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June 2012 Happenings
  • Year of Improvement 
  • SNC Lessons and Dances  
  • Other Chicagoland Happenings
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Dear Roger,
2012 is the year of improvement.
Have you completed a survey? 
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Your voice is  important to the growth of our Club.  If you haven't done so already, please complete the online survey here

Angei will be tabulating results.  Suggestions/ideas will be implemented. The Board will then send you a questionnaire (by survey monkey) asking if you liked the changes.
June is Waltz Month
Wednesday Lessons:  June 6, 13, 20, 27
Friday Dance:   June 1

 2010 Board
Join Maren Oslac of Heart and Sole Dance  for Waltz during June.  Maren is an instructor in Swing, Country and Ballroom dancing. She also teaches those that want to become instructors through Illinois Ballroom Teachers College.

DJ for June 1 dance:   Matt Cotherman.  Theme:   White Party.  We ask that our dancers dress in crisp summer white.  (Ingrid will then have no need to decorate as the ballroom will look gorgeous as a sea of white)

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


Jon Serletic Teaches Polka
Friday Night, June 15, 2012 

2010 Board
Jon Serletic will be teaching Polka prior to Friday night's dance.


Polka is the most fun when you are doing it rather than watching.     Learn from Jon how simple movements will make this fast pace dance easy to do.



DJ is Matt Cotherman.   Theme:  Summer Blossoms 


What's Up in July? 

Wednesday Lessons:  On summer hiatus.

July 20   

Friday Dance:   Just dancing (no lesson)  DJ is Ken Dillard 

Quick Links

Dance Times and Costs
Lesson Times and Costs
Swing 'n' Country 3-month Calendar
Other Chicagoland Happenings 
August 6 - October 27:   Two Step Formation with Hania!  Starting in August Hania will be teaching a 12 week class to prepare for two October performances. The routine is intermediate level and includes lots of cool social moves plus some fun interpretations of the music.  You will need a partner to audition, so start looking now.  Stay tuned for more info on practice location and schedule.  Questions? Call 773-988-3412 or send an email.

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.  June's host is Don.  (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.  (map) 

Mondays:   Angie Cameron is teaching Sexy West Coast Swing moves to Experienced Beginners/Intermediate  at Ballroom City, 207 s. Villa Ave., Villa Park 60181.   All moves are clean and guaranteed to be comfortable with others.    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

 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
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