Our Studio

Have you heard the big news?  After 4 years of teaching around town, RVA Swing now has its very own dance studio!

In order to expand our class offerings, we needed more studio time than we were able to secure in our previous situations at The Dance Space and Dogtown Dance Theater (both really excellent studios, with lots to offer, by the way!). So in August of 2016, we took the plunge and started work on our very own dance studio. We opened our doors in November 2016 to sold-out classes!

Where is it?

The RVA Swing dance studio is inside the Lakeside Towne Center, located at 6114C Lakeside Ave.  This shopping center is near the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and is directly adjacent to the Lakeside Farmers Market.  We are in the interior "Towne Shops" near Collector's Heaven and Final Gravity Brewing Company. Bonus: there is tons of free parking in this location!

Will it be available for rental?

Yes!  While we do plan a full complement of swing/balboa/jazz classes, we will be making our spare studio time available at an affordable hourly rate for independent dance instructors who teach other styles of dance, as well as yoga/pilates instructors and dance groups looking for rehearsal space.  If you are interested in renting the studio space, please email us at RVAswing@gmail.com

Check out photos from our studio build-out

We did all the work on the studio ourselves, with the generous support of the local dance community, who donated both their money and their time to make this a reality.

What we started with: a plain white box.

First task: painting!

The beginning of floor construction....

Sealing the floor panels...

Laying in the floor...