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Dance through your Holidays

with a kind of off-beat Holiday Playlist.

You may have noticed that we split our usual long-and-meaty monthly newsletter into 3 smaller newsletter this time. Our thought is to give you less to do all at once, give us fewer headaches putting it all together, and hopefully give you a happy piece of news in your inbox a little more often. This email will be wrapping our December Newsletter for 2022 with a fun holiday-themed playlist. If you want to dance to these songs and many more, please join us Friday at 5:30 for December's Happy Hour and Cookie Munch. It's will start a little later than usual, run as long as we want it to (there's no FBW to work around), and will feature a trial run of the Holiday Hustle - a routine that some students have been working on.

(Sing it...)

Last Christmas, I gave you a playlist, and the very next day I added updates. This year, for even more cheer, I'm making another update…

Okay-okay! Don’t close your app - I’ll stop singing now! Truly, I still adore the playlist from last Christmas and, just as true, I did start adding to it the day after sending the newsletter out. So here are some highlights from the newly-re-up, updated 2020 Holiday Playlist. They are still still quirky and fun, still (mostly) not the songs you’ve already heard five million times.

You can find our 2020 Holiday Playlist online on our YouTube Channel at



Merry Christmas Baby
by B.B. King

Nightclub 2-Step (Base 3 so you have to adjust your quicks)


Jingle Bells (Cha Cha Version)
by Big Bad VooDoo Daddy


Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
by Carla Thomas

Rumba or Carolina Shag


Christmas Valentine
by Ingrid Michaelson and Jason Mraz

Fox Trot


White Winter Hymnal
by Pentatonix

Tango (you can debate this with me if you like, but give it a chance)


It's Christmas Time
by Ride Your Bike

Single Time Swing or Quickstep - It depends on how many cookies you've eaten!


Every Year, Every Christmas
by Luther Vandross

Viennese Waltz

Taylor Swift

Back to December
by Taylor Swift

Nightclub 2-Step (fast) or Bolero (slow)


Sweet Gingerbread Man
by Sammy Davis Jr.

Triple Time (East Coast) Swing


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Historic Dance

Holiday Happy Hour and Cookie Munch

Bring out your coooookiiiieeees!

December Happy Hour Practice Party
Friday, December 16, 5:30 pm

There's no alcohol at this happy hour, just awesome dancing to fun music. It's not quite a Dance Party, but it is a nice, relaxed chance to practice some of your favorite dance moves. Looking for a mellow meeting of fellow dancer-people with some marshmallow treats on the side? This practice session is just what you need. As always, feel free to ask for your favorite tunes or dance styles at the party! Cookies of all sorts are welcome. We'll even provide some healthy snacks for you self-disciplined people (go you!).

Location: Sapphire Studio         Price: Tip Jar        Details.


Save the date! Line Dance extra-fun fun-ness on it way in January.

Line Dance choreographer, teacher, and awesome dancer Dustin Betts will be visiting Sapphire on Saturday, January 14, for an afternoon of workshops and staying for the Dance Party that evening! Look for details online soon at

Check him out on YouTube by searching "Dustin Betts line dance" or watch this:

Friday Beginner Workshops

Friday Beginner Workshops

will resume on Friday, January 6, 2023, with Salsa as our headliner.

Make plans now to join us! Details online (soon) at


Give dance, give joy

You can give any of Sapphire's Classes, Workshops, or Private Lessons to your loved-ones this year.

Options start as low as $9/person, with bulk discounts available.

Browse our online store or contact us to get started!

Emailed gift cards can be ordered as late as Dec 23.
After that, we're on vacation. :)



Sapphire's group classes and workshops are always small, low stress, and fun. They are a great way to meet other people who have also decided to learn to dance, as well as get to know our teaching staff. It doesn't take any long-term investment to get started, no special clothing or shoes - just something comfortable to wear and a sense of adventure. So, take the plunge and try it out.

All classes (in person or online) require registration by noon the day the class starts. We are happy to add late-comers if we can, but classes may be cancelled or rescheduled if registration is low.

Five ways to register, just choose one and we'll take care of the rest:
1 - reply to this email;
2 - register and pay at the same time at our online store at;
3 - talk to your favorite Sapphire Staff member;
4 - give us a ring at 540-382-8782;
5 - Blacksburg Group classes are best registered through the Blacksburg Community Center webpage.

Thanks for reading; we hope you found something you liked. Until we see you again, happy dancing!

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