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.

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

Next Dance:  Saturday, July 20, 2024

Instructor: Kristin Wenger

DJ: Ed Tharnish

Style: West Coast Swing

Level: Beginner

Lesson: Get your basics on!

Location: Ivy Creek United Methodist Church (674 Woodlands Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901)

Kristin will teach a beginner lesson. Perfect for those who want a taste of WCS, refresh their basics, or learn the opposite role.

more on Kristin
Kristin has been studying, teaching, and competing in WCS since circa 2000. She offers group classes in WCS and Nightclub Two-step through Albemarle County Parks and Recreation; she also teaches private lessons and choreographs wedding ‘first dances. She has served on the CSDS Board of Directors and routinely deejays for area WCS and ballroom events. Kristin has a reputation for combining clear, easy-to-follow instructions with humor and emphatic encouragement. Kristin has her M.A. in Teaching from the University of Virginia.


  • 7-8 pm: Lesson (included in admission)
  • 8-10:30 pm: Dance (please note the new ending time)

ADMISSION: We only accept cash, check and PayPal.


  • $10 CSDS Members
  • $13 General Admission
  • $5 CSDS Members with current month birthday
  • $5 Students w/ID and First Timers