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Time sure flies and we sure hope you are enjoying the mild temperatures we’ve been having so far this fall. 

New classes will be starting the end of this month. Be sure to see our website for the updated schedule of upcoming classes, more information, and links to register with each park district. NEW! We’ve added Monday classes at McHenry’s new Recreation Center.

Sweetest Day Swing

Bring Your Significant Other Out to Dance the Night Away!
Saturday October 15th

It is the perfect time to bring your significant other out to dance the night away at “Sweetest Day Swing”

Join us on Saturday, October 15 at “Sweetest Day Swing” for an evening of dancing and camaraderie. There will be a complimentary East Coast Swing 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 www.dancewithfrankandjackie.com.

Other News


    The silent auction is popular because the items are usually sold far below their value and everybody ends up happy. Just in time for Thanksgiving, there will be a variety of gift baskets suitable for the holiday as well as baskets ideal for Christmas..

     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 :
Port Edward Restaurant, Joseph's Super Market, Montarra Fine Dining, Brunch Cafe, 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. Be sure to mark it on your calendar!    


     Fall classes are starting October 17th, and other dates after that but before the end of the month in our local park districts. Be sure to check our website for a list and links to each park districts seasonal brochures and their registration pages.


Monday nights at McHenry’s’ new recreation center.

Tuesdays in Cary

Wenesdays in Crystal Lake

Thursdays in Crystal Lake 

Fridays in Lake in the HIlls

Sundays in Cary


    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

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 We are working on a special event for Greater Fox Valley Chapter’s 20th Anniversary. It will be held on Saturday, January 21. Stay Tuned.

We'll See You at the Dance!

           Frank & Jackie