July 29, 2014

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We did it!!!!! I’m so impressed that the “We have a dance team dress rehearsal” ruse worked this past Sunday! Lady Diana Wood was totally stunned when she walked in to rehearsal to shouts of, “SURPRISE!!” Di’s daughter Shawn coordinated the whole thing, and she did an incredible job. We were able to perform the dance number and show Lady Di off to all her friends and relatives, too. Warm fuzzies all around!! It was such a blessing to be part of that day!

So this is what it’s like to be part of a community…a community bound together by the common love of dance. Talk about mind blowing!! If you’re not on board this train yet, what are you waiting for? We’re even taking a dance vacation together! See cruise page.

Quick note, we have TWO SCHEDULE CHANCES to report:


- Saturday 8/23′s Open Dance has been cancelled. Saturday dances will resume in September (Sunday’s dances will continue)

Have an over-the-top day, and I’ll see you on the dance floor!

Janet Kruse


Oh What A Night!

July 26, 2014

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Last Thursday night at Rancheros was WONDERFUL good fun!  Thank you, everyone, for dancing with us!  Jeff got to DJ on the ceiling while we danced on the floor; how about that?  I had to look through the screening to see him, as you can see from the picture.  We had a marvelous time dancing in the restaurant on a WOOD FLOOR, eating scrumptious nachos (who knew nachos could be served pancake style??), and visiting with each other.  I am so grateful to be a part of this fantastic community of people!!  We’ll be at Rancheros on Thursday nights from now on; check it out!

I’ll teach line dance lessons to those who want to learn up at Famous Freddie’s Roadhouse in Fox Lake again TONIGHT starting around 9 pm.  Then tomorrow we’ll dance in Warrenville (3S240 Warren Ave. from 6-9 pm) for our SUNDAY NITE COUNTRY!  We’ll rock the house (I mean, gym) again for sure.  It’s always a fun time!

Additionally, the Dance With Janet dancers will perform twice more this season:

Saturday 8/16 from 5:45 – 6:30 pm at the Kane County Fairgrounds

-  Saturday 9/13 from 2 – 3 pm at the Art On The Prairie Festival in Warrenville

Mark your calendars, and I’ll see you on the dance floor!

Janet Kruse


Join The Dancing!

July 21, 2014

When I was a child, I was mesmerized by dancing.  I could (and did) watch musicals for hours on end, and I was simply in awe of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.  I daydreamed of breaking into a choreographed song & dance routine when something noteworthy occurred in my daily life – after all, that’s […]

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Country Goes Mexican!

July 17, 2014

READY???  You asked for it, you got it!  DJ Jeff & I will be hosting a WEEKLY COUNTRY DANCE ON THURSDAYS, starting next week (July 24th), at Rancheros Restaurant!!  Rancheros has been recently remodeled and has an area where we can dance, along with great food & drink specials  Hopefully it’s close to where you live, so you […]

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Don’t Look Down…

July 14, 2014

Now how many times have I told us ALL: “Don’t look down when you dance; you’ll get dizzy”??  Here’s proof that I’m guilty too.  So here’s the reminder again:  Look where you’re going and focus on it, and you’ll eliminate the “down” side (aka the problems, like getting dizzy…and other distractions!). Over 100 dancers joined […]

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I’m DIZZY With This Problem…

July 10, 2014

Take a look:  in the foreground, that’s Mary Ellen on the left and Caitlin on the right strutting their stuff at the Just Play performance just two months ago.  Here’s the kicker:  there’s a SIXTY-THREE YEAR AGE GAP BETWEEN THEM…and yet they know some of the same dances.  Behind them, all ages in between are represented.  […]

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You Rocked It!

July 8, 2014

I am SO impressed:  you got the bug!  You are certified “danceaholics”…gotta dance, any time, any where, any temperature.  At Morton Arboretum this past weekend, you simply ROCKED it (and those of you who were dancing on that stage know EXACTLY what I mean) – WOW! Thank you SO MUCH for showing the world what […]

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Final Fourth & Weekend Info

July 3, 2014

Happy early Fourth of July!!  We interrupt your holiday preparations for some final info about this upcoming weekend… The WGN spot has unfortunately remained CANCELLED.  There will be NO MEDIA COVERAGE or danceFriday morning on the 4th.  Thank you to ALL who were willing to drive and perform to share our love of dancing with the […]

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The WGN Update

July 2, 2014

UPDATE: Unfortunately, WGN has CANCELLED their programming spot for the Morton Arboretum Travel America Fest…which means we WILL NOT be featured this Friday morning on TV, nor will we dance HAPPY then.  (We will dance that number during theSaturday show, though)  BUMMER!!!! I have reached out to other medias asking them to cover our story, but I don’t have any further […]

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Last Day to SAVE!

June 30, 2014

2014 is officially half over…that means today, June 30th, is your LAST DAY to save on dance lessons on the Dance With Janet Cruise!  Click here to place your order; this special will only be available until MIDNIGHT tonight, and then the next pricing level takes effect (and it's only available to those who are with our group).  Don't […]

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