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Time To Tango ! ! !

Complimentary Argentine Tango Lesson taught by Frank & Jackie starting at 7:45pm!

Saturday September 16th

Please Bring a Donation for the Food Pantry

Remember the fun that dance brought into your life and the many friendships gained through dance? 
Now is the time to introduce your non-dancing friends to the joy of dancing.  

Join us on Saturday, September 16th at “Time To Tango” for an evening of dancing and camaraderie. DJ Dr. Rod will be playing a variety of Tango, Latin, oldies, ballroom and swing music. In addition there will be free coffee, cake, chances to win door prizes, 50/50 drawing and membership drawing.

The dance will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church's Activity Center, 300 Jefferson St., downtown Algonquin. Please bring a donation for the food pantry. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., dance lesson at 7:45 p.m. and open dancing following. Join the Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance for an evening of dancing, socializing and good fun. Admission is $8 for USA Dance members, $12 for non-members and $10 for seniors age 65+. For more information and maps, see Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance or www.dancewithfrankandjackie.com.

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    The silent auction is popular because the items are usually sold far below their value and everybody ends up happy. It is also the chapter’s chance to replenish its treasury.

     The auction involves a lot of work getting gift certificates, baskets, and items and then putting everything together to make many attractive packages. If you have items to donate, gift certificates from your favorite places you patronize or perhaps helping to put together baskets, please give me a call, 847-639-8699 or send me a short email at jackiepenze@aol.com.

    Here is an updated sampling of the businesses who have donated so far :
Joseph’s Marketplace, Marco’s Pizza, Family Video, Jewel-Osco, Trader Joes, Half-Price Books, Grand Buffet and Chinese Restaurant, Houlihan’s, Texas Roadhouse, Country Donuts, Buffalo Wild Wings, Brunch Café, Village Pizza & Pub, Bella Vita Salon & Day Spa, Algonquin Bowlero & Arcade, Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, and more coming in.     



     Fall classes are starting September 10th, and each day after that (except Saturday) in our local park districts Check our website for a list and links to each park districts seasonal brochures and their registration pages.

Fridays in Lake in the HIlls

Sundays in Cary

Monday at the McHenry recreation center.

Tuesdays in Cary

Wenesdays in Crystal Lake

Thursdays in Crystal Lake 


    Our dances are held at St. John's Lutheran Church's Activity, 300 Jefferson St, in downtown Algonquin. 

    October 21- "Sweetest Day Swing IIfeaturing East Coast Swing,

    November 11-"Travel the World” Dance and Silent Auction featuring the Fox Trot and

    December 9-"Winter Elegance Charity Ball” for the Home of the Sparrow featuring the Waltz.

DANCE NOTES ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

    Dancing with the Stars will begin its 26th season with a 2-hour premiere on Monday September 25th.  

    The very best wishes to Gail Covenah, our chapter treasurer, who accidentally got stung by wasps which was a near fatal experience for her. Luckily her husband Rod, chapter president, called 911 and performed CPR. It was so scary. Thank God she is doing well now.
    Summer sure seemed to fly by. Hope yours was wonderful and eventful. There were so many town festivals and events happening that it was difficult to choose which one to attend.

Since April we tended to our daughter who had a Crohn’s flareup. Thank God, it seems to be under control now but it is really a nasty disease. 

    We are anxious to start classes and see you at the GFV Chapter dances. Dance classes begin Sunday, September 10 thru September 21. SIGN UP NOW!

We'll See You at the Dance!

           Frank & Jackie

We look foward to seeing you all at the “Time to Tango” Dance. The Argentine Tango is a favorite of many of our students.