Dance Fitness: Strength & Stretch

What: 4 week Dance Fitness class series

When: Sundays at 5pm until 5:45pm, starting February 3rd 
             Class dates: Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th & March 3rd. No class on Feb 24th.

Where: RVA Swing Studio 6114C Lakeside Ave, Henrico VA

Pre-requisites: None.

Instructor: Erica Vess          

Cost:  $25 for a 4-week session if registered in advance
           $35 if registered at the door (space permitting)
           $9 for a single class drop-in (space permitting)

Drop-in Policy: Single class drop-ins are available in this class series at $9 per class. Advance registration for an entire 4 week session is encouraged to meet class minimums. In full sessions, reserved spots are released to drop-ins 5 minutes before each class, so please be on time.

About the Class Series

Want to feel stronger and lessen your chance of injury on the social dance floor?  In her 45 minute class, Erica will take you through some low-impact (but super effective!) exercises to strengthen your legs, arms, glutes and core, followed by some restorative cool-down stretching.

You don't need to be a dancer to take this class. All fitness levels are welcome in this supportive, body-positive series.

This will be, first & foremost, an exercise class, so wear stretchy athletic clothing that you don't mind getting all sweaty! Bear in mind that we will be doing a lot of exercises on the floor and lifting our legs, etc, so short-shorts are not appropriate.  This class is best done barefoot or in socks that have rubber grips on the bottom.

Single class drop-ins are also available in this series, space permitting.  Reserved spots for pre-registered students are held until 5 minutes before class starts, after which they may be given to a walk-in student.  Conversely, we need to meet a minimum of pre-registered students to hold each 4-week session, so we encourage you to sign up in advance if you plan to attend.

All students should bring:

-- a yoga or exercise mat (we also have several studio mats available for anyone who does not have their own)

-- a towel 

-- a water bottle

Please arrive no later than 5 minutes before your class starts. Reserved spots are released to drop-ins 5 minutes before class starts.

Please arrive ready to take class, as we do not have changing facilities other than our single restroom. If you need to change clothes at the studio, please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early just in case!

Register Online

Spaces available in this session: 8
This total was last updated at 12pm on 2/3/19 and may lag behind actual registrations

Click here to register online

How to find us

The RVA Swing studio is located inside the Lakeside Towne Center, at 6114 Lakeside Ave.  There is tons of free parking in the lot adjacent to the Farmer's Market pavilion, as well as behind the Towne Center building.  Enter through the Towne Shops door under the RVA Swing sign (on the side of the building facing Lakeside Ave) and head down the hallway.

Please note that some GPS systems will send you about 2 blocks away.  You want the parking lot by the Farmers Market and the CVS. :)

Refund Policy:  

Please make sure to give us  24 hours notice of cancellations in order to receive a full refund.

Registered for a series and can no longer attend? Please let us know ASAP by emailing  

We can only issue refunds or class credits to students who notify us directly of cancellations before the class begins.

--Cancellations made at least 24 hours before the 1st class of a series are eligible for a full refund or class credit (please indicate your choice when you notify us of your cancellation).

--Cancellations received on the day of the 1st class are considered “late cancellations” because these spaces can be difficult to fill with short notice.  Late cancellations made at least 4 hours before class starts are eligible for a 50% refund or a 50% class-credit  towards a future series.  Please indicate your choice when you notify us of your cancellation.

--Last-minute cancellations received less than 4 hours before a class series begins, as well as no-shows,  are not eligible for any refunds or class credits.

-- Did you have an emergency? Email us up to 24 hours past class start and let us know and you can still get your partial class credit or partial refund.

--Once you start a series, no refund or credit is given for class absences.