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. The cover is $5 for Swing Asheville members (become a member by clicking HERE…please be patient, page takes a while to load!).
Note that every month, this schedule will change to reflect the upcoming bands and learning opportunities!
Tuesday Night Music & Dance Schedule
The dance runs from 9-11 pm, followed by late night vintage blues dancing.
|August 1, 2017||Open Community Swing Jam||This monthly fundraiser for Swing Asheville has become one of our favorite nights and really brings our community together! The music will be our community swing jam band (lead by Michael Gamble) which means YOU are welcome to jump on stage and sing or play old jazz favorites with us- or dance your heart out. Visit our Asheville Swing Jam facebook page for setlist and charts if you want to join us on stage.|
|August 8, 2017||One Leg Up||One Leg Up represents Asheville's jazz scene in fine form, playing a lively, danceable mix of gypsy jazz, Latin, swing, and original compositions. Always a responsive and fun dance band, and also delightful to just sit back and watch while they make musical magic!|
|August 15, 2017||Jason DeCristofaro Quartet||The Jason DeCristofaro Quartet is led by xylophonist Jason DeCristofaro, and also features trombonist Jamie Warren, guitarist Annie Erbsen and bassist Kevin Kehrberg. The quartet performs standards, Hot Jazz, and Swing from the 1910’s through the 1940’s.|
|August 22, 2017||The House Hoppers||Trumpeter, bandleader & vocalist Mick Glasgow [Low Down Sires] and friends bring rootsy good-time swingin' jazz & early 20th century vintage pop classics back around.|
|August 29, 2017||Joshua Fialkoff Quartet (out of town band)||Joshua Fialkoff lends his smoky voice and unique piano stylings – a veritable gumbo of “roots piano” flavors – to dance exchanges and series around the world, and has been doing so for over ten years. Blues and Swing events throughout the US, Canada, and Europe regularly feature Joshua or one of his ensembles. Some recent performances include Spoonful (Edinburgh, UK), DCLX’tra (Washington DC), Dance Flurry (Saratoga Springs, NY), BluesSHOUT (Chicago, IL), Sweet Molasses Blues (Boston, MA), Eastside Stomp (Seattle, WA), Montreal Bagel and Blues (Montreal, QC), Capital Ballroom (Seattle, WA).|
Tuesday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Tuesday night of the month.)
|Tuesdays in August at 7 pm||Lindy Hop Workshop
This class series is for dancers who are already comfortable with 6 and 8 count swing patterns and want to work on their technique... our life's quest at every level of dance experience! Each class in this series will focus on one or more aspects of technique, including pulse, footwork, connection, frame, posture, counterbalance, turning, and timing. We'll break down basic swing moves, and use lead-follow exercises to identify areas of the movement we'd like to work on. We'll have an opportunity to address individual questions and practice the movement on our own and with a partner.
|Tuesdays in August at 8 pm||FUNdamentals of Swing
PRE-REQUISITES: none! In this class, we'll focus on rhythm and lead-follow technique while learning a basic "vocabulary" of steps to build your swing dance repertoire. In just a short time, you'll be able to get out on the dance floor with a partner and have fun dancing! For brand new dancers and those who would like to review and improve their basic steps and technique. No partner or experience necessary. 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.
|Deb Hall & Kimi Biegler|