What are we allowing in???

Posted by Dance With Janet on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Recently, I posted a short 3 minute Facebook Live Video talking about the "Garbage In, Garbage Out" concept.  How we act and think is in direct correlation to what we allow into our minds.  It was well-received, so I'm delving in a little deeper.  Click here to watch the video (shown in a screen shot, above).

Have you ever noticed how testy you feel when you read a book that's a thriller of any type?  Or how upset you are after a conversation that's laced with drama or negative news?  What about how afraid you are to take a shower after watching Psycho? Or, my favorite, how tight your jeans suddenly are after weeks of eating pizza and ice cream?
In all cases, what we allow in  – through our brains, ears, eyes, or mouth – affects us.  Our experiences change our feelings, our aura, our faith and trust, and our weight, as well as others parts of us.  They influence our ATTITUDES, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Our senses are gateways to our SOULS, and should be GUARDED!!  If we allow the wrong stuff in, it will MESS US UP!!

In short, I encourage you to pay attention to where you spend your time.  What do you watch?  Who do you talk to, and what do you discuss?  What are you reading?  Negative input creates a person who is far from his or her potential.  By exposing ourselves to experiences which discourage us, or limit our effectiveness, we are crippling ourselves.  Don't allow that!  Instead, have wholesome conversations with healthy people.  Watch movies or TV where the characters SOLVE their problems instead of beating each other up or killing each other.  Read books that are uplifting, educational, or cheerful.  Eat well, and limit that pizza!

And watch how much better you start to feel and act!!  Life will improve INSTANTLY!

DANCE DETAILS:

  • Join us for another BRIDGE dance tonight at the Wheaton Mary Lubko/Leisure Center (208 W. Union in Wheaton) from 7 – 10 pm, where we BRIDGE the gap between super-new dancers and experienced ones!  This dance is just for you; visit the Upcoming Events page for more details
  • Performers, are you ready??!!  We'll be dancing at the West Chicago Pool tomorrow at 2:00, with Hillbilly Rockstarz tomorrow at Elburn Days (550 Filmore St. in Elburn) at 6:00, AND to the music of Denny Diamond (a Neil Diamond tribute band) at Cantigny Park (1S151 Winfield Rd. in Wheaton) at 2:00 on Sunday.  Is your DWJ shirt clean?
  • Have you “LIKED” my Dance With Janet Facebook page, along with the OVER 23,000 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
  • I teach about 15 classes in person, per week; take your pick!  Choose a level most comfortable for you (Beginner 1 or 2 or Intermediate 1 or 2) and a location near you at www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule
  • Are You MOVING?  Would you like to take your line dancing hobby with you?  I'll only be presenting my 12-hour course of how to develop a dance community TWICE MORE, IN-PERSON.  The classes will be available only as a pre-recorded video series after this year. I'd love to work with you personally and coach you, so you don't lose all you've learned!!  My next class begins SOON, on Monday, September 11th (8 weeks of classes from 8:30 – 10 pm, in Wheaton) and November 11-12 (a two-day, 12 hour, live event, location TBD).  I have limited seats available, so I can spend quality time with you!  Visit www.dancewithjanet.com/instructor for all the details
  • On the 4th Annual Dance With Janet Cruise, we’ll be joining local Chicago bands 7th HEAVEN,  HILLBILLY ROCKSTARZ, & SEALED WITH A KISS on the Allure of the Seas from 1/21/18 – 1/28/18.  Don't worry, Dancin' DJ Peg will still be there to spin Country PLUS tunes for us!  Book your cabin through www.chicagomusiccruise.com.  You MUST list NTD Vacations, 847-774-8677paulette826@comcast.net as your travel agent if you go through the Royal Caribbean website.  Please select the 5:30 dining time, if it’s an option.  All of us meeting together for dinner is crucial to feeling connected with the group.  FLIGHTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE…I booked mine!!
    • Save AUGUST 26th from 2 – 6 pm for our PRE-CRUISE Party, where we get to meet each other before we sail, and iron out the vacation details.  I've got some new ideas I'd like to discuss with you – if you are even REMOTELY interested in sailing with me on this cruise, this is the place to be to check it out!!

See you on the dance floor – you are loved!!

Janet

See You In Chicago!

August 4, 2017





There is NOTHING like the peace resulting from being in the center of God's will.  I am MOST BLESSED to be following my passion and vision of sharing dancing with EVERYONE, and to teach the world to feel the JOY of dancing, one person at at time.  To that end, TWENTY Dance With Janet dancers will be line dancing at the Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago TODAY at NOON, to some of our favorite songs!!  We are SO EXCITED to share our love of dancing with the THOUSANDS of people who will be on their lunch break, enjoying our show.  If you're ready for a day in the city, come join us, and we will see YOU TOO in Chicago!!  We even made the list on the City of Chicago's Official Site, as seen in the picture above!!

Today's dancers have been with me from between six months to seven years, and have learned so much!!  I couldn't be more proud to share the stage with them and let them show off.  Stay tuned for pictures and videos of today's performance…you're gonna love it!!

All to encourage YOU to follow YOUR dream too, be it dancing, or teaching, or anything in between.  The hard work that it will take will be WORTH IT!!  You'll be so satisfied with yourself for doing what you want or need to do.  The feeling of contentment has NO equal!  Start today!!  Who knows where YOU will be six months or seven years from now??

And…by the way…in case you haven't heard:  I'll be in the city all day today, dancing and playing…so I won't be teaching any classes.  See you all next week!!

DANCE DETAILS:

  • Have you “LIKED” my Dance With Janet Facebook page, along with the OVER 22,000 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
  • I teach about 15 classes in person, per week; take your pick!  Choose a level most comfortable for you (Beginner 1 or 2 or Intermediate 1 or 2) and a location near you at www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule
  • Are You MOVING?  Would you like to take your line dancing hobby with you?  I'll only be presenting my 12-hour course of how to develop a dance community TWICE MORE, IN-PERSON.  The classes will be available only as a pre-recorded video series after this year. I'd love to work with you personally and coach you, so you don't lose all you've learned!!  My next class begins Monday, September 11th (8 weeks of classes from 8:30 – 10 pm, in Wheaton) andNovember 11-12 (a two-day, 12 hour, live event, location TBD).  I have limited seats available, so I can spend quality time with you!  Visit www.dancewithjanet.com/instructor for all the details
  • On the 4th Annual Dance With Janet Cruise, we’ll be joining local Chicago bands 7th HEAVEN,  HILLBILLY ROCKSTARZ, & SEALED WITH A KISS on the Allure of the Seas from 1/21/18 – 1/28/18.  Don't worry, Dancin' DJ Peg will still be there to spin Country PLUS tunes for us!  Book your cabin through www.chicagomusiccruise.com.  You MUST list NTD Vacations, 847-774-8677paulette826@comcast.net as your travel agent if you go through the Royal Caribbean website.  Please select the 5:30 dining time, if it’s an option.  All of us meeting together for dinner is crucial to feeling connected with the group.  FLIGHTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE…I booked mine!!
    • Save AUGUST 26th from 2 – 6 pm for our PRE-CRUISE Party, where we get to meet each other before we sail, and iron out the vacation details
  • Visit the Upcoming Events page of my website for a full list of where to Dance With Janet.  I host up to 3 dances per week, so you have plenty of opportunities!

See you on the dance floor – you are loved!!

Janet

Downers Feels Like UPPERS!

July 21, 2017

  I'm DELIGHTED to announce a new venue for the Dance With Janet Team: the Downers Sand Club Sports Bar & Grill!  This blue restaurant will be host to our HOPPIN' Country PLUS Dance PartyTOMORROW NIGHT, from 7 – 11 pm!  Our Bridge Dances have been FABULOUSLY successful at introducing GOBS of new dancers to line dancing, so we […]

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Happy Birthday to US!

June 30, 2017

This weekend kicks off our nation's longest, biggest five-day party, and while we all enjoy the time off of work to play hard, I wonder how many of us really pause to think of the "WHY" of it all.  America is the land of the free, home of the brave, and yet much blood, sweat, […]

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The Answer to Your Question

June 23, 2017

    Hear the answer to the question I am MOST FREQUENTLY asked! www.dancewithjanet.com/instructor #howtoteachdance #instructortraining Posted by Dance With Janet on Friday, June 23, 2017 Over the years I've been asked one question more than any others:   "Where Can I Dance?" Of course, if you are in the Chicagoland area, you can always Dance […]

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Into Something Good

June 16, 2017

Each of us was made longing for a place to belong.  You hear it every day on the radio (we’re “looking for love in all the wrong places”) and see it on television constantly.  The desire to be part of a group and to matter to others is evident EVERYWHERE…and it’s up to us to […]

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UPDATE on Passwords & Performances

June 1, 2017

Today marks a change in the Dance With Janet world.  Please take special note of the UPDATE on passwords & performances included. I’ve realized I need to “clean house” regarding the hundreds of instructional videos I offer.  Folks have told me time and again how helpful these videos are, as they can check online to see how […]

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Happy Memorial Day!

May 27, 2017

pictured L-R:  (Standing) – Kim, Blonde Karen, Chauffeur Keith, Sherri, Courtney, Cathy, Dan, Bonnie; (Kneeling) – Meg, DJ Peggy with Happy the Golden Retriever, Blonde Janet, & Becky I've been teaching for well over a decade, and I'm still amazed at the friendships I've made and watched develop between other dancers.  This hobby we all […]

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What’s It All About?

May 19, 2017

I have NEVER seen so many dancers at a festival before last night!  The Dance With Janet group came out of the woodwork to dance to the Hillbilly Rockstarz band at the Taste of Glen Ellyn.  Although the dance "floor" was a parking lot in front of the stage, it was SHOULDER TO SHOULDER with dancers!  I […]

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Giving It Your All

April 29, 2017

The Bible says King David danced as to the Lord – meaning he gave it his ALL.  I was struck by this thought recently:  how often do we go through the motions of daily living, or of things we like, instead of throwing ourselves fully into whatever it is?  We hold ourselves back because of […]

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