There’s nothing like a wedding to make a mother get all teary-eyed!!  My daughters are both in their 20’s, and my older one, Jessica, is getting married this Saturday in her “new” (since grad school) hometown of Louisville, KY, to the most perfect man in the world for her, David Henry.  Want to attend?  The wedding will be on a live You Tube broadcast, so Jess’ 99 year old great-grandmother can watch it.  She said it was ok to share the link with you, too, as so many of you have watched her grow up.

Tune in on Saturday, September 1st, at 2:30 CST:

Jessa started line dancing at 8 years old at Willowbrook Ballroom, and 21 years later, she still dances!  Of course she remembers the dancers she has known most of her life, and I’ll be hosting a “reception dance” for all of us to be together again and celebrate with the newlyweds in November.  Keep your eyes open for your evite!

I couldn’t be happier for Jessa and David!  He’s a wonderful man –  and she of course is a wonderful woman – and I wish them both the very best!!!


  • Windy City Line Dance Mania arrives at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont 10/4 – 10/7.  Prices increase 9/1 so register TODAY and save the $20 increase!  Visit for registration info; you’ll need the regular weekend pass for $135.  My hotel room block is full but you can still attend the best line dance convention in the country!!
  • Class Changes:
    • This Thursday’s 8/30 1:00 St. Charles Intermediate class will meet at 6:00 instead WITH the DanceAttics  (at the Geneva American Legion).  Courtney will be leading
    • Couples classes will resume September 13th in the Willow Point Room #210 at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard St.
    • Wednesday’s Wheaton Beginner 2 class scheduled to start on 9/12 at 5:30 has been cancelled for this session and moved to Monday at 5:30, effective thru the end of 2018
    • Wednesday’s Wheaton Intermediate class scheduled to start 9/12 will meet at 8 pm instead of 7 pm, effective thru the end of 2018
    • All Wheaton line dance classes starting in September move back to the Mary Lupko Center (formerly the Leisure Center), 208 W. Union, for the duration of the school year
    • TONS of new classes debut in September, including ones in Mt. Prospect, Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn (thru Butterfield Park District), West Chicago, and Front Street Dance Center.  Check for all the details
  • Instructor Training:
    • Would YOU like to join the Dance With Janet teaching team, or start teaching wherever you are?  I will be offering my exclusive Instructor Training on September 22nd-23rd at my home in West Chicago, IL.  I’ll only be in-person ONCE this calendar year, so be sure to grab this opportunity while it’s here!
    • Visit to reserve your spot
  • The 2019 Dance With Janet Cruise:
    • We sail MARCH 1 – 10, 2019 from Miami, but will be flying into Ft. Lauderdale as a group and taking a group shuttle to the Miami port.  At only $80/night (including  lodging, all-you-can-eat food, taxes & port charges, and visits to the A-B-C Islands), it’s unbeatable in price OR destinations!! Catch all the details at; Harlan is accepting reservations (our room block is ALMOST 2/3 FULL)!!  I have a couple of people in the queue who are looking for roommates, so if you might be too, let’s talk!
    • If you’ve booked your flight to and/or from the cruise, please forward your itinerary upon booking to  We’ll then let you know who else in your area is traveling when you are, and help facilitate carpools to the airports
  • Have you “LIKED” my Dance With Janet Facebook page, along with the TENS OF THOUSANDS of fans who have?  Pop on over to and click the “LIKE” button to keep up on what’s new!  All the photos from dances are posted to my Facebook page, as well as the PHOTOS tab of my website

See you on the dance floor!  You are loved!!!