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SmileWest Coast Swing Workshops with
Eddie & Adela

We are excited to bring back Charlottesville instructors, Eddie + Adela, for private lessons, group workshops, and our pre-dance lesson and dance!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Hosted by Sapphire Ballroom at 30 W Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, Va.

Minimum enrollment required, so please reserve your spot today!

As Eddie + Adela will be driving to us from Charlottesville. In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made Saturday morning (by 9 am) if we need to cancel. Cancelation will be posted on facebook, Sapphire's webpage, and here. Cross your fingers for good weather!

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Bullet Eddie and AdelaSchedule - Saturday, February 9, 2019

1:15 & 2:15 pm ~ Private Lesson Slots

Want one-on-one time with either Eddie or Adela? Let us know! There are 4 hour-long lessons available on first-come-first-dibs basis.

3:30 - 4:30 pm ~ Workshop 1 - Whipped Up

Solid foundations are required for this workshop: Passes (Left and Right Side), Pushes, and Whip. We will be working on basic whip technique (necessary for an awesome whip) and then explore some of the fantastic variations on this quintessential move.

4:30 - 5:30 pm ~ Workshop 2 - More Magical Whips

Taking the whips in the first workshop and ramping them up. Adding more bang with lots of possible variations, fancy feet, and maybe a trick or two.

7:30 - 8:30 pm ~ Pre-Dance Lesson

Beginners welcome! Join Eddie and Adela for one more hour of instruction before the end of this magical day, then stay and dance the night away at Sapphire's Winter Blues Dance Party.

bullet Eddie and AdelaPrices

Sign up by Wednesday, February 6, to get these excellent prices!

One Workshop: $17 per person ($12 for Full-Time Students)

Both Workshops: $30 per person ($20 for Full-Time Students)

Dance Party and Pre-Dance Lesson: $12 per person ($8 for Full-Time Students)

Private Lessons: $70 per hour. Please contact us well in advance to get your choice of time and instructor.

Sign up by calling 540-382-8782 or emailing with your name and contact information, and what you would like to attend. Payment is due at the door: cash, check, or card.

Please consider bringing your favorite reusable water cup or bottle. :)

Eddie and AdelabulletAbout the Instructors

Eddie and Adela met dancing locally in 2005, got married in 2006, and have been dancing their way through marriage and life ever since!

Eddie started dancing as a youngster doing East Coast Swing with his parents, and learned West Coast Swing in 2005.

Adela started partner dancing in the early 1990's, doing Country Two-Step, eventually learning other partner dance styles with West Coast Swing becoming her favorite.

Together, Eddie and Adela have been teaching as couple since 2006. They teach regularly in Charlottesville (their home base) and Richmond at events such as group workshops, pre-dance lessons, private lessons and more recently, hosting a monthly drills class.

Eddie and Adela have been competing in West Coast Swing for about ten years and travel across the country to attend weekend dance events. They compete at the Advanced level and in the Sophisticated (35+) age division for Jack & Jills (random partner) and Strictly Swings (chosen partner). Adela also enjoys competing in the Masters (50+) divisions and as an Intermediate level Leader, as well. They take private lessons and group workshops with the top international pros to keep up with current trends and to improve their own dancing/teaching, and love bringing back their knowledge and experiences to share with dancers at home.


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