I’ve got to admit, dancing virtually is getting a little old.  I keep wondering when life is going to return to normal, and it’s a conscious effort to squash the fear that it may not for a long time…if ever.  Meeting with you in person is so helpful, isn’t it?  I’m glad we have that option again.  Like you, I would rather not get sick and die, and I’d prefer no one does. Since we never know what’s around the river bend, it makes sense to make informed decisions.  I hope we don’t focus on avoiding sickness & death so much that we do not LIVE, while we still can.  Seeing each other, talking, and dancing is what life is all about, for me.  I love and miss you all!!

So, I’m doing my best to keep us all busy for the rest of the week:

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

  • Zjozzy’s Funk by Petra Van de Velde (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Greater Than Me by Maggie Gallagher  (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Toes by Rachael McEnaney (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Blue Lights Chasing by Joey Warren (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Ex’s & Oh’s by Amy Glass (reviewed, danced twice)
  • Riverbank by Lynn Card (reviewed, danced twice)

– Intermediate IN-PERSON Line Dance Class from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST Inside at Judy’s, Aurora, $8
– *NEW!* INTERMEDIATE 1 IN-PERSON Line Dance Class from 5:30 – 7:00 pm CST Inside in Wheaton, $8 (no pre-registration needed)
 – *NEW!* BEGINNER 2 IN-PERSON Line Dance Class from 7:15 – 8:45 pm CST Inside in Wheaton, $8 (no pre-registration needed)

FRIDAY 9/11:
– Intermediate Night – IN-PERSON Line Dancing from 6:00 – 9:00 pm CST, Inside at Judy’s, Aurora, $10 (pre-register at www.dancewithjanet.com/upcomingevents)

– Beginner 2 VIRTUAL Line Dance Class from 10:00 – 11:15 am CST, $24/3 classes (Session 4, Class #1 of 3, Recording Provided)

  • Watermelon Crawl by Sue Lipscomb
  • Can’t Blame It On The Booze by Rob Holley
  • Honey I’m Good by Lynn Card

SUNDAY 9/13:
– BRIDGE Dance from 1:00 – 4:00 pm CST, Inside in Wheaton, $10 (limit of 20, pre-register at www.dancewithjanet.com/upcomingevents, address will be provided in emailed registration receipt)



  1. Are you ready to Line Dance In Person again?  BEGINNER 1, BEGINNER 2 (IMPROVER), & INTERMEDIATE Inside Line Dance Classes resume after Labor Day at the following Park Districts (other Beginner 2 & Intermediate groups meet at alternate locations, check www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule for exact locations & times):
  • Bloomingdale (B1, taught by Cathy)
  • Butterfield (B1-2, taught by Karen)
  • Darien (B1, taught by Betsy)
  • Glendale Heights (B1, instructor not finalized)
  • Hoffman Estates (B1, taught by Cathy)
  • Warrenville (Easy Intermediate, taught by Janet)
  • West Chicago (B1, instructor not finalized)
  • Wheaton (B1 – various instructors & B2 – taught by Cathy on Mondays & Karen on Wednesdays)
  1. Guest Instructor ROB HOLLEY will be joining me (will you, too??) for 3 upcoming VIRTUAL classes:
    1. Friday 9/18 Beginner 2, 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8
    2. Saturday 9/19 Beginner 2 (Session 4, Class 2), 10:00 – 11:15 am CST
    3. Monday 9/21 Beginner 1, 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
  2. Upcoming INDIVIDUAL Class Cancellations (sorry…):
    1. Monday 9/21 7 pm Virtual class is CANCELLED
    2. Tuesday 9/22 10 am Driveway Intermediate Dancing is CANCELLED
    3. Tuesday 9/22 2 pm Warrenville Easy Intermediate Line Dance Class is CANCELLED
    4. Tuesday 9/22 6 pm Driveway Beginner 2 Dancing is CANCELLED

DWJ Mask Policy:  Masks are optional.  When we dance inside, it’s with limited attendance in a big space so we can be adequately spaced apart and comfortably line dance without masks.  During classes in Park Districts, that rule applies also, but masks are required in common areas.  Additionally, Wheaton Park District requires masks the entire time we are in one of their facilities, even when we’re dancing.

As always, sign up for virtual lessons at www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual.  I’m so delighted to be dancing in person with you again!

Love ya!