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December 2017 Dance
"Winter Elegance Charity Ball"

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

Our next dance, "Winter Elegance Charity Ball", on Saturday, December 9, 2017 will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church Activity Center, Algonquin, IL. Please note: This dance is on the 2nd Saturday in December, not our usual 3rd Saturday.

Join us for an evening of holiday dancing and good fun! This is a charity dance for “Home of the Sparrow”, a group that provides transitional housing and support services for homeless women and children in McHenry County. We are asking members and guests to bring unwrapped presents for children to preteens. Gift cards are also really appreciated. Let’s help make this a Merry Christmas for the families at Home of the Sparrow!

Donations for the local food pantry are also greatly appreciated. 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 Waltz 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 Christmas-themed Ballroom, Latin & Swing music provided by DJ "Dr. Rod". 

We will have free cake and coffee, door prizes, a 50-50 drawing and surprises. The 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.

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.

Our Chapter is proud to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year!

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. Music used at all USA Dance chapter events is licensed through ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.

A free dance lesson begins at 7:45 pm and is included with the admission. Open dancing starts at 8:15 pm and continues until 10:30 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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