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Dance the Night Away ! ! !

Celebrate the 51st anniversary of USA Dance with us!
Saturday September 17th

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 17 at “Dance the Night Away” for an evening of dancing and camaraderie. There will be a complimentary Cha Cha lesson taught by Frank and Jackie at 7:45 p.m. and DJ Dr. Rod will be playing a variety of Cha Cha, 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

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    The silent auction is popular because the items are usually sold far below their value and everybody ends up happy. And, it is 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
    Here is an updated sampling of the businesses who have donated so far :
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Marco’s Pizza, Family Video, Cary Physical Therapy, Trader Joes, Half-Price Books, Harbor Freight Tools, Colonial Café, Texas Roadhouse, Country Donuts, Buffalo Wild Wings, Nick’s Pizza & Pub and more coming in.     


     Fall classes are starting tomorrow Friday September 9th, 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 nights at McHenry’s’ new 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. 

    Saturday, October 15th is the "Sweetest Day Swing” featuring the East Coast Swing. Celebrate Sweetest Day with us! 
    Saturday, November 12th is "The Frosty Fox Trot and Silent Auction” featuring the Fox Trot.

    Saturday, December 10th is the "Tis the Season Charity Ball” for the Home of the Sparrow featuring the Waltz.

DANCE NOTES ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

    Dancing with the Stars will begin its 23rd season with a 2-hour premiere on Sept. 12.  

Guess who is back. Maksim Cherkovskiy, Derek Hough and Cheryl Burke. Marilu Henner, who is a well known actress and TV star, will be paired with Derek. Just a side note that Marilu’s mother owned a dance studio in Chicago and is an accomplished dancer. I am anxious to see their dance routines.
    The following stars have been partnered with the pros: Amber Rose, model/ actress, with Maksim; Calvin Johnson, Jr., NFL Champ, with Linsay Arnold; Jake T. Austin, actor, with Jenna Johnson; James Hinchcxliffe, pro Indy driver, with Shana Burgess; Jana Kraner, country artist, with Gleb Savchenko; Kenny Edmonds, award-winning artist, with Allison Holkop; Laurie Hernandez, Olympian gymnast, with Val Cherkovskiy; Maureen McCormick, TV star, with Artem Chigvintsev; Rick Perry, former Texas governor, with Emma Slater; Ryan Lochte, Olympian swimmer, with Cheryl Burke; Terra Jole, actess, with Sasha Farber and Vanilla Ice, rap/pop vocalist & TV star with Whitney Carson. 

We'll See You at the Dance!

           Frank & Jackie