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October 2017
This newsletter features our program for the month of October
During the month of October
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
*NEW* Bachata 8-8:45pm

Bachata 7-7:45pm
Salsa  8-8:45pm
*Note no group classes Thursday, October 19th*
   Cha Cha   7:15-8pm
Tango  8:15-8:45pm
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We will offer a variety of specialty classes at The Dance Spot in October, 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.

Taught by Tracy Verkerke
Intro to Flamenco 4-5:15pm
              4 class series, 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 $75 payable with cash or check on first day of class. There is no drop-in rate for this series. The class time and dates are Monday4pm-5:15, September 18, 25, October 2, 9.  A second series of classes runs from October 16, 23, 30, November 6th.  These classes will build on first series for returning students and include all skills for new students.  There will be a general makeup class on Monday, November 13th, 5:30-7 open to all. 
           Wear dance or exercise clothes with pants or tights and a simple, full skirt for women.  Pants to move in for men with a button down shirt or T-shirt with some stretch.  Shoes should have a low, stable heel(1 inch or less, no kitten heels) and a strap or tie to hold them on your foot for heelwork. 
Minimum of 4 students needed to run this class.

Flamenco 101 5:30-7pm
          Flamenco 101 is a 4 class series 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. The class time and dates are Monday5:30pm-7, September 18, 25, October 2, 9. There will be a second series of 4 classes, building on the first, meeting same day and time on October 16, 23, 30 and November 6. There will be a general make up class on Monday, November 13th5:30-7pm open to all. 
         Minimum of 5 students needed to run this class.

Indian Dance: Kathak
Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Taught by Priyanka Salona
*no class October 24th*
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.
*NEW* Samba
Thursdays, 7-8pm starting October 12th
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, October 22nd, 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, 9-11pm
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, October 13th and 27th7-8pm
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.
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!

6 week progressive Salsa series
Monday nights 6:45-8pm
Two sessions:
September 11th - October 16th
October 23rd - December 4th
through Albemarle Parks & Rec, Register for Salsa class here 
West Coast Swing Practica 
Kristin Wenger!
Sunday, October 8th
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.

October Bluesday Dance with
Swing Cville!
Date: Thursday, October 19th
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!

Acrojam! with Melanie
Date: Sunday, October 29th6-8pm
          Place: The Dance Spot109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22902
Join Melanie at The Dance Spot for a fun, dynamic way to spend a Sundayafternoon. Experience and partner welcome, but not necessary. Only $5 at the door.

Be sure to like The Dance Spot  
on Facebook to get regular updates on our scheduled classes and events! 
Welcome back to Latin instructors 
Riccardo Pacini & Sonia Spadoni!
Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm

Welcome back to pros Riccardo and Sonia! They will be offering another workshop in Latin. If you joined us last time, their instruction is really phenomenal! 
at The Dance Spot
Wednesday, October 18th
Workshop: 7-7:45pm, $15/person
Private lessons available throughout the day with either or both! Message us for availability and pricing.

Coming December 6th6-8pm
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!*

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!