Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Learn with us Online

We're pausing all in-person classes for the time being, but even if you are stuck at home, you can still learn with us online!

Online class schedule:

Online classes are either offered for free (donations also accepted) or on a pay-what-you-can model, depending on the class. Click each class title for more details.

During the month of June, all proceeds from our online classes will be donated to organizations dedicated to furthering the cause of racial justice, both nationally and here in Richmond. 

Multi-week Class Units:

Mondays at 7pm: Jazz Choreography with Kyle (new series starts June 8th)
4 week pay-what-you-can online jazz class utilizing pre-recorded videos & live classes via Zoom 

Weekly Drop-in Classes:

Mondays & Thursdays at 6pm: Cardio Dance Fitness with Erica (drop-in)
weekly free/donation-based exercise class via Facebook live

Thursdays at 7pm: All Levels Jazz with Erica (drop-in)
weekly free/donation-based jazz class via Facebook live

Thursdays at 8pmBeginner Swing with Ryan & Erica (drop-in)
weekly free/donation-based partnered dance class via Facebook live

Support the Studio

Since the COVID19 crisis prevents us from holding in-person classes, and threatens to do so for an extended time, eventually our studio expenses will deplete our financial reserves.  If you'd like to support the studio during this time, here are some ways you can do so:

Take an online class

Tune in on Facebook (donation-based free classes), register for our monthly online jazz series, or purchase a set of instructional videos from our online store and learn on your own time!

Buy a T-Shirt

We are taking orders through July 1st for our next round of locally-printed shirts.  This round of shirts will benefit the instructors and musicians from our cancelled event, I *Heart* Balboa, as well as our studio.

Buy a gift certificate   
These never expire & also make great gifts.  Once we are able to re-open, you'll be all set for classes! These are also valid for our monthly online jazz class.

Shop our Red Bubble store
We've added lots of our previous event designs to our new Red Bubble store, featuring mugs, stickers, bags and more.   All products are manufactured and shipped by Red Bubble and we get 20% of each sale.

Talk us up! 
Affected by this crisis and can't support monetarily? We get you, friends! You can support us with your likes, comments & shares on Facebook, as well as your online reviews on Google & Facebook. 

We are all in this together, and we can't wait to dance with you all again soon!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

March classes cancelled

Dear students -

As you know, the situation with coronavirus/COVID-19 is rapidly changing in our area. Today the Governor of Virginia issued a state of emergency and recommended that large gatherings be cancelled or postponed.

While we are not a "large gathering" we have decided that, due to the close contact involved in dancing, we will cancel the remaining RVA Swing studio classes in March, effective today March 12th.  

We have no direct links to anyone who is sick: this is simply a precautionary measure meant to help us all practice "social distancing" at this early stage when we can make a big difference to our community (all sources we have read say it's better to cancel things before it gets bad).

We will be in contact with each class cohort to sort out exactly how we will compensate you for the cancellations (some classes can be held via video, others cannot).  We will try and get these class-specific emails out to you in the next few days and your patience is greatly appreciated (the studio is a 2nd job for all of us).

We'll make the call on April classes in a few weeks.

Please note that The Jazz Den dance, as well as the Tuesday/Thursday New Leaf Yoga classes are independent entities and are in charge of making their own call about their classes and events.

No one is more disappointed by this than we are (we are small business that operates much like a non-profit, so the very last thing we want to do is cancel classes).  However, we care about you, your health and the health of our broader community and want to make the most responsible choices that we can, given the information that we currently possess.

We hope to see you all on the dance floor soon, but until then stay healthy & safe!

Erica Vess
owner, RVA Swing dance studio

Upcoming Classes

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