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Updated: October 1, 2016

October is very huge month for Swing 'n' Country and it's dancers.  October features  two Friday Dances with lessons, the 1st with Hustle lessons, the second with West Coast Swing Lessons.  There are 4-weeks of Wednesday Hustle lessons with Liz Gutzwiler.  Ongoing throughout the month, membership renewal continues.   Then the month is closed out by two great friends of Swing 'n' Country with their very own Swing City Chicago convention of which Swing 'n' Country is a Silver Sponsor.  And if that is not enough, we welcome two new instructors to our teaching staff.  Get your dance shoes on! 

Membership Renewals Continue

A reminder to our members: Membership renewals (which started in September) continue throughout October.  If you were a 2015-2016 member that did not make it out last month to a lesson or dance, you will have continued opportunity to renew your membership this month.  If you received a pre-printed renewal form by email simply bring it with you to your next club showing, or if you did not receive one, we will have yours for you at this month's lessons and dances.  New to our club?  Now is the best time to join.  You will enjoy benefits all the way through August 2017.

Welcome Two New Instructors

If you missed our Meet the Teachers dance last month, you missed observing the addition of two new instructors to our teaching team.  You may have seen one or both make a debut last spring by teaching at a Friday dance.  We now welcome to our team, Randy Slone and Jeff Mumford.  Randy is a Country Dance Instructor who comes from Cadillac Ranch fame.  Jeff is an addition to our West Coast Swing instructors, and is very well known and respected in the WCS community.  Expect to see each this coming year teach a class in their respective area of expertise.  Visit our Instructors web page to acquaint yourself with our full team of now 15 Dance Instructors.

October 2016 Schedule 

Wednesday Lessons:

October 5, 12, 19, and 26 
Hustle with Liz Gutzwiler
Beginner/Novice Lesson 7:30 - 8:25 pm
Intermediate Lesson 8:35 - 9:30 pm

If you are looking for No-Hassle Hustle, Liz is your expert.  If you are a total beginner, Liz will make this three-count form of the dance easy and fun to do.  If you are already an experienced Hustle dancer, Liz will take the hassle out of learning those more complicated moves you have been wanting to do.  And whether newcomer or advanced, she will keep you grounded with basics to make your Hustle dancing smooth and relaxed.

Liz Gutwiler


Friday Dance #1:

Friday, October 7, 2016 
"Harvest Moon Dance"
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
Hustle with Liz Gutzwiler
Beg./Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm

Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight
Ken Dillard is tonight's DJ

Liz takes her No-Hassle Hustle to Friday Night with a pair of lessons.  No lesson is repeated this month.  So, even if you are in her Wednesday class, you will learn something different tonight.  Then we start to really think "Autumn" with the Harvest Moon Dance.  Expect our dance hall to be decorated in Fall Colors.

Harvest Moon Dance

Friday Dance #2:

Friday, October 21, 2016 
"Pre-Halloween Dance"
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
West Coast Swing with
Mike Konkel and Sheli Schroeder
Beginner/Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm

Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight
April Prince is tonight's DJ

Tonight's West Coast Swing lessons with Mike and Sheli are perfectly timed to prepare you and get you warmed up for the following weekend (see below). Our dance room will be decorated Halloween-style to get you in the mood for Halloween.  No costumes required (unless of course you want to).

Mike Konkel &
Sheli Schroeder

Finally, closing out the month of October...

Swing 'n' Country is a Silver Sponsor of
Swing City Chicago
October 27-30, 2016

Two very special friends of the Swing 'n' Country Dance Club, Julie Hein, one of the club's co-founders and a club instructor, and April Prince, the club's head DJ, host and operate the Swing City Chicago Dance Convention.  The convention will feature plenty of open dancing, competition, many workshops to choose from, the biggest and best Halloween costume party in Chicago, and the Friday Night Pizza Party provided by Swing 'n' Country.  What a way to close out the month!  Come out and support these two friends of Swing 'n' Country by attending their convention and have a great time doing so.  Click the icon below to visit their web site and get all the details.


Planning Guide for November & December

In November, it's Night Club Two with Don M.
Wednesday Lessons: October 5, 12, 19, & 26
Friday Dances: October 7 & 21
November 4 is our Veteran's Day Dance and will feature Don M.  teaching Night Club Two and Ken Dillard as your DJ.
November 18 is our Toy's for Tots Dance and will feature April Prince & Clayton Gilbert teaching West Coast Swing and April Prince doing double duty as your DJ.

For December...
Wednesday Lessons: Are on Christmas Holiday.  No Wednesday Lessons in December.  They will return in January 2017.
Friday Dance: December 2 - Holiday Dance.
We feature only one Friday Dance over the festive season and it's our Holiday Dance.  This is a special night of extended dance time with no pre-dance lesson and will feature a special Holiday Hospitality Table.  More details with a full flier to come.  For now, be sure to save this date to celebrate the holidays with your dance friends.

Get all the details on the 3-month Calendar covering October through December.

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