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
|October 1, 2015||All-Star DJ night!||Our swingin' team of DJs are going to be spinning some of the best music for dancing ever recorded. It's a special treat to get to hear these classics, so come on out and dance all night!|
|October 8, 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 (though we encourage musicians to pay if so inclined to support this event). Many of the region's best musicians show up to make great music for our dancers, and it's always a special treat. *Remember that this week is a fundraiser for Swing Asheville to help support live music at our dances!*|
|October 15, 2015||Mick's House Hoppers||Low-Down Sires trumpeter, bandleader & vocalist Mick Glasgow & friends bring rootsy good-time swingin' jazz & early 20th century vintage pop classics back around.|
|October 22, 2015||Djoukil (from France!)||Woah! This band is traveling all the way from France... Djoukil is a group of five fantastic French musicians from Lyon joined by their common passion for the music of Django Reinhardt style Gypsy Jazz and American Swing. Their favorite era being the jazz/swing rhythms and melodies of the 1940s makes them a much sought after band for swing dances, festivals and concerts in France these last 8 years and now they are coming to the U.S.! Check ‘em out!|
|October 29, 2015||Halloween Party w/ The Gamblers||SPECIAL EVENT! Dress up in your spookiest/most creative garb and come on our to our annual Halloween bash. Costume contest (with prizes!), special performances, tasty treats, and an all around good time. The band will be The Gamblers, a spook-tacular band led by Michael Gamble. They'll be bringing you traditional jazz, early blues, and good-time creole party music! (note: this dance is $10)|
Thursday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Thursday night of the month.)
|October 1, 8, 15, 22 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|
|October 1, 8, 15, 22 at 7:30pm, downstairs||Level 2 Lindy Hop
Level 2 lindy hop is back, with Josie & Alexis ( and sometimes Annie)! This month they'll be working on making your swingouts stellar, improving partner connecting, and fun ways to improvise. It is recommended that you are comfortable with lindy hop basics. No partner needed!
|Josie & Alexis/Annie|