The Dance Space

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

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Sunday, 7pm - Weekly Dance


Special Announcements:

New! West Coast Swing Beginner 1 / Basic Training class this week and next week!  See details on this page!

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 Grove Ave but it is recommended to generally stay away from the intersection of Cary and Three Chopt.  The best alternative is approaching the area from a completely different direction like 64/95/195.


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

(No classes April 17, 20)

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 April 14, 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 Patricia and Jarrett Lambert from Williamsburg.  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 Casta's Rum Bar

Friday April 8, 2023

From 7-11pm at Casta's Rum Bar in Downtown Richmond.

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!

Casta's Rum Bar is located in the 700 East Main Street, 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.


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.


Halloween 2022:

Sunday, 6pm - $5 Beginner Dance Class!


Wednesday, 7-8:30 - West Coast Swing Beginner 1 / Basic Training (4/5, 4/12 only)

A special class for non-WCS-dancers or new-WCS-dancers.  It is a two part class with two 1.5 hour sessions (one on 4/5 and one on 4/12) that will cover the basic technique, passes and whips that you will need for attending dances and intermediate WCS classes in the central Virginia area.  The class assumes no prior knowledge of West Coast Swing.

This is the class that will get you out on the floor dancing West Coast Swing.  It is perfect for dancers who have always wanted to try this dance.

Lesson: 7:00-8:30pm WCS Beginner 1 / Basic Training
Dates: April 5th and April 12th
Cost: $15/person per session ($30 for both weeks)
Place: The Dance Space

Reservations not required!


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 March
Lesson #1: East Coast Swing 7-8 pm
Lesson #2: Foxtrot 8-9 pm
Practice Dance: 9-10 pm

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

We now 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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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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