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Charlottesville Swing Dance Society 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.

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CSDS September Dance with Robin Smith

Lesson: TBD

September 21st at the Ivy Creek United Methodist Church

CSDS welcomes back Raleigh pro Robin Smith to be the lesson instructor and DJ for our September dance. Robin is a full-time dance professional who has been dancing, teaching and competing in dance as well as judging regionally, nationally, and internationally for over 33 years. For the past 18 years he has concentrated exclusively on West Coast Swing, shying away from all the other dances he knows in order to study with only the very best in the West Coast Swing business.

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During his dance career he has successfully competed in the Classic, Showcase and Sophisticated divisions. Among his accomplishments are numerous 1st place titles and many top 5 placements at events all across the nation including a 3rd place finish at the US Open Swing Dance Championships in 2003. Currently he actively competes in the Champions and All Star Jack and Jill and Strictly Swing (lead/follow or improv) categories.

Robin was the *first* IPDIA / GPDIA Master level instructor ever certified by Michael Kiehm at the Instructor / Examiner level (highest level at the time) and has studied with Skippy Blair and the GSDTA (Golden State Dance Teachers Association) whenever possible. Noted for keeping up with the latest techniques and trends for leader as well as follower he is never satisfied that what he already knows is enough; he works tirelessly to keep up with the constantly changing evolution of West Coast Swing.


  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm:  Lesson (included in admission)
  • 8:00 – 11:00 pm: Dance
  • 10:00 – 11:00 pm: Westie Power Hour (all WCS/crossover music)


  • $10 CSDS Members
  • $13 Non Members
  • $5 Students (full time w/ID), First-Time Attendees
  • $5 CSDS Members during their birthday month
  • Children Under 16 are Free (no childcare services)


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


In the event of an inclement weather forecast, check this event page as we will decide by 1 pm that day if we are having or cancelling the event.

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