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SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR SUMMER (JUNE-AUGUST):

8:00-8:30      drop-in class for beginners ($10 for the class, covers also the late night dance at 9pm).

8:30-9:00      free practice with a DJ and our teachers!

9:00-11:00    late night dance with a live band ($5 entrance fee)

11:00-end      blues with a DJ

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 If you want to become a Swing Asheville member to save on classes and dances, you can do so by talking to us at the door or by clicking  HEREplease be patient, page takes a while to load! We are a volunteer run organization; if you would like to help out (and get in free to dances/ class discounts) please email us at ashevilleswing@gmail.com

Tuesday Night Music Schedule

The dance runs from 9-11 pm, followed by late night vintage blues dancing. There is a $5 cover to attend.

DateMusic
April 30, 2019 The House Hoppers
May 7, 2019 Community Jazz Jam lead by James Posedel
May 14, 2019The Low-Down Sires
May 21, 2019The French Broads
May 28, 2019Sparrow & Her Wingmen
June 4, 2019 Community Jazz Jam lead by Dave Wilken
June 11, 2019 Gravyhouse Storytellers
June 18, 2019 One Leg Up

Tuesday Night Class Schedule

All monthly class series begin the first Tuesday night of the month, but you can drop in at any time. Classes are $10 ($8 for Swing Asheville members).

TimeClassInstructors
Tuesdays in May at 7 pmSolo Jazz and Charleston

It's not as scary as it looks! The Charleston, a dance that came out of the Gullah communities in Charleston, SC and traveled north with the Jenkins Orphanage marching band, is the original American dance that predates lindy hop and other forms of swing. It's intimidating to a lot of dancers, but don't worry! This class will be a fun, high-energy way to learn a bunch of solo jazz steps and help build your confidence on the dance floor. We're going to start at the bottom and work our way up, so you don't need any Charleston experience, just be willing to play around and have a good time.

Jean
Tuesdays in May at 8 pmBeginner Lindy Hop ELEF (Everyone Leads Everyone Follows)

Come find out what this dance is all about! Originating in Harlem in the 1920's, the Lindy Hop has been bringing joy worldwide ever since. We will start from the top, getting comfortable with the rhythms, steps, and patterns that are the building blocks of this style, practicing first on our own and then with a partner. We will get the basics ingrained, and also learn a fun turn or variation each week to spice it up.

No partner required. We rotate partners during the class so everyone gets to dance a lot :)

Sparrow & Keith