Good Morning!

I have news!

My line dance world is returning a bit more to normal, even though it’s obviously changed.  I’m personally leading up to three gatherings of dancing per day; boy, does it refresh my soul.  These get-togethers have the feel of classes, since they’re with small groups of about 10, but they’re not.  To have line dances thoroughly taught, please refer to a “Class” designation.  Official in-person Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 classes are gearing up to re-start after Labor Day in various park districts, and the schedule has been updated online.  Any time it takes a while to list what’s going on, it’s a good thing!  Please visit www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule and click on your level of interest; we have a LOT of options for line dancing for you now.  Still, it’s good to summarize the virtual classes, as the deadline for registration is Sunday evening at 9:00 pm.  Due to the number of people involved and the new “Covid normal”, teaching line dances virtually remains the best option. 

Additionally, an official Beginner 2 curriculum has been finalized.  54 of the most popular Beginner 2/Improver dances (in the DWJ world as well as in the Chicagoland area) have been assembled into SIX sessions of nine dances, like the Beginner 1 curriculum.  I’ll begin filming these on Monday afternoon, August 17th, and you’re welcome to join me LIVE as I do so!

REMINDER:  Beginner 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing from 10:00 – 11:30 am has been moved to my garage on Fridays, effective THIS MORNING!  Hope to see you soon!

MONDAY 8/17:

– 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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81330493032?pwd=djF6TXQzWFcraWFZdW5uellaMFlrQT09

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

  • Tush Push by Jim Ferrazzano & Kenneth Engel
  • Senorita La La La by Julia Wetzel
  • Cherry Bomb by Unknown

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

  • Roll With The Wind by Cato Larsen (full teach, danced two or three times)
  • Swing Time Boogie by Scott Blevins (full teach, danced two or three times)

TUESDAY 8/18:
– 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 Monday 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

WEDNESDAY 8/19:
 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

, Departments, Life Enrichment, Virtual Program Opportunities)

– Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Class from 6:30 – 7:45 pm CST in the Wheaton gym, 1777 S. Blanchard Rd (www.wheatonparkdistrict.com)

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

  • Chasing Down A Good Time by Dan Albro (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Goin’ Hamm (Crank It Up) by Trevor Thornton  (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Key Lime Pie by Barry Durand (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Play That Sax by Michael Metzger (reviewed, danced twice)
  • VHS by Roby Holley (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Wonderland Waltz by Rob Fowler (reviewed, danced twice)

THURSDAY 8/20:
– Intermediate IN-PERSON Line Dancing from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST at Judy’s, Aurora, $8

– Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Class from 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST at 1685 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates (www.heparks.org)

– Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Class from 6:30 – 7:45 pm CST at 7301 Fairview Ave.,  in Darien (www.darienparks.com)

FRIDAY 8/21:
– Beginner 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing  from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST in my garage, West Chicago, $8

SATURDAY 8/22:
– Beginner 2 VIRTUAL Class from 10:00 – 11:15 am CST, $24/3 classes (Session 2, Class #1 of 3, Recording Provided)

  • County Line Cha Cha by Unknown
  • Swamp Thang by Max Perry
  • Come Dance With Me by Jo Thompson-Szymanski


Love ya!
Janet