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: June 29, 2017

In this edition: June postscript, Lesson reminder, Picnic in the Park Dance, Chicagoland Early-bird reminder, Lost & Found, and Advanced Member Renewals.  Plus, looking ahead to your new season that starts in September.


June Postscript

A big thank you to all of you who came out in Pajamas to our June 16 Pajama Party Dance.   You made it a real fun night.

Also, a big thank you to all our members who took advantage of advanced membership renewal at the June 16 dance for the upcoming next season.  The significant number of you who renewed that Friday was a very pleasant surprise.  You are helping us out greatly with reducing the impact in September, and you will be well rewarded at that time with quick and easy entrance to the dance and lessons.

Finally, our apologies over the inadequate air conditioning on June 16 in the upstairs ballroom.  (Those in pajamas were glad they were.)  We have taken this up with the Centre at North Park.  They are aware they have a problem and that we are expecting it be resolved before our next dance on July 7.  We will provide updates when we have them.


July News & Events

Wednesday Lessons continue Summer Vacation
Friday pre-dance lessons start Summer Vacation
Both return in September - Read about it further below.

We have just one dance in each, July and August
Dances run 1 hour earlier, from 8 - 11 pm


 

July's Friday Dance:

July 7, 2017 ~ 8:00 pm
Dance only tonight (no lessons)
Dance: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm with 
Matt Cotherman as tonight's DJ
Tonight's Theme:  
Fourth of July Picnic in the Park.  

Feel free to wear patriotic colors and comfortable picnic clothes, such as shorts.  Enjoy picnic snack food from our hospitality table as we celebrate our country's Independence Day.

 

Also tonight at the dance, Advanced Membership Renewals continue.  Our new membership year starts September 1 and we are offering our current members the opportunity to renew their membership in advance at any one of our summer dances.  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.  July 7 and August 4 dances remain to take advantage of this opportunity.  (For currently active members only) 

 


 

July 15

Swing 'n' Country is a proud sponsor of the Chicagoland Dance Festival with it's signature Friday Night Pizza Party.  July 15 is the final day to take advantage of the early-bird discounts available. Visit their web site for more info, to download forms, and register online.

Click image above to visit their web site

Also, for Swing 'n' Country current members only, use code "SNC17" to receive an additional $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.


 

Lost and Found

At the June 16 Dance: A pair of dance shoes in a dance shoe bag. This item has been turned into the Centre at North Park. Contact them at 847-928-8478.


Planning Guide for August 2017

For August, 2017...  
Wednesday & Friday Lessons continue their Summer Vacation.  
Also remember, the Friday Dance starts an hour earlier running from 
8:00 - 11:00 PM, and we have only one dance in August.

August's Friday Dance: August 4;  8 - 11 pm
Tonight's DJ will be Matt Cotherman.  
This is our Ice Cream Social Dance.  Cool down from the Summer Heat.  This is the dance where we replace our normal hospitality table with the Ice Cream buffet.  Enjoy different flavors of ice cream and finish it off yourself with various toppings of your choice, such as syrups, nuts, candy, whipped cream, a cherry, and even cookies.  

Also in August... 

The Chicagoland Dance Festival - August 18-20

Swing 'n' Country is a proud sponsor of the Chicagoland Dance Festival with it's signature Friday Night Pizza Party.  August 18 - 20.  Registration is now open.  Visit their web site for more info, to download forms, and register online.

Click image above to visit their web site

Swing 'n' Country members, get a $10 discount off the price of 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 code "SNC17" when you get ready to check out. If you register with a printed form, just write the code on the form and deduct $10.  This discount is redeemable by current/active Swing 'n' Country members only.


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.


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


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