Sapphire Ballroom
Sapphire Dance News - December 2016
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Season’s Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving!

This is your official holiday newsletter with your guide to dancing for the last of the year. We are a little early sending out the December newsletter to let you know about an awesome holiday sale that you don’t want to miss out on!

We hope each of you has a blessed and merry holiday season filled with lot’s of love….and hopefully some dancing, out and about or just around the Christmas tree.


  1. Holiday $ALE on select gift packages! - read more
  2. Peppermint Ball Dance Party - it's the most wonderful dance of the year - read more
  3. Blacksburg “Class-By-Requests:” Rumba and Country Two Step - read more
  4. Friday Night Beginner Workshops - going strong through December, but watch the schedule - read more

Calendar GraphicDates to remember:

Grab a pen and take notes - there's always lots going on!

Friday, November 25 - No Friday Night Beginner Workshop
Friday, December 2 - 30% Off Gift Package Sale ends
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 6 & 7 - Blacksburg Group Classes begin
Friday, December 9 - No Friday Night Beginner Workshop
Saturday, December 10 - Peppermint Ball Dance Party with Single Time Swing Lesson and "Beyond The Rountine" Class Performance
Friday, December 16 - Last Friday Night Beginner Workshop until January 6
Friday, January 6 - Friday Night Beginner Workshops resume
Monday, January 9 - Upper Level Mondays resume
Wednesday, January 11 - Winter/Spring Sampler at the Blacksburg Community Center
Saturday, January 14 - Winter Blues Dance Party with West Coast Swing Lesson

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1 - Holiday $ALE on select gift packages

Sale!Each December brings the glorious and also gut wrenching season of gift giving. Take the stressful part out of it and give your loved ones the gift of dance! It’s easy AND it’s on Sale!

Gift of DanceFrom now until December 2, select gift packages will be reduced by 30%. This includes Friday Night Beginner Workshop packages, Group Class Packages, and Sampler packages (which include lessons from several of Sapphire’s programs). After December 2, these packages will be 15% for the rest of the year, even after Christmas and the beginning of Chanukah, to help out late-gift-givers and New Year’s Resolutions.

These gift packages range from only $19 and 4 hours of instruction up to 15 hours of instruction plus social dancing. They are perfect for singles and couples, beginners and old pros. You can give them a taste of dancing to let them try it out, or you can set them up for a full course of dancing delights!

Check out all the gift package options at

In addition to the lesson packages, all our shoes will be 10% off during the whole month of December! Buy one pair as a gift and two pairs for yourself. ; )

Give us a call or email if you have any questions: 540-382-8782 or We can take payment over the phone and mail the gift to either you or the recipient, or if you’d rather, we can make an appointment to meet with you and go through the options together. Whatever is easiest for you! Rushes are frequently possible - just give us a call to find out.

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2 - Peppermint Ball Dance Party - it's the most wonderful dance of the year

Peppermint When you think of peppermint you think of fresh and sweet… just like the Peppermint Ball Dance Party on Saturday, December 10!

We all could use a break from the hustle and bustle, all the more reason to get on the dance floor and boogie away all the holiday stress. Kick the evening off with a lesson in the peppy Single Time Swing at 7:30. So put on your holiday best and come dance the night away with bells on. Either literally or figuratively will work great this time of year.

For an extra treat, the students from the “Beyond The Routine” class will perform their Nightclub 2-Step routine for the first time at this Dance Party! They will have worked diligently for 9 weeks preparing this dance. It’s fantastic and you don’t want to miss it!

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3 - Blacksburg “Class-By-Requests:” Rumba and Country Two

BlacksburgOnly two more Blacksburg Group Classes are left in 2016, both “Class-by-Requests” filled with student requested subjects.

On Tuesdays, the people spoke and asked for more of the romantic Rumba. On Wednesday, the verdict was for Level 2 of the captivating Country Two-Step. With a little previous knowledge you are welcome to join in either class. Talk to a teacher if you’re interested but not sure if you are ready.

Both classes will be running two hours for two weeks. Check the schedule at

Don’t fret if you can’t make it to either of these classes. A fresh batch of classes will start in January. As usual, the season will kick off with a free Sampler/Intro Lesson, this time on Wednesday, January 11, at 7pm. Come learn a few steps, see demos, and get discounts!

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4 - Friday Night Beginner Workshops - going strong through December, but watch the schedule

CTAM Fridays

Sapphire Ballroom’s Friday Night Beginner Workshops (aka - CTAMs) are always a great way to add a little dancing to your life, without having to commit to too much. Almost every Friday at 7:00pm, a new group of beginner dancers and their friends try out popular dance styles in the comfort of the Sapphire Studio, downtown Christiansburg. This time of year, that “almost every” becomes important. With Thanksgiving, the Christiansburg Holiday Parade, Christmas, and New Years all packed into a very short time, December becomes a tricky time for the Friday Night Workshops.

CTAM FridaysIn the next few weeks, Friday Night Workshops will run as usual on...
December 2: Salsa, Waltz, and a taste of East Coast Swing
December 16: East Coast Swing, Salsa, plus a sample of Fox Trot
January 6: Fox Trot, East Coast Swing, and a smidge of Carolina Shag

Starting January 6, Friday Night Workshops will be back to every week for quite a while. Also starting January 6, the Friday Night Workshop dances will be getting rearranged to provide an even better learning experience. Check out the schedule and let us know what you think:

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Thanks for reading, we hope you found something you liked. Until we see you again, take care and happy dancing!


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Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center

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