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January Happenings
Dear Roger,         
January 2011 is West Coast Swing Month
Wednesday lessons:  January 5, 12, 19, 26
Friday dance:   January 7
 Angie Cameron

Angie Cameron, will kick off 2011 by teaching West Coast Swing for SNC.     Angie is an accomplished swing dancer in both West Coast and Hustle.  Her biggest triumph was winning the All Star Jack and Jill at the U.S. Open in 2007.

Angie can generate tons of energy in group lessons as you may remember when she taught Hustle last year.   Watch her dance on YouTube.

Come join us!

All Swing 'n' Country lessons and dances are held at The Centre at North Park in Franklin Park.  (map)

Mario in Chicago January 21-23
Swing 'n' Country hosting Friday Night Lesson, January 21
Most dancers know the reputation of Mario Robau ..... unbeatable rhythm mixed with unbeatable humor while teaching.  This is a "can't miss" lesson followed by a "can't miss" dance.
This  specialty offer  is outside of our normal pricing structure.   The cost of the lesson is $10 and passes can not be accepted.   Mario will get you all warmed up for his teaching at SNC's Dance Camp Chicago in February.

Dance Masters is hosting workshops on both Saturday and Sunday.   Click here to get your three-day-fill of Mario on  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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: January 5, 12, 19, 26
Beginner:   7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:35 pm
Click here  for lesson pricing.
Friday Dances:  January 7  (DJ, April Prince) and January 21  (DJ,  Ken Dillard)
Beginner:  7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:15 pm
Open Dancing:  9:00 pm until Midnight
Click here for admission pricing.   January 21 Mario lesson has a cost of $10.
No partner necessary; we rotate often.  

What's Up in February?
First:  We welcome back Jeff Sanchez

February 2, 9, 16 and 23

Wednesday Lessons:   Nightclub Lessons by Jeff Sanchez
February 4, Friday:
Dance with Nightclub Lesson by Jeff Sanchez
Second:  We Put On The Three-Day Phenomenal Event....
Dance Camp Chicago!
When?:   Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 25-27

Where?:  Waterford Conference Center, Elmhurst 60126

Hotel?:  Clarion Inn Waterford.   (Completely renovated)

What?:   Three full days of phenomenal dancing with phenomenal instructors and outstanding  DJs.   Workshops and competitions that are designed to give joy to the very beginner dancer up to the very skilled dancer.

Early Bird  Registration?   By January 27.   Click here today to obtain best pricing.

....... more information.
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Other Chicagoland Happenings

January 21-23:   Mario in ChicagoCentre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60031.   Friday night teaching at Swing 'n' Country's dance.  On Saturday there will be a menu to choose from four West Coast Swing Workshops beginning at 11:00 am.   On Sunday, there will be  a choice of three Hustle workshops from 12:30 to 4:00 pmOf course you'd want to have multiple helpings!

   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:   West Coast Swing Lessons 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.
Out of Town Happenings
January 3 - 9, 2011:    UCWDC Worlds Country Dance World Championships.  Opryland Hotel, Nashville TN.
Save The Dates
March 12-14, 2011:  The Chicago Classic.  Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosemont, IL.   Swing event.

April 28 - May 1, 2011.   Swing Dance America.   Grand Geneva Hotel, Lake Geneva, WI.  Swing event.

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

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