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

April 2018

Spring Workshops with Arjay Centeno!

CSDS is excited that Arjay Centeno is coming to teach West Coast Swing workshops April 21. Arjay is a well known dance instructor who lives in New Jersey and is often seen teaching and competing at West Coast Swing weekends through out the country.  

An excerpt from his website: http://arjaycenteno.com

“Arjay’s entire life has been dedicated to the exploration of art and music. For 17 years Arjay toured the world as a classical violinist before traveling the world as a dance professional. He studied music and also graduated with a degree in Art and Graphic Design, a passion he shares with his wife. Searching for more in music and the arts, Arjay pursued his hobby and love of dance and turned it into a successful career. There are not many dances Arjay doesn’t know. He currently travels the world performing, teaching, choreographing, judging, mentoring dancers as well as deejaying and emceeing some of the biggest events in the world.”

It will be another fun filled day with workshops in the afternoon followed by dinner and then the evening social dance to practice all the cool stuff Arjay teaches.

Check out this video of one of his routines at Liberty Swing a few years ago on his YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/zo_f4Smimbw

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Location (Afternoon workshops and evening dance): Ivy Creek United Methodist Church, 674 Woodlands Road, Charlottesville 22901


  • 3:00-3:30 pm: Warm-Up/Registration

  • 3:30-4:30 pm: Workshop 1 -Conversational Connection

Figure out exactly what your connection is really telling your partner. It’s not just what we’re deliberately trying to communicate as much as also what we’re inadvertently telling our partner. I’ll be showing followers how to be pro-active and the leaders how to be responsive. 

  • 4:45-5:45 pm: Workshop 2 – Improvography

Leading and following awesome patterns is one thing but to truly listen to your partner as you speak is a whole new level. Learn an organic approach to going beyond pattern structure and pushing your threshold to trying things you’ve never done with your patterns and your styling. 

  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner Break (Catered Dinner)

  • 7:00-8:00 pm: Workshop 3 – Fancy Footwork

Having a good base is key in good mechanics. Your quality of movement is based off a good foundation. We’ll focus on strengthening your footwork but making it look awesome in the process. 

  • 8:00-11:00 pm: Social Dance 

ON-SITE REGISTRATION (after April 15th):

The Catered Dinner is no longer available for purchase! 


  • $15 for Members

  • $20 for Non-Members

  • $10 for Students


  • $20 for Members

  • $25 for Non-Members

  • $15 for Students


  • $10 for Members

  • $15 for Non-Members

  • $5 for Students

There are still openings available for private lessons with Arjay. If you are interested, email cvilleswingdance@gmail.com to arrange a lesson.  


  1. There is a fee for the 7-8 pm Workshop (typically our free pre-dance lesson) since we have a Special Guest Instructor.

  2. Students must present a valid Student ID. 

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