In Memoriam: Skip Hayes

Warren “Skip” Douglas Hayes, Jr passed away February 6, 2020. Skip was one of the founders of NVCWDA, and he helped organize the first meeting held to form the Association by setting up a location at the Elks Lodge. He danced on NVCWDA’s original team, The Country Steppers, which was first known as the NVCWDA … Read More

NFDA Calendar of Online Dance Events

The National FastDance Association is compiling a list of online dance classes and events. Here is a note from them: Due to the COVID19 crisis, many dance instructors are live-streaming lessons online, so we’ve put together an extensive calendar of online dance events to help you find your favorites all in one place. We have over … Read More

Virtual line dance workshops

Here is a schedule of free line dance lessons offered by StreamLine. See their website for details. Thanks to Marie-Luce for the information.

Recap of the Line Dance Workshop at the Reston YMCA

by Kerie Hitt Bruce Wright and I are members of the Reston YMCA and go to group exercise classes there. Last winter, the Y expressed interest in a beginner line dance workshop for their members. We thought this would be a great way to promote NVCWDA and country-western dancing to a new and diverse group … Read More

Missing connections

NVCWDA prides itself on being a group that promotes “social dancing.” Right now we certainly are missing the connections that our dances provide as we strive for “social distancing,” exactly the opposite from what we desire. The website The Dancing Grapevine has a good article called Dance in the Time of Corona. Although the pandemic … Read More

March 21 Benefit Dance Cancelled

We are disappointed that we can’t hold our Annual Benefit Dance on March 21 due to “social distancing” required to prevent the spread of coronavirus. You still can help us reach our goal of donating $2,000 to Fisher House by giving directly at our event’s official Fisher House fundraising page. If you already purchased raffle … Read More

Eve of the NVCWDA Line Dance Workshop at the Y

We are excited about the upcoming beginner line dance workshop at the Reston YMCA on February 29. Judging from the questions and comments we’ve been hearing at the Y, we should have a good number of students. We assume the participants will have a variety of skill and age levels, plus the room might be … Read More

NVCWDA First Newsletter of 2020

Our latest newsletter is now available. It covers the fourth quarter of 2019 plus the first quarter of 2020. If you would like to contribute articles or photos to a future edition, please send your input to us.

Discount for January 18 dance

We’re interested in attracting some new folks to our dance on January 18 at Galilee United Methodist Church in Sterling. Usually members of NVCWDA get into dances for $10 while non-members pay $12. Non-members of NVCWDA can save $2 on admission by printing the coupon available here (PDF file) and presenting it at the January … Read More

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