What’s Going on in 2018?

On February 8, WCVE & WHTJ PBS aired “Charlottesville Inside Out”  with Terri Allard with a segment on CSDS. In case you missed it, you can watch it on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvepiGppon0 

August 2018

August 18, 2018 – Ivy Creek United Methodist Church 684 Woodlands Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Pre-dance Lesson 6:30-8 pm (included with price of admission)- DC RolePlay 

6:30-7:15 pm  Lesson #1 ~  Role Reversal!

Join us in exploring some of the mechanics and principles used for role switching within a dance. Learn how to take over the lead or offer to follow, switching comfortably and smoothly. Please note: Those who are able to lead and follow basic WCS patterns will benefit the most from this lesson.

7:15-8:00 pm  Lesson #2 ~ Weight For Me! (Beginner Plus, should know basics) 

How does a Follower know when to step forward? When should a Leader start the next pattern? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to sense your partner’s weight transfer and how to clearly transfer your own weight. These skills will help your dancing become more comfortable, more connected and more fun!  

DJ: Kelli Kilgore

Dance: 8-11 pm

We are *thrilled* to welcome the dancers of DC RolePlay to Charlottesville, some for their first visit! DC RolePlay creates innovative West Coast Swing dance routines that emphasize leader-follower role switching regardless of gender; they will teach the pre-dance lesson (Beginner West Coast Swing) from 7-8 pm, included in your admission. Team member Kelli Kilgore will be our DJ for the evening. A regular DJ on the DC circuit, we look forward to having her back to spin the tunes from 8-11 pm with our Westie Power Hour, all WCS music, from 10-11 pm!


– $10 for CSDS Members
– $13 for Non-Members
– $5 for Students (FT w/ID), First-Time Attendees and CSDS Members with August Birthdays!
– Children Under 16 are Free! (no babysitting services)   

 FOOTWEAR: please wear either dance shoes or light-colored soles; whatever you wear must be non-marking!


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