April 2023 Newsletter
CSDS is so excited to announce that Swing Swap, C'ville's longest running West Coast Swing dance practice, returns this month after a 3-year hiatus! Starting April 13th, each Thursday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, we'll be at the Municipal Arts Center ("the MAC") located at 1119 5th St. SW (near Wegman's), dancing in the main hall with wood floor. The MAC is conveniently located with free parking. Admission is a suggested donation of $3-$5 to help us pay the rental fee. Read all about Swing Swap here and plan to join us on Thursdays going forward, starting April 13th. Swing Swap is beginner friendly/becoming better oriented! Any questions, let us know!

Our next dance is Saturday, April 15th and we are back at the Ivy Creek United Methodist Church. This month we're partnering with SwingCville to share our love of dance! Instructors Emma Bramer and Madeline Brence are teaching the pre-dance lesson, Lindy 101 (beginner level), and our dance, with DJ Jason Donahoo, will be a nice mix of Lindy and West Coast Swing music. We hope you'll take what you learn from Emma and Madeline and join them at their dance on April 19th!

In the event of inclement weather and there is a schedule change or cancellation, we will make a post on our public Facebook page (you don't have to have an account) by 2 pm ET the day of the dance.

7-8 pm: Lesson, Lindy 101 with Emma and Madeline
  • Beginner Level
8-11 pm: Dance with DJ Jason

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

Advanced/online sign up is greatly appreciated, through 12 noon ET the day of the dance. Create an account to manage your membership (optional) and sign up for CSDS events!

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CSDS Membership
CSDS offers an $15 annual membership fee. Membership dues help to support CSDS and is completely optional for attending our events. Members do get to enjoy discounts to CSDS dances. To become a member or to renew your membership, please visit the CSDS website or take care of this in person at a CSDS dance. If you have any questions regarding the status of your membership, please contact CSDS.

April Member Birthdays
Happy birthday to the following CSDS members: Diane Long, Don Wetsel, Emma Bramer, Jim Hughes, Kevin Castle and Mike Sonsini. 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. Attendees are expected to be familiar with and abide by it at all CSDS sponsored events.

Dance Resources
Check out the CSDS website for other dance opportunities, dance groups/hosts, dance instructors and dance resources (incuding music, shoes, events, training, tips/etiquette)! Also join the CSDS Planning (Social Events, Rides, Roomies, Etc.) group!

Social Media
Bookmark our linktree for links to our website and our social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Like/follow us on these interactive platforms so you can enjoy more content about CSDS and dancing in general!

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CSDS keeping in touch ...
We will announce updates by email, update our website and post on our Facebook page. Schedule changes/cancellations of our dances/events will be posted on our public Facebook page (you do not need to have an account) by 2 pm ET the day of. Please help us spread the word by sharing these announcements with your friends. You can receive our Newsletter and emails by subscribing here. For future planning, CSDS dances are typically the 3rd Saturday of the month (exceptions will be noted).  

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CSDS Board of Directors (2023)
(next meeting ~ May 1st)
Ed Guida, President
Gina Fletcher, Treasurer
Vic Gregor, Secretary
Lois Love
Marlon Cerritos