The days are long, aren’t they?  We just finished the third week of official lockdown here in Illinois, and sometimes it seems like it’s been three YEARS.  Celebrating Easter was very unique yesterday.  Mom & Pops came to visit and join in a two-hour Zoom call with the family, so that was pretty sweet.  Gotta focus on the positive!  This stressful time will make or break us mentally – let’s choose to come out of this as stronger people!

I’m sorry I’m a little behind in my planning this week.  I’ve added TWO FREE VIRTUAL BEGINNER CLASSES, which start this week.

  • The first is through the Senior Services Associates, Inc.’s FB page.  You can find me there LIVE on Mondays from 10 – 11 am teaching Line Dancing for Brand New Beginner Dancers (and it’s FREE).  I started teaching this class today, 4/13
  • The second is through Hanover Park Township’s website   Beginners Line Dance Class will meet LIVE on Wednesdays beginning 4/15 from 2 – 3 pm through a Zoom password-protected link (and it’s FREE).  To find it from their website:
  1.  Departments
  2.  Aging Services (listed on left side)
  3.  Life Enrichment
  4.  Virtual Program Opportunities (middle white section)
  5.  Access to Schedule of Activities (more instructions are in this section)
  6.  Call 630-483-5600 with any questions

Our promo for Beginner 2 & Intermediate events is still good through the end of April:
Register for TWO Virtual Classes or Dances, get your THIRD (an $8 class) FREE!  Your discount CAN be used more than once, but not in the same transaction.  Use code LOCKDOWN.  Find it all at

***Please check ALL your info when you submit your registrations.  There have been typos in some email addresses lately, so then the link to participate live has bounced.  That part of the system is automated, and we can do nothing about it.  Also, if you cannot find your link, check your junk/trash/spam folders, and be sure to add Dance With Janet to your “Approved Senders” list to encourage your email system to deliver it to your inbox.  The links are ALWAYS sent to you, with the last one arriving at 6 pm CST the night of the event.  If you call for assistance after 6:15 the night of the event, we cannot help you, as we are already in the system and cannot exit it to re-send you your links.  This is one reason registrations are due by 5 pm CST.***

Since I’m late, I only have Monday thru Wednesday’s schedule for you now.  My apologies.  Yes, I’m going over new dances for two weeks, as we are all struggling mentally nowadays, and I don’t want to overwhelm you.  I’ll have Thursday & Friday’s to you, tomorrow:

Monday 4/13 (Intermediate Class) from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8

  1. I’m Comin’ In Hot by Lynn Card (reviewed)
  2. PLAY THAT SAX by Michael Metzger (NEW DANCE)
  3. Half Past Tipsy by Maddison Glover & Rachael McEnaney (reviewed)
  4. BONAPARTE’S RETREAT by Maddison Glover (NEW DANCE)    
  5. Tragedy by Lynn Card (reviewed)
  6. Ex’s & Oh’s by Amy Glass-Bailey(reviewed)
  7. River Bank by Lynn Card (reviewed)

Tuesday 4/14 (Blended Levels Line Dancing) from 7:00 – 9:00 pm CST, All dances run through once, $10
THEME: CHICAGOLAND CLASSICS (aka Cadillac Ranch Favorites) Part 2

  1. Good Time by by Jenny Cain 
  2. Reggae Cowboy by Gene Schrivener
  3. Earthquake by Susan Brooks & The Breman Dance Class
  4. Devil In Me by John & Bonnie Newcomer
  5. Wave on Wave by Alan G. Birchall
  6. Mamma Maria by Frank Trace
  7. Watermelon Crawl by Sue Lipscomb
  8. Redneck Angel by Cheri Litzenburg & Renae Filiou
  9. Uno Dos Tres by Sherry McClure
  10. Walk the Line by Sandy Larkins
  11. Sleazy Slide by Unknown
  12. Sun Daze by Donna Manning
  13. Imelda’s Way by Adrian Churm
  14. Men In Black by James O. Kellerman
  15. West Coast For One by Susan Brooks
  16. Boot Scootin’ Boogie by Bill Bader
  17. Slappin’ Leather by Gayle Brandon
  18. Skip by Pat Griffiths
  19. Blue Note by Jan Smith
  20. Zjozzy’s Funk by Petra Van de Velde
  21. Electric Horseman by Unknown
  22. DHSS by Gaye Teather
  23. Fresh by John Robinson
  24. Ooh Aah by Sal Gonzalez
  25. County Line Cha Cha by Unknown
  26. Rockin’ the Wagon Wheel by Jamie Marshall

Wednesday 4/15 (Intermediate Class) from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8

  1. Jordin’s Step by Keith Stewart (warm up)
  2. PLAY THAT SAX by Michael Metzger (NEW DANCE)
  3. Half Past Tipsy by Maddison Glover & Rachael McEnaney (reviewed)
  4. BONAPARTE’S RETREAT by Maddison Glover (NEW DANCE)  
  5. High Class by Michael Metzger (reviewed)   
  6. Tragedy by Lynn Card (reviewed)
  7. I’m Comin’ In Hot by Lynn Card (reviewed)

Tuesday’s 11 am CST Zoom link:

Wednesday’s 11 am CST Zoom link:

More later!  Stay safe and well!!

Love ya!