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June Happenings  

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Dear Roger,

June 2011 is Double Two Month
Wednesday Lessons:   June 1, 8, 15, 22
Friday Dance:  June 3  

Hania Richmond
Hania has taught for SNC many times. She is known for her clear explanations and being able to "make sense" out of seemingly complicated moves.  This skill enables students to execute leadable social moves all on their own. In addition, Hania has coached four students to UCWDC World Championships!

Join us for the last of Wednesday lessons before summer hiatus.

Watch her dance at World's on YouTube.

East Coast Swing Lesson by Bev Solazzo
Friday, June 17 dance Bev Solazzo

The pre-dance lesson on June 17 is East Coast Swing by Bev Solazzo  of May I Have This Dance.  Bev has been a swing instructor for nearly twenty years.   She spent 15 years with the Windy City Jitterbug club formulating their lesson program which included many of the swing dances such as East Coast, West Coast, Shag and Hustle.


Join us for this lesson and learn to put a little "lilt" in your step. 



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:  June 1, 8, 15, 22  
Beginner:   7:30 pm
Intermediate:  8:35 pm
Click here  for lesson pricing.
Friday Dances:  June 3  (DJ, Ken Dillard); June 17  (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 July?

Wednesday Lessons:  On summer hiatus 
July 1, Friday:  Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July (no dance)
June 15 Friday:
Summer Dance beginning at 8:00 pm (no lesson)

Quick Links


Chicagoland Happenings

 First Annual, Non-Competitive,  All Social West Coast Swing Event
June 10-12, Windham-Glenview
Chi-Town Swings
Chi-Town Swings is being introduced to Chicago as a non-competitive, just-for-fun West Coast Swing Event at 1400 North Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview 60025


Featured instructors are John Lindo and Jessica Cox.  The event directors are Alfred Dahma, Julie Hein,  Tobi Oberman, and Jill Popovich-Powers.


The 3-day weekend includes workshops, open dancing, mixers, pool party and BBQ. 




Sophy Kdep became a US citizen on May 14 Sophy

Congratulations to Sophy Kdep for becoming a US citizen.   Another Happyning in their lives is that Sophy and husband Jason Miklik  are expecting baby girl number 2 giving little Jasmine  a sister. 

Congratulations to the Miklik family.


Jason and Sophy  host Swingin Dance Party August 25-28 ... a very busy couple in 2011.


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 June 11 host is Hania Richmond who will teach Cha Cha at 7:30pm.    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:   Double Two 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

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

August 25-28, 2011:   Swingin Dance Party    Drawbridge Inn Hotel, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.


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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