May 2012 Happenings
- SNC Lessons and Dances
- Did You Hear?
- Other Chicagoland Happenings
May is Nightclub Month
Lessons: May 2, 9, 16, 23
Hania Richmond for
Nightclub during May. This is a slow and dreamy version of
another dance called Nightclub Two Step. Both have the same
footwork but different rhythms. You'll enjoy the way Hania teaches with
her being very clear and concise when she speaks.
DJ for May 4 dance:
All Swing 'n' Country dances
and lessons are held at The Centre At North Park in Franklin
Alisa Winkler Teaches West Coast Swing
Night, May 18, 2012
Alisa Winkler will
be teaching West Coast Swing prior to Friday night's dance.
Coast Swing has evolved to becoming one of the nation's favorite
dances. The dance allows both partners to improvise
steps while dancing together and at the same time maintaining
See Alisa dance on
is Matt Cotherman. Theme: May Flowers
Did You Hear?
Marlene Kenney found Yelp review on
to Marlene being a woman-in-the-know, this Yelp review about SNC was discovered.
is Swing 'n' Country's Hot Line Lady.
Marlene has been taking care of the Club's inbound calls for the
past six years. Next time you see her at a dance, tell her
(BTW: SNC's hot line number is 847-827-9021)
What's Up in June?
June 6, 13, 20, 27
Lessons: Waltz lessons by Maren Oslac
Dance: Waltz lesson by Maren Oslac. DJ is April
Dance: Dance with Polka lesson by Jon Serletic.
DJ is April Prince. Theme: Summer
May 25-27. Wyndham Lisle, Lisle,
IL 60532. Chi-Town Swings
is in its second year of hosting Chicagoland's only non-competitive
swing event. All workshops are included in weekend pass.
Interactive games. Single day passes available. Your event
directors are Alfred Dahma, Julie Hein, Tobi Oberman and Jill Powers.
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.
Ballroom City Goes
Country. A country/western dance is held the second
Saturday of the month at 207 S. Villa Ave, Villa Park 60181.
May's host is Julie Hein teaching East 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)
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)
SOS (Swing on Sunday) presented by May I Have This
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.
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.
Angie Cameron is teaching Beginner/Intermediate Hustle at Ballroom
City, 207 s. Villa Ave., Villa Park 60181.
Class times are 8:00 - 9:00 pm. For more info contact Angie. (map)
Soleman Krebs and Angei Kostoff will teach a five-week West Coast Swing
Intensive at Tango Argentina Club,
179 W. Washington St., West Chicago during May. Class time is
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There will be a special workshops at 7:00 pm
on May 21: Ladies styling by Angei; Men's styling by Soleman.
Questions can be answered via email. (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)
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
31-June 3, 2012. Michigan Classic.
Sheraton Hotel, Romulus, MI (Detroit Airport). New Event
Directors: Doug and Lori Rousar. The event is part of the
AANCE Tour, Masters Tour and is a WSDC event.
July 13-15, 2012: Wisconsin Dance Challenge.
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel. A swing event hosted by
Vivian Hahn and April Prince.
17-19, 2012: Chicagoland Dance
Festival. Crowne Plaza, Rosemont. A fully sanctioned
UCWDC country dance event. Sponsored by Swing 'n' Country.
23-26, 2012: Swingin'Dance Party.
Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati. Hosted by Jason Miklic & Sophy
Kdep. A non-competitive, social swing event.