May 2024 Newsletter

Monthly Dance

When: Saturday, May 18

Where: Ivy Creek United Methodist Church

7 - 8pm: lesson

8 - 11pm: social dance

Instructor & DJ: Viko Hernandez & Allison Atteberry

Admission Price:

$10 CSDS Members

$13 General Admission

$5 Students w/ID, First Time Attendees & Members with Birthdays this Month

Children Under 17 Free

We accept cash, check and PayPal

Swing Swap

When: Every Thursday

Where: Municipal Arts Center (the "MAC").

7 - 8:30pm: social dancing

Admission Price:

Suggested donation of $3-$5

Cash or check only

Visit CSDS Workshop Event Webpage

CSDS Workshop Event pre-registration opens Monday, May 20 and closes Thursday, June 13 at noon.

We are thrilled to have renowned dance champion, coach, choreographer, and head judge Dawn Blorstad Garrish as our guest instructor on Saturday, June 15th. The event will be held at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church with 2 afternoon workshops. Dawn will then lead a fun pre-dance lesson. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend this great event!

For the best price we encourage all dancers who wish to attend this amazing day of dance to pre-register.  The pre-registration package and workshop prices will NOT be available at the door. Please visit the CSDS website for details on workshops, price packages and registration.

Swag Shop

Looking for some cool CSDS swag? We have CSDS T-shirts and shoe bags available for sale. Shoe bags come in a variety of colors. T-shirts are available in a variety of styles and sizes. Visit our CSDS Swag Shop webpage for details on how to purchase.

Keep in Touch

We will announce updates to our calendar and events by email, update our website and post on our Facebook page.

Inclement weather, other 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.

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CSDS has a Code of Code of Conduct. Attendees are expected to be familiar with and abide by it at all CSDS sponsored events.

Ways to Get Involved with CSDS

  1. Become a Member: Members get discounts at all CSDS monthly dances. CSDS offers an annual membership for just $15. Membership dues help to support CSDS and is completely optional for attending our events. 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.
  2. DJ or Volunteer: CSDS is always interested in recruiting new DJs and volunteers to join our team. If you're interested in being a DJ and helping out our dance club, check out the DJ page on the CSDS website and contact Ed T. or Kyla.
  3. Spread the word: share these events and announcements with your friends!

West Coast Swing Information

Group Classes

Charlottesville classes are currently being offered through County Parks & Rec, taught by Kristin Wenger; Lake Monticello classes are being offered by Kyla Miller. Also check out our other qualified instructors, local/regional regular dance offerings and studios/groups for more opportunities to #gettoclass!

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 so you can plan to dance elsewhere like the weekend events or in other communities frequented by CSDS dancers, such as Richmond and Lynchburg.

2024 CSDS Board of Directors

Leigh Gordon - President

Gina Fletcher - Treasurer

Ed Tharnish- Secretary, Swing Swap Coordinator

Ed Guida - Membership

Kristin Wenger - Talent Coordinator

Kyla Miller- Website Administrator, Assistant Swing Swap Coordinator