Catch the good vibrations at the block OFF BILTMORE! There will be swingin’ music, and great classes for beginners! Stay late for our post-band blues DJ! Plus the venue is not only gorgeous, but they have a fabulous bar!
~~~Schedule (short version- see below for details)~~~
7 pm (Continuing/Intermediate): Swing outs w/ Jean & Karolina
8 pm (Beginning): Charleston/Jitterbug w/ Jean & Carolina
9-11pm: Swing AVL Dance w/ Sparrow and Her Wingmen
11pm – close: Blues Dance w/ DJ
PRICING: Dance/Band is $5 (includes blues) and classes are $10/$8 for Swing Asheville members. Blues Dance is $2 suggested donation for those who didn’t pay for Band admission.
Interested in free dances or half priced lessons? Want to help promote the swing scene? Consider volunteering for Swing Asheville! To see what sort of opportunities are available and to sign up, please head over to http://signup.com/go/LMqYCSz
Band finished and you’re not done dancing? You’re in luck… stick around for our blues after party! Continue dancing to DJ’d music until the bar kicks us out. $2 suggested donation for those coming just in time for the blues.
7pm: Swing Outs w/ Jean & Carolina
It’s everyone’s favorite lindy hop staple, the swing out. Whether you think you know enough already, or you’ve seen people swinging out on the dance floor and want to give it a shot, this is the class for you. We will work on the fundamentals of the swing out, break it down and piece it back together, and finish off with some fun variations. For this class, you should be very comfortable with basic 8-count footwork and connection, but don’t worry about bringing a partner. We will rotate throughout the class to give everyone a lot of practice.
“Continuing” classes are for those dancers who have cemented the basics of the dance being featured that specific month. This includes knowing (and being able to execute cleanly and consistently) basic footwork and lead/follow skills for that dance. Some continuing classes may require no advance knowledge of a dance. This will be noted in the the class description.
8 pm: Charleston/Jitterbug w/ Jean & Karolina
This month we will be doing beginner partnered Charleston, which is perfect for faster songs and a great way to start dancing. Focusing mostly on side-by-side 30s style, we will also add in some jitterbug steps and turns to give your dancing a little more variety and swing. No partner necessary! You’ll get to dance with everyone.
“Core” lessons stress the fundamentals of swing dancing for beginning dancers. Lessons rotate monthly to focus on a different kind of swing dance (6 Count Lindy, 8 Count Lindy, Charleston, Balboa, etc.). Because good fundamentals are hard to develop in one month, we recommend repeating Core lessons (on the same topic) to help develop the solid foundation you’ll need in continuing classes. Core lessons are also great for intermediate and advanced dancers who want to “get back to basics” or learn a different dancing role (lead vs. follow).
Do you want to buy a gift certificate for our classes as a gift, or to pre-pay for a block of classes for yourself? You can purchase gift certificates at the door at our weekly dance! They are $40 for a block of 4, and a great way to dive into the fun world of dance.
April 23: Lovebugs
April 30: House Hoppers
May 7: Community Jazz Jam
May 14: Low Down Sires
May 21: The French Broads
May 29: Sparrow & Her Wingmen
June 4: Community Jazz Jam
June 11: Gravyhouse Storytellers
June 18: One Leg Up