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Well, COVID is still Evil. And dance is still GOOD.
But for the time being, we seem to be doing well in this battle.
Masks are still ENCOURAGED, but not required in studio.

Find out more about the CDC risk levels here. Masks will be required if we are up-graded to "High." Cross your fingers (and do the logical things too)!
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 ...

 

Sweet Romance & Sassy Style

Rumba Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Looking to add some romance to your dance life? Want something better to do to slow songs than stand in one place and rock from foot to foot? Or do you just want to dance and need a nice, friendly way to start? Rumba is your answer. Slow, simple, and sweet, learning Rumba is a great way to start dancing.
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.
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Swinging on the New
Workshops and Social Dance

East Coast Swing Workshop
Sunday, August 14, 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 August 14, 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 East Coast, it will also include all those other swing styles you’ve heard about and love: West Coast, Hustle, Lindy, Carolina Shag, and more. Feel free to bring a snack or your dinner and make a datenight out of it.

SCHEDULE - PLEASE REGISTER by AUG 13!
Beginner Workshop - 4:00-5:30pm
No experience necessary! - $14/Person
Intermediate Workshop - 4:00-5:30pm
Should be able to dance all the way though a song at various speeds incorporating 5 or more basic turns. - $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: None for beginner and Social Dance.
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International Rally West Coast Swing 2022, Part 2

West Coast Swing What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 15, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever heard of the International West Coast Swing Flashmob/Rally? You Tube it! This lovely couple in France choreographs a routine and people all over the world perform it. We've done it for several years now and are excited to keep the tradition alive. We will be taking an in-depth look at this year's choreography in three workshops (maybe more). Participants are welcome to come to any or all of the workshops, but if you miss one, you should do your best to make up the material.

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 comfortable with Level 3 material and ready to modify the rhythm as well as play with the slot. Talk to a teacher if you're not sure you qualify.
Read more about West Coast Swing.
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Leveling up the Choreo
- New date

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 15, 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.
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Line Dancing With Lisa
When there's nothing to lose and there's nothing to prove

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, August 16, 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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Happy Hour

Practice Session
Friday, August 19, 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!

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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Sweet Romance & Sassy Style

Rumba Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Looking to add some romance to your dance life? Want something better to do to slow songs than stand in one place and rock from foot to foot? Or do you just want to dance and need a nice, friendly way to start? Rumba is your answer. Slow, simple, and sweet, learning Rumba is a great way to start dancing.
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 Rumba.
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International Rally West Coast Swing 2022, Part 2

West Coast Swing What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever heard of the International West Coast Swing Flashmob/Rally? You Tube it! This lovely couple in France choreographs a routine and people all over the world perform it. We've done it for several years now and are excited to keep the tradition alive. We will be taking an in-depth look at this year's choreography in three workshops (maybe more). Participants are welcome to come to any or all of the workshops, but if you miss one, you should do your best to make up the material.

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 comfortable with Level 3 material and ready to modify the rhythm as well as play with the slot. Talk to a teacher if you're not sure you qualify.
Read more about West Coast Swing.
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Rondes, Sweeps, and More

Tango What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 22, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We're gonna get fancy and flash some ankle in this daring, stylish workshop.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $14/person in-studio or $9/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: Participants should be comfortable with American Tango, able to dance a variety of speeds, and familiar with Reverse Turn and Promenade figures.
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Coming later ...


 

Sweet Romance & Sassy Style

Rumba Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Looking to add some romance to your dance life? Want something better to do to slow songs than stand in one place and rock from foot to foot? Or do you just want to dance and need a nice, friendly way to start? Rumba is your answer. Slow, simple, and sweet, learning Rumba is a great way to start dancing.
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 Rumba.
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Date Night Dance Class

Intro to Partner Dance, Rumba, and Salsa Workshop
Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 pm - 8:30 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 for years to come. 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!
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Line Dancing With Lisa
When there's nothing to lose and there's nothing to prove

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, September 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: 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 Get Wild

Cha Cha Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, September 9, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cha Cha is a sassy, flirty blast packed into a remarkably useful basic. It works to Latin music, pop music, Country, and so much more. This is the dance I want my husband to learn.
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 Cha Cha.
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Vinyl Vibe

West Coast Swing Dance Party
Saturday, September 10, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Come dancing at Sapphire′s Vinyl Vibe Dance Party!
Once upon a time, some of the best music ever was produced on records (aka Vinyl). Tonight we journey back to visit those hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Yes, we could have gone back further, but we only have one night! So dig out your retro best, be they Mary Janes, hip huggers, Minis, or leg warmers and join us for a totally far out lesson in West Coast Swing.

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: $14/person general ~ $8/Full Time HS or University Student ~ Free for members BD@VT
Early registration requested..
    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 dance party, we suggest you be comfortable with at least a few styles. Otherwise, you might be watching more than dancing - way less fun. The pre-dance lesson begins beginner but progresses to intermediate.
Read more about West Coast Swing.
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Leveling up the Choreo
- New date

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, September 12, 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.
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, September 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: 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.
Like, share, or invite friends on Facebook.
 



 

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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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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540-382-8782 - info@SapphireDance.com  
30 W. Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, Va.