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March 2019
This newsletter features our program for the month of March
Each month, we feature multiple ballroom and club style dance classes at our studio in Charlottesville. Our group classes are open to the public and are 45 mins in length.  They are progressive classes, no partners required.  These classes are only $8 at the door or $5 with a student ID.  Or ask us about our monthly group class card! 

Mondays
Tango will be back in April!  6-7pm

Urban Kizomba 7-7:45pm
Kizomba Fundamentals 8-8:45pm
Kizomba Practica 8:45-9:30pm


Tuesdays
  Bachata Fundamentals 7-7:45pm
Bachata Practica 8-8:45pm

Thursdays
  Intermediate Salsa 7-7:45pm
Salsa Fundamentals 8-8:45pm
Salsa Practica 8:45-9:30
Fridays
   Intermediate Bachata 7:00-7:45pm
Bachata Fundamentals 8:00-8:45pm
Bachata Practica 8:45-9:30
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We offer a variety of specialty classes at The Dance Spot through independent instructors.  These classes cover a range of topics including specific dance styles in both social partner dance, ballroom dance and solo styles.  Some of these classes will change topics every month.  Due to the nature of these workshops, pricing is unique to each.  
For specific information or to pre-register, feel free to email us at dancespotcville@gmail.com.

Flamenco
Taught by Tracy Verkerke

Flamenco 101-Technique and Choreography
 Mondays 5:30-7pm, 
We will continue to refine flamenco skills of posture, por de bras and more complex heel work, palmas and castanets. Cost is $100 for 4 class series, payable on first day of class, cash/check, or can work out a charge. There is no drop in rate for this series.  Permission of the teacher or previous flamenco experience required.
Charlottesville Scottish Country Dancers
Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm

The music is exciting, the dance style is strong, vigorous, and disciplined! The figures and formations are intellectually stimulating! The social interactions are rewarding and can lead to new friendships. 
No partner necessary.  Pre-registration please.
*New in March*
Hip Hop
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30
and
Contemporary
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30
Both classes taught by Libra Johnson
Welcome to Libra Johson, with two new classes on Tuesday nights!
$10/class
Libra has 20 years of Dance experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. During that time she had the privilege to work with Theresa Howard (Alvin Ailey Ballet Instructor), Nick Bass (Dancer from Michael Jackson's, "This Is It"), Ryan Cyphert (Rihanna, and Brittney Spear's past head coach). She now works as a dance instructor for "Wilson School of Dance", located here in Charlottesville VA.
Irish Dance
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm
Taught by Jessie Baffa and Emily Cross

Note these classes are geared to children and young adults.
Preregistration required for these classes, available quarterly!
Learn to dance from Jessie Baffa T.C.R.G., Emma Cross T.C.R.G., and Megan Baffa, who all have experience competing internationally and touring the world with Michael Flatley's Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and Feet of Flames. 
 
At the Baffa Academy, students are trained to dance competitively
under the worlds largest Irish dance organization, An Coimisiun Le
Rinci Gaelacha. Dancers are encouraged with professional expertise
to achieve their goals. Experience Irish culture, learn to dance, and
make new friends at the Baffa Academy of Irish Dance.
Capoeira
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm Kids class
Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm Adult class
Taught by Roderick Davis
Roderick J. Davis (Instructor Balanço) began intensive training under the instruction of Mestre Panão in 2005 and within a year through hard work and dedication was able to bring Mestre Panão to his community to start Capoeira Resistência in Richmond, VA. For more than a decade Instrutor Balanço has studied and trained directly with, taught and traveled all over the US and Brazil with Mestre Panão. Through his dedication to training and his commitment to Capoeria Resistência and his Mestre, Balanço graduated to one of Mestre Panão's first American Instructors in 2015. He is continuing his training with Mestre Panão and is now teaching capoeira in Charlottesville, VA.
Tribal Improv Bellydance
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
(No class March 20th)
Taught byTara Tribal
Beginner group improv belly dance classes! This style of belly dance is based on American Tribal Style(R) created in San Francisco in the late 80's. We will learn the vocabulary, cues, and movements to create beautiful dances together as a tribe. No experience necessary. $10/ class. Drop ins welcome. Please wear comfy clothes/ dance wear/ yoga pants/ etc.
Samba
Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm
Taught by Christina Klee Kilbane

Come explore the healing art of SAMBA! ♥ 
Leave your inhibitions at the door. No previous dance experience necessary. Come ready to sweat, have fun and shake your booty! Remember to bring water! 
Drop-ins welcome, class is $10 at the door.

Hip Hop Fridays!

3rd Friday, March 15th, 7:00-8:30pm
Taught by Karine Morgan
TURN UP - QUEEN B STYLE 
Spring has sprung and with it comes Queen B .... Come appreciate the queen you are Turn Up, Yonce style! Basic moves followed by the official choreography to Beyonce's 'Formation'. 
Class open to all levels, no previous experience necessary.
Class is sliding scale, $10-$15
What to wear: comfortable street-style clothing. Comfortable shoes.

2nd & 4th Fridays, March 8th & 22nd, 7:00-8:00pm
Taught by Dana Taylor
The usual everything-but-usual way to spend your Friday evening!! This is a drop-in, all-levels hip hop dance class. Be ready to sweat and lose your inhibitions in this hour-long, choreography-based class. Wear what's comfy, low-traction sneakers recommended, bring a water bottle and a friend!! Check the Dance Spot Facebook page for themes and updates.  Message instructor Dana Taylor with questions. $5-15 at the door sliding scale // cash/check/venmo
Bollywood Fitness
 4th Saturday, March 23rd 
Taught by Kumud Vanderveer
 
What is Bollywood Fitness? 
It's a dance-fitness program that combines dance choreography with the music from Bollywood. Inspired by a love for dance and Bollywood music numbers, this class combines dance with exercise to equal a fun way to work out!
Class format is a 45-minute cardio workout: changing intensity dance sequences will get you moving, sweating, and having fun at the same time. This workout not only tones your entire body but also burns serious calories. It's such a great way to release the stress hormones from the body and make you feel light and happy.
No prior dance experience req - just a positive attitude & the desire to have fun!
If you have questions or want to pre-register for any of these classes, email us at dancespotcville@gmail.com. And be sure to like The Dance Spot on Facebook to get regular updates on our scheduled classes and events! 
And join Edwin for classes nearby!
 
Salsa Classes at ACAC Downtown!
 
Date: Every Tuesday in March
Time: 8-9pm
Place: ACAC Downtown, 111 Monticello Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902

More Tango in Charlottesville!

Join Edwin and our friends at
for a Nuevo Tango lesson!
Date: Saturday March 23rd
Place: Unity of Charlottesville Ballroom, 2825 Hydraulic Rd, Cville 22901
Beginner class 7-7:30pm
Intermediate class 7:30-8pm
Social Dance 8-10:15pm


Kizomba Fusion Dance Party!
Dates: 2 Fridays this month, Mar 8th and 22nd
Place: The Dance Spot, 109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22901

Literally meaning "party" in Kimbundu (a language native to Angola), Kizomba is a sensual, playful partner dance.  Here at The Dance Spot, we love Kizomba and hope that you will too!
Introductory lesson from 9:00-9:30pm, party until midnight.
We will play tons of awesome Kizomba music with a sprinkling of salsa, bachata, and zouk in the mix!
Light refreshments are provided but BYOB!

West Coast Swing Practica 
with  
Kristin Wenger!

Date:  
Sunday, March 10th
Place: The Dance Spot, 109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22902

The Practica is an opportunity to practice your west coast swing dance moves and technique with others in a supportive, casual setting. All skill levels welcome, no partner necessary! Drop in anytime between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. The host, Kristin Wenger, will be on hand to answer questions, provide feedback, and offer help if requested. Or you can just socialize and dance! Beginner-friendly.
$5 per person
Bring your own water, ice and cups provided.

Be sure to like The Dance Spot  
on Facebook to get regular updates on our scheduled classes and events!