rc oasis The Dance With Janet CRUISE!!

Here it is, the moment you’ve been patiently waiting for!  And thank you so much for your patience.  The Dance With Janet Cruise WILL sail; please see the attached flier for the “scoop”, and check out http://dancewithjanet.com/cruise for even more information.  Boy, there’s a lot!  I must confess that I am afraid of water and ships, and planes don’t really thrill me either, but I’m going to do this ANYWAY!!  You all have inspired me as you’ve faced your fears of learning how to dance and then dancing in front of people (GASP!) – if you can do what you’re afraid of, so can I!

We’ll be going to the Western Caribbean from 1/31/15 – 2/7/15 (7 nights) via the Royal Caribbean’s UNBELIEVABLE ship, The Oasis of the Seas.  We’ll visit exotic ports and I’ll teach dance lessons on the three days we’ll be at sea.  I’m planning on afternoon lessons, and then a couple more each of the three nights we have open dancing in our own private dance room.  WOW!!!!!!!  This is going to knock my socks off!!!  I can’t wait to party with you at sea!!!!!!!!!!!!

In other news, please mark your calendars for May 10th’s performance of Imelda’s Way in Warrenville at 1:00pm (Peggy & Courtney will lead you) and May 17th’s Just Play performance in Carol Stream at 11:30 am (our biggest show of the year; we’ll dance seven numbers).  It’s warming up and not a second too soon; we’re going to BURN THE FLOOR!!

But not this weekend – unfortunately, the two dances in Warrenville on Saturday and Sunday night have been cancelled due to scheduling issues.  I regret to say we will NOT be dancing the 26th & 27th of April.  Our next Warrenville dancing nights will beSaturday May 3rd & Sunday May 11 (yes, Mother’s Day).  Hope to see you then!

Enjoy reading about The Dance With Janet Cruise…I’ll have brochures with me if you’d like one, courtesy of Harlan, who’s arranging all this.  If you have questions, grab me, Harlan, or Courtney when you see us out dancing, and we’ll get them answered.

See you on the dance floor!

Janet Kruse


It’s Show Time!!

April 8, 2014

Just Play May2013 Its Show Time!!

Pull out your DANCE WITH JANET shirts (you can order them here, they’re listed after the DVD’s) and please join me for our biggest show of the year, Carol Stream’s Just Play 2014 Line Dance Exhibition!  Show Time is 11:30 am on Saturday, May 17th at the corner of Gary & Lies Roads in Carol Stream.  It will be WARM (probably 78 degrees, as last year it was 88 and in 2012 it was 98), so bring water and dance as much or as little as you like.  I’ll take you all out to Culver’s for ice cream to celebrate yet another year of wonderful dancing!  I made the playlist a little shorter this year so less people overheat…it will be seven songs:

  • Timber/Funky Slide (floor split)
  • Love Repeats
  • Hootenanny
  • Sugar Kane (aka It Happens)
  • Happy/Cowgirl’s Twist (floor split)
  • Tush Push (to “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”)
  • I Walk Alone

Additionally, the Warrenville Dance Recital will be Saturday, May 10th at 1:00 pm at Hubble Middle School (3S600 Herrick Rd. in Warrenville).  We will dance one number, Imelda’s Way.  Please join Peggy and Courtney as they lead the performance (I will be out of town but CAN’T WAIT to see pictures).

These events are perfect ways to share our love of dancing with the community, and show them that line dancing LIVES!!!  As you know, the best way to keep this going is to encourage more people to join us.  Once they see what it is and how much fun we have, they may get the bug too!  And that’s what it’s all about!!

See you on the dance floor!

Janet Kruse


Update on Couples Classes

March 31, 2014

Don’t Bill & Jami look good dancing together?  Mike Bare, you took yet another “Kodak Moment” picture.  Thanks for your willingness to permanently save our dancing memories!  And seeing them dancing reminds me to let you all know the update on couples classes through Dance With Janet… As many of you know, Gary and I are […]

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Boot Camp (& Dance) is THIS SATURDAY!!

March 28, 2014

Still haven’t nailed Fake ID?  I’ll be spending an hour on it at Boot Camp thisSaturday, March 29th; come join me! Warrenville Park District is hosting 2 hours of lessons (4 – 4:55 pm & 5 – 5:55 pm) & dinner from 6 – 6:45 for $20! I’ll teach Fake ID (Intermediate 2) first, and then Island Song, Kool Dance, & Mean (all Beginner […]

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Who Me – OCD???

March 21, 2014

It was such a relief to be called OCD, actually – WOW, they really have a name for me?  But instead of hanging my hat on being a card-carrying member of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Club, I prefer to think of my self as CDO, like this perfect tee shirt states – an alphabetized, orderly, […]

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March 15, 2014

No doubt I can be SLOW!  You’ve been asking me to introduce DVDs of lessons, and my standard answer is, “Lessons are online!”  It’s really disconcerting knowing there are videos of me on the internet…around the world…yikes!  Talk about moving my cheese.  I try not to think about it, but when I’m asked to create […]

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Me + Carrie = BLOWN AWAY!!!!

March 10, 2014

Carrie Underwood is not the only one "Blown Away"; I'm singing her song with her – but for a different reason. WOW, I am blown away by the turnout at Sunday Nite Country last night in Warrenville!! Thank you so much for attending; I realize it was a bit more of a drive for a lot of […]

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Where Do You Go?

March 7, 2014

  NEWSFLASH>>>>>>Life is Rough!!!! Sometimes overwhelmingly so.  I've been struggling lately, and have gone back to my roots to figure things out.  I also go to the people around me for encouragement, and I've been unbelievably blessed with the presence of all of YOU!!  Especially, lately, the residents from the Holmstad Retirement Center, where I teach on […]

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You Asked…We Listened!!

February 27, 2014

I am one of those who is mourning the loss of the Sunday Stampede at Cadillac Ranch.  I went there to dance on that day most weeks for more than a decade.  But I am fortunate enough to also work with the Warrenville Park District, who has offered to host Sunday Nite Country next SUNDAY MARCH 9th from 6 […]

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It’s a Long Winter

February 20, 2014

I'm starting to feel like this wolf.  More winter?  Bah.  I love the snow but it's starting to really feel long…in many ways.  I'm a bit exasperated. Trials come and go.  This week has been full of them for me.  I've alluded to them but am still processing…I'll share more soon.  Suffice it to say that […]

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