Charlottesville Swing Dance Society
Swing Dance News ~ August 2018                                      
(Established 10/15/15)

~ Next Dance ~

Saturday, August 18th
DC RolePlay 
7-8 pm Beginner Lesson
West Coast Swing
8-11 pm Dance
August Dance
Saturday, August 11th
Saturday, August 11th
Sunday, August 12th 
Saturday, August 18th
Saturday, August 25th 
SwingCville's Cville Savoy

Saturday, August 25th
Saturday, August 25th 
Back to School Swing Dance  (Lynchburg) 
Saturday, August 25th 
Visit the CSDS website!
* CSDS lists non-CSDS dance hosts and events as a courtesy; reciprocity is expected. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice so confirm all details with Event Hosts (not CSDS!).  
Event Hostssend information about your events by the 20th to ensure inclusion in the following month's Newsletter.

August CSDS

Member Birthdays

Al Lundgren (6th) 
Jared Barber (8th)  
Christina Morton (20th) 
Raymond Gochenour (23rd) 
Marvin Thompson (23rd) 
Cynthia Early (30th) 
($5 Admission for Members the Month of your Birthday)
Members, let us know if
we've missed your birthday!

~ Dance Schedule ~


January 20th ~ ICUMC 
February 17th ~ ICUMC
March 17th ~ ICUMC 
  Board of Directors Election
April 21st ~ ICUMC 
  Workshop Weekend 
May 19th ~ ICUMC 
June 16th ~ MAC
July 21st ~ MAC  
August 18th ~ ICUMC  September 15th ~ ICUMC 
October 20th ~ MAC  
  Halloween Dance 
November 24th ~ MAC 
December 15th ~ MAC  
  Holiday Dance

- $10 CSDS Members
- $13 Non-Members
- $5 Students (Full-Time
   with ID), First-Timers    

ICUMC: Ivy Creek United
Methodist Church
Charlottesville, VA  22901 
Municipal Arts Center
Charlottesville, VA  22902

Lesson: 7-8 pm
Dance: 8-11 pm
* with rare exceptions! 
Board of Directors & 
Helpers (2018/2019)

Board of Directors

Ed Guida 


Bonnie Strickler 

  Vice President

Jim Naffin 


Gaia Read


Katie Bigelow 


Mark DeBow 

  Director at Large 

Robert Tran




Wendy Frazer-Gullick 


Lisa Morales 

  Swing Swap Hostess/DJ

Brian Muszynski 

  Sound System, Signs  

Kim Perkins

  Refreshments Coordinator  

Adela Su

  Newsletter Editor, Social


June Taft



Next BOD Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 1st, 7 pm 

Email CSDS for location; members welcome!
~ Booty's Corner ~

Allison, Cheri (not pictured) and I enjoyed being reunited with former CSDS/C'ville Westies Viko and Allison, at  Wild Wild Westie in Dallas, in early July. 
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, August 18th ~
with DC RolePlay 
DC RolePlay 
CSDS looks forward to seeing everyone at our next dance on Saturday, August 18th, at the Ivy Creek United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. We are *thrilled* to welcome the dancers of DC RolePlay to Charlottesville, some for their first visit! DC RolePlay creates innovative West Coast Swing dance routines that emphasize leader-follower role switching regardless of gender; they will teach the pre-dance lesson (Beginner West Coast Swing) from 7-8 pm, included in your admission. Team member Kelli Kilgore will be our DJ for the evening. A regular DJ on the DC circuit, we look forward to having her back to spin the tunes from 8-11 pm with our Westie Power Hour, all WCS music, from 10-11 pm!
- $10 for CSDS Members
- $13 for Non-Members
- $5 for Students (FT w/ID), First-Time Attendees and
   CSDS Members with August Birthdays!
- Children Under 16 are Free! (childcare not provided)  
FOOTWEAR: please wear either dance shoes or light-colored soles; whatever you wear must be non-marking.
ANY QUESTIONS: Let us know!   
July Dance Recap
We had a great turnout for our July dance; Eddie + Adela taught a Beginner WCS lesson to a packed room and then DJ'd the dance. Katie Bigelow ran our For Fun Jack & Jill contest; we had 5 judges and 8 couples who danced to 2 songs with the second song having a fun twist, each partner had to hold on to a stretchy band while dancing! Scott Brandt and Rachel Holdren came out as the winning couple in a very strong field! Everyone who participated, including our Judges, received a goodie bag and the winners also got some CSDS swag. We can't wait to do this again! Special thanks to Dan Sweet for coming down from NoVA to be with us and take pictures!
Full house for the lesson!
Warm up drill during the lesson.

J&J contest winners, Scott and Rachel!

Dance Resources
Aug. 2-5: Midwest Westie Fest - Kansas City, MO
Aug. 2-5:  Swingtacular - Burlingame, CA
Aug. 2-5: New England Dance Festival - Newton, MA
Aug. 9-12: Swing Fling - Herndon, VA
Aug. 16-19:  Palm Springs Dance Classic - CA
Aug. 17-19:  Chicagoland Dance Festival - Rosemont, IL
Aug. 23-26:  Summer Hummer - Framingham, MA
Aug. 30-Sep. 2:  River City Swing - FL
Aug. 30-Sep. 2:  Desert City Swing - Phoenix, CA
Aug. 31-Sep. 2: Dallas Dance - Irving, TX
Sep. 6-9:  Trilogy Swing - Raleigh/Durham, NC
Sep. 6-9: ESS Camp - Phoenix, AZ
Sep. 14-16: Austin Rocks - Austin, TX
Sep. 20-23:  Meet Me in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
Sep. 27-30:  Atlanta Swing Classic - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 4-7:   Boogie By The Bay - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 19-21:  Swustlicious - King of Prussia, PA
Oct. 25-28:  Swing City Chicago - Lombard, IL
Nov. 15-18:  DC Swing eXperience  - Herndon, VA
Nov. 21-25:  US Open - Burbank, CA
Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Swingle Bell Rock - Newark, NJ
Nov. 29-Dec. 2:  The After Party - Irvine, CA
Dec. 6-9:  Upstate Dance Challenge - Saratoga Springs, NY
Dec. 28-Jan. 1:  Floorplay Swing Vacation - Orlando, FL
Dec. 28-Jan. 1: Spotlight New Years - Ypsilanti, MI
Dec. 28-Jan. 1:  New Year's Boston - Framingham, MA
Jan. 17-20:  ASDC - Austin, TX
Jan. 24-27:  Derby City Swing - Louisville, KY
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Charlotte Westie Fest - Charlotte, NC
Feb. 28-Mar. 3:  MADjam - Baltimore, MD

Know of a dance event not mentioned above? Let us know so we can list it and help spread the word, thank you!

Adela is often the Table/Group Dinner Organizer for events attended by "C-ville Westies" (and Central VA) dancers ~ if you're planning to go to any of these or other events, let her know! And reserve your hotel room ASAP as the event hotels usually sell out well in advance; you can always cancel it later. Don't wait until you decide to go to book your room; it will be too late!

Gaia Read often organizes roadtrips from Charlottesville for the DC/MD/NoVA dances/events; contact her if you're interested in carpooling sometime.

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