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November 2012 Happenings 

  •   Tuesday, November 6  - Election Day
  • SNC Lessons and Dances
  • Note of DVD Delay 
  • Quick Links to Costs, Times, Calendar and Web Site  
  • Other Chicagoland Happenings

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November is Double Two Month

Wednesday Lessons: November  7, 14, 21 and 28

Friday Dance:  November 2

You all know Don; He's been teaching at Cadillac Ranch and at Swing 'n' Country for years.   Generally, you will get a "two for" at Don's lessons as Julie Hein partners with him.   Don also generously plays paparazzi at dance events including SNC's Dance Camp Chicago.

All Swing 'n' Country lessons and dances are held at The Centre at North Park in Franklin Park.  (map).   See lesson times, dance times and costs below.




Hania Richmond Teaches Two Step

Friday Night, November 16

A Two Step lesson will be presented by Hania Richmond prior to the dance.  In addition to coaching many SNC members to World's competition, Hania recently choreographed a Two-Step formation routine which was presented at Ballroom City and at Swing City Chicago.  

See Two Step Formation Photos by Don Leynes.


Beginner Lesson:  7:30pm
Intermediate Lesson:  8:15pm
Open Dancing:  9:00pm until Midnight.  

All Swing 'n' Country  dances are held at The Centre at North Park.   See dance times and costs below.




What's Up in December? 

Wednesday Lessons
Lessons are on hiatus during December.

Friday Dances:

December 7:   Holiday Party "Putting on the Ritz".    Early Bird Cut-Off Nov 16. 



A Note of Delay

To those who took October Wednesday lessons and ordered videos.


Swing 'n' Country apologizes in advance for the delay you will experience in receiving your pre-ordered   Two-Step Lesson DVD.

We hope to have them to you by mid-November.



Quick Links

Dance Times and Costs
Lesson Times and Costs
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. November's lesson will be a Cha Cha class by Don M.   Dancing between 8:00pm and 11:00 pm immediately follows.      (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:  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

November 23-25:  C.A.S.H. Bash.  Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg, Ohio.   A swing and hustle dance weekend.   Plenty of food including hors d'oeuvres, breakfast and a dinner.

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.


January 25-27, 2:2013 Mario in Chicago.  Centre at North Park, Franklin Park.  On Friday, a West Coast Swing lesson will be held from 7 - 9 pm and is followed by open dancing.  Saturday and Sunday are workshops.    Celebrating 20 years and presented by DanceMasters. 


February 22-24, 2013:  Dance Camp ChicagoWaterford Conference Center, Elmhurst.  A Country and Swing Event presented by your very own Swing 'n' Country.   This is the 15 year anniversary event.







Judi Troemel
Editor, Happenings