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August 2012 Happenings 
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August, 2012 

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

Friday Night, August 3 - Dance Only
Theme:  Ice-Cream Social
A Time-Out will be given for you to enjoy free ice-cream served by our Swing 'n' Country board.  Ken Dillard will be your DJ from 8:00 pm until Midnight. 

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



Chicagoland Dance Festival-August 17-19
Swing 'n' Country is a proud sponsor
Jennifer and Randy
Jennifer and Randy Jeffries will be hosting the 25th anniversary of   Chicagoland Dance Festival.  Wow!  How cool is that!

Swing 'n' Country contributes through both sponsorships and through volunteers.   And, of course, free pizza on Friday night served by our members.

As an SNC member you may deduct $10 from the weekend rate.   Simply write the code SNC12 at the bottom of your registration form.

Click here to learn more about the 50 workshops and the tons of open dancing!
What's Up in September? 

Wednesday Lessons
September 5, 12, 19, 26: Nancy Tuzzolino teaches West Coast Swing.

Friday Dances:

September 7:   Nancy Tuzzolino teaches West Coast Swing.     

September 21:  Bev Solazzo teaches East Coast Swing.  

Annual Dues:  September 1 for all members. 

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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)

Fridays:   Soleman Krebs teaches a beginner/intermediate west coast swing lesson on the 4th 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 and 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.  August's lesson will be Double Two hosted by Julie Hein.      (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) 

Tuesdays:May I Have This Dance presents West Coast Swing III in Room 1 and WCS Meat and Potatoes in Room 2 in August from 8:00-9:00.   Immediately following is Hammerlock, Folds and a Rocket at 9:00 pm.  (map) 

Tuesdays:  Soleman Krebs and Angei Kostoff will teach a Beginner/Intermediate  West Coast Swing Class  at Tango Argentina Club, 179 W. Washington St., West Chicago, 60185 .  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
August 23-26, 2012:  Swingin'Dance Party.  Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati.  Hosted by Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep.  A non-competitive, social swing event.

September 27-30,2012:    Meet Me In St. Louis.   Renaissance Hotel St. Louis.   A competitive swing event hosted by the St. Louis Rebels. 

Judi Troemel
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