The Place to Swing Dance and Country Dance in the Chicago Area

Enjoy dancing to West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hustle, Two Step, Double Two Step, Night Club Two Step, Waltz, Cha-Cha, & Polka

A friendly place to socialize, dance, & take lessons    Visitors welcome    Dancers of all levels welcome    Best hospitality in the Midwest

The Centre at North Park  ~ 10040 Addison Avenue  ~  Franklin Park, Illinois 60131

Latest News and Information

Last revised: July 31, 2018

August  2018

In this edition: it's our extremely popular Ice Cream Social Dance on August 3.  Free Ice Cream to all attendees.  August also means the Chicagoland Dance Festival of which Swing 'n' Country is a sponsor with our infamous pizza party.

The Rest of  2018

Be sure to read down past August into our Planning Guides for future months because we have outlined all dances and lessons all the way through to the end of the year to help you plan your dance and lesson schedule right up to the holidays.

August  2018 Dance & Lesson Schedule 

Wednesday & Friday Lessons:

Wednesday Lessons continue Summer Vacation
No Wednesday Lessons from June through August
Friday Lessons continue Summer Vacation
No Friday Lessons in July and August
See you in September where all lessons start up again


August's Friday Dance: Special Summer Hours
Dance Only, No Lesson - Starting 1 hour earlier than usual

August 3, 2018 ~ 8:00 pm
Dance only tonight (no lessons)
Dance: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm with 
Ken Dillard as tonight's DJ
Tonight is our:  
Annual Ice Cream Social Dance

This is Swing 'n' Country's ever-popular Ice Cream Social Dance when we replace our normal hospitality table with our infamous Ice Cream Sunday Bar. Free Ice Cream in a variety of flavors for all dancers served up to order and with a smile by the friendly Swing 'n' Country staff. Then, turn it in to whatever you wish with the large selection of toppings available. Yum!

The ice cream alone is worth the price of admission, but then you also get to hit the floor to burn off those calories with the delicious music of Ken Dillard. Double-Yum!.

Swing 'n' Country's Infamous Annual
"Ice Cream Social"

Download the 2018 Ice Cream Social Flier


Advanced Membership Renewals Close at this Dance

Our new membership year starts September 1 and we are offering our current members the opportunity to renew their memberships in advance.  The above Friday, August 3 dance is the last opportunity you will have to do this.   All the details of the Advanced Renewal program is in the flier you can download below.  Advanced renewal is for currently active members only.


Download the flier on the 2018 Advanced Membership Renewal 


Also in August...

Chicagoland Dance Festival

August 17 - 19

Swing 'n' Country is a proud sponsor of the Chicagoland Dance Festival with it's signature Friday Night Pizza Party. 

Click image above to visit their web site

Swing 'n' Country members, get a $10 discount off the price of either of the two Adult Weekend Passes (Regular or Max-Pass) compliments of Chicagoland directors and our friends, Jennifer & Randy Jeffries.

If you register online, there is a place to enter the appropriate promo codes.  For the Max Pass use code "SNC18" and for the regular Weekend Pass use code "SNC2018" when you get ready to check out. If you register with a printed form, just write the appropriate code on the form and deduct $10.  This discount is redeemable by current/active 2017-2018 Swing 'n' Country members only.  Swing 'n' Country is proud to be the only Chicago dance club whose members are getting this special discount.  Membership has its privileges. 
Thanks, Jennifer and Randy!  

Visit the Chicagoland Web Site or use either of the
following courtesy quick links to start your registration

Go to the Chicagoland Dance Festival 2018 Online Registration
Download the Chicagoland Dance Festival 2018 Registration Form

Club Business

Next Board of Director Meetings:  (Members Only)

The next board of directors meeting is Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Hi-View Restaurant, 425 St. Charles Rd., Villa Park.  Members are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.  Feel free to arrive anytime after 6:45 PM.  If a member has a special presentation to make or a topic to be addressed, please send notice of your intent to do so to the club president by 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.


Scheduled Web Site Maintenance in August

The entire Swing 'n' Country web system is undergoing a migration to a more advanced and higher-lever web server and platform.  During this transition our hosting provider has scheduled maintenance on the following days which may result in downtime.
August 15 for up to 2 hours and on August 21, 23, & 27 for up to 8 hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this is a necessary step to moving to a new platform.  Any outages will effect all SNC web services and will include the SNC main web site, SNC Dance Camp Chicago web site, and our Email System.  

Our Happenings News Letter will not be affected.  If we have any important additions or extensions to the above during an outage, we will sent out notice over Happenings, so be sure you are a subscriber to our Happenings Newsletter so as not to miss any important announcements.


September  2018 Event Dates

Wednesday Lessons: September 5, 12, 19, & 26
Two-Step with Don. M.

Friday Dances: September 7 and 21

September 7 -  
Lesson: Two-Step with Don M.
April Prince will be tonight's DJ
Theme: School is back in Session

September 21 -  
Lesson: - New Dance! ... 
Triple Two-Step with Brittney Valdez
First time being taught at Swing 'n' Country.
Matt Cotherman will be tonight's DJ
This is our annual "Meet the Teachers" dance

Stay tuned ... 
Something special coming in September and to be announced soon

October 2018 Event Dates

Wednesday Lessons: October  3, 10, 17, and 24
West Coast Swing with Julie Hein and Don Leynes

Friday Dances: October 5 and 19

October 5 -  
Lesson: West Coast Swing with Julie Hein and Don Leynes.
Ken Dillard will be tonight's DJ
Theme: To Be Announced

October 19 -  
Lesson: - Hustle with Fred Price
April Prince will be tonight's DJ
Theme: To Be Announced

November 2018 Event Dates

Wednesday Lessons: November 7, 14, 21, and 28
Night-Club Two-Step with Brittney Valdez

Friday Dances: November 2 and 16

November 2 -  
Lesson: Night-Club Two-Step with Brittney Valdez
April Prince will be tonight's DJ
Theme: To Be Announced

November 16 -  
Lesson: - West Coast Swing with
Mike Konkel & Sheli Schroeder
Ken Dillard will be tonight's DJ
Theme: To Be Announced

December 2018 Event Date

Friday Dance: December 7

Swing 'n' Country's Holiday Dance Party! 
No Lessons - All food and dancing tonight!
Matt Cotherman will be tonight's DJ

Wednesday Lessons: On Holiday Vacation
No Wednesday Lessons in December


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