18 January 2022 Edition      

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Hi folks…  This email is concerning registrations carried over from 2020.  Read the highlighted portion below from our registration chairpersons, Bill and Pat Perkins.  

Bill, I have attached an excel file of the 2020 registrations which were carried over.   
Just send an email to these folks and have them email us at . This is the only way they can use their carry over to register for 2022. 

When you email them they will ask you a few questions and then proceed to put your 2022 registration in the system.  They need to know if you are planning to attend this year so please email them even if you don't plan to come. Competitors will need to tell them of any changes, such as:  
Are you in a different Division than you were in 2020?  Do you still have the same dance partner/Pro?  Are you still dancing the same amount of dances?  

The time for refunds has come and gone so if you are dancing less dances or less Divisions we will not be able to refund any money.

Thank you for trusting us to do carryovers.  This is uncharted waters for us and for any Event as far as that goes.  We were 5 days out when we had to cancel in 2020 and had over 900 people registered.  Be patient with us.  The people you will be dealing with on carryover questions are Bill or Pat Perkins.

Bill Robinson

PS: the general tentative schedule for the entire event is at  

Dance Family:  
Nothing reported.


See Club 201 which holds weekly events with details below. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT dancing this week instead of Thursday. It's just this week due to a conflict. Come dance at 6:30. We'll continue with beginner dances. Left Nut Brewing in Gainesville!

In preparation of lessons this Wednesday, I want to remind everyone of what we did last time.
We added 1,2,3 Beginner Mambo to 1,2,3 by Sofia Reyes ft. Jason Derulo.
We did these four from previous weeks: Kerosene, Fancy Like, The Outlaw, and Goin' Hamm.
You all followed me around on the floor for some others, but I did a down and dirty teach of K is for Kicks to "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man.

Beginner Line Dance class on Thursday at 5:15 pm at Meridian Park in Loganville, Ga.

Fayette County and Surrounding Areas, the Fayetteville Line Dance Class resumed on Monday, January 10th at 6:30 and are in Tyrone on Tuesday's.   Come early next week to register. Fee is $30 resident and $45 for non-residents for four weeks. Invite your friends. This is a great way to exercise while having fun. Classes are held at the Kiwanis Center at 936 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville.

Masks are optional. Please do not come to class if you feel sick. Covid is still our enemy. We want to keep our students safe and to keep dancing for health and enjoyment. We dance to all genres of music. So come join the fun!!!

West Coast Swing Lessons began Thursday, January 13 and continue every Thursday throughout January. at the Family Building of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Rd., Griffin  30223.  Mike and Gwen Gaddy have graciously agreed to teach us again! Lessons begin promptly at 7:30 PM and will end at approximately 8:30 PM. They will continue every Thursday throughout January.  NO PARTNER is REQUIRED. 


No submittal.

Linda Joyner, Instructor.
David Garrett, DJ.

Country & Western Social Club
Hi Everyone

West Coast Swing lessons began Monday January 6th.
We will be teaching WCS for the month of January (5 weeks). At Mega Event Hall, 6025 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross.  Doors open at 7:15. Class instruction begins at 7:30.  As always, you can refer to our website for all information.
Your CWSC Board
Brenda Shugart, Secretary

Let's dance!  I'm so excited!  Our first line dance social of 2022 is here!  Hope to see a lot of you there tomorrow, January 19.  We have a great line up of dances.  Doors open at 10am with hot coffee ready and as soon as we see some smiling faces we will start the music!  😊  (we will play "open dance " music during this time and start the request list at 10:30.)

LUNCH:  Those requesting CFA box lunches are:  Sherrie D, Joye, Brian, Pat W, Mary, Kathryn  Please let me know soon if anyone else wants one.  I always order 2 or 3 additional in case you change your mind.

I'm bringing turkey rolls to share.  Keto friendly!

What's happening in Villa Rica – January 2022
VPLEX - 1605 Hwy 61 Villa Rica (2 miles from Exit 24 off I-20)
COUPLES - Tuesday Nights
January is SALSA!!
Beg 7-8pm.  Experienced 8-9pm. $20 pp per month
Line Dance – Monday Nights
Beg 6-7pm $20pp, Experienced 7-8:30pm $25pp
Lots of new updated line dances as well as some oldie classics here and there.
Line Dance Socials  Every Third Wednesday 10:30 till 2:30  still only $10 per person.
Villa Rica Sports Complex (VPLEX) 1605 Hwy 61 (Carrollton/Villa Rica Hwy) Across from Bay Springs Day Care and School
Please RSVP! (and send dance requests)
Next NTA Dance Technique workshop in GA – February 19 & 20, 2022
VPLEX – 1605 Hwy 61 Villa Rica
This is a great workshop for ALL dancers!  Learn proper dance education using safe body mechanics.  NTA is the dancers' personal trainer and coaching program.
Saturday -  Dance Fundamentals levels I, II & III.  SF I-A & I-B
Sunday – By Demand
Debra Cleckler – Accredited Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Dance Team Leader.
Villa Rica Dance Classes:  Mondays – Line Dance, Tuesdays – Couples, Private hours available.
Local Motion Dance Team: Wednesdays.

Other Line Dance Opportunities:
Mondays, Gold's Gym in Woodstock – Beginner Line dance class - 11:45 am – 12:45 pm - 301 Gold Creek Trl, Woodstock, GA 30188 - (678) 445-9140-
Tuesdays, January sessions: 1/4 through 1/25 & February sessions: 2/1 – 2/22 - Roberts School Community & Education Center - Multi-purpose room - 4861 School St - Acworth, GA 30101.  Intermediate class 11 am – 12:30 pm / Beginner class 1 pm-2:30 pm / Evening class – 6:30 pm – 8 pm.  You can register at Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department – 4361 Cherokee Street – Acworth, GA 30101 – (770) 917-1234 – /  $ 25 Resident / $ 30 Non-Resident
Wednesdays, starting January 19th, 2022 – North Cobb Senior Center - 3900 South Main Street (inside Kennworth Park) Acworth, GA 30101 -
770-975-7740 - NOTE: Registration for Winter classes will open Monday, January 10 at 9:00 am for all activities. You will only be able to register online using My Active Center or by calling the center - **Due to the current variant of coronavirus, the space may be limited for all classes and activities - Beginner Line Dance - Instructor: Leslie Thompson - January 19 – March 16 - 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm - $27.00
Lose those two left feet and be a pro on the dance floor. Learn the basic line dance steps while you groove to catchy, upbeat music.
Thursdays, One life Fitness in Holly Springs – 4512 Holly Springs Parkway – Holly Springs, GA 30115 – (678) 752-1400 – website:  - Beginner Class – 11:45 am. 
Thursdays, Paulding County Senior Center - 54 Industrial Way N, Dallas, GA 30132 - 770) 443-8873 - *FREE* Beginner Line Dance class – 2-3 pm
Fridays, Paulding County Senior Center - 54 Industrial Way N, Dallas, GA 30132 - 770) 443-8873 - *FREE* Intermediate Line Dance class – 2-3 pm
***2022 TNT - "Taint Nuttin To It" – 12th Annual Line Dance Workshop - Thursday, April 28th thru Saturday, April 30th – With Magnificent instructors including Award winning choreographer & instructor *Larry Bass* - Workshop ONLY $50 per person or $35 for one day; Add $5 if paid after March 31. $5 per night if attending dance(s) only. Nametag must be worn to attend all events. A schedule & list of the dances to be taught will be available when you receive your registration package. Instructors may vary - Tommy Bailey, Leslie Thompson, Jeanette Bowen, Jessica Lewis & Larry Bass will be your instructors.
Evergreen Smoky Mountain Resort - 4010 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN. For special rates MUST call 865-453-1823. Rates vary depending on room type/size. Rooms are limited. Make your reservations NOW!! Must mention the TNT Line Dance Workshop for special rate.  Please complete this form attached & return a copy with check made payable to: Lynn Bailey -40 Bent Arrow Dr. - Stockbridge, GA 30281. Receipts and/or tickets are NOT sent. If you would like confirmation of your registration, contact Lynn via email or call /text 404-406-8592. NO REFUNDS AFTER March 31, 2022 –
Thursday 8pm – 11pm Open Dance. 7pm Early Registration - Friday 10 am– 12:45 pm - Classes in both halls. 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm - Classes in both halls. 8pm – 11 pm Open Dance - 9:30am Preview of Dances - Saturday 10 am – 12:45 pm - Classes in both halls. 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm - Classes in both halls. 8pm - 11 pm Open Dance - Name, Phone, Email, Address, City, State, Zip Code - Is this the 1st time attending this workshop? Are you an instructor? If so, where - Include a list with five of your favorite dances for the open dance request list. The most requested dances will be played during open dance. Include an additional $5 for registrations paid after March 31, 2022. Total Enclosed Check # $50 – Workshop - Friday & Saturday $35 – Friday ONLY Workshop $35 – Saturday ONLY Workshop $5 – if paid after August 31st Include a list with 5 of your favorite dances for the open dance request list. The most requested dances will be played during open dance. Workshop attendance/space is limited. Register early to be guaranteed a spot – Instructor* - *Indicate the instructor teaching at this workshop that you prefer to receive credit for your registration. If you have never attended this workshop, please consider attending – Great weekend!!     
Take care my Dancing' Friends,
Leslie Thompson
Line Dance Instructor
152 Stonewood Creek Court
Dallas, GA 30132
home (770) 529-6264
mobile (678) 234-8904
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dance Schedule for Club 201 
Must be 21 or Over for Admittance

Friday and Saturday Nights!  Dance Lessons Included with Paid Admission Absolutely No Containers or Liquids Allowed in Facility

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Admission Prices

$12.00 for Band Nights  (Cash or Credit Cards)

$12.00 for DJ Nights (Cash or Credit Cards)

$10 for Wednesday Nights (Cash ONLY)

$12.00 for Sunday Nights  (Cash Only)

Note:  You do not have to sign Credit Card slip

Please let management know if you will have six at your table This can be done when you arrive You are permitted to have your own food/snacks at your table If you need additional tables for these items please Notify management and we will assist you Per State Licensing and liquor laws: No outside beverages will be permitted While dancing, remember to do your best to Practice Social Distancing
Our great DJs and bands will allow Guests to freestyle, line dance and couple dance Please remember to use good hand hygiene while dancing Guests must take responsibility for their own safety and protection As they see fit Guests will not be required to wear a mask, however, you may Wear a mask for your own protection Club 201 suggests you bring your own tablecloth or plastic cover We do clean and sanitize every table And every chair after every event for your safety  Guests assume their own risk with Admission or entrance to the American Legion Post 201 events

It is still acceptable to decorate tables, please do not forget to remove all decorations from tables and remove trash upon leaving

Each table is setup to allow four Guests

We can accommodate up to a party of six

Please let management know if you will have six at your table.  This can be done when you arrive

You are permitted to have your own food/snacks at your table  If you need additional tables for these items please.  Notify management and we will assist you

Per State Licensing and liquor laws: No outside beverages will be permitted

While dancing, remember to do your best to Practice Social Distancing

Our great DJs and bands will allow

Guests to freestyle, line dance and couple dance

Please remember to use good hand hygiene while dancing

Guests must take responsibility for their own safety and protection

As they see fit Guests will not be required to wear a mask, however, you may Wear a mask for your own protection

Club 201 suggests you bring your own tablecloth or plastic cover

We do clean and sanitize every table and every chair after every event for your safety
Guests assume their own risk with Admission or entrance to the American Legion Post 201 events     

Subject: Weekend of January 21st, 2022 Dance Schedule.

Wednesday, January 19th -     Line Dancing with instructor Nancy Anthony.
                                                7:00 - 8:00 PM - Line Dance Class with instructor Nancy Anthony.
                                                8:00 - 9:30 PM - Open Line Dancing.

Thursday, January 20th -         No Thursday Night Focus Group.

Friday, January 21st -              Friday Morning Line Dancing with instructor Jean Maggio from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Friday, January 21st -              8:00 - 11:30 PM - "Swing Invasion" with DJ Rich Kopels playing only the best West Coast Swing music.                                                                                
                                                7:00 - 8:00 PM -    Intermediate West Coast Swing dance lesson with guest instructor Lance Berry.
                                                                              Beginning West Coast Swing dance lesson with your Swing Invasion Team.

Saturday, January 22nd -         8:00 - 11:30 PM -  "Country Mix" with DJ Wray Sisk playing fantastic country dance music.
                                                7:00 - 8:00 PM   -  Beginning and intermediate "Night Club" dance lessons with instructors Mark and Elizabeth Williams.

Sunday, January 23rd -           West Coast Swing Sundays.
                                                DJ Chris Powderly will be playing only the best West Coast Swing music from 7:30 to 10:00 PM
                                                Guest instructors for a combined levels class at 6:45 PM are Ryan Pflumm and Alaina Rogozhin.

Join Us on FaceBook

Lessons are 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM,  Music Begins at 8:00 pm Friday & Saturday
Check Out Our Website

Mark and Elizabeth Williams
Dance Directors
More Information Call 404-579-9676

The next Atlanta Country Nights dance will be Saturday night, Feb 5th. Debra Cleckler will be back teaching a line dance, The Wolf at 7:00. Then open dancing starts at 7:30. Advance tickets are on sale. 

ALSO, starting Feb 5th, we're starting our "Best Dancers of the Night" contest. At every dance, we'll award the best dancer(s) a prize pack: could consist of free dance lessons, free admission to an ACN dance, coupon for discount for dance boots, shoes, apparel or more. We are not looking for the BEST of the night necessary, but dancers that are good, having fun, dance most of the night. We'll reward the best COUPLE on Feb, then as this builds, we'll reward both couples and a line dancer. 

Always plenty of two stepping, cha-cha, east & west coast swing, night club, waltz and line dancing. The BEST place for country dancing in Atlanta. Playing your favorite hits from the 90s to today. Plus we also do many pattern partner dances like Cotton Eye Joe, Rebel Stomp, Long Branch Hustle and more. 
NOTE: We Are NOT at Atlanta Dance on our normal 3rd Sat night of the month. 

ALSO - Coming Saturday, March 5th,, The 2021 ACN Winter Country Dance Workshop. Starting at 3pm, we'll have two, 1.5 hour classes teaching the two step and west coast swing. $125 per couple or $85 for singles. Rachel Champion, multi UCWDC champion and owner of Atlanta Dance teach the West Coast Swing and Wray Sisk will teach the two step. Learn from the best around. Advance tickets are now on sale at the ACN link. 

UPDATE - ACN has contracted with the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Marietta, just 5 miles from Atlanta Dance for a DISCOUNT RATE of just $89 (plus tax) when you call the hotel and mention "dance", when getting reservations. So,, invite your out of town friends or maybe you just need a room after a long night of dancing. Located at 455 Franklin Gateway,  770-425-9977,,,, Just off 75 at the SOUTH side of the Marietta Loop. You'll find a link for reserving a room at the link below. 

 Reminder, 21+, BYOB (bring what you like to drink from beer & wine to soda and water and snacks).   Coolers are ok, just no coolers with wheels.  Advance tickets are $10 per person or $12 at the door. You can reserve a table for you and friends for 2 to 5 people. Or you can call to reserve your tickets or table between 9am and 4pm daily by calling 470-299-3901. Deadline for advance tickets is always at NOON, the day of the dance (unless otherwise noted).  You can get your table or single tickets online by going to : Georgia's Home for Country Music 

Atlanta Country Nights is a great place for any birthday, anniversary and other parties, at Atlanta Dance.  With their new snack bar area, we can help set up a buffet or drink bar for your guest. We can hold a VIP section for you next to the snack area as well. Email Dan at  for details. 

ACN Dances Coming Up!

Feb 5th
March 5th

Be sure to join us on Facebook to keep up with the schedule and news at Atlanta Country Nights

Also, Join today the Georgia Country Dancers Group page on Facebook. Latest in country dances in Georgia, video tips, lessons and more.  Go to Georgia Country Dancers Group Page Artist shows this coming week. Listing in RED have an area for dancing or dance floor.  
• Rick Stone - El Fogon - Middle Valley, TN - Jan 18th (6pm)
• Hunter Flanagan - Half Shell Oyster Bar - Newnan - Jan 20th
• Ashton Smith - Dueling Piano's Bar - Macon - Jan 20st
• Kaleigh Courson - Lee Pub - Leesburg - Jan 20st
• Ben Bostick - Cue BBQ - Peachtree Corners - Jan 21st (6pm)
• Ashton Smith - Parish On Cherry Street - Macon - Jan 21st (6pm)
• Zach Haines - Turtle Cove Country Club - Monticello - Jan 21st
• Rick Stone - The Pub - East Ellijay - Jan 21st
• Mary Kate Farmer - Resting Pulse Brewing - Opelika, AL - Jan 21st
• David Leon - Loco's Pub - Gainesville - Jan 21st
• Kaleigh Courson - Wild Wing Cafe - Pooler - Jan 21st
• Hunter Flanagan - Freddy T's - Counce, TN - Jan 21st
• Josh Courson - Southern Roots - McDonough - Jan 21st
• Ashton Smith - Parish On Cherry Street - Macon - Jan 22nd (6pm)
• Rick Stone - Green's Tavern - Dunlap, TN - Jan 22nd
• Kori Spires - Fish Dock Bar & Grill - Townsend TN - Jan 22nd
• Ben Bostick - The Standard - Roswell - Jan 22nd
• Hunter Flanagan - Freddy T's - Counce, TN - Jan 22nd
• Hunter Flanagan - Blue Coyote - Blue Ridge - Jan 23rd (1pm)
• Ashton Smith - Parish On Cherry Street - Macon - Jan 23rd (6pm
A friendly PSA, especially for newer instructors, that it is time to renew your music licensing to teach classes and hold events. As a reminder:
The three companies you need to license with are BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC to legally teach classes.

You DO NOT need to purchase any licenses if you work for someone else that gives you a paycheck and provides either a W-2 or W-9 form to you for tax purposes (senior centers, dance clubs, etc.). The licensing is their responsibility. They may not know this, so if you have your licensing, you are always safe and can teach anywhere.

Even if you teach on your own for free, you still need to be licensed as it is considered a public performance and not for personal use only.

The cost of licensing will vary depending on how many classes you teach and how many dancers attend those classes. Plan on a minimum of $300.

If you rent a space and run your own classes, you MUST purchase licensing. It is also highly recommended that you have liability insurance in case someone injures themselves while dancing. The American Callers Association provides music licensing and bundles in the insurance. K & K Insurance is recommended in the comments below by some instructors and you will find a link to the website.

The NTA (National Teacher's Association) also provides licensing for line dance instructors (no insurance) but you can easily purchase your licenses online. You must also purchase a membership.
If you run a multi-day event such as the Floor Filler that I host each year, you must ALSO purchase separate event licensing from each of the three companies. Your class licensing does not cover multi-day events. I personally just purchase the licenses from each company without a third party. The difference in cost is minimal.

Just purchasing the music does NOT cover you, nor do memberships to Spotify, Napster, Amazon, etc. Those are strictly for personal use. Whether or not you receive any form of payment for teaching classes on your own, you must be licensed to play music publicly. In short, if you want to be in the line dance instruction in any form, you want to be licensed. The consequences are not worth the risk. Being in business has its costs but remember that you can write off licensing as a business expense on your taxes.


The Country Western Social Club is  continuing the Friday Night dance on the second Friday of each month as it was pre-Covid. Please join us in January at the Mega Events Hall located at 6025 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross 30092. 

If you were ever at the old Nemoe's, Mega Events is where the dance floor was when Nemoe's was open. If not, link here for directions. 

Come join us and dance to a variety of music, including 2 Step, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Cha-Cha, Night Club, Hustle, and more. Your favorite classics as well as modern dance music. Doors will open around 7:15. No lesson at the dance but dancing begins at 7:30 and goes on until 11:00. The cost is $10 per person. 
Hope to see you there.
Bill Robinson


P.S. Don't forget the CWSC is now holding Monday night lessons from 7:30 until 9:30, also at Mega Events..

January Dance Schedule

Athens Moose Lodge
185 Ben Burton Rd., Bogart, GA

Heather Wayne Performing Arts
971 Riverside Dr.
Gainesville, GA 30501

Wednesday Group Class  January 5th / 12th / 19th / 26th
7:00 PM East Coast Swing
$10 per person
Email me to reserve you spot in the class

Private lessons available by appointment.
Heather Wayne Performing Arts
5370 Thompson Mill Rd.
Hoschton, GA 30548
Dance Party & Lessons
Date TBA

Private lessons available by appointment.
Email ME!
Ron Putman 706-540-2779

Hi Dancers

Happy Holidays!

Come join us in Raleigh-Durham NC June 2 – June 5, 2022, at the longest running all line dance event in the world, for four days of workshops and four nights of dancing.

There'll be 4 to 5 workshop rooms per hour to choose from during the day and your choice of three different ballrooms for evening dancing Thurs, Fri and Sat nights with an intimate farewell dance and pizza party on Sunday night.

This is a must attend event. Attached is the registration form and weekend information for you to print out.

See you at the Marathon,
Jean Garr          
766 Finnbar Drive
Cary, North Carolina 27519

Here is the link to the World Line Dance Events page.  We are aware that some on here are canceled but the promoters have not sent in the cancellation to Carol and Stacey.  

SUBJECT:  Our World Event Calendar 2022 has been updated
FROM: Stacy J Garcia, 

If you would like your event to be deleted/canceled, changed, or added to our website, please fill out the form below.
Be SURE to call before making plans to attend to be sure the event you would like to attend is still a "go".

In accordance with Federal Regulations and Law, if you find that this newsletter is no longer of interest to you and you wish to have your name removed from our listing, we will gladly do as you desire.  Simply reply to this email with the following subject line; "REMOVE from Dance list".  If you will list both your name (as given for this e-mail) and the actual e-mail address….

If you'd prefer that we use a different email address, respond with "Dance list E-MAIL CHANGE" in the subject and your preferred email address in the body of your response.

If you have suggestions or comments, respond with "Dance SUGGESTIONS & COMMENTS" in the subject and we'll direct your comments to the appropriate people. 

If you are not included on our distribution and wish to be, merely send us an email with "SUBSCRIBE to Dance list" in the subject.
Dave Williams