December 2021 Newsletter
Happy Holidays!

Our Next Dance ~ Update
We are pleased to share a few more details about our next dance on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 ... the location is the Ivy Creek United Methodist Church and our lesson instructor/DJ is Kristin Wenger! It's also our "Bring A Friend" dance - bring someone new (first time CSDS dance attendee) to the 7-8 pm lesson, that person gets in free and you get in for just $5 What a great way to spread the West Coast Swing love in the New Year! Advanced registration is required due to occupancy restrictions; registration (by email) opens January 1st.

7-8 pm: Lesson (inc. in admission)
8-11 pm: Dance

$10 CSDS Members
$13 General Admission
$5 Students (full time w/ID), Members with December Birthdays
Children 17 & Under are Free
"Bring A Friend" Special: see above

Until further notice, all CSDS in-person events are vaccine only with masks required; see the CSDS website for our attendance/health policies including vaccine verification details. We are monitoring current conditions and reserve the right to make changes, including cancellation, to our attendance/health policies at any time. We are cautiously optimistic about returning to in-person events in 2022 and greatly appreciate your continued patience, understanding and support as we continue to navigate these challenging times.

ISO Board of Directors
We have several vacant Director positions and per the CSDS Bylaws, Directors may be elected to fill these vacancies for the remainder of the term, by vote of the majority of Directors in office. If you are interested in filling one of these vacancies to serve on the Board, let us know so we can fill you in on the roles and responsibilities of being a Director!

December Member Birthdays
Happy birthday to the following CSDS members: Bonny Branch, John Burkhardt, Vic Gregor, Peg Miller, Jim Naffin, Jocelyn Prostko, Joan Seale, Jeff Sheffield, Nancy Sheffield, Joella Sloand and Bonnie Strickler. If we've missed your birthday, let us know!

$5 Membership Renewal Continued
We are continuing our $5 membership renewal for the time being! Take advantage of this low fee to renew your membership (or rejoin!) and support CSDS. Even if your membership doesn't expire anytime soon, another year will simply be added to the expiration date of your current membership. To renew your membership at the newly reduced fee, please visit the CSDS website. If you have any questions regarding the status of your membership, please contact CSDS.

Dance Resources
Check out the links below for both virtual and in-person dance opportunities, many are listed here and here. Some are free, some are not, some are pay-what-you-can. Have a favorite dance instructor?! Check out their website or Facebook page to see what they're up to and what they're offering. Also check out the following pages on the CSDS website:

Code of Conduct
CSDS has an updated Code of Conduct. All CSDS attendees are expected to be familiar with and abide by it. We will have printed copies for your review at our in-person dance events.

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CSDS keeping in touch ...
We will announce updates by email, update our website and post on our Facebook page. Please help us spread the word by sharing these announcements with your friends.  
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The next Board of Directors meeting (1st Thursday of the month) is November 4th at 6:30 EST. Please contact the Board with any questions/concerns. Stay safe everyone!

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CSDS Board of Directors (2021-2022)
(1st Thursday Meetings @ 6:30 pm EST)
Didi Jennings (President)
Kristin Wenger (Vice President)
Leigh Gordon (Secretary)
Jim Naffin (Treasurer)
Adela Su ~ Alex Schult
Arielle Boguslav ~ Peg Miller