May Schedule Changes

Happy May Day!!  Every day more of the world reopens, and it warms my heart!  Thus, the DWJ world of dance lessons is changing yet again… MONDAYS remain the same; VIRTUAL Beginner 1 at 10 am and VIRTUAL Intermediate at 7 pm TUESDAYS…WELL!! Beginner 2 in-person lessons from 10 – 11:30 am at LOVV The Dance Studio are really filling up!  It’s so good to see so…

Texas is OPEN!

All my bags are packed (sort of); I’m ready to go (well, kinda). Tomorrow morning I leave with Betsy & Sherri for Dallas Texas for a line dance convention! While a couple of events have run since covid, this will be MY first in over a year. I am SO GLAD the world is starting…

April’s INTERMEDIATE Schedule

Intermediate Classes are a bit in flux. Virtual classes are changing, as the world is re-opening and in-person classes and dances are re-populating.  I’m therefore trying to figure out how to best offer online classes.  I have a new plan for April & May. I’ll be introducing major, circuit intermediate dances which will take some time to…

How My Was-band Messed Up My Schedule

Life has been kind of wonky lately.  I’ve been working from Elgin these past 2 weeks, as I’ve been helping Jeff recover from triple hernia surgery.  Jeff and I were married for 15 years, and even though we’ve been divorced since 2014, we’ve remained friends.  I was honored when he asked for my support, and I’ve been pleased…

Breaking News about Spotted Fox

Starting TONIGHT, I’ll be teaching FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS at SPOTTED FOX ALE HOUSE in St. Charles(3615 E. Main St./Rte 64, across from Charlestowne Mall) for the next two weekends (3/5, 3/6, 3/12, & 3/13)!!!  Dance Couples AND Lines from 8 pm – midnight with DJ Jim on FRIDAYS & DJ Artie on SATURDAYS!  No cover, just great food, music, and PEOPLE!!  It warms…

Next Up: Couples Lessons!!

You asked for it; you’ve got it!  I received approval from the WHEATON VFW (0N731 Papworth St.) to stay an extra hour after our dances on Sunday afternoons.  I’ll be teaching COUPLES LESSONS from 4:15 – 5:15 on those Sundays with Ray, when he’s in town (which will be more often than you’d expect; he’s retired now!!).  We’ll introduce lead & follow moves in…

Online Intermediate March 2021 Schedule

Good Morning! Thank you again for continuing to dance with me during this shutdown.  It has TOTALLY kept our brains sharp and engaged, hasn’t it?  This new normal isn’t as weird as it used to be; I’m impressed that we’ve adapted so well.  GO US!! I heard people enjoyed the choreographer-themed dance classes in January & February, so…

Live Dancing Is Returning!!

How AWESOME! The world is reopening and we now have some solid venues for dancing in person on the weekends! In addition to the dances I host, Spotted Fox in St. Charles (3615 E. Main St./Rte 64, across from Charlestowne Mall) is open for dancing every Friday and Saturday evening.  Estelle hosts on Fridays, and I’m be there…

Meet My New DJ!

This past summer I visited Hideaway Brew Garden and met country’s newest talent – DJ ATLAS!!  He and I hit it off right away, and we’ll be co-hosting venues more and more as things continue to re-open.  He is debuting country dancing at Brauer Haus in Lombard on Thursdays starting this week, February 4th (it’s on 53 just east…

It’s Not Over Yet…

Although the availability of the covid vaccine has people breathing easier, the lockdown isn’t over yet.  The world is slowly reopening, yet many are still willingly staying home.  Nothing wrong with that, as everyone has different comfort levels.  Although I do go out, I’ve been catching up on my reading and organizing my new place, and binge watching…