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2011 to present

 

Kick the Winter Blues - January 08, 2011

Shake the snow off and heat up the night by coming out to our tribute to the Blues. Wear blue jeans, a blue shirt, or blue hair - whatever floats your blues-boat. The lesson will feature West Coast Swing - a more bluesy dance is hard to find! If you are new to West Coast, be sure to come at the beginning of the lesson, when the material will be the easiest.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- CTS & NC2 - January 21, 2011

A bit more casual and focused, this Jam will allow you to kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Country Two-Step and Night Club 2-Step, with a sprinkling of East Coast, Cha Cha, Waltz, West Coast, Rumba, and 6/8 NC2. Dance Jams will be free through February - don’t miss this chance to check them out!
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: FREE

Dance Jam
- Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue - February 06, 2011

A bit more casual and focused, this Jam will allow you to kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Cha Cha, Rumba, and Merengue, with a sprinkling of Samba, Bolero, and Salsa. Dance Jams will be free through February - don’t miss this chance to check them out!
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: FREE

Sweethearts Swirl - February 12, 2011

We′re taking a step back from the Lovers′ Ball to bring this Sweet Treat for Valentine′s Day. Details available at http://sapphiredance.com/Sweetheart.htm, but in brief, here′s our vision: semi-formal atmosphere for singles and couples to mingle, feast on an array of decadent desserts, and enjoy our common love of dance. Make it part of your Valentine′s plans.
   Time: 6:30 Reception, 7:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $20 Advance / $30 At-The-Door

Dance Jam
- ECS, STS, & Hustle - February 18, 2011

A bit more casual and focused, this Jam will allow you to kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature East Coast, Single Time, and 4 Count Hustle, with a sprinkling of 3Count Hustle, West Coast, Ca. Shag, Lindy, and Jive. Dance Jams will be free through February - don’t miss this chance to check them out!
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: FREE

Dance Jam
- Arg. Tango & Salsa - March 06, 2011

A bit more casual and focused, this Jam will allow you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Argentine Tango and Salsa, with a sprinkling of Bachata, Megengue, Bolero, Samba, and American Tango.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $5 Students (University or High) / $7 General

Sam and Denise Miller - March 11, 2011

Mark your calendars! The Millers will be here March 11 - 13 for another great weekend of Privates and Groups. Have you been working on your posture? ;^D
   Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: TBD

Gimme A Break - March 12, 2011

“Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!’ It′s the middle of Spring Break, and we all really need a break. So we′re celebrating the breaks: a break from the routine, break-up songs, breaking out of the mold, and, best of all, hitting the breaks in the music. Not sure you know what that last one means? Be sure to catch our lesson in Cha Cha, where we′ll teach you to hear and hit the breaks.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General / $5 Student (University or High)

Dance Jam
- Waltz, Tango, Fox Trot - March 18, 2011

A bit more casual and focused, this Jam will allow you to kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Slow Waltz, American Tango, and Fox Trot, with a sprinkling of Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, and Argentine Tango.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $5 Students (University or High) / $7 General

Dance Jam
- ECS, STS, & Hustle - April 03, 2011

A bit more casual and focused, this Jam will allow you to kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature East Coast Swing, Single Time Swing, and 4 Count Hustle, with a sprinkling of 3 Count Hustle, Lindy, West Coast, Carolina Shag, and Jive.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $5 Students (University or High) / $7 General

World Tour - April 09, 2011

Travel the world without a passport. We′ll have costumes and decorations on display from around the world, music that celebrates the joys of traveling, and for the lesson, one of our favorite internationally-inspired dances: Argentine Tango. And Debbi will surely treat us to another silly folk dance during the night! (Who remembers Troika?) Be sure to join us for the beginning of the lesson if this is your first time dancing Argentine Tango.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General / $5 University and High School Studen

Dance Jam
- West Coast and Shag - April 15, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams allow you to kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature West Coast Swing and Carolina Shag, with a sprinkling of Hustle, Night Club 2-Step, East Coast and Single Time Swing.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $5 Students (University or High) / $7 General

Dance Jam
- Waltz, Tango, Fox Trot - May 01, 2011

A bit more casual and focused, this Jam will allow you to kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Slow Waltz, American Tango, and Fox Trot, with a sprinkling of Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, and Argentine Tango.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $5 Students (University or High) / $7 General

Silver Screen Soiree - May 14, 2011

Golden Globes, Emmy’s, Oscars, SGA, MTV, People’s Choice - everyone has awards! At Sapphire, we’re going to celebrate all that wonderful dancing that’s come out of Hollywood and off Broadway over the years with our own “red carpet” event (yes we actually have a red carpet). Featuring a lesson in Salsa, we’ll have a night filled with “Stage and Screen” magic.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue - May 20, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams allow you to kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Cha Cha, Rumba, and Merengue, with a sprinkling of Samba, Bolero, and Salsa
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $5 Students (University or High) / $7 General

Dance Jam
- Country Two Step & Night Club 2 Step - June 05, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Country Two-Step and Night Club 2-Step, with a sprinkling of East Coast, Cha Cha, Waltz, West Coast, Rumba, and 6/8 NC2.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Vinyl Vibe - June 11, 2011

Once upon a time, some of the best music ever was produced on records (aka Vinyl). Tonight we journey back to visit those hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Yes, we could have gone back further, but we only have one night! So dig out your retro best, be they Mary Janes, hip huggers, Minis, or leg warmers and join us for a totally far out lesson in East Coast Swing.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Essential Ballroom - June 17, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Slow Waltz, American Tango, and Fox Trot, with a sprinkling of Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Bolero, and Argentine Tango.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- West Coast Swing & Carolina Shag - July 03, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature West Coast Swing and Carolina Shag, with a sprinkling of Hustle, Night Club 2-Step, East Coast and Single Time Swing.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Summer Sizzle - July 09, 2011

Hot summer nights just got hotter. We’re spicing things up with a Samba lesson. As usual, come out early in the lesson to get a friendly introduction to this smokin’ Latin dance, and hang-on-tight as the lesson erupts into something truly fiery. It’s a night that’s sure to Sizzle!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Argentine Tango & Salsa - July 15, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Argentine Tango and Salsa, with a sprinkling of Bachata, Merengue, Bolero, Samba, and American Tango.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Essential Latin - August 07, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Cha Cha, Rumba, and Merengue, with a sprinkling of Samba, Bolero, Bachata, and Salsa.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Night Groove - August 13, 2011

Let the sultry summer nights inspire you to a new groove. We’ll be paying homage to the nighttime, stars, moons, and all the songs that make the night sing! Our lesson? The Night Club Two-Step, of course. This dance starts simple - great for all levels of dancers - but we’ll take it for “a ride across the moon” by the time the lesson is done.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Essential Swing - August 19, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature East Coast, Single Time, and 4 Count Hustle, with a sprinkling of 3Count Hustle, West Coast, Ca. Shag, Lindy, and Jive.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Argentine Tango & Salsa - September 04, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Argentine Tango and Salsa, with a sprinkling of Bachata, Merengue, Bolero, Samba, and American Tango.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Playing Favorites - September 10, 2011

We’re really working as a team to put this one together for you. Each member of the staff here at Sapphire has chosen a few favorite dance tunes (choosing is the hard part) and we’ll line them up - one after the other - to create an absolutely spectacular night of dancing. We’ll start the evening with a lesson in Waltz, starting with the basics and featuring some of our favorite moves.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Fall Sampler - September 13, 2011

Interested in learning to dance, but don’t know where to start? Have questions? Come out for this one-night event where you’ll get to see styles from the Essential classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, this one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class.
   Time: 7:00
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: $5/person

Dance Jam
- Essential Latin - September 16, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Merengue, Rumba, and Cha Cha, with a sprinkling of Samba, Bolero, Bachata and Salsa.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Essential Ballroom - October 02, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. This afternoon we feature Slow Waltz, American Tango, and Fox Trot, with a sprinkling of Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, and Argentine Tango.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Monster Bash - October 08, 2011

Alter-Egos like to dance too! Consider this a warm up for your Halloween festivities. Dress up or not, let your character shine through at this spooky themed dance that’s sure to get you in the “spirit”. We’ll be rocking the Monster Mash with a lesson in 4-Count Hustle.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- West Coast Swing and Carolina Shag - October 21, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature West Coast Swing and Carolina Shag, with a sprinkling of Hustle, Night Club 2-Step, East Coast and Single Time Swing.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Essential Swing - November 06, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. This afternoon we feature East Coast, Single Time, and 4 Count Hustle, with a sprinkling of 3Count Hustle, West Coast, Ca. Shag, Lindy, and Jive.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance the Turkey Away - November 12, 2011

The hunt is on, over the river and through the woods, to Sapphire’s homage to the season of eatin’. Lesson: Fox Trot, ’cause foxes like turkey too!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Essential Ballroom - November 18, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Slow Waltz, American Tango, and Fox Trot, with a sprinkling of Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Bolero, and Argentine Tango.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Night Club 2 Step and Country Two Step - December 04, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Country Two-Step and Night Club 2-Step, with a sprinkling of East Coast, Cha Cha, Waltz, West Coast, Rumba, and 6/8 NC2.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Snowflake Ball - December 10, 2011

Ready for a winter wonderland? Lovely weather for a sleigh ride? Or just want to rock around the Christmas Tree? Join us as we get a little “flaky” at our last dance of the year! We’ll spend some time with the sugarplums while learning some Rumba. Remember - he sees you when you’re dancing, he knows when you sit down, he knows if you lead or follow, so you better dance good for goodness sake! Semi-Formal attire encouraged.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Dance Jam
- Argentine Tango and Salsa - December 16, 2011

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Argentine Tango and Salsa, with a sprinkling of Bachata, Merengue, Bolero, Samba, and American Tango.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/Person; $5/University and High School Students

Spring Sampler - January 11, 2012

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes.
Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the “Essential” classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class.
Everyone who joins us this evening will a receive a coupon for $5 OFF the registration fee of any Winter/Spring Partner Dance Class in Blacksburg.
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: $5/person

Kick the Winter Blues - January 14, 2012

Shake the snow off and heat up the night by coming out to our tribute to the Blues. Wear blue jeans, a blue shirt, or blue hair - whatever floats your blues-boat. The lesson will feature West Coast Swing - a more bluesy dance is hard to find! If you are new to West Coast, be sure to come at the beginning of the lesson, when the material will be the easiest.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango - January 20, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, this Jam will allow you to kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Slow Waltz, American Tango, and Fox Trot, with a sprinkling of Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, and Argentine Tango.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - Country Two Step and Night Club 2 - February 05, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. This afternoon we feature Country Two-Step and Night Club 2-Step, with a sprinkling of East Coast, Cha Cha, Waltz, West Coast, Rumba, and 6/8 NC2.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

That’s Amore - February 11, 2012

“When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet - That’s Amore!” Come celebrate your love of dance with a whole bunch of people, just as crazy about dancing as you are. We’ll start our moon-struck soiree with a Viennese Waltz Lesson - a dance sure to make your head spin and your heart pitter patter.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - Argentine Tango and Salsa - February 17, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Argentine Tango and Salsa, with a sprinkling of Bachata, Merengue, Bolero, Samba, and American Tango.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - Single Time Swing, Hustle, East Coast Swing - March 04, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature East Coast, Single Time, and 4 Count Hustle, with a sprinkling of 3Count Hustle, West Coast, Ca. Shag, Lindy, and Jive.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

Gimme A Break - March 10, 2012

“Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!’ It′s the middle of Spring Break, and we all really need a break. So we′re celebrating the breaks: a break from the routine, break-up songs, breaking out of the mold, and, best of all, hitting the breaks in the music. Not sure you know what that last one means? Be sure to catch our lesson in Cha Cha, where we′ll teach you to hear and hit the breaks.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue - March 16, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Merengue, Rumba, and Cha Cha, with a sprinkling of Samba, Bolero, Bachata and Salsa.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

Sam and Denise Miller - March 30, 2012

Come be inspired and entertained by these fun, fantastic dancers! Private Lessons, Semi-Private Lessons, and Workshops available for your dancing pleasure. Details will be online in Mid February: http://www.sapphiredance.com/Millers.htm
   Time:
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: varies

Dance JAM - West Coast Swing and Carolina Shag - April 01, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Today we feature West Coast Swing and Carolina Shag, with a sprinkling of Hustle, Night Club 2-Step, East Coast and Single Time Swing.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

Vinyl Vibe - April 14, 2012

Once upon a time, some of the best music ever was produced on records (aka Vinyl). Tonight we journey back to visit those hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Yes, we could have gone back further, but we only have one night! So dig out your retro best, be they Mary Janes, hip huggers, Minis, or leg warmers and join us for a totally far out lesson in 4-Count Hustle.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - Single Time Swing, Hustle, East Coast Swing - April 20, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature East Coast, Single Time, and 4 Count Hustle, with a sprinkling of 3Count Hustle, West Coast, Ca. Shag, Lindy, and Jive.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango - May 06, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. This afternoon we feature Slow Waltz, American Tango, and Fox Trot, with a sprinkling of Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, and Argentine Tango.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

Ladies’ Choice - May 12, 2012

This dance will be all about the LADIES. We’ll be featuring songs and music about women, as well as a few Ladies’ Choice Dances during the evening. The Lesson will be in Bolero, a feminine favorite.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - Country Two Step and Night Club 2 - May 18, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Country Two-Step and Night Club 2-Step, with a sprinkling of East Coast, Cha Cha, Waltz, West Coast, Rumba, and 6/8 NC2.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue - June 03, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. This afternoon we feature Merengue, Rumba, and Cha Cha, with a sprinkling of Samba, Bolero, Bachata and Salsa.
   Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/General, $5/University & High School Students

Silver Screen Soiree - June 09, 2012

Golden Globes, Emmy’s, Oscars, SGA, MTV, People’s Choice - everyone has awards! At Sapphire, we’re going to celebrate all that wonderful dancing that’s come out of Hollywood and off Broadway over the years with our own “red carpet” event (yes we actually have a red carpet). Featuring a lesson in Salsa, we’ll have a night filled with “Stage and Screen” magic.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson - 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General, $5/University & High School Students

Dance JAM - West Coast Swing and Carolina Shag - June 15, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Today we feature West Coast Swing and Carolina Shag, with a sprinkling of Hustle, Night Club 2-Step, East Coast and Single Time Swing.
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Dance JAM - Argentine Tango and Salsa - July 01, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Today we feature Argentine Tango and Salsa, with a sprinkling of Bachata, Merengue, Bolero, Samba, and American Tango.
   Time: 4:00pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Night Groove - July 14, 2012

Let the sultry summer nights inspire you to a new groove. We’ll be paying homage to the nighttime, stars, moons, and all the songs that make the night sing! Our lesson? The Night Club Two-Step, of course. This dance starts simple - great for all levels of dancers - but we’ll take it for “a ride across the moon” by the time the lesson is done.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/eneral; $5/FT Student

Dance JAM - Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango - July 20, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature Slow Waltz, American Tango, and Fox Trot, with a sprinkling of Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, and Argentine Tango.
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Dance JAM - Country Two Step and Night Club 2 - August 05, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Today we feature Country Two-Step and Night Club 2-Step, with a sprinkling of East Coast, Cha Cha, Waltz, West Coast, Rumba, and 6/8 NC2.
   Time: 4:00pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Summer Sizzle - August 11, 2012

Hot summer nights just got hotter. We’re spicing things up with a Salsa lesson. As usual, come out early in the lesson to get a friendly introduction to this smokin’ Latin dance, and hang-on-tight as the lesson erupts into something truly fiery. It’s a night that’s sure to Sizzle!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General; $5/FT Student

Dance JAM - Single Time Swing, Hustle, East Coast Swing - August 17, 2012

A bit more casual and focused than a Dance Party, Jams let you kick back, relax, and really practice some moves. Tonight we feature East Coast, Single Time, and 4 Count Hustle, with a sprinkling of 3Count Hustle, West Coast, Ca. Shag, Lindy, and Jive.
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Latin Dance JAM - September 07, 2012

Tonight's Latin JAM will spice up the night with the quintessential Latin stars, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa, as well as flirting with other fiery dances like the intense Argentine Tango, sassy Bachata, intimate Bolero, and vivacious Samba. Are you ready to go loco for Latin?
* Super 7s, meet the Awesome 8s
It's our first ever "Super 7" Dance JAM!
Join us at any Dance JAM hosted on the 7th of the month and get entered to win a drawing at the Dance Party held the next night (the 8th)! Prize could be worth up to $25! (Must be present at the Dance Party to win.)
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

80s Explosion - September 08, 2012

Tease your hair, dig out your spandex mini-skirt - remember the 80’s, dude? This night will be awesome! (Totally.) We’ll focus on 80’s music, but that won’t limit our dancing. We’ll feature a totally tubular lesson in East Coast Swing starting easy and ending awesome!
* Super 7s, Meet Awesome 8s!
Check out our Dance JAM on Sept 7th (above) for Super dancing and an Awesome deal!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General; $5/FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - September 21, 2012

Tonight's Dance JAM will romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Swing Dance JAM - October 05, 2012

Get in the groove with tonight's Swing JAM as we get the joint jumping with Hustle, East Coast Swing, and Single Time Swing, and reel-and-a-rock with more swing favorites like West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Jive and Balboa. Dig this swinging scene!
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Monster Bash - October 13, 2012

Alter-Egos like to dance too! Consider this a warm up for your Halloween festivities. Dress up or not, let your character shine through at this spooky themed dance that’s sure to get you in the “spirit”. We’ll be rocking the Monster Mash with a lesson in Single Time Swing.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General; $5/FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - October 19, 2012

Tonight's Dance JAM will romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Latin Dance JAM - November 02, 2012

Tonight's Latin JAM will spice up the night with the quintessential Latin stars, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa, as well as flirting with other fiery dances like the intense Argentine Tango, sassy Bachata, intimate Bolero, and vivacious Samba. Are you ready to go loco for Latin?
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Gobbler's Gala - November 10, 2012

The hunt is on, over the river and through the woods, to Sapphire’s homage to the season of eatin’. Lesson: Fox Trot, ’cause foxes like turkey too!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General; $5/FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - November 16, 2012

Tonight's Dance JAM will romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Swing Dance JAM - December 07, 2012

Get in the groove with tonight's Swing JAM as we get the joint jumping with Hustle, East Coast Swing, and Single Time Swing, and reel-and-a-rock with more swing favorites like West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Jive and Balboa. Dig this swinging scene!
* Super 7s, meet the Awesome 8s
Join us at any Dance JAM hosted on the 7th of the month and get entered to win a drawing at the Dance Party held the next night (the 8th)! Prize could be worth up to $25! (Must be present at the Dance Party to win.)
   Time: 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7/general; $5/FT student

Snowflake Ball - December 08, 2012

Ready for a winter wonderland? Lovely weather for a sleigh ride? Or just want to rock around the Christmas Tree? Join us as we get a little “flaky” at our last dance of the year! We’ll spend some time with the sugarplums while learning some new dancing. Remember - he sees you when you’re dancing, he knows when you sit down, he knows if you lead or follow, so you better dance good for goodness sake! Semi-Formal attire encouraged.
* Super 7s, Meet Awesome 8s!
Check out our Dance JAM on Dec 7th (above) for Super dancing and an Awesome deal!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/General; $5/FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - January 04, 2013

Romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics like Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Spring Sampler - January 08, 2013

Absolutely perfect for new dancers, for those looking for a taste before buying into the feast of classes coming this session, the Sampler is an appetizer for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see dance styles featured in the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Everyone who joins us this evening will a receive a coupon for $5 OFF the registration fee of any Winter/Spring Partner Dance Class in Blacksburg.
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: $5

Winter Blues Dance Party - January 12, 2013

Kick the winter blues Sapphire style!
Shake the snow off and heat up the night by coming out to our tribute to the Blues. Wear blue jeans, a blue shirt, or blue hair - whatever floats your blues-boat. The lesson will feature West Coast Swing - a more bluesy dance is hard to find! If you are new to West Coast, be sure to come at the beginning of the lesson, when the material will be the easiest.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Swing Dance JAM - January 18, 2013

Get in the groove with tonight’s Swing JAM as we get the joint jumping with Hustle, East Coast Swing, and Single Time Swing, and reel-and-a-rock with more swing favorites like West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Jive and Balboa. Dig this swinging scene!
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Latin Dance JAM - February 01, 2013

Tonight’s Latin JAM will spice up the night with the quintessential Latin stars, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa, as well as flirting with other fiery dances like the intense Argentine Tango, sassy Bachata, intimate Bolero, and vivacious Samba. Are you ready to go loco for Latin?
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

That’s Amore Dance Party - February 09, 2013

For ALL lovers of dancing!
“When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet - That’s Amore!” Come celebrate your love of dance with a whole bunch of people, just as crazy about dancing as you are. We’ll start our moon-struck soiree with a Viennese Waltz Lesson - a dance sure to make your head spin and your heart pitter patter.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - February 15, 2013

Romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics like Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Swing Dance JAM - March 01, 2013

Get in the groove with tonight’s Swing JAM as we get the joint jumping with Hustle, East Coast Swing, and Single Time Swing, and reel-and-a-rock with more swing favorites like West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Jive and Balboa. Dig this swinging scene!
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Gimme A Break Dance Party - March 09, 2013

Break away from all that’s ordinary!
“Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!” It′s the middle of Spring Break, and we all really need a break. So we′re celebrating the breaks: a break from the routine, break-up songs, breaking out of the mold, and, best of all, hitting the breaks in the music. Not sure you know what that last one means? Be sure to catch our lesson in East Coast Swing, where we′ll teach you to hear and hit the breaks.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - March 15, 2013

Romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics like Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Latin Dance JAM - April 05, 2013

Tonight’s Latin JAM will spice up the night with the quintessential Latin stars, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa, as well as flirting with other fiery dances like the intense Argentine Tango, sassy Bachata, intimate Bolero, and vivacious Samba. Are you ready to go loco for Latin?
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Silver Screen Soiree Dance Party - April 13, 2013

Red carpet class on the dance floor!
Golden Globes, Emmy’s, Oscars, SGA, MTV, People’s Choice - everyone has awards! At Sapphire, we’re going to celebrate all that wonderful dancing that’s come out of Hollywood and off Broadway over the years with our own “red carpet” event (yes we actually have a red carpet). Featuring a lesson in Tango, we’ll have a night filled with “Stage and Screen” magic.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Swing Dance JAM - April 19, 2013

Get in the groove with tonight’s Swing JAM as we get the joint jumping with Hustle, East Coast Swing, and Single Time Swing, and reel-and-a-rock with more swing favorites like West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Jive and Balboa. Dig this swinging scene!
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - May 03, 2013

Romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics like Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Sam & Denise Miller: a Weekend of Wonder! - May 10, 2013

It’s gonna be fun!
A weekend full of workshops, private and semi-private lessons, and wonderful dancing: Sign-up today!
   Time:
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission:

Country Crazy Dance Party - May 11, 2013

Boot Scootin’ fun and all your favorite dances!
No - you don’t need boots, and no - you don’t have to "Push your Tush" -- You can dance just about everything to Country Music - and laugh at the lyrics at the same time. We’ll teach Line Dance Mixer or two to get the evening started. And let me say, if you haven’t tried any of these cute choreographed dances, you’re missing all the fun!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Latin Dance JAM - May 17, 2013

Tonight’s Latin JAM will spice up the night with the quintessential Latin stars, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa, as well as flirting with other fiery dances like the intense Argentine Tango, sassy Bachata, intimate Bolero, and vivacious Samba. Are you ready to go loco for Latin?
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Summer Sampler - May 22, 2013

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the “Essential” classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Everyone who joins us this evening will a receive a coupon for $5 OFF the registration fee of any Summer Partner Dance Class in Blacksburg.
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: $5

Ballroom Dance JAM - June 07, 2013

Romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics like Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Vinyl Vibe Dance Party - June 08, 2013

Once upon a time, some of the best music ever was produced on records (aka Vinyl). Tonight we journey back to visit those hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Yes, we could have gone back further, but we only have one night! So dig out your retro best, be they Mary Janes, hip huggers, Minis, or leg warmers and join us for a totally far out lesson in 4-Count Hustle.
* Super 7s, Awesome 8s!
Check out our Dance JAM on June 7th (above) for Super dancing and an Awesome deal!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Swing Dance JAM - June 21, 2013

Get in the groove with tonight’s Swing JAM as we get the joint jumping with Hustle, East Coast Swing, and Single Time Swing, and reel-and-a-rock with more swing favorites like West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Jive and Balboa. Dig this swinging scene!
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Summer Sizzle Dance Party - July 13, 2013

Hot summer nights just got hotter. We’re spicing things up with a Bachata lesson. As usual, come out early in the lesson to get a friendly introduction to this smokin’ Latin dance, and hang-on-tight as the lesson erupts into something truly fiery. It’s a night that’s sure to Sizzle!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Latin Dance JAM - July 19, 2013

Tonight’s Latin JAM will spice up the night with the quintessential Latin stars, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa, as well as flirting with other fiery dances like the intense Argentine Tango, sassy Bachata, intimate Bolero, and vivacious Samba. Are you ready to go loco for Latin?
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - August 02, 2013

Romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics like Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Night Groove Dance Party - August 10, 2013

Let the sultry summer nights inspire you to a new groove. We’ll be paying homage to the nighttime, stars, moons, and all the songs that make the night sing! Our lesson? The Night Club Two-Step, of course. This dance starts simple - great for all levels of dancers - but we’ll take it for “a ride across the moon” by the time the lesson is done.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Swing Dance JAM - August 16, 2013

Get in the groove with tonight’s Swing JAM as we get the joint jumping with Hustle, East Coast Swing, and Single Time Swing, and reel-and-a-rock with more swing favorites like West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Jive and Balboa. Dig this swinging scene!
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - September 06, 2013

Romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics like Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Playing Favorites Dance Party - September 14, 2013

We’re really working as a team to put this one together for you. Each member of the staff here at Sapphire chooses a few favorite dance tunes (choosing is the hard part), then we line them up - one after the other - to create an absolutely spectacular night of dancing. We’ll start the evening with a lesson in Waltz, starting with the basics and featuring some of our favorite moves.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Fall Sampler - September 17, 2013

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class.
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE!

Latin Dance JAM - September 20, 2013

Tonight’s Latin JAM will spice up the night with the quintessential Latin stars, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa, as well as flirting with other fiery dances like the intense Argentine Tango, sassy Bachata, intimate Bolero, and vivacious Samba. Are you ready to go loco for Latin?
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Swing Dance JAM - October 04, 2013

Get in the groove with tonight’s Swing JAM as we get the joint jumping with Hustle, East Coast Swing, and Single Time Swing, and reel-and-a-rock with more swing favorites like West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Jive and Balboa. Dig this swinging scene!
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Monster Bash - October 12, 2013

Let your inner ghoul out to party! Consider this a warm up for your Halloween festivities. Dress up or not, let your character shine through at this spooky themed dance that’s sure to get you in the “spirit”. We’ll be rocking the Monster Mash with a lesson in Cha Cha.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Latin Dance JAM - October 18, 2013

Tonight’s Latin JAM will spice up the night with the quintessential Latin stars, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa, as well as flirting with other fiery dances like the intense Argentine Tango, sassy Bachata, intimate Bolero, and vivacious Samba. Are you ready to go loco for Latin?
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - November 01, 2013

Romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics like Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Gobbler’s Gala - November 09, 2013

The hunt is on, over the river and through the woods, to Sapphire’s homage to the season of eatin’. Come dance the night away to music inspired by all things food-like. Lesson: Fox Trot, ’cause foxes like turkey too!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Swing Dance JAM - November 15, 2013

Get in the groove with tonight’s Swing JAM as we get the joint jumping with Hustle, East Coast Swing, and Single Time Swing, and reel-and-a-rock with more swing favorites like West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Jive and Balboa. Dig this swinging scene!
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Ballroom Dance JAM - December 06, 2013

Romance the dance floor with smooth dance classics like Waltz, Fox Trot, and American Tango, and sample from five more traveling favorites: the spinning Country Two-Step, smooth Night Club 2-Step, intimate Argentine Tango, and the fast and exciting Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Snowflake Ball - December 14, 2013

Ready for a winter wonderland? Lovely weather for a sleigh ride? Or just want to rock around the Christmas Tree? Join us as we get a little “flaky” at our last dance of the year! We’ll spend some time with the sugarplums while learning some new dancing. Remember - he sees you when you’re dancing, he knows when you sit down, he knows if you lead or follow, so you better dance good for goodness sake! Semi-Formal attire encouraged.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Latin Dance JAM - December 20, 2013

Tonight’s Latin JAM will spice up the night with the quintessential Latin stars, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, and Salsa, as well as flirting with other fiery dances like the intense Argentine Tango, sassy Bachata, intimate Bolero, and vivacious Samba. Are you ready to go loco for Latin?
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $7 General/$5 FT Student

Spring Sampler - January 08, 2014

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you'll get $6 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE

Winter Luau Dance Party - January 11, 2014

Out with the old, in with the new and it's time to celebrate Kahuna style. Dig out your flowered shirts, wear them over your long-johns, and get ready to luau! We'll get your feet moving (and warmed up) with a Rumba lesson - easy at first, but volcanic by the end. ;-)
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Junior Ballroom @ Sapphire Kick Off Celebration - January 18, 2014

Let your favorite young people know about this program, just for them! Check out all the info at facebook.com/events/247921135377283
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio A
Admission: FREE

Old Man Kelly and The Streetsweepers - January 25, 2014

Here is what you all have been waiting for- a live band @ Sapphire! For the first time you will be able to enjoy live music and our awesome dance floor on the same night. Come hear Old Man Kelly And The Streetsweepers featuring Matt Labarge on piano, Nathan Bowles on drums, Chris Printz on the doghouse bass, and Old Man Kelly on guitar, banjo, vocals and/or shenanigans. They will be throwing down honky-tonk, rockabilly, jump blues...all great music for dancing. Start the night with a fantastic Single Time Swing lesson taught by Linda Stancill from 7:30-8:30 and dance the night away on our spacious, floating floor from 8:30-11:30. $4 per person discount for groups of 5 or more people.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $14/person

That′s Amore Dance Party - February 08, 2014

For ALL lovers of dancing!
“When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet - That′s Amore!” Come celebrate your love of dance with a whole bunch of people, just as crazy about dancing as you are. We′ll start our moon-struck soiree with a Viennese Waltz Lesson - a dance sure to make your head spin and your heart pitter patter.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Valentine's Day Social and CTAM Special - February 14, 2014

Start with a beginner-friendly lesson at 7:00 in the Friday Evening CTAM Workshop where couples pay only $9. (That's 2 for the price of one!)

Stay for the Valentine's Social at 8:30: $10/Person, workshop attendees get 2 for the price of one, again! It's a evening of dancing with your sweetheart, snacks, good music, and fun.
   Time: 7:00 and 8:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10/Person, with special deals for Sweethearts

Gimme-A-Break Dance Party - March 08, 2014

Break away from all that’s ordinary! “Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!” It′s the middle of Spring Break, and we all really need a break. So we′re celebrating the breaks: a break from the routine, breaking out of the mold, and, best of all, hitting the breaks in the music. Not sure you know what that last one means? Be sure to catch our lesson in West Coast Swing, where we′ll teach you to hear and hit the breaks.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Lucky Draw Dance Party - April 12, 2014

Hmmmm, I feel lucky tonight...
Join us for our first ever Casino-Cool dance party, where you can ante up to the dance floor and know the odds are in your favor. We′ll kick off the evening with a bit of high-stakes Cha Cha, starting low and slow, but ending with a thrill. This party is for high-rollers and VIPs (if only in our own minds)!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Sam & Denise Miller - Workshops & Dancing - May 02, 2014

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
May 2, 3, and 4

See page for details as they become available.
   Time: All Weekend
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: see page for details

Night Groove Dance Party - May 10, 2014

Let the sultry summer nights inspire you to a new groove. We’ll be paying homage to the nighttime, stars, moons, and all the songs that make the night sing! Our lesson? The Night Club Two-Step, of course. This dance starts simple - great for all levels of dancers - but we’ll take it for “a ride across the moon” by the time the lesson is done.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Summer Sampler: a FREE introduction to group classes - May 13, 2014

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $6 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE

80s Explosion Dance Party - June 14, 2014

Tease your hair, dig out your spandex mini-skirt - remember the 80’s, dude? This night will be awesome! (Totally.) We’ll focus on 80’s music, but that won’t limit our dancing. We’ll feature a totally tubular lesson in East Coast Swing starting easy and ending rad-i-cal!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Shaggin’ @ Sapphire - June 28, 2014

This is the summertime event that combines the smoothness of Carolina Shag, the sauciness of BBQ and the sweetness of enjoying both with friends. Join us April 28th for 3 hours worth of workshops both beginner and advanced, BBQ dinner, dancers mingle and the culmination of it all: a Dance Party featuring guest DJ, Doug Woodson. Find the schedule and other details at http://www.sapphiredance.com/Shaggin.html
   Time: 2:00p - evening
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $35 early reg

Summer Sizzle Dance Party - July 12, 2014

Hot summer nights just got hotter. We’re spicing things up with a Bachata lesson. As usual, come out early in the lesson to get a friendly introduction to this smokin’ Latin dance, and hang-on-tight as the lesson erupts into something truly fiery. It’s a night that’s sure to Sizzle!
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Sapphires & Diamonds: 10th Anniversary Gala - July 26, 2014

A day of dancing, fun, and celebration to celebrate 10 years of Sapphire! Check out all the details at http://www.sapphiredance.com/Sapphires-Diamonds.html.
   Time:
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission:

World Tour Dance Party - August 09, 2014

Travel the world without a passport. We′ll have costumes and decorations on display from around the world, music that celebrates the joys of traveling, and for the lesson, one of our favorite internationally-inspired dances: Argentine Tango. Be sure to join us for the beginning of the lesson if this is your first time dancing Argentine Tango.
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson; 8:30 pm Open Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Student

Ice Cream Social - September 06, 2014

I scream, you scream, everybody screams for dancing, games, and ... oh, yeah - Ice Cream!
Join us for an afternoon enjoying the last bits of summer and welcoming students back to town and into the studio with some delicious icy treats and dancing.
   Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $8 General/$4 Full Time Students

Vinyl Vibe Dance Party - September 13, 2014

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel, and vinyl. - Dave Barry
Once upon a time, some of the best music ever was produced on records (aka Vinyl). Tonight we journey back to visit those hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Yes, we could have gone back further, but we only have one night! So dig out your retro best, be they Mary Janes, hip huggers, Minis, or leg warmers and join us for a totally far out lesson in 4-Count Hustle.
   Time: 7:30 pm Lesson, 8:30 pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 Full Time Students

Fall Sampler - Free Intro Lesson - September 17, 2014

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $6 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: Free

Monster Bash Dance Party - October 11, 2014

Let your inner ghoul out to party!
Consider this a warm up for your Halloween festivities. Dress up or not, let your character shine through at this spooky themed dance that’s sure to get you in the “spirit”. We’ll be rocking the Monster Mash with a lesson in Cha Cha.
   Time: 7:30 pm Lesson, 8:30 pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 Full Time Students

Old Man Kelly and the Streetsweepers - October 17, 2014

Come hear Old Man Kelly And The Streetsweepers featuring Matt Labarge on piano, Nathan Bowles on drums, Chris Printz on the doghouse bass, and Old Man Kelly on guitar, banjo, vocals and/or shenanigans. They will be throwing down honky-tonk, rockabilly, jump blues...all great music for dancing. Start the night with a fantastic lesson - CTAM-style - in Single Time Swing, Waltz, and Rumba.
   Time: 7:00 Lesson; 8:30 pm Live Music & Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $14/Person

Gobbler′s Gala Dance Party - November 08, 2014

The hunt is on, over the river and through the woods, to Sapphire’s homage to the season of eatin’. Come dance the night away to music inspired by all things food-like. Lesson: Fox Trot, ’cause foxes like turkey too!
   Time: 7:30 pm Lesson, 8:30 pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 Full Time Students

Argentine Tango with Karen Jaffee - November 21, 2014

All Weekend: November 21, 22, and 23
Workshops, Private Lessons, and Practilonga
Details available at http://www.sapphiredance.com/Jaffe.htm
   Time:
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission:

Snowflake Ball - December 13, 2014

Ready for a winter wonderland?
Lovely weather for a sleigh ride? Or just want to rock around the Christmas Tree? Join us as we get a little “flaky” at our last dance of the year! We’ll spend some time with the sugarplums while learning some new dancing. Remember - he sees you when you’re dancing, he knows when you sit down, he knows if you lead or follow, so you better dance good for goodness sake! Semi-Formal attire encouraged.
   Time: 7:30 pm Lesson, 8:30 pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 Full Time Students

Winter Blues Dance Party - January 10, 2015

Kick the winter blues Sapphire style!
Shake the snow off and heat up the night by coming out to our tribute to the Blues. Wear blue jeans, a blue shirt, or blue hair - whatever floats your blues-boat. The lesson will feature West Coast Swing - a more bluesy dance is hard to find! If you are new to West Coast, be sure to come at the beginning of the lesson, when the material will be the easiest.
   Time: 7:30 pm Lesson, 8:30 pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 Full Time Students

Spring Sampler: FREE Intro Lesson - January 13, 2015

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $6 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: Free

Attimo Wine Tasting and Dance Party - January 31, 2015

This event is still in the works, but we′re so excited, just had to share that it′s coming! Mark your calendars and make plans to join your fellow Sapphires at the first ever Sapphire Wine Tasting and Dance Party. We are teaming up with the award-winning, local Attimo Winery to bring you this exclusive evening of tasting and dancing. Pr-registration will be required. And details will be available soon!
   Time: 7:30pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $32/Single; $55/Couple

That′s Amore Dance Party - February 14, 2015

For ALL lovers of dancing! “When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet - That′s Amore!” Come celebrate your love of dance with a whole bunch of people, just as crazy about dancing as you are. We′ll start our moon-struck soiree with a Viennese Waltz Lesson - a dance sure to make your head spin and your heart pitter patter. This is not a “just for couples” thing - this is for anyone who′s gotten carried away by a catchy song!
   Time: 7:30 pm Lesson, 8:30 pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 Full Time Students

Silver Screen Soiree - March 14, 2015

Red carpet class on the dance floor! Golden Globes, Emmy’s, Oscars, SGA, MTV, People’s Choice - everyone has awards! At Sapphire, we’re going to celebrate all that wonderful dancing that’s come out of Hollywood and off Broadway over the years with our own “red carpet” event (yes we actually have a red carpet). Featuring a lesson in Tango, we’ll have a night filled with “Stage and Screen” magic.
   Time: 7:30 pm Lesson, 8:30 pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 Full Time Students

Fire and Ice Dance Party - April 11, 2015

Experience the excitement of extreme dancing!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission:

Sam & Denise Miller: Workshops, Lessons, and Dance Party - April 25, 2015

WhoooHooo! Let the dancing and learning and dancing and laughing and dancing begin! Details at http://www.sapphiredance.com/Millers.htm
   Time:
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: varies

Night Groove Dance Party - May 09, 2015

Let the sultry summer nights inspire you to a new groove. We’ll be paying homage to the nighttime, stars, moons, and all the songs that make the night sing! Our lesson? The Night Club Two-Step, of course. This dance starts simple - great for all levels of dancers - but we’ll take it for “a ride across the moon” by the time the lesson is done.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Summer Sampler: a FREE introduction to group classes - May 20, 2015

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $6 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE

Shaggin’ @ Sapphire - June 06, 2015

This is summertime event that combines the smoothness of Carolina Shag, the sauciness of BBQ, and the sweetness of enjoying both with friends. Join us for 3 hours worth of workshops both beginner and advanced, BBQ dinner, and the culmination of it all: a Dance Party featuring smooth Carolina Shag Beach Music. Find the schedule and other details at http://www.sapphiredance.com/Shaggin.html.
   Time: 2:00p - evening
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: varies

Vinyl Vibe Dance Party - June 13, 2015

Once upon a time, some of the best music ever was produced on records (aka Vinyl). Tonight we journey back to visit those hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Yes, we could have gone back further, but we only have one night! So dig out your retro best, be they Mary Janes, hip huggers, Minis, or leg warmers and join us for a totally far out lesson in 4-Count Hustle.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

American Made Dance Party - July 11, 2015

Make Dancing part of your summer celebration with this awesome, all-American dance! (OK - not only American - there will be international style dances, too) The music will highlight some of the fantastic places in this country as well as just a few of the things that make our country great. So get dolled up in your best red, white, and blue (If you have star-spangled trousers, I want to see them!) and join us for a night of great dancing. The Pre-Dance lesson will feature Dennis teaching Country Two-Step - a fun, spin-filled style sure to get your feet moving.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Sam & Denise Miller: Workshops, Lessons, and Dance Party - July 18, 2015

WhoooHooo! Let the dancing and learning and dancing and laughing and dancing begin! Details and registration at http://www.sapphiredance.com/Millers.htm.
   Time:
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission:

Summer Sizzle Dance Party - August 08, 2015

Hot summer nights just got hotter. But in a good way. A spicy way. We’re heating things up with a Salsa lesson. As usual, come out early in the lesson to get a friendly introduction to this smokin’ Latin dance, and hang-on-tight as the lesson erupts into something truly fiery. It’s a night that’s sure to Sizzle!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Ice Cream Social - September 05, 2015

I scream, you scream, everybody screams for dancing, games, and ... oh, yeah - Ice Cream! Join us for an afternoon enjoying the last bits of summer and welcoming students back to town and into the studio with some delicious icy treats and dancing.
   Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $8 General/$4 Full Time Students

Lucky Draw Dance Party - September 12, 2015

Hmmmm, I feel lucky tonight...
Join us for our first ever Casino-Cool dance party, where you can ante up to the dance floor and know the odds are in your favor. We′ll kick off the evening with a bit of high-stakes Cha Cha, starting low and slow, but ending with a thrill. This party is for high-rollers and VIPs (if only in our own minds)!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Fall Sampler - FREE Intro Lesson and Q&A - September 15, 2015

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $6 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE

Argentine Tango with Karen Jaffe - September 25, 2015

We are excited to be welcoming Karen Jaffe, tangogypsies.com, to Sapphire! This weekend will offer you the skills you need to get you out on the floor and enjoy this wonderful social dance. We have a weekend full of workshops, a practilonga and private lessons. Details on-line here!
   Time: All Weekend!
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: See

Monster Bash Dance Party - October 10, 2015

Let your inner ghoul out to party!
Consider this a warm up for your Halloween festivities. Dress up or not, let your character shine through at this spooky themed dance that's sure to get you in the "spirit". We'll be rocking the Monster Mash with a lesson in East Coast Swing.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Gobbler’s Gala Dance Party - November 14, 2015

The hunt is on, over the river and through the woods, to Sapphire's homage to the season of eatin'.
Come dance the night away to music inspired by all things food-like. Lesson: Quickstep, to help work up an appetite for all that delicious dancing!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Peppermint Ball - December 12, 2015

Ready for a winter wonderland?
Or just want to rock around the Christmas Tree? Join us as we get a little "flaky" at our last dance of the year! Remember - he sees you when you’re dancing, he knows when you sit down, he knows if you lead or follow, so you better dance good for goodness sake! What light-hearted, fun-filled dance did we pair with this sweet theme? Polka. Why? ’Cause it’s fun.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Winter Blues Dance Party - January 09, 2016

Kick the winter blues Sapphire style!
Shake the snow off and heat up the night by coming out to our tribute to the Blues. Wear blue jeans, a blue shirt, or blue hair - whatever floats your blues-boat. The lesson will feature West Coast Swing - a more bluesy dance is hard to find! If you are new to West Coast, be sure to come at the beginning of the lesson, when the material will be the easiest.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Spring Sampler: a FREE Intro Lesson - January 13, 2016

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $6 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: Free

Argentine Tango with Karen Jaffe - January 22, 2016

We are excited to be welcoming Karen Jaffe, tangogypsies.com, to Sapphire! This weekend will offer you the skills you need to get you out on the floor and enjoy this wonderful social dance. We have a weekend full of workshops, a practilonga and private lessons. Details on-line here!
   Time: All Weekend!
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: Details on-line.

That′s Amore Dance Party - February 13, 2016

When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet - That′s Amore!
Come celebrate your love of dance with a whole bunch of people, just as crazy about dancing as you are. We′ll start our moon-struck soiree with a Viennese Waltz Lesson - a dance sure to make your head spin and your heart pitter patter. This is not a “just for couples” thing - this is for anyone who′s gotten carried away by a catchy song!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Lucky Draw Dance Party - March 12, 2016

Hmmmm, I feel lucky tonight...
Join us for our Casino-Cool dance party, where you can ante up to the dance floor and know the odds are in your favor. We′ll kick off the evening with a bit of high-stakes Cha Cha, starting low and slow, but ending with a thrill. This party is for high-rollers and VIPs (if only in our own minds)!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Silver Screen Soiree - April 09, 2016

Red carpet class on the dance floor! Golden Globes, Emmy′s, Oscars, SGA, MTV, People′s Choice - everyone has awards! At Sapphire, we′re going to celebrate all that wonderful dancing that′s come out of Hollywood and off Broadway over the years with our own red carpet event (yes we actually have a red carpet). Featuring a lesson in Tango, we′ll have a night filled with Stage and Screen magic.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Sam & Denice Miller: Workshops, Lessons, & Dancing - April 30, 2016

WhoooHooo! Let the dancing and learning and dancing and laughing and dancing begin! There will be West Coast Swing, maybe Country Two-Step, Salsa, or Waltz... Details available at http://www.sapphiredance.com/Millers.htm.
   Time:
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission:

Black & White Ball - May 14, 2016

Join us for our First Ever Black & White Ball! Dress your best, keep it Black & White, and you are sure to have have a Ball this May as we gussy up the studio, strut out favorite dance tunes, and dance the night away, celebrating Spring, graduations, and all things. We′ll be featuring Bolero in the pre-dance lesson - starting simple, but ending as flashy as a midnight sky full of stars.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Summer Sampler: a FREE introduction to group classes - May 25, 2016

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes.
Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $8 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE

Summer Sizzle Dance Party - June 11, 2016

Hot summer nights just got hotter. But in a good way. A spicy way. We′re heating things up with a Salsa lesson. As usual, come out early in the lesson to get a friendly introduction to this smokin′ Latin dance, and hang-on-tight as the lesson erupts into something truly fiery. It′s a night that′s sure to Sizzle!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

American Made Dance Party - July 09, 2016

Make Dancing part of your summer celebration with this awesome, all-American dance! (OK - not only American - there will be international style dances, too.) The music will highlight some of the fantastic places in this country as well as just a few of the things that make our country great. So get dolled up in your best red, white, and blue (If you have star-spangled trousers, I want to see them!) and join us for a night of great dancing. The Pre-Dance lesson will feature Country Two-Step - a fun, spin-filled style sure to get your feet moving.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Night Groove Dance Party - August 13, 2016

Let the sultry summer nights inspire you to a new groove. We′ll be paying homage to the nighttime, stars, moons, and all the songs that make the night sing! Our lesson? The Night Club Two-Step, of course. This dance starts simple - great for all levels of dancers - but we′ll take it for ′a ride across the moon′ by the time the lesson is done.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Vinyl Vibe Dance Party - September 10, 2016

Once upon a time, some of the best music ever was produced on records (aka Vinyl). Tonight we journey back to visit those hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Yes, we could have gone back further, but we only have one night! So dig out your retro best, be they Mary Janes, hip huggers, Minis, or leg warmers and join us for a totally far out lesson in 4-Count Hustle.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Fall Sampler: FREE Intro Lesson and Q&A - September 20, 2016

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $6 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE

Monster Bash Dance Party - October 08, 2016

Let your inner ghoul out to party!
Consider this a warm up for your Halloween festivities. Dress up or not, let your character shine through at this spooky themed dance that's sure to get you in the "spirit". We'll be rocking the Monster Mash with a lesson in Polka.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Gobbler′s Gala - November 12, 2016

The hunt is on, over the river and through the woods, to Sapphire′s homage to the season of eatin′. Come dance the night away to music inspired by all things food-like. Lesson: Fox Trot, to help work up an appetite for all that delicious dancing!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Peppermint Ball - December 10, 2016

Ready for a winter wonderland? Or just want to rock around the Christmas Tree? Join us as we get a little "flaky" at our last dance of the year! Remember - he sees you when you’re dancing, he knows when you sit down, he knows if you lead or follow, so you better dance good for goodness sake! What light-hearted, fun-filled dance did we pair with this sweet theme? Single Time Swing - so come out and rock around the tree with us!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Winter/Spring Sampler: FREE Intro Lesson - January 11, 2017

Join us for a one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes.
Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $8 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: FREE

Winter Luau - January 13, 2017

Out with the old, in with the new and it′s time to celebrate Kahuna style. Dig out your flowered shirts, wear them over your long-johns, and get ready to luau! We′ll get your feet moving (and warmed up) with a Bachata lesson - easy at first, but volcanic by the end. ;-)
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $12 General/$8 FT Students

Winter Luau - January 13, 2017

Out with the old, in with the new and it’s time to celebrate Kahuna style. Dig out your flowered shirts, wear them over your long-johns, and get ready to luau! We’ll get your feet moving (and warmed up) with a Bachata lesson - easy at first, but volcanic by the end. ;-)
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $12 General/$8 FT Students

Winter Blues Dance Party - January 14, 2017

Kick the winter blues Sapphire style!
Shake the snow off and heat up the night by coming out to our tribute to the Blues. Wear blue jeans, a blue shirt, or blue hair - whatever floats your blues-boat. The lesson will feature West Coast Swing - a more bluesy dance is hard to find! If you are new to West Coast, be sure to come at the beginning of the lesson, when the material will be the easiest.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Winter Luau Dance Party - February 11, 2017

Out with the old, in with the new and it′s time to celebrate Kahuna style. Dig out your flowered shirts, wear them over your long-johns, and get ready to luau! We′ll get your feet moving (and warmed up) with a Bachata lesson - easy at first, but volcanic by the end. ;-)
Looking for something a little more romantic, since we′re so close to Valentine′s Day? Check out the Wine Tasting and Dance Party (below).
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Valentine's Day Dance Party with Giles Mountain Winery - February 14, 2017

Mark your calendars and make plans to join your fellow Sapphires at Sapphire′s Valentine′s Day Dance Party with Giles Mountain Winery. Giles Mountain Vineyard and Winery will be bringing several GMW wines for you to enjoy while dancing the night away. All that, plus a selection of delectable nibbles and a souvenir Giles Mountain Winery glass make this a delicious Valentine's Evening for singles and couples.
Registration by Feb 10 is required: just call (540-382-8782) or email (info@sapphiredance.com) and let us know you′re coming!
   Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $32/Person or $55/Couple. Registration required.

Lucky Draw Dance Party - March 11, 2017

Hmmmm, I feel lucky tonight... Join us for another Casino-Cool dance party, where you can ante up to the dance floor and know the odds are in your favor. We′ll kick off the evening with a bit of high-stakes Fox Trot, starting low and slow, but ending with a thrill. This party is for high-rollers and VIPs (if only in our own minds)!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Spring Fling Dance Party - April 08, 2017

Spring is in the air and it′s time to celebrate life and all things warm and growing. There′s no better way to celebrate than by dancing with cool people. Get your Spring spirit in high gear with a West Coast Swing lesson, beginner friendly at 7:30 and getting more intense as time goes on. If you′ve never done West Coast, come out to find out why this is one the most popular dances at Sapphire, just be sure to get there for the beginning of the lesson, so you won′t miss a beat as the material progresses.
Want more WCS? Join Blacksburg WCS Club early in the day for workshops with All Star Alyssa Gillespie. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/113034352555844/
   Time: 7:30pm Lesson, 8:30pm Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Vinyl Vibe Dance Party - May 13, 2017

Once upon a time, some of the best music ever was produced on records (aka Vinyl). Tonight we journey back to visit those hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Yes, we could have gone back further, but we only have one night! So dig out your retro best, be they Mary Janes, hip huggers, Minis, or leg warmers and join us for a totally far out lesson in 4-Count Hustle.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Summer Sampler: FREE Intro Lesson in Blacksburg - May 23, 2017

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes. Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $8 off your registration fee!
More information.
   Time: 7:15 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE

Night Groove Dance Party - June 10, 2017

Let the sultry summer nights inspire you to a new groove.
We′ll be paying homage to the nighttime, stars, moons, and all the songs that make the night sing! Our lesson? The Nightclub 2-Step, of course. This dance starts simple - great for all levels of dancers - but we′ll take it for ′a ride across the moon′ by the time the lesson is done.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Back to the Beach Dance Party - July 08, 2017

We may live hours from the nearest beach, but tonight we′ll be dancing in the sand. Put on your clam diggers, your sunglasses, and come out to learn a little Carolina Shag, beginner friendly at first and fancy enough to impress Gidget by the end. It′s a mini vay-cay - the perfect way to get back to the beach without leaving town.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Summer Sizzle Dance Party - August 12, 2017

Hot summer nights just got hotter. But in a good way. A spicy way. We′re heating things up with a Salsa lesson. As usual, come out early in the lesson to get a friendly introduction to this smokin′ Latin dance, and hang-on-tight as the lesson erupts into something truly fiery. It′s a night that′s sure to Sizzle!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Black and White Ball - September 09, 2017

Come dancing at Sapphire’s Black & White Ball! Dress your best, keep it Black & White, and you are sure to have have a Ball this weekend as we gussy up the studio, strut out favorite dance tunes, and dance the night away. We’ll be featuring Viennese Waltz in the pre-dance lesson - starting simple, but ending as flashy as a midnight sky full of stars.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Fall Sampler: FREE Intro Lesson - September 20, 2017

A one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes.
Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $8 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:15 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE

Argentine Tango With Karen and Tate - September 29, 2017

Join fellow dancers at Sapphire as we explore the fantastic world and culture of Argentine Tango. The weekend will include workshops, private lessons, milonga, and performances by Karen and Tate. Details and schedule will be posted at http://www.sapphiredance.com/Karen-Tate.html.
   Time:
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: see event page

Special STAR WARS Themed
Monster Bash Dance Party - October 14, 2017

Let your inner ghoul out to party!
Consider this a warm up for your Halloween festivities. Dress up or not, let your character shine through at this spooky themed dance that’s sure to get you in the “spirit”. We’ll be rocking the Monster Mash with a lesson in Polka.
Sapphire Ballroom is honored to be dedicating this evening to the memory of Ryan Hubbard, who recently died unexpectedly from a heart-related condition. Anyone that had a chance to interact with him knows what joy and enthusiasm he brought to our studio as a student and a member of our staff. We want to continue in that joyful spirit at the Monster Bash Dance Party, combining two of his loves: dance and dressing up in costume! Even better if it is in Star Wars garb.
So, if you don't know what to be for Halloween this year, we will make it easy for you...make it Star Wars! Of course, if you'd rather not dress up, or have other plans for your Halloween attire, you are definitely still welcome. As Chirrut Imwe (Rogue One) would say, "We are all one with the Force."
We will be donating the profits from this dance to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, another one of Ryan's passions.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Mountain Swing Weekend at Mountain Lake Lodge - November 03, 2017

Surprise someone special or your best friend to learn Swing Dance to your favorite music from every era! Go back in time to the 50s and dance your way all the way to 2017! Arrive Friday evening to a welcome wine & cheese social in Stony creek tavern, full weekend itinerary of dance lessons with instructors from Sapphire Ballroom, party in Mary’s Barn and much more!
More details: MtnLakeLodge.com
   Time: all weekend!
Location: Mountain Lake Lodge
Admission: varies

80’s Explosion - November 11, 2017

Tease your hair, dig out your spandex mini-skirt - remember the 80’s, dude? This night will be awesome! (Totally.) We’ll focus on 80’s music, but that won’t limit our dancing. We’ll feature a totally tubular lesson in Cha Cha starting easy and ending rad-i-cal!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Peppermint Ball - December 09, 2017

Ready for a winter wonderland? Join us as we get a little "flaky" at our last dance of the year! Remember - he sees you when you’re dancing, he knows when you sit down, he knows if you lead or follow, so you better dance good for goodness sake! What light-hearted, fun-filled dance did we pair with this sweet theme? Single Time Swing - so come out and rock around the tree with us!
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $10 General/$5 FT Students

Winter Luau - January 13, 2018

Out with the old, in with the new and it’s time to celebrate Kahuna style. Dig out your flowered shirts, wear them over your long-johns, and get ready to luau! We’ll get your feet moving (and warmed up) with a Bachata lesson - easy at first, but volcanic by the end. ;-)
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $12 General/$8 FT Students

Winter/Spring Sampler: FREE Intro Lesson - January 16, 2018

Join us for a one-night workshop previewing our most popular beginner classes.
Absolutely perfect for new dancers, the Sampler is for everyone interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. Come out to see styles from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. This one-hour class is your chance to try us out before committing to a 4-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg Group Class while at the Sampler, you′ll get $8 off your registration fee!
   Time: 7:15 pm
Location: Blacksburg Community Center
Admission: FREE

Winter Blues - February 10, 2018

Kick the winter blues Sapphire style!
Shake the snow off and heat up the night by coming out to our tribute to the Blues. Wear blue jeans, a blue shirt, or blue hair - whatever floats your blues-boat. The lesson will feature West Coast Swing - a more bluesy dance is hard to find! If you are new to West Coast, be sure to come at the beginning of the lesson, when the material will be the easiest.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $12 General/$8 FT Students

Milonga at Sapphire - February 16, 2018

You might be asking yourself, what is a Milonga? This is the social dance of the Argentine Tango world. As the excitement for Argentine Tango grows in this area, we want to give dancers a space to enjoy their dance in a social setting. If you are looking for an introduction to this dance, check out our website, we have classes, workshops, and events coming up on this intriguing dance. If you know some Argentine Tango, no matter how little, come out for an enjoyable evening of dancing and socializing with other dancers.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $5/person

Silver Screen Soiree - March 10, 2018

Sapphire is putting red carpet class on the dance floor!
Golden Globes, Emmy′s, Oscars, SGA, MTV, People′s Choice - everyone has awards! At Sapphire, we′re going to celebrate all that wonderful dancing that′s come out of Hollywood and off Broadway over the years with our own red carpet event (yes we actually have a red carpet). Featuring a lesson in American Tango, we′ll have a night filled with Stage and Screen magic.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $12 General/$8 FT Students

Milonga at Sapphire - March 16, 2018

This month we will be enjoying the addition of Tate Di Chiazza and Karen Jaffe at our dance party!
You might be asking yourself, what is a Milonga? This is the social dance of the Argentine Tango world. As the excitement for Argentine Tango grows in this area, we want to give dancers a space to enjoy their dance in a social setting.
If you are looking for an introduction to this dance, come out to the "Path to Tango" Workshop, taught by Tate and Karen at 7:00pm. (Details at http://SapphireDance.com/Karen-Tate.html.)
If you know some Argentine Tango, no matter how little, come out for an enjoyable evening of dancing and socializing with other dancers.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $5/person

Path to Tango with Tate and Karen - March 16, 2018

Sapphire is excited to welcome Tate Di Chiazza and Karen Jaffe back to Christiansburg!
Together with Sapphire Ballroom, Karen and Tate are offering a weekend full of workshops and social dancing designed to develop and build the skills you need to enjoy Argentine Tango - a wonderful social dance that has been taking the dance world by storm.
Join them on Friday and begin (or begin anew) the journey of Argentine Tango. In the beginner-friendly "Path to Tango" workshop, we will look deeply at the fundamentals of dancing Tango - walking, posture, embrace, and connection - in a relaxed, welcoming environment. This workshop is designed to be both supportive to newcomers and have plenty of material to challenge more advanced dancers.
Tate Di Chiazza is a native of Buenos Aires, has studied and performed with many world-renowned Tango masters, and choreographed and danced in “Tanguera,” an international touring production.
Karen Jaffe teaches and performs Aregentine Tango, as well as hosting & DJing Tango social dances, at her home in Asheville, NC, and around the country.
This is the debut workshop of a weekend full of Argentine Tango. For more information, to register, or sign up for Private Lessons, visit us at http://SapphireDance.com/Karen-Tate.html.
   Time: 7:00pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $25/Person

Vinyl Vibe - April 14, 2018

Once upon a time, some of the best music ever was produced on records (aka Vinyl).
Tonight we journey back to visit those hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Yes, we could have gone back further, but we only have one night! So dig out your retro best, be they Mary Janes, hip huggers, Minis, or leg warmers and join us for a totally far out lesson in 4-Count Hustle.
   Time: 7:30 Lesson; 8:30 Dancing
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $12 General/$8 FT Students

Milonga at Sapphire - April 20, 2018

You might be asking yourself, what is a Milonga? This is the social dance of the Argentine Tango world. As the excitement for Argentine Tango grows in this area, we want to give dancers a space to enjoy their dance in a social setting. If you are looking for an introduction to this dance, check out our website, we have classes, workshops, and events coming up on this intriguing dance. If you know some Argentine Tango, no matter how little, come out for an enjoyable evening of dancing and socializing with other dancers.
   Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Studio C
Admission: $5/person

 

Upcoming Events

For private lessons and parties find us at:
 30 West Main Street, Downtown Christiansburg

Plus group classes all over the New River Valley,
including Christiansburg, Blacksburg, and Radford!

     
540-382-8782 - info@sapphiredance.com