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 a sampling of the businesses who have donated so far: Trader Joes, Half-Price Books, Harbor Freight Tools, Colonial Café, Texas Roadhouse, Country Donuts, Buffalo Wild Wings, Nick’s Pizza & Pub and more!


     Fall classes will be starting In September. In addition, we will be offering classes on Monday nights at McHenry’s’ new recreation center. See the attachment for more information. 


    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.  


    Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Gail and Rod Covenah. Gail’s brother, Bob, passed away on August 22 after a courageous 15 year battle with cancer. If you wish to send your regrets:
Dr. Rod and Gail Covenah, % Dancing Dental

Ste 200, 651 W. Terra Cotta, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

    DJ Dr. Rod is our chapter president and Gail is the chapter treasurer.  

We'll See You at the Dance!

           Frank & Jackie