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July 2012 Happenings 
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Dear Roger,

July, 2012 

Wednesday Lessons are on hiatus.   We'll be back in September with Nancy Tuzzolino teaching West Coast Swing.

Friday Night , July 20, Dance Only
Theme:  Picnic in the Park
Time for a summer casual evening of dance.  Ken Dillard will be your DJ from 8:00 pm until Midnight.  Flip Flops are optional.    Shorts, capris, t-shirts,  tank tops, summer dresses are all possibilities.

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



What's Up in August? 

Wednesday Lessons:  On summer hiatus.

August 3   

Friday Dance:   Dance and Ice Cream Social (no lesson)  DJ is Ken Dillard  

August 17-19

Chicagoland Dance Festival.   (Swing 'n' Country is a proud sponsor)

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Other Chicagoland Happenings 
July 19 - September 16:   Chicago Summer Dance.  Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.   One hour of free dance instruction followed by two hours of open dancing each weekend.  Check out the schedule to see our local instructors included.  Grant Park, Chicago 60605. (map)

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.  July's dance will be a country/swing mix and the  host is Alisa Winkler teaching Texas Two Step.      (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 one class only in July  at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park 60181.   July 30th at Ballroom City at 8pm.  It is a Ladies Styling Class for WCS.  Ladies only    Class time is 8:00 - 9:00 pm.  For more info contact Angie.   (map)

Mondays:  Soleman Krebs is teaching a beginner class in West Coast Swing at The Dance Spot, 605 E Ogden Ave., Naperville, 60563.    Class time is 7:00 to 8:00 pm followed by two hours of open dancing consisting of West Coast Swing,  East Coast Swing and some Lindy. (map)

Tuesdays:May I Have This Dance presents West Coast Swing Connection workshops in July from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Learn the secrets of connection even if you have been doing WCS for awhile. Immediately following is Dips and Tricks at 9:00 pm.  (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.   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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