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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 HEREplease 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

DateMusicDescription
Dec 1, 2016Open Community Jam w/All Star Grove House Band (Kid Ory theme)It will be a full night of songs from one of our all-time favorite band leaders,KID ORY. The first set will be be played by the house band, and the second set is open to sit-ins from the community. If you would like to play with the band, please visit the Asheville Swing Jam facebook page for the set list and to download the charts.
Dec 8, 2016Sparrow & Her WingmenWith a wide repertoire ranging from gypsy jazz to early ragtime pop to New Orleans blues, they play gems from every era of early jazz. Featuring Sparrow Pants on vocals and accordion, Keith J. Smith on guitar, and the marvelous Je Widenhouse on cornet, this new band on the block is ready to move your feet.
Dec 15, 2016All-Star DJ nightA cast of fabulous DJs from the area will be spinning some of the best dance music ever recorded!
Dec 22, 2016HOLIDAY DANCE: Russ Wilson and his Famous OrchestraThis 10 piece big band with the finest musicians from WNC will be playing authentic big band dance tunes from the 1920's and 30's for your dancing pleasure. Don't miss this special treat
Dec 29. 2016NO DANCE- LINDY FOCUSThe biggest swing dance festival in the country is happening in Asheville this week! Head on over the the Crowne Plaza Hotel to dance instead.
Jan 5, 2017Open Community Jam w/All Star Grove House Band
Jan 12, 2017The Low-Down Sires
Jan 19, 2017Russ Wilson & His Famous Orchestra
Jan 26, 2017Solomon Douglas Quartet (out of town band)

 

Thursday Night Class Schedule

(All monthly class series begin the first Thursday night of the month.)

TimeClassInstructors
Dec 1,8,15,22 at 7:30 pmReady, Set, LINDY! Beginning Lindy Hop

Learn one of the most common footwork patterns in Lindy Hop and several different moves that it can be applied to! Whether you have never taken a dance class in your life, whether you’ve taken a 6-count or Charleston series already, whether you’ve taken 8-count before but would like to continue brushing up on your technique… you will get something out of this class. No partner is necessary as we will rotate in class!

Annie & Lindsey
Dec 1,8,15,22 at 7:30 pmBalboa: The Ins and Outs of Outs and Ins

It's Balboa class time again and we are working on Bal-Swing with an Out and Ins focus for the entire month. We will be looking at them as a vehicle to help the flow between bal- swing moves with a goal to make your out and ins feel more gushy and awesome. On week 1 we will teach the down hold basic and introduce out and ins as a review for those with balboa experience and to get those new to balboa up to speed. Week 2 we will refine our out and ins technique and add patterns such as cross overs. The pace of the class will pick up weeks 3 and 4 as we teach more complex patterns involving transitions between out and ins and toss outs, swivel breaks, and more. Weeks 3 and 4 will only be open to students who attended the first 2 weeks or have previous balboa experience. Don't forget to sign up for all 4 weeks to save $! We hope to see lots of new and old faces!

Melissa & Franklin