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Big Band Crooners ~ Date Night Dance Class
Learn to Dance to Frank, Ella, Michael, Nat, and more!
Wednesday, Dec 7, 7-9pm
at the Blacksburg Community Center

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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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Holiday Hustle
Putting it together, Practice, and Refine!

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, December 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are putting together a routine to Holidays by Meghan Trainor and Earth, Wind & Fire. The song is a lighthearted, inclusive celebration of all the holidays. And that's what we want this routine to be too! It will have 4 sections, of which you can learn 1, 2, 3, or all 4.
The Solo section will be the easiest - everyone can do it no matter how much you have (or have not) danced before!
The "Celebration" section requires previous experience with 4-count Hustle.
The "Verse" and "Holidays" sections both require a higher comfort level in 4ct Hustle. (More details below).
Each workshop will cover at least one section, possibly two. We will hopefully be able to pull it all together well enough to perform at the December 16 Holiday Cookie Much (Happy Hour Practice Party). But - if you want to learn the routine and not perform - no troubles! We created this routine to be fun and still improve your technique and musicality in Hustle, as well as introducing you to a few new pattern variations. So even if you have no interest in being part of our video, it's still totally worth your time.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $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: The "Solo" section is for everyone - no experience required.
The "Celebration" section requires previous experience with 4-count Hustle: You should be able to dance entire songs at a moderate speed and be familiar with basic turns like Inside Turn, Belt Turn, etc.
The "Verse" and "Holidays" sections contain push turns, grapevines, a New York Walk, and multiple partner positions, but you don't need to know all those things already - just be a point where you can learn them comfortably. Participants should be familiar with Closed, Cape, and Hammerlock positions in 4ct Hustle, as well as be able to do Chaines Turns in other dances or in Hustle.
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Leveling up the Choreo

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, December 12, 8:00 pm - 9:00 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: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $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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An Evening of Historic Dance

Historic Dance (English Country Dance) Workshop
Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the English Country Dancers of the New River Valley Historic Dance Society as we laugh, dance, and enjoy each other's company while learning dance new to us, but old as the 13 Colonies.
Beginners, groups, singles, and families are always welcome. Every dance will be taught by being broken down into simple components and cued while dancing. If you can walk, you can dance, and we'd love to have you join the set.

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: This workshop is free, but a donation jar will be passed during the dancing, if you feel like adding a couple of dollars. .
    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 dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
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Holiday Happy Hour Cookie Munch
Bring out your coooookiiiieeees!

Practice Session
Friday, December 16, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 dance moves. Looking for a mellow meeting of fellow dancer-people with some marshmallow treats on the side? This practice session is just what you need. As always, feel free to ask for your favorite tunes or dance styles at the party! Cookies of all sorts are welcome.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: It's up to you (suggested $5-$10/person) Registration is still required - let us know if you are coming: 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 a few styles. Otherwise, you might be watching more than dancing - way less fun.
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Holiday Cookie Much
Bring your favorite cookies to share!

Practice Session
Friday, December 16, 5:30 pm - ??? pm

Looking for an escape from the holiday madness? A mellow meeting of fellow dancer-people? This practice session is just what you need.
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 dance moves. As always, feel free to ask for your favorite tunes or dance styles at the party. Cookie are not required for admission, but they will get you extra hugs!

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: It's up to you (suggested $5-$10/person) Registration is still required - let us know if you are coming: 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 a few styles. Otherwise, you might be watching more than dancing - way less fun.
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Holiday Hustle
Practice and Video!! We're gonna be famous! (among our friends)

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, December 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are putting together a routine to Holidays by Meghan Trainor and Earth, Wind & Fire. The song is a lighthearted, inclusive celebration of all the holidays. And that's what we want this routine to be too! It will have 4 sections, of which you can learn 1, 2, 3, or all 4.
The Solo section will be the easiest - everyone can do it no matter how much you have (or have not) danced before!
The "Celebration" section requires previous experience with 4-count Hustle.
The "Verse" and "Holidays" sections both require a higher comfort level in 4ct Hustle. (More details below).
Each workshop will cover at least one section, possibly two. We will hopefully be able to pull it all together well enough to perform at the December 16 Holiday Cookie Much (Happy Hour Practice Party). But - if you want to learn the routine and not perform - no troubles! We created this routine to be fun and still improve your technique and musicality in Hustle, as well as introducing you to a few new pattern variations. So even if you have no interest in being part of our video, it's still totally worth your time.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $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: The "Solo" section is for everyone - no experience required.
The "Celebration" section requires previous experience with 4-count Hustle: You should be able to dance entire songs at a moderate speed and be familiar with basic turns like Inside Turn, Belt Turn, etc.
The "Verse" and "Holidays" sections contain push turns, grapevines, a New York Walk, and multiple partner positions, but you don't need to know all those things already - just be a point where you can learn them comfortably. Participants should be familiar with Closed, Cape, and Hammerlock positions in 4ct Hustle, as well as be able to do Chaines Turns in other dances or in Hustle.
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Insert Your Subject Here

Class-By-Request What's Next Workshop
Monday, December 19, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What would you like to dance? We are wide open.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $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 need to be familiar with Level 3 material, comfortable with Level 2 material, and able to dance at a variety of speeds. Talk to a teacher to be sure you qualify.
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Getting in gear for Dustin Betts Workshops on 1/14 !

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, January 9, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dustin Betts is coming to dance with us on Saturday - Learn a little ahead of time to get the most out of his workshops!

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $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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Line Dancing With Lisa
You promised yourself you would get out more often.

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, January 17, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With an exciting combination of ultra beginner and slightly more challenging dances, 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. So, if you've never done this before, come early! And we always like to end by dancing everything we've learned one more time.

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $9/person in-studio, or just $6/person virtual .
    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! Lisa combs the Line Dance world for dances that both beginner and advanced line dancers love. If you want something more challenging, look for ALD on the Second Monday of the month.
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540-382-8782 - info@SapphireDance.com  
30 W. Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, Va.