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: October 16, 2017

October is a huge month for Swing 'n' Country and it's dancers.  Teaching this month we have both, the Dynamic Duo and the Dorky Duo.  Wow!  Read on to learn who is who and who is teaching the Night-Club and who is handling the West Coast Swing.  There are 4-weeks of Wednesday lessons, Two Friday Dances with lessons, and the month closes with the Swing City Chicago convention of which Swing 'n' Country is a Silver Sponsor.  Also, catch the latest drift of our own convention, Dance Camp Chicago.   Get your dance shoes on! 


First:  Some Membership Business

A reminder to our members: Membership renewals (which started in September) continue throughout October.  If you were a 2016-2017 member that did not make it out last month, renewals continue this month.  Please be prepared to renew your membership and arrive early enough before the lesson to give the additional few minutes required to do this.  New to our club?  Now is the best time to join.  You will enjoy benefits all the way through August 2018.

 


 

For October  2017:  
It's both, the Dynamic Duo and the Dorky Duo, teaching this month.

October 2017 Schedule 

 

Wednesday Lessons:

October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2017
Night-Club Two-Step

with that "Dynamic Duo"
Julie Hein and Don Leynes
Beginner/Novice Lesson 7:30 - 8:25 pm
Intermediate Lesson 8:35 - 9:30 pm

From the photo on the right you might mistake them for the "Dorky Duo" but they are, in fact, entirely "Dynamic."  You will see why in the class with them.  Their antics and fun teaching style make for such an enjoyably dynamic session that you will not realize until later that you have learned much and that you have become a dynamic dancer yourself.

Don Leynes 
& Julie Hein
a/k/a
The Dynamic Duo


 

October  Friday Dance #1:

Friday, October 6, 2017 
It's our "Harvest Moon Dance"
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
Night-Club Two-Step
with that "Dynamic Duo"
Julie Hein and Don Leynes
Beg./Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm

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

Seriously, we have arranged for a full moon tonight just for you and for this dance.  So come on out and enjoy a dancing tradition.
Fact: The Harvest Moon Dance Festival dates back to 1927.  Take a Night-Club lesson, enjoy the full harvest moon, and dance the night away to the tunes spun by Mr. Ken Dillard.

Harvest Moon Dance

 


 

October Friday Dance #2:

Friday, October 20, 2017 ~ 9:00 pm
Tonight is "Dorky Night"
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
West Coast Swing with the "Dorky Duo"
Sammy Powers & Heather Fronczak
Beginner/Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm

Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight
with Matt Cotherman as your DJ

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") making their debut teaching appearance at our club with their West Coast Swing lessons.  If you are passionate about WCS, you are not going to want to miss the lessons they have planned for you tonight.

Then, to give them a completely warm and dorky welcome, tonight is "Dorky Night."  A perfect prelude to Halloween as well, spike up your hair, wear a purple wig, put on chains or a collar, stick a lightening bolt on your shirt; dress far-out and dorky and make our new instructors feel right at home. 

 

"The Dorky Dou"
Sammy Powers &
Heather Fronczak
Teach on
"Dorky Night"


 

October ain't over yet folks - Keep that Dorky Costume on for:

Swing 'n' Country is a Silver Sponsor of
Swing City Chicago
October 26-29, 2017

This 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 our friends at 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.

 

 


 

While we are on the subject...
Let's not forget:

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

and with an all new WEB SITE !

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.

And for our 20th, we have an all new web site that has been completely rebuilt from the ground up.   Go to it by clicking the logo below.  

 


Planning Guide for November 2017

Note: Instructor Change (rev. 10/16/2017)

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

Friday Dances: November 3 and 17

November 3 -  Two-Step with Brittney Valdez
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!

No Lessons
A Night of all Fun, Celebration, & Dancing
Admission Price includes Holiday Food Buffet
Matt Cotherman will your DJ

Details to come soon.


Get additional details on our 3-month Calendar covering October through December 2017.  


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