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Norm Oden - Chicago's Windy City Jitterbug Club

Norm is one of the founding members of the Chicago’s Windy City Jitterbug Club and served on the first Board of Directors. With Norm’s knowledge, input and hard work, the CWCJC became a reality in 1989.

Norm, as one of the Club’s first dance instructors and his expertise as an accomplished dancer, taught other members the signature ’Jitterbug’ dance, as well as timing and how to listen to the beat of the music. He is truly the best ambassador of swing dancing, always looking for new steps, new moves and new music. He became our Club’s regular DJ as well as DJing for Chicago Jitterbug Club and other area venues. He also DJs for our annual Sweet Home Chicago event and other regional dance events.

Norm is also an active member of the Rhythm and Blues DJs Association. Norm’s interest in music led him to amass a huge collection of 45s and CDs, dating back to the 1940s (all genres of music). Norm always enjoys sharing his interest and love of music with others. The CWCJC proudly nominates Norm for his preservation and promotion of Swing dancing and his giving to the dance community for more than 25 years.

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