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For over 11 years, I’ve been filming what I call “Video Reviews”, which are videos about 5 minutes long.  A yearly subscription to these reviews provides easy access to line dance lessons I’ve taught.  Each one features me quickly explaining every set twice (once with the counts), running through the whole dance once, and dancing 2-3 rotations of the line dance to music.  This allows subscribers to have a central site to visit where they can find the exact version of the line dance they learned in class, without hunting through countless versions on YouTube or CopperKnob.  They can then review the lessons they took from me and not have to learn another instructor’s style of teaching.

I’ve had nothing but positive feedback about these reviews – except for when the video quality has started to degrade!  Thus, I’m re-filming many of them; I did thirteen over the holiday break.  The videos are slowly being moved from YouTube into the Dropbox platform, where they can be viewed without downloading the application or paying a subscription fee (although if you want to save the video, you WILL need a paid Dropbox account).

Over 500 videos are hosted on my website, and a yearly subscription retails for $149.  That’s only 30 cents per video, with access to over 45 hours of instruction!  These mini lessons are available to people attending classes with me at 87% off the listed price; I figure, if you are willing to deal with me on weekly basis, you should receive a significant reward!!  For past attendees of DWJ classes, I’m offering yearly access to those videos at 50% off the listed price.  Please contact me or Courtney for your coupon code to take advantage of my offer.  You’ll receive exact instructions of how to access your membership in your receipt, and you’ll automatically be notified at expiration time.  Sign up by clicking on the “Become A Member” button at the bottom of the home page of dancewithjanet.com!

Just to let you know, these reviews represent a significant amount of time and artistic energy.  If you try to outsmart this system, your membership will be automatically cancelled and any fee you paid, not refunded.  We know who is currently taking classes, and so we will not appreciate you handing out coupon codes to your friends.  We do appreciate your integrity.

That said, let’s dance!  This month DJ Dave & I have lots of options:

  • THIS SATURDAY 1/7 at the Elgin Moose Lodge, 925 S. McLean Blvd behind Titan Self Storage (7-11 pm, $10 cover, alternating couples & lines)
  • EVERY Tuesday at Carmina’s Mexican Restaurant, 1055 N. Randall Rd in Elgin (7-10 pm, $10 cover, lines only)
  • SECOND & FOURTH FRIDAYS (this month, 1/13 & 1/27) at the Elgin Moose Lodge again, same deal
  • BRIDGE DANCE with me on Sunday 1/15 (1-4 pm, $15 in advance/$20 at the door, split floor line dancing where I’ll run through each beginner dance)
  • NEW VENUE debuting SATURDAY 1/28:  The McHenry VFW, 3002 IL Rt 120 in McHenry (7-11 pm, $10 cover, alternating lines & couples) – hope our northern dancers especially will join us on this HUGE floor!

If you are looking for other dance venues, I recommend checking the Facebook pages of Kickin’ it With Carol for northern venues on Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as Git ‘n Line for dances in Bartlett on Thursdays and Saturdays.  See you on the dance floor!!

Janet
janet@dancewithjanet.com
630.492.0401