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

~ This Month ~

Saturday, March 21st
Jacen Northcutt
DJ Billy Northcutt
7-8 pm Lesson
8-11 pm Dance
March Dance
7:30-9 pm Dancing
Admission: $2 per Person (exact change please!)

Sunday, Mar. 1st
Sunday, Mar. 8th
Saturday, Mar. 14th 
Sunday, Mar. 15th
Saturday, Mar. 21st
CSDS Dance with Jacen + Billy Northcutt
Saturday, Mar. 28th 
Saturday, Mar. 28th  
Saturday, Mar. 28th
*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.

March CSDS

Member Birthdays

Gina Fletcher (4th)
Linda Perry (4th)  
Mayra Boldan (12th)
Emily Shields (12th)
Sheila Parker (19th)
Caroline Clymer (29th) 
($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
  Membership Meeting &
  Board of Directors Election 
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, March 2, 7 pm     

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

MADjam 2020
C-ville/Central VA Westies, are you going to MADjam?! Eddie and I hope to get a suite so we can host our usual Saturday night group dinner, so if you're going,  let us know so we can keep you in the loop!
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, March 21st ~
Jacen & Billy Northcutt
( Photos Courtesy of Carl Lind)
CSDS looks forward to seeing everyone at our March 21st dance at the  Ivy Creek United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Our lesson instructor is Jacen Northcutt; he'll be teaching the pre-dance lesson from 7-8 pm, West Coast Swing Building On Basics. Billy Northcutt is our DJ from 8-11 pm.  
Jacen has been dancing about 7 years and competes as an Advanced level leader; he placed 3rd with his partner with their routine in the Young Adult Division at the US Open Swing Dance Championships in both 2018 and 2019. Locally, many of us remember the first time he  danced with pro Tren Veal in May 2013 at a Rocktown Rocks dance, something he continues to do every time they come to town! Jacen enjoys teaching and sharing his passion for dancing and is an instructor at Smooth Sailing Ballroom, teaching a weekly Wednesday night group class in West Coast Swing. He is also available for private lessons, contact  Jacen to schedule yours today!  
Billy Northcutt has been dancing and competing in West Coast Swing for about 8 years, and currently competes as an Advanced level leader. He occasionally teaches at local area dances, and is available for private lessons. The Northcutts enjoy dancing at local area dances and traveling to events to dance and compete when able.
7:00-8:00 pm  Lesson (inc. in Admission) 
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 March Birthdays :-)  
Children 17 & Under are Free (childcare not provided)
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!
Lisa Morales Celebration of Life/Fundraiser 
Thanks to all who attended the Celebration of Life & Fundraiser for Lisa Morales last month ~ we raised almost $9,000 with more donations expected. Host Kim Perkins plans to make this an annual affair; if you'd like to get updates, send us your email address!
Stacy and Sue Suter taught some fun line dances that had everyone out on the dance floor!
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
Mar. 5-8:  MADjam - Baltimore, MD
Mar. 13-15:  All Star Swing Jam - Concord, CA
Mar. 19-22:  Chicago Classic - Oakbrook, IL
Mar. 19-22:  Boston Tea Party - Newton, MA
Mar. 26-29:  5280 Westival - Aurora, CO
Mar. 27-29: Novice Invitational - Houston, TX
Apr. 2-5:  ESS Boston - Boxboro, MA
Apr. 3-5:  Swingover - Orlando, FL
Apr. 9-12:  Easter Swing - Bellevue, WA
Apr. 9-12:  San Diego Dance Festival - San Diego, CA
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. 9-12:  Portland Dance Festival - Portland, OR
Jul. 10-13: Jordan & Tatiana Workshops - NC
Jul. 16-19:  Midwest Westie Fest - Kansas City, MO
Jul. 23-26:  SwingTime - Aurora, CO
Aug. 6-9: Swing Fling - Herndon, VA
Aug. 14-16:  Palm Springs Summer Swing - CA
Aug. 21-23: Chicagoland Dance Festival - Rosemont, IL
Aug. 27-30:  Summer Hummer - Framingham, MA
Sep. 10-13:  Trilogy Swing - Durham, NC
Sep. 24-27:  Atlanta Swing Classic - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 8-11:  Boogie By The Bay - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 16-18:  Swustlicious - King of Prussia, PA
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!

Join the CSDS Planning Group to coordinate rides, rooms and events with other CSDS/Central VA dancers.

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

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