Have we made it to the one-week mark yet of the new world? I think so, but I’m not sure. So many things have changed so quickly that my head is still spinning. 

Anyway, it appears that the new normal is VIRTUAL DANCES, where I will be dancing in my kitchen (I’ll do a one-wall run through first) and you will dance along with me wherever you are. Good thing we were ready for this!!  I will debut the first one tonight from 7 to 9 pm CST, and you can register till 5 pm today at http://www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual. Here’s the playlist, although not in this order:

  • Adventure 45
  • Askin’ Questions
  • Blue Note
  • Crazy Foot Mambo
  • Dizzy
  • Double Scoop
  • Four on the Floor
  • Get Wild
  • Gypsy Queen
  • Hottie on Two
  • Cruisin’
  • Lay Low
  • Lonely Drum
  • My T-Shirt
  • Rebel Just for Kicks
  • Senorita La La La
  • Skip
  • Vanotek Cha
  • Wanna Be
  • Who’s Up All Night

This first one, at least, will be an INTERMEDIATE Virtual Dance.  I will NOT be running through the beginner dances for these songs, only the intermediate ones.  It’s hard to do split floors with only one person…


  Make sure to have water nearby, as we will be stopping for water breaks every three songs or so. The CDC recommends we drink every 15 minutes to wash out any nasties that we might have in our throats, as this virus begins with a sore throat. The recording will be provided, as well, so you’ll have a 2 hour Dance-Along video.  I suggest you DOWNLOAD THE RECORDING FROM DROPBOX when you receive it, as it doesn’t sync up well thru the internet.  It used to, but too many people are using it nowadays.  

I will be hosting an Intermediate Virtual Dance on Tuesday night also, from 7-9 pm again, and will send out a subsequent email with that playlist. Each of these dances will be available as a recording as well, so I’m trying to mix up what we do to ensure a variety of dances. It will take me a couple of weeks to go through my entire playlist but that will make it entertaining, and help us remember our dances!  It looks like we’ll have time.  I’m planning on running virtual dances every Tuesday and Friday night. I’ll let you know more as time goes on.  I will do at least one of these dances as a Beginner 1/2 dance, so everyone can participate.  Last Sunday’s BRIDGE (Beginner 1) dance will be available soon online; it’s still being edited.

Regarding classes, I will continue to offer a REVISED VIRTUAL SCHEDULE, as a Shelter-In-Place (lockdown) order for Illinois is expected to be released at 3 pm CST today.  Classes will all be VIRTUAL and will feature a NEW DANCE at every class (register at http://www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual, our new favorite webpage) and will be broadcasted live with recording provided:

  • Mondays – Intermediate, 7:00 to 8:30
  • Wednesdays – Beginner 2, 5:30 to 6:45
  • Wednesdays – Intermediate, 7:00 to 8:30

Instructor Training has been POSTPONED for this weekend.  Let’s see how this shakes out…our minds are all distracted.  I’m not sure when or how to reschedule it as of yet.

The April 4th Meet and Greet at my home has been RESCHEDULED to June 20th. I hope and pray everything will have settled down by then.


Love ya!