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:

    • 9/25 - Ballroom Mix with Doug McRae

    • 10/02 - California Mix with Jerry Scaglione

    • 10/09 - Ballroom Mix with Doug McRae

    • 10/16 - Country Mix with Phil Sisk

    • 10/23 - Ballroom Mix with Mike Recant

    • 10/30 - Halloween and 5th Sunday Ballroom Mix with Bill Irwin

  • COVID Policy: masks optional if you are vaccinated/boosted
    Click here for details


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

Friday September 30, 2022

Lesson: 7:00-7:45 pm Intermediate West Coast Swing

Dance: 7:45-10:00 pm

Cost: $10 per person

Place: The Dance Space

Join us for a great night of dancing and community at The Dance Space. There will be an intermediate West Coast Swing lesson with Debi Anderson, followed by the fantastic tunes (heavy on the WCS) of DJs Beth and Doug!

Lesson Level: Intermediate. You should know your basics (pushes, passes, whip)! If you don't, reach out to one of your local instructors/studios to get up to speed.


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.


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March 2022 Country Two Step Class:

Sunday, 6pm - $5 Beginner Dance Class!

  • $5 Beginner 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:

    • 9/25 - Beginner Bachata with Doug McRae

    • 10/02 - Beginner West Coast Swing

    • 10/09 - Beginner Country Two Step with Doug McRae

    • 10/16 - Beginner Nightclub Two Step with Bill Irwin

    • 10/23 - Beginner American Tango

    • 10/30 - Beginner Cha Cha

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

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

  • COVID Policy: masks optional if you are vaccinated/boosted
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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


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.


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.

Links to other local Ballroom Dancing related resources:


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