My mom left for a week-long trip to Niagara Falls at 6 am this morning. About this time last year, I did the same thing, but I was on the back of Chris’ motorcycle for a ride around Lake Erie; we stopped for a couple of days at the Falls. Talk about a deluge of memories! I love the new experiences and time to think which traveling provides. We live in such a beautiful world. Try to see as much of it as you can while you’re here!

Speaking of traveling, a REMINDER that if you have ever accompanied me on a Dance With Janet Cruise, our reunion party is THIS AFTERNOON from 2 – 6 pm. We always love to get together and talk, so we’ve set aside time to do just that. Dinner will be provided at a cost of $10. Those who RSVP’d can eat first.😝  I’m looking forward to seeing you all again!

EVERY time we get together it feels like a party. Dancers are such wonderful people! If you haven’t tried country dancing, a new session of line & couples classes is beginning in June EVERYWHERE! If you try it and don’t like it, your registration fee for the 6 classes is fully refundable. See for the full list of classes offered.

A couple of changes to note:

– Three Beginner 1 classes are ON HIATUS for the summer, resuming in September:
• Thursday evening at BUTTERFIELD Park District
• Friday afternoon at FRONT STREET Dance Studio
• Friday evening at WEST CHICAGO Park District

– A brand NEW Beginner 1 Saturday morning class debuts June 1st at 10 a.m. at the WARRENVILLE Park District. Come learn to line dance before you tackle all your errands!

– We will dance in the MEMORIAL DAY PARADE in Itasca on Monday the 27th. Please join me; it’ll be a lot of FUN, and it’s a great way to kick off the summer. Call is at 9 am; we will meet in the parking lot of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 733 Catalpa Avenue, Itasca, IL. The parade steps out at 9:30. It is a shady route, and only a mile and a half long. Wear your DWJ shirt and blue denim bottoms. As usual, all the information (including instructional videos) is in the red performance schedule located at We’ll be dancing Good Morning and Lindi Shuffle (super easy dances) to alternating songs. I’ll take you out for ice cream afterwards, so if you’re one of those line dancers who will dance for ice cream, now’s your time to strut your stuff! I look forward to spending the holiday with you!

– This Friday’s dance at Tequila Roadhouse on May 24th has been cancelled. Our only dance for this upcoming weekend is Saturday the 25th, at Fermilab’s Brown Barn, from 7 – 10

See you on the dance floor!

Love ya!