What a week!   Not only did I celebrate a birthday this past weekend, but our condo went under contract as well!  It has been a busy, busy few days, and a lot of arrangements have been made.  I’ll be moving in with a dance friend in the southern Chicagoland suburbs in mid-November.  It looks like very few in-person classes of mine will be affected, which is a relief.

However, I’ve got even BIGGER news!  As you know, the DWJ instructors are back to teaching in-person classes.  A new chunk (aka session) begins the first week of November.  I realized you may not know the other members of my team, so I asked them to film themselves teaching a beginner line dance – and a bunch of them agreed!  So starting on NEXT WEDNESDAY, October 21st, you’ll be able to sign up to receive 10 days of videos, and learn 10 new line dances to boot!  Stay tuned for more info!

Those of you who dance with me know the schedule, so I’ll make this email more concise by only focusing on any changes.  Links to virtual & in-person classes & dances are on www.dancewithjanet.com, as is the DWJ calendar.  Items of note:

– Intermediate IN-PERSON Drop-In Line Dance Class from 5:30 – 7:00 pm CST Inside in Wheaton, $8 (no pre-registration needed, contact me for the address of this private residence) – TONIGHT’S CLASS WILL RUN
 – Beginner 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Line Dance Class from 7:15 – 8:45 pm CST Inside in Wheaton, $8 (no pre-registration needed, contact me for the address of this private residence) – TONIGHT’S CLASS IS CANCELLED

FRIDAY 10/16:
– Beginner 2 VIRTUAL Line Dancing from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST – Janet & Courtney will be dancing through Sessions 3 & 4 of the Beginner 2 Curriculum, $8 (pre-register at www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual)

  • Cruisin’ by Neil Hale
  • New Tattoo by Rob Holley
  • My T-Shirt by Lynn Card
  • Jackhammer Stomp by Gene Hayes
  • Sun Daze by Donna Manning
  • Uptown Funky by Jill Weiss
  • Whiskey Girl by Dan & Jan Pye
  • Little Red Book by Dee Musk
  • Blue Night Cha by Kim Ray
  • Watermelon Crawl by Sue Lipscomb
  • Can’t Blame It On The Booze by Rob Holley
  • Honey I’m Good by Lynn Card
  • Rockin’ by Anita McNab
  • Sittin’ Pretty by Craig Miyamoto
  • Stroll Along Cha Cha by Rodeo Cowboys
  • Down on the Corner by Peter Metelnick
  • Reggae Cowboy by Gene Schrivener
  • Not Yet by Carol Cooper

SUNDAY 10/18:
– 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 10/19:
– 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)
– Intermediate VIRTUAL Line Dance Class from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8 (FULL TEACHES of 3 Line Dances, Recording Provided)

  • Banjo by Lynn Card (full teach, danced twice)
  • Catch My Breath by Mark Furnell (full teach, danced twice)
  • Walking Away by Rachael McEnaney (full teach, danced twice)

UPCOMING CHANGES to Janet’s teaching schedule due to the colder weather:

  • Tuesday morning Intermediate 2 moves to LOVV The Dance Studio (600 S. County Farm Rd., Second Floor, Wheaton) starting November 3 (10:00 – 11:30 am)
  • Wednesday morning Beginner 2 moves to LOVV The Dance Studio (600 S. County Farm Rd., Second Floor, Wheaton) starting November 4 (10:30 – 11:45 am, NEW TIME)  
  • Tuesday evening Beginner 2 merges with Thursday evening B2 (address provided upon request; private residence) starting November 5 (7:15 – 8:30 pm)
  • Couples in-person lessons are targeted to return in February (bring your own partner)

DWJ In-Person 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, Bloomingdale & Wheaton Park Districts 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 by 7 pm for Monday & Wednesday’s 7 pm classes.  I continue to look forward to dancing with you!

Love ya!