9 October 2018 EDITION
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Eddie Huffman reports the Monthly Open Line Dance Party / dance is being relocated to the Senior center in Griffin.  The new location for the monthly open line dance parties will be at the Spalding County Senior Center, 885 Memorial Drive, Griffin.  As of this point here is the schedule through the end of this year:

October - as of now No Dance

November 16th - Open Line Dance

December 14th - Open Line Dance

Starting in January 2019 these dances  will go back to the regular schedule and be held on the fourth Friday of each month in Griffin.  The changes above are due to working around the Thanksgiving and Christmas / New Years' holidays, .

WEST COAST SWING (WCS) Classes every Sunday. 

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 at Nemoe's Restaurant in Norcross. 

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

For the more advanced dancers - a Specialty Class
THIS WEEK - Classic Moves

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

Join us….this Sunday night, Oct. 14th,  at Nemoe's Restaurant.  

Lessons at 5pm and 6pm with dancing from 7pm to 10pm.   Instructors this week are Pat Korn  and Stacy Zellner.

6025 Peachtree Pkwy
Norcross GA 30092

Dancing is held in the back room of Nemoe's, easily accessible from the back parking lot.  No outside food or beverage is permitted.

SNELLVILLE, GA – Eastside Station 
This week Jessica will be teaching an awesome improver dance - Groovy Love for the second week.  Check it out at:

Here is the visual:  

Hope to see you there!!   As always, don't forget to check us out on Facebook Line Up, Let's Dance! See you on the dance floor.

This weekly class is designed for people with Parkinson's disease and other neuromuscular challenges. Dances are modified or choreographed specifically for people with balance challenges. That doesn't mean we don't have fun. My new choreography includes Johnny B. Goode, which will be presented at Moving Day Atlanta in October. They loved it and you will too.

Help us spread the word about this class. To learn more and sign up, check out this link

Line Dance for Parkinson's
Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00, $5.00 (no class 1st Thursday of the month)
Classes held at: Still Pointe Dance Studios
1675 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming


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Villa Rica has Line Dance lessons every Monday night. 
Lithia Springs:  Beginner line dance class today, 6:00-7:00pm, Lithia Springs 1st Baptist Church. – June Shuman
Stockbridge:      Intermediate, 7:PM to 8:30PM Moseley Recreation Center, 1041 Miller's Mill Road, Stockbridge, Georgia Contact Information:
Villa Rica has Couples classes on Tuesday nights.
Bold Springs United Methodist Church 7625 Bold Springs Church Road   Monroe, GA     TUESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-8:00 - Progressive class for beginner to BEYOND beginner line dancers
Taught by
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 Electric Cowboys in Kennesaw; East Side Station in Snellville and June Shuman does have her classes at Hunter Park in Douglasville on WED nights. 
Line Dance for Parkinson's - Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00, $5.00   Classes held at: Still Pointe Dance Studios   1675 Peachtree Parkway, (near Sharon Road) Cumming GA
Line Dance Class - Beginner, 7:PM to 8:30PM - Moseley Recreation Center, 1041 Miller's Mill Road, Stockbridge, Georgia Contact Information:

Dancers, the NEXT West Georgia Country Nights dance will be Saturday night, Oct 27th. This will be our Halloween Dance Party. We'll have TWO costume contests. $150 to Best Overall Costume and $100 to Best Country Act Costume. South of Nashville, THREE time Finalist for Band of the Year in the Georgia Country Awards, will return to the stage. Debra Cleckler will be teaching a dance at 7:30. Doors open at 7pm and band will come on at 9. If you want to ENTER the costume contest, there is a $5 registration fee. Advance tickets and registration fee can be had at

This week shows from Artist., as of  Oct 9th,  2018
Any show in RED has room to dance or a dance floor. 

  • Ron Bryant (Pre Show before Gene Watson) - Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen - Oct 11th (6:15pm)
  • Derek Edwards - Sauces house BBQ - Athens - Oct 12th
  • Austin Neal - Cross Eyed Cricket - Vidalia - Oct 12th
  • Hunter Flanagan - Irish Bred Pub - Douglasville - Oct 12th
  • Josh Courson - Cypress Grill - Cordele - Oct 12th
  • Hunter Grayson - Will Henry's Tavern - Stone Mountain - Oct 12th
  • Micahlan Boney - Wander Down Festival - Makanda, Il - Oct 13th (11:30am)
  • Austin Neal - Blackcreek Bar & Grill - Ellabell - Oct 13th
  • Chris Taylor - Bradley's Olde Tavern - Jackson - Oct 13th
  • Cole Tomlinson - The Pub - Waycross - Oct 13th
  • Hunter Grayson - American Legion - Lexington - Oct 13th
  • South of Nashville - Brickhouse Tavern - Newnan - Oct 13th
  • Garrett Wheeler - Farmhouse 17 - Norcross - Oct 14th


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

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 October 10  Walk the Line Wednesdays with line dancing instructor Nancy Anthony   Free 2 Step Lesson with Elizabeth Williams  from 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm with paid admission. Line Dance Lesson 7:30 - 8;30 pm  Open Dancing 8:30-10pm   $10.00 for lesson and open line dancing.

Friday October 12 Ballroom Mix Night with Ron Glickman, DJ.  Beginner and Intermediate Advanced Rumba Lesson with Mark and Elizabeth Williams Instructors.

Saturday October 13 Southern Mix Night with Steve Edwards, DJ. Intermediate and Advanced Night Club and Cha Cha Lessons  Steve Edwards, Instructor.

Beginner Lessons Night Club and Cha-Cha with Mark and Elizabeth Williams  Instructors.

Sunday October 14 West Coast Swing Sunday   Rich Kopels, DJ  Competitive Edge Class with Bonnie and Jerome Subey Instructors

Friday Lessons start at 7.30 D.J. /Dance starts at 8.30 - Saturday, Lessons start at 7.00 - Dance starts at 7:30 to 8:30  - Sunday Lessons start at 6.00 Dance starts at 7.30
              For more information and upcoming schedule, go to
                     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 

October 2018
12th       Friday Night Dance –     Free West Coast Swing Lesson
15th       Two Step                       Intermediate/Advanced
22nd      Cha-Cha                        Basics & Fundamentals * Bring A Friend
29th       Cha-Cha                        Basics & More/Beginner Level

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,
November 4, 2018   2:00-4:00pm
Held at 11125 Houze Rd, Roswell, GA (Northside Church)
Registration required:
Registration deadline October 8
This workshop takes the fun of line dancing and combines it with a relaxing yoga practice for a day that is truly set to pamper! One hour of line dance followed by one hour of yoga is a perfect way to enjoy an Autumn afternoon. Both sessions are for all levels and no experience necessary. Bring friends, make friends and enjoy! Workshop led by Wendy Haggerty & Teresa Owen.


" Waltz " Beginning Tuesday, October 2, through Tuesday, October 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 the Waltz from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The students will learn the basic fundamentals of the Waltz, as well as advancing to an intermediate level. Even though the class is FREE, you will get the same quality as if you were paying top dollar anywhere else.

Advanced students will be able to attend the FREE lesson from 8:00 pm until 9:00 pm, where the Waltz will be taught with more intricate steps. Classes are taught by James Stone and Charlyn Harms, located at 225 Willowbend Rd., phone # 770-487-9289, will be offering a FREE beginner class in the Waltz from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The students will learn the basic fundamentals of the Waltz, as well as advancing to an intermediate level. Even though the class is FREE, you will get the same quality as if you were paying top dollar anywhere else. Advanced students will be able to attend the FREE lesson from 8:00 pm until 9:00 pm, where the Waltz will be taught with more intricate steps. Classes are taught by James Stone and Charlyn Harms


DeKalb County Solicitor-General Hosts Second Annual Dancing with the DeKalb Stars
Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling announces date for domestic violence awareness event

The second annual Dancing with the DeKalb Stars, a Domestic Violence Fundraiser and Resource Expo, takes place at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 20. Doors open at 5 p.m. for guests to explore the expo portion of the event. The dance competition begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online at   

"Dancing with the DeKalb Stars," is a fundraiser hosted by the DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling benefitting two local domestic violence non-profit organizations, Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence and International Women's House. The expo and fundraiser includes a dance competition featuring members of DeKalb County's legal, public safety, business and civic communities. All proceeds generated through ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit the International Women's House and the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence.

For more information about these non-profit organizations please visit: and

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Doors open for the Domestic Violence Awareness Expo at 5 p.m.
Dance Competition begins at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center
3181 Rainbow Dr.
Decatur, Georgia 30034 
DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling
Carolyn Smith, (o) 404-371-4976, (c) 770-722-3310


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
10/12-10/14             Mishnock & Friends Country Dance Weekend                Callicoon  NY                                           Email      LD,PP,CW
10/13                       Fun On The Dance Floor With Scott Blevins & Niels Poulsen          Thornhill, Ontario, Canada  Email      LD
10/13                       Wild Roses Rose Buds & Country Studs, An Old Time Western     Fort Pierce, FL                       Email      LD
10/18-10/20             Southern National Dance                                                     Panama City Beach, FL                        Email      UCWDC (LD,CW,SW)
10/19-10/20             Texas Line Dance Jamboree                                                TX                                                           Email      LD
10/25-10/28             Motor City Dance Classic                                                     Sterling Heights, MI                              Email      LD
10/27                       OCD Line Dance Workshop                                                 West Columbia, SC                               Email       803-414-9523                LD
10/27                       Southside Virginia Improver Workshop                             Danville, VA                                           Email      LD
10/29-11/07             Line Dance Holiday 2018                                                      Antalya-Turkey                                     Email      LD
11/03                       Workshop/Social With Rachael McEnaney                        Orlando, FL                                           Email      LD
11/06-11/11             Vegas Dance Explosion                                                       Las Vegas, NV                                       Email      LD,SW,CW
11/08-11/11             New York State Of Line Aka NYSOL                                    Ellenville, NY                                          Email      LD
11/10                       Let's Dance Day                                                                    Orlando, FL                                           Email      LD
11/17                       Jamie's Birthday Bash                                                         Louisville, KY                                        Email       615-207-5207  LD
11/23-11/25             25th Crazy Country Dance Festival                                     Japan, Gifu-Ken, Tajimi                        Email      +81-572-23-4698        LD
12/01                       Let's Dance Day                                                                    Orlando, FL                                           Email      LD
12/06-12/09             Florida Line Dance Classic                                                  Orlando, FL                                           Email      USLDCC (LD)
12/07-12/09             Madness In Taiwan                                                               Taipei, Taiwan                                       Email      LD
12/10-12/15             Pattern Partner Holiday Cruise                                            Ft. Lauderdale, FL 727-485-7448/ 727-232-0500 PP
12/31-01/06             UCWDC Worlds     -               -               -

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

Forms for Event Calendar:   
Stacy works on the event calendar on Sundays and sends the Event Calendar link to Carol to post in newsletter on Mondays.
For bulk FOOT TUBE orders go to     Many of the instructors sell individual pairs

October 12th – 13th: Mishnock & Friends Dance Weekend at the Villa Roma Resort,  356 Villa Roma Rd, Callicoon, NY   New York  

October 13        Monthly Line dance at the McDonough Ga Moose Lodge  7 PM to 10 PM -   Cost $7.00

October 19        CANCELED  Eddie Huffman's Open Line Dance Party, Fayetteville, GA—NO DANCE ON THE 19th

October 20       DeKalb County Solicitor-General Hosts Second Annual Dancing with the DeKalb Stars – Decatur GA – Details above

October 27th     We have not been advised of any planned dance events.

November 3  We have not been advised of any planned dance events

November 10   Monthly Line dance at the McDonough Ga Moose Lodge  7 PM to 10 PM -   Cost $7.00

November 16th  Open Line Dance – Spalding County Senior Center, 885 Memorial Drive, Griffin GA

November 17  We have not been advised of any planned dance events

November 24  We have not been advised of any planned dance events

December 14th - Open Line Dance – Spalding County Senior Center, 885 Memorial Drive, Griffin GA

What to do when you receive a letter from ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC
September 28, 2018    National Fast Dance Association

Many dancers are not aware of the Copyright Laws that make them responsible for
obtaining music licenses in order to play music at their club parties or events. It could be that one day they suddenly become aware because they receive an email, letter, or phone call from someone claiming to be from ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC. Maybe this has even happened to you. How do you know whether or not what they are telling you is legitimate?

There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to licensing the music played at dance parties and events. Who is responsible for paying, the venue or the club? Why do I have to pay fees if I use my own CD's that I've already paid for? What are my options?
This article hopes to answer important questions about how Copyright Law affects your dance activities.


To begin, let's go straight to the law itself, 17 U.S. Code Chapter 1. Under this federal copyright law it is generally illegal to play music publicly without a license to do so. Even when you purchase a record or CD, you are only granted the rights for private use. No public performance right is attached to the sale of these products. Therefore, if you play this music in an establishment, at a party or event, you are required to obtain authorization from the copyright owner (or their representative, i.e. the Performance Rights Organizations.) Obtaining a music license is another cost of doing business and should be factored into your budget when beginning your club or sponsoring an event.


We at the NFA believe songwriters and composers deserve compensation for their works. The right to play music in public belongs exclusively to the copyright holder. If you or your club or event benefits from the public playing of music, then the copyright holder of that music should be compensated. The licensing fees for presenting copyrighted music are royalties that go to the songwriters and composers that provide the music we love to listen and dance to. To ensure that the music keeps coming, the artists must receive the royalties they've earned. To deprive them of these royalties is copyright infringement and a direct violation of Federal Copyright Laws.


This is where the Performing Rights Organizations (PRO's) come in. They are the intermediary between the songwriter and the consumer. The three largest Performing Rights Organizations in America are ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) and SESAC. They are charged by Congress to enforce the federal music copyrights laws and act to protect the interests of the artists.
This is the Artist's livelihood, this is how they support their families. Know that the PRO's will act to protect their members, as they should, so do take the contact seriously.


The law says that all who participate in the public performance of music are responsible. It is the responsibility of the venue to secure licenses. If they haven't done so, it is the responsibility of the host or sponsor of the party or event to do so. The ones presenting the music and the ones charging for admission are responsible. What the PRO's are concerned about is who is benefiting from the presentation of copyrighted music.  Again, all who participate in the public performance of music are ultimately responsible. 


The public presentation of any copyrighted music, no matter how it is presented, requires a license. There are streaming services that say they provide these licenses, such as Pandora and Spotify. However, you will note in their terms of service that there are glaring exceptions. For example, their music cannot be used 1) if there is a cover charge or 2) when the music is used to accompany dancing. They state that the user is responsible for obtaining the licensing when using their music under these conditions.


What is the difference between ASCAP, BMI, & SESAC and the NFA?  The NFA is first and foremost a dance organization. We deal only with licensing the public presentation of music, no other types of licensing. We have had a blanket licensing agreement with all the PRO's for nearly 25 years. With nearly 500 social dance clubs, multi-day events and supporting members, the NFA is the largest dance organization of its kind. ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC are in the business of enforcing copyright laws, but they do not promote their members at all. On the other hand the NFA is a dance organization so we are able to do a great deal of promotion.


Your club or event can affiliate with our organization and obtain music licenses for your dance activities under our national licensing umbrella. This affiliation ensures that you will not be in violation of Federal Copyright Laws. The licenses we provide are portable and go with you wherever you dance and play music. Generally, we can provide your club or event with the same licenses as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC provide at a fraction of the cost. 


If you are making money or in any way benefiting from the presentation of copyrighted music (cover charge, enticing new members), or playing music in public, no matter how it's presented (deejays, CDs, digital music service, records, bands), you must have a license to play legally. 

The following options are available to those who wish to play music publicly while abiding by the law: 

  • Get licenses directly from artists or their representatives (ASCAP, BMI, & SESAC)
  • Get licenses through an NFA affiliation
  • Find a venue that has licenses in place
  • Play copyright-free music or public domain music (usually 1950 and before)
  • Play original music

For more information, read this in-depth brochure from the BBB: Music in the Marketplace.


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Have a great Dance Week

Dave Williams