Regarding Chris Kowalczyk

December 9, 2016

 

Friends, this will be long and I do apologize. You are welcome to skip past this and ignore my post; however, I feel this is important and worth your time.

Some of you may be wondering just what is going on while most of you likely have no idea. I think best that you hear this from me before you hear it from somebody else, as news travels like wildfire on social media. This is regarding my ex-partner/boyfriend, Chris Kowalczyk (pictured above).

Many of you have seen some vile posts on Facebook put up by Chris.  Since the venom in these posts is unmistakable, it deserves to be addressed. Chris and I had been quietly dating over the last six weeks, seeing if we could try again and work out a relationship.  I thought things were going well; however,  I discovered that while I was unconscious from the surgery on Monday, that afternoon my Facebook feeds (both Dance With Janet as well as my personal page) blew up with lengthy posts from Chris. These were scathing, childish, full of lies, and slander. My INCREDIBLE staff documented the posts, deleted them, and blocked Chris. Unfortunately, it didn’t stop there. My daughter Kate and other friends received similar posts about me from him later in the week. I am very grateful to have such a wonderful support system to help me deal with this situation, as I have not been of the right mindset to do so due to the painkillers I’ve been on since my surgery.

We decided to inform you about what has been happening. Sometimes drama extends to everybody even though we don’t want it to. Unfortunately, that drama has now started to affect not just me, not just my business; but my friends, my family, and my co-workers. For that I am sorry. Not only did Chris decide to blow up Facebook, he went to Instagram and possibly other sites.  He has decided to slander my name, spread his lies, and demand that I remove any and all pictures and associations with him. If removing my past from existence was that easy, I certainly would do it.

I don’t wish to play Chris’ game of pointing fingers and bad-mouthing each other. I merely wish to inform you of the situation. We’ve all since blocked him as we don’t wish to experience this kind of drama anywhere in our lives. Unfortunately, we’re concerned that he’ll start posting all of these nasty things to your social media feeds. We don’t wish for you to be alarmed or upset. We only mean to inform you that this might occur.  We want to warn you.

That being said, I do recommend you take preventative measures and possibly remove him from your friend list or block him so that he can’t post these horrible things to your feed. I also encourage you to refrain from commenting on his posts as I don’t wish for this to become World War III on social media. I merely wish for this to go away. He’s being very childish and immature.  I of course will respect his wish to be with his ex-wife, and I wish them well.

Have a great day, anyway!!

DANCE DETAILS:

  • Tonight’s dance at the GENEVA AMERICAN LEGION is ON from 7-10! Although I’m still housebound, don’t let that stop YOU from dancing!  Peggy will be substitute DJ’ing for Jeff and she’s a riot.  I’m sure you’ll have a ball; I can’t wait to look at the pictures!
  • Sunday Nite Country this Sunday, DECEMBER 11th, has been CANCELLED due to the winter storm predicted.  Stay in and stay safe!
  • We’ll no longer be dancing at the West Chicago VFW; the 12/23 dance has been CANCELLED.  Visit the Upcoming Events for a full list of dance venues
  • Have you “LIKED” my Dance With Janet  Facebook page, along with the almost 16,000 fans who have?  Pop on over to www.facebook.com/dancewithjanet and click the “LIKE” button to keep up on what’s new!  All the photos from dances are posted to my Facebook page, as well as the PHOTOS tab of my website
  • CLASS CHANGES:
    • The BEGINNER DROP-IN CLASS at the Izaak Walton Center (899 Jay Street in Elgin, $7) has wrapped for the year.  I’ll resume it on JANUARY 10th, 2017
    • The “brain cramper” intermediate line dance lessons BEFORE the dances on Tuesday are on hiatus and will resume JANUARY 10th, 2017
    • Thursday’s Intermediate class at the Wheaton VFW will meet to practice dances on  12/15, 12/29, & 1/5.  I will resume teaching it on JANUARY 12th, 2017
    • Friday morning’s St. Charles class which usually meets at the Salvation Army is on break for Christmas.  Class will resume JANUARY 6th, 2017 (location TBA)
  • I had a hysterectomy on 12/5 and so will not be dancing UNTIL JANUARY 9th as I recover.  Scheduled dances will continue as planned.  My daughter Kat Warner will be substitute teaching for me; she will be teaching Cricket On A Line on 12/13 & 12/20 around 8:15pm.  I’ll be there when I’m able and will still call dances as needed; no way can I not see you all for five weeks!  Life will just be a little less physically active for me during this time.

Love ya!
Janet

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Take a look at all the lessons you can learn at home HERE:  www.dancewithjanet.com/products.  I look forward to helping you add to your dance repertoire and seeing you more often on the dance floor!

TONIGHT’s dance at Cinnamon’s Dance Works has been cancelled. I’ll also be dancing TOMORROW at Sunday Nite Country (3S240 Warren Ave., Warrenville).  I hope to see you there for lines and couples dancing!

DANCE DETAILS:

  • We’ll no longer be dancing at the West Chicago VFW; the 12/23 dance has been CANCELLED.  Visit the Upcoming Events for a full list of dance venues
  • Have you “LIKED” my Dance With Janet  Facebook page, along with the OVER 15,000 fans who have?  Pop on over to www.facebook.com/ dancewithjanet and click the “LIKE” button to keep up on what’s new!  All the photos from dances are posted to my Facebook page, as well as the PHOTOS tab of my website
  • CLASS CHANGES: 
    • The BEGINNER DROP-IN CLASS at the Izaak Walton Center (899 Jay Street in Elgin, $7) has wrapped for the year.  I’ll resume it on JANUARY 10th, 2017
    • The “brain cramper” intermediate line dance lesson BEFORE the dance on Tuesday 11/29 will be DRUNK ON A PLANE ($3).  These 6:30 – 7 lessons will be on hiatus after that and will resume JANUARY 10th, 2017
    • Friday morning’s St. Charles class which usually meets at the Salvation Army will meet at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Charles on 12/2 and 12/9, and then will break for Christmas.  Class will resume JANUARY 6th, 2017
  • I’m having a hysterectomy on 12/5 and so will not be dancing for five weeks as I recover.  Scheduled dances will continue as planned; my daughter Kat Warner will be substitute teaching for me.  I’ll be there when I’m able and will still call dances as needed; no way can I not see you all for five weeks!  Life will just be a little less physically active for me during that time.

Love ya!
Janet

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