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Fall for Rumba - the best slow dance everrrrr!
- a 4-hour beginner class over two nights
Wednesdays, Oct 20 & 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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.

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Halloween Happy Hour

Practice Session
Friday, October 29, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Looking for a mellow meeting of dancer-people? While the streets of downtown are consumed by candy hunters during the Downtown Christiansburg trick-or-treating, we'll be cool and cozy inside dancing to our favorite tunes. 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 cool moves.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: It's up to you (suggested $5-$10/person) Registration is still required - let us know by email at info@sapphiredance.com if you .
    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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Here comes the sassy, swishy fun.

Bachata and Triple Time Swing Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, October 29, 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!
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Exercises to Improve Balance

Technique What's Next Workshop
Monday, November 1, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This exercise class is specifically geared towards improving your balance while dancing. Of course, that also means improving your balance while standing and walking, which really can't be a bad thing. You will sweat; you may be sore; you will probably complain (we all do); but we keep coming back for more.

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: No prerequisites in dance ability or fitness level - you just need to be willing to put the work into improving yourself as a dancer.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, November 2, 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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Baby, they're classic

Triple Time Swing and Fox Trot Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, November 5, 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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More Beachy Fun with Carolina Shag

Level 3 Carolina Shag Group Class
Sundays, November 7 - December 05, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Adding more and more foundations to our Carolina Shag, this class will explore a few more mirror patterns as well as working on the pivot.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $42/Person.
    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: Level 2 Carolina Shag or equivalent experience. Talk to an instructor if you thin you might qualify.
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Leveling up the Choreo

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, November 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 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. ;)
Please note - we're at a different time than usual!

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 comfortable with Line Dance foundations, including common moves, turns, and forms of counting.
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Push Turns Part 1

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, November 8, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Push Turns or "Turn and a Half" can be intimidating. Truly, they require good timing and positioning and lots of turning. It's my plan to bury you in them until they are no longer scary, but hopefully still exciting. Each of these three workshops will show you a new push turn or two. You do not need to take all three of them, but you won't regret it if you do!

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 comfortable with common Hustle material, able to dance comfortably through entire songs, and to faster music as well. You don't have to have a lot of moves to enjoy this class, but you should be confident of the ones you have.
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Coming later ...

Foxy and suave meets fast and sassy

Fox Trot and Cha Cha Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, November 12, 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 (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!
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Things are getting Funky

Level 3 West Coast Swing Group Class
Mondays, November 15 - December 13, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

And we are taking this West Coast Class up through the ranks - it's a thing of awesome, funky beauty. WCS is a great dance for funky pop, blues, Motown, alternative, and all kinds of other music.
IF you have danced WCS before, check the prerequisites and join us! Please register by noon of the first day.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $42/person.
    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 Level 1 & Level 2 material including several 6, 8, 10 count patterns. You should also be able to dance to entire songs at a variety of moderately slow speeds. Talk to a teacher if you think you qualify and would like to join - we'd love to have you!
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Push Turns Part 2

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, November 15, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Push Turns or "Turn and a Half" can be intimidating. Truly, they require good timing and positioning and lots of turning. It's my plan to bury you in them until they are no longer scary, but hopefully still exciting. Each of these three workshops will show you a new push turn or two. You do not need to take all three of them, but you won't regret it if you do!

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 comfortable with common Hustle material, able to dance comfortably through entire songs, and to faster music as well. You don't have to have a lot of moves to enjoy this class, but you should be confident of the ones you have.
Read more about Hustle.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, November 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: 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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They will Rock You

Cha Cha and Hustle Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, November 19, 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, and the 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!
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Push Turns Part 3

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, November 22, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Push Turns or "Turn and a Half" can be intimidating. Truly, they require good timing and positioning and lots of turning. It's my plan to bury you in them until they are no longer scary, but hopefully still exciting. Each of these three workshops will show you a new push turn or two. You do not need to take all three of them, but you won't regret it if you do!

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 comfortable with common Hustle material, able to dance comfortably through entire songs, and to faster music as well. You don't have to have a lot of moves to enjoy this class, but you should be confident of the ones you have.
Read more about Hustle.
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Exercises to Improve Balance

Technique What's Next Workshop
Monday, December 6, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This exercise class is specifically geared towards improving your balance while dancing. Of course, that also means improving your balance while standing and walking, which really can't be a bad thing. You will sweat; you may be sore; you will probably complain (we all do); but we keep coming back for more.

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: No prerequisites in dance ability or fitness level - you just need to be willing to put the work into improving yourself as a dancer.
Read more about Technique.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, December 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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540-382-8782 - info@SapphireDance.com  
30 W. Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, Va.