9 July 2019 Edition!!

PLEASE send any future items to:    THANKS  
Note… There will NOT be a WEEKLY next week on 16 July.

The "Dancing Days of Summer" workshop is July 20.  We have attached the only flyer we have so far which will give you the basic information.  Make plans to attend.  Nearby hotels are shown on the attachment above.

Hello everyone, I am interested in going to the 2019 Hotlanta event and as I haven't been before I'm looking for your thoughts on it if you've been to previous ones or are going to this one.

The web site shows it as being Aug 22 - 25, that is Thursday through Sunday.  On Thursday the only event shown is a Kick Off dance starting at 7:30pm.  
Workshops are offered on Friday starting at 8:00am, and Saturday also starting at 8:00am, with dances in the evenings.
It looks like nothing is scheduled for Sunday.
My first question is: is it worthwhile staying in the hotel Thursday night so you can go to the Thursday evening dance and be up and ready for the Friday workshops at 8:00am, or do you think it's ok to just arrive fairly early Friday morning and skip the Thursday evening dance?

And my second one is: is it worthwhile staying Saturday night and go home Sunday morning, or just go home late Saturday evening?  I'm thinking that there will be a bit less traffic late in the evening.....
I would really appreciate your thoughts and I'd also like to know if you're attending this year.
Thanks, and love and hugs, Brian.

McDonough GA

This Saturday is the monthly Moose Lodge line dance event in McDonough.  This monthly event is NORMALLY held on the second Saturday of each month from 7 PM to 10 PM….. 
Cost is now $7!!  (Exact change is appreciated).

NOTE:  The Moose Lodge has a polished concrete floor, so wear shoes accordingly as it does not slide like a wood one does but sure is better than vinyl tile.  Dancers "Foot Tubes" are available for purchase from Tommy and Lynn Bailey at the MOOSE.  

Lynn Bailey runs a list at the front, so it is your opportunity to request old and favorite ones, (bring the music if you have it just in case). 

The dance area is SMOKE FREE.   There is a bar and you can purchase drinks at the Moose.

The Henry County Moose Lodge is located just off Georgia 155, west of I-75. For those wanting to look it up on Map Quest or Google Map or put it in your GPS, the technical address is:
91 Hunter Chase
McDonough, Georgia 30253

Take either I-675 or I-75 south of I-285 to the 5th exit below where 675 and 75 merge.  The Exit on I-75 is 216 which is Georgia Route 155.  This is the southern of the McDonough exits. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right toward Griffin, (Ga-155 south).   There will be a Quality (formerly Holiday) Inn on your right as you come off I-75.

Follow Ga-155 for about a mile and turn RIGHT into the entrance to the "Hunters' Run" subdivision on your right. You MUST turn into the subdivision entrance street to get to the driveway for the Moose Lodge. The Lodge drive does not connect directly to Ga-155.

Once inside, follow the hall around to the right to the rear of the building for their ballroom. Come on down and give it a shot...

If you are coming from the Loganville - Lawrenceville or Grayson area, get on Georgia 20 going south and follow this through Conyers, Magnet, and into McDonough.  Once in McDonough where Ga-20 goes right, (toward the square) you keep going straight so watch the signs and stay on Ga-155 south.  This will circle around and once you go under I-75, you will see the Quality Inn on your right and the directions above will apply.

For additional information or details on line dance classes in Henry County, e-mail
Tommy Bailey,   

There are the week normal planned dances at the various American Legions etc.

Beginning  Tuesday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 30, The Bridge Community  Center in  Peachtree City, located at 225 Willowbend Rd., phone # 770-487-9289,  will be offering a FREE beginner class in Rumba from 7:00 pm until  8:00 pm. The Rumba is a romantic dance with very smooth steps and  movement, quite enjoyable. All the classic moves  will be taught at a  beginner level and approaching an intermediate level. Many steps that  are used in other dances can be used in the Rumba, giving very nice and  beautiful movement. Also, the Rumba would be ideal for a company party,  or any venue that you might attend. From 8:00 pm until 8:30 pm, will be  for students to practice dancing the Rumba, and assistance will be  given, as needed. Classes are taught by James Stone and  Charlyn Harms.


** Bring your party to our party for a GROUP DISCOUNT! ** For more information about ACZA, group discounts, and local and regional dances,  check out or our Facebook page:


Sunday, July 21: Dance Party and Potluck at Garden Hills Rec Center

Friday, August 9: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band at the Vista Room

Listen to Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans music on the radio every week:
Sundays 1-3 pm - WRFG 89.3 FM - "Zydeco Jo's Louisiana Gumbeaux"
Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association, Inc. (ACZA) is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run non-profit Georgia corporation dedicated to preserving and promoting the music and culture of Southwest Louisiana. For more information, visit our website at and connect with us on Facebook:

Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association, PO Box 14376, Atlanta, GA 30324. Tel: 877-338-2420.
Marla Puziss (for the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association)
Eastside Station,   2166 Highpoint Rd, Snellville, GA 30078
This Wednesday at ESS, we will be reviewing the line dance "Get Drunk Get Loud"? choreographed by Rob Holly.  This dance won 1st place in Exhibition and the USLDCC Newcomer/Novice Division.  It is a 48 count, 4 wall, improver dance.  While it is a bit fast, the steps are not difficult.  If you like country music and country dance, this one is for you!  Everyone did a great job learning it last week.  Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as Line Up, Let's Dance at Eastside Station.  See you on the dance floor.

Here is the you tube version.  

DANCING IN VILLA RICA, GA – Debra Cleckler –
Exercise your body, mind and soul with us at the VPLEX (1605 Hwy 61 Villa Rica)

Line Dance Mondays - Classic & Contemporary – (electronic step sheets/videos provided)
Beginner: 6-7pm, $20 per month. Warm up and Beginner Line Dancer orientation as needed.
Experienced Dancers: 7-8:30pm, $25 per month or… do all three hours for $25 per month.
Get your exercise on!  Fun music and dances! All taught by accredited dance teachers.


Newer dances include: "Beautiful Crazy"  by Debbie Rushton, "Country Bump" by Darren Bailey, "Spilled Whiskey" by M.S. Erlandsson, "The Fighter – Easy" by Lene Pedersen, "Keep Dancing" by Pat Stott, "Just A Phase"  by Madison Glover & Fred Whitehouse, and the famous "The Git Up" by Molly Yeoh (which is really close to Blanco's version) and more!

Couples Tuesdays - Beginner 7-8pm, Experienced 8-9pm. $20 per person for four-week session. 
Waltz starts July 9.  Accredited teachers Debra Cleckler  Waltz starts July 9.  (No class July 16 due to voting). No partner needed, we share ours!  PRIVATE HOURS AVAILABLE – 404-398-2150.


NTA- The dancers' personal trainer and coach, making good dancers, better dancers.  Next NTA workshop in GA is October 5-6, 2019.  We provide basic dance education (and accreditation if desired or needed for teaching). We also offer discounted music license.

Next Local Teachers' meeting July 20, 2019 in Chattanooga at Jeanette Bowen's  "Dancing Days of Summer" on July 20.

Join us 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. 
The Atlanta Swing Dancers Club (ASDC) has regularly scheduled weekly dancing and WCS lessons for all skill levels on Sunday nights. 

Beginners are always welcome. If you're coming for the first time, your first Beginner class is free. 

Join us….this Sunday night, July 13th for class and dancing!  And ask about our July Special.

6pm Beginner Class - Instructor is Alan Annicella.
            First time Beginners are free.
6pm Specialty Class - Pat Korn.
7-10pm Dancing - DJ is Rich Kopels.

Our  location is Academy Ballroom, 800 Miami Circle, Atlanta GA 30324
We dance on the second floor.  Park in front and use the elevator.

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


Classes are conducted in blocks only.  The sign-up period for the summer session is passed and no new participants can be accommodated this summer.. Stay tuned for the fall session information.


Don't miss out on this wonderful art-form and exercise.  Join Beverly Ferguson on Sunday's in Peachtree City from 6p-7p and at the Sharpsburg Community Center on Wednesday's from 6p – 7p for this exciting class. Students must be at least 13 years old to participate.  This is also a great mother and daughter activity. 
Classes are $25.00 per month.
What exactly is Belly Dance

BELLY DANCE FOR FUN AND EXERCISE... This is a WONDERFUL art form full of expression and fluidity. You will learn to isolate different parts of the body while getting and amazing workout. Join us now. Contact Beverly for more information at

This is great fun allowing you to become more at ease with movements of the body, flexibility, muscle tone, less stiffness of joints, posture & fluidity. No one should allow their muscles & joints to go without exercise. It is a great hour's workout literally from head to toe. It is a cultural art form of dance. You learn to move to the rhythm of the exciting Middle Eastern music.


There are weekly classes in these areas, but the instructors have not submitted any information regarding planned activities.

If you no longer want to receive the DANCE WEEKLY e-mail please do NOT mark as SPAM.  Just send us a note to take you off… PLEASE provide the e-mail address you get it at and your name.  
Line Dance lessons in Villa Rica at the VPLEX 1605 Hwy 61 Villa Rica.  Beginner at 6pm and experienced at 7-8:30 pm. Debra Cleckler.

Couples dance lessons in Villa Rica at the VPLEX 1605 Hwy 61 Villa Rica.  Beginner at 7-8pm and experienced at 8-9 pm. Debra Cleckler.

Lithia Springs:  Beginner line dance class today, 6:00-7:00pm, Lithia Springs 1st Baptist Church. – June Shuman

Tuesday's $4   Macedonia Baptist Church, Jackson Georgia 10am-11:30am Beginner
Community Bible Church, Stockbridge GA $5 7pm -8:30pm  7:00-7:30 Beginner  7:30-8:00 Improver   8:00-8:30 intermediate   This class has a variety of leveled dancers.

Stockbridge : Mosley Park – Line Dance lessons with Tommy Bailey & Associates.  They are:  Bill Finn, Lisa Gaines and Diana Cox.

Bold Springs United Methodist Church Classes are on summer break until September. 

LOGANVILLE:  Meridian Park  105 Generation Blvd.   Loganville, GA - Wednesday 9:30-10:30 AM  $3 members $5 non. BEGINNER LINE DANCE CLASS  Taught by

There are Line Dance Lessons are scheduled at East Side Station in Snellville and June Shuman does have her classes at Hunter Park in Douglasville on WED nights. 

Stockbridge : Mosley Park – Line Dance lessons with Tommy Bailey & Associates.  They are:  Bill Finn, Lisa Gaines and Diana Cox.

Heritage Senior Center, McDonough   9:45am-11:15am Beginner $3  1:00pm-2:00pm Intermediate $2   2:15pm-3-15pm Ultra Beginner $2  Michelle Neese  678-622-3025

This week shows from Artist., as of  July 9th, 2019
Any show in RED has room to dance or a dance floor. 

·  Buck & Oz - King Ludwig's - Helen - July 9th & 10th
·  Casey Mitchell - Whiskey Jax - Jacksonville - July 10th
·  Brennan Burns - Grazing Here - Peachtree City - July 11th
·  Garrett Wheeler - Buzzy's Grill - Kennesaw - July 12th
·  Hunter Flanagan - Irish Bred Pub - Douglasville - July 12th
·  Hunter Grayson - Blakes - Braselton - July 12th
·  Brennan Burns - Las Palmas - Holly Springs - July 12th
·  Chris Taylor - Buffing tons - Milledgeville - July 12th
·  Buck & Oz - River Street Tavern - Ellijay - July 12th
·  Casey Mitchell - Millhouse Steakhouse - Jacksonville - July 12th
·  Owl Creek Band - Connect Live - Woodstock - July 12th
·  Tiger Bragg Band - 5 O'clock Sports Bar - Covington - July 12th
·  Buck & Oz - Chateau Meichtry - Talking Rock - July 13th (1:30pm)
·  Hunter Flanagan - I Love New York Pizza - Jasper - July 13th
·  Josh Courson - The Patio at Rigby's - Warner Robins - July 13th
·  Garrett Wheeler - Huey Luey's - Acworth - July 13th
·  Brennan Burns - Momma's Bourbon St. Grille - Fayetteville - July 13th
·  Casey Mitchell - Fulford's Fish house - St Mary's - July 13th
·  Hunter Grayson - Riverside Tavern - Dahlonega - July 13th
·  Owl Creek Band - American Legion - Rome - July 13th
·  Casey Mitchell - J's Tavern - St Mary's - July 14th (12pm)
·  Buck & Oz - Bear Claw Vineyards - Blue Ridge - July 14th (1pm)
·  Chris Taylor - Amici's Cafe - Greensboro - July 14th (4pm)
·  Casey Mitchell - Salt Life Food Shack - St Augustine, FL - July 14th (6pm)

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

New Admission Prices:
$15 for Band Nights
$12.00 for DJ Nights
$10 for Wednesday Nights (Same)

The governing board of the American Legion Post voted for this price Increase.  They felt it is Necessary to keep up with the Cost of Bringing Quality Entertainment to Our Loyal Supporters.   Thank you for your support!

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
Wednesday, July 10th - "Walk the Line Wednesday" with line dance instructor Nancy Anthony.
7:00 to 7:30 PM - Free Ultra beginner lesson.
7:30 to 8:30 PM - Line dance classes.
8:30 to 10:00 PM - Open line dancing.

Friday, July 12th - "Pure Dance Event". Open to public dance with a $10:00 admission charge. Modern country music DJ playing great dance music from 8:30 PM to Midnight.
Beginning and intermediate "Country Two Step" dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 PM.

Saturday, July 13th - "Pure Dance Event". Open to public dance with a $10:00 admission charge. Modern country music DJ playing great dance music from 8:30 PM to Midnight.
Beginning and intermediate "Night Club" dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 PM.

Sunday, July 14th - West Coast Swing Sunday with DJ Rich Kopels playing great West Coast Swing dance music from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. Guest instructors for the "Competitive Edge" class are Bonnie and Jerome Subey.
             Elizabeth and Mark Williams Entertainment and Dance Directors.  For More Information Call 404-579-9676
Schedule for Dances:
Friday Dance Begins 8:30
Saturday Dance Begins 8:00 
Sunday Dance begins at 7:30

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

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 

July 2019
8th        No Class – Church Closed for Vacation Bible School
12th      Friday Night Dance at Club 201 in Alpharetta ***     
15th      Cha-Cha                        Basics & Fundamentals * Bring A Friend
22nd      Cha-Cha                       A Little Bit More/Beginner Plus
29th       Cha-Cha                       Beginner Plus/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,


Lanier Dance Club

Tuesday July 9th
7:00 PM Lesson 3
West Coast Swing

Open Dancing 8 - 10 PM   Cost is $8 for both  / Cash bar available  Meets at the American Legion   Riverside Dr.,  Gainesville

Athens Moose Lodge


Country River Band at the Moose   Saturday July 13th 8:00PM

Boutier Winery
4506 Hudson River Church Rd.

Thursday Group Class

June 27th
6:30 Line Dance Class
7:30 Couples Class / County 2 Step

Cost is $10 for each class or a COMBO price of $15 for both Line Dance and Couples Class.

Class ticket includes a glass of wine or other drink.  Victor is serving up some really good wines for tasting.

Ron Putman 


Registration is now open for the Pure Dance Atlanta Workshop Weekend!   July 12th - July 13th, 2019 at American Legion Post 201
201 Wills Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009.
(on the North side of Atlanta).
Pure Dance Atlanta is only 1 month out!

Thanks for all who have registered by mail. For those who have been asking about credit cards and online registration, we now have it. The link is:

OKAY, so the most asked question is, "can we just get a Saturday pass?" The answer is YES, but you will miss some great workshops on Friday and the Friday night dance. July 12th and 13th is fast approaching.

More registration information, hotel info and full schedule attached.

Bill, Mario and Staff

Register Now
Pure Dance Schedule
Printable Registration Form






RE:  Hotlanta Line Dance Jam - Atlanta, GA (Aug 22-25)
FROM:  JC Dance Productions, Inc.

Just one pass will admit you to ALL weekend activities including workshops and Thursday, Friday, & Saturday night dances.  Please register by July 25th to receive the discounted price.  Day and evening passes will be available onsite.

Instructors and DJ's
Our instructors for the weekend will be:
Darren Bailey (AZ)
John Robinson (IN)
Jamie Marshall (TN)
Larry Bass (FL)
Trevor Thornton (FL)
Lisa Johns-Grose (FL)
Rosie Multari (NY)
Michelle Risley (UK)
Eddie Huffman (GA)
Michael Diven (PA)
Kerry Maus (MN)
Winner of the USLDCC 2019 and more to come…
DJ's for the weekend are:  JP Potter (NC) & Michael Diven

The Hotlanta Line Dance Jam will be held at the Atlanta Airport Marriott, College Park, GA.  The Marriott is proud to offer you a special room rate of $125 per night.  The room block is good for 3 days before and after the event.   To book your room and/or for directions, please call 404-766-7900 or 800-228-9290.  Be sure to mention the HOTLANTA LINE DANCE JAM to receive the special room rate. *There is a discounted self-parking rate of $8.00 per day / Standard rates will apply to valet service*.

Travel Arrangements
For those traveling from out of state, please book flights into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).  The hotel has a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.  Event will
begin on Thursday at 7:30 pm and end on Sunday at 3:00 pm.

Saturday Dinner with the Instructors
The Marriott will be offering a delicious dinner that is included in the PREMIUM PASS and PREMIUM SATURDAY PASS.   **Pre-Registration is required by July 25th**

Thursday's Kick Off Dance
Thursday night open dance party is FREE.   Dancing will start at 7:30.

USLDCC Choreography Competition
This is a USLDCC (United States Line Dance Choreography Championships) qualifying event. Please visit for complete rules and how to qualify for the Championships scheduled for 2019.  Select your song, create your dance with some of your favorite steps, ask friends to join you, and give it a try!  Winners take home some really great prizes!  Please email step sheets to: before August 8th.


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 2087.   

2018 EVENTS 
LD = Line Dance, PP = Pattern Partner, SW = Swing, CW = Country Western           HOPE TO SEE YOU SOMEWHERE IN THE DANCEFLOOR!

Date                          Event Name                                                           Location                                     Contact                                   Dance Types
07/11-07/14             Fun In The Sun                                                       Orlando, FL                            Email       954-444-6980         USLDCC (LD)
07/14                       2nd Annual Best Of Both Worlds Sunset Cruise     Boston, MA                             Email       774-240-0065         LD, SOUL
07/17-07/21             2019 Pikes Peak Or Bust        -               -               -
07/19-07/21             Line Dancing With Queens In Korea                      Seoul, South Korea                 Email       1+82-1095112030   LD
07/20       2019        Niels Poulsen Workshop                                       Casselberry, FL                      Email       321-239-2220         LD
07/26-07/28             German Summer Classic 2019                               Kalkar, Germany                    Email       0031-620-957-180  WCDF
07/27                       Southside Virginia Improver Line Dance Workshop Danville, VA                            Email       434-799-5216         LD
08/01-08/04             Virginia Line Dance Festival                                   Fredericksburg, VA                 Email                                       LD
08/03                       Julia Wetzal & Good Time Dancers                        Kenner, LA                              Email       504-615-1738         LD
08/03                       Let's Dance Day                                                     Orlando, FL                            Email                                       LD
08/09-08/11             World Dance Masters 2019                                    Lancashire, Blackpool, UK      Email                                       LD
08/10                       Dance In The Ville                                                  Louisville, KY                          Email       615-207-5207         LD
08/12                       Hootenanny At The Lake                                        Auburn, CA                             Email       530-906-5388         LD
08/16-08/18             The Big Apple Bash                                              Tarrytown, NY                            Email                                  Soul
08/17                       The Barn-Anza 10                                                   Sanford, FL                             Email       407-330-7420         LD
08/22-08/25             Hotlanta Line Dance Jam                                       College  Park, GA                   Email       954-444-6980         USLDCC (LD)
08/29-09/02             Nashville Dance Classic                                         Cool Springs, TN                    Email       678-640-4633         UCWDC  (LD, SW, CW)
09/05-09/09             Dance Xperience 2019 Nashville                           Nashville, TN                          Email       321-239-2220         LD
09/06-09/08             Dancin For Miracles Ontario,                                   Wasaga Beach, Canada        Email       903-351-9642         LD
09/07                       Annual Charity Social                                             Bergvliet, Cape Town, S Africa  Email    021- 766489585      LD
09/13-09/15             4th Annual Pittsburgh Line Dance Convention       Pittsburgh, PA                         Email                                       LD, Soul
09/13-09/15             Buffalo Bump 'N Boogie                                         Buffalo, NY                              Email       716-673-1438         LD
09/13-09/15             Harvest Moon Line Dance Festival                         West Kelowna, BC Canada    Email       403-993-5556         LD
09/13-09/15             Line Dance With Special Guess Guillaume Richard  New Brunswick, Atholville, Canada  Email 506-759-8067    LD
09/14                       Let's Dance Day                                                     Orlando, FL                            Email                                       LD
09/16-09/21             Vegas Dance Explosion                                         Las Vegas, NV                        Email       951-756-4451         LD, CW
09/20                       Simply Jo #1 - Friendly Fun Workshop                   Sturbridge, MA                        Email       508-461-7247         LD          
09/21                       Nickel City Line Dance Classic                               Sudbury, Ontario, Canada      Email       705-525-0448         LD
09/21                       Simply Jo #2 -Vintage Jo - Imp / Int LD Workshop Sturbridge, MA                        Email       508-461-7247         LD
09/28                       Dance For A Cure                                                   Canfield, OH                           Email       330-519-3871         LD
09/28                       One Day LD Workshop With Gerard Murphy & Cathy Montgomery  London, Ontario, Canada  Email  519-204-6005          LD
10/05                       Fun On The Dance Floor With Scott Blevins & Fred Whitehouse  Ontario, Thornhill, Canada  Email  519-823-1368            LD
10/05                       OktoberWest                                                          Sacramento, CA                     Email       916-802-7124         LD
10/05                       Wild Roses Vegas Nights                                       Fort Pierce, FL                        Email       561-202-4745         LD
10/10-10/13             Windy City Linedancemania                                   Chicago, IL                             N/A                                          LD
10/12                       Let's Dance Day                                                     Orlando, FL                            Email                                       LD
10/18-10/20             Southern National Dance                                       Panama City Beach, FL          Email       850-445-9362         UCWDC (LD,SW, CW)
10/18-10/20             Southside Virginia Dance-A-Thon w/Dancin' Dean Danville, VA                            Email       434-799-5216          LD
10/19                       Dancing My Way To Wellness Line Dance-Thon   Hamden, CT                           Email       203-464-2674         LD
10/19                       Munegu Dance Event - Scott Blevins & Gary O'Reilly   Monaco, Principaute De Monaco, Europe  Email   (377) 0678639680                LD
10/20-10/31             Line Dance Holiday                                                 Antalya, Turkey                      Email                                       LD
10/24-10/27             Motor City Dance Classic                                       Sterling Heights, MI                 Email       586-419-9178         LD
10/26                       Southside Virginia All-Beginner Workshop             Danville, VA                            Email       434-799-5216         LD

LD = Line Dance, PP = Pattern Partner, SW = Swing, CW = Country Western  (TBD) = To Be Determined

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July 13 Monthly Moose Dance – 7-10 PM   Cost $7.

July 20   NOTE the Jackson Barn line dance.  Are canceled for the summer months. 

Jul 26     Griffin Open Line Dance Party, 7 pm, cost $5

INSTRUCTORS:   If you are teaching classes and no not think it is important to purchase your music licenses think again.  Here is what can easily happen!!!

This story has been updated with a statement from BMI clarifying how XY Bar came to its attention, and that royalties collected go to songwriters, not artists.

Wichita's XY Bar is being sued for its song choices.
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the popular Old Town bar in federal court, alleging copyright infringement.
The suit alleges that the bar at 235 N. Mosley played five songs that BMI owns the rights to, and that the bar had not paid for a public performance license.
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The songs were played on May 4 and 5, 2019, according to the suit.
The songs in question include: "Boogie Shoes" by KC & The Sunshine Band, "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Queen, "Take On Me" by a-ha, "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blu Cantrell, and "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" by Lou Bega.

The lawsuit alleges that BMI had contacted XY Bar more than 45 times by phone, mail and email since July of 2018, "in an effort to educate (the bar) as to their obligations under the Copyright Act with respect to the necessity of purchasing a license for the public performance of musical compositions in the BMI Repertoire." It also alleges a cease-and-desist letter was sent to XY Bar.
The law defines a public performance as one taking place somewhere that's open to the public, or where there are gathered "a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of a family."
The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount in damages and a trial to be held in Wichita.

"We never want to see the music go away and file lawsuits as a very last resort," Jodie Thomas, executive director of corporate communications and media relations for BMI, said in an email. "Most of the time, these types of cases are settled out of court. It's BMI's job to protect its songwriters and make sure they are compensated if their work if performed in a public setting."
Chad Porter, co-owner of XY Bar, said Friday he was unaware of the lawsuit, and that he has "not had any paperwork that's been served to me."

BMI represents songwriters, composers and music publishers — collecting fees from businesses that use its music, including television and radio stations, streaming services, bars, restaurants, hotels and other such places. It uses those fees to pay songwriters for their work.

According to various websites, obtaining an annual license from a major performing rights organization like BMI can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars, depending on the business.

The three largest performing rights organizations in the U.S. are BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC.

BMI has filed at least 3,174 copyright cases in federal court since 1972.

In Kansas, BMI has filed 24 cases, dating back to 1990.
Derby's The Green Derby bar was sued by BMI in 2012 for 12 copyright claims, and former Wichita bar The Horn, at 1255 S. Tyler, was sued by the organization in 2012 for 10 copyright claims.
Both of those cases were eventually dismissed. The defendants never filed an answer to the suit.

There have been multiple BMI lawsuits that have been dismissed after the defendant failed to respond to them.
But in other cases, establishments have either agreed to or been ordered to pay settlements with BMI.

Lawrence live-music venue The Bottleneck was ordered in 2014 to pay $8,000 for each of its five copyright infringement claims with BMI ($40,000 total).
In Boulder, Colo., The Outback Saloon settled a copyright-infringement suit with BMI for $40,000.

Another Colorado saloon, The Carey-On Saloon in Colorado Springs, went out of business after being hit with a $21,000 fine from BMI in 2014, according to Colorado-based publication Westword.
A 55-seat coffee shop in Missouri was sued by all three of the aforementioned performing rights organizations in 2014, because bands were playing cover songs during concerts there.
Thomas, the BMI spokeswoman, said the New York-based organization often finds out venues are performing copyrighted music through social media, websites, or in the local press.
"If a business doesn't have a music license already in place, BMI works with those business owners to determine their music needs and ensure that they are protected," she said in an email. "Our approach is to educate business owners about the value that music brings to their establishment, the requirements of copyright law , and the importance of maintaining a music license.
"After several attempts have been made to reach the business owner through phone calls and letters, an in-person visit might occur."

In the Boulder, Colo., case, the bar's owner said an undercover agent from BMI came to the bar and reported the violation to the company, according to an article from the Colorado Springs Gazette.

In a suit filed in Connecticut, an agent of BMI also testified to being physically present at the establishment and hearing copyrighted tunes over loudspeakers.

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