Welcome to Swing Asheville! Below you’ll see a quick overview of the happenings at our official Tuesday night weekly dance at THE BLOCK off Biltmore at 39 S Market St, downtown Asheville. The cover is $5 for Swing Asheville members (become a member by clicking HERE…please be patient, page takes a while to load!).
Note that every month, this schedule will change to reflect the upcoming bands and learning opportunities!
Tuesday Night Music & Class Schedule
The dance runs from 9-11 pm, followed by late night vintage blues dancing. There is a $5 cover to attend, and 10% of all bar sales + donations go to a different local non-profit every month.
|March 6, 2018||Community Jazz Jam||This monthly fundraiser for Swing Asheville has become one of our favorite nights and really brings our community together! The music will be our community swing jam band which means YOU are welcome to jump on stage with the house band and sing or play old jazz favorites with us- or dance your heart out. Visit our Asheville Swing Jam facebook page for setlist and charts if you want to join us on stage.|
|March 13, 2018||Queen Bee & The Honeylovers|
|March 20, 2018||One Leg Up||One Leg Up represents Asheville's jazz scene in fine form, playing a lively, danceable mix of gypsy jazz, Latin, swing, and original compositions. Always a responsive and fun dance band, and also delightful to just sit back and watch while they make musical magic!|
|March 27, 2018||The Low-Down sires||The Low-Down Sires have been busy reviving rare early 20th century jazz classics for the past five years, and are known and respected widely as true traditionalists. Consistently hailed as one of the most popular dance bands in the region, the Sires have had the pleasure of performing at events all over the eastern US, in addition to their regular circuit of local swing dances, club appearances, and private parties. Dedicated to the lost sounds of the earliest roots of jazz, and inspired by the compositions and arrangements of King Oliver, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton and other giants from the storied origins of the art form, their authentic sound transports listeners to the streets of Old New Orleans and the barrelhouses of early 20th century Mississippi river towns. Their hot swingin' style is a surefire hit with audiences everywhere, from concert halls, bars and back-porches, to swing dances and street corners|
|April 3, 2018||Community Jazz Jam||This monthly fundraiser for Swing Asheville has become one of our favorite nights and really brings our community together! The music will be our community swing jam band which means YOU are welcome to jump on stage with the house band and sing or play old jazz favorites with us- or dance your heart out. Visit our Asheville Swing Jam facebook page for setlist and charts if you want to join us on stage.|
|April 10, 2018||The Bailsmen (touring band)||Fun and upbeat, Brooklyn’s The Bailsmen play Gypsy Jazz and Vintage Swing. Their sound is straight from New York by way of New Orleans and Paris, nodding to Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Classics and originals are all given a fresh spin by these young musicians - just try to keep off the dance floor. The Bailsmen are Abraham Pollack, bass; Brandon Vetrano, guitar; Charlie Castelluzzo, guitar; and Gabriel Yonkler, sax. Find them on Spotify and at www.thebailsmen.com.|
Tuesday Night Class Schedule
All monthly class series begin the first Tuesday night of the month, but you can drop in at any time. Classes are $10 ($8 for Swing Asheville members).
|Tuesdays in March at 7 pm|| Beginning Balboa
Are you Curious about Balboa? Need to brush up on moves you learned last Summer at Blue Ridge Bal? Then this class is for you! We'll be delving into what makes Balboa our favorite dance- comfy connections, quick turns, and fancy footwork. First class comes on the heels of our teacher training with David Rehm in Huntsville so the approach will be fresh and polished. No experience necessary, no partner required, drop ins welcome.
Classes are held every Tuesday from 7-8 pm at The BLOCK off biltmore. Each class costs $10, or $8 if you are a Swing Asheville member.
|Melissa Burdeos & Franklin Smith|
|Tuesday in March at 8 pm||Beginning Lindy Hop 8-Count Focus
PRE-REQUISITES: none! No partner needed! Deb and Franklin continue the Lindy hop series into March with a focus on 8 count swing (with a little 6 count mixed in for fun). No experience necessary, no partner needed, drop ins welcome. Classes are held every Tuesday from 8-9pm at The BLOCK off biltmore. Each class costs $10, or $8 if you are a Swing Asheville member.
|Deb Pelton Hall & Franklin Smith|