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Blacksburg Community Center
Upcoming Classes


Sapphire Ballroom and Dance Center
Blacksburg Community Center

Please call us at 540-382-8782 with any questions. 

No partner necessary. Please check the Registration Information page for registration details. Group classes are offered in sessions of 4 lesson hours.  Most classes meet for 1 hour per week.

Prerequisite classes can be replaced by private lessons. Contact us for details or to schedule your private lessons: 540-382-8782, info@sapphiredance.com.

    

Salsa

    

Learn the hottest dance around! Kick up your heels and make sparks fly as you spin and shine on the dance floor. This fast, sassy dance is the epitome of the Latin dance-club experience. We offer Levels 1-6 Salsa in group classes and workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-L3 Prerequisite: None

            Wednesdays, 3/14 - 4/04, 8:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Carolina Shag

    

Who doesn't love Beach Music? Wouldn't you love to be able to dance to it? Carolina Shag is all about beach music, groovin' in the sand, and fancy feet. The material will mostly be lead/follow patterns, with only a few "mirror patterns."
We offer up to Level 4 Ca. Shag in group classes and workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-S4 Prerequisite: Previous Swing dance experience suggested.

            Tuesdays, 4/10 - 5/01, 6:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Nightclub 2-Step

    

Looking for something interesting to do to all those slow songs at weddings or office parties? Here's your dance. Night Club 2 is a slow, romantic dance suitable for proms, banquets, weddings (especially the First Dance), and any other special occasion.
We offer Levels 1-6 Night Club 2 in group classes and workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-C1 Prerequisite: None

            Wednesdays, 1/31 - 2/28, 6:15 pm, Registration Details, Note: No class on Feb 14
    

West Coast Swing

    

Slinky, sassy, and sexy - what more can you ask for in a dance? Slightly more challenging than East Coast or Single Time Swing, West Coast is a swing style that's all about music and attitude.
We offer Levels 1-6 West Coast in group classes and workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-S2 Prerequisite: Prior Swing Experience

            Wednesdays, 1/31 - 2/28, 7:15 pm, Registration Details, Note: No class on Feb 14
    

Country Two-Step

    

Country two-step is a fast-paced dance that really travels around the floor, and is all about turning the girl. So, if you like to spin or be spun, this dance will knock your socks off! Boots and Hats not required.
We offer up to Level 4 Two-Step in group classes and workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-C2 Prerequisite: None

            Tuesdays, 3/13 - 4/03, 8:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Class-By-Request

    

These time slots are reserved for students to request specific classes. If you have a class in mind, look for a couple time slots that work for you and contact us. We’ll try to find at least 5 other people who want that class, and presto! We have a new class (by request). Note - CBRs must be organized no less than a week before the class starts.

  

  

Activity #212100-Q2 Prerequisite: Varies

            Tuesdays, 3/13 - 4/03, 7:15 pm, Registration Details
  

  

Activity #212100-Q3 Prerequisite: Varies

            Wednesdays, 3/14 - 4/04, 7:15 pm, Registration Details
  

  

Activity #212100-Q4 Prerequisite: Varies

            Tuesdays, 4/10 - 5/01, 7:15 pm, Registration Details
  

  

Activity #212100-Q5 Prerequisite: Varies

            Wednesdays, 4/11 - 5/02, 7:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Rumba

    

Great for beginners, Rumba is the Dance of Love. Slow and romantic, Rumba's casual luxury suits many popular music styles making it a favorite with new dancers and a great first dance for a wedding.
Once you've fallen for Rumba, try flirting with Cha Cha or partying with Merengue.
We offer Levels 1-4 Rumba in group classes and in workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-L4 Prerequisite: None - a fun, romantic dance to start with!

            Tuesdays, 4/10 - 5/01, 8:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Cha Cha

    

Fast and sassy, Cha Cha is an energetic, sexy dance which works well with club, hip hop, country, and classic rock as well as popular Latin music. .
After the excitement of Cha Cha, try the romance of Rumba or the fun of Merengue.
We offer Levels 1-4 Cha Cha in group classes and in workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-L2 Prerequisite: Pervious experience with Latin Dance beneficial.

            Wednesdays, 1/31 - 2/28, 8:15 pm, Registration Details, Note: No class on Feb 14
    

Argentine Tango

    

The free spirited Argentine Tango was developed in the ghettos and brothels of Buenos Aires during the latter part of the nineteenth century. This dramatic dance has since hit North America, as well as the rest of the world, and grown to be a favorite on dance floors today!
We offer up to Level 4 Argentine Tango in group classes and workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-L1 Prerequisite: Some prior partner-dance experience suggested. Prerequisite: None

            Tuesdays, 1/30 - 2/20, 7:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Hustle

    

Get down and boogie - Disco Fever is still raging and there's nothing like Hustle to get you groovin' and movin'. 4-Count Hustle is done to fast music and danced with a steady, driving rhythm. 3-Count Hustle speeds the steps up for slower music and adds some excitement and syncopation to the rhythm. These classes/workshops will cover both styles as well as the turns, turns, and more turns which made the Disco Inferno Hot! (4-week Classes focus more on 4-Count, while workshops address both styles equally.).
Looking for more swingin' styles? Give East Coast Swing or Single Time Swing a spin!

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-S3 Prerequisite: None - a fun-tastic class for beginners!

            Wednesdays, 3/14 - 4/04, 6:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Tango

    

One of the standards of the Ballroom world, the staccato timing and stalking grace of Tango create a passionate energy perfect for avid dancers.
Once you've embraced Tango, try gliding through Waltz or Fox Trot.
We offer Levels 1-4 Tango in group classes and in workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-B3 Prerequisite: Open to all, but dancers would benefit from trying Waltz or Fox Trot first.

            Wednesdays, 4/11 - 5/02, 6:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Waltz

    

The light and airy grace of Waltz will have you gliding across the floor - whirling like you're in a classic romantic movie! Excellent for beginners, Waltz will sweep you off your feet.
Once you've embraced Waltz, try gliding through Tango or Fox Trot.
We offer Levels 1-4 Waltz in group classes and in workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-B2 Prerequisite: None - the perfect class to start with!

            Tuesdays, 3/13 - 4/03, 6:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Fox Trot

    

Breezy and fun for beginners! Step out with your baby and swagger like Astair onto the dance floor with this Ballroom classic, perfect for dancing to to the old crooners. Frequently done to big band favorites, Fox Trot makes a great wedding dance.
Once you've embraced Fox Trot, try gliding through Waltz or Tango.
We offer Levels 1-4 Fox Trot in group classes and in workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Variations

  

Dips and Tricks in Smooth Style Dances
Prerequisite - Level 2 Waltz and Fox Trot
Activity # 212100-B1 Prerequisite: Varies - see below

            Tuesdays, 1/30 - 2/20, 6:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Bachata

    

Slower than Merengue and Salsa, Bachata is a Latin Dance Club must. The step patterns and rhythms are easy enough for new dancers to try and a great lead up to faster Salsas.
We offer up to Level 3 Bachata in group classes and workshops, but private lessons can continue even further. Don't see the level you're looking for? Check out the Class-By-Request listings.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-L5 Prerequisite: NONE! Perfect for beginners.

            Wednesdays, 4/11 - 5/02, 8:15 pm, Registration Details
    

Swing

    

Single Time and East Coast Swings - two of our most popular swinging styles pair up to make this class fun and energetic full of bounce, rhythm, and groovy moves.

  

Level 1

  

Activity #212100-S1 Prerequisite: None - a great class for beginners!

            Tuesdays, 1/30 - 2/20, 8:15 pm, Registration Details

See a list of all the classes currently being offered.
  

 

     
540-382-8782 - info@sapphiredance.com