The Means ARE The End

So many want whatever they want, and will do whatever it takes to get it.  The going motto in life is:  If It Feels Good, Do It.  The Ends Justify The Means.  If I Want It, I Deserve To Have It.  These are all different ways to say the same thing.  I vehemently disagree; HOW…

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Trusting The Process

Trusting The Process has got to be one of the most, if not THE most, difficult things in life.  Since we can’t control the vast majority of situations that occur – we can ONLY control our reactions to them – when we are confronted with challenges, we often “freak out”.  The words in this picture summarize…

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No Drama…What’s In Its Place?

I dance with HUNDREDS of you every week, in classes and at evening dances.  Each and every time we get together, there’s something missing:  DRAMA.  In it’s place?  PEACE.  I see you laughing, talking, dancing, and basically being in healthy, happy relationships with each other.  Repeatedly I’ve seen and heard of problems being solved between…

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Celebrating Varonne’s 92nd Birthday!!

Have you heard that people line dance as young as 4, and as old as…well, I’m not sure!?  Varonne has been dancing for quite a while, and tonight we’ll be celebrating her 92nd BIRTHDAY at our dance at the West Chicago VFW 6791.  Come join the party!  She’s asked for no presents, just dances with the fellas!  We have a…

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Dance CANCELLED Tonight!

The Elgin American Legion venue has not worked out.  We’ll be replacing it with the ELGIN VFW 1307 (YES, the hall where DJ Dave hosts his dances) for the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, starting MAY 31st.  I’ve CANCELLED the dance for tonight as we will not be returning to the Elgin American Legion. I’m hosting dances this Saturday and Sunday in Warrenville.  Sunday’s dance will be…

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Becoming A Better Dancer (Part 2)

Bet you thought I’d forgotten our series on becoming a better dancer.  Nope; just got a smidge distracted with the closing of Cadillac Ranch and the relocation of the danceaholics of my acquaintance.  And there are quite a few!  Spend the next few minutes with me as I delve into Part 2 (filmed during the…

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Ready For A New Venue?

You aren't getting itchy to try a new place to dance, are you?  Really?  You're ready for a new venue?  Cuz I've got one, starting TONIGHT!  It's the same one we're alternating with the Wheaton VFW on Tuesday nights, but we're starting it THIS FRIDAY, and we'll still be there on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, starting this Tuesday, May 10th. …

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Grieving With One Of Our Own

We are a community, and as such, when one of our own loses someone especially close, we all bind together and grieve with them. Bethany Young has been an active dancer for many years, and you probably recognize her.  She attended our dance this past Friday at the West Chicago VFW.  Friday after the dance her husband John was tragically…

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Fermilab Goes COUNTRY!

It's another outstanding day!  How wonderful that we have another day to live.  Tomorrow we'll dance at the West Chicago VFW 6791, and guess what?  On Saturday, FERMILAB is hosting our dance from 7 – 10 pm!  For many years, various dances have been held in Kuhn Barn, and this weekend it's our turn.  FERMILAB GOES COUNTRY, HOORAY!! What a ride…

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