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.
|April 4, 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.|
|April 11, 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.|
|April 18, 2017||Shine & The Delphonics (from New Orleans)|
|April 25, 2017||Sparrow & Her Wingmen||With 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: Community Swing Jam, The House Hoppers, Shine & The Delphonics (from New Orleans), Sparrow & Her Wingmen
Tuesday Night Class Schedule
(All monthly class series begin the first Tuesday night of the month.)
|April 4 at 7 pm||Swingout Clinic - This may be the geekiest Lindy Hop class you ever take! We will work on the basic step from as many angles as we can squeeze in the allotted time. This is intended for people who already know the swing out and do it a lot! Or an insanely ambitious beginner. But even if that's you, get someone to show it to you first, you'll have a better time!||Michael & Jaya|
|April 4 at 8 pm||Charleston Crash Course - Since the amazing Keith and Sparrow are going to be offering an ongoing level 2 Charleston series for the rest of the month, we thought it might be nice to offer a little cram-sesh for anyone who wants to jump into that but might feel behind. Simply put, our agenda is to get you feeling solid doing charleston in as many positions as we can, including transitions in and out!||Michael & Jaya|
|April 11, 18, 25 at 7 pm||Intermediate Lindy Hop||Sparrow Pants & Keith Smith|
|April 11, 18, 25 at 8 pm||Beginning Lindy Hop
PRE-REQUISITES: none! 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.
|Sparrow Pants & Keith Smith|
May: Beginning Lindy Hop w/ Michael & Jaya, Intermediate Lindy Hop w/Michael & Jaya