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September 2011 Happenings 
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Dear Roger,       
September is West Coast Swing Month
Wednesday Lessons:  September 7, 14, 21, 28
Friday Dance:  September 2
Theme:   Pajama Party

Be sure to attend this session as Maren Oslac, Director of Heart and Sole Dance Studio has tons of "hints and tips" on how to best execute West Coast Swing.   Attend the lessons, listen closely, practice and you'll be a sought-after dance partner by month's end.


All Swing 'n' Country dances and lessons are held at The Centre at North Park in Franklin Park   (map) 


Stupid, fun-stuff is the best of entertainment.   Take Maren's  Friday night class in your jammies.   Yes, our theme for the season's opening dance is Pajama Party.   Fluffy slippers, robes, night cream are all fun props to use. 

 Julie Hein Teaches Spins and Turns
Friday Dance:  September 16
Theme:  Meet Your Teachers 

Julie Hein will teach you how to maintain pefect balance while making perfect spins and turns.   You'll learn foot placement, body mechanics, spotting and the difference between a chaine' and a pivot turn.     This class is for both men and women.   


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 dancing with an SNC instructor!
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 October?
October 5, 12, 19, 26

Wednesday Lessons:  Two-Step by Hania Richmond 

October 7, Friday: 

Dance with Two Step Lesson by Hania Richmond

October 21, Friday:

Dance with Nightclub Lesson by Don Macdonald. 


Quick Links

Dance Times and Costs
Lesson Times and Costs
Swing 'n' Country 3-month Calendar
Competition Corner
Chicagoland Dance Festival August 19-21

Congratulations to all the competitors who with the help of their coaches danced for us at our home town event.   Thanks to Jennifer and Randy Jeffries who hosted the event and gave us one great weekend of dancing, workshops and competitions.   Most important, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event a big success.   Reminder:  Next year Chicagoland celebrates its 25th anniversary!

Here are the competition results:
Line Dance
Pro-Am Swing
Strictly Swing
Jack and Jill Swing



Other Chicagoland Happenings  


Saturdays: Ballroom City Goes Country.  A country/western dance is held the second Saturday of the month at 207 S. Villa Ave, Villa Park 60181.  September's host is Julie Hein teaching Double Two.    (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.     (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.      (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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