Butter the Golden Retriever had to have a cancerous leg removed last year . She still eagerly visits retirement homes, hospitals and shut-ins to comfort those feeling lonely and depressed or as a welcome distraction from pain and infirmity.
The Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance in conjunction with St. John's Lutheran Church are holding the event at the church's Activity Center, 300 Jefferson St., downtown Algonquin.
The evening will start with a free Rumba lesson taught by Frank and Jackie Penze at 7:45 p.m.
There will be complimentary cake and coffee, chances to win door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and other surprises.
Music by DJ 'Dr. Rod' will feature swing, ballroom and Latin music. A playlist will be provided which suggests what dance to do to for each song.
Snacks and beverages will be available. Admission is $8 for USA dance members, $10 for seniors age 65 an up and $12 for non-members. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
For more information go to www.dancefoxvalley.org or www.dancewithfrankandjackie.com, or call 847-639-8699.
It's time for our annual “Butter the Comfort Dog Charity Dance”!
Butter is a beautiful Golden Retriever K-9 Comfort Dog. She has been extensively trained to be calm, tolerant and friendly when "at work". She has visited local schools, churches, retirement homes, shut-ins, fairs and festivals. Butter has also been certified to work at some local hospitals.
Comfort dogs can help people feel less lonely and depressed, offer entertainment or a welcome distraction from pain and infirmity. People in assisted living situations often miss their own pets and look forward to visits from Butter to brighten their day. She's always happy to share her love with children.
Saturday, a free Rumba dance lesson taught by Frank and Jackie Penze will start the evening at 7:45 pm. Complimentary cake and coffee will be served, chances to win door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and other surprises will fill out the evening.
A playlist will be provided which suggests what dance to do to each song. Music is by DJ Dr. Rod featuring swing, ballroom and Latin music. Snacks and beverages will be available. Admission is $8 for USA Dance members, $10 for seniors age 65 and up and $12 for non-members. Please bring a donation for the church's food pantry. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
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The Greater Fox Valley chapter of USA dance is a not-for-profit organization. Visit the chapter's web site for the monthly dance schedule, directions and maps at www.dancefoxvalley.org or www.dancewithfrankandjackie.com.
Dances are held atCommunity Centers, McHenry VFW, Dole Mansion, Woodstock VFW and various other venues from time to time. Currently, the dances are being held at St. John’s Activity Center which provides plenty of dance room in a pleasant atmosphere. In turn, the GFV Chapter helps out with the church’s food pantry and other charities.
This year we are celebrating a milestone…our 20th Anniversary!
NEW CLASSES STARTING SOON!
For the complete schedule of new classes, see our website at the 'CLASSES' tab. There are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights to choose from. If you have any questions, call me at 847-639-8699 or email me at my aol address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some new classes will start in the first week of March and others the second week. See the information about the January 2017 classes, review the different local park district activity schedules and Register for classes on the individual park district 's sites from our website!
GFV CHAPTER DANCE DATES
The Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance will be holding 2017 benefit dances at St. John's Activity Center, 300 Jefferson Street, downtown Algonquin.
This year's schedule of 9 dances:
We won't have a dance in May, July, or August. The specific themes and featured dances are posted on the club's, and our, website. Be sure to block out the dance dates on your new 2017 calendar.
Frank & Jackie