Charlottesville Swing Dance Society
Swing Dance News ~ February 2019                                     
(Established 10/15/15)

~ This Month ~

Saturday, Feb. 16th
Alyssa Gillespie
& Rob Glover
Beginner Intensive
& Evening Dance
February Dance
Saturday, Feb. 9th
Saturday, Feb. 9th
WCS Workshops & Winter Blues Dance with Eddie + Adela (Christiansburg) 
Sunday, Feb. 10th  
Sunday, Feb. 10th
Saturday, Feb. 16th 
Saturday, Feb. 23rd 
Saturday, Feb. 23rd 
Saturday, Feb. 23rd 
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.

February CSDS

Member Birthdays

Kathy Stacy (4th)
Kathy Chang (5th)
John Williams (7th)
Carole Abel (9th)
Yolanda Shelton (9th)
Jerry Scaglione (12th)
June Taft (16th) 
($5 Admission for Members the Month of your Birthday)
Members, let us know if
we've missed your birthday!
~ Dance Schedule ~
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  
  Workshop Weekend w/Pro
September 21st ~ ICUMC 
October 19th ~ ICUMC  
  Halloween Dance 
November 23rd ~ ICUMC
December 21st ~ 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

Board of Directors

Ed Guida 


Bonnie Strickler 

  Vice President

Jim Naffin 


Gaia Read


Katie Bigelow 

  DJ, Instructor, Workshop

  Weekend Coordinator 

Mark DeBow 

  Director at Large 

Robert Tran




Lisa Morales 

  Swing Swap Hostess/DJ

Brian Muszynski 

  Sound System, Signs  

Kim Perkins


Adela Su

  Newsletter Editor, Social

  Media, Webmaster 

June Taft



Next BOD Meeting

Monday, Feb. 4th, 7 pm 

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

I had the great pleasure to see former Charlottesvillian and CSDS dancer JeAnne Frey, in Austin Texas, at ASDC dance event! JeAnne says hello to everyone!
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, February 16th ~
West Coast Swing
Beginner Intensive & Evening Dance
with Alyssa Gillespie + Rob Glover
Photo Courtesy of Dan Yamamoto 
Charlottesville's rock star All Star level dancer, competitor and pro Alyssa Gillespie, with her professional Showcase routine partner, pro Rob Glover of Boston, have something special planned for us this month, on Saturday, February 16th. They are teaching a Beginner West Coast Swing Intensive in the afternoon, and then Rob will be the DJ at our evening dance! 
Learn to dance West Coast Swing! Already know some West Coast Swing, then solidify your basics! Experienced West Coast Swing dancers, learn the opposite role! This is for ALL of us! Spend 3 hours in a friendly beginner-oriented group lesson with Alyssa and Rob, both accomplished dancers with years of experience teaching beginner-thru-advanced level dancers in many different styles of partner dance.  In 2018, they competed professionally at the US Open Swing Dance Championships in the Showcase Division!
3:45 - 4:00 pm: Registration
4:00 - 7:00 pm: Intensive
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Dinner
8:00 - 11:00 pm: Dance

Intensive (4-7 pm):  
- $25 per Dancer 
- Partner not required! 
Dinner (7-8 pm):  
- $10 per Person (RSVP by 2/13 for headcount)
Dance (8-11 pm):  
- $10 CSDS Members
- $13 Non-Members
- $5 Students (FT w/ID) & First-Timers
- Children Under 16 are Free
- Intensive/First-Time Attendees are Free w/Voucher

1) PayPal to CSDS ([email protected]).
2) On Site: cash, check, credit card & PayPal.

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

As parking is limited, we encourage you to carpool to our dance. In the event of inclement weather, we will post any schedule updates/changes on our public FB page (you don't have to have an account), by 1 pm. 
ANY QUESTIONS: Let us know !  
Alyssa & Rob, Showcase Routine, at DCSX!
(Photo Courtesy of Jeannette Senn)
Shoe & Tell @ the February Dance!

Adela and Tammy are hosting their 3rd Annual Shoe & Tell at the CSDS February dance! After the break (approx. 9:15 pm), come visit them in the lobby to learn all about dance shoes and  why you might want to get a pair! They will have a variety of men's and women's dance shoes, to let you see and feel them, and talk to anyone who is interested to hear the pros and cons of each style. While they will not be selling any shoes, they will have a small collection of used shoes that are free to a good home! If anyone has dance shoes that they no longer wear, yet still have some life in them, please get them to Adela or Tammy, or bring them to the dance! See the Facebook event for all the details!
Group Classes with Kristin!  
Kristin Wenger's next session of Tuesday night group classes, through our community partner, the County of Albemarle Parks & Rec Dept., begins March 5th! West Coast Swing Level 2 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, and Nightclub 2-Step Level 1 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Classes are held at the Murray High School gym, the same location as CSDS' Swing Swap on Thursday nights. Please register for Kristin's classes online as she cannot take payments in class! Any questions, ask Kristin! #gettoclass
Dance Resources
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
Mar. 29-31:  Swing Over Orlando - Orlando, FL
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
Jun. 27-30:  Liberty Swing - New Brunswick, NJ
Jul. 4-7: Wild Wild Westie - Dallas, TX
Jul. 25-28:  SwingTime - Aurora, CO
Aug. 8-11:  Swing Fling - Herndon, VA
Aug. 22-25:  Summer Hummer - Framingham, MA
Aug. 29-Sep. 2:  River City Swing - FL
Sep. 5-8: Trilogy Swing - Raleigh-Durham, NC
Sep. 26-29:  Meet Me in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
Oct. 3-6:  Boogie by the Bay - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 10-13: Atlanta Swing Classic - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 24-27: Swing City Chicago - Lombard, IL
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Tampa Bay Classic - St. Pete, FL
Nov. 14-17:  DCSX - Herndon, VA
Nov. 28-Dec. 1:  The Open - Burbank, CA

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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