Are you ready?  We are able to gather in small groups for line dancing again (Mask Policy is listed at the end of this post).  It’s not the same as pre-covid, but it’s as close as we can get, given the circumstances!  At least we are together again; I’ve been missing you all so much!!  We’re keeping the numbers low so there’s adequate space between us.  Please join us, if you feel comfortable!  The more we dance, the better our brains work…and with all the stress in the world nowadays, we need all the help we can get!

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

MONDAY 9/14:
– 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 – Hop on and tell me what’s going on in your life!  Click here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81001002966?pwd=MFBSUGZHVHJ1U2R6QURhd0d2OUpOQT09

– Beginner 2 VIRTUAL Line Dance Class from 2:00 – 3:15 pm CST, $24/3 classes (Session 3, Class #1 of 3, FULL TEACHES of 3 Line Dances, Recording Provided – CLASS #2 WILL BROADCAST NEXT THURSDAY 9/24 AT 2:00 CST INSTEAD OF MONDAY 9/21)

  • Cruisin’ by Neil Hale
  • New Tattoo by Rob Holley
  • Jackhammer Stomp by Gene Hayes

– Intermediate VIRTUAL Line Dance Class from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8 (FULL TEACHES of 2 Line Dances, Recording Provided)

  • Levels by Will Craig (full teach, danced 2-3 times)
  • Fresh by John Robinson (full teach, danced 2-3 times)

TUESDAY 9/15:
– Intermediate 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST in my garage, West Chicago, $8

– Easy Intermediate 1 IN-PERSON Line Dance Class 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

WEDNESDAY 9/16:
 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)

*NEW* Beginner 2 IN-PERSON Line Dance Class from 5:30 – 6:45 pm CST (taught by Karen), Wheaton (register at www.wheatonparkdistrict.com)

– *NEW* Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Line Dance Class from 6:30 – 7:45 pm CST (taught by Julie), Wheaton (register at www.wheatonparkdistrict.com)

– *NEW* Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Line Dance Class from 7:00 – 8:15 pm CST (taught by Cathy), Bloomingdale (register at www.bloomingdaleparks.org)

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

  • Jordin’s Step by Keith Stewart
  • Mmmbop by Kelly Kaylin
  • Double D by Trevor Thornton
  • Wild Nights by Dan Albro
  • Rose Garden by Jo Thompson-Szymanski 
  • Drink In My Hand by  Sandy Goodman

UPDATES about which you should know:

  1. INTERMEDIATE 1 IN-PERSON Line Dance Class has moved to Wheaton on Thursdays (5:30 – 7:00 pm) and a new BEGINNER 2 Thursday class follows it (7:15 – 8:45), but will not meet 9/17, and resumes 9/24.  Contact me to receive the address, as we are meeting at a private residence.  You do not need to pre-register.   
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Also, BEGINNER 1 IN-PERSON Inside Line Dance Classes resume after Labor Day at the following Park Districts (other groups meet at alternate locations):
  • Darien/Beginner 1 (taught by Betsy), 6:15 – 7:30 pm starting Thursday 9/17 (register at www.darienparks.com)
  • West Chicago/Beginner 1 (taught by Rob), 6:30 – 7:45 pm starting Monday 9/21 (register at www.we-goparks.org)

Mask Policy:  Masks are optional in the DWJ world.  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 register for virtual classes at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual. Let’s keep up with our line dancing; it’s a great de-stressor!

Love ya!
Janet