The Dance Space

6004-A West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230 - (804)594-5871 -

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Sunday, 7pm - Weekly Dance

  • Dances are from 7pm to 9pm every Sunday

  • A DJ-ed dance using contemporary music selections

  • Refreshments will be served

  • $10 per person

  • Upcoming Dances:

    • 01/29 - 5th Sunday something a little different with Bill Irwin
      "Heavy on the Pop Music"

    • 02/05 - California Mix with Mike Recant

    • 02/12 - Ballroom Mix with Jerry Scaglione

    • 02/19 - Country Mix with Doug McRae

    • 02/26 - Ballroom Mix with Bill Irwin


USA Dance first Saturday dances are NOT at The Dance Space for January (1/7/23) and February (2/4/23). They will be held at Simply Ballroom.


Beginner Level 2 Series Dance Classes

Every Tuesday in January
Lesson #1: Cha Cha 7-8 pm
Lesson #
2: Nightclub Two Step 8-9 pm
Practice Dance: 9-10 pm

Cost: $10/person per class ($20 for both classes)
Place: The Dance Space

We are pleased to announce two exciting new dance classes here at The Dance Space. The classes will be held every Tuesday evening, one at 7pm and one at 8pm, and they will be followed by a 9-10pm practice dance.

  • Instructor Ashley Byrd

  • Two classes: 7-8pm, 8-9pm then a 9-10pm practice dance

  • $10/person per class each night ($20 for both classes)

  • REQUIRED: A basic knowledge of the dance being taught

Cha Cha: the class will focus on the Cha Cha connection along with social moves that anyone can lead/follow.

NC 2Step: the class will cover connection and body flight along with social moves that anyone can lead/follow.


"Heavy on the West Coast" hosted by
Beth & Doug

Friday February 10, 2023

Lesson: 7:7:45 Intermediate West Coast Swing
Dance: 7:45 -10:00 pm
Cost: $10/person
Place: The Dance Space

Join us for a great night of dancing and community at The Dance Space. There will be an intermediate WCS lesson by Adela and Eddie from Charlottesville. You will then be able to dance the rest of the night to the fantastic tunes (heavy on the WCS) of DJs Beth and Doug!

A basic knowledge of WCS (passes and whips) is required for the lesson.


Two FREE ZUMBA Classes with Candace Taylor!

Classes on January 10th and January 24th are FREE! They are from 10am to 10:45am followed by Mindful Meditation from 10:50am to 11am.

Zumba classes are a great way to move your body and release stress.  Zumba classes have Latin inspired music and movement. Come join the fun! Classes are 45 minutes long so come ready to workout! After class there will be an optional 10 minute meditation to calm the mind and body after the workout.

Come as you are with your workout gear, a bottle of water and a towel!

Classes are free in the month of January 2023!

Click HERE for more information


Disco Night at Bandito's Lounge

Friday January 27 from 7-11pm at Bandito's Burrito Lounge on Patterson Ave

The Dance Space and The Salsa Guy are jointly sponsoring an evening of Disco magic. A Disco/Hustle Beginner class will be held from 7-7:20pm with instructor Mike Recant, followed by Disco/Hustle dancing until Midnight to the music provided by DJ William Estremera. Jr.

So come on down for a great evening of food, beverage and dancing!

Both the lesson and the dance are FREE!

Bandito's Lounge is located in the Museum District at 2905 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA.


Halloween 2022:

Sunday, 6pm - $5 Beginner Dance Class!

  • $5 Beginner Level 1 Ballroom/Latin/Swing Classes from 6pm to 7pm Sunday

  • This is a class for non-dancers, new dancers and for current dancers interested in reviewing the basics of Ballroom/Latin/Swing technique and steps.

  • A dance partner is not required. The class is for singles, couples and same-sex couples.

  • Class Schedule:

    • 01/29 - Beginner East Coast Swing

    • 02/05 - Beginner West Coast Swing

    • 02/12 - <no class, Superbowl Sunday>

    • 02/19 - Beginner Nightclub Two Step

    • 02/26 - Beginner Bachata

  • Lesson Only - $5/person Sunday, 6-7pm

  • Lesson & Dance Sunday Combo - $10/person Sunday, 6-9pm


Monday, 7pm - The Salsa Guy Weekly
Salsa classes at The Dance Space
(starting January 9th)

Angel Rodriguez, The Salsa Guy, is back with weekly Monday evening Salsa lessons at The Dance Space.

His beginner Salsa lesson is from 7-8pm followed by Intermediate/Advanced Salsa from 8-9pm. Advanced registration is requested (you can pay later). For more detail or to register, click on one of the following links:

Beginner Salsa Link

Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Link


Tuesday, 5pm - Scottish Country Dancers
(no classes in January)

Come join the Richmond Scottish Country Dancers for some “Reel” fun. We meet every Tuesday at 5-6:30 pm.

Beginners are welcome and no partner is needed. For more information and first time attendees, please contact or call 804-639-7688.

More info is at


Need a dance lesson?

Check out our INSTRUCTORS page which provides a list of the independent instructors teaching private lessons at The Dance Space.

Additionally, beginner group dance instruction is provided every Sunday night from 6-7pm. See above for details on our $5 Sunday Beginner Dance Class.


Wedding Dance Preparation

If you are getting ready for a wedding, The Dance Space can set you up with a Wedding Dance routine that will make you feel like you are on Dancing With The Stars. We have several wedding prep packages available, starting at $350, or we can build a custom program to meet your specific needs.

Call us at (804)594-5871, Email us or simply use the form on our CONTACT page to request more information and pricing.


Floor Rental

The Dance Space facility is available for group events and private parties. Our large 1,600 sqft dance floor and sound system is available on an hourly basis, for social events as well as dance/athletic practice. Our central location in the near-West End is perfect for events in the Central VA area. Morning, afternoon and evening time slots are available.

We also provide affordable shared-floor time for dance instructors looking for a location for private or small-group lessons.

Call us at (804)594-5871, Email us or simply use the form on our CONTACT page to request more information and pricing.


Welcome to The Dance Space

The Dance Space is a dance organization run by Ginny Engler and Mike Recant. We have been operating since April of 1992 and we are dedicated to promoting Ballroom Dancing in the Richmond, VA metropolitan area.

We are not a dance studio in the traditional sense. We hold dance events in our studio located on West Broad Street in Richmond, VA . The Dance Space is an organization that does the following:

  • Holding public Ballroom Dances on a regular basis

  • Providing public Ballroom Dance Group Lessons on a regular basis for both non-dancers and experienced dancers

  • Rents floor time to local dance organizations and instructors.

  • Rents the facility for private events.


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The Dance Space events are held in a studio on the second floor of a small shopping center directly on Broad Street (Studio-804). It is located half way between Horsepen Road and Libbie Avenue on the North side of Broad. The studio is above the Mekong Restaurant with our entrance downstairs to the right of the Mekong.

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