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October 2012 Happenings 

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Dear Roger,


October is Two Step Month

Wednesday Lessons: October 3, 10, 17, 24  

Learn this core country dance from one of the very best.  Don is a well known performer, teacher and choreographer. He has taught for Swing  'n' Country many, many times.

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





Soleman Krebs Teaches West Coast Swing  

Friday Night, October 5


This is your last chance to learn from Soleman Krebs.   Come say farewell to Sollie and his sig other, Angie as they begin their new adventure in the state of Washingon.   Both have been SNC board members since April.

Your DJ is April Prince.  



Don Teaches Two Step

Friday Night, October 19 Don Macdonald Horse JPEG

Don is teaching the second dance in October.   All bets are on that he'll be using assistants BJ and Marcia to help you understand Two Step nuances.

Your DJ is Ken Dillard.   Theme is Harvest.






What's Up in November? 

Wednesday Lessons
November 7, 14,28 and December 5:  Don Leynes teaches Double Two.

Friday Dances:

November 2:   Double Two by Don Leynes

November 16: Two Step by Hania Richmond    



Quick Links

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



Other Chicagoland Happenings 


October 12-14:  Chicago Harvest Moon Ball Championships  InterContinental Chicago O'Hare.   Benji Schwimmer & Torri Smith, current US Open Swing Dance Champions in the Showcase Division, will be performing at this ballroom exhibition.   Ticket information.   (map)


October 25-28: Swing City Chicago Lombard Westin at Yorktown Center.  A swing event. Saturday night Halloween party with prizes.  DJ Challenge judged by you, the dancers, with proceeds to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. The "Pro Charity" Hour with proceeds to benefit the Autism Association.  (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. October's lesson will be West Coast Swing by Alisa Winkler.  Dancing between 8:00pm and 11:00 pm will be a mix of country and 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 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 presents multiple variations of West Coast Swing each hour on the hour beginning at 7:00pm and concluding at 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:   countrymeetsballroom@gmail.comThursday Dance is the new name and the practice party from 6:00 pm to 10 pm coordinated by Richard Blumenthal is newly located at Dress Up and Dance at 34121 U.S. 45 Grayslake.  The evening gives dancers an opportunity to share information about their  country, latin and swing techniques and moves.     (map)



Save The Dates


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.

February 22-24, 2012:  Dance Camp ChicagoWaterford Conference Center, Elmhurst.  A Country and Swing Event presented by your very own Swing 'n' Country.   This is the 15 year event anniversary.  







Judi Troemel
Editor, Happenings