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  November 2013 Happenings
Dear Roger,
November is Hustle Month

Wednesday Lessons:  October 30*, November 6, 13 and 20
Friday Dance:  November 1, 2013, DJ - April Prince 
Angie Cameron is an accomplished dancer, competitor and teacher in both West Coast Swing and Hustle.
...... Watch Angie dance Hustle on YouTube.

All Swing 'n' Country dances and lessons are held at The Centre at North Park in Franklin Park.  (map)  (Lesson times and costs)  (Dance times and costs)

*Note: October 30 is Week 1 of November's 4-part series.  The last Wednesday evening in November is intentionally left open so folks can enjoy preparing their traditional Thanksgiving.




Annual Drive Throughout November

Please bring your unwrapped gifts to November's DancesToys for Tots
Tis the season to be filled with gratitude and generosity.  Board Member,  Ingrid Dubman will collect your toys on  behalf of Swing 'n' Country.  Happenings will report the number of gifts collected for the Toys for Tots campaign in December's newsletter.

 .... Toys R Us, KMart and WalMart's Hot 15 Toy List

Jeff Sanchez Teaches Two Step at November's Second Dance
3rd Friday of the Month Dance, November 15     
Jeff Sanchez comes back to SNC to teach us the Two Step.  Learn how to hold your slows all the while staying connected to your partner in this fun sometimes very fast, sometimes very slow country dance.

Your DJ will be April Prince.

Check links above for location, time and costs.

Dance Tip
Staying Smart
Physical and Mental Exercises that Ward off Dementia.
Dancing wins hands down!

Our brain constantly rewires its neural pathways, as needed.  If it doesn't need to, then it won't.

 ..... Read more as presented by Richard Powers on behalf of The New England Journal of Medicine showing dancing makes and keeps you smarter!  
What's Up in December
Wednesday Lessons - On Hiatus.

December 6 - Holiday Dinner Dance
Join us for dinner and dancing or come just for dancing.  Just show up and enjoy this past year's friendships with your SNC friends.      Details.

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Other Chicagoland Happenings

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)

Sundays:  Chicagoland Hustle Practice Group.   Presented by Liz Gutzwiler.  This is a practice group with the goal of information sharing without an instructor lead.  Held bi-weekly from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at Ballroom City 207 S Villa Ave, Villa Park.   Next practices in  November 10 are the 3rd and 17th.(map)
Mondays: Chicago Dance Factory.  Brian Wong teaches West Coast Swing Concepts at 7pm at Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, 60181.  (map)
Tuesdays: May I Have This Dance.   4-week series, Nov 5 - 26: 7pm Waltz, 8pm West Coast Swing. 5246 N Elston Ave, Chicago, 60630. (map)

Dance Practica presented by Julie Hein and Don Leynes.   Open practice in WCS, followed by tandem  beginner/non-beginner lessons, followed again by open practice.  7:30pm-9:30pm at Tango Argentina Club.  179 W. Washington Street, West Chicago, 60185. (map)
Thursdays:  Maren Oslac hosts two four-week series of West Coast Swing lessons and a dance at Heart & Sole Dance Studio.  7038 183rd  St., Tinley Park, 60477.  (map)

Fridays: Dance Night  with Julie and Don held the 2nd Friday of each month.  Lesson at 8pm followed by dinner, then dance from 9pm-1:00am at Tango Argentina Club.  179 W. Washington Street, West Chicago.   (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 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, 60714.  Check out their web site for details.  (map)

Saturdays:  Ballroom City Goes Country.  207 S. Village Ave. Villa Park.  Julie Hein  will host the dance party on November 2 teaching Double Two at 7:30pm.  Dancing from 8pm until 11:00pm.  (map) 
Save The Dates

Nov 29- Dec 1:  Cash Bash.  Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg, OH.  A swing event sponsored by the Cleveland Akron Swing and Hustle Club.

Dec 6:   Swing 'n' Country's annual Holiday Dinner Dance.   The theme is Winter Wonderland.   Dinner and door prizes is followed by open dancing at the Centre at North Park.

Dec 28 - Jan 1, 2014:  Spotlight Dance Celebration.  Adoba Hotel, Dearborn, MI.  A swing event hosted by Doug and Lori Rouser.

Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2014.  UCWDC Worlds Competition.  Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN.  A country and swing final competition of the 2013's best dancers.

Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014:  Dance Camp Chicago Waterford Conference Center, Elmhurst.  A country and swing event hosted by your own dance club, Swing 'n' Country.

Thank you all for your support at our last dance.  The energy, the music, the dancers all made for a delightful evening.

Judi Troemel
Editor, Happenings

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