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.

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

Next Dance:  Saturday, December 16, 2023 – Member Appreciation Dinner and Holiday Dance

Instructor/DJ: Kristin Wenger

Lesson: A Few New Patterns to Spice up your Holiday

Style: West Coast Swing

Level: Basic Plus (dancers must know WCS basics or have taken WCS Level I)

Location: Municipal Arts Center (1119 5th St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902)

Come celebrate the holidays with your CSDS friends at the December Member Appreciation Dinner and Holiday Dance!  NOTE: You MUST RSVP to by December 13 to attend the dinner.

more info 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.


  • 6-7 pm: Members Dinner in lower level of MAC (must RSVP by Dec. 13th!)
  • 7-8 pm: Lesson
  • 8-10:30 pm: Dance

ADMISSION: We accept cash, check and PayPal.

Dinner is free to all CSDS members and $15 for non-members but you MUST RSVP by December 13th. Or better yet, become a member before Dec. 13th and get into dinner for free! Go to Membership to become a member.

The dance follows normal pricing for all attendees.


  • $10 CSDS Members
  • $5 CSDS Members with December Birthdays
  • $13 General Admission
  • $5 Students w/ID


  • $10 CSDS Members
  • $5 CSDS Members with December Birthdays
  • $28 General Admission
  • $20 Students w/ID


  • Free for CSDS Members who RSVP by Dec. 13th
  • $15 General Admission


  • Grilled lemon garlic chicken
  • Chicken parmesan
  • Kale and quinoa cakes
  • Roasted butternut squash with spinach and craisins
  • Seasoned green beans
  • Dessert

In the event of inclement weather and/or there is a schedule change or cancellation, we will make a post on our public Facebook page (you don’t have to have an account) by 2 pm ET the day of the dance and if time permits, our website will be updated and an email sent out.