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Sapphire Dance News - March 2016

Let's welcome March as it “comes in like a lion” as long as it includes lots of dancing! February had us dodging the weather, but now we’ve made up almost all of our canceled classes. As we continue through the end of winter weather (yay, the end is in sight!), keep up the dancing and stay tuned if the weather is iffy. Whether it's beautiful outside or rainy/wet/yucky, nothing beats ending your day with a dance lesson. It’s the perfect time of year to be dancing.

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  1. Junior Ballroom, Spring Session - starts this Friday, March 4 - read more

  2. Viennese Waltz beginning Monday, March 7, 8pm - read more

  3. Lucky Draw Dance Party - Saturday, March 12 - read more

  4. Upper Level Monday Nights: Cha Cha & Tango - read more

  5. West Coast Swing in April - read more

  6. Out on the Town: Country Line Dancing at Mountain Lake - read more


Calendar GraphicDates to remember:

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

Friday, Mar 4 - 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
Monday, Mar 14 - Cha Cha on Upper Level Mondays
Monday, Apr 4 - High Power West Coast Swing begins on Upper Level Mondays
Tuesday & Wednesday, Apr 5 & 6 - Group Classes begin in Blacksburg
Saturday, Apr 9 - Silver Screen Sioree with Tango 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 - Junior Ballroom, Spring Session - starts this Friday, March 5


A new and exciting 10-week session of Junior Ballroom @ Sapphire starts this Friday, March 4, at 5:00pm. The Jr Ballroomers chose to focus on the fast turning Viennese Waltz and fancy, funky East Coast Swing. Lots of spins, lots of speed mean lots of fun! Spread the word to all the teens you know about this great opportunity to learn a life long skill that will bring them tons of enjoyment. No experience or partner is necessary.

Find all the details at

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2 - Viennese Waltz beginning Monday, March 7, 8pm

Viennese WaltzEver wanted to be able to dance to Straus? Whether Blue Danube and Die Fladermaus get you moving or you’re more into That’s Amore and Hot Diggity, Viennese Waltz is the high speed, high powered dance for you! Current or classic, the music will sweep you off your feet (not literally), and this dance will charm your heart.

You should have some experience Slow Waltz before jumping in the fast lane, so we ask that participants have at least Level 3 Waltz or equivalent experience.

Want to see some examples of Viennese Waltz? Here are two great performances from the Sapphire YouTube Channel:

Pat and Dave dancing to Pirates of the Caribean

The V Waltz Class in 2013 dancing to Flightless Bird

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3 - Lucky Draw Dance Party - Saturday, March 12

Lucky DrawDo you have a lucky streak? Have a bit of the luck of the Irish? Whether you are happy-go-lucky or just a lucky devil, it's going to be your lucky day!! Luckily for you….I am running out of lucky sayings. So thank your lucky stars, and join us March 12 at 7:30pm, for Lucky Draw Dance party, We will start the evening with a dance lesson on Cha Cha, perfect for beginners at the beginning, and ending with a pot of gold.

Bring a snack for the chance to win a prize. See you there!

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4 - Upper Level Monday Nights: Cha Cha & Tango

Cha ChaWant to add a little “Cha Cha Cha” or “T. A. N. G. O.” to your life? Of course you do! Throughout March and into April these two characters of a dance will be featured in our Upper Level Workshop series. Both dances have workshops perfect for your introduction to Upper Level Mondays with only a Level 1 prerequisite. Join us for Break Out Break Steps in Cha Cha on March 14 at 7:00 and for Side-By-Side in American Tango on March 21.

SwingAll the Monday Night Workshops are come as you can (or want), so don’t worry if next week’s workshop sounds too hard, or unappealing - just come to this week’s!

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5 - West Coast Swing in April

Lane dances WCSStarting Monday, April 5, we are cranking up your West Coast Swing to a “High Powered” Swing! For those with Level 3 experience or some equivalent in this dance, we will be spending 4 weeks exploring this dance by taking foundational moves and putting a creative “spin” on them. For a dance that has a strong element of improvisation, being able to change up your direction, timing, etc., is crucial, and that is what we will explore!

More details at

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6 - Out on the Town: Country Line Dancing at Mountain Lake

For all you country girls that love line dancing, Mountain Lake Lodge has cooked up the perfect night out for you. While staying and dining at this beautiful resort, you get to learn and dance with Sapphire instructors! Even if you are new to dancing, this is still a perfect activity for you and your girlfriends. There are two chances to join in the fun - March 19 and April 16 - check them out:

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