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February Happenings
Dear Roger,
February 4:  Last Date for Nominations to the 2011-2012 Swing 'n' Country Board
List of Candidates
Swing 'n' Country has been a very successful organization during its past 17+ years.  A full board is imperative to keep the momentum going of teaching and sharing our love of dance.


Please consider taking your turn at giving back to our wonderful dance community.


Check out our web site for board position duties.  Submit your name to either Leah Noparstak our current President or to Jerry Kieras, our current Vice-President.  Ask questions of any board member.


The new Swing 'n' Country Board will assume leadership in April 2011.    Thank you.

.... List of candidates. 

February 2011 is Nightclub Lesson Month
Wednesday lessons:   February 2, 9, 16, 23
Friday Dance:  February 4
 Jeff Sanchez_Nov 5
Jeff Sanchez ranks very, very  high in the "favorite lead" class among the ladies at Swing 'n' Country.     Guys ... You can learn his technique of making  Nightclub extremely romantic or simply  pleasurable among the ladies.   Followers, if you've not danced with Jeff before, be sure to ask him at the February 4 dance.

No partner necessary, we rotate often.

All Swing 'n' Country lessons and dances are held at the Centre at North Park in Franklin Park. (map)
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: February 2, 9, 16, 23
Beginner:   7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:35 pm
Click here  for lesson pricing.
Friday Dances:  February 4  (DJ,Matt Cotherman)
(There is no dance on February 18; we'll see you at Dance Camp Chicago the following week)
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.  

February 25-28 - Dance Camp Chicago
A three-day phenomenal event sponsored by Swing 'n' Country
Waterford Conference Center, Elmhurst 60126   (map)

Additions to the existing schedule are in the works .... i.e.  "Flash Mob" instruction will be given on Saturday!    More good stuff will be shared with you early next week.   For right now here are some quick links to get you on your way to registering.


What's Up in March?

March 9, 16, 23, 30

Wednesday Lessons:   Two Step Lessons by Julie Hein.
March  4, Friday:
Dance with Two Step Lesson by Julie Hein.
March 18:   Dance is canceled.   See you at the Chicago Classic.
Quick Links

Other Chicagoland Happenings 


  XDance hosts its dances on varying  Fridays at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.   Contact Jim Becker for the 2011 schedule. (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) 

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.

Tuesdays :    Bev Solazzo will teach Two-Step May I Have This Dance at 8:00 pm. on Tuesdays during February.     Call 773/635-3000 to register.    See also Thursdays.   (map)  

Wednesdays:   Nightclub  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.

Thursdays:   Bev Solazzo will be teaching Country Two Step Beyond the Basics at 7:00 pm at May I Have This Dance.  Call 773-635-3000 to register.   This is a great opporunity to get ready for Dance Camp Chicago. (map)

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.



Judi Troemel
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