Classes & Events

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

 

In addition to offering personal training in the privacy of my home studio, I regularly  teach group fitness classes at various locations in the community.  Fees for group classes are paid directly to the organizations hosting these events. Pricing is typically $5.00 per class, but please contact them directly with questions. 

 

All classes are open to people of any age group. SilverSneakers® membership is not required. Both places offer senior discounts for those who are not SilverSneakers® members.

South Charleston Community Center

601 Jefferson Road

Charlestown, WV 25309
304-744-4731
 

Action Sports Complex

2400 Kanawha Terrace
St. Albans, WV 25177
304-722-1315

CLASSES & EVENTS

 

On this page, you will find great resources for both group fitness classes and dance events in the Charleston WV area.  I hope to see you soon in the community!  If you would prefer private instruction instead (dance or fitness), please click below.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

 

In addition to offering personal training in the privacy of my home studio, I regularly  teach group fitness classes at various locations in the community.  Fees for group classes are paid directly to the organizations hosting these events. Pricing is typically $5.00 per class, but please contact them directly with questions. 

 

All fitness classes are open to people of any age group. SilverSneakers® membership is not required. Both places offer senior discounts for those who are not SilverSneakers® members.

South Charleston Community Center

601 Jefferson Road

Charlestown, WV 25309
304-744-4731
 

Action Sports Complex

2400 Kanawha Terrace
St. Albans, WV 25177
304-722-1315

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

MONDAY ​

12:00-12:45 - Mat-based Yoga/Pilates (South Charleston Community Center)

1:00-1:45 - SilverSneakers® Classic (South Charleston Community Center)

TUESDAY ​

9:00-9:45 - SilverSneakers® Classic ​(South Charleston Community Center)​

10:30-11:15 - SilverSneakers® Classic (Action Sports Complex)

11:30-12:15 - Mat-based yoga/Pilates (Action Sports Complex)

WEDNESDAY ​

12:00-12:45 - Mat-based Yoga/Pilates (South Charleston Community Center)

1:00-1:45 - SilverSneakers® Classic (South Charleston Community Center)

 

THURSDAY​

9:00-9:45 - SilverSneakers® Classic  (South Charleston Community Center)

1:00-1:45 - SilverSneakers® Chair-Based Yoga  (South Charleston Community Center)

 

For more information or to request my instruction at your gym, or assisted living facility, email me at: marylouise.king.wv@gmail.com.

Additional events are posted at:
 

LOCAL DANCE EVENTS

 

In addition to offering private dance lessons in the privacy of my home studio, Jim and I often perform and participate in various dance events in the community.  We encourage our students and friends to join us at these events!

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

  • "Dance the Night Away" at University Dance Club on August 28, 2021. The location, time, and type of food are TBA. Email marylouise.king.wv@gmail.com if you would like to join!

Any fees for dance events are paid directly to the organizations hosting these events, but if you are interested in attending one of these dances, please feel free to email me for specific information, including costs and reservation deadlines.

 

Here is a general overview of the schedules of the ballroom and Latin dance clubs in the area. In addition to these regularly scheduled dances, I often know of other dance opportunities in the area, which I post on the Charleston WV Dance Facebook page.

ACADEMY DANCE CLUB

ACADEMY DANCE CLUB holds four dances per year. Usually they are scheduled on the third Saturday in February, April and October and the second Sunday in December, generally at Edgewood Country Club. The Academy Dance Club also has a summer picnic for members only  usually in July or August. The dances  traditionally have live music and include a meal. Dress is usually formal, but occasionally semi-formal. Non-members may attend as invited guests of members.

CQ (COTILLION-QUADRILLE) DANCE CLUB

CQ (COTILLION-QUADRILLE) DANCE CLUB holds four dances per year, always at Berry Hills Country Club. They usually are on the fourth Saturday in March, fourth Sunday in June, and first Sundays in October and December. The dances always have live music and include a meal. Dress varies from formal to semi-formal to dressy casual. Non-members may attend as guests.      

LATIN DANCE CLUB

LATIN DANCE CLUB began as an all Latin dance club but now the mix of music is about 60% Latin and 40% Ballroom. The club holds four dances per year, always at Berry Hills Country Club. They usually are scheduled on the fourth Sunday in September, third Sunday in December, fourth Saturday in February, and first Sunday in May. Music is provided by DJs or musicians. Dances always include a meal. The dress varies but is usually either formal or semi-formal. Non-members may attend as guests.

PASSEPIED CLUB

PASSEPIED CLUB holds eleven dances each year, usually on the second Saturday, but sometimes on the third Saturday, July through May. Most dances are now held at the Woman's Club of Charleston. Music is provided either by DJs or musicians. Dances include light snacks or heavy hors d’oeuvres. Dress varies from formal to semi-formal to  dressy casual. Non-members may attend as guests.

SPEAKEASY SINGLES

SPEAKEASY SINGLES is not solely a dance club, but it holds monthly dances that welcome experienced and non-experienced dancers alike. The dances generally are held on the second Saturday of the month from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., often with a dance lesson from 7:00 to 8:00. Locations vary. Music is provided by DJs. Attire is usually dressy casual, although some dances have suggested themes.

UNIVERSITY CLUB

UNIVERSITY CLUB holds five dances per year. The current schedule is for the a  Saturday in August, fourth Saturday in October, third Saturday in March and second Saturday in June plus New Year’s Eve. Music is provided either by DJs or musicians. Dances include a meal or heavy hors d’oeuvres. Dress varies from dressy casual to semi-formal to formal. Non-members may attend as guests.

CHARLESTON SALSA CLUB

CHARLESTON SALSA CLUB holds Salsa Night on Thursdays on the second floor of Vino's Bar & Grill, 812 Kanawha Boulevard, East. A free salsa lesson is offered about 8:45 or 9:00 p.m. followed by open dancing.

CHARLESTON AREA SHAG SOCIETY

CHARLESTON AREA SHAG SOCIETY will resume meeting on Fridays, beginning May 14, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Mountain Pie Company on the River, 5930 MacCorkle Avenue, St. Albans.

WEST COAST SWING

WEST COAST SWING meets on Wednesdays with a lesson at 6:00 p.m. followed by open dance from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.  The location is Centerstage Dance Studio, 965 Dunbar Village Plaza, Dunbar WV 25064. The cover charge is $5.00.

COME DANCING CHARLESTON

COME DANCING CHARLESTON meets at University of Charleston.

NINA SURBAUGH

NINA SURBAUGH meets with students at Academy of the Arts on Tennessee Avenue in Charleston.

THE MARMET RECREATION CENTER

The Marmet Recreation Center (formerly the George Buckley Center), 8515 MacCorkle Avenue, Marmet, WV 25315, holds dances each Saturday evening 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The cost is  $10.00 per person. For information on the dances or which bands are scheduled to play, contact Parks and Recreation Director Barry Pauley at 304-590-0238.

BARBOURSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER

​In the Huntington area, Dick Newman holds dances usually on the third Friday of the month from 6;30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Barboursville Community Center, 721 Central Avenue in Barboursville. He DJs the music. The attire is dressy casual. For more information, email him at dnbl@msn.com.

TOP HAT BALLROOM

Also in the Huntington area, Top Hat Ballroom holds monthly dances, usually but not always on the fourth Saturday of the month, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 520 Eleventh Street, Huntington. Each dance begins with a lesson. The cost is $10 per person.

 

AMERICAN LEGION DANCE

Another regular dance in the Huntington area is the American Legion Dance on the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 177 ballroom, 6024 U.S. Route 60, East, Barboursville. The cost is $8.00 per person or $15.00 per couple. For more information, contact: Mike Beck at 304-942-1969.