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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 ...

Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, March 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87992146924
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
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Waltz and Bachata - two great dances for absolute beginners!

Waltz and Bachata Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, March 5, 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 behave 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is absolutely for you beginners!
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Tango - diving into quick rhythms

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

American Tango has some pretty strict "guidelines" for rhythms. We will learn some favorites and different ways to use them.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89290202984
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable dancing American Tango foundations including the standard rhythm and promenades.
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Fox Trot - Corners with Elegance

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

Turning those corners can be tough, or get boring on a small floor. Let's work on some options to increase your variety and step up the elegance.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89290202984
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable dancing Fox Trot foundations including the standard 6-count rhythm, promenades, and turns.
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Here comes the sassy, swishy fun.

Bachata and Triple Time Swing Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, March 12, 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 swagger, but at a much milder tempo. After playing with Bachata for a while, we'll end with 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
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Tango: getting to the point

Tango What's Next Workshop
Monday, March 15, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ah - the flair of step-points in Tango! If only they were easier to execute. LEarn some of the tips and tricks of making these guys pop.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89290202984
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable dancing American Tango foundations including the standard rhythm and promenades.
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8-Count Patterns in Single Time Swing

Swing What's Next Workshop
Monday, March 15, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Even if 8-count patterns make sense in Triple Time, they can be tricky in Single Time. We'll take a few options out for a spin and talk techniques to make them shine.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89290202984
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable dancing Fox Trot foundations including the standard 6-count rhythm, promenades, and turns.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, March 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87992146924
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
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Coming later ...

Swing and Fox Trot - Baby, They're Classic

Triple Time Swing and Fox Trot Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, March 19, 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.
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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
Read more about Triple Time Swing and Fox Trot.
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Tango: the power of the pivot

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

Remember when 'pivot' was more of a dance concept than a business buzzword? We will reinvent our enterprise scale motions while onboarding all the skills needed to make your pivots a successful venture.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89290202984
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable dancing American Tango foundations including the standard rhythm and promenades.
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Cha-Cha's open box policies

Cha Cha What's Next Workshop
Monday, March 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

I like to think all social dancing has an open door policy, but Cha Cha excels with it's "open box policy." Learning the hows and whys in of open boxes in this dance will help to open your boxes in so many other dances.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89290202984
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable dancing Fox Trot foundations including the standard 6-count rhythm, promenades, and turns.
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Glide into Fox Trot

Level 1 Fox Trot Group Class
Tuesdays, March 23 - March 30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sail onto the dance floor like Fred Astaire with this Ballroom classic, perfect for dancing to the old crooners. No experience required to get moving in the suave style of Fox Trot.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register ahead of time 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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
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Here comes the Hustle

Level 1 Hustle Group Class
Wednesdays, March 24 - March 31, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Get down and boogie - Disco Fever is still raging and there's nothing like Hustle to get you moving. This class will teach you how to dance to fast, popular music from the 70's, 80's, and all over today's radio. The simplest of the swing styles, this is a great way to get grooving on the dance floor.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register ahead of time 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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
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Foxy and Suave meets Fast and Sassy

Fox Trot and Cha Cha Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, March 26, 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 hard to dance while not 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
Read more about Fox Trot and Cha Cha.
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Tango: high-performance machinery

Tango What's Next Workshop
Monday, March 29, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How about a little performance choreography? Not a full song's worth, but about 32 Counts that you can slip into most Tango music and look masterful while doing it.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89290202984
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable dancing American Tango foundations including the standard rhythm and promenades.
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Side passes and other fanciness

Bolero What's Next Workshop
Monday, March 29, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We're keeping this topic kind of loose to accommodate your questions and desires in this enchanting dance.

Location: Online and In Person at the Sapphire Studio
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89290202984
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable dancing Fox Trot foundations including the standard 6-count rhythm, promenades, and turns.
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Cha Cha and Hustle: they will Rock You

Cha Cha and Hustle Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, April 2, 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
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Exercises to Improve Balance

Technique What's Next Workshop
Monday, April 5, 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89290202984
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 for in-person attendance.
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 LisaFree Workshop

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, April 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87992146924
Price: This week only - Try a beginner workshop for free! .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
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Fast and Fun gets paired with drama and flairFree Workshop

Hustle and Tango Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, April 9, 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
Price: This week only - Try a beginner workshop for free! .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
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Bring out the romance!

Tango and Rumba Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, April 16, 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is perfect for sweethearts and beginners!
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Learn the perfect Slow Dance- Nightclub 2-Step

Level 1 Nightclub 2-Step Group Class
Tuesdays, April 20 - April 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Looking for the perfect slow dance for weddings & parties? Nightclub 2-Step is it: graceful & romantic; ideal for proms, weddings, & special occasions. A great class for new dancers.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register ahead of time with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #212100-C1

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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, April 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87992146924
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
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Welcome to Cha Cha

Level 1 Cha Cha Group Class
Wednesdays, April 21 - April 28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fast and sassy, Cha Cha is an exhilarating Latin dance perfect for dancing to contemporary R&B, country, and classic rock as well as traditional Latin music. This class will get your brain and body moving.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register ahead of time with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #212100-L3

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 for in-person attendance.
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, April 23, 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is perfect for new dancers!
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Fast and fun, with a side of spins

Single Time Swing and Salsa Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, April 30, 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for adventurous beginners!
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Sassy and classic: great big attitude in an itty-bitty space

Salsa and Waltz Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, May 7, 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
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Two great dances for absolute beginners!

Waltz and Bachata Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, May 14, 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 you 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is absolutely for you beginners!
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Here comes the sassy, swishy fun.

Bachata and Triple Time Swing Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, May 21, 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 swagger, but at a much milder tempo. After playing with Bachata for a while, we'll end with 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
  Zoom link for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088
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 for in-person attendance.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
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30 W. Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, Va.