Reserve Practice Space
Not sure how to reserve space for practicing outside of lessons? Here’s a little help!
Here is the link to reserve UVa gym facilities practice space. You must make an account, but it is free for all users with a valid gym membership (all students have one). See below for a description on the various multipurpose spaces conducive to practicing! You need to reserve the room 3 days in advance.
The best places to practice are the various multipurpose rooms in the UVa gyms: the AFC, North Grounds Rec Center, Slaughter, or Mem Gym.
If for some reason you want to reserve other rooms (NC Ballroom, Student Activity Building, O’Hill Forum, etc.) for a club related activity, talk to Jenny and we can try to make it happen. (Requires 2 weeks in advance.)
MP 1/2/3 are the rooms in AFC downstairs. MP 1/2 are the larger rooms, and MP 3 is slightly smaller. But they are all large enough for the majority of dances (for individual practices). It is located on the top floor near the track, and has a curved shape.
MP 1/2 is a joint room similar to MP 2/3 in the AFC, however the divider is more often up. MP 1 is larger and therefore better to practice in than MP2. MP3 is located upstairs, by the pool, and is large enough for most dances.
MP 1/2 is another joint rooms, but again the median is often up. They are similarly sized.
MP1 is a dancing space located behind the office where they swipe your ID, and is roughly the size of MP1 in the AFC. It is often open for booking, but is NOT REALLY air conditioned. The floor is a bit sticky/resisting and thus may not be the best space for Smooth/Standard