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Hey guys - COVID is Evil. Dance is GOOD.
It would be a shame to loose one because of the other.
Let's all wear our masks OK?

Masks are required in studio. Find out more about the CDC risk levels here.
We will cease requiring masks when we have been down-graded to "Medium" for more than a week. There's a lot of yellow around us so there's hope!

Questions or Concerns? Email us at info@SapphireDance.com.

Group Lessons and Events

Visit our Square Store to pay online (and register at the same time) for classes and private lessons.

The lesson listing is updated about once a month, unless something unexpected happens. If you see less than a week's worth of several types of events, an update should be on its way.
Our typical schedule includes Friday Beginner Workshops, Line Dancing on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, What's Next Classes and Workshops (not for beginners) on Mondays, and (seasonally) 4-Hour Group Classes in Blacksburg on week nights.

Coming soon ...

 

Date Night Dance Class - Classic Rock

Intro to Social Dance, East Coast Swing, and Nightclub 2-Step Workshop
Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Is there someone in your life who deserves more of your time? Sign up for a shared experience that will have you both tapping your toes and swaying your hips to your favorite music for years to come. Just think - you'll actually have something to do at the next wedding you attend!
With a small class size, you get a fantastic student-teacher ratio and lots of instructor attention. It’s the best kind of date night: a great way to meet people, have fun with friends, and treat your sweetheart.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity Type = "Adult Dance". If you have problems registering, please let us know!

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $14/person (Sapphire) + $5 (BCC)
Total = $19/person or $38/couple.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
Read more about Intro to Social Dance, East Coast Swing, and Nightclub 2-Step.
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Happy Hour

Practice Session
Friday, September 30, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Don't you need a nice, fun, relaxing, no-pressure thing to do at the end of the week? There's no alcohol at this happy hour, just a few cool people dancing to fun music. It's not as involved as a Dance Party, but it is a nice, relaxed chance to practice some of your favorite dance moves. As always, feel free to ask for your favorite tunes or dance styles at the party!

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: It's up to you (suggested $5-$10/person) Registration is still required - let us know if you are coming: info@sapphiredance.com .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: While no one dances to all the music at a practice session, we suggest you be comfortable with at least a few styles. Otherwise, you might be watching more than dancing - way less fun.
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Roll out the barrels

Polka Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, September 30, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This time of year, Polka is a must. It's fun, energetic (but we'll show you some cheats), and everywhere. We teach a hybrid style of Polka, borrowing from German, Country Western, Mexican, and other traditions to get one delightfully useful, uniquely bouncy dance.
Missed last week? No problem. Each week we teach a 40-50 minute, "starting with the basics" lesson in a fun, popular dance style. And then, finish off the hour with a little taste of the style that will be on the schedule the later in the season.
It makes an awesome #DateNight, #ParentsNightOut, or just an evening of #FunWithFriends.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $9/person in-studio (online available - contact us for details).
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners! What a great way to start dancing.
Read more about Polka.
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Dancing on the New
Swing and Latin Workshops and Social Dance

East Coast Swing and Rumba Workshop
Sunday, October 2, 4:00pm - 6:30pm

We are teaming up with Nesselrod on the New for an afternoon of swing dance workshops and a swinging dance party at their gorgeous outdoor pavilion. Join us October 2, 4:00-5:30 for either a beginner or intermediate (your choice) East Coast Swing workshop and then stay for a dance party at 5:30. The party is included for class participants, but it’s also open to the public.
While the party playlist will focus on class material, it will also include all those other styles you’ve heard about and love: Waltz, Tango, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Cha Cha, Rumba, and more. Feel free to bring a snack to share. Water will be provided.

SCHEDULE - PLEASE REGISTER by Oct 1!
Beginner Swing Workshop - 4:00-4:45pm
Beginner Latin Workshop - 4:45-5:30pm
No experience necessary! - $14/Person
Intermediate Swing Workshop - 4:00-4:45pm
Intermediate Latin Workshop - 4:45-5:30pm
Should be able to dance all the way though a song at various speeds incorporating 5 or more basic figures. - $14/Person
Social Dance - 5:30-6:30pm
Included for workshop participants, $5/person for anyone else who wants to join us

Location: The Pavilion at Nesselrod on the New
Price: Workshops - $14/person
Social - $5/person (included for wksp participants).
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: See above for details. No prerequisite for beginner workshops and social dance.
Read more about East Coast Swing and Rumba.
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Mixing up your Slows and Quicks

Fox Trot What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 3, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

I don't really know yet what we will cover. Too many options!

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $14/Person in Studio.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: Participants need to be familiar with Level 3 material and comfortable with Level 2 material. Talk to a teacher to be sure you qualify.
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Dancing the Headless Horseman

East Coast Swing What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 3, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a frivolous flight through the Headless Horseman by Geoff Castellucci (https://youtu.be/8rrg0ksSQdw). To learn all the choreography, plan on attending all the workshops, or plan to "jump" in for the parts you know. I hope to video this routine for YouTube, Facebook, etc, but no one is required to perform. Learn it just for fun!

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $14/Person in Studio.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: Participants need to be familiar with bouncy dances or learning choreography - Line Dancers, Swing Dancers, Tap Dancers, etc, will all be fine.
Read more about East Coast Swing.
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Line Dancing With Lisa
When there's nothing to lose and there's nothing to prove

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With an exciting combination of beginner friendly and more challenging dances, as well as tips on how to jazz up any choreography, this workshop will get your toes tapping in no time. Easiest dances are taught at the beginning of the evening, more challenging dances towards the end. And we always like to end by dancing everything we've learned one more time.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $9/person in-studio, or just $6/person virtual .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Let's Polka, Dot!

Polka Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, October 7, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This time of year, Polka is a must. It's fun, energetic (but we'll show you some cheats), and everywhere. We teach a hybrid style of Polka, borrowing from German, Country Western, Mexican, and other traditions to get one delightfully useful, uniquely bouncy dance.
Missed last week? No problem. Each week we teach a 40-50 minute, "starting with the basics" lesson in a fun, popular dance style. And then, finish off the hour with a little taste of the style that will be on the schedule the later in the season.
It makes an awesome #DateNight, #ParentsNightOut, or just an evening of #FunWithFriends.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $9/person in-studio (online available - contact us for details).
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners! What a great way to start dancing.
Read more about Polka.
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Leveling up the Choreo

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 10, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

So, you've danced all four walls a time or two (or two hundred) and want to know What's Next. Check it out - we will be tackling Line Dances rated from "Improver" up to "Intermediate." Why not harder? Give us a chance; we'll get there. ;)

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $14/person in-studio.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable with Line Dance foundations, including common moves, turns, and forms of counting.
Read more about Line Dance.
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An Evening of Historic Dance

Historic Dance (English Country Dance) Workshop
Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the English Country Dancers of the New River Valley Historic Dance Society as we laugh, dance, and enjoy each other's company while learning dance new to us, but old as the 13 Colonies.
Beginners, groups, singles, and families are always welcome. Every dance will be taught by being broken down into simple components and cued while dancing. If you can walk, you can dance, and we'd love to have you join the set.

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: This workshop is free, but a donation jar will be passed during the dancing, if you feel like adding a couple of dollars..
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Historic Dance (English Country Dance).
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Coming later ...


 

Date Night Dance Class - Awesome Country

Intro to Social Dance, Country Two-Step, and Nightclub 2-Step Workshop
Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Is there someone in your life who deserves more of your time? Sign up for a shared experience that will have you both tapping your toes and swaying your hips to your favorite music for years to come. Just think - you'll actually have something to do at the next wedding you attend!
With a small class size, you get a fantastic student-teacher ratio and lots of instructor attention. It’s the best kind of date night: a great way to meet people, have fun with friends, and treat your sweetheart.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity Type = "Adult Dance". If you have problems registering, please let us know!

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $14/person (Sapphire) + $5 (BCC)
Total = $19/person or $38/couple.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
Read more about Intro to Social Dance, Country Two-Step, and Nightclub 2-Step.
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Why march to a different drummer when you can polka?

Polka Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, October 14, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This time of year, Polka is a must. It's fun, energetic (but we'll show you some cheats), and everywhere. We teach a hybrid style of Polka, borrowing from German, Country Western, Mexican, and other traditions to get one delightfully useful, uniquely bouncy dance.
Missed last week? No problem. Each week we teach a 40-50 minute, "starting with the basics" lesson in a fun, popular dance style. And then, finish off the hour with a little taste of the style that will be on the schedule the later in the season.
It makes an awesome #DateNight, #ParentsNightOut, or just an evening of #FunWithFriends.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $9/person in-studio (online available - contact us for details).
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners! What a great way to start dancing.
Read more about Polka.
Like, share, or invite friends on Facebook.
 



 

Dancing the Headless Horseman

East Coast Swing What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 17, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a frivolous flight through the Headless Horseman by Geoff Castellucci (https://youtu.be/8rrg0ksSQdw). To learn all the choreography, plan on attending all the workshops, or plan to "jump" in for the parts you know. I hope to video this routine for YouTube, Facebook, etc, but no one is required to perform. Learn it just for fun!

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $14/Person in Studio.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: Participants need to be familiar with bouncy dances or learning choreography - Line Dancers, Swing Dancers, Tap Dancers, etc, will all be fine.
Read more about East Coast Swing.
Like, share, or invite friends on Facebook.
 



 

Line Dancing With Lisa
When there's nothing to lose and there's nothing to prove

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With an exciting combination of beginner friendly and more challenging dances, as well as tips on how to jazz up any choreography, this workshop will get your toes tapping in no time. Easiest dances are taught at the beginning of the evening, more challenging dances towards the end. And we always like to end by dancing everything we've learned one more time.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $9/person in-studio, or just $6/person virtual .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Favorite Party Dances
Wobble Baby

Line Dance and Intro to Social Dance Workshop
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You've watched other people dancing at office parties, wedding, and the like for years, but never joined in. It's time to change that! Starting simple and getting funky, this class will actually teach you how to do a bunch of those common, fun party dances like the Electric Slide, Jump On It, Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, and more. No more trying to figure it out for yourself - we've got you.
With a small class size, you get a fantastic student-teacher ratio and lots of instructor attention. Bring your friends and make it a party!
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center. If you have problems registering, please let us know!

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $14/person (Sapphire) + $5 (BCC)
Total = $19/person or $38/couple.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
Read more about Line Dance and Intro to Social Dance.
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Halloween Happy Hour

Practice Session
Friday, October 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There's no alcohol at this happy hour, just awesome dancing to fun music. It's not quite a Dance Party, but it is a nice, relaxed chance to practice some of your favorite dance moves. Looking for a mellow meeting of fellow dancer-people? This practice session is just what you need. As always, feel free to ask for your favorite tunes or dance styles at the party! Costumes are welcome, if you feel like it.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: It's up to you (suggested $5-$10/person) Registration is still required - let us know if you are coming: info@sapphiredance.com .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: While no one dances to all the music at a practice session, we suggest you be comfortable with at least a few styles. Otherwise, you might be watching more than dancing - way less fun.
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Date Night Dance Class - Current Hits
From the past 10 years or so...

Intro to Social Dance, Hustle, and Rumba Workshop
Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Is there someone in your life who deserves more of your time? Sign up for a shared experience that will have you both tapping your toes and swaying your hips to your favorite music for years to come. Just think - you'll actually have something to do at the next wedding you attend!
With a small class size, you get a fantastic student-teacher ratio and lots of instructor attention. It’s the best kind of date night: a great way to meet people, have fun with friends, and treat your sweetheart.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity Type = "Adult Dance". If you have problems registering, please let us know!

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $14/person (Sapphire) + $5 (BCC)
Total = $19/person or $38/couple.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
Read more about Intro to Social Dance, Hustle, and Rumba.
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We're back on the dance floor

Historic Dance (English Country Dance) Workshop
Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the English Country Dancers of the New River Valley Historic Dance Society as we laugh, dance, and enjoy each other's company while learning dance new to us, but old as the 13 Colonies.
Beginners, groups, singles, and families are always welcome. Every dance will be taught by being broken down into simple components and cued while dancing. If you can walk, you can dance, and we'd love to have you join the set.

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: This workshop is free, but a donation jar will be passed during the dancing, if you feel like adding a couple of dollars. .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Historic Dance (English Country Dance).
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Date Night Dance Class - Big Band Crooners

Intro to Social Dance, Fox Trot, and Single Time Swing Workshop
Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Is there someone in your life who deserves more of your time? Sign up for a shared experience that will have you both tapping your toes and swaying your hips to your favorite music for years to come. Just think - you'll actually have something to do at the next wedding you attend!
With a small class size, you get a fantastic student-teacher ratio and lots of instructor attention. It’s the best kind of date night: a great way to meet people, have fun with friends, and treat your sweetheart.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity Type = "Adult Dance". If you have problems registering, please let us know!

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $14/person (Sapphire) + $5 (BCC)
Total = $19/person or $38/couple.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
Read more about Intro to Social Dance, Fox Trot, and Single Time Swing.
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An Evening of Historic Dance

Historic Dance (English Country Dance) Workshop
Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the English Country Dancers of the New River Valley Historic Dance Society as we laugh, dance, and enjoy each other's company while learning dance new to us, but old as the 13 Colonies.
Beginners, groups, singles, and families are always welcome. Every dance will be taught by being broken down into simple components and cued while dancing. If you can walk, you can dance, and we'd love to have you join the set.

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: This workshop is free, but a donation jar will be passed during the dancing, if you feel like adding a couple of dollars. .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can. Zoom link for online classes provided with registration.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Historic Dance (English Country Dance).
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540-382-8782 - info@SapphireDance.com  
30 W. Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, Va.