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April 2012 Happenings
  • SNC Lessons and Dances
  • Call for Dance Angels  
  • Making a Happy Dance Partner  
  • Other Chicagoland Happenings 
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April is Hustle Month
Wednesday Lessons:  April 4, 11, 18, 25
Friday Dance:   April 6

 2010 Board
Join Angie Cameron as she teaches Hustle to SNC members and friends during April.  Hustle can be a fast-paced dance that will give you a cardio workout or it can be done at a slower pace  that includes lots of arm styling. 

See Angie dance Hustle on YouTube.

DJ for April 6 dance:   Matt Cotherman.  Theme:  Welcome to Spring.

All Swing 'n' Country dances and lessons are held at The Centre At North Park in Franklin Park.  (map)
Happy 18th Birthday SNC
April 20, 2012 

2010 Board
Jill Powers will be helping us celebrate Swing 'n' Country's birthday by teaching  Two Step.


Jill is a choreographer, competitor and judge.  In her non-dance life she does consulting work in physical therapy, teaches Pilates and coaches' softball/baseball pitchers, lectures for medical centers and the general public and plays semi-pro softball


See Jill dance on You-Tube. 

Dance Angels Wanted
Volunteer for just an hour 2010 Board

Dance Angels are needed so that those folks who come to our dances without partners can be out on the floor as much as possible.   If you are comfortable with your Two Step and West Coast Swing basics and have a friendly personality, you qualify to act as a Dance Angel.

Contact Gary Laforte  as soon as possible.  Points towards free admission to dances given for your volunteering.
You Are Happy When Your Partner is Happy
Hints and Tips on having a wonderful dance
What's Up in May?
May 2, 9, 16, 23
Wednesday Lessons:  Nightclub lessons by Hania Richmond

May 4   

Friday Dance:   Nightclub lesson by Hania Richmond.  DJ is Matt Cotherman.  

Theme:  Cinco de Mayo

May 18 

Friday Dance:   Dance with West Coast Swing lesson by Alisa Winkler.   DJ is April Prince.    Theme:   May Flowers   

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Dance Times and Costs
Lesson Times and Costs
Swing 'n' Country 3-month Calendar
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, 60185.  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.  April'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)   
  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 Nightclub at 6:00 pm followed by Body Mechanics at 7:00 pm at Ballroom City, 207 S. villa Ave., Villa Park 60181.  Learn the discipline and parts of your body that make you a great dancer. 

Mondays:   Angie Cameron teaches a four week series of Beginner/Intermediate (Tweener) West Coast Swing Class from April 2 through April 23 at Ballroom City, 207 s. Villa Ave., Villa Park 60181.   April 30 begins a new four week series of Beginner/Intermediate Hustle.   Class times are 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
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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