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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 ...

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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Oh, the Power of Sliding Doors

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, April 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

One of the foundation moves of Hustle, Sliding Door provide a jumping-off point for so many moves, as well as giving you a break from the constant spin of Hustle basics.

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 Hustle foundations including a basics, closed position, and turns.
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Grapevine

Swing What's Next Workshop
Monday, April 26, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You asked for it; you got it. We'll talk about a few grapevines groovy enough to make the California Raisons proud.

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 familiar with East Coast Swing basics, both Single and Triple Time. Knowledge of timing variations beneficial.
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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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Shadow Boxing

Rumba What's Next Workshop
Monday, May 3, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We're going to combine two underused and utterly awesome concepts into one fantastic move in this workshop: Shadow Position and Open Box.

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 with Level 1 & 2 material, including outside breaks, switch turns, and timing variations. Both Shadow Position and the Open Box will be taught from the toes up, so you do not need experience with either one.
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Exercises to Improve Balance

Technique What's Next Workshop
Monday, May 3, 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 Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, May 4, 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 ...

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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Parent-Child Line Dance Party

Line Dance Workshop
Saturday, May 8, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Intended for adventurous kids ages 7-68 and their parent, grandparent, or other guardian. We’ll light up the dance floor with favorite party dances as well as some other really cool line dances. Have a favorite song you want to dance to? Let us know and we’ll do our best!
The Line Dance Workshops fill up fast, so register early by phone (540-382-8782), email (info@sapphiredance.com), or by visiting our online store at order.sapphiredance.com. Prepayment required to hold early registrations.

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! Young and not-so-young, beginner and advanced line dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
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Leveling up the Choreo

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, May 10, 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. ;)

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 with Line Dance foundations, including common moves, turns, and forms of counting.
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Fallaway Fun

Waltz What's Next Workshop
Monday, May 10, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hold your breath, we're diving into Fallaway position. This less common sibling to promenade position has a lot to offer, if you take the time to look.

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 familiar with Waltz foundations, including both left and right rotation, timing variations, and navigation.
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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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I'll Improvise That

West Coast Swing What's Next Workshop
Sunday, May 16, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

While we honestly don't know what to focus on for the next WCS workshop, the concept of improvising does sound nicely appealing. Or maybe we'll learn more Rock & Goes.

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 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, May 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. 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.
Read more about Line Dance.
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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!
Read more about Bachata and Triple Time Swing.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, June 1, 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.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Swing and Fox Trot - Baby, They're Classic

Triple Time Swing and Fox Trot Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, June 4, 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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Exercises to Improve Balance

Technique What's Next Workshop
Monday, June 7, 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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Foxy and Suave meets Fast and Sassy

Fox Trot and Cha Cha Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, June 11, 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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Leveling up the Choreo

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, June 14, 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. ;)

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 with Line Dance foundations, including common moves, turns, and forms of counting.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, June 15, 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.
Read more about Line Dance.
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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
  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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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
  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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540-382-8782 - info@SapphireDance.com  
30 W. Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, Va.