The Place to Swing Dance and County 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: November 8, 2017

News for November and December

November is the final month of lessons of the year, and we end 2017 with the awesome Brittney Valdez teaching Two-Step on Wednesdays and the first Friday Dance where we honor our Veterans.  Toys for Tots comes to our second dance with Mike Konkel and Sheli Schroeder teaching West Coast Swing.  We close out the year with our spectacular Holiday Dance Party on December 1 with a full night of dancing and enlarged, party-size hospitality table.


November & December 2017 Schedule 

Wednesday Lessons:

November 1, 8, 15, and 29
Two-Step with Brittney Valdez
Beginner/Novice Lesson 7:30 - 8:25 pm
Intermediate Lesson 8:35 - 9:30 pm

Our November Two-Step lessons are our final Wednesday lessons in 2017 (Wednesday Lessons go on Holiday Break in December), and Brittney will be closing out the year with Two-Step lessons that are sure to please even the most demanding students.  If you have taken lessons from Brittney before, you know she is known for no-lame, content--rich classes.  No matter how much you already have in your Two-Step repertoire, Brittney will be filling your Two-Step Christmas stocking with even more.  

Important NoteWe skip lessons the week of Thanksgiving.  No lesson the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 22).  The 4th and final lesson of the month is November 29.


Brittney Valdez

 

Friday Dance #1:

Friday, November 3, 2017 
"Veteran's Day Dance"
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
Two-Step with Brittney Valdez
Beg./Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm

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

We start off with a pair of Two-Step Lessons from Brittney Valdez. Then we honor our veterans and their service in protecting our country and our freedom with our Veteran's Day Dance. All veterans gain free admission to the dance portion of the evening as our way of saying, "Thank You!"

Celebrating Veteran's Day

 

Friday Dance #2:

Friday, November 17, 2017 
"Toy's for Tots"
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
with April Prince as tonight's DJ

Mike and Sheli come in from their home base in Wisconsin to teach West Coast Swing. 

Then stay for the dance. Strictly optional, you may participate in the Toys for Tots drive and help Swing 'n' Country bring a smile to a child this Christmas with a gift they may not otherwise receive without your generous assistance.


Mike Konkel and 
Sheli Schroede

To participate in our Toys for Tots drive tonight, simply bring a new toy suitable for either a boy or girl (or a unisex toy) of age 1 - 16, unopened in its original retail packaging, non-gift-wrapped. 

 


Important November Membership Reminder

We would like to remind our 2016-2017 members that have not yet renewed, that November is your last month to do so without a lapse in continuity.  In accordance with club bylaws, all expired memberships will be removed from the membership roster after November.  You may, of course, rejoin at any time you wish, but renewing in November maintains continuity.

If you would like to renew by mail. Simply email membership@swingncountry.net telling us so and we will assist you in that process. 


 

Then for December...

It's Our Holiday Dance Party !

Friday ~ December 1

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 featuring a special Holiday Hospitality Table.  

We will have a Party-Size Hospitality area in a separate room.  Enjoy appetizers, sandwiches, other main items, desserts, etc. in a larger area for eating, socializing, and just plain holiday party fun.  

Plus, 4 full hours of dancing in our normal dance room upstairs

Friday, December 1, 2017
Dance 8:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight
Matt Cotherman will be your Holiday DJ

Holiday Attire is strictly optional
Come as you would for any dance or dress up. 
It's your choice

$12 for Members
$15 for Non-Members
(No Exceptions)

(No free 1st-time admissions, passes, reward points, expired membership grace, etc. for tonight)

 

Click here for the Holiday Dance Party Flier


Planning Guide for January 2018

For January, 2018...  
Wednesday Lessons: January 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2018
Lesson & Instructor: To be announced

Friday Dances: January 5 and 19, 2018

January 5 -  
This will be our Happy New Year's Dance!
Lesson, Instructor, & DJ: To be announced

January 19 - Lesson, Instructor, & DJ: To be announced 

Further details to come soon.


Get additional details on our 3-month Calendar
covering November 2017 through January 2018.  


And don't forget this in February 2018

Swing 'n' Country's Very Own
Dance Camp Chicago 2018
February 9-11, 2018
Our 20th Anniversary !

At The DoubleTree by Hilton
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

You know the date, you know the place, you know that this is going to be one very special event for our 20th, so put this on your calendar now.  Everything will be new and better.  First is the new hotel.  We're going first-class!  Across the street from Oak Brook shopping center, it will be close to everything. Awesome ballrooms, awesome guest rooms, awesome everything. 

Visit the web site by clicking the logo above


We will also be featuring our regular schedule in February

February, 2018...  Lessons, Instructors, & DJs: To be announced 

Wednesday Lessons: February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018

Friday Dances: January 3 and 17, 2018

Details to come


 
Contact us by emailing the entire board of directors:
board@swingncountry.net