Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center
Sapphire Dance News - October 2013
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Fall is here and we have tricks (cool moves and savvy techniques), and we have treats (fun dances, great offerings, extra giveaways, and holiday ideas), and lots of dancing for you. To get grooving the Sapphire way, check out all that we have going on in October and beyond!

1 - Monster Bash Dance Party

2 - Blacksburg Group Classes - Cha Cha, Tango, and more!

3 - Upper Level Workshops & Classes - WCS, ECS, Fox Trot, & Quickstep

4 - Dance JAMs

5 - Sapphire On The Town

6 - Christmas Gift Packages

7 - What’s Up With The Web Page?

Let’s get dancing!

1 - Monster Bash Dance Party

Jan and Joe and "Joe"It’s time to search in the back of your closet, find some odds and ends, and throw together an awesome, fun Halloween costume for our Monster Bash Dance Party on Saturday, October 12. Just make sure you can dance in whatever you choose because we will start the night off with a Cha Cha lesson and keep you movin’ the rest of the night with good music, good snacks, and good company.

Be sure to put some thought into that costume because, in addition to our standard prize awarded to the dancing chef with the best snack (could that be you?), we will also be giving away a really sweet prize to the best costume. Bring your costume, bring a snack, bring your dancing shoes and get ready for some “spooky” fun!

See all our upcoming dances at http://www.sapphiredance.com/events.php.

2 - Blacksburg Group Classes - Cha Cha, Tango, and more!

corte - tangoOur next session of Blacksburg Group Classes will be getting started at the end of the month. We’ve got a bit of Latin, a bit of Swing, and a bit of Ballroom - so no matter your preference, there’s something for you. If you’re brand new to dancing, we’d suggest the Fox Trot class Wednesdays at 7:00, but don’t let my opinion limit you if you want to try one of the others!

If you already have a class or two under your belt, check out our CBRs. they ’ll be either Level 2 Waltz or Level 3 Fox Trot at 6:15 on Tuesdays, and maybe Level 3 Hustle at 8:00 on Wednesdays. If you’re interested in either of these classes, let us know!

See the whole line up at http://www.sapphiredance.com/groupclasses.php.

3 - Upper Level Workshops & Classes - WCS, ECS, Fox Trot, & Quickstep

West Coast Swing and Fox Trot workshops will fill Monday nights at 8pm in October and into November with treat and tricks, http://www.sapphiredance.com/int-adv-wksp.php. These workshops are a great way to add some spirit to your dancing and learn a challenging and useful pattern in that one dance style.

On Friday nights, we’ve got a Level 4 East Coast Swing happening - that’s just awesomeness waiting to happen. It’s starting October 25 at 7:00, in Sapphire Studio A (that’s the new studio). Join in, if you’re In The Mood, 'cause it’s gonna be classic.

Finally, get your feet moving - quick! - it’s time for Quickstep! Starting in November, we will be holding a 4 week Quickstep Variations class, sure to get you flying around the dancefloor. Our Variation classes have been a popular way to go into more depth with your favorite dance styles. If you don’t have the prerequisites for this class, check with your instructor to get a few lessons so you can get ready.

Find more information on these group classes at http://www.sapphiredance.com/class.php#qkstp.

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4 - Dance JAMs

Dance JAMIf you are taking classes, workshops, or private lessons with us, if you are looking for a sweet place to dance the night away, if you just learned an awesome new move or just how to move, you need to check out these sweet Friday night Dance JAMs. They are a great place to take the moves you are working on and practice them on a social dance floor. With a more intimate environment and a focus on fewer dance styles you will get to have all the fun of a social dance with the freedom to practice and hash out your new moves.

Join us for a Latin Dance JAM Friday, October 18, and come back for Ballroom on Friday, November 1.
http://www.sapphiredance.com/events.php

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5 - Sapphire On The Town


Sapphire is heading up to Mountain Lake Lodge this month to help out with their brand new Bavarian Bash! German food, live music, and polka dancing with us makes this a great event for friends and family. We will be there living it up on Oct 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th.
http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/event-calendar

We are heading on-campus at Virginia Tech to teach both a Cha Cha and then a Fox Trot series for Ballroom Dance @ Virginia Tech, a student run dance club full of awesome and friendly collegiate dancers. We were super impressed with the crowd that came out for Tango in September and are excited to see them again this month.

You will continue to find us teaching and dancing up a storm in Salem on 2nd and 4th Fridays at the Salem Senior Center.

6 - Christmas Gift Packages

gift boxI know, I know….it’s only October. But we also know that Christmas shopping , Christmas parties, and all things holiday has already crossed many of your minds (or will soon). Do something unique this year and give the gift of dance! It’s a gift that can impact a person's life in so many good ways. It’s great for co-workers, teachers, friends, parents, and (especially) sweethearts. Don’t get us wrong, we all love a good Christmas sweater, but dancing won’t go out of fashion next year! NEW this year - add a Sapphire Ballroom t-shirt to any gift package for just $17!

Planning an office or personal Christmas party? Invite us to come liven it up with a dance lesson. We can come to you, or if you are looking for a nice spot to host your party, check with us to see if our beautiful, downtown Christiansburg studio is available.

7 - What’s Up With the Web Page?

If you are a frequent visitor to SapphireDance.com, you’re going to see some changes soon.

As most of you know, Sapphire expanded over the summer to include Sapphire Dance Center. Now we offer our same awesome instruction for all your dance needs from ballroom to ballet, hip hop to hustle. Yay! Even though Sapphire Ballroom and Sapphire Dance Center share staff, ideals, enthusiasm, and dance floors, we haven’t done a good job of sharing our web-space. Now, we’re going to fix that.

Starting later this month, our website at SapphireDance.com will reflect the dual offerings now available here with a welcome page that includes both sides of the studio. To the left, you’ll find all the information about Sapphire Dance Center’s performing arts Aspire programs. To the right, information about Sapphire Ballroom’s partner dance group classes, workshops, and private lessons.

If you want to skip the welcome page, you’re welcome to visit us at ballroom.SapphireDance.com or SapphireDanceCenter.com – both will take your directly to that side’s homepage. We hope this change will make things friendlier and easier for folks to find what they’re looking for.

As always, if you see something you’d like improved about the Sapphire web site, please let Debbi know – she’ll do her best to make it happen: debbi@sapphiredance.com.

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Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center

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