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July 2011 Happenings 


Dear Roger,       


Midsummer Dance on Friday,  July 15


There will be  non-stop dancing beginning at  8:00 pm  as lessons are on summer hiatus.   We'll continue until Midnight to help maintain your dance stamina with music by Ken Dillard for four hours! 


Swing 'n' Country dances are held at The  Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park, 60131.   (Map)  (Pricing) 



What's Up in August?    Dance  and Ice Cream Social


Ice Creme Social 

 Friday, August 6

    Ice Cream for everyone at our second summer dance!
   Open dancing from 8:00 pm until midnight.
 Ken Dillard is your DJ. 




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Chicagoland Dance Festival - August 19-21
 Swing 'n' Country is a proud sponsor


 Chicagoland Dance Festival

Three days of open dancing, workshops, competitions and more open dancing right here in our hometown.


July 15 is the earlybird cut-off.   SNC members can use Code SNC11 for $10 off the weekend pass.  You can register for Chicagoland Dance Festival  online, via US mail or at SNC's July 15 Friday night dance. 


Jennifer and Randy Jeffries are your hosts and want to clarify some of the rumors that are going round about CDF.   .... Get the inside scoop here. 



Volunteers Needed to Help Set Up and Take Down Skyline at CDF
 Julie Hein, Volunteer Coordinator, is waiting to hear from you. Volunteers

Each year Swing 'n' Country selects a crew to erect and dismantle the Chicago skyline backdrop.  We begin working Thursday, August 18, the night before the Chicago Dance Festival opens.  We start at about 5:00 pm and finish by 9:00 pm. 


Workers are treated to pizza  and a beverage (wink, wink, of your choice) both courtesy of SNC.    SNC points toward free admission to dances are another reward.  



Other Chicagoland Happenings 


July 8 - 10: Wisconsin Dance Challenge, Oneida Casino, Greenbay, WI.  A very fun swing event. 

July 11:  One time only.   Don Macdonald will teach a Night Club Lesson from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm  at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave, Villa Park 60181. (map)   

July 24:   One time only.  Don Macdonald will teach a West Coast Swing lesson from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at Ballroom City,207 S. Villa Ave, Villa Park 60181.   (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.  There will be just one dance in July on the 22nd.  (map) .

Saturdays: Ballroom City Goes Country.  On the first Saturday of each month a country/western dance is held at 207 S. Villa Ave, Villa Park 60181.   July 9th's host is Don Macdonald who will be teaching a Waltz class at 7:30 pm.    Open dancing from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm (map) 


Saturdays:  The Chicago Rebels hosts its dances on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park. 60131.   There will be only one dance in July on the 16th.  (map)


Saturdays:    The Mix hosts its dances on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Interclub Academy of Dance. 7350-52 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL  60714.   July's dance will be on the 23rd.    (map)  


Sunday. SOS (Swing on Sunday) presented by May I Have This Dance.     A West Coast Swing lesson, a Husle Lesson and a dance are held each Sunday.    (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:   There are no lessons during July or August for 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


August 19-21:  Chicagoland Dance Festival Crowne-Plaza Hotel, Chicago.  Our hometown UCWDC event and sponsored by Swing 'n' Country.


August 25-28:     Swingin' Dance Party Drawbridge Inn Motel, Ft. Mitchell, KY.  Complete with Pool Party and Poker Tournement.


October 28-30:  SwingCityChicago.  Westin Hotel, Lombard, IL.  Friday night pizza provided by Swing 'n' Country.


November 26-28:   C.A.S.H. Bash Weekend.  Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg, Ohio.  Swing and Hustle.



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