May 2023 Newsletter
Our weekly Thursday Swing Swap continues to grow in popularity and attendance. With great tunes to have you groovin;, a boomin' sound system and hardwood to get your spin on, the MAC (Municipal Arts Center) is the place to be on Thursday evenings, 7-8:30 pm! Come on out and practice, swap ideas and moves, or just dance. We're beginner friendly and practice friendly! Admission is a suggested donation of $3-$5 (cash/check only). Location: 1119 5th St. SW (across 5th Street from Wegman's).

Our next dance is Saturday, May 20th and we are at the Ivy Creek United Methodist Church. Viko Hernandez + Allison Atteberry return to be our lesson instructors and DJs this month!

7-8 pm: Lesson, West Coast Swing
8-11 pm: Dance

ADMISSION (includes Lesson):
$10 CSDS Members
$13 Non-CSDS Members
$5 Students w/ID, First-Timers
$5 CSDS Members with May Birthdays

Advanced/online sign up is greatly appreciated, through 12 noon ET the day of the dance. Create an account to manage your membership (optional) and sign up for CSDS events!

In the event of inclement weather and there is a schedule change or cancellation, we will make a post on our public Facebook page (you don't have to have an account) by 2 pm ET the day of the dance.

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CSDS Membership
CSDS offers an $15 annual membership fee. Membership dues help to support CSDS and is completely optional for attending our events. Members do get to enjoy discounts to CSDS dances. To become a member or to renew your membership, please visit the CSDS website or take care of this in person at a CSDS dance. If you have any questions regarding the status of your membership, please contact CSDS.

May Member Birthdays
Happy birthday to the following CSDS members: Adriel Byrd, Jim Miller, Leena Miller, Marlon Cerritos, Seth Warner and Tammy Davis. If you attend our dance the month of your birthday, admission is just $5! Members, if we've missed your birthday, let us know!

Code of Conduct
CSDS has a Code of Conduct. Attendees are expected to be familiar with and abide by it at all CSDS sponsored events.

Dance Resources
Check out the CSDS website for other dance opportunities, dance groups/hosts, dance instructors and dance resources (incuding music, shoes, events, training, tips/etiquette)! Also join the CSDS Planning (Social Events, Rides, Roomies, Etc.) group!

Social Media
Bookmark our linktree for links to our website and our social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Like/follow us on these interactive platforms so you can enjoy more content about CSDS and dancing in general!

Win a Dance Jam Dream Pass!
Go dancing and enter a drawing to win a Dance Jam Dream Pass! Yes, that's right, our friends at Dance Jam Productions want to help support local dances by giving away a free pass to one of their events (MADjam, Swing Fling, DCSX). See at the details here and bring your card when you attend a CSDS dance or Swing Swap!

Male Dancer Needed
The Charlottesville Opera will produce Guys and Dolls at the Paramount Theatre in late June. They need a male dancer for several scenes. Rehearsals begin June 5th. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Casey Turner at

Volunteers Needed
As you know, CSDS is a volunteer run organization and it takes volunteers to put on our monthly dances and Swing Swap. We could use your help occasionally with setting up and taking down our dance venues, greeting dances at our registration desk and handling refreshments. If you would like to join our volunteer team, please contact any one of our Board members. Thanks!

Board of Directors Update
Please join us in extending a big "thank you" to Leigh Gordon who has stepped down as a Board of Director. We greatly appreciate your enthusiasm, support and service to the club and community over the past 2.5 years! We now have several Director positions open and encourage anyone who is interested in giving back to the club to contact us. You can suggest someone and/or nominate yourself!

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CSDS keeping in touch ...
We will announce updates by email, update our website and post on our Facebook page. Schedule changes/cancellations of our dances/events will be posted on our public Facebook page (you do not need to have an account) by 2 pm ET the day of. Please help us spread the word by sharing these announcements with your friends. You can receive our Newsletter and emails by subscribing here. For future planning, CSDS dances are typically the 3rd Saturday of the month (exceptions will be noted).  

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CSDS Board of Directors (2023)
(next meeting ~ May 1st)
Ed Guida, President
Gina Fletcher, Treasurer
Vic Gregor, Secretary
Lois Love
Marlon Cerritos