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Ballroom Dancing Most Friday Nights

The Dance Space is the only establishment in Richmond, Virginia to hold a public Ballroom Dance every week of the year.  Each month on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays a Ballroom Dance is held at The Dance Space from 8pm to 10:30.  It starts with a 30 minute Ballroom group class which is followed by general dancing. Our facility has a 1600 square foot wooden dance floor and state-of-the-art sound system.  We play a mixture of traditional-ballroom and contemporary music.  Light refreshments are served.  Both singles and couples are welcome.

When:        1st, 2nd and 3rd Friday's  (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve)
Time:         8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
                 Group Class 8:00 to 8:30
                 General Dancing 8:30 to 10:30
Cost:          $8.00 per person for adults, $5.00 for students
Dress:        Neat casual dress.  Appropriate footwear requested.
Music:        Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Rumba,
                  Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing,
                  Hustle, Salsa, Samba (other dances on request)
Contact:      The Dance Space at 804-673-3326 or info@TheDanceSpace.com


National Ballroom Dance Week Friday Night at The Dance Space

In support of National Ballroom Dance Week and to help promote ballroom dance in the Richmond Metro area, The Dance Space sponsors a reduced-cost event on Friday of that week.  A 30 minute beginner group class is held starting at 8:00 pm followed by general dancing until 10:30.  Refreshments will be served.

A special annual event for dancers of all ages.  Both singles and couples are welcome.

When:        The Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week  (Next dance is September 23, 2012)
Time:          8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
                  Group Class 8:00 to 8:30
                  General Dancing 8:30 to 10:30
Cost:          $5.00 per person
Dress:        Neat casual dress.  Appropriate footwear requested.
Music:        Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Rumba,
                  Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing,
                  Hustle, Salsa, Samba (other dances on request)
Contact:      The Dance Space at 804-673-3326 or info@TheDanceSpace.com


1st and 2nd Saturday Night Swing Dances

The Richmond Area Swing Dance Society, RASS, and the Usual Lindy Suspects present swing dances on the first and second Saturday of each month. At each dance, there is a one-hour beginner Swing class. On the first Saturday, the beginner class is East Coast Swing; on the second Saturday, Lindy Hop. Most nights, there is also an intermediate class. The workshops run concurrently.

Dress is casual; we suggest that dancers wear comfortable clothing and stable, smooth-soled shoes that allow quick changes of direction. No partner is required.

We play a variety of swing tempos, from moderate to fast; Lindy, East Coast, Balboa and Charleston tunes. The classes, dance and light refreshments are included in one price.

More information & updates can be found on our Facebook page, RASS & the Usual Lindy Suspects.

When:Every 1st and 2nd Saturday Night of the Month
Time:7:30 pm to 11:30 pm: Group Class 7:30 to 8:30, dancing 8:30 - 11:30.
Cost:1st Saturday - $8.00 per person
 2nd Saturday - $7.00 per person
($5.00 for full-time students, both nights)
Music:Swing & Lindy
Contact:1st Saturday - Catherine Farmer 804-363-7659 or jiterdancr@msn.com
 2nd Saturday - Andy Nishida at 804-869-0431 or andy.nishida@urs.com


3rd Saturday Night Swing Dance - RTown Strutters' Ball

RTown Strutters' Ball is a Lindy Hop dance set to live hot Jazz music. Beginner lesson at 7:30, dance from 8:30 to midnight. No partner required, casual dress acceptable, and comfortable shoes recommended. General admission: $10.

RTown Strutters' Ball is sponsored by the Jazz Dance Education Council (JDEC), a local non-profit dedicated to the advancement of authentic Jazz dance education in the greater Richmond area. Visit JDECRichmond.org for more information on JDEC's activities, including JDEC's classes offered at The Dance Space on Thursday nights.

When:Every 3rd Saturday Night of the Month
Time:Doors open at 7:15, Beginner lesson at 7:30, Dancing 8:30 to midnight.
Cost:$15 per person, $10 for students
Music:Live hot Jazz
Contact:JDECRichmond.org


5th Saturday Showcase Dance

The Dance Space sponsors special ballroom dances each year when there is a 5th Saturday to the month.  The dance is a simple, elegant evening of general dancing to ballroom style music.  Light horsdoeuvres will be served.   Both singles and couples are welcome.

Throughout the evening several sets of amateur or pro-am dance exhibitions will be held. This is designed to entertain our guests and to give students, from The Dance Space, a regular opportunity to prepare and perform ballroom dance routines.

When:       Most 5th Saturdays 
Time:        7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost:         $10.00 per person ()
Music:       Ballrom Mix: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Rumba,
                 Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing,
                 Hustle, Salsa, Samba (other dances on request)



1st and 3rd Sunday Ballroom Mix

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, Bill Irwin   & Lynn Irwin host an evening Ballroom dance at The Dance Space.  The atmosphere is relaxed and the environment intimate.  Bill plays a variety of traditional-ballroom and contemporary music, all at danceable tempos.  Light refreshments are served.  Both singles and couples are welcome.

When:       Every 1st and 3rd Sunday Night [also on 5th Sundays]
Time:         7pm to 9pm
Cost:         $7.00 per person
Dress:       Neat casual dress.  Appropriate footwear requested.
Music:       Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Rumba,
                 Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing,
                 Hustle, Salsa, Samba (other dances on request)
Contact:     The Dance Space at 804-673-3326 or info@TheDanceSpace.com


2nd Sunday California Mix

Every 2nd Sunday, The Dance Space holds a laid-back evening of rythm dancing.  This dance, held from 7 to 9pm, is  not your typical ballroom dance as Richmond's DJ Bill put's a Club flair on this one. He'll take out the traveling dances, and go heavy on West Coast Swing, Latin, Hustle, and Night Club Two Step.  Enjoying Club Tango?  This is the dance for you.  $5 per person gets you 2 hours of dancing and light refreshments.

So come on out at 7 PM on the 2nd Sunday and enjoy another evening of dancing with friends at The Dance Space.

When:       Every 2nd Sunday Night
Time:         7pm to 9pm
Cost:         $7.00 per person
Dress:       Neat casual dress.  Appropriate footwear requested.
Music:       Rumba, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, Hustle, Club Tango,
                 Mambo, Merengue, Samba, Night Club Twostep,
                 West Coast Swing  (other dances on request)
Contact:     The Dance Space at 804-673-3326 or info@TheDanceSpace.com


4th Sunday Country Western and Ballroom Mix

Every 4th Sunday night The Dance space presents an evening of mixed Country Western and Ballroom dance.  DJ Bill mixes both Country Western and traditional ballroom tunes.  Come and enjoy the fun.

When:       Every 4th Sunday Night
Time:        7pm to 9pm
Cost:         $7.00 per person
Dress:       Neat casual dress.  Appropriate footwear requested.
Music:       Country Western, Ballroom
Contact:     The Dance Space at 804-673-3326 or info@TheDanceSpace.com



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The Dance Space
6004-A West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Phone  804-673-3326
E-mail info@thedancespace.com