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

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Last revised: January 17, 2018

Happy New Year !

We launch 2018 with a New Year's Dance on Friday, January 5.  January also means that two Friday Dances each month and Wednesday Lessons are back in full swing.  Please note, however, that our Wednesday lessons for January are off-set by a week.  We start Wednesday lessons the second week, on January 10. Also, the Dance Camp Chicago 2018 Early Price is only available until mid-January.

January 2018 Schedule 

Friday Dance #1:

Friday, January 5, 2018 
"New Year's Dance"
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
Hustle with Liz Gutzwiller
Beg./Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm

Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight
Matt Cotherman is tonight's DJ

Our very own Liz Gutzwiller launches us into the new year with a pair of Hustle lessons. Then at 9:00 p.m. we celebrate the Swing 'n' Country New Year.  New Year's party attire or noise makers optional, but New Year's celebratory attitude strongly encouraged.

Liz Gutzwiller
teaches Hustle at our
New Year's Dance

Wednesday Lessons:

Starting the 2nd Week this Month...
January 10, 17, 24, and 31

Hustle with Liz Gutzwiller
Beginner/Novice Lesson 7:30 - 8:25 pm
Intermediate Lesson 8:35 - 9:30 pm

If improving your Hustle is somewhere on your New Year's resolution list, Liz Gutzwiller is here to ensure you meet that one very early this year.  And if it is not on your list, then add it and show up.  Liz is our hustle master and her classes are fun and filled with lots of learning. So even if you've never danced hustle before, you will be by the second week of 2018.  

Liz Gutzwiller

 Friday Dance #2:

Friday, January 19, 2018 
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
Cha-Cha with Rachel Mercedes
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

We are excited to feature Rachel Mercedes making her debut teaching appearance at our club tonight.

Rachel comes to us from the ballroom genre where she has danced and taught the American Standard, Smooth, Latin, and Rhythm styles and has competed professionally in Smooth and Rhythm.  Rachel is also a Country/Western dance instructor and competitor and has just won the 2nd place title in Open Division 1 at the UCWDC Worlds 2018.

Adding all this up means, expect some totally awesome Cha Cha lessons tonight.

Rachel Mercedes


Also in January...

The Dance Camp Chicago 2018 Early-Bird Pricing Ends
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Don't miss the opportunity to attend 

Dance Camp Chicago 2018
February 9-11, 2018
Our 20th Anniversary !

At special Early-Bird Reduced Pricing.  
Download the Registration Form and/or Flier below...

Dance Camp Chicago 2018 Registration Form
Dance Camp Chicago 2018 Event Flier

We will be accepting completed registration forms with payments at either of the January dances or lessons. Save a stamp and ensure receiving the reduced price by handing in your registration in person.  Of course, you may also mail it in, but it must be post-marked by January 20 to receive the early-bird price.

Or, to get further details about DCC 2018 and to register online, click the logo below to visit the DCC Web Site.

Planning Guide for February 2018

(Revised 1/6/2018)

Wednesday Lessons: February 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2018
Waltz with Don M.

Friday Dances: February 2 and 16, 2018

February 2 -  
This will be our Dance Camp Warm-Up Dance!
Lesson: Waltz with Don M.
Ken Dillard will be tonight's DJ

February 16 -  
This will be our Valentine's Dance!
Lesson: West Coast Swing with Brian Wong
Ken Dillard will be tonight's DJ

Also in February...

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

This is going to be one very special event for our 20th.  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

Planning Guide for March 2018

(Revised 1/6/2018)

Wednesday Lessons: March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2018
Two-Step with Julie Hein and Don Leynes

Friday Dances: March 2 and 16, 2018

March 2 -  
Lesson: Night-Club Two-Step with Megan Wheeler in her debut teaching appearance at Swing 'n' Country
April Prince will be tonight's DJ
Theme: To Be Announced

March 16 - 
Lesson: Two-Step with Julie Hein and Don Leynes
Matt Cotherman will be tonight's DJ
Theme: To be Announced

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