This international dance group practices in the back of a local coffee shop - in a city that prides itself as being sophisticated and historic.
The dances are from countries like Russia or Turkey, nations a U.S. secretary of state might visit.
Sue Chase is with the Charlottesville International Folk Dancers. She says they reach out to other countries through their dance.
“We choose to see that as a peaceful process, to enhance world peace and peace between countries and cultures," said Chase. "I can only say I hope John Kerry sees it [the world] that way too.”
Secretary Kerry will speak just down the road from C'ville Coffee, at the University of Virginia.
Maintenance workers at the university are straining to remove seats to make way for the TV cameras.
Those seats haven't been moved for nearly 20 years - but the university's history starts long before that. It was founded and designed in the early 1800's by the country's third president and writer of the Declaration of Independence.
1.reach out to 把手伸向，接触
But until recently, he lacked the social skills to reach out to other kids.
2.maintenance n. 维护，维修；保持；生活费用
The window had been replaced last week during routine maintenance.