I’m off to dance all weekend as I write this.  Chicagoland Dance Festival comes to our area Friday through Sunday; click on the logo above for more details.  Unbelievably talented dance instructors will be teaching various types of couples dances all weekend long at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont.  If you have any interest in couples dancing at all, I encourage you to stop in for a class – or a day!  Your dancing will improve, no matter your level of experience.  Beginners through Advanced classes will be taught and dancers rotate during each class, so you don’t even need to worry about a partner.  And guess what else will be there?  SHOES!  Both men’s & women’s shoes in ballroom, character, jazz, & Latin styles, sneakers, you name it…all there for you to try on.  To top it off, Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill is on the other side of the parking garage, so you can enjoy country music to end the day right.

Of course you know what my favorite venue is; Cadillac Ranch (www.cadranch.com) is open for dancing all weekend too.  My daughter Kat will be teaching BABY SISTER (a new dance for us to the song, “Hey Soul Sister”) on Friday at 7:30 as well as LOVE, JOANN at 8:30.  Wherever you end up dancing this weekend, make sure to post your pictures; I love looking at them!

To wrap up the weekend, hubby Jeff will be subbing for DJ Dave at the Ranch for the Sunday Stampede from 6:00 – 11:00 pm ($12 admission for all-you-can-eat buffet with 2 drinks, $5 admission just to dance).  No one has a sense of humor like he does…stop by to say hello, and grab a dance or two!

Next Friday, we’ll start something new…we’ll celebrate August birthdays on the Fourth Friday at Cadillac Ranch!  Email me at janet@www.dancewithjanet.com with your birthday, please, so we know whose special days we are celebrating.

How’s THAT for dancing all weekend?  I’ll see you on the dance floor!

Janet Kruse

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