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March 2018
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! (If you are a regular student with a 5 class private lesson package, any of these classes will be complimentary for you.)
  East Coast Swing 7-7:45pm
Swing Dance Practica 8-8:45pm

  Salsa 7-7:45pm
Salsa Practica 8-8:45pm
   Bachata 7:15-8pm
Bachata Practica 8:15-8:45pm

Dance Conditioning 2-2:45pm
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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.

Taught by Tracy Verkerke

Flamenco 101 Mondays 5:30-7pm
Flamenco 101 is a 4 class series, starting on March 12th, that builds on basic skills learned in Intro to Flamenco.  Previous flamenco experience needed or permission of the teacher. We will continue to refine flamenco skills of posture, arm work, braceo, more complex heelwork and palmas combinations, and intro to castanets. Work will continue on a traditional Allegrias choreography and all four Sevillanas. 
        The cost is $100 for a series of 4 classes. There is no drop-in rate for this series. 

Intro to Flamenco Wednesdays 5-6:30pm
   4 class series, starting on March 14th, no previous flamenco experience needed.  In this class, I will introduce basic flamenco posture, arm positions, braceo(the art of expressive hand work), heelwork and palmas(clapped rhythms).  We will start to learn the first of 4 Sevillanas, an ancient folk dance performed at festivals and parties in Spain today. The cost is $100 payable with cash or check on first day of class. There is no drop-in rate for this series.

Indian Dance: Kathak
Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Taught by Priyanka Salona
Explore this traditional Indian dance! Priyanka's classes will be focused on Kathak, one of the eight Indian Classical dance styles hailing from North India. Classes will be a combination of technical exercises as well as choreography to pure classical and classical fusion songs.
Irish Dance
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30
Taught by Jessie Baffa and Emily Cross
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.
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm Kids class
Thursday5:30-6:30pm 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.
Thursdays, 7-8pm
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!
Friday, March 9th and 23rd7-8pm
Dana Taylor
Your regular Friday shake-down/throw-down! This hiphop dance class is open to everyone who loves to move their body. We do a nice and easy warm up to start, then turn up the heat a little bit with some across-the-floor movement, finishing the class with some fly choreography that you can use in your next dance-off!!! Bring a big water bottle and wear whatever you want to dance in.  We usually go barefoot.  Cost: $5-15 sliding scale.

Friday, March 16th, 7-8pm
Karine Morgan
Come join the fun and learn basic dancehall moves followed by a choreographed piece. Open to all levels, no experience necessary. Come dance to reggae and dancehall music, let's get into the groove. Sliding scale fee! 
What to wear: comfortable street-style clothing. Comfortable shoes. 
Saturday March 17th, 3-4pm
Taught by Joy Rayman, of Fire in the Belly 

Join Joy for this exciting, hour long, monthly bellydance class. She will teach a fun and funky, short choreography. All levels of experience welcome.
$5 - $15 sliding scale.
Integral Yoga
Saturdays 11-12:30
Taught by Julie Roa
Welcome back Julie to Saturday mornings!
Incorporating mindful breathing, chanting, asanas and meditation, Integral Yoga emphasizes the union between the body, the mind and the cosmos.  Julie has taught Integral Yoga in studios around the globe.  She was trained in Rishikesh, India and Yogaville, VA.
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!


6 week progressive Tango series
Monday nights 6:45-8pm at Murray High School
April 9th-May 14th
through Albemarle Parks & Rec, Register for Tango class here:

Cha Cha classes at ACAC!
 Date: Every Tuesday, 8-9pm