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
|Feb 7, 2017||Open Community 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. The house band plays the first set, and the second set is open to sit-ins! Check out the Asheville Swing Jam facebook group for more info/charts. This night helps us pay for bands all the other weeks, so make sure you come out and support live music for dancers in Asheville!|
|Feb 14, 2017||Valentine's Ball w/ Michael Gamble & The Lovebugs||The Lovebugs are a petit, bouncy and beautiful swing and trad jazz outfit, tailor made with pinstripe and lace to tweet and strum the love songs of yesteryear. Bandleader Michael Gamble promises equal parts good taste and frivolous joy.|
|Feb 21, 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!|
|Feb 28, 2017||Mardi Gras w/ 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.|
On the schedule for March: Swing Jam, The Coyote Trio, Moonshine Rhythm Club, The Lowdown Sires
Tuesday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Tuesday night of the month.)
|Tuesdays in FEBRUARY at 7 pm(NEW TIME)||Rhythmic Lindy Hop (intermediate class)
We will work with students at a variety of levels to build a rhythmic, music-driven, lead-follow set of Lindy Hop skills that reinforces good habits, builds your confidence, and adds to your dance vocabulary. Balboa and Blues dancers welcome! Let's get our groove on. PRE-REQUISITES: be able to demonstrate, on-command, without a partner, both the eight-count and six-count footwork patterns. This is an intermediate class for active, experienced Lindy Hoppers! Note new time and location- 7pm at the BLOCK off Biltmore and new price-8$ for Swing Asheville members, 10 for non-members. No partner required.
|Michael Gamble & Jaya Dorf|
|Tuesdays in FEBRUARY at 8 pm (NEW TIME)||Beginning Lindy Hop
Learn the grandfather of all swing dances, the legendary Lindy Hop, born in the ballrooms of Harlem in the early 1930's. Our goal is simple - get you dancing and having fun as quickly as possible! Sure, we'll sneak in some good technique building as we go, and some artsy stuff to think about, but mostly this is about getting you on that dance floor! PRE-REQUISITES: none! Bring your friends! Also, if you've done some Lindy Hop before but want a refresher, you might enjoy this. 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.
|Michael Gamble & Jaya Dorf|
March: Beginning Charleston w/ Sparrow & Keith (8 pm), and Intermediate Balboa with Melissa & Franklin (7 pm)
April: Beginning Lindy Hop w/ Michael & Jaya, Intermediate Lindy Hop w/Michael & Jaya