Event Calendar

8/26/2016 – New!4th Friday Dancing Duo dance & lesson at the CWC/RAC
Join the Dancing Duo for this monthly dance at a great location. Starts at 7:30 with a West Coast Swing lesson followed by open dancing to Donna's wonderful music until closing at 10:30. $10 or $8 for CWC/RAC members, full time students $5. No partner required. At the Carilion Wellness Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club, 4508 Starkey Rd. 24018.
http://carilionwellness.com/wellness/dance-lessons

8/28/2016 – New!USA Dance lesson & dance CWC/RAC
Carilion Wellness Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club, 4508 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018. 4:30 Tango lesson by Jose Zuniga, great instructor from Danville, and then dancing til the RAC closes at 7:00. USA Dance members $7, non-members $10.

8/30/2016 – New!D&D $5 summer special & potluck dinner
American Legion, 710 Apperson Drive, Salem. Potluck starts at 6:15, lesson will be moves-to-use-in-several-dances, starts at 7:00 followed by open dancing til 8:30. Only $5 per person. Taught by Dave & Donna.

8/30/2016 – New!Wedding Dances
Donna and Dave have helped many engaged couples to prepare for their wedding dance. If you are interested in learning more or know of someone who might be, please do not hesitate to contact us. Also don't forget about the Daddy Daughter and Mother Son dances.
http://www.dancingduo.net/?page=contact

8/31/2016 – Updated! – Private & Semi-private lessons
The Dancing Duo of Dave and Donna Spangler teach ballroom, Latin, Salsa, swing, etc. in the Roanoke area and have availability either individually or as a couple, depending on how they are booked, to teach private and semi-private lessons. Main location is Carilion Wellness Roanoke, formerly the Roanoke Athletic Club, Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30 and weekday afternoons noon - 4 pm and Saturday starting at 11:30. At your home or office is also a possibility. Privates are a great way to get started into dancing or where you can really make progress in improving your dancing. Try it, you'll like it! No contract. Pay as you go. Call 772-2238 to set up an appointment.
Also Jose Zuniga from Danville comes to town on Sundays to teach private lessons.
Likewise Bonny Branch is another great instructor in the Roanoke area.
If you are interested in lessons with either let us know and we will provide contact info.

9/6/2016 – New!D&D fall 6 weeks classes start
School is starting! We will have intermediate cha cha at 7 pm and beginner nightclub 2 step at 8 pm at the American Legion, 710 Apperson Drive in Salem. Cost is $10 or $15 for both intermediate and beginner classes or $50 the 1st night. No partner required.

9/10/2016 – New!Dancing Duo American Legion Oldies dance
American Legion Post #3, 710 Apperson Dr. Salem
7:30-10:30 pm. Casual or party attire as we dance to oldies tunes. $10.
Donna will have shrimp and a variety of snacks. Other snacks welcomed and appreciated.

9/11/2016 – Updated! – Welcome to our website
If you are interested in dancing in the Roanoke area and would like to be kept up to date, consider this. Donna sends out a periodic, very informative, dance email newsletter. If you would like to be included as hundreds of other are, go to our contact page and send us an email request to be added.
http://www.dancingduo.net/?page=contact

9/13/2016 – Updated! – Dance Gift Certificates
Consider this wonderful way to help your friends, family and relatives be introduced to dance!! Buy them a gift certificate for one or more private lessons, group classes or entries to dances hosted by the Dancing Duo. Call Dave or Donna for details. 540-772-2238.

9/14/2016 – Updated! – Happy Dancing during the year
We have been told there is no place to dance in Roanoke or there is not much dancing in the area or....... We beg to differ. Following are some examples:

Regular monthly dances!
The Dancing Duo of Dave & Donna host monthly dances at the American Legion
4th Fridays at Carilion Wellness Center formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of USA Dance also hosts a monthly dance at CWC/RAC on 4th Sundays
The Hotel Roanoke hosts a dance, normally in the Crystal Ballroom, and dinner in the Regency Room every other 3rd Sunday.

We teach 2 group classes on Tuesday evenings (one beginner and one non-beginner) at the American Legion, 710 Apperson Drive, Salem.

Private lessons on weekday afternoons and Monday and Wednesday evenings and some Fridays and Saturdays at CWC/RAC. Also at your residence or place of business is a possibility.

A phenomenal dance resource we have in the Valley is Bonny Branch,
who teaches private lessons, group classes and host weekend events.
https://www.facebook.com/BonnyBranchMovementArts

Other USA Dance chapters within an hour or two drive of Roanoke are:

Smith Mt Lake, New London Ruritan Club 2nd Fridays 7:30-8:30 lesson by Jose Zuniga, 8:30-10:30 dancing. http://usadance6042.org/

Beckley, WV - 2nd Saturdays. http://usadance-beckleywv.com/

Charlottesville - fourth Saturdays. http://www.usadancecville.org/

Shenandoah Valley - 4th Saturdays Sept thru June. http://usadance6022.org/

Mt Empire/Rural Retreat - 3rd Saturdays - 7:30-8:30 lesson, 8:30-11 social dancing. https://www.facebook.com/usadance.mountainempirechapter

Other than USA Dance there are many other dance opportunities.

Swing Roanoke has weekly group classes & monthly dances & all things swing. https://www.facebook.com/swingroanoke/

Please check out SalsaNoke for all things Salsa and Latin. http://www.salsanoke.com/events.html

Sapphire Ballroom & Dance Center in Christiansburg has a Dance Party every 2nd Saturday preceded by a group lesson, plus private lessons, group classes and workshops. http://www.sapphiredance.com/events.php

There is a dance on the 4th Saturday in Wytheville. 7:30 PM at Gerta's, 1432 East Lee Highway (north of Wytheville near Interstate 81/77 exit 77, below Pilot Truck Stop). Admission $6. Snacks Appreciated. Hosted by Bob Foglesong & Pam Umberger. For information call 276-228-5817 or pam@coppercrestfarm.com

There is Contra dancing in Floyd on the 2nd Saturday, Blacksburg the 3rd Saturday and Roanoke the 4th Saturday. Also square dancing in Blacksburg the 1st Saturdays. There are two shag clubs in the Valley, etc, etc, etc.

These are just some of the regularly scheduled events. There are others and many more special individually scheduled events. Please let us know others you think we should consider listing. A great place to check is the Meetup group Roanoke Dance For Fun to find a comprehensive calendar listing of dancing in the area.
http://www.meetup.com/roanokedanceforfun/

9/23/2016 – New!4th Friday Dancing Duo dance & lesson at the CWC/RAC
Join the Dancing Duo for this monthly dance at a great location. Starts at 7:30 with a Tango group class followed by open dancing to Donna's wonderful music til closing at 10:30. $10 or $8 for CWC/RAC members, full time students $5. Try it - you'll like it. No partner required. At the Carilion Wellness Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club, 4508 Starkey Rd. 24018.
http://carilionwellness.com/wellness/dance-lessons

9/25/2016 – New!USA Dance ECS lesson & dance CWC/RAC
Carilion Wellness Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club, 4508 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018. 4:30 East Coast Swing lesson by Jose Zuniga, great instructor from Danville, and then dancing til the RAC closes at 7:00. USA Dance members $7, non-members $10.

10/1/2016 – New!Dancing Duo American Legion dance
American Legion Post #3, 710 Apperson Dr. Salem
7:30-10:30 pm. Casual or Party attire. $10 per person.
Donna will have shrimp and a variety of snacks. Other snacks welcomed and appreciated.

10/16/2016 – New!Hotel Roanoke Autumn Tea Dance - D&D will be there
We started this event 6 or 7 years ago and the number of dances have grown to now consistently being 6 times a year. Please note the dances this year are every other month on the 3rd Sunday with the Holiday Tea Dance towards the end TBD. The quality of this event has grown each year! Dancing from 3:00 - 9:00 and includes enjoying a great buffet dinner in the Regency Room all for only $30 per person including tax and gratuity. Be sure you get your reservations in early as these events sometimes sell out.
Please make your reservations now and if you would like to sit at one of the Dancing Duo tables please let that be known when you make your reservation. Link below to email or call directly to Sherri Umberger at 540-853-8256.
http://www.hotelroanoke.com/dining/teadance2016.php

10/23/2016 – New!USA Dance lesson & dance CWC/RAC
Carilion Wellness Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club, 4508 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018. 4:30 Samba lesson by Jose Zuniga, great instructor from Danville, and then dancing til the RAC closes at 7:00. USA Dance members $7, non-members $10.

10/28/2016 – New!4th Friday Dancing Duo dance & lesson at the CWC/RAC
Join the Dancing Duo for this monthly dance at a great location. Starts at 7:30 with a East Coast Swing group class followed by open dancing to Donna's wonderful music til closing at 10:30. $10 per person, $8 for CWC/RAC members, full time students $5. Try it - you'll like it. No partner required. At the Carilion Wellness Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club, 4508 Starkey Rd. 24018.
http://carilionwellness.com/wellness/dance-lessons

10/29/2016 – New!Kazim Halloween Party/Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Kazim Shrine Temple, 628 Campbell Av SW, Roanoke.
Kazim Shrine has invited dancers to their Fund Raising Dances. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Hope Fralin at the Kazim, 344-9306 or Steve Nelson 774-8118.
The Kazim has a huge, beautiful wood dance floor. All dances are BYOB, bring your snacks. $20 per couple. Finger food. Music from DJ Steve Nelson.

11/25/2016 – New!4th Friday Dancing Duo dance & lesson at the CWC/RAC
Join the Dancing Duo for this monthly dance at a great location. Starts at 7:30 with a Samba group class followed by open dancing to Donna's wonderful music til closing at 10:30. $10 per person, $8 for CWC/RAC members, full time students $5. Try it - you'll like it. No partner required. At the Carilion Wellness Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club, 4508 Starkey Rd. 24018.
http://carilionwellness.com/wellness/dance-lessons

11/27/2016 – New!USA Dance lesson & dance CWC/RAC
Carilion Wellness Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club, 4508 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018. 4:30 Bolero lesson by Jose Zuniga, great instructor from Danville, and then dancing til the RAC closes at 7:00. USA Dance members $7, non-members $10.

12/10/2016 – New!Dancing Duo American Legion dance
American Legion Post #3, 710 Apperson Dr. Salem
7:30-10:30 pm. Casual or Party attire. $10 per person.
Donna will have shrimp and a variety of snacks. Other snacks welcomed and appreciated.

12/23/2016 – New!4th Friday Dancing Duo dance & lesson at the CWC/RAC
Join the Dancing Duo for this monthly dance at a great location. Starts at 7:30 with a Bolero group class followed by open dancing to Donna's wonderful music til closing at 10:30. $10 per person, $8 for CWC/RAC members, full time students $5. Try it - you'll like it. No partner required. At the Carilion Wellness Center, formerly known as the Roanoke Athletic Club, 4508 Starkey Rd. 24018.
http://carilionwellness.com/wellness/dance-lessons

12/25/2016 – New!Merry CHRISTmas
"I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Chris the Lord." Luke 2:10-11.
Happy birthday Jesus CHRIST.

12/31/2016 – New!last year there was a New Year's Eve with the 300 Club & Let's Dance (live band)
American Legion Post #3, 710 Apperson, Salem 9 pm to 12:30 am
$30/person.
Send reservations and checks to: Club 300, PO Box 18232, Roanoke, 24014 by Dec. 20th. You may email a guest bid request to club300@cox.net. Checks payable to The Club 300.
For reservations or info, call 981-9250 and leave a message.
Attire: semi-formal, black tie or dark suit and tie.

12/31/2016 – New!NYE dance events
Roanoke has a great dance community and lots of great options for bringing in the NEW Year!! Stay tuned for details.

12/31/2016 – New!Kazim New Years Eve Party/Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Kazim Shrine Temple, 628 Campbell Av SW, Roanoke.
Kazim Shrine has invited dancers to their Fund Raising Dances. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Hope Fralin at the Kazim, 344-9306 or Steve Nelson 774-8118.
The Kazim has a huge, beautiful wood dance floor. All dances are BYOB, bring your snacks. Tickets are $25 per person - BYOB - setups are furnished - bring a snack to share. Music from DJ Steve Nelson.

12/31/2016 – New!last year there was a Swing Roanoke NYE dance
New Year's Eve Dance with proceeds to benefit Good Samaritan Hospice, the area's only community based non-profit hospice.

Location: Woodland Place 935 Niagara Rd, in Vinton 24179
Time: 8:30 pm - 12:30 am.
Cost: $15 or $10 if you bring a snack.
Other: short lessons in swing, salsa, waltz (Amelia's Waltz) for those who may not know how to dance but want to support Good Samaritan Hospice.
Attire: casual to formal.

Music will be a mix of swing, salsa, ballroom, etc.

1/1/2017 – New!Happy New Year
What a great time to set goals for your dancing. Maybe it is just to get started or re-started, continue having a good time dancing, maybe bring a friend to a dance or class to share in the fun you are having, start private lessons to improve your dancing. What ever it is please let us know how we can help and keep dancing!

1/18/2017 – Updated! – Check out the video page
There are several videos to choose from and if you go to the bottom right hand corner of each and click on menu you will get your choice of several additional videos!!!
http://www.dancingduo.net/?page=video

1/20/2017 – Updated! – want to have some fun?
Go to the link below and click on Gallery, then Shows & Performances, then Virginia Show 2006. Check out the first picture. That is Dancing Dave on the far left rolling around on the floor and having Catherine roll over the top of us lucky guys.
http://www.abayasballroom.com/

1/21/2017 – New!Health Benefits of Specific Dances

http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/11/02/the-health-benefits-of-dancing----including-specific-benefits-of-different-dances.htm

1/22/2017 – New!Waltz to Healthier Hearts

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6622283

2/11/2017 – New!Kazim Valentine's Party/Dance
7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Kazim Shrine Temple, 628 Campbell Av SW, Roanoke.
Kazim Shrine has invited dancers to their Fund Raising Dances. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Hope Fralin at the Kazim, 344-9306 or Steve Nelson 774-8118.
The Kazim has a huge, beautiful wood dance floor. All dances are BYOB, bring your snacks. $25 per couple, $13 single. Heavy hors d'oeuvors. Music from DJ Steve Nelson.


And don't forget...
The Dancing Duo is available for private or group lessons. No contract – pay as you go.  Two instructors for the price of one! 

Questions? Call the Dancing Duo of Dave & Donna Spangler at 772-2238.

 

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