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

~ Next Dance ~

Saturday, Oct. 21st 
Guest DJ
No Lesson This Month!
8-11 pm Dance
October Dance
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.

October CSDS

Member Birthdays

Ed Guida (4th)
Eddie Karoliussen (4th)
Daniel White (4th)
Roger Harris (9th)
Lisa Morales (10th)
Alex Carney (11th)
Marty McGetrick (13th)
Gaia Read (14th)
Ashley Byrd (15th)
Alice Frei (16th)
Ron Mauer (23rd)
Desi Armstrong (24th)
Arnesa Lind (27th)
Dean Wenger (30th) 
($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, October 12th at 

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

Eddie and I had a great time visiting Jason and Rachel's class and practice at LU Swing!
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, October 21st ~
with DJ Kelli Kilgore
 2016 Halloween Dance
Halloween comes early this year when CSDS holds its annual Halloween Dance on Saturday, October 21st at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall). Costumes are not required but are certainly encouraged! Who's going to win a prize this year?! Last year's costumes were fantastic ~ what will you be this Halloween?!  
We will NOT have a pre-dance lesson this month; our dance is 8-11 pm with DJ Kelli Kilgore of Maryland!  
Costume contest winners will be announced during the break at 9:15 pm so make sure you are there by 8:30 pm!

- $10 for CSDS Members
- $13 for Non Members
- $5 for Students (full time w/ID), First Time Attendees &
  CSDS Members October Birthdays :-)

FOOTWEAR: please wear either dance shoes or light-colored soles; whatever you wear must be non-marking!

DJ Kelli Kilgore 

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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.  
Upcoming Regional Dance Events ...

C-ville Westies Pizza Party
DCSX 2016
The next area dance event is DCSX by Dance Jam Productions, 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! Book your room now if you're even considering going; you can always cancel it later.

September Dance Recap
Thank you Keith Stremmel for being our guest instructor and DJ at the CSDS September dance! You never disappoint with your fun and informative lessons and your fantastic music selection; it's no wonder you are a CSDS/Central VA favorite!

Dance Resources
Skippy Blair
Dance Connection (Shoes, Boots, Custom Orthotics)
Apple Dance Shoes
Upcoming Dance Events
Oct. 5-8:  Boogie By The Bay - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 20-22:   Patty Vo Workshops - Raleigh, NC
Oct. 26-29: Swing City Chicago - Lombard, IL
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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