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October 2018 Dance
""Spook-tacular Salsa"
A Benefit for "Butter" the Comfort Dog

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

Come celebrate Fall at our next dance, "Spook-tacular Salsa", on Saturday, October 20, 2018! The dance will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Algonquin, IL. With Halloween just around the corner, let's see what great costumes you've come up with for Halloween 2018!  Prizes will be awarded for costume originality!

This dance is a special benefit for Butter the Comfort Dog. Butter interacts with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events and in disaster response situations. Butter will be at our dance and she would love to meet you! 


Donations for the local food pantry are greatly appreciated. Please bring canned or dry food products that you would like to donate to this charity. Cash donations are also welcome.

Doors open at 7:15 pm with a free Salsa 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 Ballroom, Latin & Swing music provided by DJ "Dr. Rod".


There will be free cake and coffee, door prizes, a 50-50 drawing and surprises. The dress code is usually dressy casual, no jeans or gym shoes, but for this dance costumes are welcome! Admission is $8/person for USA Dance members, $12/person for non-members and $10/person for seniors 65 and older.

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.

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 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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