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August 2017
This newsletter features our program for the month of August

During the month of August
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 I   7-7:45pm
*Note no Salsa class August 8th*
Argentine Tango   8-8:45pm

Cha Cha  7-7:45pm
Viennese Waltz  7:45-9pm
*Note no class August 10th*
   Bachata   7:15-8pm
Salsa II   8:15-8:45pm
*Note no class August 11th or 18th*

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We will offer a variety of specialty classes at the Dance Spot in August, 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.

Monday 5:30-7pm on the 7th
Taught by Tracy Verkerke
We will work on developing flamenco posture, duende (spirit), basic heel work, braceo (armwork), palmas (clapped rhythms), and learning four "baile sevillanas" (Castillian folk dances performed at cultural events in Spain). Wear clothes to move in (practice skirt or pants), low-heeled character shoes that strap on or other strapped or tied shoes with 1-2 inch heel at most.

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.
Wednesdays, starting August 23rd
6-7pm Intermediate-Advanced
7-8pm Beginner/Private lessons
Taught by Cherylann Ward

Starting August 23rd, The Dance Spot Clogging class is back from break with a new hour!!!! (If interested in either, beg./private lessons, please contact Cherylann Ward at cward0623@gmail.com)  Class is only $8/class.
Hip Hop Fridays!
Friday, August 11th7-8pm
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.
Saturday, August 19th, 3-4pm
Taught by Joy Rayman, of Fire in the Belly 

Join Joy for this exciting, hour long, monthly class. She will teach a fun and funky, short choreography. All levels of experience welcome.
$5 - $15 sliding scale.
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! 

Join Edwin for classes nearby!


Argentine Tango
Friday nights 7-8pm
at Tangueros, 10049 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

Stay tuned for more upcoming classes, coming soon!

Taste of Tango
at Bashir's Taverna
Date: Friday, August 4th8-10pm
The Dance Spot is pleased to present a Taste of Tango at Bashir's Taverna on Friday, August 4th at 8:00pm
This is a FREE party, open to the public. No tango experience or partner necessary. In fact, feel free to share this event, the more the merrier!
Unite the Pride
Dance Flashmob 
Date: Sunday, August 13th
Place: The Downtown Mall

As you know, we (The Charlottesville Salsa Club) are strong advocates for diversity and healthy communities. Lately our town has become the stage for exclusive groups, like the KKK and white supremacists, to promote their divisive ideas. Of course, just like anyone of us, they deserve the right to express themselves. However while we do not believe in conflict and we don't think we should engage their arguments, we think it is necessary for us to break our silence and stand up for human rights and equality.
Just like them, we should exercise our right of freedom of speech, voice our opinion, and reiterate our basic rights for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 
Come dance with us!

June Bluesday Dance with
Swing Cville!
Date: Thursday, August 17th
Place: The Dance Spot, 109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22902
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!

Acro-jam w Melanie!

Date: SundayAugust 27th 2-4pm
Place: The Dance Spot, 109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22902
Be sure to like The Dance Spot  
on Facebook to get regular updates on our scheduled classes and events! 
Carolyn is available for private instruction and group classes 
at The Dance Spot email for availability!