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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. The cover is $5 for Swing Asheville members (become a member by clicking HEREplease 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 & Dance Schedule

The dance runs from 9-11 pm, followed by late night vintage blues dancing.

DateMusicDescription
June 6, 2017Open Community JamThis 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 (lead by Mick Glasgow) which means YOU are welcome to jump on stage and sing or play old jazz favorites with us- or dance your heart out.
June 13, 2017The House HoppersTrumpeter, bandleader & vocalist Mick Glasgow [Low Down Sires] and friends bring rootsy good-time swingin' jazz & early 20th century vintage pop classics back around.
June 20, 2017The Posey QuintetThe Posey Quartet can't give you anything but rhythm - and they have SO MUCH to share. This small jazz combo is led by Asheville's own stride pianist, James 'Posey' Posedel. The Posey Quartet performs rhythm-centric arrangements of hot jazz and swing obscurities from historic Storyville, LA to the red light districts of St. Louis. The group is heavily influenced by the likes of Fats Waller, Count Basie, and Jellyroll Morton, and features a balboa-worthy eruption of highly danceable rhythm set to turn-of-the-century Harlem Stride.
June 27, 2017One Leg UpOne 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!
JUNE 30-JULY 2BLUE RIDGE BALAsheville is having a swing dance weekend focused on balboa, y'all! There will be workshops for every level you could want as well as dances Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday afternoon, and Sunday night. Visit www.blueridgebal.com for more info and tickets!

Tuesday Night Class Schedule

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

TimeClassInstructors
Tuesdays in June at 7 pmIntermediate Balboa

Melissa Burdeos & Franklin Smith
Tuesdays in June at 8 pmBeginning Balboa

PRE-REQUISITES: none! 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.

Melissa Burdeos & Franklin Smith