I took the plunge yesterday and brought in a new dog, which many have heard about already.  To say I’m picky about names is an understatement; I looked at about 3000 in all my areas of interest to find the perfect one!  Thank you for all your suggestions on Facebook.  As I type, he’s laying at my feet in my office.  It’s been a bit tense at times, as we don’t know each other yet, but I’m hopeful it’ll work out.  I’ve fostered and/or adopted close to 40 dogs in my 21 years of association in rescue (Adopt A Husky, Inc. & Illinois Alaskan Malamute Association), but I haven’t had a new dog in 7 years.  I’m rusty and out of practice with breaking in new dogs, but I’ve got fantastic support.  My new boy slept through his first night, has stopped his frantic “what’s going on?” pacing, and had an hour in the crate (under protest, but we made it through).  The first 24 hours is over;  it will only get better from here.  So, meet Kavik the Wolf Dog, and let’s hope things shake out!  It should be interesting to see how we get through virtual line dance classes tomorrow!! 

Reminder:  Registration for virtual classes is at www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual and is due by 9 pm Sunday (for Mondays especially!).  Thanks for understanding!

Here’s the schedule thru Wednesday, so it’s not so overwhelming:

MONDAY 8/24:
– Beginner 1 VIRTUAL Line Dancing 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:

– Beginner 2 VIRTUAL Class from 2:00 – 3:15 pm CST, $24/3 classes (Session 1, Class #2 of 3, Recording Provided)

  • Goin’ Hamm (aka Crank It Up) by Trevor Thornton
  • Jo & Jo Tango by Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Rita Jo Thompson
  • I’m Yours by Pam & Eagle Lindsey

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

  • Roll With The Wind by Cato Larsen (FOR REAL THIS TIME!!! Full teach, danced 2-3 times)
  • Back It Up by Dancin’ Terry (full teach, danced 2-3 times)

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

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

–  BEGINNER 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing 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 Line Dancing 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)

  • Can You Two Step by Frank Trace (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Get Wild by Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Maddison Glover  (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Double Scoop by Jill Babinec, Rosie Multari, Derek Steele, & Deb Pancoast (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Rockin’ Robin by Peter Metelnick (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Hottie on Two by John Robinson (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Coconut Water by Trevor Thornton (reviewed, danced twice) 

UPDATE:  Beginner 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing from 10:00 – 11:30 am on Fridays has been CANCELLED due to low turnout, effective this week.  Keep enjoying your weekends!!

Love ya!