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

~ This Month ~

Saturday, May 18th
Margie Tuttle
& Jung Choe 
7-8 pm Lesson
West Coast Swing
May Dance

Saturday, May 4th  
Sundays, May 5th + 19th 
Mondays, May 6th, 13th & 20th
Saturday, May 11th

Sunday, May 12th  
Sunday, May 12th 
Saturday, May 18th   

Saturday, May 25th
Saturday, May 25th  
Saturday, May 25th   
West Coast Swing RVA
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

Fernando Aristizabal (3rd) 
Tammy Davis (10th) 
Keith Stremmel (10th) 
Jim Miller (13th)
($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

Thursday, May 9, 7 pm 

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

Intergenerational Swing!
I had the great pleasure to partner with pro Ben McHenry in the Intergenerational Swing contest at Easter Swing, we came in 2nd Place! This is a super fun contest where there must be a 15 year age difference between the partners! Swing Fling will have its own version of this contest called Generations Swing (25 year age difference), in August. Get yer partners now!  
(Photo by Carl Lind)
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, May 18th ~
with Margie Tuttle + Jung Choe  
Photos Courtesy of Jeannette Senn/JSenn Photography 
CSDS is thrilled to welcome DC area dancers/instructors Margie Tuttle + Jung Choe to Charlottesville for their first visit! While many will recognize Margie as the daughter of well-known instructor Debbie Tuttle-Steffanina, Margie is a respected teacher in her own right. Having taught alongside her mom for years, she and partner Jung now teach the Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson every Monday night at Rendezvous Dance Club. Margie has been dancing since the age of 5, starting with tap, ballet, and jazz, then learning West Coast Swing soon after, and assisting her mom with dance classes from an early age. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her love of dance with her students. Jung has been dancing and teaching for more than 20 years, starting in Chicago and growing from there to start his own dance company and run events in Korea, and now living, dancing, and teaching in the DC area. They are regularly on staff at Jay Byam's Palm Springs New Year's & Summer Swing Dance Classic, judging and teaching, and are tearing up the All Star Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing divisions across the country with some impressions wins! You can watch them here in their recent 1st Place winning dance at Boston Tea Party! 
7:00 - 8:00 pm:  Lesson (inc. in admission)
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 May 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!
ISO VOLUNTEERS: we're looking for volunteers to help with our Monthly Dances. Roles include: Set Up, Registration Desk and Tear Down. Compensation is typically free admission to the next dance. Opportunities are available for this Saturday's dance! Contact us to inquire or sign up!

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!
Swing Swap Summer Schedule
Swing Swap will be held at the  Murray High School gym through Thursday, May 30th. We will not have Swing Swap on June 6th and then on June 13th, we return to  The (Senior) Center for the summer with this schedule: 

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

Thank you Lisa and Kevin, and thank you to the staff at Murray High School for hosting us during the school year!
Board of Directors Officers Elected

CSDS is pleased to announce our Officers, elected at the first Board of Directors meeting in April:

President - Ed Guida
Vice President - Bonnie Strickler
Treasurer - Jim Naffin
Secretary - Gaia Read

Our other Directors have these responsibilities:

Talent Coordinator - Katie Bigelow
Website - Kyla Miller
Newsletter/Social Media - Adela Su
Membership - Robert Tran
Volunteer Coordinator - Kristin Wenger

Our official Helpers are:

Swing Swap Hostess/DJ - Lisa Morales
Sound System - Brian Muszynski
Helper @ Large - June Taft

The above mentioned roles and responsibilities by no means encompass everything these volunteers do to keep CSDS running! We are always on the lookout for additional volunteers, especially for o ur Monthly Dances. Roles include Set Up, Registration Desk and Tear Down. Compensation is typically free admission to the next dance. Opportunities are available for this month's dance! Contact us to inquire or sign up!
Dance Resources
May 9-12:  Swing Diego - San Diego, CA
May 23-26:  Grand Nationals - Atlanta, GA
May 30-Jun. 2:  Michigan Classic - Pontiac, MI
Jun. 21-23:  Jordan & Tatiana Workshops - MD
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
Feb. 22-27:  WCS Champions at Sea - Western Caribbean

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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