12 February 2019 edition!!
PLEASE send any future items to:    THANKS  
REMINDER …UCWDC Hall of Fame Line Dancer JOHN ROBINSON will be the guest instructor at EASTSIDE STATION in Snellville on Wednesday night February 13.    Cost is a mere FIVE DOLLARS!!!   Plan to head out!  

Eastside Station
2166 Highpoint Rd,
Snellville, GA 30078

Good news and bad news.  
The good news is there will be a full house in VILLA RICA…..If you have not signed up for the Villa Rica Give Cancer the Boot dance event…. You are to late!  The April 13 workshop is sold out.


MARCH 14-17, 2019
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA

Online registration for Peach State Country Dance Festival 2019 is open!   NOTE and reminder, there is a service charge to register on line

The week end pass is $75 for adults until February 26th. There are 70 hours of workshops, 28 included in your week end pass. A tentative schedule is available at the event website linked below.

There is no extra charge for the Saturday night show. The hotel rate is same as last year, ($109). Register early, as the room block fills up quickly! The hotel link, the registration link and the Friday workshop schedule are on the web site. There is a Thursday night dance in 2 rooms, one Line and the other couples, both Swing and Country.

Bill Robinson & Linda Hembree
Register Now
Visit our website  


The Barn Dance is this weekend at 870 Keys Ferry Road,   Jackson. GA Cost is $5

There are also the week normal planned dances at the various American Legions etc.

Join us for the best West Coast Swing Dancing in town!!

West Coast Swing is one of the most exciting, popular and versatile couples dance styles in the world.  It is danced by men and women of all ages and to a wide range of music genres. 
The Atlanta Swing Dancers Club (ASDC) has regularly scheduled weekly dancing and WCS lessons for all skill levels on Sunday nights. 

Beginners are always welcome. If you're coming for the first time, your first Beginner class is free. 

Join us….this Sunday night, February 17th.

6pm Beginner Class - Instructor is Pat Korn.
            First time Beginners are free.
6pm Specialty Class - Instructor is Alan Annicella.
7-10pm Dancing - DJ is Chris Powderly.

Our  location is Academy Ballroom, 800 Miami Circle, Atlanta GA 30324
We dance on the second floor.  Park in front and use the elevator.

For additional details, see us on Facebook and our website.

This Wednesday at Eastside Station in Snellville we will again be honored with the one and only John Robinson!!!! Bring on the fun!  

Come out and dance at a place with really nice people, great food, and an amazing DJ.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page at Line Up, Let's Dance at Eastside Station.
See you on the dance floor.

DANCING IN VILLA RICA, GA – Debra Cleckler –
Exercise your body, mind and soul with us at the VPLEX (1605 Hwy 61 Villa Rica)

Line Dance Mondays - Classic & Contemporary – (electronic step sheets/videos provided)
Beginner: 6-7pm, $20 per month. Warm up and Beginner Line Dancer orientation as needed.
Experienced Dancers: 7-8:30pm, $25 per month or… do all three hours for $25 per month.
Get your exercise on!  Fun music and dances! All taught by accredited dance teachers.

Classics of the month for February 2019  "Cowboy Rhythm"  by Jo Thompson-Szymanski, (done to "Footloose"), "Mama Maria" by Frank Trace and "Watermelon Crawl" by Sue Lipscomb Bartlett.


Newer dances include: "I'm Worth It Too"  by Elaine Cook, "Down the Road Apiece"  by Frank Trace, "It'll Be"  by Derek Steele, "Rocket to the Sun" by Maddison Glover (2018 winner), "EZ Stomp" by Juliet Lam

Couples Tuesdays - Beginner 7-8pm, Experienced 8-9pm. $20 per person for four-week session. 
Two Step started February 5 - Accredited dance teacher – Debra Cleckler
No partner needed, we share ours!  PRIVATE HOURS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAYS


Special Workshop – Cancer Fundraiser – April 13, 2019.  SOLD OUT!!!!!

Next NTA workshop in GA is September 20-22, 2019.  NTA, an International Personal Trainer and Coach Program for dancers, incorporating many different styles of dance.  We provide basic dance education (and accreditation if desired or needed for teaching). We also offer discounted music license.

Contact me for my NTA schedule outside of GA (TN, FL, AL, CO, IN, MO, NV, etc.). To schedule a NTA Dance Fundamentals workshop in your area contact me at

Celebrate Valentine's Day with our favorite Cajun-Creole honky tonk party band: Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp Led by renowned French-speaking accordionist and fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt, the band plays everything from two-steps and waltzes to Creole baisse-bas and Zydeco, and leaves audiences breathless and cheering for more.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Dorothy Benson Center
6500 Vernon Woods Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30328 (map)
Concert and Dance: 8 - 10 p.m.
Free Cajun dance lesson: 7 - 8 p.m.
Regular admission: $20
$14 ACZA members and active duty military; $5 students

Authentic Cajun food for sale from Fusions Custom Catering.
No cash bar. Ample parking.


Nothing submitted regarding planned activities.

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Lithia Springs:  Beginner line dance class today, 6:00-7:00pm, Lithia Springs 1st Baptist Church. – June Shuman

Tuesday's $4   Macedonia Baptist Church, Jackson  10am-11:30am Beginner
Community Bible Church, Stockbridge $5 7pm -8:30pm  7:00-7:30 Beginner  7:30-8:00 Improver   8:00-8:30 intermediate   This class has a variety of leveled dancers.

Stockbridge : Mosley Park – Line Dance lessons with Bill Finn substituting for Tommy Bailey.

Bold Springs United Methodist Church 7625 Bold Springs Church Road   Monroe, GA     TUESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-8:00 - Progressive class for beginner to BEYOND beginner line dancers
Taught by

LOGANVILLE:  Meridian Park  105 Generation Blvd.   Loganville, GA - Wednesday 9:30-10:30 AM  $3 members $5 non. BEGINNER LINE DANCE CLASS  Taught by

There are Line Dance Lessons are scheduled at East Side Station in Snellville and June Shuman does have her classes at Hunter Park in Douglasville on WED nights. 

Stockbridge : Mosley Park – Line Dance lessons with Bill Finn substituting for Tommy Bailey.

Heritage Senior Center, McDonough   9:45am-11:15am Beginner $3  1:00pm-2:00pm Intermediate $2   2:15pm-3-15pm Ultra Beginner $2
We also host a dance once a month. The dance is held the third Saturday of every month. Location The Barn Dance 870 Keys Ferry Road,   Jackson. Cost is $5

Michelle Neese

Former Electric Cowboy regulars, we'd like to invite you to our monthly dance in Carrollton.  We have a large dance floor, plenty of room to line dance or two step on. The night is ALL country music,
from the classic hits to hits from today, danceable country songs. We'd LOVE for you to come try it out.  The DJ DOES play request, non-smoking, cash bar, plenty of seating and room. 

Dancers, the NEXT West Georgia Country Nights dance will be Saturday night, Feb 23rd, with South of Nashville.  South of Nashville has played some of the top venues in Georgia. For you Electric Cowboy fans, they played there a few dates in 2017. They play mostly 90s country with great hits. 

NOTE: We are starting to see former Electric Cowboy dancers reserving their table or seats for Feb 23rd, so we're expecting a packed room for the night. Tickets are now on sale for $10 or less ($12 at the door), at the link below. You can get single seat tickets or reserve a table for 8 or 10 at even cheaper cost per seat.  Great for parties and special occasions.  Advance tickets can be had at

UPCOMING SCHEDULE -   Feb 23rd - South of Nashville,  March 23rd - Country River Band. 

This week shows from Artist., as of Feb 12th, 2019
Any show in RED has room to dance or a dance floor. 

·  South of Nashville (acoustic) - Pizza Shack - Dallas - Feb 13th
·  Garrett Wheeler - American Legion - Acworth - Feb 15th
·  Cole Tomlinson - Irish Bred Pub - Douglasville- Feb 15th
·  Austin Neal - Eagle Creek Brewing Company - Statesboro - Feb 15th
·  Owl Creek Band - American Legion - Gainesville - Feb 15th
·  Exit 90 - Shawn O'Brian's Roadhouse - Jackson - Feb 15th
·  Austin Neal & Savannah Road - The Red Stag Tavern - Vidalia - Feb 16th
·  Cole Tomlinson - Opry Mills - Nashville, TN - Feb 17th (5pm)
·  Hunter Flanagan - Guston's Grill - Woodstock - Feb 17th

For the latest country music news, locally and nationally, the latest in major concerts coming to Georgia, pictures, videos and more, always go to
Thanks for your support     

Club 201 Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dancing  - Open to the Public - Non-Smoking – Free Parking - 2800 Sq. Ft Hardwood Dance Floor

American Legion Post 201
201 Wills Rd                                                
Alpharetta GA  30004
 (770) 475-9023 (sign up for our weekly email of events).  You also can hit LIKE Club 201 on FaceBook at to keep up with events at the legion.

Friday Mornings Line Dance Lessons!   Dance for Love benefits Veterans
10:00 AM Beginners
11:00 -11:30 Beyond Beginners
11:30 - 12:00 Intermediate
Jean Maggio Instructor   $5.00 per Hour
Wednesday, February 13th - Line dance instruction with instructor Nancy Anthony from 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Open line dancing from 8:30 to 10:00 PM.
                                               Free Night club lesson with instructor Elizabeth Williams from 7:00 - 7:30 PM.

Friday, February 15th - Swing Invasion with DJ Virgil Breeden. Guest instructor is Kurt Senser teaching a West Coast Swing dance lesson.

Saturday, February 16th - Live music with the band "Rockin' Roundup" playing from 8:30 PM to Midnight. 
                                          Beginning and intermediate "East Coast Swing" dance lesson with Mark and Elizabeth Williams from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.

Sunday, February 17th - West Coast Swing Sunday with DJ Rich Kopels playing all West Coast Swing music from 7:30 - 10:00 PM.
                                        Guest instructor is Kurt Senser.

Friday Lessons start at 7.30 D.J. /Dance starts at 8.30 - Saturday, Lessons start at 7.00 - Dance starts at 7:30 to 8:30  - Sunday Lessons start at 6.00 Dance starts at 7.30
         For more information and upcoming schedule, go to
             Elizabeth and Mark Williams Entertainment and Dance Directors.  For More Information Call 404-579-9676
Schedule for Dances:
Friday Dance Begins 8:30
Saturday Dance Begins 8:00 
Sunday Dance begins at 7:30

Schedule for Dance Lessons: 
7:30 pm Friday 
7:00 pm Saturday
6:00 Sunday 
You Do Not Need a Partner   Mark & Elizabeth Williams, Dance Instructors

Admission Prices:
Friday and Saturday $10  (Includes Dance Lessons)
Sunday: Lessons & Dancing $10
Social Dancing Only Sunday: ASDC Members $5  - 
You Do Not Have to Be a Member to Dance!

Sign up for weekly email on upcoming events at our website 
Non-Smoking venue!   Free Parking!
2,800 Sq. Ft. Hardwood Floor
Reasonable Drink Prices!
You May Reserve Tables for Parties!
Bring Your Own Snacks (No Beverages Please)
From 400 Northbound – Exit 10 Old Milton Parkway – Turn Left – Approx. 2.2 Miles
From 400 Southbound – Exit 10 Old Milton Parkway – Turn Right – Approx. 2.2 Miles
Turn Right on Wills Road – First Drive Way on Left into the American Legion
For more information about Club 201, go to

CWSC dance lessons are now being held in the Fellowship Hall at the Clairmont Presbyterian Church located at 1944 Clairmont Road, Decatur. Lessons are held  from 7:30 to 9:30. Doors open at 7:15.              Click Here for map to the church 

February 2019
18th      Waltz                                  Beginner/Intermediate
25th      Waltz                                  Intermediate

March 2019
4th       Waltz                                    Advanced Intermediate
8th        Friday Night Dance
11th     Two Step                            Basics & Fundamentals * Bring A Friend
14th      Peach state Kick-off Dance – Dunwoody GA
15th – 17th  Peach state Dance Festival  - Dunwoody GA
18th      Two Step                           Two Steps Beyond Basics
25th      Two Step                            Intermediate

All Monday Night Lessons are held at the Clairmont Presbyterian Church. Click here for map Doors open around 7:15 and the lesson is scheduled to begin at 7:30. The lessons usually ends around 9:30 and several songs are played after the lesson so you can practice.

On the first night of each new lesson series, friends get in free to Monday night class if accompanied by a club member. Click here for more information

The CWSC is on FACEBOOK!  Check it out:   If you have pictures from a CWSC social event for our FaceBook page, please send them to  or one of the other Board members.

Visit our website:
Your Dancing' Board,

Lanier Dance Club

Tuesday February 26th
Line Dance by Jean Maggio 7PM

Open Dancing 8 - 10 PM
Cost is $8 for both  / Cash bar available
Meets at the American Legion
Riverside Dr.,  Gainesville

Boutier Winery
4506 Hudson River Church Rd.

Victor is hosting a big Valentine Dinner
Call the Winery for Reservations

Thursday Group Class
February 28th
Line Dance Class    6:30 PM
Waltz Lesson       7:30 PM

Click here to let me know if you plan to attend

Cost is $10 for each class or a COMBO price of $15 for both Line Dance and Ballroom.

Class ticket includes a glass of wine or other drink.  Victor is serving up some really good wines for tasting.

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Athens Moose Lodge
Monday February 11th & 25th

6:30 Start time for easy & warm up
7:00 We increase the pace just a bit but keep it simple
7:30 I'll give you something with a little challenge

Cost is $8 for members or $10 for non-members
Country River Band
Saturday February 16th 8 PM
Classic Country Music

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Chris Hampton Band
Athens VFW - Sunset Dr.
Friday February 15th  8PM
Great Dance Music

Ron Putman 


Hello Line Dancers:
The Gardendale Line Dance Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 2019.  Check out the flyer, as we have added a Special Package Deal and a Saturday Night Dance Party.  Please share with your students, friends and other instructors.
The Gardendale Line Dance Workshop will be 3 classrooms.  Let us know on your registration if you would like to reserve a table.  The Gymnasium is a wood basketball court floor so please remember to wear sneakers or suede soled dance shoes.  No street shoes, country boots or heels are allowed on this floor.
NEW this year, there will be food truck for your convenience.  Also, you can bring your own lunch, or you can quickly zip out to a local restaurant.
We are excited to have John Robinson back with us this year along with Rosie Multari and these six Birmingham instructors: Helen Woods, Barbara Traywick, Debi Stubbs, Jo Mellown, Faye Smitherman, and Kimberly Lavender-Jones.
This year our returning DJs are Butch Slaughter and Harry Woods.
On Friday June 14, from 1-5 PM, Debb Cleckler will be presenting NTA Level 1 and 2 workshops and testing. The workshops are free and testing is $30 per Level.  If you are interested, contact Debb at or Helen Woods at
Thank you!! 
Jackie Tally and Kim Glenn

PLEASE checks the classes and clubs that are listed in the area where you live and let Stacy know by filling out the little form whether there should be changes, deletions, or corrections.  Please really use this link when they travel or move and she can only keep it correct and current with everyone's help.  Just click on the link, go to your city/state/country and see if the listings are correct or if you are in a class that isn't listed.  Perhaps your instructor doesn't get the newsletter (and you need to tell them to get it by sending me an email to tkandr@aol.comand I'll add them.  LOL) or times and days have changed.  It will only take a second to check and Stacy and I would REALLY appreciate it.  Be sure and do it through the form, though, because that goes directly to her.  Thanks a bunch. 

Where To Dance pages has been updated! 
Click on DANCE WHERE and choose your Country.  ALL forms are on the right hand side.
Stacy J Garcia
World Line Dance Newsletter

HERE IS A LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS.  STACY UPDATES IT EVERY SUNDAY.  There is a little form to use on the RH side of the page so please be sure your info is included for weekend events, day seminars, and socials ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. People use this list to plan their year ahead and you can even add your events for 2087.   

2018 EVENTS 
LD = Line Dance, PP = Pattern Partner, SW = Swing, CW = Country Western           HOPE TO SEE YOU SOMEWHERE IN THE DANCEFLOOR!

Date                          Event Name                                                           Location                                  Contact                                   Dance Types
02/17                       Pinellas Park Social At Bayou Dance Club             Pinellas Park, FL                    Email  813-417-9800              LD
02/22-02/23             6th Annual Line Dance Workshop/w Scott Blevins Deerfield Beach, FL                Email  954-614-1988              LD
02/22-02/24             Footloose In The Foothills                                      Calgary, Alberta, Canada       Email  403-993-5556              LD
02/28-03/03             2019 Ft. Wayne Dance For All                                Fort Wayne, IN                       Email   615-207-5207             LD, SW, CW, PP, SOUL
03/02                       Let's Dance Day                                                     Orlando, FL                            Email                                       LD
03/02                       Line Dance Workshop With Dancin' Dean              Louisa, VA                              Email                                       LD
03/08-03/28             International Consortium Of LD Inst)                      London, Paris, Rome              Email                                       LD
03/15-03/17             Canadian Line Dance Classic Ontario,                   St. Catharine's, Canada         Email  416-220-5688              LD
03/23                       Oldies But Goodies Workshop                                Englewood, FL                       Email                                       LD
03/23                       Southside VA All-Beginner Line Dance Workshop Danville, VA                            Email  434-799-5216              LD
03/28-03/31             Line Dance Showdown                                           Quincy, MA                             Email  954-444-6980              USLDCC (LD, SOUL)
03/30                       Wine Country Line Dance W/ Amy & Darren Bailey Petaluma, CA                          Email                                       LD
04/05-04/06             Kick It Up Grove, OK                                                                                              Email  316-651-7752              LD
04/05-04/07             Southside VA Dance-A-Thon With Joey Warren    Danville, VA                            Email                                       LD
04/06                       Let's Dance Day                                                     Orlando, FL                            Email                                       LD
04/11-04/14             NW Line Dance Blast                                             Portland, OR                          Email                                       LD
04/12-04/13             Irish Spring Line Dance Wrkshp & Social 2019      Vernon, CT                             Email  203-464-5322              LD
04/13                       North Star Line Dance Workshop                           Rosemount, MN                      Email  612-849-2775              LD
04/19-04/20             WOW Shanghai 2019                                             Shanghai, China                     Email  201-574-6994              LD
04/24-04/28             Line Dancers' Spring Break                                    Myrtle Beach, SC                    Email                                       LD
04/25-04/28             H.O.T. Heart Of Texas                                            Irving, TX                                Email  281-467-6789              LD
04/25-04/27             TNT Taint Nuttin' To It Line dance Workshop 2019 Pigeon Forge, TN   -               Email                                       LD
05/02-05/05             2019 Dance! Dance! Dance!                                  Colorado Springs, CO            Email  719-930-2653              LD
05/03                       New Mexico Line Dance Jamboree                        Las Cruces, NM                      Email  505-429-1771              LD
05/04                       Let's Dance Day                                                     Orlando, FL                            Email                                       LD
05/11                       AreaVog L'Atelier Dance Workshop                       Québec, Canada                    Email  418-571-1093              LD
05/11                       Southside Virginia Improver Line Dance Workshop Danville, VA                            Email  434-799-5216              LD
05/16-05/19             Dance In The Ville                                                  Louisville, KY                          Email  615-207-5207              LD
05/16-05/19             MidAtlantic Dance Classic                                      Herndon, VA                           Email                                       UCWDC (LD, CW)
05/24-05/26             Benelux Championships 2019                                Venray, Netherlands               Email  31-653164088              UCWDC (LD)
05/30-06/02             The Line Dance Marathon                                      Durham-Raleigh, NC              Email                                       USLDCC (LD)
06/01                       Let's Dance Day                                                     Orlando, FL                            Email                                       LD          
06/06-06/08             Born 2 Dance Workshop                                        Pigeon Forge, TN                   Email  770-598-4961              LD, CW, PP
06/08                       Ohio Summer Dance Classic                                 Canton, OH                            Email  330-833-1763              LD
06/14-06/16             A Time To Dance - Abbotsford Line Dance Event  Abbotsford, BC, Canada        Email  604-855-3835              LD
06/14-06/15             Gardendale Line Dance Workshop                        Gardendale, AL                      Email  205-585-2871              LD
06/14-06/15             Northeast Ladies Of Line Dance                            Dudley, MA                             Email                                       LD
06/22-06/27             Line Dance Cruise                                                  Jacksonville, FL                      Email  803-730-1288              LD

LD = Line Dance, PP = Pattern Partner, SW = Swing, CW = Country Western  (TBD) = To Be Determined

Forms for Event Calendar:  
Stacy works on the event calendar on Sundays and sends the Event Calendar link to Carol to post in newsletter on Mondays.
For bulk FOOT TUBE orders go to    Many of the instructors sell individual pairs


February 16     The Barn Dance 870 Keys Ferry Road,   Jackson. GA Cost is $5

February 22   Monthly Line Dance - Griffin Senior Center - Griffin GA - $5, 7 pm - 10 pm

February 23     Saturday Night Line Up at the Lilburn Activity Building. Lilburn GA  6-10pm.

Historically, in the days before radios fire alarm boxes were placed throughout a city to summon help.  Each of fire alarm boxes on street corners had a specific number.  When the box number came in to the central office or dispatch center would transmit the number to all the fire stations on what was called a joker system. Then the appropriate fire equipment would respond.  If the Chief needed more equipment on say box 46.  He would telegraph back to the signal office  "2-2- 46 meaning send a second alarm.  Tradition was if there was a line of duty death at an alarm the dreaded 5-5-5-5  then the box number would be struck telling all the department that there had been a death.  Ringing of the bells is a tradition maintained today in the fire service. 

Normally in this area we tell you of sicknesses or illness…. Sadly, this week we have to strike the dreaded signal for one of our dance family.  ☹


It is with great sadness we must report the death of McDonough line dancer DEBRA McDONALD TURNER who passed early on Saturday morning 9 February 2019 following the discovery of a rapidly growing form of cancer.  Please keep her family and friends in your prayers!   

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Hope to see you on a dance floor.      Have a great Dance Week

Dave Williams