The Dance Space

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

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Sunday, 7pm - Weekly Dance


Special Announcements:

Richmond USA Dance 1st Saturday Dance at The Dance Space Saturday 12/02, 7-9:30pm.  See details below.

John Holcomb will be teaching the Tuesday night Beginner 2 class (7pm Mambo and 8pm Tango) for the month of October.  See details below.

The next "Disco at The Dance Space" is on Friday 12/22.  See details below.


Richmond USA Dance 1st Saturday Dance

The Richmond Chapter will host our 1st Saturday Dance at The Dance Space (6004 W. Broad St, Richmond 23230) on Saturday, December 2 from 7-9:30 PM. Note: This our regular venue. 

There will be a Rumba lesson with instructor Jennifer Howard from the Arthur Murray Studio in Richmond from 7-7:45 PM and general dancing from 7:45-9:30 PM. Doug McRae will be our DJ. Regular admission applies for this dance - $5 for current Members and $8 for others. 

Please consider bringing a snack to share. 


"First Friday West Coast Swing" with Christi O' and Kyla W'

Friday, January 5, 2023 

8 pm to 10:30 pm
No lesson, just dancing!
$10 per person

RVA First Friday West Coast Swing Dance with Christi and Kyla.  Lots of Dancing-Friends-Snacks-Great Music.  

You asked for it!--we're it spicing up our usual First Friday WCS tunes with a pinch of California Mix: Cha-Cha,  Rumba, NC2, C2S, Hustle, Salsa.  Enjoy dinner (and maybe a beer or two from Mekong's amazing beer selection) downstairs at Mekong before the dance, and then come on upstairs for dancing! Doors open at 7:45.


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

Friday December 8, 2023

Lesson: NO LESSON!
Dance: 7pm -10pm-ish
Cost: FREE! - Happy Holidays!
Place: The Dance Space

Join us for a great night of dancing and community at The Dance Space.  You will be able to dance the night to the fantastic tunes (heavy on the WCS) of DJs Beth and Doug!


"Disco at The Dance Space"

Friday December 22, 2023 7:30-10pm

Lesson:7:30pm-8pm - Beginner Hustle/Disco lesson
Disco Music: 8-10pm
Cost: $5 per person
Place: The Dance Space

We are turning The Dance Space into an old-time Disco Dance Hall.  Enjoy our 1,600 sqft wood dance floor with plenty of room for even the largest RVA Disco dance crowd.  The music will include your favorite Disco tunes with a few Ballroom/Latin/Swing tunes thrown in for fun. 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! The evening includes a beginner Hustle/Disco lesson at 7:30 which is guaranteed get you out on the dance floor enjoying your own special "groove".

Music starts at 8pm and goes to 10pm.  Light refreshments served all evening.

This will be a regular monthly event at The Dance Space, for the rest of the year.


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.


November WCS Class and Dance:

Sunday, 6pm - $5 Beginner Dance Class!


1st and 3rd Monday, 7pm - The Salsa Gal Weekly Beginner Salsa Classes

Teacher: The Salsa Gal (Tanika Santos MacSwain)
Cost: $15/session (drop in) or $50 for 4 sessions
Pre-registration or drop is available.

Phone: (804) 905-7993
Instagram: @salsagalrva 

Beginner Salsa lessons are available at The Dance Space from 7-8pm on the 1st and 3rd Monday night of the month.  Contact Tanika at the above e-mail for more details.


Tuesday, 5pm - Scottish Country Dancers 

Come join the Richmond Scottish Country Dancers for some “Reel” fun. We meet every Tuesday at 5-7 pm. 

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

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Tuesday, 7pm - Beginner 2 Dance Classes

Every Tuesday in December  (month long series)
Lesson #1: Mambo 7-8 pm
Lesson #2: Tango 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 the basic steps in the given dance.

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


January classes: 7pm - Waltz, 8pm - Hustle


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.


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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.


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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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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