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
|August 6, 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!|
|August 13, 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!|
|August 20 2015||TBA|
|August 27, 2015||Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess||Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a New York City based traditional jazz band. The group, formerly known as the Bill Murray Experience, formed in 2008. Over the years, the band has performed throughout the East coast and has participated in many organizations that include The Jazz Foundation of America, Music Under New York, Music That Heals, Healing Arts Initiative, and Make Music New York. Early on, the band was featured on The Simpson's 20th Anniversary Special and most recently, Jessy Carolina's musical performances were featured in the video game Bioshock Infinite.|
Thursday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Thursday night of the month.)
|August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 7:30pm||Beginning Lindy Hop
Josie Maples & Annie Erbsen 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!
|Annie Erbsen & Josie Maples|
|August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 7:30pm, downstairs (Getaways)||Intermediate Balboa
Just back from All Balboa Weekend and Bal-ast Off, Melissa and Franklin have loads of fresh moves and tips for all those who want to take their Balboa to the next level! This will be a drop-in course so come to any or all of the classes. Each week we will cover a different pure Balboa and Bal-swing move and/or tips for improving what you know. Students should be comfortable with at least one of the basics (Uphold/Downhold), and have some knowledge of lollies, toss-outs, and out and ins.
|Franklin Smith & Melissa Burdeos|