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Last revised: January 31, 2017

February may be the shortest month, but at Swing 'n Country it is the biggest.  First, running throughout the month, we have the super popular Don M. teaching Waltz on Wednesdays.  Next, we have our first regular Friday Dance, also featuring a Waltz lesson with Don M.  Then we camp out for an entire weekend at our very own convention, Dance Camp Chicago, right here in Chicago's near-West suburbs.  Then to test out our new skills learned at all the Dance Camp workshops is our second regular Friday Dance featuring Brian Wong teaching West Coast Swing.  Better start brushing the bottom of your dance shoes: We have nine days with events packed in this little 28-day month.

February 2017 Schedule 

Wednesday Lessons:

February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2017 
Waltz with Don M.
Beginner/Novice Lesson 7:30 - 8:25 pm
Intermediate Lesson 8:35 - 9:30 pm

You're going to be smiling just as big as Don is when you find out just how much you learn in even one of his Waltz classes .  Don is known for both, a smooth style and an abundance of content. Be ready to learn, learn, learn and take your Waltz to places you never thought possible before.

Don M.


Friday Dance #1:

February 3, 2017 ~ 9:00 pm
Theme: Warm Up for Dance Camp
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
Waltz with Don M.
Beginner/Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm
Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight
April Prince is tonight's DJ

First, Don M. warms us up with a pair of Waltz lessons, and then we warm ourselves up on the dance floor preparing for Dance Camp the following weekend.  You also might just get a preview of some of our competitors working out any of those last minute kinks.

Swing 'n' Country's Dance Convention 

"Dance Camp Chicago 2017"

Friday, February 10 through 
Sunday, February 12, 2017
  • Over 30 Hours of Open Dancing
  • Over 20 Workshops by Pro Instructors 
  • 7 Hours of Competition - All Levels
  • Friday Night Performances
  • Friday Night Pizza Party
  • Saturday Night Performances
  • Late Night Dance Party on Friday and Saturday 

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Learn, play, dance, & have fun at Dance Camp Chicago 2017

Friday Dance #2:

February 17, 2017 ~ 9:00 pm
Theme: Valentine's Dance
Tonight's Pre-Dance Lesson:
West Coast Swing with Brian Wong
Beginner/Novice Lesson at 7:30 pm
Intermediate Lesson at 8:15 pm
Dance: 9:00 pm - Midnight
Matt Cotherman is tonight's DJ

Tonight we welcome Brian Wong as he teaches West Coast Swing.  Brian is a well known competitor in Country and in Swing competition circuits and is also a recognized instructor in both genres.  Brian is sure to have something special lined up for this Valentine's Dance.

Then after the lesson, we hit the floor ourselves.  Tonight, every guy and girl is our Valentine for 3-minutes at a time.  Make sure you get to them all, and be sure to wear RED.

Brian Wong


Planning Guide for March 2017

For March, 2017...  It's Two-Step Month with Julie Hein and Don Leynes
Wednesday Lesson: March 1, 8, 15, and 22

Friday Dances: March 3 & 17
March 3 - 
Hustle with Liz Gutzwiler & Ken Dillard as your DJ.
March 17 - Two-Step with Julie Hein and Don Leynes and 
April Prince as your DJ.

Planning Guide for April 2017

For April, 2017...  It's Cha-Cha Month with Brittany Valdez
Wednesday Lesson: April 5, 12, 19, and 26

Friday Dances: April 7 & 21
April 7 - 
Cha-Cha with Brittany Valdez and with 
Matt Cotherman as your DJ.
April 21 - Double Two-Step with Don Leynes and Ken Dillard as your DJ.

Get additional details on our 3-month Calendar covering February through April, 2017. 

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