Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center
Sapphire Dance News - September 2013
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August has been a fabulous month!  Group classes, workshops, and social dances - all have been brimming with enthusiasm and fun. Our monthly Dance Party, “Night Groove”, was packed out with a high energy crowd which made for great evening of dance: check out these pictures!  

We hate to see August and the end of Summer go, but we are falling all over ourselves (gracefully of course) with excitement for what's to come.   Check below to see what’s happening in September!

1. FREE Fall Sampler and Blacksburg Group Classes
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2. Playing Favorites Dance Party and Dance JAMs
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3. Beyond the Routine: Cha Cha
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4. Fox Trot and West Coast Swing, Upper Level Workshops
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5. Latin Summer Series Finale!
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6. Performing Arts Dance Program Kicking Off This Week!
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7. Spice up your office parties with some Sapphire
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8. Five Things You Need To Know About Coming To A Social Dance
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1. FREE Fall Sampler and Blacksburg Group Classes!

We will be kicking off our Fall series of classes with a Sapphire Sampler!  This event is FREE and a perfect  way to test the waters before diving in.  Both Jae and Lane will be at the Blacksburg Community Center from 7-8p on Tuesday, September 17, to teach a sample lesson, demonstrate some of the styles we will be offering, and answer any questions you have.  Come out and meet the instructors, meet other dancers and give social dancing a try!  

The Fall series of Group Classes will start Tuesday & Wednesday, September 24 & 25. This session has lots to offer including an advanced East Coast Swing Class and beginner friendly Waltz and Rumba. Check out the full line up at http://www.sapphiredance.com/groupclasses.php or pick up a Fall Schedule Leaflet at the Studio.

2. Playing Favorites Dance Party and Dance JAMs

FavoritesJoin us Saturday, September 14, as we dance the night away at the Playing Favroites Dance Party. I guess it’s easy to say this dance is our “favorite,” since we compile the playlist solely with the favorite dance songs of each and every Sapphire Ballroom staff member. You will hear a little of Debbi, Dennis, David, Jae, Lane, Linda, & Liz in the music that night (not necessarily in that order!).  Don’t miss Jae’s Waltz lesson to start the night off at 7:30p.  

DanceJAMAlso, come dance with us Friday, Sept 6, at our Ballroom Dance JAM where we’ll romance the floor with smooth-style favorites, and again on Friday, Sept 20, for a loco Latin Dance JAM.  

See you there!

Read more at http://www.sapphiredance.com/events.php.

3. Beyond the Routine: Cha Cha

It’s baaaack!  It’s been awhile since we have had a “Beyond The Routine” class, but the wait is over and we are starting where it all began...with Cha Cha. In 2005 Linda ran the first BTR with a Cha Cha routine we still use today - we’ve had 9 routine classes total since then.  If you have a solid Level 2 Cha Cha background, plus turning on the chasse, then join Linda and staff for 8 weeks starting September 16 to learn an exciting, fresh, new Cha Cha routine, http://www.sapphiredance.com/class.php#ChaCha.

Check out our Facebook page for previews of the choreography as we develop it!

4. Fox Trot & West Coast Swing, Upper Level Workshops

….who could ask for anything more?  These two debonaire dances will be featured on Monday nights starting in September and will keep going all the way into November.  Starting with the lower levels and working their way up to more advanced these workshops will offer something to all levels of dancers...

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5. Latin Summer Series Finale!


As most of you know we offered a Bachata, Salsa, & Merengue classes over the summer and want to finish off the “Summer of Latin” with an outing where we can all use our new skills.  

We are going get a group together Friday, September 13, and head over to Roanoke for the Star City Latin Dance Festival at 16 West Marketplace!!!

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6. Performing Arts Dance Program Kicking Off This Week!

Good News!  We have interest in all the Performing Arts classes we are offering, but several of the classes only have a 2-3 enrolled. Please help us spread the word.

Intro/beginner classes for "older" students just getting started in dance...  

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7. Spice up your office parties with some Sapphire

Whether your office is planning a holiday party, staff retreat, or just something fun to do together to build rapport, you need to talk to Sapphire. We can come to your event a teach a dance lesson in any dance style you choose or you can bring the party to our beautiful studio in downtown Christiansburg.  Either way your group will be letting loose and having a good time while learning some dance moves.  Contact us for a quote at info@sapphiredance.com or 540-382-8782.

8. Five Things You Need To Know About Coming To A Social Dance - Some thoughts & advice from your future social-dance partner, Lane Mattox

Lane
If you have ever taken any type of formal dance instruction, then you probably have at least thought about attending a social dance.  For a lot of people the idea of dancing in a big crowd can be daunting to the point of preventing them from using their new dance skills on the social floor.  If you are ready to take your dancing from practicing in front of your mirror at home (this used to be me!) to the next level, or if you already dance in public but want to feel more comfortable "gettin' down" in a crowd, then read on for 5 things you should know might make it a bit easier.

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Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center

30 W Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, VA  24073 - 540-382-8782
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