Chicago Area
Club Dance Schedule

January 2018 February 2018 Special Events Current Swing Dance Calendar
Danceaholics will only list Country and Swing Events.  Sorry, but we will no longer list Salsa or Ballroom Events.

January 2018
Official Website 1/20
Facebook PageTwitter PageDan Whitaker & The Shinebenders
Every Saturday 6-8 pm, free
We are in the back room at Cole's each Saturday
with plenty of dancing space.
Cole's Bar
2338 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Come down to The Drake for a little spin in front of the gorgeous fountain. Or just relax on the big, comfy couches with a nice cocktail, and watch the dancers like the rest of us! Food will also be offered daily from 5.30p.m. to 10p.m. at the Palm Court, with a menu comprising of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweet selections

http://www.thedrakehotel.com/explore/entertainment  
1/20  
9:00 pm
with the Live Band

The Flat Cats
The Drake
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 787 2200

Bluetopia (blues dancing)
 

1/20 Bluetopia (blues dancing)
Free introductory Lesson (blues dance): 8:00pm-9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm-2:00am

to Bluetopia's favorite Deejays!

Cover: $8

The event is all-ages, but under-age drinking is NOT permitted on site. BYOB is permitted.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio
1239 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607
JavaJive Swing Night

See Windyhop Calendar

1/20 FREE SWING DANCING every Saturday night at
the University of Chicago, info:
Chicago Swing Dance Society Java Jive usually happens at:
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Swing Lessons
8:30pm - 11:00pm: DJ'ed Dancing
Cost: FREE
No Cover. No partner necessary. Plenty of free on street parking
It's a beautiful floor, friendly people and always plenty of room.
http://swing.uchicago.edu/

Ida Noyes Hall
University of Chicago Campus
1212 E. 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.uchicago.edu/index.shtml


Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club, Inc.
1/20 West Coast Swing, Hustle, & Country Dance
7:30 PM- Doors open
8:00 PM - Pre dance lesson

LESSON: West Coast Swing
INSTRUCTOR: Jimmy Mulligan

9:00 PM-12:00 AM- Open Dancing to West Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha-Cha ,
Country, Night Club Two, and a little Salsa!
$6.00 Members; $10.00 Non-Members
Centre at North Park
10040 W. Addison
Franklin Park, IL
Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones
1/20
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

http://www.thewildonesband.net/
Ki's Steak &
Seafood Restaurant
705 North Ave
Glendale Heights, IL
1/21

Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners
Sun, Jan 21 2018, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Doors open at 5 pm.

The Chicago Skyliners Big Band was formed by Bill O’Connell in 1988 for the sole purpose of prolonging the musical memory of the Big Band Era. Members of the band in the early days were informed that this was not a major money-making proposition, only a mission to keep the big band sound alive. A house band at FitzGerald's since 1991, The Chicago Skyliners Big Band following has grown to become one of the top Big Bands in Chicagoland.

Blue Birdland Jazz recording artists, besides original material, the band features the music of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Sammy Nestico, Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson to name a few. Not your father’s big band music, the Chicago Skyliners feature contemporary arrangements of traditional big band hits. The Chicago Tribune stated, “This group consistently found the ideal tempo, style and phrasing for the scores they played.” Jazziz Magazine said. “The band has a surplus of exceptional soloists coupled with high powered ensemble playing.”  http://chicagoskylinersbigband.com

FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402

Honky Tonk BBQ
1/21 Fat Babies

8:00 pm
Honky Tonk BBQ
1800 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
312-226-RIBS (7427)
SUNDAY EVENINGS
SOS! (Swing on Sundays)

May I Have This Dance - SOS
1/21 SOS! (Swing on Sundays)™
The best WEST COAST SWING & HUSTLE
music, dancing, and lessons all in one night!
EVERY SUNDAY
Lessons & Dancing
6pm
Hustle
6:30pm
WCS
7 to 9pm
Open dancing to
WCS, WCS/Hustle, and Two Step & Salsa
$10 before 7:00pm
$7 after 7:00pm
May I Have This Dance
Main Studio

5246 N. Elston
2nd floor
(just north of Foster on Elston)
Chicago, IL 60631


Need directions?
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1/22

The Apartment, an amazing space just above 
Lion Head Pub on Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park!!

Beginner friendly lesson from 8-9 pm.
After that we'll have DJed music
from some awesome DJs, from 9-midnight!
Let's keep the energy of Fizz dancing going at our new location!!

The Apartment, just like we did at Fizz before they closed down!

The Lion Head Pub is located at 2251 N Lincoln Ave, between Fullerton and Webster, just around the corner from Oz Park. There is metered parking on Lincoln Ave, and some free parking around Oz Park. There is a parking garage at 2316 N Lincoln ave, just north of Belden.
The
Lion Head Pub is also conveniently located for public transportation as well! It’s just about 2 blocks from the Red, Purple, and Brown line Fullerton el stop, and many bus stops on the main streets surrounding the area!
When you enter
Lion Head Pub, you’ll notice a set of stairs right when you walk in---take those upstairs to The Apartment
!


The Lion Head Pub
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Il

Mondays

St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club

2nd & 4th Mondays
D
ances lessons, all levels, 6:30-7:30 pm
$3.00 per person with dance admission,
no partner needed
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm
Members $5.00
Visitors $10

5th Mondays
NO Dances lessons
Live Band
Dance 7:40 - 11:00 pm
Members $8.00
Visitors $12.00

1/22

St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club

40th Year - All Towns
Singles Dance Monday

Lesson: Line Dance (Swamp Thing)
D
ances lessons, all levels, 6:30-7:30 pm
$3.00 per person with dance admission, no partner needed
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm
Members $5.00

Visitors $10

Dressy casual. Dressy jeans allowed – no holes.

The member must be present with new
guest in order to obtain their free ticket.

All singles welcome!!
Full activities schedule at:
http://www.stcharlessinglesclubltd.com/
Membership: $20.00 a year

Villa Olivia
1401 Lake St.
Bartlett, IL
 (Rte. 20 & Naperville Rd).
1/23

Fat Babies

9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7

The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL
1/23 Swinging at the Sands
Every Tuesday
Weekly East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in the Chicago Suburbs!
7:30 pm – Beginning East Coast Swing Dancing Class
Cost: $5.00

8:30 – 11:30 pm – Open dancing to a DJed mix of East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop
Cost: $7.00

Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill
1211 Butterfield Rd, Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

Facebook Page

(At times GPS doesn’t find us correctly.
The Sand Club is off the
 Butterfield frontage road
 in between Olive Garden and Hooters)

Hubcaps 50's Bar and Grill
Wednesday Nights
Jitter Bug Dancing
1/24 Jitter Bug Dancing
Wednesday Nights
6pm

Hubcaps Pizzeria, 50's Bar & Grill O'Hare
4663 N Ruby
Schiller Park, Il

Hubcaps
50's Bar and Grill

4663 N Ruby
Schiller Park
847-928-2277


Wednesday Swings
at Esteban’s
1/24

Wednesday Swings at Esteban’s

http://www.carlandkarrie.com/
Carl and Karrie would love you to join us
with beginner/basic swing dance lesson at 7:30pm,
followed by DANCING for ALL till 11:30pm!

Esteban's
1550 N Rt. 59
Naperville, IL 60563

(Every Wednesday)
WCS Dancing

For more information see the dedicated site
for Wednesday Nite WCS:
http://www.westcoastwednesdays.com/

1/24 West Coast Wednesdays

Dance Lesson: 7:30 pm
Dancing from: 8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
with DJ April Prince

The cost for the night:
$5 cover charge
$5 for the beginner lesson 7:00 p.m.


Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd,
Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

Facebook Page

Alan Gresik's
Swing Shift Orchestra

1/25

alangresik_swingshift_jazz_orchestraBIG BAND NIGHT

Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra
(big band swing & jazz)

9:00pm-1:00am

Cover: $8

The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL

AM JAM

1/25 AM JAM
7:30PM TIL 11PM(or so)
LIVE MUSIC, LIVE DANCING, GREAT FOOD, GREAT DRINKS ($7 cover)NEW!...
Now open to amateur musicians as well as singers!
Open dancing will start at approx. 8:15pm.
NEW!... Singers/musicians can get help from
Sami Scot Stewart on their song and key before
approx. 8:15pm when the live music starts (first come, first serve).
Chief O'Neill's Pub
and Restaurant
3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL
Country with a Little Ballroom

Couple Dancing

Dress Up & Dance
1/25
Country with a Little Ballroom
Lesson: Night Club 2
 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Open Dance at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Attire: Casual
$12 guests / $10 member
Dress Up & Dance

34121 N US
HIGHWAY 45
Grayslake, Ill
inois
FitzGerald's Nightclub
1/25

Country Night in Berwyn

8:00pm - $5

Bands TBA

FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
1/25 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
$10.00 cover
A completely remodeled facility with many drink choices.
You can bring your own food or eat in the restaurant located on the south side of the White Eagle.
Brian Patti Orchestra performs every Thursday
from 7:00pm til 10:00pm.
White Eagle Banquets
& Restaurant

6839 North Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 100
(North Entrance to the
White Eagle)
Niles, IL 60714
PHONE: (847) 647-0660

Every Friday
1/26 The Hoyle Brothers
(country, 2-step, western swing)
Every Friday
5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL

1/26 Rosie & The Rivets
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Ki's Steak &
Seafood Restaurant
705 North Ave
Glendale Heights, IL
Official Website 1/27
Facebook PageTwitter PageDan Whitaker & The Shinebenders
Every Saturday 6-8 pm, free
We are in the back room at Cole's each Saturday
with plenty of dancing space.
Cole's Bar
2338 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Come down to The Drake for a little spin in front of the gorgeous fountain. Or just relax on the big, comfy couches with a nice cocktail, and watch the dancers like the rest of us! Food will also be offered daily from 5.30p.m. to 10p.m. at the Palm Court, with a menu comprising of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweet selections

 

http://www.thedrakehotel.com/explore/entertainment  

1/27  
9:00 pm
with the Live Band

Rosie & The Rivets

The Drake
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 787 2200
The Rhythm Rockets

1/27
7PM-1AM
Price: $7

Frankie's Blue Room
16 Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Chicago's Windy City Jitterbug Club
1/27

Dances start at 8 p.m. and end at 11:30 p.m.

Entry fees are:
Members $5.00
Guests $10.00

You must be 21 to join us. No jeans are allowed, casual dress-up is preferred.

American Legion Hall
Franklin Park Post 974
9757 W. Pacific Avenue.
Franklin Park, IL 60131-1772
(847) 678-7474
Need Directions?
Click Here
1/28

British Buddy Alumni Big Band with vocalist Frieda Lee
Sun, Jan 28 2018, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Doors open at 5 pm.

The "British Buddy Alumni Big Band" is a 17 Piece Jazz Orchestra featuring prominent Chicago Jazz vocalist Ms. Frieda Lee.  Formerly known as the John Burnett Swing Orchestra (which played at FitzGerald's once a month for some 16 years), the band was recently resurrected by Bill Byan, (John's Drummer) after John Burnett retired from WDCB Jazz radio and relocated to Virginia.

FitzGerald's
6615 W Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402

Honky Tonk BBQ
1/28 Fat Babies

8:00 pm
Honky Tonk BBQ
1800 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
312-226-RIBS (7427)
SUNDAY EVENINGS
SOS! (Swing on Sundays)

May I Have This Dance - SOS
1/28 SOS! (Swing on Sundays)™
The best WEST COAST SWING & HUSTLE
music, dancing, and lessons all in one night!
EVERY SUNDAY
Lessons & Dancing
6pm
Hustle
6:30pm
WCS
7 to 9pm
Open dancing to
WCS, WCS/Hustle, and Two Step & Salsa
$10 before 7:00pm
$7 after 7:00pm
May I Have This Dance
Main Studio

5246 N. Elston
2nd floor
(just north of Foster on Elston)Chicago, IL 60631

Need directions?
Click here
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1/29

The Apartment, an amazing space just above 
Lion Head Pub on Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park!!

Beginner friendly lesson from 8-9 pm.
After that we'll have DJed music
from some awesome DJs, from 9-midnight!
Let's keep the energy of Fizz dancing going at our new location!!

The Apartment, just like we did at Fizz before they closed down!

The Lion Head Pub is located at 2251 N Lincoln Ave, between Fullerton and Webster, just around the corner from Oz Park. There is metered parking on Lincoln Ave, and some free parking around Oz Park. There is a parking garage at 2316 N Lincoln ave, just north of Belden.
The
Lion Head Pub is also conveniently located for public transportation as well! It’s just about 2 blocks from the Red, Purple, and Brown line Fullerton el stop, and many bus stops on the main streets surrounding the area!
When you enter
Lion Head Pub, you’ll notice a set of stairs right when you walk in---take those upstairs to The Apartment
!


The Lion Head Pub
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Il

Mondays

St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Clu

2nd & 4th Mondays
D
ances lessons, all levels, 6:30-7:30 pm
$3.00 per person with dance admission,
no partner needed
Dance 7:30 - 11:00 pm
Members $5.00
Visitors $10

5th Mondays
NO Dances lessons
Live Band
Dance 7:40 - 11:00 pm
Members $8.00
Visitors $12.00

1/29

St. Charles Singles
Dance & Social Club

40th Year - All Towns
Singles Dance Monday

NO Dances lessons
Live Band
Charles & Co

Dance 7:40 - 11:00 pm
Members $8.00
Visitors $12.00
Dressy casual. Dressy jeans allowed – no holes.

The member must be present with new
guest in order to obtain their free ticket.

All singles welcome!!
Full activities schedule at:
http://www.stcharlessinglesclubltd.com/
Membership: $20.00 a year

Villa Olivia
1401 Lake St.
Bartlett, IL
 (Rte. 20 & Naperville Rd).
Buddy Guy's Legends
Buddy Guy's Legends
1/30
The Special 20's
at 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
Buddy Guy's
Legends

700 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL, 60605 
1/30

Fat Babies

9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7

The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL
1/30 Swinging at the Sands
Every Tuesday
Weekly East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in the Chicago Suburbs!
7:30 pm – Beginning East Coast Swing Dancing Class
Cost: $5.00

8:30 – 11:30 pm – Open dancing to a DJed mix of East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop
Cost: $7.00

Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill
1211 Butterfield Rd, Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

Facebook Page

(At times GPS doesn’t find us correctly.
The Sand Club is off the
 Butterfield frontage road
 in between Olive Garden and Hooters)


Lesson by:
1/31
Doors Open: 6:00 pm for the restaurant and bar
Lesson: 8:00 – 9:00pm, Beginning Swing*
*No experience or partner necessary
Dancing: 9:00pm – Midnight
with Live Band
The Flat Cats
and
J Lyons and the Pride
Music: It’ll be perfect for East Coast, Lindy Hop, Charleston and Balboa!
Cost: $15 which is inclusive of lesson and dancing
All Ages. All Abilities.
 
Alhambra Palace
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607-1604
(312) 666-9555
Website

Hubcaps 50's Bar and Grill
Wednesday Nights
Jitter Bug Dancing
1/31 Jitter Bug Dancing
Wednesday Nights
6pm

Hubcaps Pizzeria, 50's Bar & Grill O'Hare
4663 N Ruby
Schiller Park, Il

Hubcaps
50's Bar and Grill

4663 N Ruby
Schiller Park
847-928-2277


Wednesday Swings
at Esteban’s
1/31

Wednesday Swings at Esteban’s

http://www.carlandkarrie.com/
Carl and Karrie would love you to join us
with beginner/basic swing dance lesson at 7:30pm,
followed by DANCING for ALL till 11:30pm!

Esteban's
1550 N Rt. 59
Naperville, IL 60563

(Every Wednesday)
WCS Dancing

For more information see the dedicated site
for Wednesday Nite WCS:
http://www.westcoastwednesdays.com/

1/31 West Coast Wednesdays

Dance Lesson: 7:30 pm
Dancing from: 8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
with DJ April Prince

The cost for the night:
$5 cover charge
$5 for the beginner lesson 7:00 p.m.


Downers Sand Club
Sports Bar & Grill

1211 Butterfield Rd,
Suite B.
Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

Facebook Page

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