Charlottesville Swing Dance Society
Swing Dance News ~ December 2017                                     
(Established 10/15/15)

~ Next Dance ~

6-7 pm Lesson
Beg. Nightclub 2-Step
7-8 pm Dinner
8-11 pm Dance
December Dance
Visit the CSDS website!
* CSDS lists non-CSDS events as a courtesy to their hosts; reciprocity is expected. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice so confirm all details with Event Hosts (not CSDS). Event Hosts: send info about your events by the preceding Wednesday to ensure inclusion in our Monthly Dance Announcements, and by the 20th to ensure inclusion in the following month's Newsletter.

December CSDS

Member Birthdays

Joella Sloane (1st)
Bonnie Strickler (1st)
Gerry Sackett (5th)
Scott Brandt (6th)
Bonny Branch (12th)
Vic Gregor (17th)
Peg Miller (17th) 
($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
  Workshop Weekend??
April 21st ~ ICUMC
May 19th ~ MAC 
June 16th ~ MAC
July 21st ~ MAC  
  "Bring-A-Friend" Night 
August 18th ~ ICUMC  
September 15th ~ ICUMC 
October 20th ~ ICUMC 
  Halloween Dance 
November 24th ~ ICUMC 
December 15th ~ ICUMC 
  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 (2017/2018)

Board of Directors

April Northcutt


Bonnie Strickler

  Vice President 

Alyssa Gillespie


Mark DeBow


Ed Guida   


Rich Gullick


Christina Morton




Allison Bennett 


Beth DeBow


Wendy Frazer


Leon Gorman

  Dance Greeter

Lisa Morales 

  Swing Swap Hostess/DJ

Brian Muszynski 

  Sound System, Signs  

Billy Northcutt

  Swing Swap Instructor 

Kim Perkins


Larry Saunders

  PayPal Account 

Adela Su

  Newsletter Editor, Social


June Taft



Next BOD Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 7th     

6:15 pm,  email CSDS for
location. Members welcome!
~ Booty's Corner ~
Swingin' New England 2017

Tammy and I loved seeing former C'ville resident (and still a CSDS Member!) Ginny Larson, when we were in the Boston area for Swinging' New England!
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, Dec. 16th ~
Holiday Dance &
Members Appreciation Dinner!
Instructor/DJ Kristin Wenger
We look forward to seeing you at our Holiday Dance on Saturday, December 16th, at the Ivy Creek United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall . We are also hosting a Members Appreciation Dinner! It's free for CSDS Members and non-members are welcome to attend for a fee. Festive attire is encouraged.

Kristin Wenger will teach a Beginner lesson in Nightclub 2-Step from 6-7 pm, included in your admission, dinner is 7-8 pm and then Kristin will be our DJ from 8-11 pm.
Here's the dinner menu:

- Seared Salmon
- Stuffed Chicken Breast
- Curried Vegetables over Basmati Rice (Vegan!)
- Herb-Roasted Red Potatoes
- Snow Peas & Shiitake Sauté
- Broccoli & Cheddar Casserole
- 3 Bean Salad

CSDS Members: Free!!
Non-Members: $15 for Lesson/Dinner; $25 for Lesson/Dinner/Dance

CSDS Members: Free!
Non-Members: $13
Students (full time w/ID): $5

You must RSVP for dinner by Sunday, December 10th!
Everyone (members and non-members) should RSVP by sending an email to; let us know how many are coming and if you're members or non-members. 

PAYMENT for NON-MEMBERS: You can pay by PayPal (coming soon, at or on-site.

NON-MEMBERS: Instead of paying $25 for the dinner & dance, why not become a CSDS member for just $15, take advantage of member pricing for our dances and workshop weekends for the coming year, and then the December dinner and dance are FREE?! You can become a member here ( or pay on-site.

FOOTWEAR: please wear either dance shoes or light-colored soles; whatever you wear must be non-marking!

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As parking is limited, we encourage you to carpool to our dance. In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made by 2 pm and we will post on our public Facebook page (you don't have to have an account) if we are having or cancelling our dance.  
Dance Events Preview + Roundup
Charlotte Westie Fest 2017
Charlotte Westie Fest is the next regional weekend dance event, February 1st-4th. If you're even thinking about going,  reserve your hotel room now while they are available; you can always cancel it later. Our own Alyssa Gillespie is on staff!

While you're at it, if you're also thinking about going to MADjam, March 1st-4th in Baltimore, go ahead and reserve that room too!
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Swing City Chicago 2017

Charlottesville Westies Pizza Party, DCSX2017 
(Photo by Edwin Roa)
Dance Resources
Skippy Blair
Dance Connection (Shoes, Boots, Custom Orthotics)
Apple Dance Shoes
Upcoming Dance Events
Nov. 30-Dec. 3:  The After Party - Irvine, CA
Dec. 2-7:  Champions at Sea Cruise - Western Caribbean
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
Dec. 28-Jan. 1:  Palm Springs New Years  - Palm Springs
Jan. 11-14: ASDC - Austin, TX
Jan. 12-14: Freedom Swing - Claymont, DE
Jan. 18-22:  SwingCouver - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jan. 25-28:  Derby City Swing - Louisville, KY
Feb. 1-4:  Charlotte Westie Fest - Charlotte, NC
Feb. 9-11: Dance Camp Chicago - Oak Brook, IL
Feb. 15-18:  Capital Swing - Sacramento, CA
Mar. 1-4: MADjam - Baltimore, MD
Mar. 9-11:  Chicago Classic - Lombard, IL
Mar. 22-25:  Swing Over Orlando - Orlando, FL
Mar. 22-25: Boston Tea Party - Newton, MA
Mar. 22-25: 5280 Westival - Denver, CO
Mar. 23-25: Novice Invitational - Houston, TX
Mar. 29-Apr. 1:  Easter Swing - Seattle, WA
April ??:  Sweet Side of Swing - Atlanta, GA
Apr. 12-15:  City of Angels - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 19-22:  ESS Camp - Boxborough, MA
Apr. 26-29:  Swing Dance America - Lake Geneva, WI
May 24-27: Grand Nationals - Atlanta, GA

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!

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