March 2022 Newsletter
Our next dance is Saturday, March 19th at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church. We're excited to have Lynchburg dancers Heather and Chris Fraser making their instructor/DJ debut for CSDS and hope you can join us in giving them a warm welcome! They'll teach the 7-8 pm Lesson, Beginner Plus West Coast Swing (inc. in your admission); our dance follows from 8-11 pm.

7:00-8:00 pm Lesson
- West Coast Swing
- Level: Beginner Plus. Turning basics into whips. Beginner friendly (a newbie off the street can come in and learn a new pattern), targeted towards those who know a few patterns and have the basic understandings of triple steps and partner connection.

8:00-11:00 pm Dance

- $10 CSDS Members
- $13 General Admission
- $5 Students w/ID, First-Timers
- $5 CSDS Members with March Birthdays
- Children 17 & Under are Free

As mentioned in last month's Newsletter, we now have a new process to register online for dances! You will need to create an account, which then gets processed and approved for dance registration, and then you will be able to register for CSDS events. Go to Create an Account now to start the process!

Advanced registration for the March dance is required, the deadline is 12 noon EST on Saturday the 19th.

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 greatly appreciate your continued patience, understanding and support as we continue to navigate these challenging times.

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March Member Birthdays
Happy birthday to the following CSDS members: Beth Jandl, Cindy Gast, Kim Whitler and Linda Perry. If you attend our dance the month of your birthday, admission is just $5! Members, if we've missed your birthday, let us know!

Website Update!
CSDS is thrilled to provide online registration for our events! Everyone has the ability to create an online account, manage your membership (for those who elect to be CSDS members) and sign up to attend CSDS events! Special thanks to our webmaster, Kyla Miller, for all of her hard work to make the CSDS website more user-friendly and state-of-the-art!

$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.

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!

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 is Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm 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)
Leigh Gordon (Secretary)
Jim Naffin (Treasurer)
Adela Su ~ Kristin Wenger
Lois Love