Solo Jazz for New Year Cheer

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What: 2 hour solo jazz choreography workshop: Solo Jazz for Holiday Cheer

When Saturday January 11 2pm - 4pm

Where: RVA Swing Dance Studio, 6114 Lakeside Ave, Suite C

Instructor: Cate Rauschenberger

Pre-requisites:  All levels are welcome, but we recommend that students have had some kind of exposure to solo jazz previously.

Cost: $20 per student for the workshop if you register in advance
          $25 per student for the workshop if registering at the door

IMPORTANT: Studio space is limited and classes sometimes sell out ahead of time. We strongly encourage online registration both to guarantee your spot in popular classes as well as to meet class minimums for special topics. Once all the spaces in a class have been sold, at-door registration will no longer be available for walk-ins.

About the Class

Weather the winter weather with seasonal (non-holiday specific!) tunes and some peppy solo footwork that’s bound to warm you up!

The pace of teaching will assume some prior knowledge of solo jazz movement, but those with less experience are very welcome to challenge themselves to accelerate their learning! While the main focus will be to get through the whole choreography, there should be some time to break down and refine the steps as well.

Finally, it’s not just a class, it’s a celebration of the season! So don your holiday spirit and dance shoes to learn some solo choreo with your friend and December-born dancer, Cate Rauschenberger. Who can last the longest in a tacky sweater? You'll have to show up to find out!

Pre-requisites: Some exposure to solo jazz. (You don't have to be an ace solo dancer to take this class, but you should already be familiar with some basic jazz moves.)

Register Online

Current availability for this series:

This total was last updated at 9am on 1/10/20

11 spaces available

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Additionally, you wil receive an email from us the day before the first class with everything you need to know. In the mean time, if there is something not already answered on this page, please don't hesitate to contact us at with questions. We can't wait to meet ya!

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 workshop 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 workshop 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  begins, as well as no-shows,  are not eligible for any refunds or class credits.

--No refund or credit is given for missed classes.

Shoe Policy

We spent over a month building our dance floor and we want it to stand the test of time! Help us keep it nice by following these basic guidelines:

--Please remove your street shoes right away (before you come inside, if you can).

-- Please wear suede or leather-soled dance shoes for classes and dances.

-- If you don't own actual dance shoes, please bring a clean pair of sneakers with non-marking soles to change into for classes/dances. This will help us keep grit and dirt off the floor.

The following types of shoes are absolutely prohibited inside the RVA Swing studio:

NO stilettos or other spiked heels. Not only are these inappropriate and dangerous footwear for swing dancing, they also tend to gouge and dent wood floors.

No home-made duct tape soles.  Yeah these might work great for a bit, but as you dance, you wear through the tape and leave sticky adhesive gunk for everyone else to dance on. No bueno!

No tap shoes. These shred the floor. Any tap classes in our studio will be soft-shoe only. :)

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 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. :)