Last revised: December 1, 2016
(Updated Holiday Dance Party description)
Happy Holidays from the Swing 'n' Country Dance Club. December rings in the Swing 'n' Country Holiday Dance Party, happening on December 2. Then we take the rest of the month off to celebrate the holidays away from the dance floor. Sneak peek into January brings the return of Wednesday lessons, 2 dances, one of which is Mario in Chicago. February is hardly a short month to us. We have Wednesday lessons, two dances, and the Dance Camp Chicago Convention.
December 2016 Schedule
Happy Holidays !
Swing 'n' Country's 2016 Holiday Dance Party
We feature only one Friday Dance over the festive season and it's our Holiday Dance Party. This is a special night of extended dance time with no pre-dance lesson, and it will feature a special and expanded Holiday Hospitality (food) Table.
In our extended hospitality area, we will be featuring such items as mini hot dogs, meat balls, small sandwiches, roll-ups, even shrimp cocktail. There will be various appetizers and side items that will include fruit, vegetables, cheese & crackers, dips, chips, and more; plus, fruit punch, coffee, and water. The dessert section will be a bonanza.
Our Hospitality Table will extend into the room behind our normal table (in the same way we run our Ice Cream Social) with a larger area for eating, socializing, and just plain holiday party fun.
Plus 4 full hours of dancing in our normal dance room upstairs which hardly looks normal as it has tricked up with holiday decorations galore.
This is not just a dance; it's a Holiday Party. Join us!
Friday, December 2, 2016
Dance 8:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight
April Prince will be your Holiday DJ
Holiday Dress-to-Impress Attire Requested & Encouraged
(Let's Make it Feel Like a Holiday Party)
$12 for Members
$15 for Non-Members
No free 1st-time admissions, passes,
reward points, expired membership grace, etc. for this special event. No
non-dancing/spectator free admissions tonight due to the expanded food table.
*** Life Members and Wednesday Instructors however have free admission for this event
What happened to the "Dinner" in what was previously the Holiday Dinner Dance for this event? A great many of you who have traditionally looked forward and attended our annual "Holiday Dinner Dance" have asked this question. The answer is that we have decided to try and experiment with something different this year. Although always successful and anticipated, we have found that many members find difficulty in arriving early enough on a Friday night for the dinner portion of the festivity. So we are experimenting this year by eliminating the need to make the choice of Dinner & Dance starting at 6:30 PM or Dance only starting at 9:00 PM. To that, we are eliminating the early dinner and starting the dancing off a whole hour earlier at 8:00 PM and during the evening providing a large hospitality table for all to enjoy with more food choices. So, everyone eats, everyone dances, come when you can. We are taking the rush out of it and providing an open-house style Holiday Dance Party atmosphere this year.
Wednesday Lessons: Are on Holiday Vacation returning in January
Planning Guide for January 2017
For January, 2017... It's West Coast Swing month with Jeff Mumford
Wednesday Lessons: (Wednesday Lessons Return from the Holiday)
January 4, 11, 18, and 25
Friday Dances: January 6 & 20
January 6 will feature Jeff Mumford teaching West Coast Swing and Matt Cotherman as your DJ.
January 20 - "Mario in Chicago" in his final tour, sponsored by Swing 'n' Country. After decades of touring the country (always with a stop in Chicago for "Mario in Chicago") Mario will be hanging up his touring dance shoes to have more time in his home town of Houston. Don't miss this final opportunity to be a part of Mario in Chicago history. The evening will feature an extended 1-1/2 hour lesson followed by the dance with Mario as your MC and DJ. Details to come, but save this date now. You will regret later missing this special event.
Planning Guide for February 2017
For February, 2017...
Wednesday Lessons: Dance to be taught & instructor to be determined
However, the dates are February 1, 8, 15, and 22
Friday Dances: February 3 & 17
The dances to be taught & instructors for the Friday lessons TBD
February 3 - will feature April Prince as your DJ.
February 17 - will feature Matt Cotherman as your DJ.
Dance Camp Chicago 2017
February 10 - 12, 2017
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