Charlottesville Swing Dance Society
Swing Dance News ~ November 2017                                     
(Established 10/15/15)

~ Next Dance ~

Saturday, Nov. 25th
(4th Saturday!)
7-8 pm Lesson
Beg. Country 2-Step
8-11 pm Dance
November Dance
Saturday, Nov. 25th 
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* 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.

November CSDS

Member Birthdays

Ilon Weeldreyer (4th)
Michelle Grasso (5th)
Michele Smith (6th)
Ed Tharnish (6th)
Annette Hayes (7th)
James Drahan (18th)
Carl Lind (19th)
Jeff Freeman (20th)
Kristin Wenger (20th)
Angela Howerton (21st)
Wendy Frazer (23rd)
Katy Frei (26th) 
($5 Admission for Members the Month of your Birthday)
Members, let us know if we've missed your birthday!

~ Dance Schedule ~


January 21st ~ ICUMC 
February 18th ~ ICUMC
March 18th ~ ICUMC 
  Board of Directors Election
  Workshop Weekend w/Ben
  McHenry Cameo Cross 
April 15th ~ ICUMC
May 20th ~ MAC 
June 17th ~ MAC
July 15th ~ MAC  
  "Bring-A-Friend" Night 
August 19th ~ ICUMC  
  Workshop Weekend
  w/Pro Tara Trafzer 
September 16th ~ ICUMC 
October 21st ~ ICUMC 
  Halloween Dance 
November 25th ~ ICUMC 
December 16th ~ 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, Nov. 9th     

6:15 pm,  email CSDS for
location. Members welcome!
~ Booty's Corner ~
Atlanta Swing Classic 2017

I got to dance a Spotlight with Pro, Sean McKeever, in the ProAm Jack & Jill Challenge!

At the ATL Airport, heading home after a super fun weekend!
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, Nov. 25th ~
(4th Saturday this Month!)
Instructor/DJ Jeff Freeman
 Jeff + Mary Rose
We welcome back instructor and DJ Jeff Freeman, assisted by Mary Rose Serafini, at our November dance, which will be on the 4th Saturday this month, at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church . Jeff and Mary Rose will teach a Beginner lesson in Country 2-Step from 7-8 pm, included in your admission, and then be our DJs from 8-11 pm. 
- $10 for CSDS Members
- $13 for Non Members
- $5 for Students (full time w/ID), First Time Attendees &
  CSDS Members November Birthdays :-)

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.  
Next Area Dance Event ...

C-ville Westies Pizza Party @ DCSX 2016
Lots of Charlottesville Westies will be at the next area dance event, DCSX, from November 16th-19th, in Herndon, VA. It's another 4-day event of social dancing, workshops, performances and competition with dancers from all over, and the Saturday night C-ville Westies pizza party too! All Charlottesville and Central VA dancers are invited; for all the details, contact  Adela. RSVPs and payment are due Monday, November 13th!
Halloween Dance Recap
Special thanks to Maryland dancer Kelli Kilgore for coming to be our DJ, and to Kristin Wenger for hosting her! What a fun time and great music at our annual Halloween dance! Fantastic costumes too!

Costume Contest Winners!

Prizes, Prizes!!

Dance Resources
Skippy Blair
Dance Connection (Shoes, Boots, Custom Orthotics)
Apple Dance Shoes
Upcoming Dance Events
Nov. 9-12: Swingin' New England - Newton, MA
Nov. 16-19: DCSX - Herndon, VA
Nov. 23-26:   US Open - Burbank, CA
Nov. 30-Dec. 3:  The After Party - Irvine, CA
Dec. 2-7:  Champions at Sea Cruise - Western Caribbean
Dec. 28-Jan. 1: Floorplay Swing Vacation - Orlando, FL
Dec. 28-Jan. 1: Spotlight New Years - Ypsilanti, MI
Dec. 28-Jan. 1:  New Year's Boston - Framingham, MA
Dec. 28-Jan. 1:  Palm Springs New Years  - Palm Springs
Jan. 11-14: ASDC - Austin, TX
Jan. 12-14: Freedom Swing - Claymont, DE
Jan. 25-28:  Derby City Swing - Louisville, KY
Feb. 1-4:  Charlotte Westie Fest - Charlotte, NC
Feb. ??:  Sweet Side of Swing - Atlanta, GA
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
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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