11 May 2021 Edition      

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Dance Family:  
We sadly must report the death of BRENDA GROCE, who for years was a regular line dancer at McDonough. She passed on Tuesday night, 4 May 2021.   It is reported that she passed from Paget's Disease, a very rare form of Breast Cancer.   Per her son there will be no service.  Donations in her name can be given to the MS Foundation. 

Brenda Groce

Greetings Line Dancers -

Its here!!  This weekend we'll be line dancing in Columbia, SC and we have a few seats left. We hope you can join us for this fundraiser to help us stay on the road as it's been a rough year for our charity. The weekend is being hosted by Instructor Vickie Normile in Columbia, SC - We think it's time to get back out on the line dance floor but in a smaller group. Join us if you can.

Vickie Normile and her instructor friends Frances Beasley, Terry Pournelle, Susan Duncan, Helen Walker and Joyce Gossard host a line dance fundraising event each May to help a charity and this year, they chose Dancing For The Dream because they love our dance camp in Myrtle Beach. So join us if you can in Columbia, SC for a 'Dancing & Dreaming' Line Dance Day and Evening. Details are as following:

Date: Friday May 14th, 2021
Venue: Wildewood Country Club - 90 Mallet Hill Road - Columbia SC 29223
Date: Saturday May 15th, 2021
Venue: Woodlands Country Club - 100 Norse Way - Columbia, SC

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express - 1011 Clemson Frontage Road - Columbia, SC 
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 1021 Clemson Frontage Road - Columbia, SC
Phone: 803-414-9523 or email: 
Performance by Scooter Lee on Saturday Night

We have attached the flyer so you can register through Vickie Normile.  Jo and I are not hosting this weekend, you must call Vickie for tickets. Only 65 will be allowed in the venue. 

So join us if you can for a day of line dance instruction, lunch, social dancing and a show by me, Scooter Lee.

See you on the dance floor in May in Camden, SC - Our date for Blairsville, GA has been confirmed for October 22nd - 23rd, 2021.  Thank you Jesus! 

Scooter Lee Enterprizes, Inc
Dancing For The Dream, Inc

The next Atlanta Country Nights dance is THIS Saturday night, May 15th.  Located 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. 

***Dancers, we NEED your support!!! This dance has CHANGED to just two Saturday nights a month, the 1st & 4th Saturday nights of each month. We're getting over Covid so it's time to get back to dancing. If you've not been yet,, 1. Dance floor ALMOST as big as Electric Cowboy. 2. Only $10 in advance. 3. ONLY dance that is BYOB and light food (pizza, sandwiches, snacks). 4. SNACK BAR,, Fridge, buffet table for your friends / party. 5. ANY GROUP that reserves 20 or more seats in advance, DRINKS on the house (soda, beer, wine or liquor (limited)), for your party!!!!  Some, come SUPPORT this great night!!!

SO,,,, we hope to see you this Saturday night. If we don't get the crowds up to levels that will cover the expenses to hold this dance, more changes will be made or the dance cancelled altogether. Allot of people put time and effort into making sure you dancers have a great place to dance, they would appreciate your support. 

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. 


Hello line dancers:
I hope that everyone has been staying safe and well during these trying times. It is so great to see locations beginning to open up and ease restrictions.
I am so glad to announce that the Give Cancer the Boot line dance event that was originally scheduled for April 2020 and postponed twice due to the pandemic is actually going to happen on October 30, 2021 in Acworth, Georgia. Attached is the registration form and flyer. Please mail in no later than August 1, 2021.
If you were registered already for April 2020, you DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER OR PAY AGAIN. Please email me at to let me know if you will be attending, as we need a number for the caterer and set up. Remember, this is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, a silent auction and luminarias available throughout the day, with a special tribute to cancer survivors. Payment is tax deductible and there are no refunds. Sorry, no tickets will be available at the door.
Wonderfully talented instructors Leslie Thompson (GA), Jeanette Bowen (TN), Gail Dawson (TN), and Michelle Neese (FL) will lead us through a fun-filled day of dancing and fundraising. Wellstar Health Systems has agreed to sponsor this event, making it even more special for everyone.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me. It's time to get out and enjoy DANCING!!  Hope to see you on the dance floor.
Carol Walls, Coordinator
Give Cancer the Boot
770 265-7348

Eastside Station,   2166 Highpoint Rd, Snellville, GA 30078

Eastside station has reopened.   They provide no info.

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

Guidelines for Safety

We will follow the Governor's guidelines Much of which are the same as the CDC guidelines We have posted signage as to the guidelines We want each Guest to be comfortable with how All of us work with the restrictions Based on current guidelines: Club 201 can accommodate 115 Patrons   Which is 35% of our fire code capacity (330)  As Guests leave Club 201 we will allow additional admission

If you are sick STAY HOME!

If you are coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or appear to be ill,  Unfortunately  we will not be able to grant you admission Our employees and volunteers will be required to wear masks  In addition to having their temperature taken (touch-less) upon arrival for work  Club 201 will provide hand sanitizer as available. We recommend you bring your own hand sanitizer as well We will continue to take cash Guests WILL NOT be allowed to re-arrange tables.  Tables are placed to conform to State restrictions  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

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 May14th, 2021 Dance Schedule.
Wednesday, May 12th -     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, May 13th -     Thursday Night Focus Group - $10.00 per class.
                                      Enhance your dancing and learn fun patterns while getting tips on spins, style, speed, control and balance.
                                   7:00 to 8:00 PM - Beginning "Country Two Step" with instructors Kurt Senser and Swan Wang.
                                   8:00 to 9:00 PM - Intermediate "Country Two Step" with instructors Kurt Senser and Swan Wang.  

Friday, May 14th -          Friday morning line dancing with instructor Jean Maggio from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Friday, May 14th -         "Buddy's Ballroom Bash" with DJ Buddy Stotts playing fantabulous ballroom dance music from 8:30 PM to Midnight.                                                                                   
                                      7:30 - 8:30 PM - Beginning and Intermediate "Cha Cha " lessons with instructors Mark and Elizabeth Williams.  

Saturday, May 15th -      8:30 - 11:30 PM - Live music with the "Last Call Band" playing awesome dance music all night long.
                                      7:30 - 8:30 PM -  Beginning and Intermediate  "Rumba" dance lessons with instructors Mark and Elizabeth Williams.

Sunday, May 16th  -      West Coast Swing Sundays at Club 201.
                                     DJ Chris Powderly will be playing the best West Coast Swing dance music from 7:30 to 10:00 PM.
                                     Guest instructor for the "Competitive Edge" class will be Kurt Senser..

Join Us on FaceBook
Music Begins at 8:30 pm Friday & Saturday

Check Out Our Website

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

OTHER changes - The June Pro Am Dance competition has been cancelled. Also note, June 5th, Debra Cleckler will be teaching the two step, promptly at 7pm. And on June 26th, we'll hold an "Atlanta Dancers Reunion" for all you dancers that went to Electric Cowboy, Cowboys, Wild Bills, Miss Kitty's, Mama's Country Showcase, The Buckboard and the other great dance clubs we had over the years. Come out and see and dance with your friends you've not seen over the years.  If we have a great advance ticket sales, we'll have DRINKS ON THE HOUSE!!!! Tickets are now on sale at the link above. 

ACN Dances Coming Up!

May 15th - Atlanta Dance in Marietta
June 5th - Atlanta Dance In Marietta
June 26th - 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.  
• Ben Bostick - Red Pepper Taqueria - Atlanta - May 12th
• Keith Pritchett - Southern Brewery - Monroe - May 13th
• Rick Stone - El Fogon - Middle Valley, TN - May 13th
• Kori Spires - Bearfoot Tavern - Macon - May 13th
• Russ Still - Bear Claw Vineyards - Blue Ridge - May 14th (3pm)
• Ben Bostick - Standard At Roswell - Roswell - May 14th (4:30pm)
• Hunter Flanagan - Parrish Louisiana Grill - Macon - May 14th (6pm)
• Chris from Whiskey County - Standard - Roswell - May 14th
• Leah Belle Faser - J Michaels Prime - Canton - May 14th
• Zach Haines - Ironshield Brewery - Lawrenceville - May 14th
• Ben Bostick - Prime 120 - Woodstock - May 14th (8pm)
• Kori Spires - Cypress Lounge - Darien - May 14th
• Kaleigh Courson - Shawn O'Brian's Roadhouse - Jackson - May 14th
• Rick Stone - Five O'clock Sports Bar - Covington - May 14th
• Mary Kate Farmer - Little Vine Vineyards - Villa Rica - May 15th (4pm)
• Derek Edwards - Georgia Ax Company - Griffin - May 15th
• Ron Bryant - Cochran Mill Brewing - Fairburn - May 15th
• Justin Kelley - Hixtown Brewery - Villa Rica - May 15th
• Hunter Flanagan - Red Stag Tavern - Vidalia - May 15th
• Ben Bostick - Ironsheild Brewing - Lawrenceville - May 15th
• Rick Stone - Rumors - Chattanooga - May 15th
• Zach Haines - Cypress Grill - Cordele - May 15th
• Josh Courson - The Crazy Bull - Macon - May 15th
• Whiskey County - Lost Dog Tavern - Atlanta - May 15th
• Hunter Flanagan - Bear Claw Vineyards - Blue Ridge- May 16th (1pm)

Hello Line Dancers!

Our next social will be Wednesday, May 19.  Sherrie Herring will be our guest instructor!  Let's give her a big welcome that day.  FYI, the next one after May 19 will be June 2 (Wednesday) and then June 19 (Saturday) when June Shuman will be our guest instructor.

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


Hello Boot scooters - 

Here it is the end of March - my goodness where is the time going?  BUT, we're going to be dancing again May 14th-15th and I hope some of you can join us. NO, it's not a Dancing For The Dream Dance Camp, it's a Dreaming & Dancing Fundraiser for Dancing For The Dream Dance Camps.

We had a rough 2020 and we were hoping for a better 2021 but it seems many of our venues are still Orange and Red so we've had to cancel Four Dance Camps already.

We are thrilled that Vickie Normile (the host) Terry Pournelle, Frances Beasely, Susan Duncan, Helen Walker and Joyce Gossard have decided to host this fundraiser of social dancing on Friday Night, lessons on Saturday in 2 rooms and a social dance on Saturday night where I'll be singing some of your favorites. We have attached the flyer so you can see the host hotel, the venue, the price and contact information.

It will make a huge difference for our charity to keep operating as we've been unable to secure any loans in this Covid Era. They consider us social and nonessential. They are allowing 75 to attend so don't be left out if you want to line dance the weekend away. 

Remember - 

Date: May 14-15, 2021 
Venue: Kershaw County Rec Center - Camden, SC
Contact: Vickie Normile (803) 414-9523

See you on the dance floor soon.
Scooter Lee
Scooter Lee Enterprizes, Inc
Dancing For The Dream, Inc

Yes the event is happening in person, only four weeks away!!!

If you have already registered for Texas Classic 2021, wonderful! We will see you soon. Read on to find out some fun info!  If you're still on the fence… read on to see what you will be missing!

So what do you need to know?

Hilton Austin
We are in the beautiful Austin Hilton, located Downtown Austin Texas, right in the centre of the city. It is the largest and tallest hotel in Austin and also boasts the largest ballroom of any hotel in Austin. So plenty of space to social distance!
12 minute walk to the Texas State Capitol Building. 2 blocks from the famous 6th Street, full of plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. A few blocks away from Congress Avenue Bridge where you can see the largest bat colony in North America emerge from the bridge at dusk. Finish dancing and go check out what Austin has to offer!

Room Rate cut-off date is Thursday, April 22nd, 2021. This is one of the most prestigious hotels in Downtown Austin, we are very lucky to have such a discounted rate. Hurry and book your room today! You do not want to miss the rate cut off!

Hilton Austin has covered parking for $37 a day! Ouch!!
But wait… We have negotiated discounted parking for $5 a night for those who are staying at the hotel. Woohoo!!!

If you registered for Texas Classic 2020 we are honoring all registrations. Please email Pam at and she will get you registered for Texas Classic 2021 and email you to confirm. If you had not previously registered go straight to CountryDanceDirector at the link below and get your registration in for 2021!!
EARLY BIRD (Saving): MONDAY, April 19th.


All our regular UCWDC divisions are offered!
We will be dancing the new UCWDC dance order for this year to help facilitate social distancing and costume changes.

WSDC and Extra Divisions
We will not be holding WSDC or Jack and Jill divisions this year but we have other options for our swing dancers.
SOLO ROUTINE!!!! Sign up with your partner, any dance and your own chosen song.
PRO AM SOLO ROUTINE! Sign up with the professional of your choice. Any dance, your chosen song. Anything goes!
These divisions are perfect for that Solo Swing Routine or a Showcase Performance you have!
We are offering STRICTLY SWING and STRICTLY TWOSTEP sign up with a partner of your choice.
We also have PRO AM SWING, SALSA AND HUSTLE, sign up with your chosen Professional.

Judge Critiques
You will have the usual 5 judges on each panel giving scores. We will add a dedicated 6th judge on the panel just to give feedback to the dancers. Learn what actually stands out to the judges in the short time they get to see you!
Order critiques at:

Covid-19 Protocols
We have many protocols in place to help everyone feel comfortable. Starting with a 19,000 sq ft ballroom, (that's like 90 school busses) that will make a perfect match with our 80"x 40" dance floor (almost a full basketball court) and 2000sq ft of dressing
rooms. Talk about social distancing!

You can see all details here as we continue to monitor the Austin area:

If you have any questions you can email or call.
Sloane Cell: 817-875-3262

We are so glad we're able to have our event in person and welcome the changes and challenges that running an event in 2021 has brought. It's been too long without our Cowboy hats, boots and sparkles!

We hope you can join us May 14th-16th, we look forward to having everyone back on the dance floor soon! 

Kathi, Daniel, Bernie & Sloane
Texas Classic Event Directors


Looking to get out and dance?

I've got something for you!

WC Swing & Country Workshop & Dance
Saturday, June 12th Megan & I are hosting a workshop and dance at Dance Louisville!

Two WCS Workshops, a Spins & Turns Workshop and a Two Step Workshop + a Social Dance.

It's limited to 20 leaders & 20 followers so register soon!

June 12th Workshop Details
Seven Whips for West Coast Swing
We just made this AWESOME new video! Do you know all of these? Take a peek and find out!

Seven Whips for WCS Video
I hope todays email keeps you inspired about dancing. Dancing means so much to so many of us ❤️

Best wishes,

PS Know someone who wants to get started with WCS?

For a limited time....

Our Beginners Guide to WCS is on SALE for just $7

It covers all the basic patterns, the 15 patterns to learn next plus the connection, styling and footwork required as a beginner.

Share this link with any beginners you know.

If you have any questions, please let me know

Derby City Swing
8023 Catherine Ln
Louisville KY 40222

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,,

If you would like your event to be deleted, 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".

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