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
|November 5, 2015||The Lowdown Sires||Swing Asheville is happy to welcome back the Sires! A not to miss night of hot hot jazz to keep your feet happy!! Come join us! 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.|
|November 12, 2015||Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders||The Rhythm Serenaders is classic small-group swing at its finest. The six piece combo is a hard-swinging dedication to the style and arrangements of the 1930′s and 40′s, paying homage to the small groups of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, Illinois Jacquet, and other artists that mastered the small group sound from the dawn of the Swing Era ’til it’s sunset.|
|November 19, 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. Band members include: John Stineman (guitar, vocals), Jim Tanner (Guitar), Zack Page (bass), Mike Guzalak (Clarinet, Sax) and Steve Trismen (violin, vocals).|
|November 26, 2015||THANKSGIVING- NO DANCE TONIGHT!||Eat some turkey and we will see you back in December :)|
Thursday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Thursday night of the month.)
|November 5, 12, & 19 at 7:30pm||Beginning Lindy Hop
Stacey & Jonas will take you from zero to swingin' in no time with their beginning swing dance class. You'll learn the lindy hop, a fun and exciting form of swing dancing, as well as tips and tricks for social dancing with anyone. No experience or partner is needed, and while the class will progress each week, drop-ins are always welcome!
|Stacey & Jonas|
|November 5, 12, & 19 at 7:30pm, downstairs||Level 2 Lindy Hop
Level 2 lindy hop is back, with Josie & Alexis ( and sometimes Annie)! This month they'll be working on making your swingouts stellar, improving partner connecting, and fun ways to improvise. It is recommended that you are comfortable with lindy hop basics. No partner needed!
|Josie & Annie|
Every Monday night at Twisted Laurel (130 College St, downtown Asheville) The Low-Down Sires play from 9:30-11:30. This is quickly becoming a hot spot for dancing, so don’t miss it! Free swing dance lesson (donations accepted) at 9 pm.
Our next dance practice session is on November 16 from 7-9 pm at 5 Covington St (W Asheville). No cover, but donations accepted to help cover the cost of renting the space.