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
|May 5, 2016||Open Community Jam||This is a special FUNdraiser for Swing Asheville to help pay for all of our fabulous bands we bring in every week. The music is made up jazz musicians from near and far uniting together in an open community swing jam. All musicians welcome! Dancers are known to jump into the musicial fray to sing a song or two as well.|
|May 12, 2016||All-Star DJ night||Dance to some of the greatest dance tunes ever recorded! DJs this week include the fabulous Josie, Melissa and Sumner.|
|May 19, 2016||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!|
|May 26, 2016||Megan & Her Goody Goodies||Swinging music from the 30's led by vocalist Megan Lange from Knoxville|
Thursday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Thursday night of the month.)
|May 5, 12, 19, 26 at 7:30 pm||Ready, Set, LINDY! An Introduction to 6 count swing
Learn the basics of swing dancing with a 6-count step that will get you dancing in no time. In this four-week series, you'll learn the basic 6-count Lindy Hop footwork, turns and a flashy move to impress others on the dance floor. You'll learn not only how to dance, but how to ask others to dance and the history of Lindy Hop. No experience or partner is needed. Because each class will build on the next one, students are encouraged to attend every class in the series.
|Lindsey & Sumner|
|May 5, 12, 19, 26 at 7:30 pm, downstairs||Road to Blue Ridge Bal: Bal Swing When Balboa dancers started to break away and try "Swing", Bal-Swing was born. As a combination of many different moves and patterns, Bal-Swing is flashier Balboa. Love turns? Bal-swing might be the dance for you! As the second step on the Road to Blue Ridge Bal (July 1-3 in Asheville), this class will build on the basics from the Pure-Bal series, but drop ins are welcome and no partner is required. Some knowledge of Balboa basics will be helpful (also not required), and we will try to teach something each week to challenge all levels!||Melissa & Franklin|