Travel & Lodging

Getting Here


If you're along the East Coast, especially in the North East, and driving is not an option, it's worth taking a look at Amtrak.  At the time of this post (10/26/23) a coach ticket from NYC was just $34 on most trains, each way. 😻

Be aware that Richmond has two train stations: Staples Mill Rd Station (RVR) & Main St Station (RVM).  Staples Mill Rd Station is our sad ode to the 1970s located about 15 minutes from downtown but is the primary station for the city.  Main St Station is a beautiful vintage showpiece station in the Shockoe Bottom district of downtown, but has more limited service. 🤷🏽‍♀️


The Richmond International Airport (RIC) is about 20 minutes outside of town.  There are direct/non-stop flights from LA (on Breeze Airways), NYC, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, New Orleans, Houston, and Denver.

If you live farther afield, you might find it cheaper to fly into IAD, DCA or BWI if you can catch a ride down to Richmond with some DC or Baltimore dancers.



Richmond has tons of hotels (too many to list here). Sites like Expedia & Trip Advisor are your best bets to see what's available all in one place. The downtown area is very pricey, but if you look for hotels in Northside/Glen Allen and the West End, the prices are usually more reasonable.


We noticed some different listings on Airbnb vs Vrbo, so it's worth it to check out both sites

Roommate & Housing Group

The event does not coordinate housing for attendees.  Finding enough hosts has always been a struggle in our smaller scene, and in this post-COVID world, the number of folks willing to host a stranger in their home is lower than usual.  For these reasons, we've decided to use our limited number of hosts to house our visiting instructors and other staff.

However, we've set up a Facebook group for attendees to find roommates to share AirBnbs and hotels so that you can make your accommodations more affordable.  Should we end up with surplus hosts after housing all of our instructors & staff, we'll send them over to the Facebook group to select a guest.

Getting Around Town

Richmond's public transit consists of bus service through GRTC but, other than the central/older neighborhoods, this is really a car-based city.  Our afternoon venue (Maiden Motion) is on/near a bus line, but our main venue (The Dance Space) & private lesson venue (RVA Swing) are not.

Having access to a car will make your trip a lot easier.  It's always easy to get an Uber or a Lyft, though!