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This Month...

Do the Hustle (doot doo doo...)

Hustle Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 7, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the fundamental moves of this simple, fun swing dance. Everything will be taught in a beginner friendly, solo friendly format.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088

Location: Online with Sapphire
Price: $6/person
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
Read more about Hustle.
 


Saturday Morning Shag

Carolina Shag Workshop
Saturdays, August 8, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you dreaming of going to the beach? Want a mini vacation without the fuss of traveling? Join us Saturday mornings this summer for an hour of Carolina Shag. All SMS Classes are drop-in: feel free to join anytime!
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85706482732

Location: Online with Sapphire
Price: $6/person
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: None! No experience or partner required.

Read more about Carolina Shag.
 


When T-A-N-G-O Ain't Enough

Tango What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A solo routine in Tango that will fire your engine and get your drama flowing.

Location: Online and at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $14 each in person
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable with Level 1 material in the dance style.
Read more about Tango.
 


Remember all those Whips?

West Coast Swing What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 10, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Consider this a primer for the hundreds of whip variations you've learned. No, we won't cover them all, but will try to look as lots of foundations and how they connect.

Location: Online and at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $14 each in person
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable with Level 1 material in the dance style.
Read more about West Coast Swing.
 


Learn to Swing

Level 1 Swing Group Class
Tuesdays, August 11 - September 01, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

GREAT FOR BEGINNERS!
Get ready to dance the night away to groovy rock n' roll and up-beat blues with this hip, happy dance filled with exciting twists and turns. No experience or partner required.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register ahead of time with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #312100-S3

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $36/person (Sapphire) + $10/$15 (BCC)
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
Read more about Swing.
 


Beginner Bachata

Level 1 Bachata Group Class
Tuesdays, August 11 - September 01, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Sassy and fun for new and experienced dancers!
Love to Salsa and Merengue? Try Bachata with approachable steps and medium speed, Bachata is fun for new and experienced dancers alike who want to dance at Latin clubs.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register ahead of time with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #312100-L3

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $36/person (Sapphire) + $10/$15 (BCC)
Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!
Read more about Bachata.
 


Carolina Shag for Beginners

Level 1 Carolina Shag Group Class
Wednesdays, August 12 - September 02, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

This class will offer a great challenge to ambitious beginners and experienced dancers.
Love Beach Music? It's time to learn to move those boogie shoes and go dancing in the sand with this Southern classic swing dance style full of awesome spins and smooth moves. Previous experience with Swing is helpful, but not required.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register ahead of time with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #312100-S2

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $36/person (Sapphire) + $10/$15 (BCC)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!

Read more about Carolina Shag.
 


Welcome to the Waltz

Level 1 Waltz Group Class
Wednesdays, August 12 - September 02, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Never danced before? This class is perfect for you!
The Waltz's light and airy grace has made it a ballroom classic, sweeping across dance floors generation after generation. Join the fun and before you know it, you'll be whirling like a classic romantic movie star.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register ahead of time with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #312100-B2

Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Price: $36/person (Sapphire) + $10/$15 (BCC)
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: None! This is just for beginners, just for you!

Read more about Waltz.
 


Swing into the Weekend!

Single Time Swing Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 14, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the fundamental moves of this simple, fun swing dance. Everything will be taught in a beginner friendly, solo friendly format.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088

Location: Online with Sapphire
Price: $6/person
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
Read more about Single Time Swing.
 


Saturday Morning Shag

Carolina Shag Workshop
Saturdays, August 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you dreaming of going to the beach? Want a mini vacation without the fuss of traveling? Join us Saturday mornings this summer for an hour of Carolina Shag. All SMS Classes are drop-in: feel free to join anytime!
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85706482732

Location: Online with Sapphire
Price: $6/person
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: None! No experience or partner required.

Read more about Carolina Shag.
 


Swinging with Jen - Solo skills and styling

Swing Workshop
Sunday, August 16, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a special afternoon of solo lessons with Jen Gorce:
- Finding your Balance - exercises to improve your balance
- Yes AND... your path to group improv
- Get Your Kicks In - An intro to Charleston
Music will be playing between sessions for your enjoyment and practice.
Zoom Link for online attendance: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86105652868

Location: Online and at the Sapphire Studio
Price: Online - $9/workshop/person or all 3 for $22
In-Person - $14/workshop/person or all 3 for $32
Prerequisite:
For "Finding Your Balance" - None! Open to everyone who wants to improve their balance while dancing, walking, or standing.
For "Yes AND..." and "Get Your Kicks" Participants should be comfortable with beginning level Swing.
Read more about Swing.
 


When the Rumba Rhythm Makes You Move

Rumba What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 17, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We will be checking alternative rhythms in Rumba. QQQQQQ and Q&Q - here we come!

Location: Online and at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $14 each in person
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable with Level 1 material in the dance style.
Read more about Rumba.
 


Turn the Other Cheek

Salsa What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 17, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We're going to get cheeky with our turns and spin them the way they don't usually spin.

Location: Online and at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $14 each in person
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable with Level 1 material in the dance style.
Read more about Salsa.
 


Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, August 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.
- Early registration required for in person attendance! (Email us now!)
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87992146924

Location: Online and at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $6/person online - $9 each in person
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Line Dance.
 


Getting groovy in Swing Time

Triple Time Swing Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 21, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the fundamental moves of this simple, fun swing dance. Everything will be taught in a beginner friendly, solo friendly format.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088

Location: Online with Sapphire
Price: $6/person
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
Read more about Triple Time Swing.
 


Saturday Morning Shag

Carolina Shag Workshop
Saturdays, August 22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you dreaming of going to the beach? Want a mini vacation without the fuss of traveling? Join us Saturday mornings this summer for an hour of Carolina Shag. All SMS Classes are drop-in: feel free to join anytime!
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85706482732

Location: Online with Sapphire
Price: $6/person
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: None! No experience or partner required.

Read more about Carolina Shag.
 


Hesitation is Golden

Waltz What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 24, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Finding more ways to use hesitations and what that means for the rest of the dance.

Location: Online and at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $14 each in person
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable with Level 1 material in the dance style.
Read more about Waltz.
 


Sliding with Style

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 24, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Using Sliding doors instead of a basic opens (forgive the pun!) doors to new possibilities.

Location: Online and at the Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person online or $14 each in person
Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable with Level 1 material in the dance style.
Read more about Hustle.
 


In the Groove

Triple Time Swing Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the fundamental moves of this simple, fun swing dance. Everything will be taught in a beginner friendly, solo friendly format.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83888968088

Location: Online with Sapphire
Price: $6/person
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners!
Read more about Triple Time Swing.
 


Saturday Morning Shag

Carolina Shag Workshop
Saturdays, August 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you dreaming of going to the beach? Want a mini vacation without the fuss of traveling? Join us Saturday mornings this summer for an hour of Carolina Shag. All SMS Classes are drop-in: feel free to join anytime!
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85706482732

Location: Online with Sapphire
Price: $6/person
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: None! No experience or partner required.

Read more about Carolina Shag.
 


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