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August 2011 Happenings 
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Ice Cream Social

Friday Night Dance, August 5

Ice Cream will give us that extra energy to dance really well during  four hours (8 pm until Midnight) of non-stop country and swing tunes provided by Ken Dillard.  Got a request?  Talk to Ken on Facebook
Swing 'n' Country dances are held at The  Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park, 60131.   (Map)  (Pricing)  
All Memberships Expire August 31

New Global Renewal Date September 1 each year

Swing 'n' Country has adopted a single renewal date policy.  You can update your membership immediately.


The amount owed will be prorated.  ....... Read more .
What's Up in September?

SNC returns to weekly  lessons and twice monthly dances.

September 7, 14, 21, 28

Wednesday Lessons:  West Coast Swing by Maren Oslac

 September 2, Friday: 

First Fall Dance with West Coast Swing Lesson by Maren Oslac

September 16, Friday 

Meet the Teachers Dance* with Spins and Turns Lesson by Julie Hein


*Get to know your SNC Instructors at our very first  Meet the Teachers Dance. Fourteen professionals have already responded YES to our invitation  to act as your Dance Angels!   What better way to try out your newly-learned spins and turns technique than with an instructor!    A special thanks on behalf of the SNC board is given to those who taught during the 2010-2011 season   for a very successful dance season of lessons.


Quick Links
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.


   SNC members can use Code SNC11 for $10 off the weekend pass.  You can register for Chicagoland Dance Festival   online or at August 5th SNC dance. 


Book your CDF Hotel Reservations by August 5

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Rosemont 60018


Call the hotel directly at 847-671-6350 mentioning  Chicagoland Dance Festival or click here to make your reservations online and get a virtual tour


It's a lot easier to dance to the wee hours of the morning when you know you have immediate access to a sleeping room.   Also, did you know the size of CDF's ballroom floor is based on the number of overnight guests? 


Goodbye and Good Luck!
Brian Wong

Swing 'n' Country  wishes Brian Wong success and happiness  as he moves from the Chicago area to the booming Atlanta area to undertake a new dance partnership.   Brian is a well known instructor and competitor who has brought many of his students to Dance Camp Chicago .   We wish him well as he begins his new endeavor.

Other Chicagoland Happenings  


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


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  on August 12.  (map) .

Saturdays: Ballroom City Goes Country.  A country/western dance is held once per month at 207 S. Villa Ave, Villa Park 60181.   August 13th's host is Hania Richmond whose class is currently TBA.   (map) 


Saturdays:  The Chicago Rebels hosts its dances on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Ave., Franklin Park. 60131.   There will be only one dance in August on the 6th.  Carlos Garcia will be teaching a pre-dance Two Step lesson.  (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.   August's dance will be on the 13th.    (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.  (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.     
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.     300 Lakehurst Rd, Waukegan 60085. (map)
Save The Dates


October 27-30:   SwingCityChicago .  Westin Hotel, Lombard, IL.  Friday night pizza provided by Swing 'n' Country.


November 25-27:   C.A.S.H. Bash Weekend.  Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg, Ohio.  Swing and Hustle


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