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 7, 2015||Community Swing Jam||All jazz musicians are welcome to join our house musicians in playing for this dance! Join in and get free entrance to the dance. The evening will be rounded out by our stellar DJs- remember that this week is a fundraiser for Swing Asheville to help support live music at our dances!|
|May 14, 2015||The Gamble/Wilson Swing Orchestra||Michael Gamble & Russ Wilson have created a big band with some of the region's finest musicians. Dance to your big band favorites with this special treat!|
|May 21, 2015||One Leg Up||One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions. The band formed in 2003 as a “String Swing” band in the style of famed French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt|
|May 28, 2015||The Low-Down Sires||The Low-Down Sires are dedicated to the lost sounds of early jazz, inspired by the compositions and arrangements of Joe "King" Oliver, Edward "Kid" Ory, Jelly Roll Morton, and other giants from the storied origins of the art form. Their raucous style predates the smoother sounds of big band swing and the intellectualism of modern jazz and transports you to the streets of New Orleans and the barrelhouses of early 20th century Mississippi river towns. Their performance style is at once hard hitting and intimate, fitting in easily well at bars, back-porches, swing dances, and street corners.|
Thursday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Thursday night of the month.)
|May 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:30pm, downstairs (Getaways)||Intro to Ballroomin' Blues
Angela & Annie for a month of blues! Geared specifically towards those who know how to lindy hop, you'll learn the fundamentals of blues dancing, how to get the 'blues aesthetic', improve your connection, and the basics of "ballroomin' blues".
Dancers in the Level 2 series should be comfortable with the basics of Lindy and/or partner dancing or having completed Level 1 classes (or similar)
|Angela Beall & Annie Erbsen|
|May 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:30pm||Beginning Swing and Lindy Hop
Beginning Swing/Lindy Hop classes for May will be taught by Stacey and Mick. Come learn the foundation of a dance that has swept across the country! From the basic 6 count to the 8 count, by the end of the series we will have you swinging out with lots of style!
No previous dance experience or partner required!
|Stacey & Mick Glasgow|