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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 HEREplease 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

DateMusicDescription
April 7, 2016The Jason DeCristofaro Quartet The Jason DeCristofaro Quartet is led by xylophonist Jason DeCristofaro, and also features guitarist Annie Erbsen and bassist Kevin Kehrberg. The quartet performs standards, Hot Jazz, and Swing from the 1910’s through the 1940’s, and features local horn players as guests.
April 14, 2016Open Community JamThis is a special FUNdraiser for Swing Asheville to help pay for all of our fabulous bands we bring in every week. The music is made up jazz musicians from near and far uniting together in an open community swing jam. All musicians welcome! Dancers are known to jump into the musicial fray to sing a song or two as well.
April 21, 2016Sparrow & Her WingmenWith a wide repertoire ranging from gypsy jazz to early ragtime pop to New Orleans blues, they play gems from every era of early jazz. Featuring Sparrow Pants on vocals and accordion, Keith J. Smith on guitar, and the marvelous Je Widenhouse on cornet, this new band on the block is ready to move your feet.
April 28, 2016The 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.

 

Thursday Night Class Schedule

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

TimeClassInstructors
April 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7:30 pmBeginning Charleston

Charleston is a snazzy addition to your swing dance repertoire. Perfect for solo dance and mixing in with your Lindy Hop. During this 4-week series you will learn flashy and fun solo moves as well as lots of partner figures to add to your bad-assery on the social dance floor! Total beginners and those who have been in the beginner Lindy Hop classes... really, anyone welcome. No partner necessary. Teachers = Sumner Williams + Lindsey Kari

Lindsey & Sumner
April 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7:30 pm, downstairs Road to Blue Ridge Bal: Beginning Pure Balboa In this first of a 3 part series, we are going deep into the world of pure Balboa! Pure Bal is the "real" Balboa, originating in the crowded dance halls of Southern California in the 1930's. It's a close embrace dance, sort of a 3-minute hug... Melissa and I find it's a perfect fit for the crowded clubs of Asheville's burgeoning jazz scene. Over the course of 4 weeks, we will expore basic rythms and footwork, ad-lib steps, and delve into the infinite footwork variations that make pure Bal so fascinating. This class will be an excellent foundation for the Bal Swing and Intermediate series to follow, the first step on the Road to Blue Ridge Bal, July 1-3 in Asheville! No experience necessary, but we will be teaching material to challenge all levels! No partner required, and drop-ins are welcome! Melissa & Franklin