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
- 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!
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 no longer teaching couples classes together. I was teaching couples classes with Chris for most of last year, but Chris has recently stepped out of dancing due to personal issues. I enjoyed teaching with both partners and wish them the best on our separate paths. I have three more couples classes on my schedule (Patterns 2 in Warrenville on Thursdays in April has been cancelled):
- Two Step in Wheaton on Mondays from 7:45 – 9 pm in April
- Patterns 2 in Wheaton on Mondays from 7:45 – 9 pm in May
- Patterns 1 in Warrenville on Thursdays from 7:45 – 9 pm in May
I’m planning on teaching these classes with my daughter Katie, who is a wonderful dancer and has graciously stepped up to help out dear ol’ mom. She’s awesome!! After these sessions are over, I will only be offering line dance classes. The couples class “slots” listed above will be replaced with Beginner 1 line classes (perfect for those just getting started), which was a prior hole in my evening class schedule. Gary will continue to teach couples lessons at the Warrenville Park District on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15, so you still have options! He is an excellent instructor and will have you dancing couples dances comfortably in no time.
Our upcoming dances are April 5th & 26th (Saturdays) and April 13th & 27th (Sundays – Community Building/”small” gym on the 13th, Rec Center/”big” gym on the 27th). Please mark your calendars, as the dates are a little different this month due to Easter.
See you on the dance floor!