Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center
Sapphire Dance News - September 2014

I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for … ice cream! And dancing!! We can’t think of any better combination to say farewell to summer and welcome to students returning to town. It’s also a great excuse for kicking up our heels. Find details below about our Ice Cream Social on September 6th and lots of other fun events for this Fall.


1. Vinyl Vibe Dance Party - next Saturday, Sept 13 (read more)
2. FREE Intro Lesson at the Fall Sampler - Wednesday, Sept 17 (read more)
3. Blacksburg Group Classes: two hours for two weeks - Tuesdays & Wednesday, Sept 23 & 24 (read more)
4. West Coast Swing Whips Class - Mondays starting Sept 29 (read more)
5. Food Truck Rodeo - Friday, Sept 26 (read more)
6. New Referral Program - Earn $25 or more! (read more)

Banana Split
Ice Cream Social - THIS Saturday, Sept 6, 3:00pm
Starting at 3:00 pm this Saturday, September 6, we will be serving up some delicious treats and playing some delightful dance tunes. Come spend the afternoon with some of old friends and plan to make new friends, all while dancing!

calendar Dates to remember:

Saturday, September 6 - Ice Cream Social
Monday, September 8 - 2014-15 Classes begin at Sapphire Dance Center - Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and more...
Saturday, September 13 - Vinyl Vibe Dance Party
Wednesday, September 17 - Fall Sampler: A Free Intro Lesson in Blacksburg
Saturday, September 20 - Wilderness Trail Festival -stop by and visit us at our booth!
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 23 & 24 - September Classes begin in Blacksburg
Friday, September 26 - Food Truck Rodeo
Friday, October 17 - Old Man Kelly returns to Sapphire!
Sunday, November 2 - RSO Musical Roadshow presents to "Music to Dance By at Sapphire

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1. Vinyl Vibe Dance Party - next Saturday, Sept 13

Record playerSome of the best dance music came from earlier times which explains why our Vinyl Vibe Dance Party is one of the favorites around here. Motown. Classic Rock. Disco (admit it - you love it as much as we do). 80’s Pop. Southern Rock. More and more and more awesome music!

80's RetroCostumes? Did you say costumes? Well, no costumes are not required, but if you’ve got something retro-tastic (it’s a word, really) hanging in your closet, put it on and add to the cel-e-bration (did anyone else hear Kool & The Gang just now?).

Come start the night with a 4-Count Hustle lesson and plan on being taken back in time to the time of the Vinyl Vibe. More information available at

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2. FREE Intro Lesson at the Fall Sampler - Wednesday, Sept 17

SamplerFall classes are nearly upon us and we are kicking things off with a Free Fall Sampler for you to check it all out. Meet instructors, get some sample lessons, see dance styles demonstrated and have some fun. Sign up for a fall class while you are there and get $6 off your registration.

Help us make this the best session of classes - click on the image to the left to download a .pdf flier, print it out, and post it at your favorite hangout. That’s all it takes to share the love and share the dance.


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3. Blacksburg Group Classes: two hours for two weeks - Tuesdays & Wednesday, Sept 23 & 24

BBurg Groups

Feeling fast and sassy?

Or are thinking more slow and classy?

Either way, we’ve got you covered in Blacksburg this September!

Come try either Level 1 Salsa on Tuesday nights or Level 1 Waltz on Wednesday nights. Both classes are excellent for beginners - so don’t worry if you’ve never danced before.

ShagginJust for September, we have played around with our standard 4 week group class format. You’ll find the same material, instead presented in two weeks, two hours each week.Each class is still four hours, giving the same amount of time and covering the same amount of information. Come October and you will find things back to the normal 4-week, one hour per week schedule. Check it all out at

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4. West Coast Swing Whips Class - Mondays starting Sept 29, 8pm

WhipsSay that one 5 times fast! When you think of West Coast Swing, one of the first thing that comes to mind is the whip. The variations on this fundamental move are as countless as they are exciting. This class is your chance to explore several favorites and a few new kids. For this class you’ll want to be familiar with Level 2 West Coast Swing and comfortable with the Basic Whip. Take your whip to new levels and equip yourself to create your own variations in the process. This 4-week class starts Monday, September 29, at 8pm and runs for four weeks of whipped-up fun.

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5. Food Truck Rodeo - Friday, Sept 26

DCI Food Truck RodeoDowntown Christiansburg is having another Food Truck Rodeo Friday evening, September 26. These events continue to grow each time, bringing in more food trucks, more amenities (such as live music), and attract more hungry, adventurous people to Downtown Christiansburg! Check out the event

That night we will forego our regularly scheduled “Cheaper Than A Movie” and joining in with the festivities instead. Sapphire Studio We will be open for people to come in to sit down, relax, and eat, as well as dance a bit. So plan on coming downtown Sept 26 to eat some good food, chill with some good friends, and dance in our beautiful studio.

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6. New Referral Program - Earn $25 or more!

REwardsIt’s simple. Talk to your friends. Tell them how much fun you have dancing at Sapphire. Tell them about the teachers you like and the classes and friends and all of it. Once you have them hooked, you’ll give them a coupon with your name, their name, and a place for a Sapphire staff member to sign it. When your friend registers for one-month of classes in either the Performing Arts Programs or in the Ballroom Programs,* and a member of the Sapphire Staff has endorsed it, that coupon will be worth $25 Sapphire Dance Dollars, good for both Performing Arts and Ballroom Programs.

These magical coupons are available at the Sapphire Studio and will be available on-line soon. Feel free to hand out as many coupons as you want - the more friends you recruit, the more free dance lessons you get!

Dance Dollars*Fine Print: Limit of one reward per refered. Referers may recruit as many new students as they like. Refered must be a new student at Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center.
One month of classes in Ballroom Programs = one 4-week group class, four CTAM beginner workshops (must be purchased simultaneously), or 4 Private Lessons.

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Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center

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