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: September 4, 2017

It's the start of our new 2017-2018 Dance Year & Season, so we have much news to report.  Wednesday & Friday lessons restart.  All memberships are up for renewal and waivers due of non-members.  Get all the information and our schedule for the rest of 2017 below.


September News & Events

Our New 2017-2018 Dance Year Commences!

Following the same pattern as a school-year, September marks the start of our new dance year.  This means both Wednesday and Friday lessons start up again.  It also means we are back to our normal two dances a month.  

This is also the start of the new membership year (which runs from September through August).  All memberships are due for renewal at your next appearance to a club event.  If you wish to continue receiving your member discounts and other benefits, you need to renew at your first club appearance this season.

Non-members, this is also a good time to join the club as you will benefit from a full year's worth of discounts and other privileges. Non-members who wish not to join, must however sign a new waiver, which will be good through August 2018.

In any case, please plan on arriving early, especially if you are taking a class as there is always a wait and a line to get in.  We don't want you to miss the start of your class. 


 

For September, 2017:  It's West Coast Swing Month with Maren Oslac

Wednesday Lessons:

September 6, 13, 20, and 27
West Coast Swing with Maren Oslac
Beginner/Novice Lesson 7:30 - 8:25 pm
Intermediate Lesson 8:35 - 9:30 pm
>>> Arrive 15 minutes prior to start of lesson on your first appearance this season to process waiver or member renewal forms***

Maren is one of our most versatile and talented teachers having a wide scope of dance training, and we are proud to have her launch our new dance year with her West Coast Swing.  Expect some serious spice in her WCS lessons pulled from her very large bag of tricks learned from various dance genres. Your WCS will never look the same after this month.


Special Notice Regarding September's Friday Dances

We have offset our Friday Dances by one week in order to have two dances this month and not interfere with your Labor Day Weekend plans.  
Therefore, dances in September will be on the 2nd and 4th Fridays instead of the usual 1st and 3rd Fridays.

September Friday Dance #1:

September 8, 2017 ~ 9:00 pm
Tonight is Membership Renewal Night 
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
West Coast Swing with Maren Oslac.
Beginner/Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm
>>> If you are taking a lesson tonight, arrive at least 15 minutes prior to its start to process your member renewal or waiver***
Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight
with Kenneth Dillard as your DJ

Tonight is the start of our new dance season. This means member renewals and new waivers.  If you are a member, please be prepared to renew your membership.  Non-members must sign new waivers tonight.  Arrive early if you are taking a lesson.

 

 


 

September Friday Dance #2:

September 22, 2017 ~ 9:00 pm
Tonight is "Meet the Teachers Night"
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
Waltz with Brittney Valdez.
Beginner/Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm
>>> If this is your first appearance and you are taking a lesson tonight, arrive at least 15 minutes prior to its start to process your member renewal or 
waiver
***
Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight
with Matt Cotherman as your DJ

Tonight is Meet the Teachers Night. Get to know who your dance instructors will be for the coming year, and better yet, catch a dance with them tonight. That's what they will be there for.

Also, tonight continues Membership Renewals and Waivers.  If you are making your first appearance this season, members please be prepared to renew your membership tonight; non-members must sign new waivers tonight.  Arrive early if you are taking a lesson.

 

"Meet the Teachers"
Night

*** Members who advanced renewed over the summer:  You may go straight to the line marked "Advanced Renewed Members."  We recommend you arrive as you normally would for a lesson, which should be at least 5 minutes prior to its start so you are ready and prepared for when it does commence. 

 


Planning Guide for October 2017

For October, 2017...  It's Night-Club 2-Step Month with
that dynamic duo, Julie Hein and Don Leynes.
Wednesday Lessons: October 4, 11, 18, and 25

Friday Dances: October 6 and 20

October 6 -  Night-Club 2-Step with Julie Hein and
Don Leynes. Tonight's DJ will be Ken Dillard.
Tonight's Theme: Harvest Dance.

October 20 - Are you ready for the "Dorky Duo"?
That's right! It's none other than multiple 1st-Place Rising Star dancers Sammy Powers and Heather Fronczak (a/k/a "The Dorky Duo") teaching West Coast Swing as special guest instructors at tonight's dance.  
If you are passionate about WCS, you are not going to want to miss the lessons they have planned for you tonight.

And for variety, tonight's DJ will be "Mr. Undorky," 
Matt Cotherman. 
Please sure to put this date on your calendar.


Planning Guide for November 2017

For November, 2017...  It's Two-Step Month with Don M.
Wednesday Lessons: November 1, 8, 15, and 29

Friday Dances: November 3 and 17

November 3 -  Two-Step with Don M.
Tonight's DJ will be Ken Dillard.
Tonight is our annual Veteran's Day Dance.  Veterans get into the dance portion of the night for free.

November 17 - West Coast Swing with Mike Konkel and 
Sheli Schroeder.  Tonight's DJ will be April Prince.
This will be our Toys for Tots dance.


Planning Guide for December 2017

Save the Date!  

Friday, December 1, 2017 ~ Our Holiday Buffet Dance!


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


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