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 March Newsletter.

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

CSDS March Dance with The Northcutts

Lesson: TBD

March 21 at the Ivy Creek United Methodist Church

We look forward to seeing everyone at our March dance with father son duo, Jacen and Billy Northcutt. Jacen will be the instructor while Billy will be spinning up the tunes

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Jacen Northcutt has been dancing for about 7 years, and is happy to have spent much of that time as part of the Charlottesville dance community. He enjoys teaching and sharing his passion for dancing, as well as competing and performing at dance events. He currently teaches a weekly beginner West  Coast Swing class on Wednesdays at Smooth Sailing Ballroom, where he is also available for private lessons.

Billy Northcutt has been dancing and competing in West Coast Swing for about 8 years, and currently competes as an Advanced level leader. He occasionally teaches at local area dances, and is available for private lessons. The Northcutts enjoy dancing at local area dances and traveling to events to dance and compete when able.

We encourage everyone to bring their own refillable water bottle to the dance.


  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Pre-dance lesson
  • 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
  • 17 and under 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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