The Dance Space holds a number of monthly dance parties.
Every Sunday night there is a dance from 7pm to 9pm. On the 1st and 3rd Sundays we host a
Ballroom Dance featuring contemporary ballroom favorites.
On the 2nd Sunday evening of every month, DJ Bill plays a California Mix,
featuring a lineup of dances with Club Flair like West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub Two Step, Club Tango
and a Latin mix. At 7pm on the 4th Sunday evening DJ Bill comes back with a Country Western and Ballroom Mix Dance. When a month has a 5th Saturday, The Dance Space
hosts a special 5th Saturday Showcase Dance. This is an enjoyable
evening of Ballroom dancing from 7:30pm to 10:00 pm, which includes amateur and professional
ballroom exhibitions. All dances are open to the public.
Ballroom Dance Instruction
The Dance Space offers a full range of Ballroom Dancing Group Lessons open to the public. Classes range from Beginner I, for people who have never been on a dance floor, to Intermediate II, for people dancing Ballroom on a regular basis. Lessons cover all the ballroom/latin/club dances (Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, etc). Come join the fun for low cost and no commitment.
The Dance Space also offers specialty ballroom dance classes such as our Ballroom Advanced Series presented by Michael Strahan. Salseros can attend our weekly, Monday evening Salsa Series with Clara and Gio, and there is a Swing/Lindy Hop beginner lesson at 7:30 every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month.
Private Dance Lessons are also available from the professional ballroom instructors teaching at our facility. Check out our Group Classes and Private Lessons pages for details on our options for Ballroom Dance instruction.
Saturday Night Swing Dance and Other Dance Events
The Dance Space hosts a variety of Ballroom and non-Ballroom dance events. There is
a Lindy Swing Dance (including a beginner
group class) starting at 7:30pm on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday night of the month.
Check out our Dance Events page for details.
Additional Dance Related Information
The are many other dance related organizations and resources in the Richmond area.
Please take some time to find out about their events, classes and services by checking out our
Dance Links page.
How to get to The Dance Space
Our address is 6004-A West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230.
The Dance Space is located in the "near west end" of Richmond, VA on West Broad Street.
We are about a mile east of the intersection of Interstate 64 and Broad Street (near Glenside Drive).
We are located in the second floor of a small shopping center, on the north side of Broad Street,
which is half way between the lights at Horsepen Road and Libbie Avenue. Our front door can be
found between the Mekong Restaurant and Banner Express.
A detailed map and directions are available on our Directions page.
How to Contact The Dance Space
The Dance Space can be contacted in a variety of ways:
Welcome to The Dance Space The Dance Space is a dance facility run by Bill Irwin and Lynn Wagner. We have been open since April of 1992 and we are dedicated to promoting Ballroom dance in the Richmond, VA metropolitan area. We have a 1,600 square foot wooden dance floor and state-of-the-art sound system that is used for regularly scheduled dance events and instruction.
We are not a dance studio in the traditional sense. The Dance Space is a facility that is used in the following ways:
Holding public Ballroom Dances on a regular basis
Providing public Ballroom Dance Group Lessons on a regular basis for both non-dancers and experienced dancers
Rental of floor space to independent professional ballroom dance instructors for both private and group instruction
Rental of floor space to established amateur and professional dance organizations for dances, classes and other events
Dance Space News
Please note that the studio is closed this Sunday for Memorial Day Weekend. Have a safe and fun Memorial Day!
New format for 3rd Friday Dance
The Dance Space has partnered with the West Side of Swing community group to bring a monthly,
West Coast Coast Swing dance to Richmond along with some special guest instructors. The evening
starts with a WCS lesson at 7:30, followed by the Hottest WCS party
in town. Be sure to check out our friends on the
West Side of Swing's Facebook page.
Sunday Argentine Tango Exploring Molinette Variations
with Gary Decatur
Sun, May 3rd and 17th, 5:30 - 6:30
Sunday Afternoon Classes Fun Figures in Silver Waltz/Foxtrot
with Phyllis & David
Sun, May 10th and 31st, 5:30 - 6:30