19 October 2021 Edition      

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The next Atlanta Country Nights dance is Saturday night, Oct 30th. This will be our Halloween Dance / Costume Party. We'll have $150 to the best costume by one person or couple judged together. 2nd place will receive a free dance lesson from Atlanta Dance.  ALSO, we'll be playing the Thriller Dance several times, so you dancers that did the dance at Electric Cowboy years ago, are welcome to come join us.  We'll have a dance lesson at 7pm then open dancing starting at 7:30!!! Julie Griggs will be with us teaching the east coast swing. The lessons ALWAYS start promptly at 7, so please be there before then. Door open at 6:45. 

NOTE: The COST of having this dance at Atlanta Dance has gone UP. In order for us to CONTINUE the dance,, we're going to HAVE to have your support dancers. We'll need at least 50 people to attend these dances on a regular basis to cover the cost to AD, then the cost of the dance instructor, door person and other cost to promote the event, hold the event, set up and then break down. Lets make this best country dance in Atlanta, or if not, it will have to end soon.  

Always plenty of two stepping, chacha, 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. 

 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. 

No Saturday Class and Dance this week!

Resuming Saturday,  November 7 
 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. 

Saturday November 7, there will be:
 An All Levels  and a Beginners class taught at 7:30pm.
Dancing for practice sand fun at 8:30pm
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.


Here is the dance schedule for the week beginning Monday, October 18:

Monday, October 18 - Lavonia VFW - Dance lessons, open dancing and karaoke.
5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Hot dog plates - $1.00
$5.00 per person ******

Tuesday, October 19 - Monroe American Legion - Social dancing with the Trail Blazers Band with Larry and Sandy Turner.
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
$5.00 per person 

Thursday, October 21 - Bogart Community Center - Line dance class with David and Linda as follows:  Please bring your own drinks as drinks are not provided.  (No alcoholic beverages allowed in the center.)  
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - New, fun, 48 count line dance to be taught.
6;30 - 8:00 p.m. - Regular class - Beginner and beyond level line dance lessons.
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Added to those who want to stay over - Open line dancing with little or no instructions.
$7.00 per person.******
REMEMBER!!!  Please let us know no later than Wednesday by 3:00 p.m. whether you plan to attend or not.  If we do not hear from you, we will assume you are not coming, and we will plan accordingly.

Friday, October 22 - Athens VFW - Social dancing with the Owl Creek Band. 
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
$10.00 per person 
(I will be in Blairsville attending the Dancing for the Dream Line Dance Boot Camp.)

Saturday, October 23 -  ???
(I will be in Blairsville attending the Dancing for the Dream Line Dance Boot Camp.)                                               

Make plans to be with us this week.

***** Denotes where we plan to be.  (Subject to change.)

For more information or questions, please feel free to call us at 706-614-0648.

Linda Joyner, Instructor.
David Garrett, DJ.

September Dance Schedule
October Dance Schedule

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

Line Dance Thursdays Continues

7:00 PM Line Dance Class $10
We will continue to learn some new dances and revisit some oldies.

October 14th / 21st / 28th
Upstairs on the big floor  It's time to get back to dancing and get in shape!

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

Wednesday Group Class

October 13th / 20th / 27th
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.
I have some extra time for private lessons on Saturday October 16th.
Email me to schedule a lesson.

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 – October 2021
VPLEX - 1605 Hwy 61 Villa Rica (2 miles from Exit 24 off I-20)

I need to get your RSVP NOW. (even if you have responded before).  If you don't plan to attend you don't have to respond.  Only positive responses are needed.

I'm sorry but I got distracted with life and have not been able to get a good count for this Saturdays line dance social.

Please respond to this email ASAP so we can make a call to determine if we have enough people to have it.

There are so many people whom have contacted me about being out of town or important events happening in their lives so I'm not sure if we will have enough to have it or not.

Thanks for your help!

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)
October 23, and November 20.
COUPLES - Tuesday Nights
October is West Coast Swing – mastering the basics and beyond.
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. 
Next NTA Dance Technique workshop in GA - November 6 – 7, 2021
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: Weekend of October 22nd, 2021 Dance Schedule.

Wednesday, October 20th -        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, October 21st -           No Thursday Night Focus Group. See you next week.

Friday,  October 22nd -              Friday Morning Line Dancing with instructor Jean Maggio from 10:00 AM to 12:00

Friday, October 22nd -               8:30 to Midnight - "California Mix" with DJ Rich Kopels playing the very best Country
Two Step, West Coast Swing, Hustle and Night Club dance
                                                  7:30 - 8:30 PM -    Intermediate "Hustle" lesson with guest instructor Jiffy Sarver.
                                                                                Beginning "Hustle" lesson with Mark and Elizabeth Williams.

Saturday, October 23rd -           7:30 - 8:30 PM -    Beginning and Intermediate "Night Club" lessons with Mark and
Elizabeth Williams.                          
                                                  8:30 - 11:30 PM - "Country Mix" with DJ Wray Sisk playing only the best "Country"
dance music.

Sunday, October 24th-              West Coast Swing Sundays at Club 201.
                                                  DJ Rich Kopels will be playing only the best West Coast Swing music from 7:30 to 10:00 PM
                                                  Guest instructors Maddie Konzelman and Geoff Newell are teaching the "Competitive
Edge" class.
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


ACN Dances Coming Up!

Oct 16th - Atlanta Dance in Marietta 
Oct 30th - Atlanta Dance In Marietta
Nov 6th - 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 Artist shows this coming week. Listing in RED have an area for dancing or dance floor.  
• Rick Stone - Pizza Shack - Dallas - Oct 13th
• Hunter Flanagan - Margaritaville Hotel - Nashville - Oct 13th
• Josh Courson - Bearfoot Tavern - Macon - Oct 14th
• Ben Bostick - Cue BBQ - Alpharetta - Oct 15th (6:30pm)
• Jesse David - Cypress Grill - Cordele - Oct 15th
• Leah Belle Faser - Wild Wing Cafe - Snellville - Oct 15th
• Hunter Flanagan - Full Throttle Roadhouse - Mabelton - Oct 15th
• Chris Chapman - Red Thread Kitchen - Hoschton - Oct 15th
• Josh Courson - Red Stag Tavern - Vidalia - Oct 15th
• Ben Bostick - Three Strands Vineyards - Dallas - Oct 16th (1pm)
• Hunter Flanagan - Tribuzios - Jekyll Island - Oct 16th (5:30pm)
• Ben Bostick - The Standard - Roswell - Oct 16th (7pm)
• Jesse David - Fia Rua Irish Pub - Richmond Hill - Oct 16th
• Kaleigh Courson - Agave Mexican Restaurant - Gray - Oct 16th
• Chris Chapman - Buffaloes Cafe - Hamilton Mill - Oct 16th
• Kori Spires - Blackbeards - Shellman Bluff- Oct 16th
• Hunter Flanagan - Buckley's Vineyards - Ellijay - Oct 17th (1:30pm)
• Zach Haines - Georgia Butts BBQ - Eatonton - Oct 17th

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, November 12th, 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. This coming Monday, June 14th, will be the second night of ECS. A general membership meeting is on June 21st to elect officers for the upcoming year (no lesson that night). June 28th will be the last of ECS lessons for this series. Link to CWSC website for more information.

Date: October 22nd and 23rd, 2021
Friday Night and Saturday: First United Methodist Church
938 Highway 515 - Blairsville, GA 30512
706-745-2073 Call for Directions or use MapQuest

Lead Instructor - John Robinson, IN / Rosie Multari, NJ (you saw her in Myrtle Beach)
Co-director: Rita Gallau / Music Master: Tracy Ritacco    
Price: $55 Saturday Only or Friday & Saturday for $65
Friday Night Dance in Same Venue $10
Provided: Instruction / Lunch / Program Booklet / Goodie Bag
Doors Open @ 9:30am - Please be on time as workshops start right at 10am
If we host events within 150 Miles of each other we will teach different dances at each event.

Hotel: Best Western Milton Inn - 201 GA-515, Blairsville GA 30512
Phone: (706) 745-6995     Rate: $109 per room - Mention our name

Time is 10am-4pm - Doors open at 9:30am. When you arrive, you will give your name to the registration table to get your name tag, goodie bag and program booklet. Coffee / Water plus energy foods will be available when you arrive. Each person registered has a chance at winning 2 Tickets for the following year that will enhance their lifestyle. We do social dancing till 10am when the lessons begin. We do a lesson, then 15 minutes of social dance. Then repeat. We provide a HEART SMART Box lunch of sandwich, chips and water or coffee. We also open a 50/50 Raffle at 10am and call the winner at 3pm. Our instructors will be teaching "new and current" dances for this workshop.

We are NOT mainstream, so our dance levels are for Starters - Beginner - Experienced (not to be confused with advanced/high impact line dancing) As we age, we deal with aches & pains, arthritis, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. High Energy and High Impact dances only irritate these conditions. For this reason, we stay with good, easy, fun-to-learn and fun-to-do low impact dances. We add variations for the more experienced dancer so everyone dances at his/her level. We will include for this event 3-4 "New" Line Dances currently being taught around the world.
On line registration can be found at: 

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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