May 2022 Newsletter
Our next dance is Saturday, May 21st at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church when CSDS hosts a special double Workshop/Dance with All Star dancer/instructor/DJ Jung Choe! Jung has been dancing and teaching for more than 20 years, beginning in Chicago and growing from there to start his own dance company and run events in Korea. Jung now lives, dances and teaches West Coast Swing in the DC area. He competes in All Star Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing divisions across the US; check out this video of Jung and his partner taking 5th Place in All Star Strictly Swing at 2022 MADjam! Photo Credit: Dan Sweet

- 6-7 pm: Workshop #1 - Communication Skills
- 7-8 pm: Workshop #2 - Creativity
- 8-11 pm: Social Dancing with DJ Jung

- $15 for One Workshop
- $30 for Both Workshops
- Dance Admission: included with either/both workshops; otherwise the usual admission prices if not attending either workshop

(does not include any Workshops)
- $10 CSDS Members
- $13 Non-CSDS Members
- $5 Students w/ID, First-Timers
- $5 CSDS Members w/May Birthdays

Come learn how to take your West Coast Swing dancing to the next level! These workshops will be intermediate level and are perfect for dancers who have a solid grasp of WCS basics (pushes, passes, whips) with good timing, on our own and with a partner. Want to get more personalized coaching? Private lessons are a great way to get one-on-one instruction and have all your WCS questions answered by a pro. Jung will be teaching private lessons on Saturday 5/21 before the workshops and on Sunday 5/22. Contact Didi Jennings at for more info and/or to schedule your private lesson!

Reminder - we have a new process to register online for dances! You will need to create an account, which then gets processed and approved for dance registration, and then you will be able to register for CSDS events. Go to Create an Account now to start the process and register for the May workshops and dance by 12 noon on the 21st!

Until further notice, all CSDS in-person events are vaccine only with masks optional; see the CSDS website for our attendance/health policies including vaccine verification details. We are monitoring current conditions and reserve the right to make changes, including cancellation, to our attendance/health policies at any time.

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May Member Birthdays
Happy birthday to the following CSDS members: Adriel Byrd, Allison Bennett, Jim Miller, Keith Stremmel, Marlon Ceritos, Seth Warner, Tammy Davis and Tim Dunn. If you attend our dance the month of your birthday, admission is just $5! Members, if we've missed your birthday, let us know!

Website Update!
CSDS now has online registration for our events! Everyone has the ability to create an online account, manage your membership (for those who elect to be CSDS members) and sign up to attend CSDS events! Special thanks to our webmaster, Kyla Miller, for all of her hard work to make the CSDS website more user-friendly and state-of-the-art!

$5 Membership Renewal Continued
We are continuing our $5 membership renewal for the time being! Take advantage of this low fee to renew your membership (or rejoin!) and support CSDS. Even if your membership doesn't expire anytime soon, another year will simply be added to the expiration date of your current membership. To renew your membership at the newly reduced fee, please visit the CSDS website. If you have any questions regarding the status of your membership, please contact CSDS.

ISO Board of Directors
We have several vacant Director positions and per the CSDS Bylaws, Directors may be elected to fill these vacancies for the remainder of the term, by vote of the majority of Directors in office. If you are interested in filling one of these vacancies to serve on the Board, let us know so we can fill you in on the roles and responsibilities of being a Director!

Code of Conduct
CSDS has an updated 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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Other Dance Opportunities
Saturday, May 14th
West Coast Swing/California Mix dance party hosted by Charlottesville Ballroom, 7 pm. All proceeds donated to charities supporting Ukraine. Lesson/music by Kristin Wenger. Raffle! Suggested donation of $15; tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Friday, May 27th
Alex Schult Farewell Party at Charlottesville Ballroom. 6:15 PM Lesson (American Waltz) and 7 PM Lesson (West Coast Swing) followed by Dance Party. Free admission!

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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, June 2nd at 7 pm EST. 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