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October 2016 Dance - "Sweetest Day Swing"

at St. John's Lutheran Church, Algonquin, IL

Our next dance, "Sweetest Day Swing", on Saturday, October 15, 2016, will be held at St. John Lutheran Church Activity Center, Algonquin, IL. This is a benefit dance for the local food pantry. Please bring canned or dry food products that you would like to donate to this charity. Cash donations are also welcome.

St. John's Lutheran church is located at 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin, IL. See the "Maps" page on this website for directions to this location and to download a map.

Doors open at 7:15 pm. The dance will be held from 7:45 pm to 10:30 pm with a free East Coast Swing lesson at 7:45 pm from Professional Ballroom Dance Instructors Frank and Jackie Penze.

Open dancing will start at 8:15 pm and continue until 10:30 pm with Ballroom, Latin & Swing music provided by DJ "Dr. Rod". 

We will have free cake, coffee, prizes and surprises. The usual dress code is dressy casual, no jeans or gym shoes.

Admission is $8/person for USA Dance members, $12/person for non-members and $10/person for seniors 65 and older.

***Please note the slight time changes above underlined and in BOLD lettering.***

For more information call (847) 639-8699.


About Our Chapter... 

The Greater Fox Valley of Illinois Chapter #2042 is a social ballroom dancing Chapter serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Our group was officially established as a USA Dance, Inc. Chapter in January 1997. Our monthly dances are open to the public. You do not have to be a USA Dance member to attend. We are a nonprofit organizaton.

Over the past 19 years our Chapter has grown and continues to grow. We currently have nearly 100 active members.

Our monthly dances feature a digital stereo sound system, a syllabus containing a list of songs with the recommended dance and free cake, coffee and door prizes.

A free dance lesson begins at 7:30 pm and is included with the admission. Open dancing starts at 8:00 pm and continues for 3 hours until 11:00 pm.

Our dress code is dressy casual (no gym shoes or blue jeans) unless an announcement is made for a special or "theme dance".

Admission is $8/person for USA Dance members, $12/person for non-members and $10/person for seniors 65 and older.


Ballroom Dance Lessons 

If you are interested in taking ballroom dance lessons in the northern Illinois area you may contact Frank and Jackie Penze (professional ballroom dance instructors) at (847) 639-8699. Or, visit their web site at www.dancewithfrankandjackie.com for more information.




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