The $100 SALE is back!!  Princess Cruise Line is offering a reduced deposit special of $100 through April 22nd.  Of course, your balance is still due by 12/7/15 (and fully refundable till then; $100 a month will get it done), but this will get you started for less up front. Thinking about attending the Dance With Janet Cruise?  Fill out your registration form and submit it to Janet or Harlan via email ( TODAY, and “make it so!”  If you need a roommate let us know.  We’re going to have a ball; just ask anyone who was on the last cruise!

WEEKEND HAPPENINGS: We dance TONIGHT at Cadillac Ranch at 7 pm (I’m teaching Drink Drink Drink, XXL, & One Step Forward and Jeff will be DJ’ing for Dave) and TOMORROW in Warrenville from 7-10 (I’m teaching Boys Round Here & Country Walkin’).  This is FIELD TRIP weekend for all you new dancers; come out and try it!  You just may like it…also, Cadillac Ranch is hosting their St. Jude’s fundraiser tomorrow night, starring Suburban Cowboys, Southern Comfort, & KEITH ANDERSON.  I’m taking Sunday off to spend with my daughter Jessa, who is visiting from Louisville – yea!

See you on the dance floor this weekend!!!

Janet Kruse


Way better than Santa Claus – Keith Anderson is coming to town!  He’ll be joined by AWESOME local country bands Suburban Cowboys & Southern Comfort NEXT SATURDAY April 18th at Cadillac Ranch‘s annual fundraiser.  All proceeds go to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  Don’t miss it!  I’ll be stopping by after the Warrenville dance that evening.

I’m also off to visit Spurs Saloon tomorrow night, where Luanne from TMC Legacy Dance Club teaches (Luanne is one of our guest instructors on the 2016 Dance With Janet Cruise).  I’ll be visiting the Wisconsin gang THIS SATURDAY April 11th for an overnight; if you’d like to join me, let me know!

Looking forward to dancing with you at Cadillac Ranch TONIGHT (I’ll be teaching Sunshine & Whiskey, XXL, & Ah Si) and at Sunday Nite Country in Warrenville on SUNDAY 4/12 (anybody up for learning a quick 32 count partner pattern dance to the song, Homegrown?  The song has a line dance too…)

Like I said – see you on the dance floor!

Janet Kruse


Freestyle vs. Patterns

April 3, 2015

I teach a lot of line dancing, but I’m also a huge fan of couples dancing.  Lines are an excellent way to get started dancing, as you can learn steps and fully control your own movements.  Line dancers often “graduate” to couples dancing, which is always exciting.  And then the question poses itself to a […]

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So You Dance With Janet!

March 27, 2015

Everybody wants to belong. I recently picked up three dozen Dance With Janet shirts; I’m overwhelmed at how many people feel like they belong with me in one way or another. I am honored. Thank you for your trust and friendship!  I am so blessed to have met so many wonderful people by just doing something I […]

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The Kat In The Hat

March 19, 2015

Nowadays, it’s tough to know what to call my younger daughter when I talk about her.  I’ve called her Katie or Kate her whole life, and she went by her full name of Kathleen for a couple of years, but people who’ve met her recently know her by Kat.  Please understand if the names we […]

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An All-Star Cast

March 13, 2015

Winter Boot Camp in Warrenville is just 10 days away!  Sunday Nite Country is March 22nd from 6 – 9 at 3S240 Warren Ave. (with a special 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY dinner from 5:30 – 7); we’ll meet for 2 hours of classes from 3 – 5:15 before that dance.  Your $20 admission price includes any two classes and dinner; the evening dance is a […]

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Where’s Joliet?

March 10, 2015

The Coyote Moon Dancers are based in Joliet and have invited me to teach at their 15th Annual Country Dance Workshop on Saturday, March 28th.  If you are up for a field trip – and for discovering where Joliet is – I invite you to join us!  I always meet wonderful people there (I met Luanne & Kris […]

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Take TWO!

February 24, 2015

Hard to believe that 3 short weeks ago I was on a gigantic cruise liner, having a life-changing experience – which I thought was going to be My Once In A Lifetime Experience.  I am still stunned to report that I was UNANIMOUSLY outvoted.  Everyone had such a refreshing, relaxing, and rejuvenating time that they […]

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Happy February Thanksgiving!

February 20, 2015

What?  It’s not Thanksgiving?  Coulda fooled me, cuz it feels like it to me.  Happy Thanksgiving to us all…because Thanksgiving is the OFFICIAL day to say thanks, and I’m saying it this February day. Last night was a toughie for me; I was pretty upset.  Some friends I made on the dance floor came through […]

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Going Through The Motions?

February 16, 2015

I recently heard a song on the radio that has stuck with me (Matthew West’s The Motions).  Usually it takes more than one partial listen-through for a song to stick in my head, yet I can still hear the first line of the chorus clearly.  Part of the lyrics follow: I don’t wanna go through the […]

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