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April 2017
This newsletter features our program for the month of April 
During the month of April
we will feature multiple ballroom and club style dance classes at our studio in Charlottesville. We are also offering ballet, a fundamental basis for any other dance form!  Our group classes are open to the public and are 45 mins in length.  They are be 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.)
Beginner       Rumba    7:15-8pm

Beginner       Argentine Tango    7:15-8pm

Multi-level       Bachata   7:15-8pm
Multi-level       Salsa   6:15-7pm
*no class on April 7th!*

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

Indian Dance: Kathak
Tuesday March 4th, 6-8pm
Tuesday March 18th, 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.
Wednesdays, 6-7pm
Taught by Cherylann

Learn what clogging has evolved into in the modern world as well as where it came from. The purpose of this class is to educate all new and experience dancers to learn a new form of dance that is unique, fun, exciting, invigorating, and a great cardio workout. All ages can enjoy; beginner to advanced classes are available. This type of dance allows the young child to adult to learn together in setting that is welcoming and can become a family in its own. 
Diva Thursday!
Thursday, April 20th at 7:30pm
Taught by Dana Taylor
Calling all Divas!   This is an all-levels dance workout class designed to get your body moving and your heart rate up while grooving with some of the finest divas of hip hop and pop.  A constant flow of tracks will keep you moving the entire time, including a warm ups and cool down.  Bring a water bottle and a friend, and be ready to sweat.   Footwear: no shoes required, but please be relatively scuff-free on the Dance Spot's nice floors!   Sliding scale $5-15.     **This is a trial run class.  If there seems to be ample interest it will become a more frequent one!**

Hip Hop
every Friday
Friday 7th Karine Morgan
Afro - Dancehall Basics. Basic moves plus fun choreo. Sliding scale.

Friday 14th & 28th 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 21st Deontrae Javon Spruill (AKA) 007
It's 1985: Hip hop, B-Boys, Ballroom, and Breaking is all you see on tv and all you hear on the radio.I had no idea that as a young child, there was an art from, a style of dance being developed in the "underground L.G.B.T." community. Twenty years later, I would grow to love it, embrace it, share it, and most of all, WORK IT!  I believe: Art is life....And life is dance......I'm ready to help you feel Empowered, Sexy, Swagged-Out, and FIERCE!  You Ready?
Integral Yoga
Saturdays, 10-11:30am
Taught by Julie Roa

Incorporating mindful breathing, chanting, asanas and meditation, Integral Yoga emphasizes the union between the body, the mind and the cosmos.  Julie has taught Integral Yoga in studios around the globe.  She was trained in Rishikesh, India and Yogaville, VA.
Sunday, April 30th  
Taught by Tracy Verkerke
Join us for an introductory flamenco class! 4:30 - 6pm, $25 per session, cash or check at the door. 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.

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
April 10 - May 15
through Albemarle Parks & Rec, www.albemarle.org/parks 


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

Stay tuned for more upcoming classes, coming soon!
West Coast Swing Practica 
Kristin Wenger!
Sunday, April 9th
Place: The Dance Spot, 109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22902
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.

The Dance Spot Social Dance Party!
Date:  Friday, April 14th
Place: The Dance Spot, 109 2nd St SE, Charlottesville VA 22902
Social Dancing from 8-11pm

Join us at the Dance Spot for a Friday night social dance! We'll be offering a variety of different music and dance styles to enjoy for hours of dance fun.

April Bluesday Dance with
Swing Cville!
Date: Thursday, April 20th
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!


Date: SundayApril 30th,1-4pm
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! 
Join us for our Spring Showcase! 

Sunday April 30th at 3pm
at the Haven
112 W Market St, downtown Charlottesville
Carolyn is available for private instruction and group classes 
at The Dance Spot email for availability!