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July 2019
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 $10 at the door or $8 with a student ID.  Or ask us about our monthly group class card! 

Mondays

Kizomba 7:30-8:15pm

Salsa 8:30-9:15pm

Open Practica 9:15-10pm
Thursdays

*NO CLASS - July 4th & 11th*

Salsa 7-7:45pm

Bachata 8-8:45pm

Open Practica 8:45-9:30

Fridays

*NO CLASS - July 5th & 12th*   

Bachata 7:00-7:45pm

Kizomba 8:00-8:45pm

Open Practica 8:45-9:30

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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.

Flamenco

Taught by Tracy Verkerke

Flamenco 101-Technique and Choreography
Mondays 6-7:30pm
We will continue to refine flamenco techniques and practice working in traditional dance forms such as Alegrias, Sevillanas, Bulerias and Tangos.
Cost is $100 for 4 class series, payable on first day of class, cash/check, or can work out a charge. There is no drop in rate for this series. 
Permission of the teacher or previous flamenco experience required.
Facebook event here

Newcomer Flamenco class
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30, June 10-July 29
Explore the art of Flamenco dance and culture this summer in this intro level class.  Learn basic movement and percussion techniques like heel work and palmas(rhythmic hand clapping). Dancers will practice new skills in choreographies set to Spanish music. 
       This 6 class series meets Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm, June 11- July 16. Cost is $110, preregistration and payment through The Dance Spot.
Charlottesville Scottish Country Dancers
Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm
Facebook event here

The music is exciting, the dance style is strong, vigorous, and disciplined! The figures and formations are intellectually stimulating! The social interactions are rewarding and can lead to new friendships. 
No partner necessary.  Pre-registration please.
Irish Dance
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm
Taught by Jessie Baffa and Emily Cross

Note these classes are geared to children and young adults.
Preregistration required for these classes, available quarterly!

Baffa will be on break in July, catch them again with the new semester starting in August!
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.
Capoeira
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm Youth 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.
Tribal Improv Bellydance
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Taught byTara Tribal
Beginner group improv belly dance classes! This style of belly dance is based on American Tribal Style(R) created in San Francisco in the late 80's. We will learn the vocabulary, cues, and movements to create beautiful dances together as a tribe. No experience necessary. $10/ class. Drop ins welcome. Please wear comfy clothes/ dance wear/ yoga pants/ etc. 


Hip Hop Fridays!

Karine & Dana will be back in August!
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!
 
Cha Cha Classes at ACAC Downtown!
 
Date: Every Tuesday in July
Time: 8-9pm
Place: ACAC Downtown, 111 Monticello Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Cha-Cha 202 Open Workshops in Richmond!
Dates: Every Wednesday in June, from 7:15-8:15pm
Place: The Ballroom Club, 10960 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23233
Come learn the fundamentals of this musical, playful social dance every Wednesday at 7:15pm!
Washington DC/Maryland area:
Nuevo Tango 201
Date: Sunday, July 7th, 2-5pm
Place: Rendezvous Dance Studio, 11910 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
Explore the world of Nuevo Tango!
This 3 hour workshop is considered upper beginner level. During this class, students will be exploring the use of Sacadas, Ochos, and Barridas, while at the same time maintaining awareness of embrace/connection.
This event is open to everyone. Partners are recommended but not required. Preregistration is highly encouraged, please call Rendezvous 301-468-2582.
Taste of Tango
Date: Saturday, July 27th, 1-2:30 PM
Place: Elegant Dancing, 11230 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax VA 22030
Come, learn the fundamentals of this beautiful dance and become familiar with various styles of embrace & their musical interpretations. (Milonga, Salon, Vals, Nuevo) Partners are recommended but not required. Preregistration is highly recommended. To sign up contact Elegant Dancing at: www.elegantdancing.dance or by calling 703-281-0395.
Be sure to like The Dance Spot  
on Facebook to get regular updates on our scheduled classes and events! 
West Coast Swing Practica 
with  
Kristin Wenger!

Date:  
Sunday, July 14th
Place: The Dance Spot, 109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22902

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.

Salsa Nights at Expo
Date: Every Tuesday, 7-8pm
Place: Augusta Expo, 277 Expo Rd, Fishersville, Virginia 22939
Join the amazing team from The Dance Spot and Zabor Dance!
Whether a beginner or trying to sharpen up your skills:
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Cost: $40 for 4 lessons or $12 per lesson at the door
Coming in August!
Welcome to Friday Fusion: August Edition!
Date: Friday, August 9th, 8pm-12am
Place: The Dance Spot, 109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22902 

Friday Fusion is an event for dancers who are proficient in their dancing and want a space to dance with other non-beginner dancers of all genres and be free of the confines of specific genre. This event is geared at dancers who have the desire to use their skill are leads and follows within partner dance to explore, practice, and break barriers within dance. Each month, we will have class taught by dancers of all different dance backgrounds, teaching a dance style, connection techniques, styling, drills and so much more. If you are looking to level up your already established dancing, this event is for you!
Our instructors this month will be Tim Wegert and Anya Faruque teaching Zouk! 
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And, check out our local instructors and dancers in action!
Two amazing events!
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Our Studio Showcase!
Date: Sunday, July 21st, 3-5pm
Place: The Dance Spot, 109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22901
Come join The Dance Spot team for a spectacular afternoon of dance!
We will feature a variety of styles, from our instructors and students.
Showcase will be held in our 2nd floor studio.

Zaltandi
Charlottesville's World Dance Festival!
Back for the second year, Zaltandi is a performance showcase of various movement styles from all ethnicities that highlights the beauty of cultures and diversity of our community through dance.  

Join us at Ix Art Park on August 31st & September 1st!
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on Facebook to get regular updates on our scheduled classes and events!