Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center
Sapphire Dance News - February 2015

We are so excited: our 2nd Saturday Dance Party this month is going to fall on Valentines Day! That’s Amore is the theme and Viennese Waltz is our pre-dance lesson. Whether you are feeling like a romantic evening for you and your sweetie or you are looking for a place to mingle with friends, our Dance Parties are always great for meeting people, hanging out, and having fun. Though the music may be a little more “lovey dovey” than usual, this dance is by no means intended for couples only. So join us for a night of loving music, loving dancing, loving fun, and loving life.

Don’t miss our exclusive Valentines Day Deals listed below! Spread the romance!


1 - Valentines Day Deals - read more
2 - Blackburg Group Classes start Feb 24 & 25 - read more
3 - Argentine Tango and Hustle Heat Up Monday Nights - read more
4 - Friday Night Dancing in Pearisburg - read more
5 - Waltz classes in Floyd - read more
6 - It’s “First Dance” season! - read more


Calendar GraphicDates to remember:

Friday, February 13 - Sapphire teaching at Dance Motion in Pearisburg
Saturday, February 14 - That's Amore Dance Party
Monday, February 23 - Argentine Tango joins Monday Nights
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 24 & 25 - Blacksburg Group Classes start
Friday, March 6 - Waltz classes start in Floyd
Saturday, March 14 - Silver Screen Soiree Dance Party

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1 - Valentine's Day Deals

Valentine's We are spreading the romance this year with some unprecedented, limited time deals! We have 3 different options to cater to all the romantics out there. This deal for great for brand new dancers, and also a great way for regular dancers to treat their special someone. No matter who you are, you don’t want to miss out on these prices!

A Spot of Romance ~ $55

1 Private Lesson + 2 Tickets to your choice of Dance Party
A $78 Value!

A Month of Romance ~ $55

4 Couple's Admissions to Friday Night Beginner Workshops + 2 Tickets to your choice of Dance Party
An $80 Value!

The Ultimate Romantic ~ $240

6 Private Lessons + 2 Tickets to your choice of Dance Party
A $316 Value!

Find all the details at

Don't see the perfect combination? Check out all the options at

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2 - Blacksburg Group Classes

Blacksburg Fox Trot ClassDebbi, Lane, and a fantastic group of learning-dancers are wrapping up our first session of group classes this week and that has everyone gearing up to start another session the last week of February. Some exciting Class-by-Requests are joining the already varied line-up with lots of opportunities for new folks and familiar friends alike.

The classes perfect for any beginner dancer are a Swing, Hustle and Bachata class. The Swing will introduce you to two variations of this ever popular hip-happy dance that attracts any one looking for a high energy dance. Hustle is your go to dance for those preparing for a special event as well as any disco fanatics. Bachata is the Latin style this session and is a great introduction to the Latin club scene.

For our more advanced dancers we have a Level 1 Argentine Tango class, great for adding a new style or for a courageous beginner. We will be continuing January's Waltz class to Level 2 in Tuesday's CBR spot and continuing our “Waltz your Fox Trot” in Wednesday's CBR spot.

To see the whole line-up of classes in Blacksburg this Spring, visit the Group Class page at

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3 - Argentine Tango and Hustle Heat Up Monday Nights

Upper Level MondaysThe Beauty of Walking starts our new series of Upper Level Workshops off on the right foot. Whether an Argentine Tango afficiando or someone new to the enticing world of Tango, this workshop will help you polish and improve your dancing foundations. Energey, posture, rhythm, and embrace all combine to make a beautiful whole. Join us Monday, February 23 at 8:00 for these essential lessons in Tango. Future Argentine Tango topics include Giros, Ochoes, and A TangoEmbellishments.

Also hap'nin on Monday nights, there's Hustle heating up the floor. This series has already featured classes about Walking the Walk, Extending the Slot, and swirling In and Out of Closed. Upcoming workshops will feature 3-Count, Parallel Breaks, and Push Turns.

Check the whole schedule on-line at and sign up today!

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4 - Friday Night Dancing in Pearisburg

Come Dance With LizSapphire classes at Dance Motion in Pearisburg are picking up where they left off last year on February 13th. Each class, held on the second Friday of the month, will introduce and play with 2 different dance styles.

Dance Motion is a performing art studio in downtown Pearisburg with a nice space for partner dancing. Jennifer at Dance Motion is interested in bringing the love of dance to Giles County with these introductory workshops perfect for beginners.

Check it out, this Friday, February 13, at 7:00pm. Cost is $20/couple, $12/single with a discount for early registration. For more information or to register, call Jennifer at 540-599-0952.

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5 - Waltz Class in Floyd

wineSome folks have been showing interest in dance classes in Floyd. So, Sapphire is teaming up with the June Bug Center ( to offer a 4-week class of beginner Waltz with the hopes of offering more in the future.

The class will start Friday, March 6, and run for 4 weeks. If you would like to sign up please contact the director, Stacy Hairfield, at 704-621-0468 or

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6 - It’s “First Dance” season!

bburgYou’ve got the perfect partner, now how about the perfect dance?

Sapphire Ballroom has been helping wedding couples look fabulous on the dance floor for over 10 years. Sapphire’s friendly and knowledgeable staff can take two beginners and help them create a simple and polished dance to share with their family and friends. Whether you want something cute and playful or classic and elegant, dance lessons can help you have a first dance that you’ll enjoy watching, remembering and dancing again, time after time.

“I love taking a nervous wedding couple and showing them how to feel at home on the dance floor. There are so many little tricks that can help them feel and look good.” says Lane, dance instructor at Sapphire. “Then to hear from them afterwards about how much fun they had and how impressed everyone was; that is the best part.”

To get started all you need is the desire to learn. If you are hoping to do more than the “clutch and sway” on one of the most memorable days of your life, contact Sapphire Ballroom. And your first dance as husband and wife won’t be your will be something you can do together for the rest of your lives!

For information about lessons for your wedding, visit Sapphire's Bridal Package page.

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Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center

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