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December Happenings
Dear Roger,         

There Are Two Dances in December
Lessons are on hiatus until January 2011 December Holidays


You are invited to share friendships during this holiday season at Swing 'n' Country's dances.

December 3:    Dinner/Dance.   Matt Cotherman, DJ. 
More detail  below.
December 17:  Winter Dance.   Ken Dillard, DJ. 
More  detail below.

December 3:  Happy Feet Holiday Dinner/Dance
Dinner Reservations need to be made by November 30, click here for form.

 Happy Feet

6:30 pm  Doors Open with Cash Bar
7:30 pm  Dinner Served Promptly

9:00 pm Open dancing will begin  upstairs.


Dance Only Pricing Available.  Holiday Dress Requested.


Make checks payable to Swing 'n' Country (or SNC).    Mail to Leah Noparstak, 238 Stratford Lane, Inverness, IL.  60010.   If you think you might be late with your registration, call Leah at 847-363-4705 or email her.


All Swing 'n' Country dances are held at The Centre At North Park, Franklin Park.

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December 17:   Winter Dance 

8:00 pm through 11:00 pm


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Three solid hours of dance only time.   Take advantage of this occassion to work off  those extra holiday calories you consumed at friend and family gatherings.   Use dance also as a great refresh to release your occasional  holiday stress.

Dances, of course,  are held at our home base, The Centre At North Park, Franklin Park.

What's Up In January?
  Full Schedule of Lessons and Dances will resume.

January 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesday Lessons - West Coast Swing by Angie Cameron
January 7, Friday
Dance with West Coast Swing Lesson by Angie Cameron (DJ, April Prince)
January 21, Friday
Dance with Mario Robau returning to Chicago, teaching West Coast Swing (DJ, Ken Dillard)

Quick Links
Winter Weather Cancellation Policy
How will I know if Swing 'n' Country needs to cancel?

Swing 'n' Country events may be canceled on very rare occasions due to severe weather, unsafe site conditions,  or illness.

Read more on how dancers will be notified if such a cancellation is necessary.  You'll need to scroll down a bit.

Very, Very Cool Video
Scenes from many dance movies put together on YouTube

This video has been around on Facebook lately.   Yes, of course, one of the scenes includes the new DWS champion, Jennifer Grey.   Enjoy!

Other Chicagoland Happenings


December 11, Saturday:   Julie Hein and Don Leynes teach Double Two at Cadillac Ranch from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  1175 W Lake St, Bartlett, 60103.   (map)

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.
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.  For more info contact
Save The Dates
January 3-9, 2011:  Country Dance World Championships .  Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee.

January 21-23, 2011:   Mario Robau in Chicago.   Presented by Dance Masters.  Plan on The Swing Daddy being at the Friday night, January 22  SNC dance and West Coast and Hustle workshops on Saturday and Sunday.
February 25-27, 2011:  Dance Camp Chicago.   Waterford Banquets, Elmhurst, IL.  Presented by Swing 'n' Country.

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