Charlottesville Swing Dance Society
Swing Dance News ~ July 2019                                     
Attendees of CSDS functions are expected to be
familiar with and abide by our Code of Conduct!

~ This Month ~

Saturday, July 20th
Eddie + Adela
6-7 pm Potluck Tailgate
(rain cancels)
7-8 pm Lesson
West Coast Swing
(Intermediate Level)
8-11 pm Dance
July Dance
DJ: Lisa Morales
Instructor: Kevin Sumter

Saturday, July 6th    
Saturday, July 13th
Smooth Sailing's 2nd Saturday Westie Dance

Sunday, July 14th   
Sunday, July 14th   
Saturday, July 20th    
Sunday, July 21st 
Friday, July 26th
Saturday, July 27th
Visit the  CSDS website!
* 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 Hostssend us info about your events by the 20th to ensure inclusion in the following month's Newsletter.


Member Birthdays

Leigh Gordon (4th)
Tony Tonti (7th) 
Rich Gullick (10th)
Kim Perkins (10th)
Alyssa Gillespie (18th)
John Robertson (19th)
Jennifer Daly (21st)
Alexis Mehring (29th) 
($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  
  General Membership
  Meeting & Annual 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
  (4th Saturday) 
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

  Talent Coordinator  

Kyla Miller


Adela Su  

  Newsletter, Social Media 

Robert Tran


Kristin Wenger  

  Volunteer Coordinator 



Lisa Morales 

  Swing Swap Hostess/DJ,

  Nominating Committee 

Brian Muszynski 

  Sound System, Signs  

June Taft



Next BoD Meeting

Tuesday, July 2nd, 7 pm 

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

Bonnie's July 4th Party ... 
Bonnie is super sad her schedule prevents her from hosting her annual July 4th Pool Party. Thank you Bonnie, from all of us, for all the parties you HAVE hosted, for so many years! We greatly appreciate your generosity in opening up your home to us. 
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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Brandi Guild Workshops!
Earlybird registration (thru July 21st) is open for our West Coast Swing Workshops and Dance with California WCS pro Brandi Guild, Saturday, August 17th, at the  Ivy Creek United Methodist Church. See all the details and register online  here!
~ Saturday, July 20th ~
with Eddie + Adela 
CSDS holds our next dance on Saturday, July 20th at the Municipal Arts Center with Eddie + Adela as our lesson instructors and deejays for the evening! Eddie and Adela have been a teaching couple in Charlottesville and Central VA since 2006, offering pre-dance lessons, group classes, workshops and private lessons, with a fondness for technique/drills instruction (they host a monthly Sunday afternoon Drills Class). 

For those who are interested, we are having another Potluck Tailgate in the parking lot from 6-7 pm; bring a lawn chair and something to share if you can and CSDS will provide tableware and beverages.
Rain cancels! We will send out an email by 2 pm that day to confirm/cancel. 
6:00 - 7:00 pm:  Potluck Tailgate (rain cancels) 
7:00 - 8:00 pm:  Lesson (inc. in admission)
West Coast Swing Fancy Footwork (should know basics) 
8:00 - 11:00 pm: Dance
- $10 CSDS Members
- $13 Non-Members
- $5 Students (FT w/ID) & First-Time Attendees 
- $5 for CSDS Members with July Birthdays :-) 
- Children Under 16 are Free (no childcare services) 
FOOTWEAR: please wear either dance shoes or light-colored soles; whatever you wear must be non-marking!

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!    
Swing Swap Summer Schedule
Swing Swap is at The (Senior) Center for the summer. Here is the weekly schedule: 

6:30-7:30 pm:  West Coast Swing Lesson with Kevin
  - $10 for non-Center Members
  - Free for Center Members
7:30-9:00 pm:  Dancing with DJ Lisa (Free!)

Swing Swap is CANCELLED Thursday, July 4th!!

Thank you Lisa and Kevin, for being such awesome hosts for so many years!
June Dance Recap
Potluck Tailgaters
Lesson time!
Routine Dancers!!

What a great time we had at the June dance! Perfect weather for our Potluck Tailgate in the parking lot, thanks everyone for coming and for the food you brought. Kristin taught a fun lesson, played some great music and then she and her students performed the routine they learned in her Spring choreography class ~ congrats to all, you did such an amazing job!! We also had some out of town dancers who came to play with us ~ thank you for making the trip and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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 sit at the registration desk, clean up, or help with the snack table.  Let her know if you are interested, or reply to this post. NO OBLIGATION REQUIRED. Thank you!
Dance Resources
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
Dec. 5-8:  Swingle Bell Rock - NJ/NY
Dec. 28-Jan. 1:  Spotlight New Years - Ypsilanti, MI
Jan. 16-19:  ASDC - Austin, TX
Jan. 17-19:  Freedom Swing - Claymont, DE
Jan. 23-26:  Derby City Swing - Louisville, KY
Jan. 30-Feb.2:  Charlotte Westie Fest - Charlotte, NC
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
March:  Swing Over Orlando - 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

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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