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May Happenings

  •  Induction of Merry Chapman as Life Member 
  • SNC Lessons and Dances
  • Other Great Places to Dance Links
  • Check us out on Facebook 

Dear Roger,

Induction of New Life Member at May 6 Dance
Congratulations Merry Chapman Merry Chapman

Merry Chapman dedicated most  of his free hours to the Swing 'n' Country Dance Club for nine years after after being a member for only two years.

  • 1997-2005:  Held the positions of vice-president, president and past president.    
  • 2002-2005:  Established and maintained the beginning of an SNC website group and published a newsletter which later developed into our current Happenings. 
  • 2002-2007:  Taught Wednesday lessons one month each year. 

Most remember Merry as a phenomenal  ambassador to our Club, greeting each person as they walked in,  saying good-night as they left and making sure dancers had a good time in between.  He and his wife Connie made a presence each and every Sunday at Cadillac with the goal of recruiting new members to the SNC club of dancers.   They always had pink cards to hand out, always asked people to dance and always made folks feel welcome.  


SNC will be celebrating their 17 birthday during May.   What a great way to celebrate! 


May 2011 is Hustle Month
Wednesday lessons:  May 4, 11, 18, 25
Friday Dance:   May 6      

Nancy tuzzolino
Nancy Tuzzolino is a teacher and competitor with her favorite dances being West Coast Swing and Hustle.   Nancy is also co-event director The Chicago Classic a very successful swing event that will be celebrating its fifth anniversary next March.   


 See Nancy dance on YouTube.   Come learn and/or improve on this fast moving and fun swing dance, Hustle.


Welcome Soleman Krebs on Friday May 20
New Instructor to SNC teaching West Coast Swing

Soleman Krebs

Soleman Krebs is new to the Chicago area but certainly not new to the world of dance.  He started dancing at 4 years old and has been an instructor since the age of 20.   He took first place both in 2009 and 2010 in the All Star Strictly Swing Division at Swing City Chicago.

See Soleman dance on YouTube.   Come learn from this "Rock Star" of swing!
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 4, 11, 18, 25.  
Beginner:   7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:35 pm
Click here  for lesson pricing.
Friday Dances:  May 6  (DJ, Ken Dillard); May 20  (DJ, April Prince)
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 June?

June 1, 8, 15, 22.

Wednesday Lessons:  Double Two  Lessons by Hania Richmond 
June 3, Friday:
Dance with Double Two Lesson by Hania Richmond
June 17 Friday:
Dance with East Coast Swing Lesson by  Bev Solazzo.

Quick Links

Other Chicagoland Happenings 


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


Saturdays:   Ballroom City holds a Country/Western party the second Saturday of each month at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park, 60131.   The May 14 host is Julie Hein who will teach West Coast Swing at 7:30 pm.  Open dancing follows until 11:00 pm. (map) 


Saturdays:  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:   The Mix holds a dance the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.   This is a new dance venue with a lesson at 8:00 pm by various Chicago area teachers followed by open dancing until midnight.  It is held at the Interclub Academy of dance, 7350-52 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles 60714 and is presented by April Prince and Scott Mehlberg. (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 and Sole Dance, 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.

Mondays:   Angie Cameron teaches a four-week series of Intermediate West Coast Swing at Ballroom City, 207 S Villa Avenue, Villa Park, 60181.   For more information email Angie (map) 

Wednesdays:   Hustle 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.  (map)


Save The Dates
June 10-12, 2011:  
Chi-Town Swings.  Glenview Windham, Glenview, IL.  Grand Opening of new Social Swing event.

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


July 8 - 10, 2011:    Wisconsin Dance Challenge .   Radison Hotel, Green Bay, Wisconsin

August 19-21, 2011:  Chicagoland Dance Festival.    Crown Plaza, Rosemont, Illinois.   A swing and a country event. 


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Judi Troemel
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