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November 2023

Dance Party
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You know what I'm thankful for? That I have a wonderful, healthy activity that lets me meet fantastic people like you.

Let's celebrate all that we have to be thankful for. The Thanks-to-Dance Dance Party is a rocking good time filled with family and food inspired music - 'tis the season of eatin'! And there is a bizzarrely large number of great songs that (either seriously or humorously) honor both food and family (Mas Queso anyone?).

So, what are we going to dance to all this great music? Lots of stuff. Hustle, Cha Cha, Tango, Salsa, Carolina Shag, Bachata, Swing, and ..... Quickstep. Yup - quickstep. If you're going to eat your way through the holidays, it's time to start the exercize too!

You don't need to know any Quickstep - we will teach it to you. It's what we do.Come out at the beginning of the dance for a lesson that will make this somewhat challenging dance beginner friendly. If you're new to this stuff, make sure to get there early to master the foundations.

And bring some food to share! I mean, if you feel like it.

Sound like fun? Sign up today! Please register by Saturday noon by online at or by emailing us and paying at the event - just reply to this email with your name and the names of anyone you plan to bring.

Want to help make these events a success? Bring your friends, bring a snack to share, share the Facebook event, like our Instagram posts. It all helps!

Remember, you can keep up with our news on Facebook at SapphireBallroom and Instagram at SapphireBallroom.

Pictures from October

Visit us on Facebook at SapphireBallroom and Instagram at SapphireBallroom to see more pictures from our classes and events.

Getting festive for October


FBW Swing
Swinging at a Friday Beginner Workshop


FBW Swing
A peek at Tango at the FBW


Country Two-Step at Blacksburg's Date Night Dance Class


FBW Tango
Tango at a Friday Beginner Workshop


FBW Tango
A Peek at Salsa in a Friday Beginner Workshop


Ballroom Dance @ Virginia Tech
Costumed Dance Party at Virginia Tech


FBW Tango
Tango mixer at Costumed Dance Party hosted by Ballroom Dance @ Virginia Tech


Dirty Dancing Weekend
Friday Night at October's Dirty Dancing Weekend


Dirty Dancing Weekend
Ready for lessons, Saturday Afternoon at October's Dirty Dancing Weekend


Dirty Dancing Weekend
Saturday Night Dance Party at October's Dirty Dancing Weekend


Schedule Highlights



Well. Fall is flying past. We are already planning classes and events for next spring - hints of what's to come in the schedule below! And 2023 is winding down in the process. Check out or our next newsletter for more details about all the coolness coming with 2024.

In the meantime, here's a preview of the next few weeks. I'm always working and devolping our schedule - feel free to make requests! I looove requests.

SalsaBachata - Let's get groovy

     Friday, November 10 and November 17, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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FBWs will be taking a break after Nov 17. But we'll see you again the first Friday of January with Salsa. What a great way to warm up on a cold winter weekend!     


Thanks To Dance Dance Party

     Saturday, November 1, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Starting in 2024, we will be returning to monthly Dance Parties: second Saturdays at 7:00 (they're currently 7:30).     

SalsaHistoric Dance in comfortable clothes

     Tuesday, November 14 and December 12, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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SalsaBeginner Line Dancing - No partner? No experience? No problem.

    Tuesdays, December 5 and January 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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SwingSwing - Date Night Dance Class in Blacksburg

     Wednesday, November 15 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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What's Next Advanced Workshops

West Coast Swing - Ahhhh, Push it - Monday, November 13, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adv Line Dance: Those Apple Bottom Jeans - Monday, November 13, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Salsa - Get your spin on - Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exercises to Improve Balance - Monday, November 20, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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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