Once again another senseless act of terrorism has occurred; this time in France. You've probably heard of the driver who plowed people down at the Bastille Day celebration yesterday.  Horrific, evil, and inexcusable…and though the driver was killed by police, the damage has been done, and dozens of people lost their lives or were injured.  What can we do but #prayforfrance?

Don't let hopeless feelings engulf you – PRAY!  Only connecting with the Creator will bring any sense of peace. Father, please comfort the victims and bring those responsible to justice. Please ACT and bring these horrors to an end.  Please help us resist the siren call of violence that we are all continuously exposed to in the media.  Often we can do nothing directly for people affected by crimes, but we can lift them before the Throne, and take care with our own behavior, so we don't contribute to the problem!

Unfortunately, there's no argument that we live in a fallen world with serious concerns.  We can deal with them best by making sure that our communities that we live in are as good as we can make them.  Deal with issues that arise, ask forgiveness from those you've wronged, and continue to work on your own self-improvement.


Reminder that there is NO DANCE TONIGHT!  Saturday's dance is in Warrenville, and Tuesdays is in Wheaton. Additionally, Bonnie is opening her home to us for another PRE-CRUISE PARTY on August 28th, from 2 – 6 pm.  Let’s have FUN being KIND!


  • Dances are on the 2nd and 4th Fridays at the West Chicago VFW 6791 through the end of August, effective immediately.  THE NEXT DANCE IS JULY 22nd. We have a floor for line dancing and a separate floor for couples at this hall. If anyone would like to show up early to help take down tables, that would be much appreciated! *:) happy (ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I'LL BE ALONE SETTING UP on the 22nd).  Pizzas are available for $5.50 – $6.50
  • Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday we’ll dance at the Wheaton VFW Post 2164. The vets are offering hot dogs & chips for $2 as well as $8 pizzas
  • Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday we’ll dance at the Elgin VFW Post 1307. Pizzas are available $6.50
  • New classes start next week!  Visit www.dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule for class details.
  • SALE!!  ALL DVD’s are 25% off through the end of August at any dances I host.  Yes, I accept credit cards!
  • Our next Warrenville Dances are SATURDAY, July 16th (7-10 pm, our only Saturday dance in Warrenville in July) & SUNDAY, July 24th (6-9 pm) at the Warrenville Community Building, 3S240 Warren Ave.  Saturday’sDance includes 2 line dance lessons, at 7:30 & 8:30; you’re welcome to bring snacks ($5 cover).  Dance alternating sets of Couples and Lines at Sunday Nite Country following the format of the former Sunday Stampede on the 12th (dance, dinner, & beverage for $10; dinner served from 5:30 – 7). Boot Camp in July has been cancelled; the next Boot Camp will be August 14th.  No outside beverages; please support the Park District by purchasing water or pop for $1 each
  • Upcoming Performances – Turtle Splash Pool in West Chicago 8/27, Septemberfest Parade in Schaumburg 9/5, & Art On The Prairie in Warrenville 9/18. See www.dancewithjanet.com/ calendar for exact locations, times, and song lists.  Wear your DWJ shirt and blue denim bottoms, and LET’S DANCE for all the world to see!
  • Videos & Step Sheets of dances I’ve taught at ALL dances (Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays) can be found on the Upcoming Events tab of my website.  If you missed a dance and want to know what was taught, visit www.dancewithjanet.com/ calendar and go to the exact dance event to find out.
  • Have you “LIKED” my Dance With Janet Facebook page, along with the OVER 10,000 who have?  Pop on over to www.facebook.com/dancewithjanet and click the “LIKE” button to keep up on what’s new!  All the photos from dances are posted to my Facebook page, as well as the PHOTOS tab of my website
    • Warrenville’s Tuesday Beginner 1 class has resumed
    • Next Friday's St. Charles morning class WILL NOT MEET
    • A BRAND NEW BEGINNER DROP-IN CLASS debuts 9/13 on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, preceding the Elgin dance.  Class will run from 4:30 – 5:45 at the Izaak Walton Center, 899 Jay Street in Elgin ($7)
  • DANCE CONVENTION is coming to town where you can try on and buy DANCE SHOES!!  It's the Taste Of Windy City Line Dance Mania from July 22nd – 23rd, 2016 in Rosemont, IL – for details, visit website
  • Planning on joining me for the BIG DADDY LINE DANCE CONVENTION, Windy City Line Dance Mania, from October 6th – 9th, 2016 in Rosemont, IL?  I'll be submitting the group registration where we'll all save a few $$ on AUGUST 1st.  If you prefer to register online, choose the 4 day group pass and say you're with the Dance With Janet group.  For details, visit website
  • AND…The 3rd Annual Dance With Janet CRUISE is preparing to sail!  ALL fees paid are fully refundable until 11/20/16.  Published rates are for two people per cabin; if you need a roommate, please let me know and I’ll match you up with someone FABULOUS within the dance community, as quite a few people are traveling alone.  Get the full scoop at www.dancewithjanet.com/ cruise2017
    • OUR NEXT PRE-CRUISE PARTY IS SUNDAY, 8/28 from 2 – 6 pm at Bonnie’s house.  Save the date!

See you on the dance floor!

Janet Kruse