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Catching a Break - Sapphire Ballroom News - June 2021
Find out the latest on Summer Classes, Summer Sales, and what's the deal with Musicality.

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Group Lessons and Events

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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 ...

They will Rock You

Cha Cha and Hustle Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, June 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you itching to get out on the dance floor at your next office party? That wedding coming up next year? Or do you really want to groove in your living room? Cha Cha is fast and fun, and a little challenging (but you can handle it). Pair it with Hustle and you've got nearly every up-tempo pop or party song covered with flair.
Bonus: If there are returning students, we will review some of last week's Fox Trot lesson at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is just for beginners!
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We've Gone Country

Country Two-Step What's Next Workshop
Monday, June 21, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adding a few more spins to this traveling tornado of a dance.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $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 familiar with Country Two-Step basics including moving from closed to cape and/or cuddle, and 2-3 different turns.
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Grapevines

Single Time Swing What's Next Workshop
Monday, June 21, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

I guess you wondered how I knew... I heard it through the grapevine.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $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 familiar with Single Time Swing basics including closed position and 3-5 different turns.
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Fast and fun gets paired with drama and flair

Hustle and Tango Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, June 25, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever wonder what made the Disco Inferno burn? It was the hot dancing! Hustle is one of the easiest Swing Styles, a great way to get started dancing, and works to almost every kind of music including lots of current pop, country, and alternative. After spinning 'round, right round, we'll get a taste of the wonderfully dramatic Tango for about 15 minutes.
Bonus: if we have returning students, we will review some of last week's Cha Cha at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is just for beginners!
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Staff Development

Technique Workshop
Monday, June 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Regular What's Next Workshops cancelled tonight for staff development.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $14 or qualifying event participation.
    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: Participation in one or more DD Weekend.
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Coming later ...

Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, July 6, 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: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
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Bring out the romance!

Tango and Rumba Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, July 9, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Romantic and exciting, Tango is the dance "to woo the woman" in your life. Whether you're already a dancer or not, we will get you moving on the dance floor in this wonderfully iconic dance. Pair it with a brief introduction to the casual luxury of Rumba, and you're got a great date night!
Bonus: if we have returning students, we will review some of last week's Hustle lesson at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is perfect for sweethearts and beginners!
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Fall for Rumba

Level 1 Rumba Group Class
Tuesdays, July 13 - July 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Slow and romantic, Rumba's casual luxury embraces many popular music styles making it a favorite with new dancers and a great wedding dance. No experience necessary to learn this lovely dance.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #212100-L1

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $36/person (Sapphire) + $10/$15 (BCC) - in-person only.
    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!
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Get into the Swing of Things

Level 1 Swing Group Class
Wednesdays, July 14 - July 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Want to dance the night away to groovy rock n' roll and up-beat blues with two hip, happy swing dance styles filled with exciting twists and turns? Swing dancing is for you. Learning to Swing dance is a fun and casual way to get started partner dancing.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #212100-S2

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $36/person (Sapphire) + $10/$15 (BCC) - in-person only.
    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!
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Sweet romance and simple fun

Rumba and Single Time Swing Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, July 16, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rumba is slow, casual, and romantic, making it an awesome choice for a date night or any special occasion. Easy to learn, it pairs beautifully with lots of types of music, as long as it's sweet and slow. Swing is fast, fun, and full of bounce: the spontaneous adventure side of life. Between the two of them, you'll be able to dance the night away!
Bonus: if we have returning students, we will review last week's Tango Lesson at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is perfect for new dancers!
Read more about Rumba and Single Time Swing.
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IRWCS

West Coast Swing What's Next Workshop
Sunday, July 18, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We're going to try to pack the IRWCS into two days - this month and next. Contact us if you're interested - this is not for new dancers!

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $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 familiar with West Coast Swing basics including Side Passes, Basic Whip, and Sugar Push.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, July 20, 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: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Fast and fun, with a side of spins

Single Time Swing and Salsa Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, July 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Single Time Swing is one of the simplest (and fastest) styles of swing we teach. It's a bouncy, fun adventure on the dance floor ready to carry you through tons of fast, upbeat music. Salsa is slick and sassy. Both are full of spins and fun! Together they will surely get you moving, sweating, and laughing to exciting music.
Bonus: if there are returning students, we will review some of last week's Rumba lesson at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is just for adventurous beginners!
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Great big attitude in an itty-bitty space

Salsa and Waltz Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, July 30, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a great pairing - Salsa and just a bit of Waltz. Like salty and sweet, both of these dances are excellent on their own, but get even better together. This is an extra perfect workshop if you're dancing at home and don't have a lot of space.
Bonus: if there are returning students, we will review some of last week's Swing lesson at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is just for beginners!
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Staff Development

Technique Workshop
Monday, August 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Regular What's Next Workshops cancelled tonight for staff development.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $14 or qualifying event participation.
    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: Participation in one or more DD Weekend.
Read more about Technique.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, August 3, 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: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Two great dances for absolute beginners!

Waltz and Bachata Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dive into the smooth and graceful Waltz! A dance with so much history and elegance might be intimidating, but we will make it friendly and comfortable for you. Then turn on the sass with a little Bachata - hey - you can't mind your manners all the time!
Bonus: If there are returning students, we will review some of last week's Salsa lesson at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is absolutely for you beginners!
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Beginner's Guide to Tango

Level 1 Tango Group Class
Tuesdays, August 10 - August 17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The romance, the power, the passion - they all add up to the Tango. The staccato timing and stalking grace of American Tango create an exciting experience on the dance floor. No experience necessary.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #212100-B2

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $36/person (Sapphire) + $10/$15 (BCC) - in-person only.
    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 Tango.
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Learn To Latin Dance

Level 1 Salsa and Merengue Group Class
Wednesdays, August 11 - August 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fast, fun, and ready to party, these spicy Latin favorites will add lots of flavor to your dancing life. Absolute beginners are absolutely welcome!
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #212100-L2

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $36/person (Sapphire) + $10/$15 (BCC) - in-person only.
    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 Salsa and Merengue.
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Here comes the sassy, swishy fun.

Bachata and Triple Time Swing Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 13, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you love the idea of learning Salsa, but wish it weren't quite so fast, you should definitely try Bachata. It's got all that great Latin heat, but at a much milder tempo. After playing with Bachata for a while, we'll get a taste of Triple Time Swing - the big daddy of swing dances.
Bonus: If there are returning students, we will review some of last week's Waltz lesson at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is just for beginners!
Read more about Bachata and Triple Time Swing.
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IRWCS

West Coast Swing What's Next Workshop
Sunday, August 15, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We're going to try to pack the IRWCS into two days and this is the second month. Contact us if you're interested - this is not for new dancers! If you'd like to join us, but could not make it to the first class, please make arrangements to cover the material in private lessons.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $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 familiar with West Coast Swing basics including Side Passes, Basic Whip, and Sugar Push.
Read more about West Coast Swing.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, August 17, 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: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Baby, they're classic

Triple Time Swing and Fox Trot Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Like classic rock n' roll? Into upbeat country? In love with the blues? You need to learn Triple Time Swing. It's perfect for slow-to-medium speed, upbeat music of all kinds. After reelin' and rockin' for a while, it'll be time to try a little taste of classic Fox Trot - smooth and suave to end your evening.
Bonus: If there are returning students, we will review some of last week's Bachata lesson at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is just for beginners!
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Foxy and suave meets fast and sassy

Fox Trot and Cha Cha Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 27, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to Fox Trot with all the suave style of a classic movie star! This traveling dance will sweep you off your feet if you try it (not literally, since it's easier dance while on your feet). And then, we'll get a little earthy with a tantalizing taste of fast and flirty Cha Cha starting about 7:45.
Bonus: if there are any repeat students from last week, we will review some Swing at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is just for beginners!
Read more about Fox Trot and Cha Cha.
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Staff Development

Technique Workshop
Monday, August 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Regular What's Next Workshops cancelled tonight for staff development.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $14 or qualifying event participation.
    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: Participation in one or more DD Weekend.
Read more about Technique.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, September 7, 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: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Line Dance.
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They will Rock You

Cha Cha and Hustle Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, September 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you itching to get out on the dance floor at your next office party? That wedding coming up next year? Or do you really want to groove in your living room? Cha Cha is fast, fun answer to your wishes. It's a little challenging, but you can handle it. Pair it with Hustle and you've got nearly every up-tempo pop or party song covered with flair.
Bonus: If there are returning students, we will review some of last week's Fox Trot lesson at 8:00.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online or $9/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: None - this is just for beginners!
Read more about Cha Cha and Hustle.
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Staff Development

Technique Workshop
Monday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Regular What's Next Workshops cancelled tonight for staff development.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $14 or qualifying event participation.
    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: Participation in one or more DD Weekend.
Read more about Technique.
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