ATLANTA DANCE WEEKLY 
1 June 2021 Edition               
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IMPORTANT REMINDER:
We wanted to remind you that when you sign up for events that require hotel reservations IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU BOOK THROUGH THE EVENT.

Yes, you might save a couple of dollars by booking through other means but your reservations are important so that the prices for attendance and all the other things offered for weekend events can stay as low as possible. Your dollars help when the event directors have to figure out how many rooms to reserve and that amount is part of the negotiations for booking the hotels and the ballrooms and the rooms for dinner and the staff that will be needed to run the event plus many other things so PLEASE BOOK YOUR ROOMS THROUGH THE EVENT!!! Sometimes you even save money because it will pay for parking if you drive rather than having the pay a high daily rate. Please share this information with your friends and encourage them to do the same.

And one other thing. If you book a bunch of rooms because you think you MIGHT go to an event with your friends, please don't hold on to them until the last minute. You probably will know that you aren't going to go pretty far in advance so please let the directors know that you are canceling your room in case they need them for people that are on a waiting list and it will prevent their booking more rooms that they aren't going to need. The directors will let you know that they do or do not want you to cancel yet. Hotels don't just say, "OH, that's fine, honey. We won't charge you anything extra." They also are holding rooms that they could rent to non-dance people so when you wait until the last minute it causes a loss to them also and that loss is carried over to the event directors and all the attendees. Thanks,

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ITEM No. 2:    If you use Alexa, Echo, Ring, Security lights etc… See the info at the bottom of this newsletter!!

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Dance Family:  

Nothing reported again this week.

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THIS WEEKEND
The next Atlanta Country Nights dance is THIS Saturday night, June 5th.  Starting in June, the dance will only be held on the 1st & THIRD Sat nights of each month (maybe on a 5th Saturday night, depending on attendance the date).  Please keep up the schedule on Facebook or Georgia-Country.com    Debra Cleckler will be at the dance on June 5th to teach the two-step. She will start promptly at 7:15, no delay. So please plan to be there by 7pm. We'll open the doors up a tad earlier for the night. 
ALSO - We will have two very special guest for the dance as well. Anthony & Rose Lewis of Country Dance X will be attending after holding a workshop earlier in the day. This is a great chance to come out to meet them, maybe dance with them, have some fun.  You can get your advance tickets at the link below. 

NOTE: We earlier had announced that the dance will be on the 1st and 4th Saturday nights,,, that was true, but since other dances are coming back to Atlanta Dance now, we will move to the 1st & 3rd. We are hoping that they these nights will be supported well, so we can stay on this schedule for the foreseeable future. 

  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!!! 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!!!

 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-Country.com : 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 DanSeals@Georgia-Country.com for details. 

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!

June 5th - Atlanta Dance in Marietta
June 26th - Atlanta Dance in Marietta
July 17th - Atlanta Dance in Marietta
July 31th - 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. 

Georgia-Country.com Artist shows this coming week. Listing in RED have an area for dancing or dance floor.  
• Keith Pritchett - Turtle Cove Country Club - Monticello - June 2nd
• Chris Chapman - Ms. Newby's - Panama City Beach - PCB, FL - June 3rd
• Hunter Flanagan - Bear Claw Vineyards - Blue Ridge - June 4th (3pm)
• Rick Stone - Goodwood Brewing - Lexington, KY- June 4th (4pm)
• Zach Haines - Downtown Commerce - Commerce - June 4th
• Ron Bryant - La Fiesta - Villa Rica - June 4th
• Russ Still - 3:23 Cigar Bar - Auburn, AL - June 4th
• Ben Bostick - Fish Dock Bar & Grill - Townsend - June 4th
• Owl Creek Band - North Georgia Ag Fair - Dalton - June 4th
• Josh Courson - Pub 96 - Bonaire - June 4th
• Hunter Flanagan - Fainting Goat Vineyards - Jasper - June 5th (1:30pm)
• Rick Stone - Heritage Lounge - Pinkerington, OH- June 5th
• Leah Belle Faser - Bin 322 - Blue Ridge - June 5th
• Keith Pritchett - Southern Brewery - Monroe - June 5th
• Zach Haines - Iron Shield Brewery - Lawrenceville - June 5th
• Josh Courson - Cashman's Pub - Macon - June 5th
• Ben Bostick - Cypress Lounge - Darien - June 5th
• Aaron Evans & The Low Down - Boogie Bottoms Bike Fest - Cleveland, AL - June 5th
• Whiskey County - Lost Dog Tavern - Atlanta - June 5th
• Zach Haines - Dahlonega Brewery - Dahlonega - June 6th (2pm)
• Rick Stone - The Corner A Bar - Pinkerington, OH- June 6th (4pm)
• Leah Belle Faser - Belcourt Taps - Nashville - June 6th (6pm CST
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Also see Club 201 which holds weekly events with details below. 

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BOGART GA:
 BOGART COMMUNITY CENTER
     LINE DANCE CLASS - EVERY THURSDAY FROM 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. - BEGINNER LEVEL AND BEYOND - $7.00 PER PERSON
     141 EAST THOMPSON STREET
     BOGART, GA
     FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL Linda Joiner   706-614-0648

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ACWORTH

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 carolwalls@comcast.net 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
Carolwalls@comcast.net
770 265-7348

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LILIBURN  
Gwinnett county is restarting its line dance evenings - May 28 and June 25 - at the Bethesda Park Senior Center for 50s and up.  Hopefully you can extract information for your newsletter from their website
www.gwinnettcounty.com
Then click on:  Departments
Then click on:  Parks and Recreation
Then click on:  Register & Reserve. (Orange color tab on left)
Then click on:  Select Location (on left hand side of screen)
Then click on:  Bethesda Park  and May and June will show under EVENTS.
Then click on: May    and Line Dance (BEP21918) info will show.
To register for the event you have to have an account.
For June slide down a little and click on June and the same info will show for June.
I had to phone 678-277-0179 for the above information.

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ROSWELL – CUMMING – ALPHARETTA:
CUMMING
Next session starts Monday, June 7
Mondays
10:00 – 11:00  Beginner
Centrally located in Fowler Park, we mix it up with beginner level dances that get your feet moving and put a smile on your face.
$55 resident / $65 non-resident Forsyth County  Ages 18+
Register online or in-person at Forsyth County Parks and Rec. Deadline to register is June 4
https://secure.rec1.com/GA/forsyth-county-ga/catalog
 
ALPHARETTA
Now 3 class levels offered weekly!
Thursdays
10:00 – 11:00  Adaptive Line Dance
11:15 – 12:15  Beginner Line Dance
AND… NEW CLASS STARTING JULY 1
12:00 – 1:00  High Beginner
Classes are free and open to anyone over age 50.  Weekly classes, no pre-registration required.

ROSWELL
Next session starts June 8
Tuesdays
10:00 – 11:30  Beginner Line Dance
11:30 – 12:30  High Beginner Line Dance
$46 residents / $69 non-resident Roswell
Deadline to register is June 4.  Sign up in-person or online at Roswell Rec, Grimes Bridge Rd
Classes are held outdoors at Riverside Park.
Wendy Haggerty, B.A, C-IAYT
508-843-9887
whaggerty2016@gmail.com

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SNELLVILLE
Eastside Station,   2166 Highpoint Rd, Snellville, GA 30078

Eastside station has reopened.   They provide no info.

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ALPHARETTA GA:
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 June 4th, 2021 Dance Schedule.

Wednesday, June 2nd -   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, June 3rd  -      No Thursday Night Focus Group this week.
                                       See you next week.                                                     

Friday, June 4th -            Friday Morning Line Dancing with instructor Jean Maggio from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Friday, June 4th -            "Live music with the "Simply Awesome Band" playing fantastic dance Music from 8:30 PM - Midnight.                                                                                  
                                       7:30 - 8:30 PM -  Beginning and Intermediate "Hustle" lessons with instructors Mark and Elizabeth Williams.

Saturday, June 5th -         Live music with the "High Ridge Band" playing the best country dance music from 8:30 to 11:30 PM.
                                        7:30 - 8:30 PM - Beginning and Intermediate "Country Two Step" lesson with instructors  Mark and Elizabeth Williams.

Sunday, June 6th  -        West Coast Swing Sundays at Club 201.
                                      DJ Rich Kopels will be playing the absolute best West Coast Swing music from 7:30 to 10:00 PM.
                                      Guest instructor for the "Competitive Edge" class is Omar Gonzales.

www.facebook.com/groups/danceclub201
Music Begins at 8:30 pm Friday & Saturday

Check Out Our Website  www.club201dance.com

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

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UPCOMING Events:

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, Stonewalls 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!

June 5th - Atlanta Dance in Marietta
June 26th - Atlanta Dance in Marietta
July 17th - Atlanta Dance in Marietta
July 31st - 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. 

Georgia-Country.com Artist shows this coming week. Listing in RED have an area for dancing or dance floor.  
• Keith Pritchett - Turtle Cove Country Club - Monticello - June 2nd
• Chris Chapman - Ms. Newby's - Panama City Beach - PCB, FL - June 3rd
• Hunter Flanagan - Bear Claw Vineyards - Blue Ridge - June 4th (3pm)
• Rick Stone - Goodwood Brewing - Lexington, KY- June 4th (4pm)
• Zach Haines - Downtown Commerce - Commerce - June 4th
• Ron Bryant - La Fiesta - Villa Rica - June 4th
• Russ Still - 3:23 Cigar Bar - Auburn, AL - June 4th
• Ben Bostick - Fish Dock Bar & Grill - Townsend - June 4th
• Owl Creek Band - North Georgia Ag Fair - Dalton - June 4th
• Josh Courson - Pub 96 - Bonaire - June 4th
• Hunter Flanagan - Fainting Goat Vineyards - Jasper - June 5th (1:30pm)
• Rick Stone - Heritage Lounge - Pinkerington, OH- June 5th
• Leah Belle Faser - Bin 322 - Blue Ridge - June 5th
• Keith Pritchett - Southern Brewery - Monroe - June 5th
• Zach Haines - Iron Shield Brewery - Lawrenceville - June 5th
• Josh Courson - Cashman's Pub - Macon - June 5th
• Ben Bostick - Cypress Lounge - Darien - June 5th
• Aaron Evans & The Low Down - Boogie Bottoms Bike Fest - Cleveland, AL - June 5th
• Whiskey County - Lost Dog Tavern - Atlanta - June 5th
• Zach Haines - Dahlonega Brewery - Dahlonega - June 6th (2pm)
• Rick Stone - The Corner A Bar - Pinkerington, OH- June 6th (4pm)
• Leah Belle Faser - Belcourt Taps - Nashville - June 6th (6pm CST)
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NORCROSS :

The Country Western Social Club has recently re-started lessons each week on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 at Mega Events, 6025 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross 30092. 
 
We are also re-starting the Friday Night Dance on the second Friday of each month as it was pre-Covid.

Please join us for the Monday night lessons, The Friday Night Dance is also held at Mega Events.

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
DJ-Wray

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PIGEON FORGE TN:

 
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LOUISVILLE KY:
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

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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, StacyJGwldn@gmail.com,
http://www.worldlinedancenewsletter.com/event-calendar.html

If you would like your event to be deleted, changed, or added to our website, please fill out the form below.
http://www.worldlinedancenewsletter.com/form-event...

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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DIG THIS…
If you use Alexa, Echo, or any other Amazon device, you have only 7 days,  ONE WEEK,  to opt out of an experiment that leaves your personal privacy and security hanging in the balance.
On June 8, the merchant, Web host, and entertainment behemoth will automatically enroll the devices in Amazon Sidewalk. The new wireless mesh service will share a small slice of your Internet bandwidth with nearby neighbors who don't have connectivity and help you to their bandwidth when you don't have a connection.

By default, Amazon devices including Alexa, Echo, Ring, security cams, outdoor lights, motion sensors, and Tile trackers will enroll in the system. And since only a tiny fraction of people take the time to change default settings, that means millions of people will be co-opted into the program whether they know anything about it or not. The Amazon webpage linked above says Sidewalk "is currently only available in the US."

Amazon's decision to make Sidewalk an opt-out service rather than an opt-in one is also telling. The company knows the only chance of the service gaining critical mass is to turn it on by default, so that's what it's doing. Fortunately, turning Sidewalk off is relatively painless. It involves:
1. Opening the Alexa app
2. Opening More and selecting Settings
3. Selecting Account Settings
4. Selecting Amazon Sidewalk
5. Turning Amazon Sidewalk Off
No doubt, the benefits of Sidewalk for some people will outweigh the risks. But for the many, if not the vast majority of users, there's little upside and plenty of downside.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/amazon-devices-will-soon-automatically-share-your-internet-with-neighbors/ 

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Dave Williams
770-399-9316
atlantadanceweekly@gmail.com