Good Morning!

Thankfully, Illinois continues to reopen.  Because this is a gradual return to normal, line dance classes and dances are still in flux:

1) I’m hosting outdoor, live, in-person line dancing from 10 – 11:30 am Monday – Friday mornings this week for those of you who are ready to go out.  These are small groups and no RSVP is required, as we are outside and have plenty of space between us.  New this week is an OUTDOOR INTERMEDIATE 3-HOUR LINE DANCE on Friday night with Ray from Delaware, who will be in town this weekend.  Details are below; I hope this schedule works for you so we can dance together!!  I’m also working on securing indoor locations where we can dance in small groups, as the restrictions relax.

2) I’m still filming virtual line dances and classes Monday – Friday evenings at 7:00 pm CST for those of you who do not feel comfortable going out yet, and will be doing so through the end of August.  I know virtual line dancing is getting old, and yet it’s not feasible for some of you to go out yet.  I suggest you consider dancing to a live or pre-recorded class with 1-3 others who are in your immediate circle.  A group that small can fit into a living room or kitchen to dance, and the social interaction will benefit everyone!  Meeting together for a line dance led by me virtually is a valid option.  Some of you can fit 10 in your basement or family room – call some friends and dance! 

3) Thursday evenings now alternate between Beginner 2 virtual lessons and a Beginner 2, 18-song virtual dance.  Hope you enjoy it; Ray will co-host with me this week!  Try it; you may like it!

MONDAY 6/22:
– Beginner 2 In-Person Line Dancing in the parking lot of Faith Baptist Church, 27W010 Parkway Dr. (at County Farm), Winfield from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– Touch Base Today thru ZOOM from 12:30 – 1:00 pm CST:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89354235094?pwd=MElCZnhGM2tjNk9tZ3lValNoYWltdz09

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

  1. Better When I’m Dancing by Julia Wetzel (full teach, danced 2-3 times)
  2. Ride That Train by Scott Blevins (full teach, danced 2-3 times)
  3. Little Honky Tonk Bar by Trevor Thornton & Kelly Cavallaro (full teach, danced 2-3 times)

TUESDAY 6/23:
– Intermediate In-Person Line Dancing – in the parking lot outside my condo or my garage, West Chicago from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– NEW SESSION BEGINS of Brand New Line Dancers/Beginner 1 Virtual Class from 7:00 – 8:00 pm CST – Class #1 of 3, $24 for all three classes (Recording Provided)

  1. Scoot by Mae Clayton & Joel Hollon
  2. Shut Up & Dance by Lynn Card
  3. Cowgirls’ Twist by Bill Bader

WEDNESDAY 6/24:

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

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

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

  1. Walk the Line by Sandy Larkins (reviewed, danced twice)
  2. Thirsty by Rob Holley (reviewed, danced twice)
  3. Four on the Floor by Matt Thompson & Mishi Ziminski (reviewed, danced twice) 
  4. Sugar Honey I.T. by Johanna Barnes (reviewed, danced twice)
  5. We Are Tonight by Dan Albro (reviewed, danced twice)
  6. Mucara Walk by John Steel (reviewed, danced twice)  

THURSDAY 6/25:
– Intermediate In-Person Line Dancing in Kim’s driveway, Geneva from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– Beginner 2 Virtual Line Dancing with Janet & Ray from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, All dances run through once, $8 (Recording Provided) 

  1. I’m Free by Jill Babinec, Roy Verdonk, & Raymond Sarlemijn
  2. Watermelon Crawl by Sue Lipscomb
  3. Sittin’ Pretty by Craig Miyamoto
  4. Cruisin’ by Neil Hale
  5. What Makes You Country by Rob Holley
  6. Goin’ Hamm (aka Crank It Up) by Trevor Thornton
  7. Tush Push by Jim Ferrazzano & Kenneth Engel
  8. Senorita La La La by Julia Wetzel
  9. Country Bump by Darren Bailey
  10. Skip by Pat Griffiths
  11. VHS by Rob Holley & Lynne Martino
  12. Shotgun Jenny by Kathy Kelly Brown
  13. Boot Scootin’ Boogie by Bill Bader
  14. DHSS by Gaye Teather
  15. Come Dance With Me by Jo Thompson-Szymanski
  16. New Tattoo by Rob Holley
  17. County Line Cha Cha by Unknown
  18. Back on Texas Time by Gail Dawson

FRIDAY 6/26:
– Intermediate In-Person Line Dancing in the parking lot outside my condo or my garage, West Chicago from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– Intermediate Line Dancing with Janet & Ray, All dances run through once, $10
    +LIVE, IN-PERSON Dance from 6:00 – 9:00 pm CST, REGISTRATION REQUIRED as Attendance is Limited (address provided in your receipt, location may change) at http://www.dancewithjanet.com/upcomingevents
    +Recording available at http://www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual. You may have to watch this recording another time.  Ray and I will record it before Friday 6/26, but it may not be in your inbox by 7 pm (Courtney will try).  We will be dancing this same playlist LIVE on the driveway from 6:00 – 9:00 pm that night.

  1. Crazy Foot Mambo by Paul McAdam
  2. Obsessed Roxanne Moates, Luke Watson, & Stephen Watson
  3. Hypnotized Cha by Simon Ward
  4. Adventure 45 by Ria Vos & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane
  5. Who’s Up All Night by Brandon Zahorsky
  6. So Just Dance, Dance, Dance by Jose Miguel Belloque Vane & Guillaume Richard
  7. Shot of Tequila by Fred Whitehouse
  8. Four on the Floor by Matt Thompson & Mishi Ziminski
  9. Rebel Just For Kicks by Ria Vos
  10. Jukebox by Jo Thompson-Szymanski
  11. Half Past Tipsy by Maddison Glover & Rachael McEnaney-White
  12. Vanotek Cha by Gary O’Reilly
  13. Can’t Blame It On The Booze by Rob Holley
  14. Get Wild by Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Maddison Glover
  15. Wild Nights by Dan Albro
  16. Walk the Line by Sandy Larkin
  17. I’m On A Roll by Rob Holley
  18. Play That Sax by Michael Metzger
  19. Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Jo Thompson-Szymanski, Guyton Mundy, & Amy Glass-Bailey
  20. Chill Factor by Daniel Whittaker & Haley Westhead
  21. Stitches by Amy Glass-Bailey
  22. Askin’ Questions by Larry Bass
  23. Uno Dos Tres by Sherry McClure
  24. River Bank by Lynn Card
  25. Lay Low by Darren Bailey
  26. Hootenanny by John Robinson
  27. Tragedy by Lynn Card
  28. Soul Shake by Fred Whitehouse
  29. Zjozzy’s Funk by Petra Van de Velde
  30. Sugar Honey I.T. by Johanna Barnes
  31. Blue Ain’t Your Color by Lisa McCammon
  32. Champagne Promise by Tina Argyle

SATURDAY 6/27:

– Intermediate In-Person Line Dancing in Julie’s driveway, Bloomingdale from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, NO COST as this is a practice event & I will not be there (it’s Instructor Training weekend for me).

As always, registration is accepted until 5 p.m. the day of the virtual  event at http://www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual.  You’ll receive a recording within 2 days after the event.  If there’s a problem with the live transmission, you’ll have a perfect recording to return to later.  You should have plenty of Dance Along videos by now!!

See you on the dance floor – virtually AND in-person!

Love ya!
Janet