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 namesπŸ˜‚)  for our daytime activities. Be aware: this building is 114 years old and has lots of character, but presents a number of regrettable accessibility challenges. There is no elevator in this building and the entrance has section of steps without a handrail.


Parking info: Free street parking in a residential area (make sure to observe no parking signs and don't block any driveways).  

We have also have permission to use the All Saints Catholic School parking lot after 7pm on Friday & all day on Saturday (located directly behind our venue).  

Important parking note: Hawthorne & Walton Ave only allow parking on one side of the street, so pay attention to parking signs!


Please be aware that there is a festival at one of the neighboring churches on Saturday during the day, so you might 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, bumpin' AC, and is close to lots of late & all-night fast food options.

The stairway to the 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.) 



Parking info: Free parking in the lot out front and the larger one in back, plus free street parking on North Crestwood Ave.  Word to the wise: do not park in the Latin Market or 24-hour vet hospital parking lots!




Sunday Afternoon: Deep Run Park
Sunday afternoon outdoor cookout & indoor dance
9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond VA 23233

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.πŸ¦‰

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



Sunday afternoon dance
Ridgefield Ballroom (indoors, 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. (Note: the ballroom floor has just recently been replaced with a synthetic wood πŸ™„. It's surprisingly ok, but maybe bring your fastest shoes. Please do not use waxes or powders in this venue, we could lose our deposit.)



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. 😎

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 empty space and JuJubees Antiques.

Important!  Some GPS systems think the RVA Swing studio is 2 blocks down the road, so make sure to use the provided Google maps link above.  Budget some extra time before your private lesson just in case, and look for the large shopping center building with the farmers market pavillion.









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