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: July 22, 2017

In this edition: Ice Cream Social Dance, Chicagoland Dance Festival, and a look out to October.  Be sure to read all the way through to our October preview as you will not want to miss the awesome guest instructors coming.

July Postscript

A big thank you to the continued cooperation of our members taking advantage of the advanced renewal opportunity.  Your response has been fantastic with another significant number of you renewing at the July 7 dance.  

Also, for those who were not at the July 7 dance to enjoy it for themselves, the air  conditioning issue we experience at the June 16 dance as been resolved.  Comfortable dancing temperatures prevail once again at the Centre at North Park.

August News & Events

Wednesday & Friday Lessons continue Summer Vacation
They return in September - Read about it further below.

We have just one dance in August
running 1 hour earlier than usual, from 8 - 11 pm


August's Friday Dance:

August 4, 2017 ~ 8:00 pm
Dance only tonight (no lessons)
This is our annual  

Ice Cream Social Dance
Dance: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm with 
With DJ Matt Cotherman scooping up and dishing out tonight's dance music

This is Swing 'n' Country's ever-popular Ice Cream Social Dance.  Free Ice Cream in a variety of flavors for all attendees served up to order and with a smile by the Swing 'n' Country staff. Then, turn it in to whatever you wish with the large selection of toppings available. Yum!

The ice cream alone is worth the price of admission, but then you also get to hit the floor to burn off those calories with the delicious music of Matt Cotherman. 



Ice Cream
Social Dance

Tonight is our last dance for Advanced Membership Renewals.  Our new membership year starts September 1 and we are offering our current members the opportunity to renew their membership in advance.  You will help out the club by reducing the chaos in September & October, and in return you will be rewarded with a special entrance that will take you past the others waiting in line to renew, sign waivers, pay fees, etc.  Take advantage of this final dance to renew in advance. 
(For currently active members only) 



August 18 - 20

Chicagoland Dance Festival

Swing 'n' Country is a proud sponsor of the Chicagoland Dance Festival with it's signature Friday Night Pizza Party.  Registration is open. Visit their web site for more info, to download forms, and register online.

Click image above to visit their web site

Also remember, for Swing 'n' Country current members only, use code "SNC17" to receive $10 off either of the two Adult Weekend Passes (Regular or Max-Pass) compliments of Chicagoland directors and our friends, Jennifer & Randy Jeffries.

If you register online, there is a place to enter the code when you get ready to check out. If you register with a printed form, just write the code on the form and deduct $10. 

Planning Guide for September  2017

It all starts up again in September...

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.  

It also means the start of the new membership year (which runs from September through August).  All memberships are due for renewal either at or before your first appearance to a club event starting September.  If you wish to continue receiving your member discounts and other benefits come September, you need to renew by your first club appearance.  

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, come September 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. 

And you will not want to miss September as we have a bang-up start to our new season with the return of Maren Oslac teaching West Coast Swing.  And so, here it is:

For September, 2017...  It's West Coast Swing Month with Maren Oslac
Wednesday Lessons: September 6, 13, 20, and 27

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.

Friday Dances: September 8 & 22

September 8 -  West Coast Swing with Maren Oslac.  Tonight's DJ will be Ken Dillard.  
Tonight's Theme: Start of the New SNC Dance Year.

September 22 - Waltz with Brittney Valdez.  
Tonight's DJ will be Matt Cotherman.  
Tonight's Theme: "Meet the Teachers Night."  This is your night to come out and meet our dance instructors for the next dance year and enjoy dancing with them.

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.

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.

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

Contact us by emailing the entire board of directors: