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March 2012 Happenings 
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Gently Used Dance Shoe (and Boot) Sale
First Dance in March
Have you ever bought dance shoes that just didn't work for you?   Does your closet have  lonely shoes and boots that need to find a new home?  Do you want to find an extra pair of practice shoes?  If you answered YES to any of the above, your wants/needs can be fulfilled at the Swing 'n' Country March 2 dance.
 .... Read on for pricing details and sale hours.
March is Cha Cha Month
Wednesday Lessons:   March 7, 14, 21, 28
Friday Dance:   March 2

Jeff Sanchez of Heart and Sole Dance is back with us this time teaching Cha Cha.  Jeff will have just completed instructing the beginner track in Two Step at Dance Camp Chicago.

Jeff is quite adept in all of the country dances.  Watch him dance Nightclub with his wife Maren Oslac in this video taken at an SNC dance. 


DJ for March 2 dance:  April Prince.   

All Swing 'n' Country dances and lessons are held at The Centre At North Park in Franklin Park.  (map)
Rich Cooper Teaches West Coast Swing
Friday Dance:  March 16

Join us for this St. Patrick's Day Dance featuring  Rich Cooper  teaching West Coast Swing.

Everyone has a bit o' Irish in them come St. Patty's day.   We hope you'll be wearin' the green.

Ken Dillard will be your DJ.
What's Up in April?
April 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesday Lessons:  Hustle lessons by Angie Cameron.

April 6  

Friday Dance:   Hustle lesson by Angie Cameron.  DJ is Matt Cotherman,  

Theme:  Welcome Spring

April 20 

Friday Dance:    Two Step lesson by Rich Cooper.  DJ is April Prince.    Theme:   Happy 18th Birthday Swing 'n' Country.

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Other Chicagoland Happenings 
Fridays:   Soleman Krebs teaches a beginner/intermediate west coast swing lesson on the 2nd Friday of each month  from 8 pm to 9 pm at Tango Argentina Club, 179 W. Washington Street, West Chicago.  The lesson is followed by open dancing entitled Sole-Full Swing 2nd Friday WCS Dance.   You may BYOB.  (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.  March's  host is Hania Richmond      (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)   
  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:  Chicago Dance Factory.  Brian Wong teaches West Coast Swing and Night Club Two Step at 6:00 pm followed by Body Mechanics at 7:00 pm at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park 60181.  (map)

Mondays:   Angie Cameron teaches a four week series of 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)

Tuesdays:  Soleman Krebs teaches West Coast Swing at Tango Argentina Club, 179 W. Washington St., West Chicago.  The intermediate lesson is from 8 pm to 9 pm and is followed by a 15-minute practice jam.  (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 from 6:00 pm to 10 pm coordinated by Richard Blumenthal  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
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.  

August 17-19, 2012:  Chicagoland Dance Festival.  Crowne Plaza, Rosemont.   A fully sanctioned UCWDC  country dance event.   Sponsored by Swing 'n' Country.   

Judi Troemel
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