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Summer Sale - 6 Friday Beginner Workshops for only $40
Share them with friends, your sweetheart, or keep them for yourself - it’s up to you.
The dance floor is waiting for you. (Registration not required at time of purchase.)
Sale is for Friday Beginner Workshops (FBWs) only.  
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The masks are not required starting 7/1! But, if you would like us to wear one, just let us know and we'll be happy to cover up.
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 ...

Great big attitude in an itty-bitty space

Salsa and Waltz Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, July 30, 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
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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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, August 3, 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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Two great dances for absolute beginners!

Waltz and Bachata Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 6, 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 your 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
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 absolutely for you beginners!
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Exercises to Improve Balance

Technique What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 9, 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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Beginner's Guide to Tango

Level 1 Tango Group Class
Tuesdays, August 10 - August 17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The romance, the power, the passion - they all add up to the Tango. The staccato timing and stalking grace of American Tango create an exciting experience on the dance floor. No experience necessary.
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register in advance 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. 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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Learn To Latin Dance

Level 1 Salsa and Merengue Group Class
Wednesdays, August 11 - August 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fast, fun, and ready to party, these spicy Latin favorites will add lots of flavor to your dancing life. Absolute beginners are absolutely welcome!
Maximum enrollment = 10.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #212100-L2

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. 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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Coming later ...

Here comes the sassy, swishy fun.

Bachata and Triple Time Swing Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 13, 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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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, August 17, 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, August 20, 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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Sunday Afternoon Dance Practice

Practice Session
Sunday, August 22, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Feel the need to get more dancing in your life? Try a practice session. You and other dancers from the community will have the chance to dance for 90 minutes to fantastic music. It's not quite a Dance Party (those will be back in October, if things go well). 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) Register by email at 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 3 styles. Otherwise, you might be watching more than dancing.
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Foxy and suave meets fast and sassy

Fox Trot and Cha Cha Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, August 27, 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 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!
Read more about Fox Trot and Cha Cha.
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Line Dancing With Lisa

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, September 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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They will Rock You

Cha Cha and Hustle Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, September 10, 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 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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Dance All Night - New dates!

Level 1 Hustle Group Class
Tuesdays, September 21 - September 28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

There's nothing like Hustle to get you moving, fast and smooth, to a huge variety of popular music. The simplest of the Swing Dance styles, this is a great way to get grooving on the dance floor. Pair it with Rumba (in October) and you'll be dancing all night.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #312100-S3

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. 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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Solo Salsa

Salsa What's Next Workshop
Monday, September 27, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What do you do when the music is calling and you don't have a partner? Dance anyway! We'll learn fun moves that work great together whether you're dancing solo or in a group of friends, and will build your skills for partner dance as well.

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 for a challenging evening with lots of movement.
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Exercises to Improve Balance

Technique What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 4, 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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The Hero of Oktoberfest

Level 1 Polka Group Class
Tuesdays, October 19 - October 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Want to stop watching other people dancing at Oktoberfests and start dancing with them? This class is your ticket to the fun, exciting, and remarkably useful Polka. It's a dance that's been done in beer halls, family reunions, and cultural festivals for generations, maybe because it's just that fun.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #112100-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. 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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Dance All Night

Level 1 Rumba Group Class
Wednesdays, October 20 - October 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Slow and romantic, Rumba's casual and flexible style embraces many popular music genres making it a favorite with new dancers. Pair it with Hustle (in September) and you'll have the styles to dance all night at your next wedding or office party.
Please register in advance with the Blacksburg Community Center, Activity #112100-C3

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