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July 2018
This newsletter features our program for the month of July
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.)
Argentine Tango 6-6:45  
Kizomba 7-7:45pm
Kizomba/Tango Practica 8-8:45pm

  Salsa 7-7:45pm
Salsa Practica 8-8:45pm
   Bachata 7:15-8pm
Bachata Practica 8:15-8:45pm
*note no class July 13th*
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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
Classes will run June 18th-to July 30th (makeup)
Flamenco 101 series 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 $150, due on the first day of class. There is no drop-in rate for this series.   (Note July 30th is a makeup day.)

Indian Dance: Kathak
Tuesdays, 7-8pm
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.
Note in July there will just be the advanced session, beginner session will return in August.
*New in June!*
Sunday July 1st, 2-3:30pm
Pop up Bhangra Class!
Join us for an afternoon of the ever-popular Bhangra! This will be the first class in what we hope to be a series of choreo classes inspired by various Indian dance styles.
One of the most widely recognized Indian dance forms, Bhangra is an exuberant folk dance hailing from the state of Punjab. While traditionally performed by men during the harvest season, the style has rapidly evolved and gained international popularity. The choreography we will learn reflects the evolution of this dance style, the transition from the traditional to the modern Bhangra, a style developed in the Punjabi Diaspora, danced by both women and men to Punjabi music occasionally fused with Western melodies.
No dance experience necessary, just come and enjoy this high-energy, fun dance style! We will learn foundational movements and then a short choreographed segment. $10 for the workshop - see you there!
Facebook event here
Irish Dance
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Taught by Jessie Baffa and Emily Cross

Will be back in August!
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.
Thursdays 7-8pm
*Schedule change this month!*
No class Thursday July 26th, instead it will be held Saturday July 28th
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 July 13th & 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!!! 
The class on the 25th with be more of a dance jam than our usual class.
Bring a big water bottle and wear whatever you want to dance in.  We usually go barefoot.  Cost: $5-15 sliding scale.
Friday, July 13th, 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.
Joy will be back in the fall!
Integral Yoga
Saturdays 11-12:30
Taught by multiple instructors 

Incorporating mindful breathing, chanting, asanas and meditation, Integral Yoga emphasizes the union between the body, the mind and the cosmos. 
Cost: free or donate what you can
Check out Roaming Yoga's website for additional information:
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!

Open Tango Workshop
 Date: Every Tuesday in May, 8-9pm
These classes are open to everyone, and FREE for ACAC members. This month we will focus on Tango music, develop your skill of partner dance, it will provide you with a substantial set of patterns and amalgamations that are sure to give you the confidence necessary to own the dance floor at your next event.

Classes are highly active and based on a progressive format, therefore students are highly encourage to sign up in advance. Each month a new dance topic will be introduce. The format of each class will be divided into 2 section; the first 40 minutes are for individual work (Pattern recognition and stamina), and the second 20 minutes will be partner work (Connections, lead & follow). Everyone is welcome, no experience require.
Edwin partners with our friends at Salsaburg
for a fun night of Salsa dancing at Clementine!
Date: 3rd Thursday of every month
Salsa class 9-10pm
Social dancing 10pm-1am
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West Coast Swing Practica 
Kristin Wenger!

Sunday, July 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.

Bellydance Workshops with Yoni Biyé
Date: Saturday, July 21st
When: 12pm-5pm
Two workshops:
Pop-Sicle 12:00 - 2:00pm
Keep it chill and throw in some powerful and interesting accents with this workshop that focuses on slow, sustained movement with sharp locks and pops with innovative gestures and expressions. 

Streamroller 3:00 - 5:00pm
Variation, Improvisation, and Sustained Movement.
About Yoni:
Yoni Biyé received his BA in American Vernacular Dance from Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV. He specializes in Transnational Fusion Bellydance, with training in Dunham Technique, ballet, modern dance release technique, and some training in Egyptian and Turkish Bellydance. Yoni has been studying Transnational Fusion Bellydance since 2007, and teaching since 2012.
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