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

~ Next Dance ~

Saturday, Dec. 15th
6-7 pm Dinner
7-8 pm Lesson
8-11 pm Dance
December Dance
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 us info about your events by the 20th to ensure inclusion in the following month's Newsletter.

December CSDS

Member Birthdays

Joella Sloane (1st)
Bonnie Strickler (1st)
Sean Fussell (5th)
Gerry Sackett (5th)
Mary Sullivan (5th)
Vic Gregor (17th)
Peg Miller (17th)
Jim Naffin (23rd) 
($5 Admission for Members the Month of your Birthday)
Members, let us know if
we've missed your birthday!
~ Dance Schedule ~
December 15th ~ MAC  
  Holiday Dance
January 19th ~ ICUMC 
February 16th ~ ICUMC
March 16th ~ ICUMC 
  Board of Directors Election 
April 20th ~ ICUMC 
May 18th ~ ICUMC 
June 15th ~ MAC
July 20th ~ MAC  
August 17th ~ ICUMC  September 21st ~ ICUMC 
October 19th ~ ICUMC  
  Halloween Dance 
November 23rd ~ ICUMC
December 21st ~ MAC 
- $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




Lisa Morales 

  Swing Swap Hostess/DJ

Brian Muszynski 

  Sound System, Signs  

Kim Perkins

  Refreshments Coordinator  

Adela Su

  Newsletter Editor, Social

  Media, Webmaster 

June Taft



Next BOD Meeting

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 7 pm 

Email CSDS for location.
~ Booty's Corner ~

Eddie and I loved seeing our Norwegian friends, Arild and Ardena, at DCSX!! We first met Arild in 2008 the first time I went with Eddie to visit his family in Oslo; we met Ardena a few years later. Oslo has a growing WCS community and now hosts two events!
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, December 15th ~
with Kristin Wenger
Photo Courtesy of Carl Lind 
CSDS looks forward to seeing everyone at our Holiday Dinner-Dance, with instructor/DJ Kristin Wenger, on Saturday, December 15th at the  Municipal Arts Center (the MAC). Dinner is from 6-7 pm, our lesson is from 7-8 pm (Beginner & Beyond Nightclub 2-Step) and our dance is from 8-11 pm with our Westie Power Hour, all WCS music, from 10-11 pm!
- Stuffed Chicken Breast
- Curried Vegetables over Basmati Rice (GF/Vegan!)
- Seared Blackened Salmon 
- Herb-Roasted Red Potatoes
- Snow Peas & Shiitake Sauté
- 3 Bean Salad
- Dessert
CSDS Members: Free!!
Non-Members: $23
Students: $15

CSDS Members: Free!
Non-Members: $13
Students: $5

Everyone (members and non-members) should RSVP by sending an email to [email protected]; let us know how many are coming and if you're members or non-members.

On site, or you can pay by PayPal at the CSDS website.

Instead of paying $23 for the evening, 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.
ANY QUESTIONS: Let us know!     
~ Swing Swap is Cancelled ~ 
Thursdays, December 20th & 27th
Happy Holidays!
Charlottesville Dancers @ The Open!!
Charlottesville represented well at The Open 2018 in Burbank, CA over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with three local dancers competing their routines! Alyssa Gillespie and partner Rob Glover in the Showcase division, Allison Bennett and partner Ben McHenry in the ProAm division, and Jacen Northcutt and partner Taylor Garrish in the Young Adult division. All three couples knocked it out of the ballpark! Congratulations, we are so proud of you! 

Dance Resources
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. 18-20:  Freedom Swing - Claymont, DE
Jan. 24-27:  Derby City Swing - Louisville, KY
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Charlotte Westie Fest - Charlotte, NC
Feb. 14-17: Capital Swing - Sacramento, CA
Feb. 21-24:  Rose City Swing - Portland, OR
Feb. 28-Mar. 3:  MADjam - Baltimore, MD
Mar. 7-10: Chicago Classic - Lombard, IL
Mar. 21-24:  Boston Tea Party - Newton, MA
Mar. 29-31:  Jordan & Tatiana Workshops - Raleigh, NC
Apr. 11-14:  City of Angels - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 18-21: Easter Swing - Bellevue, WA
Apr. 25-28:  Swing Dance America - Lake Geneva, WI
May 9-12:  Swing Diego - San Diego, CA
May 23-26:  Grand Nationals - Atlanta, GA
May 30-Jun. 2: Michigan Classic - Pontiac, MI

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

Adela is often the Table/Group Dinner Organizer for events attended by Charlottesville Westies ~ 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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