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!
The best places to practice are the various multipurpose rooms in the UVa gyms: the AFC, North Grounds Rec Center, Slaughter, or Mem Gym. Click Here to see the hours of operations for UVA’s gyms!
AFC: MP 2/3 is the space where we hold lessons. MP 1 is the room across, which is slightly smaller but still large enough for the majority of dances. MP 4 is located on the top floor near the track, and has a curved shape. It is still sufficient for the majority of practicing.
North Grounds: MP 1/2 is another 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.
Slaughter: MP 1/2 is another joint rooms, but again the median is often up. They are similarly sized.
Mem Gym: 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 air conditioned. The other multipurpose rooms in Mem are not dancing spaces.
We’re working to use this calendar to allow our members to open up their practice space for people who can’t get reservations. If you would like to drop in on another person’s practice space, please ask them before showing up, even if their reservation is on this calendar.
You can add your practice space to this calendar in 30 minute blocks using this link. Include your name and location in the title. Note that it may take up to half an hour for your appointment to appear on the calendar. Thanks!
If all the spaces are booked when you want to practice, or you don’t have a gym membership, there are plenty of spaces around grounds that you can practice in even if they aren’t as ideal as gym space, such as the Chem Building Lobby. Good luck!