Welcome to Swing Asheville! Below you’ll see a quick overview of the happenings at our official Thursday night weekly dance at Club Eleven, 11 Grove Street, Asheville from 8:30 to 11:00 p.m. The cover is $5 for Swing Asheville members (become a member by clicking HERE…please be patient, page takes a while to load!) or $7 for non-members
Note that every month, this schedule will change to reflect the upcoming bands and learning opportunities!
Thursday Night Music & Dance Schedule
|September 3, 2015||Community Swing Jam||All jazz musicians are welcome to join our house musicians in playing for this dance! Join in and get free entrance to the dance. The evening will be rounded out by our stellar DJs- remember that this week is a fundraiser for Swing Asheville to help support live music at our dances!|
|September 10, 2015||The Gamble/Wilson Swing Orchestra||Michael Gamble & Russ Wilson have created a big band with some of the region's finest musicians. Dance to your big band favorites with this special treat!|
|September 17, 2015||The Lowdown Sires||The Low-Down Sires are dedicated to the lost sounds of early jazz, inspired by the compositions and arrangements of Joe "King" Oliver, Edward "Kid" Ory, Jelly Roll Morton, and other giants from the storied origins of the art form. Their raucous style predates the smoother sounds of big band swing and the intellectualism of modern jazz and transports you to the streets of New Orleans and the barrelhouses of early 20th century Mississippi river towns. Their performance style is at once hard hitting and intimate, fitting in easily well at bars, back-porches, swing dances, and street corners.|
|September 29, 2015||One Leg Up||One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions. The band formed in 2003 as a “String Swing” band in the style of famed French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt.|
Thursday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Thursday night of the month.)
|September 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7:30pm||Beginning Lindy Hop
Stacey & Jonas will take you from zero to swingin' in no time with their beginning swing dance class. You'll learn the lindy hop, a fun and exciting form of swing dancing, as well as tips and tricks for social dancing with anyone. No experience or partner is needed, and while the class will progress each week, drop-ins are always welcome!
|Stacey & Jonas|
|September 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7:30pm, downstairs||Level 2 Lindy Hop
Level 2 lindy hop is back, with Annie & Josie! This month they'll be teaching you ways to play with rhythm and footwork to spice up your lindy hop, dance more in-tune with the music, and deepen your connection with your partner. It is recommended that you are comfortable with lindy hop basics. No partner needed!
|Annie & Josie|