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September 2012 Happenings 
  • SNC Lessons and Dances
  • 2nd Annual "Meet The Teachers" Dance  
  • Other Chicagoland Happenings
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Dear Roger,
September is West Coast Swing Month
Wednesday Lessons: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26
Friday Dance:  September 7
Join Nancy Tuzzolino as she opens Swing 'n' Country's new Fall 2012 season by teaching West Coast Swing.   Nancy is a founding member of the Chicago Rebels Dance Club and a Co-Director of  the Chicago Classic.

Your DJ is Matt Cotherman.   Theme is:  Labor Day ...  Fun attire would be red, white and blue.

All Swing 'n' Country dances are held at The Centre at North Park in Franklin Park.  (map)
Reminder ...    September 1st:   Annual Dues for all Swing 'n' Country Members
Bev Solazzo Teaches East Coast Swing
and "Meet Your Teachers" Dance 
Friday Night, September 21
Bev Solazzo will be teaching East Coast Swing prior to Friday night's dance.  Bev has been an instructor since 1992 and is currently working at May I Have This Dance.

Your DJ is April Prince.  

Get to know your SNC Instructors at our second annual  Meet the Teachers Dance.   Your SNC instructors who teach throughout the year will become your dance angels for the evening. What better way to try out your September swing lessons than dancing with an SNC instructor!


What's Up in October? 

Wednesday Lessons
October 3, 10, 17, 24:  Don M teaches Two Step

Friday Dances:

October 5:   Soleman Krebs teaches West Coast Swing.     

October 19: Don M teaches Two Step   

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Dance Times and Costs
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Swing 'n' Country 3-month Calendar
Other Chicagoland Happenings 

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. September's lesson will be Polka hosted by Hania Richmond.      (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 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.

Tuesdays:  Chicago Dance Factory.  Brian Wong teaches a Beginner West Coast Swing Lesson at 7:30 pm followed by an Intermediate/Advanced Class at 8:15 pm.   Open dancing from 9 pm until Midnight at Shark City, 22470 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights, 60139   (map) 

Tuesdays:May I Have This Dance presents West Coast Swing III in Room 1 and WCS Second Helping of Bread and Butter Room 2 in September from 8:00-9:00 pm.     (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   

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

December 31, 2012 - January 6, 2013: Country Dance World Championships.  Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN.   A 7-day convention consisting of open dancing, workshops and world champion competitions. 

Judi Troemel
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