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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
Nov 6, 2018Community Jazz Jam-
Nov 13, 2018Useless Cans (out of town band!)
Nov 20, 2018Jason DeCristofaro Quartet
Nov 27, 2018The Posey Quartet

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 November at 7 pmContinuing Class: Blues The music and dance aesthetics of Blues and Lindy share a common heritage as African American artforms which developed from late 1800's, through the turn of the century, to today. We will be looking at blues in terms of four core concepts: Grounding, Pulse, Polyrhythms, and Lag. We will also talk about the concept of 'dance idioms,' specifically the blues idioms of Drag, Struttin, and the Texas Shuffle. Nov 6 -- Basics of blues and added vocabulary to build you blues sentences. Nov 13 -- Modulation and isolations in blues and an intro to Drag. Nov 20 -- Dance control, speeding up, and Struttin'. Nov 27 -- The Texas Shuffle and breaking down. This series of lessons will be focused on progressive concepts which will build on one another from week to week. This would be very useful for beginners looking to move up to intermediate or for intermediate dancers to hone their core skills. "Continuing" classes are for those dancers who have cemented the basics of the dance being featured that specific month. This includes knowing (and being able to execute cleanly and consistently) basic footwork and lead/follow skills for that dance. Some continuing classes may require no advance knowledge of a dance. This will be noted in the the class description.

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.

Charlie Myers
Tuesday in November at 8 pmCore Class: Intro to Charleston & Jitterbug

PRE-REQUISITES: none! This month we will be doing beginner partnered Charleston. Focusing mostly on side-by-side 30s style, we will also add in some jitterbug steps to give your dancing a little more variety and swing. No partner necessary! You’ll get to switch roles and dance with everyone. "Core" lessons stress the fundamentals of swing dancing for beginning dancers. Lessons rotate monthly to focus on a different kind of swing dance (6 Count Lindy, 8 Count Lindy, Charleston, Balboa, etc.). Because good fundamentals are hard to develop in one month, we recommend repeating Core lessons (on the same topic) to help develop the solid foundation you'll need in continuing classes. Core lessons are also great for intermediate and advanced dancers who want to "get back to basics" or learn a different dancing role (lead vs. follow). 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 & Jean