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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 If you want to become a Swing Asheville member to save on classes and dances, you can do so by talking to us at the door or by clicking  HEREplease be patient, page takes a while to load! We are a volunteer run organization; if you would like to help out (and get in free to dances/ class discounts) please email us at ashevilleswing@gmail.com

Tuesday Night Music Schedule

The dance runs from 9-11 pm, followed by late night vintage blues dancing. There is a $5 cover to attend.

DateMusic
Jan 1, 2019 RUSS WILSON'S HANGOVER PARTY w/ his 10 piece big band

There will be a free beginner lesson at 8 pm, and no 7 pm class this day.

Jan 8, 2019Posey Quintet
Jan 15, 2019Low Down Sires
Jan 22, 2019House Hoppers
Jan 29, 2019One Leg Up
Feb 5, 2019Swing Jam - Michael Harris / Hot Club of Baltimore
Feb 12, 2019Valentine's Day Dance accompanied by Sparrow & Her Wingmen
Feb 19, 2019Queen Bee and the Honeylovers
Feb 26, 2019Gravyhouse Storytellers

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).

TimeClassInstructors
Tuesdays in January at 7 pm

*note: no 7 pm class on January 1*

First Stops & Second Stops Routine

First Stops is a great classic group routine that was choreographed by Frankie Manning and performed by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in competitions and on the social dance floor at the Savoy Ballroom. It's a good routine if you're interested in learning some choreography, but not quite ready for some of the bigger numbers. For the first two weeks (starting on the 8th!), Jean Gaston and Karolina Dróżdż will be teaching the choreography for First Stops. This is a partnered routine, but don't worry about bringing a dance partner! We will be rotating during the class. This class will build on both your solo and partnered dancing, and features Charleston, tandem Charleston, and solo jazz steps. Make sure you can come both weeks, so you can learn the whole piece. After that, we will move on to Second Stops!

Karolina & Jean
Tuesday in January at 8 pm

*note: January 1 class is a FREE beginner swing class*

Intro to Lindy Hop

PRE-REQUISITES: none!

Learn the foundations of the 8 count Lindy Hop, the high energy dance from Harlem that swept the nation and then the globe. Starting from the very beginning, breaking down the steps and rhythms in easy to understand ways, Keith and Sparrow will get ya on the dance floor and having fun in no time. No partner required and drop in friendly, though of course you'll learn the most if you start at the beginning of the month and stay till the end!

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.

Sparrow & Keith