Venues

Main Venue: The Schoolhouse @ Lewis Ginter Rec Center
Friday & Saturday Main dance, Saturday private lessons, afternoon dance & activities

Jammin' on the James 2017 at Lewis Ginter Rec Center. Photo by Devon Rowland


Formerly a school and town hall, the historic Schoolhouse @ Lewis Ginter Recreational Center features a wonderful old hardwood floor in the spacious 2nd floor music hall and lots of smaller rooms (with cutesy school-themed names๐Ÿ˜‚)  for our daytime activities. Be aware: this building is 114 years old and has lots of character, but no elevator.


Parking info: Free street parking in a residential area (make sure to observe no parking signs and don't block any driveways).  Many of the surrounding streets only allow parking on one side of the street, so please consider carpooling to avoid a long walk from your car to the venue.





Late Night Venue: The Dance Space
Friday & Saturday late night dances

About 10 minutes from our main venue, this 2nd  floor dance studio has smooth bamboo floors and is close to lots of late-night food options.

Parking info: Free parking in the lot out front and the larger one in back. Do not park in the Latin Market parking lot!

Stairway to studio is located on the front of the building, to the right of Mekong restaurant. We regret that this building does not have an elevator. 


Sunday Afternoon: Deep Run Park
Sunday afternoon cookout & dance

Sunday afternoon cookout
Picnic Shelters 1 & 2

Enjoy a casual cookout by the lake at Deep Run Park (vegetarian options will be available!). Afterwards, explore the park trails and get your woodland frolic on before you head over to the afternoon dance.๐Ÿฆ‰

Parking Info: Free parking lots. For the picnic shelters, take a right into the first parking area. There is an additional, larger parking lot farther along the main road at the Recreation Center.



Sunday afternoon dance
Ridgefield Ballroom (inside the Deep Run Rec Center)

A short walk (and even shorter drive) from the picnic shelter is the Deep Run Recreation Center. We'll be inside on the lower level, in the spacious Ridgefield Ballroom for our farewell dance.

Parking Info: Free parking lots. From the main park road, take your first left into the Recreation Center parking area. (You can also leave your car at the picnic and walk the <5 minutes to the Rec Center if you prefer.)








RVA Swing
Sunday private lessons

(This venue only applies to you if you have booked a Sunday private lesson.)

The home for Lindy Hop & Balboa in RVA: our cozy studio is tucked inside the Lakeside Towne Center and has a fast, smooth floor that we built ourselves. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Parking info: Free parking in the large parking lot surrounding the Towne Center & Lakeside Farmer's Market. Weekends can be busy here, but there is overflow parking at the adjoining CVS/RVA Antiques lot.

Studio hallway door faces Lakeside Ave and is located between the space for rent and JuJubees Antiques.





Please note:  both our main venue and our late night venue are accessed by climbing stairs and are located in buildings without an elevator.