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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 With Janet!  Most of the people who ask that million dollar question, though, are not "from around here".  They are folks who love to dance, but have nowhere TO dance.  They're excited to learn, then discouraged to realize the dance venues are not exactly a dime a dozen.  They would love to be part of a dance group, but there's no dance group to be had.
 
I have a vision to share dancing with EVERYONE, specifically, to plant dance groups all over the country, and hopefully, the world, where there are none.  Are you someone who would be interested in starting a line dance group where you live?  Teaching people to line dance, hosting dances, and earn money when you do?  It's an art, and I will show you how!  It's also a BUSINESS, where you'd NOT be punching a clock, but setting your own schedule, meeting new people, and – best of all – having FUN!!!  I have done it, and I'm ready to share all the details with you of HOW I did it!

Here's the scoop: www.dancewithjanet.com/instructor

Take a look at the video above.  It includes the answer to your question:  In Your Own Backyard!!

See you soon at the Bridge Dance tonight in Wheaton, and this Sunday for our back-to-back performances (with complimentary ice cream in between)!!

DANCE DETAILS:

  • Dance With Janet at our next BRIDGE Dance from 7 – 10 pm TONIGHT in Wheaton where I usually teach classes, 208 W. Union, geared especially for BEGINNERS!  Beginner 1 lessons will be offered from 7 – 7:45, and open dancing follows (with Beginner 1 dances till 8:45).  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!
  • Have you “LIKED” my Dance With Janet Facebook page, along with the OVER 21,000 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
  • “Brain cramper” intermediate line dance lessons are offered BEFORE the dances on Tuesday for an extra $3. I’ll be teaching CHILL FACTOR this Tuesday, 6/27 (REMINDER:  We'll be dancing at the West Chicago American Legion this Tuesday
  • 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
  • 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, 847-774-8677,
    paulette826@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. 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.  FLIGHTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE…I booked mine!!
  • UPCOMING PERFORMANCE:  Double header of the Swedish Days Parade and Downers Grove Rotary Fest (two DIFFERENT performance sets; see the red performance calendar at www.dancewithjanet.com/calendar for details) on THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 25th 
See you on the dance floor – you are loved!

Janet

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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 find our niche; to satisfy that craving.

Nowhere have I seen that problem solved better than within the dance community.

Whether it’s couples dancing at West Coast Swing dance conventions, dancing regularly at the same bar, or being part of the Dance With Janet line dance community of classes and open dances, people feel safe and secure – and loved! – when dancing.  REAL people dance!  Somehow it’s a safe environment where we set aside our problems and RELAX.  When jamming to the music, I’ve heard people say, “I’m visiting my ‘happy place’!”  It’s a time to socialize and share new experiences.  If we want to go somewhere, we don’t have to go alone!  We always have someone to call for company.  When we are dancers, we are truly into SOMETHING GOOD.

Would you like to see what I’m talking about?  Try a class, go to a dance, or come to an outdoor festival for a concert!  Tonight the Dance With Janet group will be line dancing at Elgin Ribfest, where Hillbilly Rockstarz and Libido Funk Circus will alternate sets from 7 – 11 pm.  The music, company, food, and atmosphere will all be GOOD, CLEAN FUN!  What should you expect?  At each song, I may start a line dance, or someone else might – and whichever dance gets started and picked up on is the winning dance.  Dancing at live concerts is a little different than dancing to songs played by a DJ, as the dance is not announced.  Different songs will be played than you may be used to, but you’ll be dancing more of the standard dances, which most dancers know.  Tonight you’ll dance at least these dances – and very possibly, more than once:

  • Skip
  • Kerosene
  • Charleston Cowboy
  • Cut A Rug
  • Mamma Maria
  • Tush Push
  • Watermelon Crawl
  • County Line Cha Cha
  • Redneck Angel
  • Brown Chicken, Brown Cow
  • Canadian Stomp
  • Pontoon
  • Ex’s & Oh’s
  • Sunshine & Whiskey
  • My T-Shirt
  • Ah Si
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie
  • Uptown Funky
  • DHSS
  • Lindi Shuffle
  • Drink In My Hand
  • Make Me Wanna
  • Rockin’ The Wagon Wheel
  • Country Shakin’
  • Wannabe
  • Cowgirl’s Twist

Dancing to live music at festivals is a whole new ball game, and if you haven’t tried it yet, I encourage you to do so!  Just bring bug spray and earplugs.  It’s another side of the dance coin and worth experiencing!  We’ll do this again next weekend at Downers Grove Rotary Fest after our performance there, and quite a few more times this season.  It’s going to be an unforgettable summer!  And it will be GOOD!!

DANCE DETAILS:

  • Dance With Janet at our next BRIDGE Dance from 7 – 10 pm in Wheaton where I usually teach classes, 208 W. Union, NEXT FRIDAY 6/23, geared especially for BEGINNERS!  Beginner 1 lessons will be offered from 7 – 7:45, and open dancing follows (with Beginner 1 dances till 8:45).  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!
  • Have you “LIKED” my Dance With Janet Facebook page, along with the OVER 21,000 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
  • “Brain cramper” intermediate line dance lessons are offered BEFORE the dances on Tuesday for an extra $3. I’ll be teaching MOM THE BOMB this Tuesday, 6/20, and CHILL FACTOR on 6/27
  • 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
  • Our next trip, 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.  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.  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
  • Looking to start your own dance group?  I’m debuting a new program of instructor training.  More info will be coming soon; take a look at when it’s available at www.dancewithjanet.com/instructor
  • UPCOMING PERFORMANCE:  Double header of the Swedish Days Parade and Downers Grove Rotary Fest (two DIFFERENT performance sets; see the red performance calendar at www.dancewithjanet.com/calendar for details) on SUNDAY JUNE 25th

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

Janet

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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Bites From The Boys

April 21, 2017

I'm blessed to live in America, the land of free enterprise, where opportunity abounds. I'm spending the weekend with my team at a business conference, and am being stretched as I am presented with new information.  Yet the most important bites of knowledge I've learned are the ones I've seen in the boys' behavior.  Yes, […]

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Dance With Janet is EXPANDING!

April 4, 2017

Do you like people?  What about dancing?  Have you learned how to dance and wonder if there's more out there?  Would you like to work with me?  If so, please "raise your hand", so to speak, and reply to this email and let me know.  Why?  Because Dance With Janet is expanding, and YOU have a chance to […]

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Did You Miss Me?

March 17, 2017

WHAT A MONTH!! On February 11th, I woke up and began to prepare for John & Charisse’s wedding.  And then, life changed.  Last week I realized I somehow lost a month – did you miss me??  I apologize for being away for so long…but I’m back! The few days  between the wedding and leaving for the […]

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Magic On The Dance Floor

February 10, 2017

Once in a while life mimics a fairy tale, and magic happens on the dance floor.  Does this couple look familiar?   Meet John & Charisse, who are simply made for each other, and who met when John asked Charisse to dance one evening.  They're getting married TOMORROW! I've been blessed to know these two; they […]

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