Allison and Viko will teach a West Coast Swing dance lesson between 7 pm and 8 pm and then Lorenzo McCann will be our DJ this evening from 8 pm until 11 pm on June 21, 2014 at the Municipal Arts Center located at 1119 5th Street SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
A History of the Charlottesville Swing Dance Society
By Cindy Cass
Editor’s Note: This article was written in 2005. Anyone interested in updating the article, please send us an email!
In March 2005, CSDS was 13 years old! Given my love of history it was a natural response for me to archive CSDS before, as Paul Simon says, it started “slip slidin’ away.” This April issue insert is my attempt to trace the history of CSDS, chronicle its events, and most importantly, record for posterity the people who created and … Continue reading
Our DJ, Aidan Keith-Hynes
At our dance on Saturday, July 19th, 2014, Kevin will teach an East Coast Swing dance lesson between 7 pm and 8 pm and then Aidan will be our DJ this evening from 8 pm until 11 pm at the Municipal Arts Center located at 1119 5th Street SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Dance Pro and Dance Instructor Kristin Wenger will be our DJ and Lesson Instructor this month. On Saturday, August 16, Kristin will teach a special extended West Coast Swing dance lesson starting with a Beginner lesson from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and then an Intermediate lesson from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Then the dance will continue from 8:00 om until 11 pm. Note this month we will be at Unity Church, 2825 Hydraulic Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22901. … Continue reading
I offer this story to the dance community as an effort in “consciousness raising” about an important issue that can have a huge impact on any dancer, but especially on new dancers who don’t yet know what is proper and improper on the dance floor. As we try to encourage new dancers to join our community, an experience like the one I relate here can ruin the dance experience for them. We want every aspect of a new dancer’s experience to be positive. Here is the story, and my thoughts about how to make folks aware of how destructive “dance … Continue reading
Dance Pro Mike Glasgow from the Washington, DC area will teach a West Coast Swing class from 7 pm to 8 pm for our dance on Saturday, September 20, 2014. He will then be our guest DJ for the dance from 8 pm to 11 pm at Unity Church, 2825 Hydraulic Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
Lisa Morales will be our DJ this month for our dance on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 8 pm to 11 pm at Unity Church, 2825 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. This is our annual Halloween Costume Dance!
Costumes are encouraged although not required… but they sure are a whole lot of fun! Prizes for the best costumes! Costume contest winners will be announced during the break at 9:15 pm so … Continue reading