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May 2012 Happenings

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May is Nightclub Month
Wednesday Lessons:  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Friday Dance:   May 4

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Join 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:   Ken Dillard.  Theme:   Cinco de Mayo

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




Alisa Winkler Teaches West Coast Swing
Friday Night, May 18, 2012 

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Alisa Winkler will be teaching West Coast Swing prior to Friday night's dance.


West 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 connection.


 See Alisa dance on YouTube. 


DJ is Matt Cotherman.   Theme:  May Flowers



Did You Hear?

Marlene Kenney found Yelp review on SNC. 

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Thanks to Marlene being a woman-in-the-know, this Yelp review about SNC was discovered.


Marlene 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 "Thank You".

(BTW:  SNC's hot line number is 847-827-9021)




What's Up in June?

June 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesday Lessons:  Waltz lessons by Maren Oslac

June 1    

Friday Dance:   Waltz lesson by Maren Oslac.    DJ is April Prince 

Theme:  White Party 

June 15  

Friday Dance:   Dance with Polka lesson by Jon Serletic.    DJ is April Prince.    Theme:   Summer Blossoms



Quick Links

Dance Times and Costs
Lesson Times and Costs
Swing 'n' Country 3-month Calendar




Other Chicagoland Happenings 


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Friday-Sunday:    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.


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.  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)


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 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)

Tuesdays:  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)       


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

May 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.  


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

August 23-26, 2012:  Swingin'Dance Party.  Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati.  Hosted by Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep.  A non-competitive, social swing event.





Judi Troemel
Editor, Happenings


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