Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center
Sapphire Dance News - December 2013

The culmination of 2013 is upon us and we are all about what's coming next! What to give our loved ones for Christmas, what fun and exciting things we want to see in 2014, and what changes a cool, new Junior Ballroom program might bring. As always, we want to know what you think, so help us out by giving your thoughts and input. Read below to see all that we having cookin’ for the holidays and for the new year!

1. Give The Gift Of Dance - read more

2. Snowflake Ball Dance Party and JAMs - read more

3. Spring Schedule in Blacksburg plus FREE Lesson - read more

4. Upper-Level Monday Nights: What do you want to learn? - read more

5. Junior Ballroom @ Sapphire in 2014 - read more

6. Contest! Dancing Photos From Holiday Celebrations - read more

7. Yoga Classes at Sapphire Ballroom - read more

8. Live Music Anyone? - read more

1. Give the Gift of Dance (and Stuff)

T-ShirtDance lessons from Sapphire
~ are always the right size and color,
~ never cause cavities or weight gain,
~ don’t require installation, assembly, or batteries

But, they have been known to cause
~ spontaneous displays of affection and fits of laughter,
~ an incurably cheerful disposition, and
~ a life-changing desire to go out dancing.

Don’t deprive your friends and loved ones any longer, give them the gift of dance! Check out all the packages we offer and place your order anytime from now until December 23rd at

Also, add a Sapphire Ballroom T-Shirt for only $17 or a Sapphire Dance Center tote bag for $15 to any of our gift packages - that's up to 25% off the regular prices. These goodies are so cool, you may even want to keep them for yourself! ;)

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2. Snowflake Ball Dance Party and JAMs

snowflakesThe last Dance Party of the year. A semi-formal occasion. A holiday event you don’t want to miss. Our Snowflake Ball on Saturday, December 14, will be a magical evening starting with a Bolero lesson by the one and only Linda Stancill. If dancing during the holidays isn’t enchanting enough, our Cha Cha Routine class will be revealing our newest, mesmerizing routine at the mid-dance break (around 9:30). Dress up, bring a snack, and get ready to have holly, jolly, good time!

Also, don't miss our Ballroom Dance JAM on Friday, December 6, at 8:30 and the Latin JAM on December 20.

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3. Spring Schedule in Blacksburg plus FREE Lesson

Check out all the awesome classes from January to April at the Blacksburg Community Center:

To kick off the semester we are having a FREE Lesson at the Spring Sampler on Wednesday, January 8, at 7pm. Come out for your free lesson, dance demos, Q&A, and the chance to meet the instructors. PLUS….sign up and pay for a partner dance class* that evening and get $6 off your enrollment. Free event and a discount?? Whether new to dancing or not, there is no reason to miss this great opportunity! So, bring your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. It's gonna be great!

(*must be a class offered at Blackburg Community Center by Sapphire Ballroom during Winter/Spring, 2014)

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4. Upper-Level Monday Nights: What do you want to learn?

As many of you already know we offer our Upper Level Workshops, as well as 8-Week Intensives and Beyond The Routine classes, on Monday nights in the Sapphire Ballroom Studio in Christiansburg. These intermediate and advanced lessons make Mondays a highlight of the week at Sapphire Ballroom.

Each and every semester, we offer different dance styles at varying levels to appeal to and include the many preferences and experience levels across our dance community. We are NOW in the process of planning for Spring 2014 and want your input.

What dance styles do you want to see?
Do you like the 4 week group classes?
Do you want more advanced technique?
Another routine?
Anything else you cna think of?

Look at what we are currently offering to get some ideas,

Respond to this email with your thoughts, or talk to Debbi or Lane directly, and thank you for your help!

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5. Junior Ballroom @ Sapphire in 2014

teensIt's time to pass the love of partner dancing on to the next generation!

Sapphire Dance Center, already home to many wonderful kids' programs, is starting a partner dance program just for 18 and under! Classes will begin this January - really soon! - and we are hosting a fantastic Kick-Off Celebration Event on Saturday, January 11 at 6:00pm. Pre-register for this FREE, no obligation, fun, Kick-Off celebration today by e-mailing

If you have kids of your own, nieces or nephews, grandkids, neighbors, or a kid who mows your lawn, who you think would be interested in learning to swing, cha cha, waltz or tango, let them know how they can start dancing the Sapphire way!

Also support our young people by sharing your ideas and suggestions with us. The classes are coming together fast, so contact us soon if you have ideas. We can't wait to get these youngins'a burnin' up the dance floor!

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6. Contest! Dancing Photos from Holiday Celebrations

cameraWe have an end of the year contest for you guys!

As you travel for the holidays, visiting family and different areas of the country, and attending fun parties, we want to see you using your fabulous dance skills. Take a dance picture at a unique spot, in front of the Christmas tree, with your friends...whatever! Strike a pose and post the picture on our Facebook page with a short description of where you are or who you're with before January 3rd,, and we will decide which ones are the winners. The top three will each receive one FREE private lesson! (Times and instructors may be limited.)

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7. New! Yoga Classes at Sapphire Ballroom

yoga ladyWe are now offering Yoga classes here at Sapphire Ballroom!

The details have been hammered out and we are starting with a 4-week session, but hope to offer more after that depending on a good response. Classes will start Wednesday, January 8 and be from 9:30-10:30am. It will be $40 for the 4 weeks and $15 for a one-day walk-in. These classes will be taught by Jennifer Speiden. Jennifer, in addition to being a student at Sapphire, is a Yoga Alliance registered 500-hour yoga teacher as well as a licensed physical therapist, certified Pilates instructor, and dance instructor.

Advance registration is not required, but if you would like to email and let us know you're coming, that would be great.

If these days and times don't work for you but you are interested PLEASE let us know. We may be able to offer different or multiple times in the future.

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8. Live music anyone?

In addition to our fun-filled Dance Party schedule in 2014, we are adding special events featuring live music, guest DJs, or other unique attractions. As we plan the new year, we would love to hear from you about what you’d like to see or who you’d like to hear. If you know of a band or DJ that would be a good fit for our dancing crowd please let us know. We are excited to be trying new things and expanding our fun filled events. Join the conversation by responding to this email. To free up the space in our already packed schedule for these new events, we will no longer be hosting Dance JAMs on Fridays starting in January.

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30 W Main Street, Suite C, Christiansburg, VA  24073 - 540-382-8782