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November 2017
This newsletter features our program for the month of November
During the month of November
we will 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.)

  Salsa 7-7:45pm
Bachata 8-8:45pm

Bachata 7-7:45pm
Salsa  8-8:45pm
   East Coast Swing  7:15-8pm
Quickstep  8:15-8:45pm

**No classes Thanksgiving week**
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We will offer a variety of specialty classes at The Dance Spot in November, covering 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.

**Note no classes Thanksgiving week**
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.
Thursdays, 7-8pm
Taught by Christina Klee Kilbane

The Dance Spot is excited to welcome dancer, and Charlottesville newcomer, Christina Kilbane to the studio!  Join her every Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm to 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.

Thursdays, 8-9pm
Taught by Barbara Frost

Explore the basics of bellydance to apply to any style!  No experience needed.  Drop-ins are welcome.

Sunday, November 12th, 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.
*NEW* Expression Therapy
Thursdays, November 9th and 30th9-11pm
led by Macaco Nova York
A liberation arts workshop begins with a ceremony into a lightly structured percussion and dance circle. The session evolves into musical improvisation dance theater. Themes provide the focus for a volley of improvisation and choreography, through which we creatively share our frustration at the troubles of the world.
We will play percussion, sing calls and chorus, and do spoken word. Come recite poetry, play the guitar, play the flute, or just come dance.
Hip Hop Fridays!
Friday, November 10th, 7-8pm
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, November 17th, 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. 
**Note no classes Thanksgiving week**
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! 
West Coast Swing Practica 
Kristin Wenger!
Sunday, November 12th
Social Dancing from 6:30-8:30pm

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.

November Bluesday Dance with
Swing Cville!
Date: Thursday, November 16th
Lesson 8-8:30pm
Social Dancing 8:30-10pm

We'll start the evening off with a lesson that covers the basics of blues movement for beginner dancers, as well as a dash of variety for our regulars. 
The rest of the evening will be social dance time!

Be sure to like The Dance Spot  
on Facebook to get regular updates on our scheduled classes and events! 
Coming December 6th, 6-8pm
A special Sevillanas workshop with Tracy Verkerke!
On December 6thWednesday 6-8pm Tracy Verkerke will offer a one time Sevillanas workshop with Humberto Sales on vocals & guitar.
Sevillanas is an ancient Spanish folk dance practiced all over Spain today at festivals and parties. There are 4 dances to learn with singing and guitar. Some general dance or movement experience necessary for this workshop. Please contact Tracy Verkerke by email, tracyverkerke@gmail.com for details. The cost is $30 payable by check or cash to reserve your place in this workshop.
Save the date! 

*Our next studio showcase will be 
Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 3pm!*

Join our instructors and their students for this packed lineup!
We'll have cha cha, tango, flamenco, bellydance, hip hop, samba and the classic Indian dance, Kathak - just to name a few!
The Dance Spot crew is delighted to announce that we are expanding our ranks!   
Welcome to Brandon Kriesten as the newest member of our teaching team.

Brandon and Carolyn are each available for private instruction and group classes 
at The Dance Spot email for availability!