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 in April West Coast Swing Beginner "PLUS" Series every Tuesday at 7pm.  See details below

Heavy on the West Coast with Beth & Doug on April 19th. See details below.


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

Friday May 3, 2024

7-7:45pm - Intermediate WCS lesson
7:45-8:15pm - Beginner WCS Lesson
8:15-10:30pm - Open dancing
$10 per person 

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

There will be both an intermediate and beginner lesson from at the beginning of the evening followed by open dancing.  We are also 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 6:45.


USA Dance First Saturday Dance

Saturday May 4, 2024

The Richmond Chapter will host their April 1st-Saturday Dance at The Dance Space (6004 W. Broad St, Richmond 23230) on Saturday April 6, from 7-9:30 PM. There will be a lesson from 7-7:45 PM and general dancing from 7:45-9:30 PM.  Regular admission applies for this dance - $5 for current Members and $8 for others. Please consider bringing a snack to share. 


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

Friday April 19, 2024

Lesson: 7pm - 8pm, Intermediate WCS
Dance: 8pm -10:30pm
Cost: $10 per person
Place: The Dance Space

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


"Disco at The Dance Space"

Friday April 26, 2024 7:30-10pm

Lesson:7:30pm-8pm - Beginner Hustle/Disco lesson w/Mike Recant
Disco Music: 8-10pm - Mike Recant DJ
Cost: $10 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.  There will be Disco lighting to add to your "Studio 54" mood! 

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.


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November WCS Class and Dance:

Sunday, 6pm - $5 Beginner Dance Class!


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.  

More info is at


Tuesday, 7pm in April -
West Coast Swing Beginner "Plus" Series

Every Tuesday in April  (month long series)
Class: West Coast Swing 7-8:30 pm
Instructor: Mike Recant
Cost: $15/person per class

Join us on Tuesday evenings in April for a special WCS series class.  The class will start from scratch with teaching basic beginner skills and will progress through the five sessions to cover WCS technique and the core pushes, passes and whips.  The material to be included:

WCS Technique:

  Dance frame (connection, lead&follow)
  Foot technique
  Starter Step
  Anchoring (anchor step, posting)
  Rock & Go

WCS Patterns:

  Sugar Push (Push Break)
  Left Side Pass
  Right Side Pass (underarm turn)
  Sugar Tuck
  Passing Tuck
  Right Torque Turn
  Basket Whip
  Whip (three endings)


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.


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.


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, 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.

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