Have you heard that people line dance as young as 4, and as old as…well, I’m not sure!?  Varonne has been dancing for quite a while, and tonight we’ll be celebrating her 92nd BIRTHDAY at our dance at the West Chicago VFW 6791.  Come join the party!  She’s asked for no presents, just dances with the fellas!  We have a floor for the line dancers adjacent to a floor for the couples dancers, so gentlemen, you’ll have plenty of chances to snatch Varonne for a dance!  Hopefully fellow birthday boys Michael and Patrick will be around to pose for pictures with her!

It’s such a privilege and blessing to be part of this community, with people of every age from every walk of life represented.  We’ve all been inspired by Varonne’s dedication and participation in country dancing for decades.  We’ve met lifelong friends.  Every dance night is a huge party with people laughing and chatting and having GOOD CLEAN FUN together.  One unforgettable time was a dance being danced TOWARDS ALL FOUR WALLS AT ONCE…that was kind of a mess.  But it was a BLAST!!!  If you haven’t tried this yet, what are you waiting for?  There’s simply no negatives here.

Our next performance together is the Memorial Day parade in Itasca.  Directions and other details are at www.dancewithjanet.com/calendar; call is 8:45 am.  Wear your DWJ shirts and blue denim bottoms and lather on the sunscreen!  Bonnie has invited us to her pool after the parade; we’ll catch ice cream at McDonald’s before that.  We’ll be dancing:

  • Good Morning (to Good Morning)
  • Mamma Maria (to Cake By The Ocean)
  • Jan Loves To Boogie (to Shake Your Groove Thing)
  • Shut Up & Dance (to Shut Up & Dance)
  • Lindi Shuffle (to Friday Night)
  • Cowboy Up (to Power of Love)

And we’ll be back dancing at Fermilab’s Kuhn Barn again tomorrow!!!

Can’t wait to dance with you again soon!!


  • Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday we’ll dance at the Wheaton VFW Post 2164. The vets are offering hot dogs & chips for $2 in case we are hungry.
  • EVERY FRIDAY (5/27 and following) we’ll have a floor for line dancing and a separate floor for couples at the West Chicago VFW 6791  If anyone would like to show up early to help take down tables, that would be much appreciated! *:) happy
  • Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday we’ll dance at the Elgin VFW Post 1307starting May 31st.  Yes, this is the hall where DJ Dave hosts his dances
  • Our next Warrenville Dances are SATURDAY, June 4th (7-10 pm, our only Saturday dance in Warrenville in June) & SUNDAY, June 12th (6-9 pm, our only Sunday dance in Warrenville in June) at the Warrenville Community Building, 3S240 Warren Ave.   Saturday’s dance will follow our new format of 4 – 5 lines/3 couples, based on who is in attendance.  As previously stated, we are encouraging lines AND couples dancing at all the dances from now on.  $5 cover includes 2 line dance lessons, at 7:30 & 8:30; you’re welcome to bring snacks.  Dance alternating sets of Couples and Lines at Sunday Nite Country following the format of the former Sunday Stampede on the 12th (dance, dinner, & beverage for $10; dinner served from 5:30 – 7). Sunday’s dance on the 12th will be preceded by 2 hours’ of “BOOT CAMP” – couples lessons by Julie & Don and beginner line dance lessons by Yours Truly.  No outside beverages; please support the Park District by purchasing water or pop for $1 each
  • New classes start everywhere next week; for details, visit www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule
  • Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 4th!  We’ll dance at the Taste of Wheaton from 12 – 12:30 (call is 11:45).  For details, please visit www.dancewithjanet.com/ calendar and scroll down to the RED performance calendar.  After the show, we’ll be dancing to the band, WHISKEY ROMANCE from 12:30 – 2:30 and hanging out at the festival.  We’re sure to stop by Graham’s Chocolate in Wheaton for our after-party, my treat!!
  • The Cadillac Ranch and Warrenville tabs on my website have been absorbed into our new best friend, the Upcoming Events tab. Videos & Step Sheets of dances I’ve taught at ALL dances (Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays) are there.  If you missed a dance and want to know what was taught, visit www.dancewithjanet.com/calendar and go to the exact dance event. I list what I taught there.
  • Have you “LIKED” my Dance With Janet Facebook page, along with the THOUSANDS who have?  Pop on over to www.facebook.com/ dancewithjanet and click the “LIKE” button to keep up on what’s new!  All the photos from dances are posted to my Facebook page, as well as the PHOTOS tab of my website
  • AND…The 3rd Annual Dance With Janet CRUISE is preparing to sail!  Check out all the exciting details & book your cabin at www.dancewithjanet.com/ cruise2017

See you on the dance floor!

Janet Kruse