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

~ Next Dance ~

Instructor Adela Su
7-8 pm Lesson
West Coast Swing
8-11 pm Dance
DJ Lo Mac
January Dance
Saturday, Jan. 13th 
Sunday, Jan. 14th

Kristin's WCS Practica

Sunday, Jan. 14th  
Resilient Feet for Healthy Dancers with Katie Bigelow, before the California Mix Dance  
Saturday, Jan. 20th   
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)
Mary Sullivan (5th)
Bonny Branch (12th)
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 ~


January 20th ~ ICUMC 
February 17th ~ ICUMC
March 17th ~ ICUMC 
  Board of Directors Election
April 21st ~ ICUMC
  Workshop Weekend 
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, January 11th    

6:15 pm,  email CSDS for
location. Members welcome!
~ Booty's Corner ~
Special Thank You ...

... to my dear friend Carl Lind of Rocktown Rocks, for all of the pictures he takes of all of us, like the hilarious one above, at local dances, weekend events and elsewhere, so that we have something by which to remember the fun times we have both on and off the dance floor! You're such an asset to our dance community Carl, but most of all, you're a wonderful human being! Thank you! <3
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, January 20th ~
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We look forward to seeing you at our first dance in the New Year, on Saturday, January 20th, at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Local dancer and instructor Adela Su will teach an Intermediate lesson in West Coast Swing from 7-8 pm, included in your admission, and then Maryland dancer and DJ Lorenza McCann (photo courtesy of Carl Lind) will spin the tunes from 8-11 pm! Followers, LoMac is a fantastic leader so you are in for a real treat! It's also College Night - students with ID get in for free! 
- $10 for CSDS Members
- $13 for Non Members
- $5 for First Time Attendees & CSDS Members with
   January Birthdays :-)
- College Night! Students with ID get in for FREE!

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.  
Swing Swap
Resumes Thursday, January 4th!
Kristin's Group Dance Classes

Photo Courtesy of Carl Lind
Kristin Wenger's new session of  beginner group dance classes starts Tuesday, January 9th! The sessions are 6-weeks long with Beginner West Coast Swing from 6-7:30 pm and Beginner Nightclub 2-Step from 7:30-9 pm. Classes are held at the  Murray High School gym, where CSDS' Swing Swap (free!) also takes place on Thursday nights. If you or your friends have been wanting to learn how to dance, this is a great and affordable way to start! This is also a great opportunity for those of you who already know how to dance one role (Leader or Follower), and want to learn the other! You can register online here; please note that pre-registration is required and Kristin cannot accept payment in person/class. Get 2018 off to a great start by getting to dance class!
Freedom Swing Dance Event 
Our own All Star rock star dancer and instructor Alyssa Gillespie is once again part of the professional staff at  Freedom Swing, January 12th-14th, in Claymont, DE. She's also organizing tables for the Charlottesville dancers so if you're planning to attend, let her know!  
CSDS on Charlottesville Inside Out!
Remember when Terri Allard and her film crew came to our July dance and took some video and conducted interviews, for her  Charlottesville Inside Out TV show?! Season 11 begins this month, with shows airing on Thursday nights at 8:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 12:30 pm; CSDS will be featured in the February 8th and 11th shows!! We can't wait to see it!

July 2017 Dance with Terri Allard & the CVIO Film Crew
Holiday Dinner-Dance Recap
Thanks everyone for coming to our Holiday Dinner-Dance, what a nice way to finish up the year in dance! Special thanks to lesson instructor and DJ, Kristin Wenger, and to the entire Board of Directors/Helpers for providing a delicious meal and wonderful evening! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Photos courtesy of Jerry Scaglione and Adela Su.
Dance Resources
Skippy Blair
Dance Connection (Shoes, Boots, Custom Orthotics)
Apple Dance Shoes
Upcoming Dance Events
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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