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
|October 6, 2016||Open Community Jam w/All Star Grove House Band||It will be a full night of songs from one of our all-time favorite band leaders, SIDNEY BECHET. The first set will be be played by the house band, and the second set is open to sit-ins from the community. If you would like to play with the band, please visit the Asheville Swing Jam facebook page for the set list and to download the charts.|
|October 13, 2016||Moonshine Rhythm Club (out of town band!)||Special band from Knoxville! This fantastic dancer-lead gypsy jazz band will keep you on the dance floor all night long. Moonshine Rhythm Club brings you the works – great ambiance, high energy, top-notch showmanship, and an authentic sound that honors American swing and gypsy jazz alike.|
|October 20, 2016||Russ Wilson and his Famous Orchestra||This 10 piece big band with the finest musicians from WNC will be playing authentic big band dance tunes from the 1920's and 30's for your dancing pleasure. Don't miss this special treat|
|October 27, 2016||HALLOWEEN BASH w/ The Low-Down Sires||Don your spookiest duds, and get ready to boogie with Asheville's most spook-tactular swing band, the Low Down Sires. They will get down and gnarly with great dance tunes from the 20's. There'll be a costume contest and photo booth!|
Thursday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Thursday night of the month.)
|October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 7:30 pm||Ready, Set, LINDY! Beginning Lindy Hop
Learn one of the most common footwork patterns in Lindy Hop and several different moves that it can be applied to! Whether you have never taken a dance class in your life, whether you’ve taken a 6-count or Charleston series already, whether you’ve taken 8-count before but would like to continue brushing up on your technique… you will get something out of this class. No partner is necessary as we will rotate in class! $10 per class or $40 for all 5 weeks if you pay in full the first night of the series.
|Josie & Kimi|
|October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 7:30 pm|| Intermediate Lindy Hop
Kemper and Aliceann have been missing Asheville, and they’re finally coming back to share some of their favorite moves and concepts for the entire month of October! They’ll be diving into a lot of classic repertoire, breaking steps down, and playing with different options. We’ll be exploring options like 5 different ways to lead and follow a tuck turn, changing connection/entrances/exits of a swing out, and working with different kinds of sugar pushes. This class is open to all dancers who are comfortable social swing dancing, and material may change slightly to tailor to the group.
|Kemper & Aliceanne (from Knoxville!)|