October 2022 Newsletter
Our next dance is Saturday, October 15th at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church with instructors/DJs Jason Donahoo and Emma Suggs! A new teaching partnership, Jason and Emma reside in Lynchburg where they head up the Westie community there, teaching classes and hosting dances. It's also our Halloween Dance with Costume Contest which is optional but we encourage everyone to come in costume and there will be prizes (Scariest, Funniest, Best Group)!! Make sure to arrive by 9 pm to be considered for the costume contest!

During the break, we'll also hold our Annual Membership Meeting with Board of Directors Elections for 2023. It's not to late to consider joining the Board; contact the Nominating Committee of Alyssa Lundgren and Maria Ferrara to nominate someone, including yourself!

LESSON: 7-8 pm (inc. in Admission)
- Find Your Voice: how many times have your instructors said "give your partner space!" or "you have to let them speak!" or even "WCS is a dialogue dance where both partners have things to say?" This lesson will give you tips and tricks to learn how to start doing just that. Instead of talking about the concept of space, we'll get into the nitty gritty on how to actually DO that.
- Skill Requirement: should know your basic pushes, passes and whip. Have an open mind and be willing to step outside of your comfort zone of patterns.

DANCE: 8-11 pm
Break at approx. 9 pm for:
- Annual Membership Meeting
- Board of Directors Election
- Costume Contest with Prizes!!

ADMISSION (includes Lesson):
- $10 CSDS Members
- $13 Non-CSDS Members
- $5 Students w/ID, First-Timers
- $5 CSDS Members with October Birthdays

- Advanced sign up greatly appreciated!
- Create an account to manage your membership (optional) and sign up for CSDS events.

Saturday, November 12th
- it's the 2nd Saturday!!
Saturday, December 17th Holiday Dance
- festive attire encouraged
- bring a dish to share if you can!

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Sept. 22nd Virtual Town Hall
Thanks to all who attended our virtual Town Hall! For those who missed it, here is the link (Passcode: *B%@wc85) to the recording. We welcome your feedback and suggestions, anytime; please speak to a Board of Director or email us!

CSDS Returns to $15 Annual Membership
CSDS has returned to our $15 annual membership fee. Membership is completely optional for attending CSDS events; however, members do get to enjoy discounts to CSDS dances. To renew your membership, please visit the CSDS website or renew on site at a CSDS dance. If you have any questions regarding the status of your membership, please contact CSDS.

October Member Birthdays
Happy birthday to the following CSDS members: Ed Guida, Gaia Read and Marty McGetrick. If you attend our dance the month of your birthday, admission is just $5! Members, if we've missed your birthday, let us know!

Code of Conduct
CSDS has a Code of Conduct. All CSDS attendees are expected to be familiar with and abide by it. We will have printed copies for your review at our in-person dance events.

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CSDS keeping in touch ...
We will announce updates by email, update our website and post on our Facebook page. Please help us spread the word by sharing these announcements with your friends.  
The next Board of Directors meeting is Thursday, November 3rd at 7 pm ET. Please contact the Board with any questions/concerns.

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CSDS Board of Directors (2022)
(1st Thursday Meetings @ 7 pm EST)
Didi Jennings (President)
Leigh Gordon (Secretary)
Jim Naffin (Treasurer)
Adela Su
Kristin Wenger
Lois Love