We are a well-rounded ballroom dance studio, where most of our students pursue social dancing skills, have fun, make new friends, and enjoy all the health and social benefits of learning to dance. We teach smooth and rhythm dances, and our instructors will help you gain the leading and following skills you need to be a successful social dancer.
We also have select students who enjoy exhibition dancing in our semi-annual Showcase events, which are fun for both the participants and the audience, especially during set breaks where we offer time for general social dancing. Showcases are scheduled in December and June, usually the second Sunday evening. See our calendar for Special Events!
**Please Note Our NEW Address!**
1739-D Allied Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
We have basic classes Monday – Friday, listed on the calendar page. You are welcome to come to any basic level group class – we don’t require you to sign up in advance and no partner is required.
Many people wonder what to wear. Most of our students wear nice casual clothing that allows movement. Your shoes are the most important consideration. Do not wear shoes with rubber soles – it is not safe for your knees or ankles. Leather soles are acceptable, and we also offer ballroom dance shoes at the studio.
Social Dance Parties
Every* Friday night at 9:00 p.m., after group classes, the studio hosts a social dance party for all of our students and guests to use their ballroom dance skills, and to meet other like-minded social dancers. We have refreshments every week, with a special favorite being the second Friday Pizza Night tradition. The last Friday of the month is Dress-Up Night, and you’ll find a few more sparkles and sequins at the studio that night!
*a few exceptions: Thanksgiving, Christmas-New Year’s week, and the Friday before Showcases
We invite you to register for our email list and “Like” our page on Facebook so you will be in the know for our special events, theme nights, and party ideas. We will also make announcements in class and at the Friday parties. The studio phone is 434-977-3327, and we are generally at the studio to receive or return your call by 1pm, Monday through Friday. Our email address is BlueLightBallroom@gmail.com
Each of the instructors you will encounter in the basic group classes also teach private lessons for singles or couples. Private lessons are available from 1:30 to 7:30 Monday through Friday, and by appointment during weekends. You are invited to call us to schedule a complimentary private lesson. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity!
Whether your goal is social dancing, preparing for an upcoming wedding, improving your health or fitness, competitive ballroom dancing, or participating in showcase exhibition dancing, come on in!
Our instructors teach Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing, Salsa, Hustle, Mambo, West Coast Swing, Samba, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz and more! Tara McGough, Taylor Moore, Connor Jennings, and Chelsea Learned are available to teach couples or singles.