Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Upcoming Classes

Photo credit: Jerry Almonte

We're bringing you a mix of online, outdoor, and in-studio classes to keep you dancing!

Outdoor Classes

Whoohoo! Who is ready for some socially distanced human interaction? We sure are! We will utilize the Lakeside Farmers Market Pavilion for our outdoor classes. Click each class title for more details.

Advance registration & pre-payment is required for all outdoor classes (no walk-ins).

Tuesdays at 6pm - every week through the end of October
Learn a different short piece of choreography each week.
No experience needed.
4 self-contained classes, register for the monthly series or a single class.
Class dates: September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Tuesdays at 7pm - starting October 6th
4 week partnered series (registration is for the entire series only)
Students should have some basic experience with simple 6 count swing patterns.
Class dates: Oct 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

In-Studio Classes

Are you ready to come back to the studio? We're phasing in some limited in-person classes, with a comprehensive mask policy to help keep you & your instructor safe, plus tips and tricks to make dancing in a mask less irritating!

Advance registration & pre-payment is required for all in-studio classes (no walk-ins).

All Levels Jazz Dance       NEW!
Thursdays at 7pm starting Oct 1st
5 self-contained classes, register for the series or a single class
No experience needed.
Class dates: Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
(Also available via Zoom live-stream!)

Not sure about dancing in a mask? Studio owner Erica dances in a mask all the time! Check out her video rating various masks and sharing her go-to mask setup for active exercise.

Online Classes

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

Online Zoom Monthly Series:

Mondays at 7pm: Jazz Choreography with Erica (starts October 5th)
Learn Erica's newest full-length routine in this 5 week Zoom & YouTube series

Weekly Online Classes:

Weekly on your scheduleCardio Dance Fitness with Erica 
weekly free/donation-based exercise class posted every weekend to YouTube 

Thursdays at 6pm: Cardio Dance Fitness with Erica (last class on FB Live: Sept 24th)
weekly free/donation-based exercise class via Facebook live

Thursdays at 7pm: All Levels Jazz - Weekly Online Choreo with Erica 
weekly free/donation-based jazz class via Facebook live*

*beginning October 1st, All Levels Jazz will transition to in-person with a paid Zoom livestream. Please contact RVAswing@gmail.com if you need free or discounted access due to reduced financial circumstances.

Video Class Series Archive

Even if you missed out on the online class series, you can still purchase the instructional videos for Erica's original routines "Look a There" and "How Do They Do It That Way" in our online store. Appropriate for all levels, with plenty of extra explanation for newer dancers.

We also leave all of our Facebook Live classes up for you to take on your own schedule (though we can't interact with you like we can when we are live).

Support the Studio

Since the COVID19 crisis prevents us from offering our full range of classes, and threatens to do so into 2021, making enough to cover our expenses is a challenge.  If you'd like to support the studio during this time, here are some ways you can do so:

Take a class

Join us in the studio, outdoors, 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 have limited quantities of RVA Swing logo shirts available for sale in our online store.

Buy a gift certificate   
These never expire & also make great gifts.  Once it is safe to re-open, you'll be all set for classes! These are also valid for our monthly online jazz class and our outdoor classes, so they can also be used right away.

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!