BRIDGE Dances have replaced Beginner 1 Virtual Lessons on Tuesdays, as all 6 sessions of the curriculum have been filmed (HOORAY!!).  At BRIDGE Dances, we dance lots of split floors, as we’re bridging the gap between those new to line dancing, and those who are not (I run through each beginner dance).  Additionally, BRIDGE Dances have replaced Beginner 2 virtual dances on August 7th & 21st, as I’ve been told repeatedly that you prefer dancing in-person.  We’ve been blessed to be allowed to use a couple of 6000 sf gymnasiums with WOOD FLOORS during the month of August.  With a limit of 40 people in these gyms, being spaced apart is TOTALLY possible.  Masks are required in common areas, but not while dancing.  Bring your suede-soled shoes, water, snacks, & rubber-tipped chair – basically, whatever would make you comfortable.  If you have a dance partner, stop on by; you’ll have plenty of room to dance together, to country and pop songs!  You must pre-register online at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/upcomingevents

And now for the schedule:

MONDAY 7/27:

– Beginner 1 VIRTUAL Class 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)

– Touch Base Today thru ZOOM from 12:30 – 1:00 pm CST:

– Intermediate VIRTUAL Class from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8 (Recording Provided)

  1. Swing Time Boogie by Scott Blevins (full teach, danced two or three times)
  2. Have Fun Go Mad by Scott Blevins (full teach, danced two or three times)


– Intermediate IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing – in the parking lot outside my condo or in my garage, West Chicago from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– Intermediate IN-PERSON Class in Warrenville from 2:00 – 3:15 pm CST, $8/$9 (limit of 9 people, register by Monday at http://www.warrenvilleparks.org)

– Beginner 1 VIRTUAL Class from 7:00 – 8:00 pm CST – Class #3 of 3, $24 for all three classes (Recording Provided)

  1.     Drink My Way Out by Lynn Card
  2.     Little Rumba by Donna Laurin
  3.     Ah Si by Rita Masur

– Beginner 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing in the parking lot of Faith Baptist Church, 27W010 Parkway Dr. (at County Farm), Winfield from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– Beginner 2 VIRTUAL Class from 2:00 – 3:00 pm CST, FREE (visit http://www.hanover-township.org, Departments, Life Enrichment, Virtual Program Opportunities)

– Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Class in the Wheaton gym, 1777 S. Blanchard Rd., from 6:30 – 7:45 pm CST, (limit of 20, register at www.wheatonparkdistrict.com)

– Intermediate Review VIRTUAL Class from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8 (Recording Provided)

  1. Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Jo Thompson, Guyton Mundy, & Amy Glass (reviewed, danced twice)
  2. 50 Ways by Pat Stott (reviewed, danced twice)
  3. Wild Nights by Dan Albro (reviewed, danced twice)
  4. Have Fun Go Mad by Scott Blevins (reviewed, danced twice)
  5. Summer Nights by Dan Morrison (reviewed, danced twice)
  6. Night Shift by Lynn Card (reviewed, danced twice)

– Intermediate IN-PERSON Class at Judy’s, Aurora from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Class in Hoffman Estates, 1685 W. Higgins Rd., from 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST (register at www.heparks.org)

– Intermediate IN-PERSON Class at Fran’s, Glendale Heights from 5:45 – 7:15 pm CST, $8 (limit of 7 people, pre-register at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule)

– Beginner 1 IN-PERSON Class in Darien, 7301 Fairview Ave., from 6:30 – 7:45 pm CST (register at www.darienparks.com)

FRIDAY 7/31:

– Beginner 2 IN-PERSON Drop-In Driveway Dancing in the parking lot of Faith Baptist Church, 27W010 Parkway Dr. (at County Farm), Winfield from 10:00 – 11:30 am CST, $8

– BRIDGE Dance in 6000 sf WOOD FLOOR gym in Wheaton (all beginner dances run through once) from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm CST, bring your own snacks, water, & chair – limit of 40, pre-register at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/upcomingevents, $10


Courtney will be going back to her other job SOON (!!!) and so needs to receive VIRTUAL class registrations for the week by 9 pm SUNDAY evening.  If you register after that time, she cannot guarantee that you receive the link for the live class in time to attend (you would still receive the recording, no problem).  Easy link to virtual registration is https://www.dancewithjanet.com/virtual.  Thank you for understanding, and for planning out your week’s schedule in advance.  Two additional reminders:

  • You can use your DWJ card to order ANY item on the website; simply enter the card number in the credit card number field and put 12/99 in the expiration date & 111 as the 3-digit code.  ALL classes and dances can be found at https://www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule.
  • All Intermediate lessons of NEW line dances will remain VIRTUAL so we can dance as much as possible in-person
  • Beginner 2 classes & dances are morphing to in-person gatherings

I really will see you on the dance floor!!!

Love ya!