I am getting tired of processing all these changes.  The newest one to announce is this:

Wheaton Park District is now requiring face coverings during all inside activities, including line dances where we are adequately spaced apart.  Therefore, the Bridge dances tonight and Friday the 21st, as well as the Bridge dances on Tuesday the 11th & 18th, have been cancelled.  I’m sorry, but I can’t dance and lead dances and call dances in a mask; I tried, and almost passed out.  It just doesn’t work for me.  I do, however, have a Plan B.  Or is it Plan M by now?  I lost track.

  • Tonight’s dance will be a smaller gathering at Judy’s where we can still have mixed levels and easier dances.  It’ll be a Kinda-Bridge.
  • I’m in negotiations with three other locations for Friday the 21st
  • Tuesday the 11th will now be a Beginner 2 lesson in my garage for a small group of 6-8 people
  • If I can’t land a new location for Tuesday the 18th, I’ll host another Beginner 2 lesson in my garage

MONDAY 8/10:
– Beginner 1 VIRTUAL Class from 10:00 – 11:00 am CST thru Elgin Senior Center’s website, FREE (visit http://www.seniorservicesassoc.org, News & Events in the blue menu bar, Elgin Events, Events Calendar on the very bottom left, View Details under Line Dancing With Janet – you must register and the link will then be sent to you)

– Touch Base Today thru ZOOM from 12:30 – 1:00 pm CST:

– Intermediate VIRTUAL Class from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8 (Recording Provided)

  • Roll With The Wind by Cato Larsen (full teach, danced two or three times)
  • Stuck On You by Sue Ridder (full teach, danced two or three times)

– Intermediate IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST in my garage, West Chicago, $8

– Intermediate IN-PERSON Class from 2:00 – 3:15 pm CST in Warrenville, $8/$9 (limit of 9 people, register by Monday at http://www.warrenvilleparks.org or call 630.393.7279)

– BEGINNER 2 IN-PERSON Class from 6:00 – 7:30 pm CST in my garage, West Chicago, $8

– Beginner 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing
 from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST in the parking lot of Faith Baptist Church, 27W010 Parkway Dr. (at County Farm), Winfield, $8

– Beginner 2 VIRTUAL Class from 2:00 – 3:00 pm CST, FREE (visit http://www.hanover-township.org, Departments, Life Enrichment, Virtual Program Opportunities)

– Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Class  from 6:30 – 7:45 pm CST in the Wheaton gym, 1777 S. Blanchard Rd (www.wheatonparkdistrict.com)

– Intermediate Review VIRTUAL Class from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8 (Recording Provided)

  • Speak With Your Heart by Peter Metelnick & Alison Biggs  (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Adventure 45 by Ria Vos & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Swing Time Boogie by Scott Blevins (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Shotgun [Twist] by Unknown (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Mom the Bomb by Neils Poulsen & Alexis Strong (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Hypnotized Cha by Simon Ward (reviewed, danced twice)

– Intermediate IN-PERSON Class from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST at Judy’s, Aurora, $8

– Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Class from 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST at 1685 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates (www.heparks.org)

– Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Class from 6:30 – 7:45 pm CST at 7301 Fairview Ave.,  in Darien (www.darienparks.com)

FRIDAY 8/14:
– Beginner 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing  from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST in my garage, West Chicago, $8


Courtney is back at her other job and so needs to receive VIRTUAL class registrations (https://www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual) for the week by 9 pm SUNDAY evening.  If you register after that time, she cannot guarantee that you receive the link for the live class in time to attend (you would still receive the recording).  Thank you for understanding, and for planning out your week’s schedule in advance.  Two additional reminders:

  • You can use your DWJ card to order ANY item on the website; simply enter the card number in the credit card number field and put 12/99 in the expiration date & 111 as the 3-digit code.  ALL classes and dances can be found at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule. All Intermediate lessons of NEW line dances will remain VIRTUAL so we can dance as much as possible in-person
  • Beginner 2 classes & dances are morphing to in-person gatherings.  I’ll do my best to add another virtual Beginner 2 class SOON!!

Love ya!