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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 ...

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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Leveling up the Choreo

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 9, 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
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 comfortable with Line Dance foundations, including common moves, turns, and forms of counting.
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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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Coming later ...

IRWCS

West Coast Swing What's Next Workshop
Sunday, August 15, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We're going to try to pack the IRWCS into two days and this is the second month. Contact us if you're interested - this is not for new dancers! If you'd like to join us, but could not make it to the first class, please make arrangements to cover the material in private lessons.

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 familiar with West Coast Swing basics including Side Passes, Basic Whip, and Sugar Push.
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With Extra Spins on Top

Triple Time Swing What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 16, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How many spins can you fit in 6 counts? how about 8, 10, or 12?? Will you share the spins with your partner or hog all the fun? So many questions to answer in one little workshop.

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 familiar with East Coast Swing foundations, specifically using Triple Time, and be ready for timing changes and lots of turns.
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Right Side Passes and Outside Rolls

Rumba What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 16, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We spend so much time on Cross Body Leads, it's time to give a little love to the other side of the slot. Next week, we'll apply the same moves to Salsa (at twice the speed).

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 familiar with American Rumba, including breaks, CBL, and Switch turns.
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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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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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Right Side Passes and Outside Rolls

Salsa What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We spend so much time on Cross Body Leads, it's time to give a little love to the other side of the slot. If you came to Rumba last week, you'll have a "leg up" on these moves!

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 familiar with Salsa including timing, speed, breaks in many directions, and a few common turns.
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Walk the Walk

Rumba What's Next Workshop
Monday, August 23, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We're going to dive deep in some Rumba Tech to give your dance the sass and musicality it deserves.

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 familiar with American Rumba.
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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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Leveling up the Choreo

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, September 13, 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
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 comfortable with Line Dance foundations, including common moves, turns, and forms of counting.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Promenades

Tango What's Next Workshop
Monday, September 13, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This topic came from you guys. Let's see what trouble we can get into with Tango Promenades.

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 familiar with American Tango, including at least one Promenade based move.
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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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Cross Body Lead Variations

Salsa What's Next Workshop
Monday, September 27, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Right now, I'm thinking of a Continuous CBL - but I'll take requests.

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 familiar with Salsa including timing, speed, breaks in many directions, and a few common turns.
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Musicality wins the day

Fox Trot What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a Trot through the wacky, wonderful world of musical Fox Trot. It's fun here!

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 comfortable with Fox Trot foundations including at least one rhythm variation (like Grapevine or Box timing).
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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.
Read more about Technique.
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Leveling up the Choreo

Line Dance What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 11, 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
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 comfortable with Line Dance foundations, including common moves, turns, and forms of counting.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Push Turns Part 1

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 11, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Push Turns or "Turn and a Half" can be intimidating. Truly, they require good timing and positioning and lots of turning. It's my plan to bury you in them until they are no longer scary, but hopefully still exciting.

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 comfortable with common Hustle material, able to dance comfortably through entire songs, and to faster music as well. You don't have to have a lot of moves to enjoy this class, but you should be confident of the ones you have.
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Push Turns Part 2

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 18, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Push Turns or "Turn and a Half" can be intimidating. Truly, they require good timing and positioning and lots of turning. It's my plan to bury you in them until they are no longer scary, but hopefully still exciting.

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 comfortable with common Hustle material, able to dance comfortably through entire songs, and to faster music as well. You don't have to have a lot of moves to enjoy this class, but you should be confident of the ones you have.
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Push Turns Part 3

Hustle What's Next Workshop
Monday, October 25, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Push Turns or "Turn and a Half" can be intimidating. Truly, they require good timing and positioning and lots of turning. It's my plan to bury you in them until they are no longer scary, but hopefully still exciting.

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 comfortable with common Hustle material, able to dance comfortably through entire songs, and to faster music as well. You don't have to have a lot of moves to enjoy this class, but you should be confident of the ones you have.
Read more about Hustle.
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540-382-8782 - info@SapphireDance.com  
30 W. Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, Va.