26 September 2017 Edition

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Sad to lose one of Country Music's highly under rated artist, Don Williams.   

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THIS WEEKEND!!   ***2017 Lines In The Smokies aka Fall Into Line – 17th Annual Line Dance Workshop

This weekend is the annual "Fall into Lines" Line dance workshop in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.  The Flyer is attached but do NOT mail it this late.  Fill it out and bring it with you.  Hope to see you in Tennessee!!    Have a safe trip.   
September 21 thru September 23 - Thursday-Friday–Saturday.

Thursday - Social Dance 7pm – 11pm  & early registration. Workshop: Friday & Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 pm Workshop - ONLY $55 per person or $35 for one day;   $5 per night if attending dance(s) only. 

Badge/Ribbon must be worn to attend all events.

Award Winning choreographers & instructors, Junior Willis & Jamie Marshall along with Tommy Bailey, Gail Dawson, Sherry Herring & Jessica Lewis. 

Ramada Inn South - 4010 Parkway - Pigeon Forge, TN.  For special rates call 1-800-523-3919.Rates vary depending on room type/size - Rooms are limited.   Make your reservations NOW!!  Must mention the Lines in the Smokies Dance Workshop for special rate - Includes complimentary continental breakfast.

PARKING IS LIMITED TO 2 PARKING PASSES PER ROOM!  A large dance floor has been rented for the carpeted area. For additional information, contact Lynn via email: or call /text 404-406-8592.

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VILLA RICA GA:         
DANCING IN VILLA RICA, GA – Debra Cleckler –

Line Dance (Classic & Contemporary) – Monday nights (electronic step sheets/videos provided)
Line dance Monday night at the VPLEX.  Exercise your body and ward off dementia with us!
Beginner (6-7pm) $20 per month (Warm up and Beginner Line Dancer orientation as needed).
Experienced Dancers Class (7-8:45pm) $25 per month or… do all three hours for $25 per month.  Get your exercise on!  Fun music and dances!

Classic of the month – "Metamorphized" (intermediate) and "Cruisin'!" (beginners).
Newer dances (and/or slightly used) we are currently working on include: "Craving You" by Lisa Johns Grose and Donnie Allen, "Easy Rumba-One Night at a Time" by Debra Cleckler, "1159" by Rachel M-White, "Yeah!" by Michael Barr, "Dance With Me" by Debra Cleckler, "Shady" by Darren Bailey, Fred Whitehouse, Amy Glass, and more!

Couples Tuesday nights – We now offer six week courses to help expand your dance knowledge and practice time in each dance style.  $30 per person for six-week session.
Beginner 7-8pm, Experienced 8-9pm.
Two Step started August 29! ----- Accredited dance teacher – Debra Cleckler
WEST COAST SWING starts October 17!
No partner needed…. we share ours!

NTA, an International Personal Trainer and Coach Program for dancers, incorporating many different styles of dance.   We can provide accreditation if desired or needed for teaching.

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



Sautee Community Contra Dance
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Beside the Point with caller Jennie Wakefield
Lesson 7:30; dance 8-11 pm

•        Beside the Point is Bob Kirkman and Nathalie Levine on twin fiddles and Stven Carlberg on piano, playing a repertoire of New England, Quebecois, Celtic, contemporary, old-time Appalachian, and original tunes.
•        Caller Jennie Wakefield from Greenville, SC, to provide fine leadership
•        No partner or prior experience necessary
•        Prices:  SNCA members, $7; non-members, $10; students (high school or college), $5; children 12 and under, free.
•        Sautee Nacoochee Center (SNC) historic gym, at 283 Highway 255  N., ¼ mile off Highway 17 in Sautee, Georgia. 
•        Website information:  or
•        Call:  706-878-3300 (SNC) or 706-499-5868 (Walter)

SPECIAL NOTE:  See dance schedule through December 2017 below

September 23         Beside the Point with Jennie Wakefield
October 28               Cage Free with Doug Singleton
November 25          Red Bud Ramblers with Andrea Nettleton
December 16          Griddle Lickers with Scott Russell
December 30          SPECIAL DANCE:  Joyful Noise with Diane Silver
Meridian Park
105 Generation Blvd.
Loganville, GA
                                  Wednesday mornings 9:30-10:30
                                       Beginner Line Dance Class
                                          $3 members.  $5 non.
To commemorate the new season of Dancing with the Stars, we will kick up our heels and get our "boogie on" to these:
** New Teach : DANCE- Simply Counting Stars – choreographed by. Stephen Gell (32c/2w)
                            MUSIC- Counting Stars by One Republic
     DANCE- Hippy Dippy Mambo- choreographed by. Sue Ann Ehmann (32c/4w)
     MUSIC- Goin' Dance by Ron Moody
DANCE- Come Dance With Me - choreographed by. Jo Thompson Szymanski (32c/4w)
MUSIC - Come Dance With Me by Nancy Hays

Lessons  Griffin  THURSDAYS

Family Building of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home
1891 W. McIntosh Rd
Griffin, GA 30224

Salsa & Bolero  Taught by James Stone & Charlyn Harms  September 21, 28   7:30pm – 9:00pm  NO Partner Needed   (770) 584-3094    or email:

SNELLVILLE, GA – Eastside Station 
There are no dance lessons at ESS this week.  Come and dance and practice the dances you have learned over the last month.  I hope to see many of you at Pigeon Forge for the Fall into Lines - line dance workshop.  Feet on the floor, let's dance some more!!



Tuesdays - Beginner line dance class starting today, 6-7PM, Lithia Springs 1st Baptist Church, Lithia Springs, GA with June Shuman.

Tickets and Sponsorship Packages Now Available for Dancing with the DeKalb Stars Proceeds generated through ticket sales to benefit non-profit partners

Tickets and sponsorship packages for the inaugural "Dancing with the DeKalb Stars," hosted by the DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling, are now available.

Those interested can purchase tickets or sponsorship packages by visiting .

Ticket prices start at $20 and sponsorship packages start at $500. Ticket sales end Friday, Oct. 13. Those unable to purchase tickets online will be able to make a purchase on the day of the event for $25.

"Dancing with the DeKalb Stars," is a dance competition featuring members of DeKalb County's legal, public safety, business and civic communities. The "DeKalb Stars," will partner with dance professionals to perform a routine and compete for two titles, "Judge's Favorite," and "Audience Favorite." Proceeds generated through ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit the International Women's House and the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence.

For more information about these non-profit organizations please visit: and .

Tickets available immediately                        
Event is on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Doors open for the Domestic Violence Awareness Expo at 5 p.m.
Dance Competition begins at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
WHERE:           Tickets can be purchased online by visiting  
WHO:   DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling
CONTACT:        Carolyn Smith, (o) 404-371-4976, (c) 770-722-3310

About The Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General

The Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General, led by Donna Coleman-Stribling, prosecutes criminal misdemeanor offenses filed in the State Court of DeKalb County. These crimes generally include domestic violence, elder abuse, cruelty to children, vehicular homicide, drunk driving, stalking and harassment, trespassing, and animal cruelty. The Solicitor-General's Office handles more than 13,000 cases annually and consists of a staff of attorneys, investigators, victim-witness advocates, community prosecutor, legal secretaries, and a communications director. The Office prides itself on the professional and impartial prosecution of crimes while working closely with police and members of the community to develop strategies to prevent crimes before they occur. Stay informed by following us on Facebook and  Twitter.
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There are Line Dance Lessons are scheduled at Electric Cowboys in Kennesaw; East Side Station in Snellville and June Shuman does have her classes at Hunter Park in Douglasville on WED nights. 




Dancers - Big dance night coming up at Electric Cowboy:

South of Nashville returns to Electric Cowboy, Friday night, Sept 29th for Friday Night Mix. The band will be playing all your favorite 90s Country Hits to two step to line dance to, plus many hits from today too. A great night for all dancers. You can get HALF PRICE off by printing off and bringing the band's flyer for the night or show the flyer on your phone at the door. $5 admission with flyer. To get your copy or save the flyer, go to

This week on  Sept 12th, 2017 (all shows show in RED below have a dance floor or area
for dancing) .

  • Derek Edwards - Twisted Tavern - Sugar Hill - Sept 19th
  • Jason Earl - Mill Town Music Hall - Pre Show before Colin Raye - Bremen -Sept 21st
  • Matt Brantley - Pub 96 - Bonaire - Sept 21st
  • Rick Byers - Hamilton's - Dalton - Sept 22nd
  • Brandon Holden - Office Sports Bar - Columbus - Sept 22nd
  • Gregg Erwin - Last Stop Bar & Grill - Blue Ridge- Sept 22nd
  • Jason Earl - Leopoldo's Pizza - Carrollton - Sept 22nd
  • Five Speed -Will Henrys Tavern - Stone Mountain - Sept 22nd
  • Matt Brantley Band - Ashley Street Station - Valdosta - Sept 22nd
  • Brandon Whitley & The Plain Janes - Cypress Grill - Cordele - Sept 22nd
  • Owl Creek Band - Keagan's Irish Pub - Woodstock- Sept 22nd
  • Matt Brantley Band - Falcon Furry Harley Davidson - Conyers - Sept 23rd (12-4pm)
  • Gregg Erwin - Treo Restaurant - Blue Ridge - Sept 23rd (12:30pm)
  • Five Speed - Fall Festival - Hoschton - Sept 23rd (3pm)
  • Gregg Erwin - Wild Wing Cafe - Gainesville - Sept 23rd
  • Kason Layne - The Bistro At 219 - Tifton - Sept 23rd
  • Matt Brantley Band - Dixie Tavern - Marietta - Sept 23rd
  • Chris Massey Band - Avondale Town Cinema - Avondale Estates- Sept 23rd
  • Rick Byers Band - Jessies - Kimball, TN - Sept 23rd


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
Friday, September 22nd - Buddy's Ballroom Bash with DJ Buddy Stotts. Dance lesson is Rumba with Mark and Elizabeth Williams.

Saturday, September 23rd - Southern Mix with DJ Steve Edwards. Dance lessons are Country Two Step and West Coast Swing with instructor Steve Edwards.

Sunday, September 24th - DJ is Virgil Breeden; Guest instructor is Alan Annicella
Friday Lessons start at 7.30 D.J. /Dance starts at 8.30 - Saturday, Lessons start at 7.00 - Dance starts at 8.00 - 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 and Sunday 
Dance Begins 8:00

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


Atlanta Swing Classic
September 28 - October 2, 2017

With the Atlanta Swing Classic less than two weeks away, we are excited to be able to share the final draft event schedule. There are so many great classes planned, plenty of social dancing, and numerous fun competitions for you to partake. See the draft final schedule now!

Newcomer Track Information:
If you or your friends are still contemplating signing up for the Newcomer Track pass, the pass price will be increase from $80 to $100 on September 18. That pass will increase to $120 at the door. Go, register now!

Weekend Pass Information:
If you don't have your full weekend pass yet, through September 27, the weekend pass price is $130 ($150 at the door) and includes:
Access to over 40 hours of workshops,
A fantastic staff line-up,
4 days and nights of dancing (always stay Sunday night),
A Saturday midnight breakfast buffet (yes, included!), and
So much more!

Game of Steals:
One of the exciting competitions offered at the Atlanta Swing Classic is the "Game of Steals." Sign up with three of your friends (each team must have two leaders and two followers) and do your best steals dancing. Check out a video from the 2015 contest. You may sign up for the contest through your personal registration page, or at the event. The official rules may be found here.

Hotel Information:
While the event rate is no longer available at the hotel, there are still a few rooms available through the registration link at regular booking prices. Additionally, if you have already reserved a room and will not be able to use it, please respond to this email so we may give you some information as to how you may be able to help a fellow dancer.

When registering for the Atlanta Swing Classic, please sign-up for your contests, the intensive with Robert Royston and Brandi Guild (Tobias), be an event sponsor, purchase your dinner plan, and more!

Here are three links we need you to click and take action on:
Register here: Atlanta Swing Classic Registration
Visit the Facebook event to join the event and invite your friends: ASC Facebook Event
Subscribe to the Atlanta Swing Classic YouTube page: ASC YouTube Page

Thank you everyone for your support of the 2017 Atlanta Swing Classic, proudly presented by the Atlanta Swing Dancers Club! See you on the dance floor!

REMEMBER:  Level 3 is now at 5:00!  Just a reminder for Nemoe's on Sunday:   Please no outside food or drink allowed ( you can purchase food and drink at the bar).

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 lessons for all skill levels (including beginners) on Sunday nights at Nemoe's Restaurant in Norcross. 

6025 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross GA 30092
(Map/Driving Directions)

Dancing is held in the back room of Nemoe's, easily accessible from the back parking lot.  No outside food or beverage is permitted.

Join us.... Sunday nights at Nemoe's Restaurant 6025 Peachtree Parkway Norcross, GA 30092

You may want to bring a sweater for the classes!  We keep the thermostats at 65 because it gets so warm once we start dancing!  Please do not change it! Layers may be best!  Another option - You may want to bring an extra shirt to change if you perspire easily

PLEASE ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS BROUGHT INTO NEMOE'S!!  Please Support Nemoe's by purchasing food and drinks there!  Please be sure and TIP your server, even if you're just getting water!
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 

September 14, 2017

25th           Two Step                         Intermediate

October 2017

2nd             Two Step                        Intermediate/Advanced

9th              Cha-Cha                        Basics & Fundamentals * Bring A Friend

13th           Friday Night Dance at Yaarab Shrine

16th           Cha-Cha                         Basics & More

23rd           Cha-Cha                         Beginner/Intermediate

30th           Cha-Cha                         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,
Dance Schedule  September 2017

West Coast Swing / Beginner Level  Sundays   September 24th - October 1st  2:00 PM   Cost is $30 per person for the 3 lesson set  Drop in price is $15 per lesson

If there is enough interest this series can be extended on into October with at least 2 mover lessons.

Class at Center City Ballet, 750 N. Chase St., Athens

Class size limited to 12 per session!!!!
Click to email me to reserve your spot in these classes!

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West Coast Swing Thursdays  September 21st - 28th 7:00 PM  Intermediate / Advanced Level Group Class  (You must know 6 and 8 count patterns)  Contact me for information about this class including the location  Cost is $10 per person

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Cha Cha lessons at the Moose Lodge  Wednesdays    September 27th

Beginner Level 7:00 PM
Intermediate Level 7:30 PM
Open Dancing 8:15 to 9:00 PM
Cost is only $5

Ron Putman  

Louisville KY:  November 18

Jamie Marshall writes: 
I want to make sure everyone knows that the Birthday Bash - Happy Dance Day with me and Brandon will be in Louisville and NOT Knoxville at Cotton Eyed Joe.  There's a UT home football game that day and the hotel rooms were $300 a night.  I decided to move to Louisville.  We will have a gym, so lots of room, tables. chairs, music by request provided by Barney.  Flyer attached.  Please pre-register so we have an idea about lunch and don't forget to order your dance shirt!   Hoping to see everyone.  Please be sure to help spread the word.  You will LOVE Brandon!

SUBJECT: Vegas Dance Explosion 2017
FROM: Doug and Jackie Miranda, Event Directors
There's just 1 month and 3 weeks left before we gather in fabulous Las Vegas for the Vegas Dance Explosion!! We expect another sell out this year, cutting off registrations at 1500. The count is at 1310 - so there's still room to get your registrations in! Please visit our website: to register on line or download a registration form to mail in. You can also book your hotel room at the host hotel, the Westgate, through our website. The Westgate has added more rooms to our room block but don't wait too long...We have reserved a room block to accommodate our dancers at special room rates we have negotiated just for you for this event. All Premium Rooms are $65 (plus tax, Sunday-Thursday) and $89 (plus tax Friday and Saturday). There is NO RESORT FEE! Make sure to mention the Vegas Dance Explosion or Group Code SVDE7R. Upgrades to Signature and Signature Concierge Rooms are also available.
Call 1-800-732-7117 or 1-702-732-5111.
Our current list of Instructors and Choreographers include:
Jonas Dahlgren – Sweden
Rob Fowler – England
Maddison Glover – Australia
Jo & John Kinser – England
Rebecca Lee – Malaysia
Shane McKeever – Ireland
Peter Metelnick – England
Guillaume Richard – France
Raymond Sarlemijn – Netherlands
Philip Sobrielo – Singapore
Daniel Trepat – Netherlands
Roy Verdonk – Netherlands
Ivonne Verhagen – Netherlands
Michael Barr – California
Joanne Brady – Delaware
Michele Burton – California
Will Craig – North Carolina
Amy Glass – Oregon
Doug & Jackie Miranda – Tennessee
Kat Painter – California
Brenda Shatto – California
Jo Thompson-Syzmanski – Colorado
Trevor Andrew Thornton – Florida
John Lindo - New Jersey : West Coast Swing Award Winning Dancer/Instructor 
Dwight and Sandi Nelson - Phoenix, AZ : UCWDC Couples Champion Dancers/Instructors
Susan Dodge
Sue Demitropoulos
Wendy Johansson
Michael Diven
Louie St. George
John Growler
Mary Kaye Johnson
JP Potter 
At the Vegas Dance Explosion, you will enjoy:
*Repeat Workshops
*Large Ballrooms with Wooden Dance Floors
*Dedicated Ballroom for Beginner Dancers
*Workshops for all Levels
*Special Couples Workshops
*West Coast Swing Workshops (Private lessons available)
*NTA (National Teacher's Association) Certification Classes with Kelly Gellette
*Line Dance Lobby with open dancing all day
*6 Days and Nights of Line Dance FUN
*Evening Dance Parties
*Daily Special Technique Workshops
*New Line Dance Choreography Competition (Thu-Sat)
*Sunday Morning Line Dance Praise and Worship
*Discount Tickets to Shows
*Slot Tournament

We will be providing Technique Workshops from many of our All Star line up of Instructors and Choreographers. In addition, one of our ball rooms will be dedicated to teaches of Classic Dances. 
Also NEW this year : NTA (National Teacher's Association) Dance Fundamental Classes:
- Level I class taught by Kelly Gellette.  This class introduces proper foot positions, how to use the feet correctly and safe body mechanics for simple dance moves. The NTA is an International organization that offers personal training and coaching for dancers, incorporating many dance styles. The NTA makes learning to dance easier by knowing the basic dance fundamentals every dancer needs. It is a great starting point for new dancers as well as for those who may have been dancing longer and want to improve their knowledge of dance.
A quick overview of the schedule: 
Event starts Tuesday, Nov 7. Registration at noon. First workshops at 1 PM. 
Dinner Break: 6-8 pm
Demos of dances being taught Wednesday: 8 pm followed by Evening Dance in three rooms: Main, All Request Room, Beginner Room
Workshops: 9 am - 12:50 pm
Lunch: 12:50 - 2:30 pm
Workshops: 2:30 - 6:20
Dinner: 6:20 - 8:30 pm
Demos of dances being taught Thursday: 8:30 pm followed by Evening Dance
Thursday - Sunday:
Workshops: 9 am - 12:50 pm
Lunch: 12:50 - 2:30 pm
Workshops: 2:30 - 6:20
Dinner: 6:20 - 8:30 pm
Theme Night Performances 8:30 followed by Evening Dance

There will be a total of 5 different ballrooms running simultaneously during the day, with open dancing being offered throughout the day in our Line Dance Lobby! Workshops will be repeated during the course of the event in order to allow you to catch a workshop you might have missed or to reinforce the lesson you may have already taken. One of our ballrooms will be solely dedicated to Beginner thru High Beginner Dances. That same ballroom will be designated each evening as our Beginner Dance Ballroom.

For added fun and excitement we will have "theme nights" for our evening dances! It is not mandatory for you to dress in costume but it sure is a lot of fun!! Be as creative as you want!! Keep in mind that there will be loads of sales of Halloween costumes after October 31st! 

THURSDAY Night - Back by popular demand: INTERNATIONAL NIGHT: Show your pride for your heritage by dressing in a style typical to the country of your origin! Be part of the International Parade and see how many countries and States are represented!
SATURDAY Night - It's a " Halloween Bash" - one big costume party... let your imagination run wild and be who or whatever you want to be... 
SUNDAY Night - "Dress White at Night Gala" - An all-white attire evening!
FLASH MOB - We have FILLED the Riviera Hotel lobby and the Westgate lobbies with our flash mobs! We aim to fill the Westgate lobby again! We are currently taking your suggestions for dances - please email them to us at . We will have workshops scheduled for this dances so that everyone can participate! 

SUNDAY MORNING - LINE DANCE PRAISE AND WORSHIP - A wonderful way to start your morning on the last day of the event, giving thanks and praising Him through scripture and DANCE! 

There will be NO Resort Fee added to all rooms booked through our Vegas Dance Explosion (VDE) Room Block. FREE PARKING!
There will be NO additional charge for Wi-fi for registered VDE dancers. We have secured immense ballroom space for all workshops which will allow us to install larger dance floors. The amount of ballroom space allocated to VDE is more than double what we had at The Riviera. All our floors will be sprung wooden floors designed for dancers!

We will have our own designated personal Line Dance Lobby right outside our ballrooms in the Convention Area of the Hotel. The line dance lobby, in itself, will be larger than our Main Ballroom (which is really big)! We will have a huge dance floor in our lobby for open dancing during the day, with music being played at a comfortable level. There will be plenty of tables and chairs for everyone. Our Vendors will be located in our lobby as well! Eat, Socialize, Shop, AND DANCE all in one open room all day long!

Vegas Dance Explosion FREE SLOT TOURNAMENT!
The Vegas Dance Explosion will have its own slot tournament called The Harvest Festival Slot Tournament with $3,000.00 in FREE SLOT PLAY! This is exclusively for VDE attendees (you must have an event badge to participate )  

Fast and Convenient : The Westgate will set up and operate our own VDE Cafe in our Line Dance Lobby.
The VDE Cafe will be open from 8am to 7pm Thursday thru Sunday.
Breakfast served 8am-11am 
Lunch/Dinner 11am-7pm
Menu examples: 
Breakfast Burritos, Breakfast Sandwiches, Turkey, Ham Roast Beef sandwiches, Veggies, Salads, Freshly Grilled Hamburgers, All Beef Hot Dogs, plus a large variety of other selections at a reasonable cost such as Fresh Fruit, Muffins, Nachos, Chili, Chips, Cookies and much, much more!

So there you have it! We're looking forward to our Biggest and BEST event yet!

For more information, visit our website . Please do not hesitate to contact us by email:  or call (951)756-4451. 

Look forward to seeing you all soon!
Doug and Jackie Miranda
DDM Productions
Doug and Jackie Miranda
Event Directors
The Vegas Dance Explosion at The Westgate Resort and Casino
November 7-12, 2017
Phone: 951-756-4451


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 2017.   


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

09/21-09/23                               2017 Lines In The Smokies Workshop    Pigeon Forge, TN          -           LD
09/22-09/23                               Amy Glass Workshop W/Good Time Dancers     Kenner-N.O.,La.             Email    LD
09/23                                        Dance For A Cure                                  Canfield, OH     Email    LD
09/23                                        Nickel City Line Dance Classic               Sudbury, Ontario, Canada          Email / Email            LD
09/25                                        John Robinson Mini Workshop               N. Olmsted, OH Email    LD
09/29-09/30                               Cape Breton Harvest Line Dance Frolic  Canada, Nova Scotia, Baddeck Email    LD
09/29-10/01                               Southside Virginia Dance -A -Thon With Dancin' Dean     Danville, VA      Email    LD
10/05-10/06                               Accelerated Instructors Certification Program (AICP)       Las Vegas, NV  Email    LD
10/05-10/08                               Windy City Line-dance-mania                  Chicago, IL        -           LD
10/06                                        Line Dance Event                                  Westerville, OH Email    LD
10/07                                        Gail Eaton LD Workshop                       Buda, TX          Email    LD
10/07                                        Let's Dance Day                                    Orlando, FL       407-721-5106     LD
10/07                                        OktoberWest                                         Citrus Heights, CA         Email    LD
10/13-10/14                               Texas Line Dance Jamboree                  Hurst, TX          Email    LD
10/14                                        Fun On The Dance Floor With Scott Blevins & Will Craig Thornhill, Ontario, Canada            Email    LD
10/14                                        Workshop & Social With Rachael McEnaney       Orlando, FL       Email    LD
10/20-10/22                               Southern National Dance                       Panama City Beach, FL Email    UCWDC (LD,SW,CW)
10/21                                        Wild Roses Court Of Thorns & Roses Masquerade Ball   Fort Pierce, FL  Email    LD
10/26-10/29                               Motor City Dance Classic                       Sterling Heights, MI       Email    LD
10/28                                        Southside Virginia All Beginner Workshop          Danville, VA      Email    LD
11/04                                        Let's Dance Day                                    Orlando, FL       407-721-5106     LD
11/07-11/12                               Vegas Dance Explosion                        Las Vegas, NV  Email    LD
11/09-11/12                               New York State Of Line Aka NYSOL       Ellenville, NY     Email    LD
11/30-12/03                               Florida Line Dance Classic (Formerly Tampa Bay LD Classic)      Orlando, Florida 954-444-6980           USLDCC (LD)
12/01-12/03                               Madness In Taiwan                                Taiwan, Taipei City        Email    LD
12/09                                        Let's Dance Day                                    Orlando, FL       407-721-5106     LD
12/16                                        Workshop & Social With Rachael McEnaney       Orlando, FL       Email    LD
12/31-01/07                               UCWDC Country Dance Worlds Championships San Francisco, CA        Email            UCWDC (LD,CW,SW)
LD = Line Dance, PP = Pattern Partner, SW = Swing, CW = Country Western

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 a couple of pairs of Dancers FOOT TUBES see your instructors.  Most instructors do carry these knit bands which help improve a marginal floor into an easier one to dance on.  Bulk quantities may be ordered at  There is a good stock available in Red; Tan; White Pink, Purple and Black packed one dozen pair of the same color per pack. 
LONG term ADVANCE PLANNING for the "Dance Bunch" and others:   
For you to mark your calendars…  Many of these events have additional details on the web site calendar.


Sept 21 – 23  Lines in the Smokies – Ramada Inn – Pigeon Forge TN
Sept 30   We have not been notified of any purely dance events
October 7  Lucky Shoals Line Dance  Workshop and Dance a thon.    3 PM to Midnight   See attachment 
                         You can register on line at or call Lucky Shoals at 678.277.0860 or stop by the front desk.
October 14  Monthly Moose Lodge Line Dance – McDonough GA  8 PM to 10:30 PM  $5

Last Friday, September 15 was National Pre-preparation Day
 The recent events of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma remind us that disasters cannot only change your life but in many instances your communities as well. It is important to know what to do if/when a disaster strikes so that you and your family are prepared.
Make a plan today! Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you'll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that's familiar and easy to find.

Visit  where you will find 4 steps you should follow:

Step 1 : Put together a plan by discussing questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.

Step 2 : Consider specific needs in your household. Keep in mind some of these factors when developing your plan:

  • Different ages of members within your household
  • Responsibilities for assisting others
  • Locations frequented
  • Dietary needs
  • Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment

 Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment

  • Languages spoken
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • Pets or service animals
  • Households with school-aged children

Step 3 : Fill out a Family Emergency Plan
Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use the guides on this link to create your own plan.  Check out this link to find sample communication plans.

Step 4 : Practice your plan with your family/household
You never know when a disaster will strike, and you may only have a few minutes to react, so make sure everyone in your family knows what to do and where to go.

Rebecca A.  Ryan
Fire Program Specialist
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
(301) 447-1128
Fax: (301) 447-1102
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The USFA provides national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response.
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Dave Williams