Charlottesville Swing Dance Society
Swing Dance News ~ February 2020                                    
Attendees of CSDS functions are expected to be
familiar with and abide by our Code of Conduct!

~ This Month ~

Saturday, Feb. 15th
7-8 pm Lesson
8-11 pm Dance
February Dance
7:30-9 pm Dancing
Admission: $2 per Person (exact change please!)

Saturday, Feb. 8th 
Sunday, Feb. 9th  
Sunday, Feb. 9th
Sunday, Feb. 9th 
Saturday, Feb. 15th  
Saturday, Feb. 22nd 
Saturday, Feb. 22nd 
Sunday, Feb. 23rd 
Saturday, Feb. 29th
Saturday, Feb. 29th
*CSDS lists non-CSDS dance hosts and events as a courtesy. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice so confirm all details with Event Hosts (not CSDS!).  
Event Hosts:  send us info about your monthly events by the 20th to ensure inclusion in the following month's Newsletter.

February CSDS

Member Birthdays

Kathy Stacy (4th)
Kathy Chang (5th) 
Alex Schult (5th)
John Williams (7th)
Carole Holbrook (9th)
Jerry Scaglione (12th)
June Taft (16th)
Beth Gordon (23rd) 
($5 Admission for Members the Month of your Birthday)
Members, let us know if
we've missed your birthday!
~ Dance Schedule ~
2020 Dates:
January 18th - MAC 
February 15th - ICUMC 
March 21st - ICUMC 
April 18th - ICUMC 
May 16th - ICUMC 
June 20th - MAC 
July 18th - MAC 
August 15th
September 19th
October 17th
November 28th (4th Sat.)
December 19th 
- $10 CSDS Members
- $13 Non-Members
- $5 Students (Full-Time
   with ID), First-Timers   
- Children 17 & Under Free
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 like our Workshop Weekends! 
Board of Directors
&  Helpers

Board of Directors

Ed Guida  


Bonnie Strickler

  Vice President 

Jim Naffin


Gaia Read


Katie Bigelow

  Talent Coordinator  

Kyla Miller


Adela Su  

  Newsletter, Social Media 

Robert Tran


Kristin Wenger  

  Volunteer Coordinator 



Brian Muszynski 

  Sound System  

June Taft


Tammy Davis



Next BoD Meeting

Monday, Feb. 3rd, 7 pm     

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

Charlotte Westie Fest 
C-ville/Central VA Westies going to Charlotte Westie Fest are invited to the C-ville Westies Saturday night pizza party, 6-7 pm (Room # TBA). $10 Per person gets you pizza and super salad; BYO beverage. Pre-payment is required and due by Sunday, Jan. 26th as I'll order the pizza online ahead of time. If you'd like to join us,  let me know and I'll provide info. on how to send payment! ~ Adela
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, February 15th ~
Instructor/DJ Keith Stremmel
( Photo Courtesy of Carl Lind)
PA dancer Keith Stremmel returns to be our lesson instructor/DJ on Saturday, February 15th, at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Keith is a full-time dance professional who has been dancing since 1999 and teaching since 2006. Keith does it all: West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub 2-Step, Country 2-Step, etc. and we're excited to have him back at CSDS!
7:00-8:00 pm  Lesson (TBA) 
8:00-11:00 pm  Dance
$10 CSDS Members
$13 Non-CSDS Members
$5 Students (FT w/ID) & First-Time Attendees
$5 CSDS Members with February Birthdays :-)  
Children 17 & Under are Free (childcare not provided)
Keith is available for Private Lessons which are a great way to get personalized instruction. Take a lesson by yourself or with a friend or two to make it more affordable. Contact Keith to schedule yours! 
Please wear either dance shoes or light-colored soles; whatever you wear must be non-marking!
Attendees of CSDS events are expected to be familiar with and abide by our  Code of Conduct

In the event of inclement weather, we will post any schedule updates/changes on our  public Facebook page (you don't have to have an account), by 2 pm. 
ANY QUESTIONS: Let us know!
Celebration of Life &
Fundraiser Dance for Lisa Morales
( October 10, 1957 ~ December 30, 2019)

Please share and help us spread the word! If you can help out at the event, contact hostess Kim Perkins, thank you! 
Lisa with ESL Students 
Celebration of Dance ~ Friday, Feb. 28th 
Charlottesville Parks & Rec and the National Dance Foundation are hosting a Celebration of Dance event to promote National Dance Week, Friday, February 28th at 6 pm at the Carver Rec Center. CSDS will be participating this year as one of the showcased local dance groups, and we invite you to join us (more details to come)! There is also a  Poster Contest with prizes awarded for the best entry for the topic: What does dance look like? Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the event on February 28th. Entry deadline is February 10th. Any questions, contact  Maria Daniel, National Dance Foundation Ambassador.
Helpers Wanted!
Would you enjoy free admission to a CSDS dance? CSDS is a non-profit organization and is 100% run by volunteers. It "takes a village" to host a dance. Volunteer Coordinator Kristin Wenger is collecting names of CSDS members who would be willing to help out from time to time in exchange for free admission. We need helpers to set up, sit at the registration desk, clean up, or help with the snack table.  Let her know if you are interested. NO OBLIGATION REQUIRED. Thank you for helping to support your local dance club!
Dance Resources
Jan. 30-Feb.2:  Charlotte Westie Fest - Charlotte, NC
Feb. 13-16:  Capital Swing - Sacramento, CA
Feb. 20-23:  Rose City Swing - Tigard, OR
Feb. 22-27:  WCS Champions at Sea - Western Caribbean
Mar. 5-8:  MADjam - Baltimore, MD
Mar. 19-22:  Chicago Classic - Oakbrook, IL
Mar. 19-22:  Boston Tea Party - Newton, MA
Mar. 26-29:  5280 Westival - Aurora, CO
Apr. 2-5:  ESS Boston - Boxboro, MA
Apr. 3-5:  Swingover - Orlando, FL
Apr. 9-12:  Easter Swing - Bellevue, WA
Apr. 16-19:  City of Angels - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 23-27:   Swing Dance America - Lake Geneva, WI
May 7-10:  ULTRA Westie Fest - San Diego, CA
May 21-24:  Grand Nationals (20th!) - Atlanta, GA
Jun. 11-14:  J&J O'Rama - Garden Grove, CA
Jun. 18-21:  Mastery of Swing - Morristown, NJ
Jun. 25-28:  Liberty Swing - New Brunswick, NJ
Jul. 10-13: Jordan & Tatiana Workshops - NC
Jul. 23-26:  SwingTime - Aurora, CO
Aug. 6-9: Swing Fling - Herndon, VA
Aug. 27-30:  Summer Hummer - Framingham, MA
Sep. 10-13:  Trilogy Swing - Durham, NC
Sep. 24-27:  Atlanta Swing Classic - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Swing City Chicago - IL
Nov. 19-22:  DC Swing eXperience - Herndon, VA
Dec. 3-6:  Swingle Bell Rock - NJ

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!

Dance Planning (Events/Rides/Roomies): join the  CSDS Planning group to start planning *your* dance fun!

* Confirm all events with their hosts (not CSDS)!

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