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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 HEREplease 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 & Class Schedule

The dance runs from 9-11 pm, followed by late night vintage blues dancing. There is a $5 cover to attend, and 10% of all bar sales + donations go to a different local non-profit every month. 

DateMusicDescription
April 3, 2018Community Jazz JamThis 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 which means YOU are welcome to jump on stage with the house band 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.
April 10, 2018The Bailsmen (from NYC!)Fun and upbeat, Brooklyn’s The Bailsmen play Gypsy Jazz and Vintage Swing. Their sound is straight from New York by way of New Orleans and Paris, nodding to Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Classics and originals are all given a fresh spin by these young musicians - just try to keep off the dance floor. The Bailsmen are Abraham Pollack, bass; Brandon Vetrano, guitar; Charlie Castelluzzo, guitar; and Gabriel Yonkler, sax. Find them on Spotify and at www.thebailsmen.com.
April 17, 2018Queen Bee & The HOneyloversQueen Bee and the Honeylovers is an upbeat, nostalgic dance band that indulges in an eclectic exploration of jazz, swing and latin music styles. Their unabashedly joyous repertoire includes classic standards as well as the occasional peppering of more obscure latin and jazz tunes. Vocal-driven with an infectious groove, they’re guaranteed to put a grin on your face and a tap in your toes.
April 24, 2018The House HoppersTrumpeter, bandleader & vocalist Mick Glasgow [Low Down Sires] and friends bring rootsy good-time swingin' jazz & early 20th century vintage pop classics back around. 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 3, 2018Community Jazz JamThis 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 which means YOU are welcome to jump on stage with the house band 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.
May 8, 2018The Low-Down SiresThe Low-Down Sires have been busy reviving rare early 20th century jazz classics for the past five years, and are known and respected widely as true traditionalists. Consistently hailed as one of the most popular dance bands in the region, the Sires have had the pleasure of performing at events all over the eastern US, in addition to their regular circuit of local swing dances, club appearances, and private parties. Dedicated to the lost sounds of the earliest roots of jazz, and inspired by the compositions and arrangements of King Oliver, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton and other giants from the storied origins of the art form, their authentic sound transports listeners to the streets of Old New Orleans and the barrelhouses of early 20th century Mississippi river towns. Their hot swingin' style is a surefire hit with audiences everywhere, from concert halls, bars and back-porches, to swing dances and street corners

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 April at 7 pm Beginning Balboa Are you Curious about Balboa? Need to brush up on moves you learned last Summer at Blue Ridge Bal? Then this class is for you! We'll be delving into what makes Balboa our favorite dance- comfy connections, quick turns, and fancy footwork. First class comes on the heels of our teacher training with David Rehm in Huntsville so the approach will be fresh and polished. No experience necessary, no partner required, drop ins welcome.

Classes are held every Tuesday from 7-8 pm at The BLOCK off biltmore. Each class costs $10, or $8 if you are a Swing Asheville member.

Melissa Burdeos & Franklin Smith
Tuesday in April at 8 pmBeginning Lindy Hop 8-Count Focus

PRE-REQUISITES: none! No partner needed! Sparrow & Keith continue our beginning swing dance series, with a focus on lindy hop. No experience necessary, no partner needed, drop ins welcome. 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