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Historic Dance in casual clothes. Let's party like it's 1799.

Historic Dance Workshop ~ 2nd Tuesday of the month ~ 7-8:30pm

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Questions or Concerns? Email us at info@SapphireDance.com. Masks are welcome at any Sapphire event.

Group Lessons and Events

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The lesson listing is updated about once a month, unless something unexpected happens. If you see less than a week's worth of several types of events, an update should be on its way.
Our typical schedule includes Friday Beginner Workshops, Line Dancing on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, What's Next Classes and Workshops (not for beginners) on Mondays, and (seasonally) 4-Hour Group Classes in Blacksburg on week nights.

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Beginner Line Dancing
Stop watching; start dancing!

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With an exciting combination of ultra beginner and slightly more challenging dances, this workshop will get your toes tapping in no time. Easiest dances are taught at the beginning of the evening, more challenging dances towards the end, with a bit of social dancing and practice time in between. So, if you've never done this before, come early!
icon Join us for a special day of Line Dance with Lisa - the founder of Sapphire's Line dance program on Saturday, August 10! We will have workshops for all levels and plan to take over the Sapphire Dance Party that night. Details below or coming soon!

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person in-studio.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can.
Prerequisite: None! We search the Line Dance world for dances that both beginner and advanced line dancers will love. If you want something more challenging, look for ALD typically on the first Monday of the month.
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Learn to dance like a princess

Waltz Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, July 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Classic, elegant, and beautiful - this is the dance that Sleeping Beauty did "Once Upon a Dream." And you can learn to Waltz (yes you!) this Friday with Sapphire Ballroom. Waltz is slow, friendly, and a great dance to start out with, even for the most hesitant of new dancers.
Missed last week? No problem! Each week we teach a 40-50 minute lesson, starting with the absolute basics in a fun, popular dance style. And then, finish off the hour with a little taste of another style that will be on the schedule the later in the season.
It makes an awesome #DateNight, #ParentsNightOut, or an evening of #FunWithFriends. #LearnToShagDance

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $9/person in-studio .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners! We'll break it down into friendly bits and make it work for you.
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Stop watching and start waltzing!

Waltz Friday Beginner Workshop
Friday, July 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Classic, elegant, and beautiful - this is the dance that Sleeping Beauty did "Once Upon a Dream." And you can learn to Waltz (yes you!) this Friday with Sapphire Ballroom. Waltz is slow, friendly, and a great dance to start out with, even for the most hesitant of new dancers.
Missed last week? No problem! Each week we teach a 40-50 minute lesson, starting with the absolute basics in a fun, popular dance style. And then, finish off the hour with a little taste of another style that will be on the schedule the later in the season.
It makes an awesome #DateNight, #ParentsNightOut, or an evening of #FunWithFriends. #LearnToShagDance

Location: Sapphire Studio (downtown Christiansburg) and online
Price: $9/person in-studio .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can.
Prerequisite: None - this is just for beginners! We'll break it down into friendly bits and make it work for you.
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Beginner Line Dancing
#GetUpAndBoogie

Line Dance Workshop
Tuesday, August 6, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With an exciting combination of ultra beginner and slightly more challenging dances, this workshop will get your toes tapping in no time. Easiest dances are taught at the beginning of the evening, more challenging dances towards the end, with a bit of social dancing and practice time in between. So, if you've never done this before, come early!
icon Join us for a special day of Line Dance with Lisa - The founder of Sapphire's Line dance program on Saturday, August 10! We will have workshops for all levels and plan to take over the Sapphire Dance Party that night. Details below or coming soon!

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: $9/person in-studio.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can.
Prerequisite: None! We search the Line Dance world for dances that both beginner and advanced line dancers will love. If you want something more challenging, look for ALD typically on the first Monday of the month.
Read more about Line Dance.
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Line Dance extra-fun fun-ness with Lisa Utz

Line Dance Workshops
Saturday, August 10, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Line Dance teacher, choreographer, and awesome dancer Lisa Utz will be visiting Sapphire on Saturday, August 10, for an afternoon of workshops and staying for the Dance Party that evening! (Schedule subject to change)

1:00 - Doors Open Visit, catch up, or warm up

1:30-2:30 - Challenging Line Dance
Participants should be up for an adventure - we might not master the dance, but we will try! You will need to be comfortable with common line dance figures, complex rhythms, fast turns, and multiple direction changes. This exciting workshop might leave our brains hurting, but our souls will be satisfied.

2:30-3:00 - Break Relax, practice, ask questions, or warm up if you're just arriving

3:00-4:00 - Improver/Not-beginner Line Dance
This is the "medium" workshop of the day. Improvers, high-achieving beginners, and truly advanced dancers will have fun and thrive here. Participants should be familiar with common line dance figures, multiple rhythms, and comfortable with direction changes.

4:00-4:30 - Break Relax, practice, ask questions, or warm up if you're just arriving

4:30-5:30 - Beginner-Friendly Line Dance
No experience required - this class is sure to be a blast: filled with fun music, lots of humor, and some good dances. Expect to learn 2 or 3 beginner-friendly line dances which will absolutely appear in the dance party later in the day.

5:30-7:00 - grab some food from one of our local restaurants and plan to come back for the Dance Party at 7:00pm. We have plenty of tables if you want to bring something in to eat with you.

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: Early Registration by Aug 8 : $24 for 2 workshops plus Dance Party Admission
After Aug 8 or Walk-In: $15/Workshop.
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can.
Prerequisite: No prerequisite for the beginner workshop. See above for improver and challenge workshops.
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Theme TBD

Dance Party
Saturday, August 10, 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Details are coming soon!
Join fellow dancers, young, old, experienced, and shiny new for an evening of good food, good friends, good times, great music, and incredible dancing. Bring a snack to share and earn our eternal appreciation.
Join us at 7 for a complementary lesson - it will start friendly and end with a bang!

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: $14/person general ~ $8/Full Time HS or University Student ~ Free for members BD@VT
Early registration is super helpful..
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can.
Prerequisite: While no one dances to all the music at a dance party, we suggest you be comfortable with at least a few styles. Otherwise, you might be watching more than dancing - way less fun. The pre-dance lesson begins beginner but progresses to intermediate.
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Historic Dance (in casual clothes)

Historic Dance (English Country Dance) Workshop
Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the English Country Dancers of the New River Valley Historic Dance Society as we laugh, dance, and enjoy each other's company while learning dance new to us, but old as the 13 Colonies. This is the dancing you find in Pride and Prejudice, that George Washington did on vacation, and that evolved into modern Contra and Square dancing.
Beginners, groups, singles, and families are always welcome. Every dance will be taught by being broken down into simple components and cued while dancing. If you can walk, you can dance, and we'd love to have you join the set.

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: This workshop is free, but a donation jar will be out during the dancing, if you feel like adding a couple of dollars. .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
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Historic Dance (in casual clothes)

Historic Dance (English Country Dance) Workshop
Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the English Country Dancers of the New River Valley Historic Dance Society as we laugh, dance, and enjoy each other's company while learning dance new to us, but old as the 13 Colonies. This is the dancing you find in Pride and Prejudice, that George Washington did on vacation, and that evolved into modern Contra and Square dancing.
Beginners, groups, singles, and families are always welcome. Every dance will be taught by being broken down into simple components and cued while dancing. If you can walk, you can dance, and we'd love to have you join the set.

Location: Sapphire Studio
Price: This workshop is free, but a donation jar will be out during the dancing, if you feel like adding a couple of dollars. .
    Pay online and register at the same time at Sapphire's Square Store.
    Registration by noon the day of the event required. We will accommodate late registrations when we can.
Prerequisite: None! Beginner and advanced dancers will find lots to love at this workshop.
Read more about Historic Dance (English Country Dance).
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