Charlottesville Swing Dance Society
Swing Dance News ~ October 2019                                     
Attendees of CSDS functions are expected to be
familiar with and abide by our Code of Conduct!

~ This Month ~

Saturday, Oct. 19th
DJ Jacen Northcutt
No Lesson!
8-11 pm Dance
Costume Contest!
October Dance
7:30-9 pm Dancing (Free)
Hosts/DJ: Lisa Morales &
Kevin Sumter

Saturday, Oct. 5th
Saturday, Oct. 12th
Sunday, Oct. 13th
Sunday, Oct. 13th     
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 Hosts:  send us info about your monthly events by the 20th to ensure inclusion in the following month's Newsletter.

October CSDS

Member Birthdays

Ed Guida (4th)
Eddie Karoliussen (4th)
Erin Plewes (4th)
Daniel White (4th)
Julia Sansone (6th)
Laura Plaia (8th)
Roger Harris (9th)
Lisa Morales (10th)
Marty McGetrick (13th) 
Gaia Read (14th)
Alice Frei (16th)
Ron Mauer (23rd)
Arnesa Lind (27th) 
($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  

June Taft


Tammy Davis



Next BoD Meeting

Monday, Sept. 30th, 7 pm  

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

FUNdraiser Raffle! 
This is my Westie bestie Dori Eden, a breast cancer survivor who is hosting her 3rd  FUNdraiser Raffle. Your donation not only goes to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer/American Cancer Society, but you get raffle tickets to some great (dance) prizes! I have won several weekend passes each year! You get to decide how many of your raffle tickets go towards the prizes you want so if you win, you get something you've chosen. Win-win! As someone who lost her mom to breast cancer, please consider making a donation, and possibly winning some great prizes!  
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, October 19th ~
Halloween Dance with
DJ Jacen Northcutt
CSDS welcomes back local Junior dancer (and new instructor too!) Jacen Northcutt as our DJ for the Halloween Dance on Saturday, October 19th, at the Ivy Creek United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. No lesson this month, dancing from 8-11 pm with a Costume Contest during the break (9 pm)! Costumes are not required but are highly encouraged!   
- $10 for CSDS Members
- $13 for non CSDS Members
- $5 for Students (FT w/ID) & First-Time Attendees
- $5 for CSDS Members with October Birthdays 
- Children Under 16 are Free (no childcare services) 
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!
Swing Swap Fall Schedule
Swing Swap returns to the  Murray High School gym on Thursday, October 3rd. It's Open House style, come anytime between 7:30-9 pm to join Hosts Lisa Morales and Kevin Sumter for CSDS' free weekly dance practice!
June Dance Recap 
Thanks to all who attended our June dance with guest pro,  Robin Smith! Robin taught a great whips lesson and then DJ'd the dance. If you're ever in the Raleigh area, look him up. He teaches regular  Monday night classes at Loafer's and offers private lessons too. You can also find him on staff at many east coast weekend dance events.  
Robin is also hosting his own event, West Coast Swing Champions at Sea, in February 2020, with top pros Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann, Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake, and Markus Smith & Tren Veal, and superstar DJ Louis St. George. You'll depart from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and spend 5 glorious days in the Western Caribbean.
Lesson Attendees
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!
Dance Resources
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. 8-10: Westies On The Water - Guntersville, AL
Nov. 14-17:  DCSX - Herndon, VA
Nov. 28-Dec. 1:  The Open - Burbank, CA
Dec. 5-8:  Swingle Bell Rock - NJ/NY
Dec. 27-30:  Floor Play New Years - Orlando, FL
Dec. 28-Jan. 1:  Spotlight New Years - Ypsilanti, MI
Dec./Jan.:   New Year's Boston - Framingham, MA
Jan. 16-19:  ASDC - Austin, TX
Jan. 17-19:  Freedom Swing - Claymont, DE
Jan. 23-26:  Derby City Swing - Louisville, KY
Jan. 30-Feb.2:  Charlotte Westie Fest - Charlotte, NC
Feb. 13-16:  Capital Swing - Sacramento, CA
Feb. 20-23:  Rose City Swing - Tigard, OR
Feb. 22-27:  WCS Champions at Sea - Western Caribbean
Mar. 5-8:  MADjam - Baltimore, MD
Mar. 19-22:  Chicago Classic - Oakbrook, IL
Mar. 19-22:  Boston Tea Party - Newton, MA
Mar. 26-29:  5280 Westival - Aurora, CO
Apr. 2-5:  ESS Boston - Boxboro, MA
Apr. 3-5:  Swing Over Orlando - Orlando, FL
Apr. 9-12:  Easter Swing - Bellevue, WA
Apr. 16-19:  City of Angels - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 23-27:   Swing Dance America - Lake Geneva, WI
May 21-24:  Grand Nationals (20th!) - Atlanta, GA
Jun. 25-28:  Liberty Swing - New Brunswick, NJ
Aug. 6-9: Swing Fling - Herndon, VA
Sep. 10-13:  Trilogy Swing - Durham, NC

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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