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

~ This Month ~

Saturday, Sept. 21st
Guest Pro/DJ
7-8 pm Lesson
8-11 pm Dance
September Dance
7:30-9 pm Dancing (Free)
Hosts/DJ: Lisa Morales &
Kevin Sumter

Friday, Sept. 6th
Sunday, Sept. 8th
Sunday, Sept. 8th     
Saturday, Sept. 14th
Saturday, Sept. 21st     
Sunday, Sept. 22nd
Friday, Sept. 27th 
Saturday, Sept. 28th
Saturday, Sept. 28th 
Saturday, Sept. 28th
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.

September CSDS

Member Birthdays

Heather Heim (9th)
Adela Su (11th)
Jackie Cornachio (12th)
Crystal Crawford (13th)
Kathryn Babbin (14th)
Jamie Hervey (20th)
Adam Mehring (25th) 
($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

Sunday, Sept. 9th, 7 pm 

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

Welcome back, Ben! 
Former C-ville Westie Ben York came to play with us for the Brandi Guild workshops and dance! It was great to see him and we hope he'll grace us again with his presence in the near future!
Charlottesville Swing
Dance Society (CSDS)
P.O. Box 4442
Charlottesville, VA  22905
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~ Saturday, Sept. 21st ~
Guest Pro Robin Smith
CSDS welcomes back Raleigh pro Robin Smith  for our monthly dance on Saturday, September 21st, at the Ivy Creek United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Robin is a long-time friend and supporter of CSDS and we're thrilled to have him back!  
You can also find him on staff at the next regional dance event, Trilogy Swing, September 5th-8th, where he'll be teaching workshops, private lessons and the GPDIA certification course, and judging competition. Robin is available for ProAm competition so if you are interested in competing with a Pro partner, drop him a line!  
Robin is also the Event Director of the West Coast Swing Champions at Sea dance cruise, February 22nd-27th, and would love to have you join him with dance pros Jordan & Tatiana, Kyle & Sarah and Markus & Tren, for five days in the Western Caribbean! A handful of CSDS/Central VA Westies are going so you'll already know some people; talk to Robin when he's here to get all the details! 
- $10 for CSDS Members
- $13 for non CSDS Members
- $5 for Students (FT w/ID) & First-Time Attendees
- $5 for CSDS Members with September Birthdays 
- Children Under 16 are Free (no childcare services)

Robin is available for a limited number of private lessons; contact Katie Bigelow to schedule yours! Robin is happy to give one-on-one and small group private lessons. 
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, September 5th. 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!
Brandi Guild Workshops + Dance Recap 
Thanks to all who attended our workshops, dinner and dance with Brandi Guild, what a wonderful time it was with dancers from near and far! If you enjoyed learning with Brandi, you can see her again at the next area weekend event, Trilogy Swing, in Durham, NC, September 5th-8th.  
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 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
Sep. 5-8:  Trilogy Swing - Raleigh-Durham, NC
Sep. 5-8:  ESS Camp - Phoenix, AZ
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. 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. 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
March:  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

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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