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December 2011 Happenings 
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Tropical Breezes Holiday Dinner/Dance

Friday, December 2, 2011

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Fabulous decorations, fabulous buffet dinner, fabulous door prizes followed by dancing with your fabulous friends while you're dressed in your fabulous best summarizes  Swing 'n' Country's Holiday Dinner/ Dance.
Doors open at 6:30 with a cash bar.   Dinner will be served promptly at 7:30.    Dancing will begin at 9:00 pm and will be dejayed  by Matt Cotherman.

Gotta Dance Night - December 16

Jennifer and Randy Jeffries will teach Two-Step2010 Board

Jennifer and Randy Jeffries are teachers, competitors and event directors of the Chicagoland Dance Festival which, by the way, will be celebrating its 25th year in 2012.   Jennifer and Randy will enter into yet another endeavor in 2012 as they become co-owners of Swing City Chicago along with Julie Hein. 
 Swing 'n' Country is fortunate to have this couple head north from their hometown in Indiana to teach us Two Step.   Open dancing follows and  dejay will be Ken Dillard.
All lessons and dances are held at The Centre at North Park. 

What's Up in January?

January 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesday Lessons:     West Coast Swing by Soleman Krebs
January 6
Friday Dance:   Bring in the New Year with Soleman Krebs teaching West Coast Swing
January 20
Friday Dance:  Back to the 70's with Don M teaching Hustle


Quick Links

Dance Times and Costs
Lesson Times and Costs
Swing 'n' Country 3-month Calendar
Swing 'n' Country Web Site
 (Check out the newly posted photo galleries).

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.  December's  host is Alisa Winkler teaching West Coast Swing.    (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 a monthly basis at the Interclub Academy of Dance. 7350-52 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL  60714.    Check their web site for dates.   (map)  


Sundays:   SOS (Swing on Sunday) presented by May I Have This Dance.     A West Coast Swing lesson, a Hustle Lesson and a dance are held each Sunday. 5246 N. Elston, Chicago. 60630    (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 three-week series (Dec 5-Dec 19) of Beginner West Coast Swing (or for those who want to fine tune basics) at Ballroom City, 207 s. Villa Ave., Villa Park 60181.   Class time is 8:00 - 9:00 pm.  For more info contact Angie. (map)
  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)       
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
December 30, 2011-January 2, 2012:   Spotlight Dance Celebration A New Year's celebration presented by Doug Rouser held at the Crown Plaza in Toledo, Ohio.

January 27-29, 2012:  Mario in Chicago.   A weekend with Swing Daddy, Mario Robau presented by Dancemasters.  Dancing on Friday night and workshops on Saturday and Sunday will be at the Centre at North Park. 
February 24-26, 2012:  Dance Camp Chicago.    Waterford Conference Center and Hotel. Swing 'n' Country's own annual event.  New in 2012 is national UCWDC and swing champion, instructor  and choreographer, Robert Royston joining the staff.  Check out Robert's new web site.

March 8-11, 2012:  The Chicago Classic .   Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont.   Fifth annual national West Coast Swing convention directed by Nancy Tuzzolino and Jim Becker. 

April 26-29, 2012:  Swing Dance America.   The Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, Lake Geneva, WI.  A swing event hosted by Glen Miller.  

May 25-26, 2012:   Chi-Town Swings.  Wyndham Lisle, Lisle, IL.  Non-competitive Swing Event hosted by Alfred Dahma, Julie Hein and Jill Powers. 

July 13-15, 2012:   Wisconsin Dance Challenge.   Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel.  A swing event hosted by Vivian Hahn and April Prince. 

Judi Troemel
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