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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 December Newsletter.

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


CSDS Holiday Dinner/Dance with Kristin Wenger

Lesson: Face the music…and dance (Novice Level)

December 21st at the Municipal Arts Center

We look forward to seeing everyone at our holiday dinner/dance with instructor/DJ Kristin Wenger. In the lesson Kristin will show you how to take a simple pattern and adapt it 3 different ways for 3 different songs. The lesson will be appropriate for novice dancers and up but dancers must know basic west coast swing.

December is our Members Appreciation month so the dinner, lesson and dance are free for CSDS members! See pricing below for non-members, or better yet, become a CSDS member. Membership is just $15/year and less than the cost of paying for the dinner, lesson, and dance.  See our Membership page to join.

Everyone attending the dinner MUST RSVP to cvilleswingdance@gmail.com by December 17th. Please include your name, how many, and if you are a member. Payment for non-members will be collected at the door (see below for prices).

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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 serves 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. She also hosts a monthly WCS practice & feedback event at The Dance Spot. Kristin has her M.A. in Teaching from the University of Virginia.

DINNER MENU (RSVP by December 17th)

  • Seared Blackened Salmon
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Curried Vegetables over Basmati Rice (GF/Vegan!)
  • Herb-Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Snow Peas & Shiitake Sauté
  • Salad
  • Dessert
  • Beverages

SCHEDULE:

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Dinner  (must RSVP by Tuesday, Dec. 17th!)
  • 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)

ADMISSION:

You must RSVP to cvilleswingdance@gmail.com by December 17th to attend the dinner. Please include your name, how many, and if you are a member. Payment for non-members will be collected at the door.

Members are free for dinner, lesson and dance! Not a member but would like to join?  Go to our Membership page to sign up.

Non-members prices:

  • Dinner, lesson and dance: $23
  • Lesson and dance (no dinner): $13
  • Dinner only: $10

Student prices:

  • Dinner, lesson and dance: $15
  • Lesson and dance (no dinner): $5
  • Dinner only: $10

FOOTWEAR:

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

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:

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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