Charlottesville Swing Dance Society
Swing Dance News ~ October 2018                                      
(Established 10/15/15)

~ Next Dance ~

Saturday, Oct. 20th
Halloween Dance
No Lesson This Month!
8-11 pm Dance
9 pm Costume Parade
& Contest (Prizes!!)
October Dance
Saturday, Oct. 6th
Saturday, Oct. 13th
Sunday, Oct. 14th 
Saturday, Oct. 20th
CSDS Halloween Dance with DJ Jacen Northcutt
Fri-Sun, Oct. 26-28
Saturday, Oct. 27th  
Saturday, Oct. 27th
Visit the CSDS website!
* CSDS lists non-CSDS dance hosts and events as a courtesy; reciprocity is expected. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice so confirm all details with Event Hosts (not CSDS!).  
Event Hostssend information about your events 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)
Julia Sansone (6th)
Lisa Morales (10th)
Gaia Read (14th)
Alice Frei (16th)
Ruth Meyer (21st)
Ron Mauer (23rd)
Andrew Spilman (23rd)
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 20th ~ ICUMC 
February 17th ~ ICUMC
March 17th ~ ICUMC 
  Board of Directors Election
April 21st ~ ICUMC 
  Workshop Weekend 
May 19th ~ ICUMC 
June 16th ~ MAC
July 21st ~ MAC  
August 18th ~ ICUMC  September 15th ~ ICUMC 
October 20th ~ MAC  
  Halloween Dance 
November 24th ~ MAC 
December 15th ~ 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 (2018/2019)

Board of Directors

Ed Guida 


Bonnie Strickler 

  Vice President

Jim Naffin 


Gaia Read


Katie Bigelow 


Mark DeBow 

  Director at Large 

Robert Tran




Wendy Frazer-Gullick 


Lisa Morales 

  Swing Swap Hostess/DJ

Brian Muszynski 

  Sound System, Signs  

Kim Perkins

  Refreshments Coordinator  

Adela Su

  Newsletter Editor, Social

  Media, Webmaster 

June Taft



Next BOD Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 7 pm 

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

The Dancing Northcutts 
Billy joined son Jacen in dancing in the Advanced level divisions at Trilogy. Lucky Followers Tammy and I got to partner with them in Strictly Swing! They also both danced in Finals in Jack & Jill. Congrats Billy and Jacen! 
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, October 20th ~
with DJ Jacen Northcutt
Photo Courtesy of Dan Sweet 
CSDS looks forward to seeing everyone at our annual Halloween Dance on Saturday, October 20th, at the Municipal Arts Center (the MAC). Jacen Northcutt returns to be our DJ for the evening! We will not have a lesson this month and our dance is from 8-11 pm. We will have our Costume Parade/Contest at 9 pm and yes, there will be prizes!! Don't forget about our Westie Power Hour, all WCS music, from 10-11 pm!
- $10 for CSDS Members 
- $13 for Non-Members 
- $5 for Students (FT w/ID), First-Time Attendees and 
   CSDS Members with October Birthdays
- Children Under 16 are Free! (childcare not provided)
FOOTWEAR: please wear either dance shoes or light-colored soles; whatever you wear must be non-marking.
ANY QUESTIONS: Let us know!   
Kristin's WCS Group Classes
Kristin's first session of classes are well under way; her next session of group classes starts Tuesday, October 30th. West Coast Swing Level 2 from 6:00-7:30 pm, and West Coast Swing Better Building Blocks from 7:30-9:00 pm. Classes are hosted by CSDS' community partner, the County of Albemarle Parks & Recreation Department (our generous hosts for  Swing Swap during the school year). 
You can sign up  online (Kristin cannot take payment in class); classes are held on Tuesday evenings at the  Murray High School gym. Any questions, contact  Kristin!

(Photo Courtesy of Carl Lind)
Trilogy Swing Recap
Well, since we cancelled our September dance due to Hurricane Florence and therefore have no pictures, here are some of CSDS/C-ville/Central VA Westies having a great time at Trilogy Swing!

Photos courtesy of Carl Lind and Dan Sweet. 
Dance Resources
Oct. 12-14: Montreal Westie Fest - Montreal, Quebec
Oct. 18-21:  Paradise Country Dance Festival - Irvine, CA
Oct. 19-21:  Swustlicious - King of Prussia, PA
Oct. 25-28:  Swing City Chicago - Lombard, IL
Oct. 25-28:  Halloween SwingThing - Torrance, CA
Oct. 26-28:  Mario Robau Workshops - Raleigh, NC
Nov. 2-4:  Florida Westie Fest - Tampa, FL
Nov. 8-11: Swingin' New England - Newton, MA
Nov. 15-18:  DC Swing eXperience  - Herndon, VA
Nov. 21-25:  US Open - Burbank, CA
Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Swingle Bell Rock - Newark, NJ
Nov. 29-Dec. 2:  The After Party - Irvine, CA
Nov. 30-Dec. 2:  Diego & Jessica WCS Workshops - NC
Dec. 6-9:  Upstate Dance Challenge - Saratoga Springs, NY
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
Jan. 17-20:  ASDC - Austin, TX
Jan. 24-27:  Derby City Swing - Louisville, KY
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Charlotte Westie Fest - Charlotte, NC
Feb. 14-17: Capital Swing - Sacramento, CA
Feb. 21-24:  Rose City Swing - Portland, OR
Feb. 28-Mar. 3:  MADjam - Baltimore, MD
Mar. 7-10: Chicago Classic - Lombard, IL
Mar. 21-24:  Boston Tea Party - Newton, MA

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!

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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