Good Evening!

I was blessed this past weekend to see a lot of familiar faces at a couple of outdoor Country concerts.  We danced, laughed, and were sensitive to different opinions (meaning, we were as close or far apart as we felt comfortable).  I’m pleased to see a new normal emerging that’s doable long term!

New this week is the finalized version of the DWJ Monthly Dance Pass for $80.  It worked well these last two months, so we’re running it again in July & August.  This is separate from loading your DWJ gift card with $80 and receiving a complimentary $8 dance or class.  Same price; different deal! Grab one at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual – drop me a line if you already paid for some classes that are included and I’ll adjust your account. Consider registering for all your classes now, at the beginning of the month, so you don’t miss any.

Additionally, a new FREE Virtual Beginner 1 class debuts tomorrow morning at 10 am CST (details below).  Virtual Beginner 2 dancing returns NEXT FRIDAY 7/17 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST (sorry; it’s been a challenge to place this group!!).  We’ve updated the teaching page to include all the classes & dances offered (whether in-person or virtual); please visit https://www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule to see the entire schedule (choose your level of dance).  You’ll find registration links there, as well.

In-Person Classes are filling up at various park districts:
Bloomingdale – Beg. 1 starting 7/22, location TBD
Butterfield – Beg. 1 starting 7/23, indoors in a big room; masks optional
Darien – Beg. 1 starting 7/30, indoors in a big room; masks optional
Glendale Heights – Beg. 1 starting 7/20, location TBD
Hoffman Estates – Beg. 1 starting 7/16, indoors in a big room; masks optional
Itasca – Beg. 1 starting 7/20, location TBD
Wheaton – Beg. 1 starting 7/15, outdoors in the Community Center parking lot
Warrenville – Intermediate starting 7/14 indoors the MPR; masks optional  

And now, this week’s schedule:

MONDAY 7/6:
– Beginner 1 Virtual Class from 10:00 – 11:00 am CST thru Elgin Senior Center’s website, FREE (visit https://seniorservicesassoc.org/events/, 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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82781920509?pwd=QXplblFjcEVBSFFoRFhtdEhJeStvdz09

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

  1. Wonderland Waltz by Rob Fowler (full teach, danced two or three times)
  2. 50 Ways by Pat Stott (full teach, danced two or three times)
  3. Lady Gaga by Michele Peron (full teach, danced two or three times)

TUESDAY 7/7:

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

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

  1. Creepin’ by Unknown
  2. Can’t Stop The Dance by Lynn Card
  3. Sleazy Slide by Unknown

WEDNESDAY 7/8:

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

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

  1. We Were Us by Lynn Card (reviewed, danced twice)
  2. 50 Ways by Pat Stott (reviewed, danced twice)
  3. Beer For My Horses by Christine Bass (reviewed, danced twice)
  4. Lady Gaga by Michele Peron (reviewed, danced twice)
  5. Cool Whip by Judy McDonald (reviewed, danced twice)
  6. Wonderland Waltz by Rob Fowler (reviewed, danced twice)

THURSDAY 7/9:
– Intermediate In-Person Drop-In Driveway Dancing in Aurora from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– Intermediate In-Person Class at Fran’s, Glendale Heights from 6-7:30 pm CST, $8 (limit of 7 people, register at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule)

FRIDAY 7/10:
– Beginner 2 In-Person Drop-In Driveway Dancing in the parking lot of Faith Baptist Church, 27W010 Parkway Dr. (at County Farm), Winfield from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– Intermediate In-Person Dance at Judy’s house, Aurora from 6:00 – 9:00 pm CST, $10 (limit of 10 people, register at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule

SATURDAY 7/11:

– HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO COURTNEY!!

I encourage you to pick up a pre-recorded class if you are itching for more virtual line dancing.  You’ll find quite a collection of lessons & dances at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual from which to choose!  As always, registration for virtual classes is accepted until 5 p.m. the day of the virtual class or dance at https://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.  

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

Love ya!
Janet