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January 2012 Happenings 
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Dear Roger,
Nominations are Open for the 2012-2013 SNC Board of Directors
Six positions are available.
As Swing 'n' Country is a member-run organization , it is imperative that we have a full board complement to maintain our club's reputation of being one of the finest.   There are 6 open positions:   Vice-President (one year term moving to president); Treasurer (two year term); Secretary (one year term); and 3 Board Members (2 year terms)
If you've enjoyed  our lessons and dances and want to give back to our membership by filling one of these positions, please contact our Vice-President, Don Moeller.    Questions regarding the job functions can be answered by  any board member.

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January is West Coast Swing Month
Wednesday Lessons:  January 4, 11, 18, 25
Friday Dance:  January 6 
Soleman Krebs returns to Swing 'n' Country to teach West Coast Swing.    Because of his smoothness and his phenomenal sense of  musicality,  Solemen has become an extremely  popular  Chicagoland  teacher.

Watch him dance with Angie on this YouTube video.

Matt Cotherman will be your DJ.  Theme is Happy New Year.

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

Don M Teaches Hustle
Friday Dance:  January 20
Don Macdonald

Don has always been one of SNC's favorites.  You need to arrive early to get a good spot when he teaches.
Watch him dance Hustle with Julie.

April Prince will be your DJ.

Theme is Back to the 70's.  Have fun dressing retro!
Early Bird Cut Off January 21
Dance Camp Chicago, February 24 - 26, 2012

Swing 'n' Country's very own dance convention is held at the Waterford Conference Center in Elmhurst.

You can register now.   There will be tons of open dancing and plenty of workshops for all levels.    

Questions?  Contact Leah our event director.   

..... more info on the DCC web site.

What's Up in February?
February 1, 8, 15, 22
Wednesday Lessons:  Two Step Lessons by Julie Hein

February 3

Friday Dance 

1.  Nominations to the Board of Directors will be closed.    

2.Two Step Lesson by Julie Hein followed by open dancing.  DJ is Ken Dillard.

February 17

Dance Camp Chicago Pre-Party Dance.  Matt Cotterman is DJ  

February 24 - 26

Dance Camp Chicago

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Other Chicagoland Happenings 
January 27-29:   Mario in Chicago.  A Friday night dance party will be held at the Centre at North Park which will include a west coast swing lesson.   Your DJ will be Mario Robau himself.  On Saturday and Sunday Mario will teach west coast swing and hustle workshops.   For more info, contact Julie Hein or Don Leynes.  (map)

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.  January's  host is Julie Hein 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 four week series of Beginner/Intermediate Hustle 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

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 25-27, 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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