The Dance Space

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

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Sunday, 7pm - Weekly Dance


Special Announcements:

DISCO NIGHT at BANDITO's has been cancelled for Friday May 26th and all future Fridays.

John Holcomb will be teaching the Tuesday night Beginner 2 class for the month of May (see details below).

Southside Dancers: note that Libbie Avenue and Cary Street, are currently closed until late June 2023.  You can use Three Chopt Road as an alternative way for getting to Libbie and Grove Ave.


NEW!  Maya's Belly Dance Workout Class
Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

Join Deise Russell (Maya) for her super fun classes that let you exercise, strengthen and tone your muscles without hurting your joints.  The workout also helps to increase stamina and flexibility, improve balance and posture and is an amazing way to EMPOWER yourself and let the confidence radiate into everything you do!

Deise has over two decades experience in teaching belly dancing.  For more information:

Call: 804-690-7783
Instagram: @mayasbellydancing
Register at:


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

Friday June 16, 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.


Disco Night at Bandito's Lounge CANCELLED

Friday, May 26, 2023 - CANCELLED

From 7-11pm at Bandito's Lounge.

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 11pm to the music provided by DJ Will 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. 


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.


Halloween 2022:

Sunday, 6pm - $5 Beginner Dance Class!


Monday, 7pm - The Salsa Guy Weekly
Salsa classes at The Dance Space

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 

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


Tuesday 7pm - Beginner 2 Dance Classes

Every Tuesday in May (month long series)
Lesson #1: Foxtrot 7-8 pm
Lesson #2: East Coast Swing 8-9 pm

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

We have Beginner 2 classes every Tuesday evening. These classes assume you already know the necessary dance frame and timing and are experienced enough to lead/follow two or three basic steps in the given dance.

The class will improve your technique in the given dance as well as introducing more complex social steps.



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:


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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.


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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.

Links to other local Ballroom Dancing related resources:


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