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.  (map)

Saturdays:  The Chicago Rebels host a swing workshop and dance at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131 on the first and third Saturdays of each month.   (map) 

Saturdays:  Chicago Dance News hosts Double Dance (alternating all swing and then swing plus country dance)  at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, 60181 on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.  Check out Brian Wong's web site for detail.     (map)   
Sundays. SOS (Swing on Sunday) presented by May I Have This Dance.  There is a Hustle lesson at 6:00 pm followed by West Coast Swing at 6:30 pm each and every Sunday.   Lessons are followed by open dancing from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  (map) 
Mondays:  Maren Oslac hosts  two four-week  series of West Coast Swing lessons a month plus a dance at Heart & Sole Dance Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477. WCS 101 begins at 7:00 pm, WCS 102 begins  at 7:45 pm and a dance immediately follows.  (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:   Hustle Lessons by Angie Cameron at  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
October 1-3:  Divas Weekend starring Erica Berg and Stephanie Risser. A full weekend of dancing, workshops, private lessons and jack and jills for Hustle and West Coast Swing dancers.  Presented by May I Have This Dance and a Saturday night add on by the Chicago Rebels.

October 7-10:   Boogie By The Bay. Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, California.   September 30 cut-off date.   Contact Nancy Tuzzolino if you want to sit at The Rebels table.

October 28-31
   Swing City Chicago.  Westin Hotel, Lombard, Illinois.  Fifth Anniversary Celebration.  Early bird cut off is October 1.
November 26-28:   C.A.S.H. Bash Weekend.  Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg, Ohio.  Swing and Hustle.

November 26-28US Open Swing Dance Championships.   The Chicago Classic has sky box seating.  Contact Nancy Tuzollino.
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.

May 26-30, 2011Grand National Championship.   Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia.  Swing and Shag Competition.
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