Chicago Dance News | Where and When to Dance In Chicago
For a number of years this was the official website of the Chicago Dance News, the place to go to find out where and when to dance In Chicago. The content below is from the site's 2004 archived pages.
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June 25th, 2004 News
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Sweet Home Chicago
July 1 - 3, 2004
Chicago’s Windy City Jitterbug Club will be hosting its Dance Party Weekend on July 1, 2 and 3 at the Radisson Hotel O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois. Your $60.00 weekend ticket includes 5 dance workshops (East CoastSwing, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Imperial Swing, Carolina Shag), great dance exhibitions, music for all dance styles and Friday & Saturday Night buffets. One day tickets are also available for $15 on Thursday (includes Hustle workshop from 6-7pm) or $35 for Friday or Saturday (includes 2 morning workshops and evening buffet).
Go to www.jitterbugchicago.com and click on Sweet Home Chicago for further information, or call Joanne Kokalj at 773-792-8842.
Update: This Jitterbug dance party weekend was absolutely fabulous. I attended with a bunch of high school friends who were really into swing. Jump ahead fourteen years later, I was in Chicago as the representative of a small progressive IT company that offers Salesforce implementation services to both large and small businesses. I was presenting a sales pitch to a successful start up that needed a more robust CRM. RTSLabs can perfectly tailor Salesforce to any business. We plan, execute, and improve Salesforce implementations. We also create custom Salesforce apps as well as offer Salesforce Tune ups for those compnaies whose needs have changed. WHile I was in Chicago I mentioned the Chicago’s Windy City Jitterbug Club and how I loved to attend their dance party weekends. Amazingly, several of the company's IT team were members of the Jitterbug Club and invited me to go with them to a regular dance evening before I returned to Virginia and RTSLabs. A quick yes and arrangements were made. Had a terrific night and returned home with a new client. Gotta say, this was a great trip all around.
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FRIDAY June 25th, 2004
Doors open at 7:30pm
Tonight Jim Becker will be teaching a FREE Intermediate/Advanced WCS Class 8:00-9:00
We will also have a FREE Beginner WCS Class from 8:00-9:00 in the Secondary Ballroom
Open Dancing from 9:00-Midnight!!
Cost for the Dance is $8.00 (Member Price)
Rivers Dance Sport
Inside the North Park Mall
270 West North ave. & Michigan ave.
Villa Park, IL Located off of 290 & Route 83
(For Directions www.XDance.com)
Click for X Dance Newsletter
TGIF DANCE PARTY
June 25, 2004
7:30 to 8:15pm: Dance Lesson A
8:15 to 9pm: Dance Lesson B
9pm to midnight: Open Dancing
Dance Lessons Vary. Open dancing will include a variety of Salsa, Ballroom, West Coast Swing, Lindy, Latin, Swing, Tango, and Hustle.
Prices include both lessons & open dancing.
2004 TGIF Schedule (Mark Your Calendars now!):
June 25, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 6, 20, Sept 3, 17, Oct 1, 15, 29, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3, 17
6137 N Northwest Highway, Chicago
a few blocks from the Harlem exit of the Kennedy expressway
May I Have This Dance
SALSA/WEST COAST SWING
SOS! Swing on Sundays™
WEST COAST SWING & HUSTLELessons & Dancing
6pm Basic/Intermediate or Intermediate/Advanced Hustle Lessons
6:30 Basic/Intermediate or Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing Lessons
Dance Weekend in the Catskill Mountains of New York!
September 9 - 12
This is a cannot miss trip! It's an incredible value of a weekend. One low price includes hotel accomodations, all meals, dance lessons, professional shows, cocktail hours, and non-stop dancing in at least 4 different rooms. Salsa, Ballroom, Swing, WCS, Hustle, Argentine Tango...enjoy it all, or just focus on one or two.
Brochures & Registration forms just arrived, so pick one up when you come to the Studio or at the Willowbrook this Wednesday. Or, give us your address and we'll mail it to you.
HURRY, space is limited, so book your room now. We will be looking into group airfare discounts and getting a party bus/limo for the ride through the mountains!
CONNIE CHAPMAN, PRESIDENT
"COMMUNICATE THROUGH DANCE"
6TH ANNUAL SNC PICNIC
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2004
MADISON MEADOWS, LOMBARD ,IL
(just West of Westmore/Meyers on Madisonat the Gazebo)
Starting time: 2:00 p.m.
The Club will provide meat and beverages and we will plan to eat at 5:00 p.m.
Please bring a dish to pass pursuant to the list below (by last name):
There is no alcohol allowed in the Park.
DANCIN’ AFTER DARK
BALLROOM CITY , VILLA PARK
(on Villa just South of Kenilworth )
at Member Pricing of $6.00/each
R.S.V.P.: Suzanne Maney 630-681-1853 by: July 12, 2004 .
PO Box 59508
SCHAUMBURG , IL 60159-0508
847-638-7621 that’s 847-638-SNC (ONE)
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club
The Rebels Next Dance will be June 26 at a new(old) location: The Center at North Park in Franklin Park.
Come where the best WCS dancers come to party.
NEW ADDRESS: North Park, 10040 W. Addison, Franklin Park, IL
1st Sunday of the Month Dancing
No Dance On July 4
Also, Don't Forget
Twin Cities Rebels
8th Anniversary Celebration
June 26-27, 2004
Please join the Twin Cities Rebels 8th Anniversary Celebration being held the weekend of June 26th-27th, 2004 at the new Harmonies Dance Center in Bloomington, MN.
Special guest for the weekend will be Ms. Jeannie Tucker with workshops on Saturday and Sunday and a special celebratory dance on Saturday evening from 8-12 midnight. For additional information, including workshop titles and event pricing, please visit www.tcrebels.com.
ATTENTION EVENT & CLUB DIRECTORS!
- the -
Michigan Classic Dance Championships
will be held at the prestigious
General Motors Global Center
Marriott Renaissance Hotel
on the scenic Detroit riverfront
July 1st - 5th, 2004
On Tuesday June 29th. Verdad Oculta @ VooDoo Nightclub.
On Wednesday June 30th. Salsa on The Plaza @ 233 N. Michigan Ave.Come to dance Salsa with Lisa “La Boriqua” and DJ El Papichulo during lunch outside. No cover. For info go to Outdoor Sals
On Tuesday July 6th. Damian Rivero & El 4to Elemento @ VooDooNightclub.
On Friday July 16th. MELENDEZ vs. CARPACHO. Puerto Rico vs. Colombia.@ Apollo’s 2000. For info go to Battle of the bands
Latin Street Dancing. 540 N. La Salle ste 500. 312 427 2572
Our WEBSITE! LatinStreetDancing.com
Check out our new partner www.MyDanceLesson.com where you can download videos of couples dance moves and line dances.
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