Charlottesville Swing Dance Society

Welcome to CSDS!

Charlottesville Swing Dance Society (CSDS) is a West Coast Swing dance club serving Charlottesville and the surrounding area.  Look here for info on the next dance or checkout the newsletter below.

Read the CSDS September Newsletter.

Attendees of all CSDS events are expected to be familiar with and abide by our Code of Conduct.

CSDS has a new online registration process to help streamline dance registration and payment.  See instructions below for more information.

Next Dance:  Saturday, October 15th, including Halloween Contest and Annual Membership Meeting

Location:  Ivy Creek United Methodist Church

Instructors: Jason Donahoo & Emma Suggs

Lesson: 7-8 pm – Find Your Voice (included in admission)

Dance: 8-11 pm

We look forward to having new teaching partners Jason Donahoo & Emma Suggs at our October 15th dance!  The lesson this time is called Find Your Voice.  How many times have your instructors said “give your partner space!” or “you have to let them speak!” or even “WCS is a dialogue dance where both partners have things to say?” This lesson will give you tips and tricks to learn how to start doing just that.  Instead of talking about the concept of space, we’ll get into the nitty gritty on how to actually DO that.  Dances should know their basic pushes, passes and whip. Have an open mind and be willing to step outside of your comfort zone of patterns.

During the break, we’ll have our Annual Membership meeting, Board of Directors election, and Costume Contest with prizes.  Costumes are optional but highly encouraged!


Registration opens on the first of the month.  Go to Dance Registration once registration is open and your account is created to reserve your spot!


  • CSDS Members: $10
  • General Admission: $13
  • Students (full time w/ID): $5
  • Birthday month Members: $5
  • Children 17 & under: Free


We ask that dancers use our online registration process to help streamline dance registration and payment.  To register for a dance please do the following:

  1. Create a CSDS account on our Create an Account page.
  2. Allow time for the account manager to verify your membership status. If you are already a member you will receive an email alerting you when your account has been updated  This can take up to 48 hours.
  3. OR if you are not a member and want to become one then go to our Membership page.
  4. Go to Dance Registration to register and pay for the dance.

For more information and step by step instructions see our Online Registration FAQ document.