14 September 2021 Edition

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The next Atlanta Country Nights dance is a SPECIAL SUNDAY NIGHT dance at Broad Street Station in Douglasville on SUNDAY NIGHT, Sept 19th from 5 to 9.   Doors open at 4:30,, dance from 5 to 9. There will NOT be any dance lesson before the dance. This is a BAR dance so NO BYOB or food,, their bar and kitchen will be open.  ADVANCE tickets ONLY $8 or $12 the door. Get yours today. 

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 this month. 

 Located Atlanta Dance in Marietta, at 2211 Roswell Road, just east of 75 on Roswell Rd. Very easy to find. If you've not been out to AD to see the remodeling they've done, this is a great time to do so. Dance is from 7 to midnight. 

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. 

 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. 


Also see Club 201 which holds weekly events with details below. 


New location 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. 

Join us this Saturday, September 18 for classes at 7:30 followed by dancing with DJ Jennifer Atkinson.
All Levels class taught by Alan Annicella.
Beginner class taught by Pat Korn.

The location is Volga Dance Academy, 3855 Presidential Parkway, (off Chamblee Tucker Rd exits on both I-85 & I-285)  Atlanta, 30340.

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

Next session starts Monday, September 20
Yikes September already!!   Two line dance classes offered weekly at Fowler Park in Cumming.  All sorts of music, and old and new dances are taught weekly. Lots of fun for everyone. Join us!
10:00 – 11:00  Beginner
11:15 – 12:15  High Beginner
Centrally located in Fowler Park at 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming. 
$55 residents / $65 non-resident Forsyth County  Ages 18+
Register online or in-person at Forsyth County Parks and Rec. Deadline to register is September 17
Tuesdays – starting 9/21
10:00 – 10:50  Adaptive Line/Line Dance for Parkinson's
11:00 – 11:50  Beginner Line Dance
Preston Ridge Community Center
3655 Preston Ridge Rd, Alpharetta
Classes are free. Must be age 50 or over.  Classes begin on 9/21 and will be held weekly.
10:00 – 11:00  Adaptive Line Dance/Line Dance for Parkinson's
11:15 – 12:15  Beginner Line Dance
12:00 -  1:00 High Beginner Line Dance
Classes are free and open to anyone over age 50.  Weekly classes, no pre-registration required. (note: no class 9/9)
Strengthen Your Body! Focus Your Mind! Energize Your Spirit!

Wendy Haggerty, B.A, C-IAYT

Hi everyone!
The 2021 Atlanta Swing Classic is exactly just a weeks away, September 30 - October 3! Thank you to everyone who has already registered. If you have not yet registered for your weekend pass and contests, there is still time to take advantage of discounted rates (all prices increase at the door). Also, be sure to use one of our three ASC 2021 Facebook frames! Keep reading for more important information about ASC 2021.  


Tuesday, September 14 –
Monroe American Legion, 218 Cherry Hill Road.
Come and dance to the Trail Blazers Band with Larry and Sandy Turner, performing from 7:00 until 9:30 p.m.
$5.00 per person.

Bogart Community Center, 141 East Thompson Street
Bi-monthly dance every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.  Line, two-step, waltz, cha-cha, etc. to your favorite tunes.  
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Large open dance floor.
$5.00 per person

Wednesday, September 15 –
Alpharetta American Legion, 201 Wills Road.
Line Dance Class every Wednesday.
From 7:00 until 9:30 p.m.  Beginner level and beyond.  Large open dance floor.
$10.00 per person.
Nancy Anthony, Instructor

Thursday, September 16 –
Bogart Community Center, 141 East Thompson Street.
Line Dance Class every Thursday.
From 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.  Beginner level and beyond.   Large open dance floor.
$7.00 per person.
Linda Joyner, Instructor.
David Garrett, DJ.

Friday, September 17 –
Athens VFW, 835 Sunset Drive
The Country River Band will be performing from 8:00 until 11:00 p.m.   Line dancing before the band starts and during the breaks.
$10.00 per person.

Saturday, September 18
- Lexington American Legion, 106 Comer Road.
Come and dance to the Ramblin' Country Band, performing from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m.
$6.00 per person.
Alpharetta American Legion, 201 Wills Road
Come and dance to the Owl Creek Band, performing from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m.
$12.00 per person.

Beginning Monday, October 11 – 
Sugar Hill American Legion, 6196 Suwanee Dam Road
Line Dance Class every Monday.
From 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.   Beginner level and beyond.
$10.00 per person.

Linda Joyner, Instructor.
David Garrett, DJ.

September Dance Schedule

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

NEW Line Dance Thursdays

7:00 PM Line Dance Class $10
I will start with beginner level dances and work up to more complex patterns as the class progresses.

Sept. 16th / 23rd / 30th
Upstairs on the big floor   its time to get back to dancing and get in shape!

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

Wednesday Group Class

September 15th / 22nd / 29th
7:00 PM West Coast Swing

$12 drop in 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

What's happening in Villa Rica – September 2021
VPLEX - 1605 Hwy 61 Villa Rica (2 miles from Exit 24 off I-20)
Line Dance Socials  Please RSVP! (and send dance requests)
Line Dance Social Schedule:  Mark your calendars!
Wednesdays – 10:30 till 2:30   (doors open at 10 for registration and open dancing)  $10
Our Last Wednesday (September 8) social was a big success!  We had a record number for Wednesday socials!!
Future Wednesday Socials:  October 6, November 10 and December 1.
*Saturdays – 11:00 - 3:30    (doors open at 10:30 for registration and open dancing)  $15
(The August 21 social was GREAT – we danced about 60 dances!  Thanks Nancy Anthony for leading so many dances).
October 23, and November 20.
COUPLES - Tuesday Nights
September is Nightclub Two Step!
We start West Coast Swing in October!
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.  What we have been dancing this month:
Next NTA Dance Technique workshop in GA - November 6 – 7, 2021
NTA also at Dance! Dance! Dance in Co Springs September 23 -26.

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.
NTA: Dance Committee, Zone AC Director, Director of Promotions and Advertising.
NTA- International personal trainer & coach program for dancers, incorporating many styles of dance.
779 Elliott Rd, Temple, GA 30179
770-456-6244 Home Phone, 404-398-2150 Cell
Web Site

Eastside Station,   2166 Highpoint Rd, Snellville, GA 30078

No lessons are planned in the near future at Eastside.

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: Dance schedule for the weekend of Friday, September 17th.

Wednesday, September 15th - 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, September 16th -    No Thursday Night Focus Group this week.
                                                See you next week.  

Friday, September 17th -         Friday morning line dancing with instructor Jean Maggio from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Friday, September 17th                                                  

Friday, September 17th -         7:30 - 8:30 PM -          Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson with guest instructor Omar Gonzalez.
                                                                                   Beginning West Coast Swing lesson with your "Swing Invasion" team.
                                                8:30 PM to Midnight - DJ Rich Kopels will be playing only the best West Coast Swing dance music.

Saturday, September 18th -     8:30 - 11:30 PM -   Live music with the "Owl Creek Band" playing awesome country dance music.
                                                7:30 - 8:30 PM -     Beginning and Intermediate  "Country Two Step" dance lesson with instructors Mark and Elizabeth Williams.

Sunday, September 19th  -      West Coast Swing Sundays at Club 201.
                                                DJ Chris Powderly will be playing fantastic "West Coast Swing" music from 7:30 - 10:00 PM.
                                                Guest instructor for the "Competitive Edge" class will be David Kilinger.Check Out Our Website

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


COMING Oct 2nd - the ACN Just Dance Off. Couples can enter for just $30 per couple. This dance off will take place during the ACN dance,, around 9:30 or so that night. This will be three rounds with finals on Dec 4th. $500 FIRST PLACE to winning couple. Cash and prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. To register go to the ACN link above. 

ACN Dances Coming Up!

Sept  19th - Broad Street Station in Douglasville (tickets will be $8 in advance or $12 at the door) 
Oct 2nd - Atlanta Dance in Marietta. 
Oct 16th - Atlanta Dance in Marietta 

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

ATTN: Dance instructors: Bring you information about your LESSONS to any of the ACN dances, we'll have a table for you to put out your lessons info.  This is to help you promote your LESSONS! When you come, see Dan on where to put your info out. Artist shows this coming week. Listing in RED have an area for dancing or dance floor.  
• Josh Courson - Cheer's Northside - Macon - Sept 15th (6pm)
• Chris Chapman - Tannery Row - Buford - Sept 15th (6:30pm)
• Rick Stone - The Pizza Shack - Dallas- Sept 15th
• Ben Bostick - The Standard - Roswell - Sept 15th
• Hunter Flanagan - Tribuzios - Jekyll Island - Sept 16th (6pm)
• Zach Haines - Southern Brewing - Monroe - Sept 16th
• Rick Stone - The Anchor - Louisville, TN - Sept 16th
• Leah Belle Faser - BayouQ - Atlanta - Sept 17th
• Zach Haines - Dahlonega Brewery - Dahlonega - Sept 17th
• Ben Bostick - Turtle Cove Country Club - Monticello - Sept 17th
• Hunter Flanagan - Fish Dock Bar & Grill - Townsend - Sept 17th
• Rocky Creek Band - Moose Lodge - Dublin - Sept 17th
• Kaleigh Courson - Pub 96 - Bonaire - Sept 17th
• Rick Stone - Buds Sports Bar - Chattanooga, TN - Sept 17th
• Ben Bostick - Roswell Farmers Market - Roswell - Sept 18th (9:30am)
• Zach Haines - Oconee Farmers Market - Watkinsville - Sept 18th (10am)
• Kaleigh Courson - Fainting Goat Vineyards - Jasper - Sept 18th (1:30pm)
• Ron Bryant - Am vets - Lithia Springs - Sept 18th (5pm)
• Hunter Flanagan - Big Water Marina - Starr, SC - Sept 18th (6pm)
• Zach Haines - Strange Duck Brewery - Commerce - Sept 18th
• Jesse David - Fia Rua Irish Pub - Richmond Hill - Sept 18th
• Kori Spires - Whiskey Bent Saloon - Perry, FL - Sept 18th
• Leah Belle Faser - Northside Hospital Amphitheatre - Woodstock - Sept 18th
• Ben Bostick - Pure Taqueria - Roswell - Sept 18th (7pm)
• Southern Haze Band - The Whiskey Barrell - Jasper, TN - Sept 18th
• Owl Creek Band - Club 201 - Alpharetta - Sept 18th
• Kaleigh Courson - Cypress Lounge - Darien - Sept 18th (9:30pm)
• Rick Stone - Buds Sports Bar - Chattanooga, TN - Sept 18th
• Mary Kate Farmer - Bear Claw Vineyards - Blue Ridge - Sept 19th (1pm)
• Rick Stone - Cantrell's Hiram Station - Hiram - Sept 19th (3pm)

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 on Friday, September 10th, 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.. Link to CWSC website for more information.

Fort Wayne IN:
Subject:  2022 FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL - FORT WAYNE, IN - MARCH 3-6, 2022
Mark your calendars for March 3rd – March 7th for the 2022 FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL CELEBRATION at the beautiful Grand Wayne Convention Center in historic downtown Fort Wayne, IN.  The FT WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL is a one-of-a-kind dance event that offers all levels of workshops in LINE DANCE, COUPLES, BALLROOM, and PATTERN PARTNER.  Specialty workshops such as T-SHIRT DESIGN & CUTTING, HOW TO CHOREOGRAPH AND WRITE THE STEP SHEET, DANCE FITNESS, NTA, HI-TECH DJing and more are included in your VIP Pass for only $90 (prior to 1/1/2022).  Thursday night's Welcoming Party kicks off the weekend with Friday's demos and time to register for the "GET FIT AT FT. WAYNE" steps competition.  The Welcoming Party offers three ballrooms for open dancing for line dancers, couples and pattern partners.
INVITED STAFF:  JO Thompson-Szymanski, JOHN Robinson, JASON Miklic & SOPHY Kdep, WILLIE Brown, JILL Babinec, DEREK Steele, NELSON Clarke, DONNA Caudill, TINA Foster, BRACKEN Heidenreich, KAREN Mudge, BRADLEY Mather, JASON Barnes, RHODA Lai, MELISSA Culbertson, BEV Carpenter, ALICE Daugherty, MACHELLE Cook-Holloway, TIM Hand, KATIE Fallon, LARRY Harmon, BETTY Moses, AMY Christian, ROB Holley, PAM & EAGLE Lindsey, DEBBIE O'Hara, JANELLE McGhee, DAN & SHEILA Burk, ANSWORTH Robinson, KELLY Cavallaro and of course JP Potter!
CHARITY:  The 2022 FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL charity is the LINE DANCE FOUNDATION.  The LDF is a charity providing practical and financial support to people who earn their living or part of their living through line dance and find themselves in difficulties, need or distress.  Our own Jo Thompson-Szymanski, who has personally benefited from this foundation, will be hosting our charity workshop on Saturday. 
CHOREOGRAPHY:  The Ft. Wayne Dance for All hosts the largest choreography exhibition in the USA!  It's known as the perfect "first time" opportunity to give choreography a try!  Three divisions are offered:  Beginner/Novice; Intermediate/Advanced; Phrased.  Cash prizes in each division and for one overall choreographer. Complete choreography rules and details are available at 
We are thrilled to announce that AC THOMAS will once again be the official sponsor of the 2022 Ft. Wayne Dance for All.  ( What more exciting is that they have partnered with COLT FORD ("Crank it Up" – Goin' Hamm (Trevor Thornton) for the release of "SHAKE A LEG REMIX", a new, fun spin on "Hillbilly Shake"! There just might be a new choreography exhibition offered to incorporate your own phrased part to the existing "Hillbilly Shake" dance (choreographed by Jamie Marshall).  Additionally, we are hoping for a special promotion for dancers due to the popularity of "Sweet Tea" in 2020.  Keep checking the website and watching for additional details for a chance to win cash!     
PASS:  The VIP Pass ($90 prior to 1/1/22) includes all workshops, Friday and Saturday night dances, and the Saturday night show.  Arrive Thursday for the Welcoming Party ($15 prior to 1/1/22).  Don't forget to sign up for the "Get Fit at Ft. Wayne" steps competition!  Several passes are offered:  weekend, daily, nightly or spectator. 
7 ARROW MEDIA: offers amazing event photos and workshop videos…all ready to take home with you.  LIVE STREAM throughout the weekend at Questions?  Contact 7 Arrow Media at
HOTEL INFORMATION:  Hilton at the Grand Wayne Center (260-420-1100) - $122 (plus tax & parking) (FTW Code); Courtyard by Marriott (260-490-3629) - $126 (plus tax) (2 Breakfasts and 1 Car Parking); The Hampton Inn & Suites (260) 247-6915 - $126 (plus tax) (includes breakfast and parking).   (Be sure to contact Jamie with any issues in making your reservations.)
CONCESSIONS:  The lobby is perfect to take a break and grab a bit to eat at the concession stand, while looking at photo albums from the past 10+ years, find new friends while working on a puzzle, play cards or a game. 
CONTACT:  Jamie & Barney Marshall – (615) 207-5207;
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 2021, and 2022 has been updated
FROM: Stacy J Garcia,,

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