Are you kidding? Almost two-thirds full? This is so weird because I still struggle with my own self-esteem issues…I still think, Who would want to be around me anyways? I see my faults and they are glaringly obvious (but then again, nobody’s perfect). When I was considering the idea of teaching dance, I fought with myself, thinking, Who would want to be with or learn from me? Then the idea of a dance cruise was brought up to me and I felt the same way. I thought, People are going to want to spend their vacation with ME? Taking dance lessons from me in the middle of the ocean? RIIIITE!!

But they did! 

And they’re going to again this year. I planned for 2 1/2 times the amount of people on the Dance With Janet Cruise 2016 as were on the 2015 DWJ Cruise just because my gut said so, and we are only a couple of people way from being two-thirds full. The $100 deposit special is on now, so contact Harlan TODAY at 630-334-4646 or hholst@yahoo.com, and join the party! I can only imagine the beauty of the Eastern Caribbean that we are going to witness and the fun we’re all going to have spending a week together – dancing, watching shows, shopping, seeing what the islands have to offer, talking & getting to know each other. It will truly be paradise! Thank you for not only being willing to spend time with me but WANTING to spend time with me – the feeling is mutual! I am so excited that we have booked almost 2/3 of the cabins we have reserved for our group, and we don’t even sail for another 7 months.  HOLY COW!!

Dance Details:

  • DVD BOX SETS are still on SALE with a FREE DVD!  Visit www.dancewithjanet.com/boxset to order, or pick one up from me at Cadillac Ranch – SALE ENDS 7/31!!
  • Dance at Cadillac Ranch (www.cadranch.com) with me this Tuesday (Day Drinking at 7:30 & One Step Forward to DUST at 8:30) & with Kat on Friday (River Bank at 6:30, Don’t It at 7:30, & Bang Bang at 8:30)
  • I’ll be teaching 2 new dances plus Rhoda Lai’s (hard) Bang at the Taste of Windy City convention in Rosemont, IL this Friday & Saturday 7/24 – 7/25.  See www.countryedge.com for details
  • Sunday Nite Country meets 7/26 in Warrenville, 3S240 Warren Ave, from 6 – 9 pm
  • A new session of classes begins on 7/27; click on www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule for locations & times

I’ll see you on the dance floor!!

Janet Kruse

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Is Anyone Watching?

July 17, 2015

Fran (left) & Eloise (right) showed up with matching shirts at class this past Wednesday, and I was again inspired.  “That’s right,” I thought.  “Dance Like No One Is Watching – EXACTLY!  Who cares what people think about my dancing?!  I want to dance; I’m gonna dance, whether I dance perfectly or not.  If someone sees me dancing and thinks I don’t look as marvelous as I could, I’m not going to let that bother me.”  But really – is anyone watching?

I truly believe no one is watching every move each of us makes on the dance floor.  However, I’m not so sure about in “real life”.  I’ve heard about things that have happened – mostly in the dancing community, admittedly, since a lot of the people I interact with are dancers – and in the hearing, I’ve felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up.  I am uneasy realizing that people ARE watching.  I’m far from perfect, like everyone else, and when I or someone else does something…questionable…often people are quick to point the finger and judge.  How about we stop that, and instead focus on being kind to each other, and living life as best we can, with good intentions and generous, loving hearts?  Then what people see in us all will DEFINITELY be worth watching!

Dance Details:

  • DVD BOX SETS are still on SALE with a FREE DVD!  Visit www.dancewithjanet.com/boxset to order, or pick one up from me at Cadillac Ranch – sale ends 7/31
  • Line Dancing in Warrenville is THIS SATURDAY 7/18 (I’ll be teaching Kick the Dust Up at7:30 & Honey I’m Good at 8:30, both choreographed by Lynn Card)
  • Unless we get rained out, our next performance is THIS SUNDAY 7/19 (3 pm) at the Carol Stream Pool!  Visit www.dancewithjanet.com/calendar and click on 7/19 in the RED CALENDAR for the address & other details.  Please join me in “showing what you know”; it’s fun to dance Electric Slide & Cupid Shuffle in the zero depth area with the guests after we’re done dancing our 8 numbers!
  • Don’t miss the second PRE-CRUISE PARTY THIS SUNDAY 7/19 at Bonnie’s home, 22W255 Glen Park Rd. in Glen Ellyn (5 – 10 pm – Open House; bring a dish to pass)
  • A new session of classes begins on 7/27; visit www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule for locations & times
  • Sunday Nite Country meets 7/26 in Warrenville, 3S240 Warren Ave, from 6 – 9 pm
  • I’m teaching Bang (the hard one) & 2 BRAND NEW dances at the Taste Of Windy City convention next weekend – visit www.countryedge.com for the whole scoop!

I’ll see you on the dance floor!!

Janet Kruse

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Do You Remember What You Forgot?

July 9, 2015

It’s raining DVD’s!  I’ve received requests for videos of the newer lessons; therefore, the next volume of DVD’s has been issued for ALL FOUR LEVELS!  Visit www.dancewithjanet.com/lessons for a list of which dances are included on the 4 new DVD’s (Beginner 1 Vol. 3, Beginner 2 Vol. 3, Intermediate 1 Vol. 3, & Intermediate 2 Vol. 2).  When you remember what […]

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I Want To Be Like Anya

June 25, 2015

Anya loves her new home.  No matter what happens, she is alert, accepting, and content.  I want to be like Anya.  I love my new home too, but it looks like I’ll be selling it and moving back to my Geneva home (which is still also for sale) soon.  And as much as I am […]

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A Taste of Windy City Line Dance Reminder

June 23, 2015

Just a reminder that we are in the final weeks for you to get the Early Registration Discount to sign up for the Taste of Windy City on July 24 – 25, 2015 Featuring Maggie Gallagher Making her only USA Appearance in 2015! Also Featuring our Great staff of Regulars! Scott Blevins * John Robinson  […]

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Autograph Signing Party

June 18, 2015

Lynn Card is coming to town!  Actually, she’s in town already, but she’s planning on dancing at Cadillac Ranch with us TOMORROW, June 19th.  Lynn is the choreographer of quite a number of dances we do (Banjo, Riverbank, Don’t It, We Were Us, Straight & Narrow) and will be teaching with me and Luanne Arndt […]

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Rockin’ The House

June 12, 2015

L-R Kneeling:  Dawn, Sue, Michael, Blonde Janet, Mary, Rosemary, Muffin, Carmi, Courtney L-R Standing:  Joe, Bonnie, Sherri, Maureen, Jean, Peggy, Jami, Dan, Karen D., Kelly, Diamond Caryn, Marge, Meg, Juli Last Saturday we were ROCKIN’ THE HOUSE at the Taste of Wheaton with 24 dancers showing what they know.  Thank you to everyone who joined me for […]

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PERFORMANCE CANCELLED

June 7, 2015

Today's performance at the West Chicago Pool has been CANCELLED due to weather issues. Our dance tonight at Warrenville is still ON from 6 – 9 pm; hope to see you then! Dinner is served from 5:30 – 7. Janet Kruse Tweet

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Have You Asked This Question?

June 6, 2015

Even with all my years of line dancing, I still think what these shirts say that Michael & Diane are so beautifully modelling (I Love This Dance, How Does It Start?) almost every night I’m on the floor.  Have you ever asked this question?  I’ll bet you have!  No need to feel inadequate; you’re in […]

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What Is Your Opinion?

June 1, 2015

So many choices:  what to do, where to shop, when to clean house…and which dances to learn!  Many things are out of our control, and that bothers each of us to different degrees, depending on how much we like to direct our lives.  This is one area where you have input, in my attempt to […]

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