Sapphire Ballroom
Sapphire Dance News - February 2016

Karen is coming! Karen is coming! We are counting down to this weekend when we will finally have the pleasure of dancing with Karen Jaffe as she shares her love of Argentine Tango in workshops, private lessons, and dance party (practilonga). Right now, the weather looks clear this weekend, so make plans to join us for a lovely time dancing with friends:

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  1. For the Love of Dance: That’s Amore! Dance Party - Saturday, February 13 - read more

  2. $Valentine’s Day Special$ - read more

  3. 3-Count Hustle, Salsa, & Cha Cha: adding spin and spice to Upper Level Mondays in February - read more

  4. New Blacksburg Group Classes start Feb 23 & 24 - read more

  5. Four Weeks of Viennese Waltz: Flash & Fair! - read more

  6. Junior Ballroom @ Sapphire: Spring Session starts March 4 - read more


Calendar GraphicDates to remember:

Lots coming up - get out your calendar and take some notes!

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, Feb 5, 6, & 7 - Karen Jaffe returns for more excellent Argentine Tango!
Monday, Feb 8 - 3-Count Hustle: Better, Faster, Stronger begins
Saturday, Feb 13 - That's Amore Dance Party with Viennese Waltz Lesson
Monday, Feb 15 - Cha Cha joins Upper Level Mondays
Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb 23 & 24 - Group Classes begin in Blacksburg
Friday, Mar 1 - Junior Ballroom @ Sapphire Spring Session begins
Monday, Mar 7 - Viennese Waltz: Flash & Flair begins
Saturday, Mar 12 - Lucky Draw Dance Party with Cha Cha Lesson
Saturday & Sunday, Apr 30 & May 1 - Sam & Denise Miller return for West Coast Swing, Country Two-Step, and more!

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1 - For the Love of Dance: That’s Amore! Dance Party - Saturday, February 13

That's Amore

Love is in the air…..the Love of Dance. Not only is February known for Valentine’s Day, it’s also known for Sapphire Ballroom’s “That’s Amore” Dance Party. While we have decorated in pink and might play a few more love songs, this dance is for everyone who loves to dance. Attached or not, feel free to come out Saturday, February 13, and get a lesson on Viennese Waltz (talk about makin’ your heart pitter patter, this dance will do it!) and dance the night away with friends:

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2 - $ Valentine’s Day Special $

Love of DanceWhether this year needs just a “spot of romance” or you are looking for the “ultimate romantic” Valentine’s Day, we have just the thing! With Valentine’s Day on the heels of Christmas we know you are probably running short on gift ideas and extra spending $$! We have three different discounted packages that will help you WOW your special someone.

Maybe that special someone is your sister, friend or co-worker… does’t matter - with options starting as low as $55, and more available on the Sapphire Gift of Dance page, there's something perfect for everyone!

Check out these awesome, limited time deals:

Or these deals available everyday at

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3 - 3-Count Hustle, Salsa, & Cha Cha: adding spin and spice to Upper Level Mondays

Disco KingWe are kicking up our heels and spinning around the floor with these three fast and fun dances this month on Monday nights.

3-Count Hustle will be a 4 week group class at 7pm starting February 8 that will take your already groovy Hustle to new heights. This class will polish your steps 'til they shine, add flash to your dancing, and help you dazzle your partners with disco-tastic skills. It will also teach you some really cool Hustle moves. :) (Previous Level 3 Hustle required.)

Complementing the 3-Count Hustle Class, will be One Night Workshops at 8pm, alternating between the fast and spin-a-riffic Salsa & the flirtatious and rambunctious Cha Cha ….come to one, come to all! Check them out at for details and prerequisites.

Find these workshops and group classes and more at

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4 - New Blacksburg Group Classes start Feb 23 & 24

SwingWant to dance in Blacksburg? We offer five different, 4 week group classes each session at the Blacksburg Community Center! We’ve got some Argentine Tango, Hustle, Swing and Night Club 2-Step all offered at a good starting level.

Hustle is a fast, approachable swing style that’s perfect for preparing for weddings, school dances, office parties, and more. Hustle isn’t just for disco, but hey, it’s great for that, too!

The Swing class will feature two upbeat classics: Single Time and Triple Time (or East Coast) Swing. Together these dances will get you jumping and grooving to a huge variety of music from Glenn Miller to Demi Lovato.

Night Club 2-Step is slow and sweet, and one of the best alternatives to the High School Stand & Sway for slow songs.

Argentine Tango is intense, dramatic, and very musical. It might be a little heavy for someone without any partner dance experience, but if you are up for the challenge, we’d love to have you join us!

We will also have one higher level class, Level 2 Country 2 Step, if you’d like to join in. Find details about all these great classes at

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5 - Four Weeks of Viennese Waltz: Flash & Fair

V WaltzThe always popular “V-Waltz” is a dance that challenges and thrills us as we speed across the floor, spinning all the while. It’s as fun as it is stimulating! This class starts Monday, March 7, so you have some time to work on the pre-requisites (Level 3 Waltz or the foundations of Viennese Waltz), if you don’t already have them under your belt.

More details at

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6 - Junior Ballroom @ Sapphire: Spring Session starts March 4

Junior Ballroom @ SapphireAs the end of another amazing session of Junior Ballroom @ Sapphire approaches, find consolation in the knowledge that the Spring Session is right around the corner!

Intended for teens ages 12-18, these classes will cover the basics in social dancing in 2-3 styles, including some fun figures, as well as prepare one piece for performance for friends and family. During the process the group gains confidence and poise on the dance floor, learns how to ask others to dance, and adds a little more musicality to their lives. The styles for the Spring have not been set yet (so there is still time to make your suggestions!), but two possibilities are West Coast Swing and Night Club 2-Step: both great options for dancing to currently popular music as well as classics.

Sign your teen up for this 10 week session starting Friday, March 1:

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