Live, from sunny southern California…

I am near the end of my rope with this quarantine, so I’m VERY glad that the world is reopening.  I know we have to figure out how to live in this new normal, and I’m sure there will be varied opinions, but as long as we’ll be able to interact with each other, it will be ok.  I traveled from the Chicago area to Orange County, CA to visit with my family for 10 days, and it’s helped immensely.  No doubt we will all feel better once we can move around again!!

Starting on June 2nd, I’m planning on hosting outdoor dances for up to 10 people.  Please RSVP if you would like to attend; I’ll send you the address the day before we meet.  This first week, I’m planning on meeting for 90 minutes to dance and catch up, and see what people would like.  I’ll keep you posted for what these get-togethers will look like as we iron out the details!  I’m leaning towards keeping lessons online, virtually, and just using these morning meeting as in-person dances.  I know it’s not the same as dancing together in a nightclub, but it’s what we can do right now.  It’s WAAAAAY better than the nothing we’ve had!! 

Tuesday 10 am in West Chicago – Intermediate
Wednesday 10 am in Winfield – Beginner 2
Thursday 10 am – still working out the details
Friday 10 am in Wheaton – Intermediate
Saturday 10 am in Bloomingdale – Intermediate

I CAN’T WAIT to dance with you in person!!!

This week’s VIRTUAL schedule is as follows:


– Zoom Touch Base 12:30 – 1:00 pm CST meeting:

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

  1. Time Is Love by Phil Ashcroft & Roz Chaplin (full teach, danced 2-3 times)
  2. Stuff You Gotta Watch by Michele Perron (full teach, danced 2-3 times)
  3. Sippin’ & Tippin’ by Craig Miyamoto & AJ Meyer (full teach, danced 2-3 times)


– Zoom Touch Base 12:30 – 1:00 pm CST meeting:

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

  1. Good Morning by Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Machele Cook Halloway
  2. Electric Horseman by Unknown
  3. Bang Bang EZ by Annemaree Sleeth


– Zoom Touch Base 12:30 – 1:00 pm CST meeting:

– Hanover Park’s Beginner 2 Class from 2:00 – 3:00 pm CST, FREE (visit, Departments, Life Enrichment, Virtual Program Opportunities)

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

  1. Double Scoop by Jill Babinec, Rosie Multari, Derek Steele, & Deb Pancoast (reviewed, danced twice)
  2. Key Lime Pie by Barry Durand (reviewed, danced twice)
  3. Hootenanny by John Robinson (reviewed, danced twice) 
  4. Let’s Just Dance by Cef Decaney (reviewed, danced twice)
  5. Rose Garden by Jo Thompson-Szymanski (reviewed, danced twice)
  6. Cool Whip by Judy McDonald (reviewed, danced twice)  


– Zoom Touch Base 12:30 – 1:00 pm CST meeting:

– Beginner 2/Improver Class from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST, $8 (Recording Provided)

  1. Country Bump by Darren Bailey (Beg. 1, warm up)
  2. Honey, I’m Good by Lynn Card (full teach, danced twice) 
  3. Down on the Corner by Peter Metelnick (full teach, danced twice) 
  4. Jackhammer Stomp by Gene Hayes (full teach, danced twice)
  5. Country As Can Be by Suzanne Wilson (Beg. 1, cool down)


 Zoom Touch Base 12:30 – 1:00 pm CST meetings:

– Blended Levels Line Dancing from 7:00 – 9:00 pm CST, All dances run through once, $10 (Recording Provided) – I’ve noted the alternate dance second, when applicable (B1=Beginner 1, B2=Beginner 2, I=Intermediate)

  1. Eye Candy (B1)
  2. County Line Cha Cha (B2)
  3. Adventure 45 (I) / Victory Lines (B1) 
  4. Love Repeats (B1)
  5. Locomotion (B2)
  6. Vanotek Cha (I) / Rockin’ (B2)
  7. Mamma Maria (B1)
  8. Skip (B2)
  9. Play That Sax (I)
  10. Little Rumba (B1)
  11. DHSS (B2)
  12. Get Wild (I) / Cowboy Up (B1)
  13. Sugar Kane (B1)
  14. Cruisin’ (B2)
  15. Hottie On Two (I) / Kerosene (B1)
  16. Hold Your Horses (I) / Bang Bang EZ (B1)
  17. Canadian Stomp (B1)
  18. Better When I’m Dancing (I)
  19. Latin Line (I)
  20. A Little Less Travelled (B1)
  21. Brokenhearted (I) / Electric Horseman (B1)
  22. Coastin’ (I)
  23. Shot of Tequila (I) / Little Rumba (B1)
  24. Dizzy (I) / Mamma Maria (B1)
  25. Overcomer (B1)



To attend any 7 pm class, please register by 5 pm at on the day of the event.  You will receive TWO Zoom links to attend on the day of the class/dance, one in the afternoon and one at 6 pm CST.  Please check your spam, trash, or junk mail, as these emails are sent 100% of the time.  Unfortunately, they get stuck in cyberspace sometimes.  The recording will always be sent to you for any class you registered for; I encourage you to dance to it.  It’s always synchronized and perfect!  To find when your favorite dance was taught, visit the Virtual Index spreadsheet, located in your Members Only area, at the top of the list of dances.
Stay safe, and stay well!

Love ya!