Theme: Shine on Harvest Moon!
Jive lesson by Erwin & Iwona Rybczynski!
• Iwona started dancing in Poland at the age of 16 at the request of a friend who didn't want to take dance lessons by herself. After a short time, her friend quit dancing but Iwona fell in love with dance and continued to advance. After taking a few levels of group classes, she then signed up for competitive dancing (after about a year) with one of Poland's leading dance teachers.
• Erwin grew up dancing just on impulse, and maintains that "he was dancing before he was born". He left home and moved to the city of Sopot, Poland at the age of 14 to find a dance school where he could find what he was seeking. Erwin joined the famed Fala Studio- one of the top ranked studios where the students were winning- a year before Iwona arrived. During this time they both went to high school yet found time to practice over 7 hours a day.
• In 1996 they came to the US as professional dancers, and it was here in Chicago that they began to teach. From '[masked] they taught at a school called Interclub which they eventually bought in 2004.
• Erwin and Iwona have continued to compete and are one of the 6 or 7 professionally competitive couples in the Chicagoland area who also teach.
Another great USA Dance Chicagoland Saturday night!
Dance Hosts available, couples and singles welcome. Social mixers, many door prizes and tasty snacks. Erwin and Iwona's lesson at 7:30–8:15 pm, dance at 8:15–11:00 pm, non-members: $10.
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