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Salsa Classes with 2umbao! Come Dance and learn Salsa in a fun and relaxed environment! New Salsa 6-week Series starts Wednesday, Aug 12! Salsa Classes Wednesdays at Veda Studios, 853 Merrimon Ave. in Asheville, taught by Hector Gutierrez and Jennifer Stalnaker. Beginners 7:30-8:30pm & Intermediate 8:30-9:30pm. Drop in's are always welcome. $10/class or $40/6wks (for full 6wks, you must pay $40 within the first or second wk of classes). If you would like to take both Beginners & Intermediate you may for $15/both single classes or $60/both for the 6wks! No reservations ahead needed; just show up and be ready for a fun class! More info: send an email, see this page or call 828-674-2658.

Transformational Bellydance Class for Beginners Tuesdays 6-7:15pm Aug 4-25 at Sunshine Institute in South Asheville's Gerber Village. $44/ series or $15/ class as drop-in. In this 4 weeks series, we will explore the rudiments of isolated muscle control and fluidity of movement as a slow moving mindfulness practice for reconnecting with every part of your body and filling it with vitality. Brandi Mizilca's signature teaching style, Transformational Bellydance, strongly incorporates yoga practice and tai chi principles with the movement vocabulary of bellydance. This class will start at ground zero and progressively build each week according to the pace of the participants. Class space is limited and commitment to the series is strongly encouraged, although drop-in is an option for those who know they will miss multiple classes. Please contact Brandi Mizilca if you plan to drop in, as this class will only run if a minimum of six people do pre-register and commit to the series. Learn more about Brandi Mizilca at see this website.

Transformational Bellydance Class: Deep Practice Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm Aug 4-25 at Sunshine Institute in South Asheville's Gerber Village. $44/ series or $15/ class as drop-in. This class will include Brandi Mizilca's much loved one hour yoga-infused warm-up, then proceed through her signature chakra-spiral practice. For the month of August, we will focus on rhythmic immersion, integrating vocal and body percussion in Brandi Mizilca's most recent offering, Orbital Pulse Prana. This class is recommended for those who have already studied essential bellydance moves and isolations, either with Brandi Mizilca or with other teachers. Transformational Bellydance focuses on dance as an inward exploration and a path towards embodiment of balance, empowerment, and innate ecstasy. Class space is limited. Commitment to the series is strongly encouraged, although drop-in is an option for those who know they will miss multiple classes. Learn more about Brandi Mizilca at see this website.

Atlanta, Gainesville, and Sautee Georgia have teamed up to bring Toss the Possum down for a sweet little mini-tour that will be easy to dance along with Friday to Sunday, August 7-9. Four dances for $30! Registration is only required for the free Saturday afternoon dances in Gainesville due to limited space in the afternoon dance hall. Join us for some possum wrangling fun! Details: see this page.

Beach Night in Hendersonville 7-10pm 2nd Saturday Each Month at Hendersonville American Legion - Upstairs, 216 4th Ave. West, Hendersonville. Next Dance Saturday Aug 8. Special Event This Month: 6:30-7:15pm Shag Basics With Joyce Anderson And Cy Miller. For anyone who loves beach music - Everyone welcome. DJ - David Hadden. Grill and Bar opens at 6pm. For info: see the Facebook page or send an email.

Hot Summer Nights! Flash Mob Workshop - Taken Jazzy Showgirl classes before but didn’t have a chance to perform? Itching to get on stage in a low-pressure environment? Be a part of our end-of-evening flash mob for “Hot Summer Nights!” We’ll have a big group of flashers take over the room close to the end of evening with a fun, sexy, easy routine. Learn and practice this routine in a 2-hour workshop. Be sure to bring any sexy clothes you would want to wear as your costume, something perfect for a Hot Summer Night! Limited space, so sign up today! When: Sunday, August 9, 5-7pm. Where: Anytime Fitness, 805 Patton Ave., Asheville. Cost: regular $27. More info & sign up: see this page.

It’s a Great Day for Dancing! - Newcomers & Intermediate Swing Class: Mondays Starting Aug 17 at 6:30-7:30pm: Basic steps, turns, spins and some cool moves just for beginners or those wishing to polish their game; 6 Weeks, $75 pp. Practice Party Mondays at 7:30-8:30pm: $5 pp. Swing Variations – Intermediate & Advanced: Wednesdays starting Aug 19 at 6:30-7:30pm: Learn Lindy variations, advanced timing, how to Mooch, Roll Out, Double Arm Loop and much more; 6 Weeks, $75 pp. Shag Class – Beginners and Intermediate: Wednesdays starting Aug 19 at 7:30-8:30pm: The official NC state dance (along with clogging); Learn new steps, refresh what you already know and have a great time; 6 Weeks, $75 pp. Authentic Zydeco Dance Tuesdays at 7-8pm starting Aug 18: Learn Authentic Zydeco Moves, Timing & Styling PLUS Bonus Introduction to Cajun Waltz; 6 Weeks, $75 pp. All classes held at Asheville Ballroom & Event Center, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville NC 28806. More info: see the website, send an email or call John at 828 712 0791.

Dance Classes for Children & Teens at Asheville Community Movement - Check out our expanded program, including classes in Hip-Hop, Modern/Contemporary, Ballet, Breakdance, and Creative Movement, with options for ages 3-adult. Our classes teach technique as well as improvisation and foster creative expression and the development of each individual’s voice. Fall classes begin August 24 for a 12 week series. Visit the dance page on our website see the website for more information or send an email with questions.

Alchemy of Pleasure: A Dance Retreat for Women will be held August 28-30 in Mill Spring, NC with Michelle Dionne and Virginia Rosenberg - A weekend of sisterhood and dance, exploring the transformational effects of ecstasy. Includes Qoya Dance, Belly Dance, the Sex Magic of Isis, Co-creative Ritual, a Fire Ceremony and more. $333 includes meals and camping - Registration required by August 7th - visit this page for more info and register here.

Black Mountain - Absolute Beginner Line Dancing - with Cindy Hady at Lakeview Center on Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain, NC. Wednesday evenings - 8 week session - Beginning September 23. Time: 5:30pm- 6:30pm. You will learn Basic Beginner Line Dance Steps and start dancing the very first class! No experience necessary. No partner required. Just bring your love of dance! Variety of music & styles from; Pop, Rock, Country, Latin, Ballroom. For more info, please call Lakeview Center at 828-669-8610 or contact Instructor, Cindy Hady by email.

Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) coming up Oct 15-18 at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC. Headliners include Aaron Neville (pictured), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects, Rising Appalachia, Jeff Thompson, The Resonant Rogues, Lyric and more. Contra dancing, Cajun, Swing, Celtic, African, Latin, Clogging, Hip-Hop, Step Dance, Zydeco, Waltz and more! For complete info or to order tickets online: see this website or call 828.68-MUSIC (686-8742).

SLOW DANCING WITH CHAOS - with Jonathan Horan, Executive Director of 5Rhythms Global, Oct 16-18 in Asheville, NC! Asheville5Rhythms is honored to host Jonathan Horan in our dance community! Early Bird price before Sept 3 $275, Regular price after Sept 3 $325, Friday night $35. Venue: Asheville Events Center, 291 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC! Times: Friday night 7pm-10pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm. For more information and registration online please visit our website or join our events Facebook page.

Thursday Night Shag 7-9:30pm Last Thursday Each Month at American Legion Post 77 - Upstairs 216 4th Ave. West in Hendersonville. Music by DJ David Hadden. All dancers and lovers of beach music are welcome. Cover $5. American Legion Grill open 6-8pm; Bar Open until 9:30pm. For info: see the Facebook page or send an email.

Ballroom Under the Stars Dance Cruise - 8-Night (9-Day) Dance Cruise Nov 14-22 with Caribbean Ports of Call at Labadee, Haiti, San Juan, St. Kitts, and San Maarten. Organized by Triangle StarDusters Ballroom Dance Club. Our Unique Dance Cruise Features: International Championship Dance Instructors ; Largest floating wooden Dance Floor on the open seas ; Group dance lessons and social dancing available intermingled with shipboard events and attractions. All-Inclusive Value Pricing: Cabins as low as $1245 per person, double occupancy; Single occupancy options are available. Visit our website for details and a chance to win an early registration bonus.

Dancing at Scandals Nightclub in the Grove House complex, 11 Grove St. in downtown Asheville. Legendary DJ Dance Party with Drag Show 10pm-3am Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Drag show at 12:30am). 18+. Free Thursdays and Sundays; $8/$5 members Fridays; $10/$7 members Saturdays. For complete info see the website.

Absolute Beginner/Beginner Contemporary Line Dancing with Instructor, Cindy Hady Tuesdays at the Senior Opportunity Center, 36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC 28801 (1 block south of Patton Ave.) Start anytime! These are NOT session classes. You'll never be behind! Absolute Beginner Line Dancing 1:30-2:30pm, Requested donation $5.00 per class, followed by Beginner Line Dancing 2:30-3:30pm, Requested donation $5.00 per class. *Note: If you are also taking Absolute Beginner in the previous hour add $2.00. Only $7.00 for both classes! More info: Call 828­350­2062 or send an email.

BOLLYLOVE - Bollywood-inspired dance fitness is a joyful form of movement that will have us shouting "Dhol wajda!!" or "Keep the beat going!!" We'll take a trip to India by dancing our heart rates up, cooling down with expressive songs, and ending on a relaxing note to carry us back home in high spirits. No experience or coordination necessary...just smile, sweat, and shake it! Join Adena every Tuesday from 7-8pm at Veda Studios, 853 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville. Free with studio membership; $10 drop-in. More info: see the website or send an email.

Ballet Fit with Leslie Myers - every Tuesday 6:30-8pm at Weaverville Yoga, 7 Florida Ave., opposite the Well Bred Bakery. Melissa Wilson and Leslie Myers of Terpsicorps are our esteemed guest teachers. Everyone is welcome. Develop poise, strength, grace, and flexibility. A weekly practice that centers you and lifts you up. See you at the barre! $12/class. Contact Weaverville Yoga at 828-348-4171 or send an email.

Intermediate / Advanced Contemporary Line Dancing - Instructors; Denna Yockey and Cindy Hady. DJ is Jean Vick. Wednesdays noon-2pm; Harvest House Recreation Center, 205 Kenilworth Rd. Variety of styles of dance, e.g. Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba, Pop and more! Previous knowledge of Intermediate/Advanced Line Dancing Steps, recommended. For more info, call 828­350­2051, email Denna or email Cindy.

Bokwa Fitness with NC's Bokwa Education Specialist Trainer Take level one classes with Christine Monday through Thursday or schedule a weekend Master Class or a Bokwa Fitness Certification with Asheville's own Bokwa BEST Christine Johnson. Send an email or see the website for more info.

Nia Fitness Classes with Lia in Hendersonville - A blend of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to create a healthier YOU. No previous experience required; beneficial and fun for everyBody. Wednesdays 5:45 - 6:45pm Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center, 708 South Grove St. Saturdays 11:15am - 12:15pm Spiritus Studio Yoga, 110 Joel Wright Road. First class is FREE, $64 for 8 classes. For more information 828-697-7449 or see the website.

ZUMBA - Zumba is a Latin and international dance party that will make you SWEAT! We will shake it to fun, heart-pumping music and dance "como loco" (like crazy) in the course of an hour. Latin rhythms like Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Samba, and Electro Latino will fill your heart with tropical sunshine and la fiesta latina. No experience or coordination required... simply move, smile, and have fun! Join Adena every Monday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm at Anytime Fitness, 805 Patton Avenue, Asheville. First class is free; $5 Drop-in. More info: see the website or send an email.

"Deb au Nare's Burlesque Academy of Asheville" - Offering Burlesque classes for all levels, including Burlesque 101 & 102, Burlesque Chair Fitness, private classes, burlesque parties and more! Classes are held at the dance studio at Colourfield (54 Ravenscroft). For more information, visit the website.

Ongoing Butoh Training Practice taught by Julie Becton Gillum Sundays 11:30-1:30 PM @ French Broad Studios, 475 Fletcher Martin Road in Alexander, NC. The arrival of spring and anticipation of summer reminds us of rebirth, potential, and opening. Life is active all around us encouraging and inspiring our bodies, minds, and spirits. Our practice will delve into nature's processes, the elements, and our own organic connection between body and earth. Sliding scale $10-$20. Contact Julie by email for more information, call 828 683 1377 and see the website.

Dynasty Dance - Personalized Lesson Plans for your particular goals. To lose weight, look great in any social setting or to just have fun. Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Hustle, Swing, Shag, Salsa, Merengue and many more. $50 for an hour of floor time and a fifteen minute breakdown (single or couples). Lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Downtown Asheville. More info: by email.

Cardio Salsa at Cheshire Fitness every Friday 4:30-5:30pm. This low impact class uses real Latin dance moves to give you a fun and productive workout. Includes cardio, weight sculpting and core work. All ages (16 and up) and experience welcome. End your day with a smile! Taught by Christey Carwile. More info: send an email.

EnMotion Ecstatic Dance on Wednesday Nights! at Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St. in Asheville. The rhythm of the music, and the movement of our breath inspires the dance of our bodies. A free form moving meditation to bring you back to yourself of inspiration, creativity and inner guidance. This is a practice of simplicity. Please come join us. We dance 6-8pm Wednesday evenings: Warm up 6pm, Circle at 6:30pm. Sliding scale $8-12. For more info email Karen and see this page.

5Rhythms Discovery Class on Thursday Nights! 5Rhythms is a movement meditation practice taught all around the world. 5Rhythms offers an on-going journey of self-discovery with Barbara Marlowe, certified 5Rhythms teacher in Asheville, NC. Experienced movers, beginners of all ages and body types welcome. Learn to dance like yourself! Bring water, wear comfortable clothing, Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St. Time 6-7:30pm. $15 / $10 sliding scale for seniors. Contact Barbara Marlowe by email.

Morris Dancing - Learn traditional English Morris Dance and become a member of Asheville Morris or Ashgrove Garland Dancers as a dancer or musician. Music instruction provided to experienced musicians. Free Info: see the website or send an email or call 828-545-5510.

The Dances of Universal Peace are joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that rejuvenate the spirit and awaken the heart, danced to live music and the singing of the participants. The group is taught the words, melody, meaning, and the movements of each Dance. Please join us. Monthly gatherings for Dances of Universal Peace happen, locally - 3 times & locations: ~2nd Sunday: 7pm at Town & Mountain Center, 261 Asheland Ave. in Asheville (Contact Najimah for more information at 828-484-9161) ; ~3rd Saturday: 7:30pm at Nourish & Flourish, 347 Depot St. in Asheville ; ~4th or last Sunday: 7pm at Office of Dr. Rebecca Nunley, 108 West 10th Avenue, (downstairs at the lower level) in Johnson City, TN (Contact Rabia at 423-737-2169).

Dance Company Auditions - Amina Olushola Heckstall has recently moved from NYC to NC and is interested in continuing the work she did there, here! Currently, she is looking for dancers and drummers familiar with or interested in being trained in West African dance, song, drum/ percussion, and culture. She also seeks modern dance trained performers as well. To find out more information about Amina and her work, see the website. Her company is called Ballet International Africans and is open to all levels, ages, and nationalities with a love for the cultural and performing arts. Please send a letter of interest, a bio, or a resume by email.

Seeking dance instructors in various styles to teach courses for college students at the beginner level. Must have advanced degree or significant professional experience to qualify. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Styles include, but are not limited to: Salsa, African, Hip Hop, Modern, Swing. Please email questions, resume, and supporting materials (video links, references, etc). No phone calls, please.

Spiral Spirit Dance with Cassie - Tuesday Mornings 9:15-10:30am at French Broad Food Co-op Movement & Learning Center in downtown Asheville. Life moves in spirals. These spirals begin from a place of our internal landscape and move outward reflected in the world around us. In the territory of the dance, we use our bodies as the vehicle to explore, to initiate and to integrate. It is a full journey in between. The music inspires us, but the body and breath are our greatest guides in this swirl of life. This current of life moves swiftly. How are you navigating these tides? This is an invitation to take in life through a different body of wisdom. Please come join us. Sliding Scale $8-12. For more info send an email and see the website.

Ballroom Lessons with professional instructor Paulette Cole - Private and semi-private lessons taught in Hendersonville/Flat Rock. Free group lessons on Fridays at Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club give you a great opportunity to meet her first. Phone: 828-989-0643 or send an email.

Dance at Studio Zahiya at 90 1/2 N Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville, NC. Number 1 Place to Take a dance class 2013 & 2014. MONDAY: 6pm Hip Hop Fitness, 7pm Bellydance TUESDAY: 9am Hip Hop Fitness; 10am Hip Hop Performance Group 6pm Intro to Bellydance, 7pm Intermediate Bellydance, 8pm Hip Hop Choreography WEDNESDAY:: 5pm Bhangra Fitness, 6pm Bhangra Choreography THURSDAY 9am Hip Hop Fitness, 4pmKids Hip Hop 5pm Hip Hop Performance Group 6pm Intro to Bellydance 7pm West African Intro 8pm WestAfrican Adv/Int FRIDAY 8am Hip Hop Fitness SATURDAY: 9:30am Hip Hop Fitness, 10:30am Bellydance Details: See website for information.

Music & Bellydancing 7-10pm every Friday and Saturday at Jerusalem Garden Cafe in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

Admiral Dance Party 9pm every Friday and Saturday night at The Admiral in West Asheville. For more info call (828) 252-2541 or see this page.

Line Dance with Denna Yockey and Jean Vick at Harvest House Recreation Center, 205 Kenilworth Rd. Beginners/high beg: Mondays noon-2pm; Music: Pop, Funky, Rock, Country, Latin & Ballroom. For more info, call 828­350­2051, email Denna or email Jean.

Forge Mountain Cloggers - If you can clap, you can clog! Come join our award-winning clogging team! Instantly recognizable for our Converse clogging shoes, we are an intergenerational group of dancers that come from Asheville, Arden, Brevard, Hendersonville, Edneyville, Etowah, Fairview, Fletcher, Mills River, Pisgah Forest, Skyland and other parts of Western North Carolina(WNC). We perform at a variety of festivals, fundraisers, churches, retirement facilities and other events throughout the year. Call (828) 891-2487 or cell: (828) 388-1708. See the website, See Facebook page and send an email.

Belly Dance Classes with Mahsati - Weekly group classes in classical, modern, and folkloric belly dance styles held at Studio Zahiya, 90 1/2 Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC. Drop-ins welcome. See the website or contact Mahsati by email or call 828-423-0883.

Capoeira for Kids and Adults - offered by Capoeira Asheville at 2 Sulphur Springs Rd in West Asheville. Capoeira combines martial arts, gymnastics, music and dance. Children learn to sing in Portuguese and play traditional, afro-brazilian instruments. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm. Please arrive 10-15 min. prior to class. Adult classes are offered weekly on M, W, F from 7-9 pm. Beginners welcome Mondays. For more info: Visit the website.

Tribal Fusion Bellydance Classes with SamiTe' - Monday: 7-8:15pm Bellydance Drills and Tribal Fusion Combos - all levels * drop in $15/ $50 for 4 classes ; Thursdays: 7-8pm Level 1 Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS), 8:15-9:15pm Level 2 Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) - drop in $12/ $40 for 4 classes. Classes are held at SamiTe's home studio. For more information see the website.

Blues Jam every Tuesday at Westville Pub in West Asheville. Sign up between 9-10 to jam with other blues aficionados from the Asheville area and beyond, or hang out and dance to the wide range of instruments and players that stop in each week. For more info call (828) 225-9782.

Nia at Nourish and Flourish: 11 am Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. $12/drop in, $60 6-class card (two month expiration). Nourish and Flourish is located in Asheville's River Arts District, 347 Depot Street, Suite 201. For more info: see the website or call 828-255-2770.

Kung Fu Lion Dance program - Mark Small's Montford Rec. Center classes are on Tuesdays from 6-8pm. Send an email, call Mark at 828-285-2929 or see this website. Mark is a certified teacher, teaching locally for over 20 years.

Greenville Swings ... Tuesdays at Grace Hall in Greer, SC, $8 cover; and Wednesdays at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC, $5 cover. Lesson at 7pm, dancing at 8-11pm. For more information send an email or see the website and this page.

Clemson International Folk Dancing every Tuesday, 5-7pm in Clemson, SC. $2 per session; the first time is FREE. Partners not needed; beginners welcome. Teaching and review as well as request dancing. Please wear clean, non-marking, smooth-soled shoes. For directions and more information, visit our website or contact Theresa at 864-508-0617 or send an email.

Mountain Thunder Cloggers are a family-oriented, precision, non-profit clogging team from Asheville, NC. No experience necessary and no partner required. Affordable classes for all ages. Wednesdays: Beginner 7:15-8pm. Only $45/8-week session (2 full months!) and additional family members 1/2 price at the Oakley Recreation Center. Classes taught by nationally certified instructor, Kate Guzy. Call 828-490-1226 or visit see the website

Nia Classes with Annie, Nia Black Belt. Oh, the joy! Sweat and swirl to an endless variety of movement, music, magic... jazz, modern, duncan, tai-chi, tai kwondo, aikido, and more! No two classes are ever the same. Wednesdays 9:30am, Fridays 9:15am, and Saturdays 10:30am at Training Partners, 863 Merrimon Avenue. Tuesdays and Fridays 11am at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Call 828-768-8809 or send an email.

Foundworld Bellydance Ongoing, All Level Bellydance Classes - held at 191 Lyman St, Studio 116 in Asheville. Thursdays: 6-7pm Happy hour, an hour of energetic movement and stretch, the focus is on using dance, not a breakdown or technique class, just lots of fun. Sundays: 2-3pm Basics and Techniques of belly dance; 3-4pm Rhythm and combinations ; 4-5pm Props and Choreography hour. Feel free to just drop in! We are an open door group, and welcome all comers of all ages to feel good together. For more info send an email or call Claire at 828-989-0615.

The Sylvan Squares have been square dancing in Transylvania County for 34 years. They do Modern Western Square Dance. They host regular dances on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Brevard, with Marty Northrup calling. If you have an interest in learning this fun and friendly form of exercise, call Bill Strang at 828.808.0645 or send an email. More info: see the website.

Land of Sky Square Dance Club meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays at the Senior Opportunity Center (not for seniors only), 36 Grove Street, downtown Asheville near the Federal Building. Cuers are currently Don and Linda Hichman. More info: see this website.

Rococo Ballroom is a brand new, beautiful, 1600 sq ft dance studio located on Reynolds Mountain in North Asheville. We teach any and all partner dances and are open to students of all experience levels - from Newcomers all the way through Gold! We are currently offering a FREE SAMPLE LESSON to any new student in the school - regardless of level - as part of a Grand Opening Promotion. Call 828-575-0905 or send an email to schedule! See the website.

Black Cat Ballroom Xcetra - Coming soon to a new location! Lisa Puckett Bader, Owner/Instructor. American Style Smooth & Rhythm (Latin). DVIDA Syllabus. By Appointment 828-243-6613.

Tango Argentino, Merengue, Salsa ... and Beyond with Liliana Castro and Bob Zullo - Dance Classes - Private or create your own Group. Learn to dance with seasoned instructors whose passion is to get you really dancing. Enjoy the process of leading or following from the basics to more sophisticated moves. More info: send an email or call (828) 778-5711.

It's a Great Day for Dancing! I take pride in providing a welcoming, fun filled, low pressure learning environment. Whether preparing for a wedding, social event, or just exploring a new exciting hobby, my job is to making learning fun and easy for any type of learner and create real progress with every lesson. I teach Shag, Swing, Tango, Hustle, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz, etc. along with easy to learn wedding dances. Professionally trained at Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios, certified DIVIDA instructor. More info: send an email and see the website.

Zydeco, Cajun and two-Step Dance Lessons - Occasional 4 week series, private, group, or event lessons in Zydeco, Cajun, Two-Step, & Couples dancing available. Contact Deborah Swanson by email or call 778-4878 for information or to be added to the email list to be alerted about any of these dance opportunities.

Accelerate your learning, relieve back pain, improve posture... The Alexander Technique improves coordination of mind and body. Enhance your dance, exercise, meditation, self-expression! Contact Michele at 828-712-2804; see the website.

American Tribal Style (ATS) bellydance classes with Ani - American Tribal Style Bellydance is a fun, cooperative, lead-and-follow style of dance. This empowering dance was developed by Carolena Nericcio and FatChanceBellydance to showcase the strength, beauty, and power of the dancers. Ani is certified through Teaching Training II and is an official Sister Studio to FatChanceBellyDance, based in San Francisco. Classes are held at The Landing on Kentucky Drive, Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. Please contact Ani for more information by email or call 828.989.2991.

Argentine Tango Classes and Private Lessons: Rick Harris has studied Tango extensively in Argentina and the US. He focuses on the fundamentals and traditional movements of authentic Argentine Tango. His partner Kimberly Giernacky assist in teaching the class and is an experienced dancer in Tango, Ballroom, Modern and Ballet. They are available for group classes, private lessons and performances. Call 828-779-3177 or send an email or see the website for current classes and workshops.

Easy Dance with C.J. Stancil - Quickly learn to social dance so that you can enjoy all that Asheville has to offer. Concentrate on swing or latin or learn all the popular nightclub and ballroom dances to expand your fun and nightlife. Ask about 3 lesson Introductory special. Call 828-712-0325 or send an email.

Dancing Creek Dance Studio, a Ballroom Instruction Studio located in Fletcher NC, provides personalized professional private and semi-private Ballroom Dance Instruction. We also host occasional party dances. For more information and party dance announcements please call (828) 654-9708 or visit the website.

Rachel Blattner, Founder of Salsa Diva teaches private and/or semi-private groups lessons. Certified Salsa Dance Professional. For more info Send an email, see this page.

Dancing Feete Ballroom & Latin Dancing - inside of Elite Dance Studio, 23 South Crossing Way in Flat Rock, NC (Part of South Crossing Commercial Park on Spartanburg Hwy: North on 25 from Greenville, take exit 7, go left a block, Elite Studio on left; South on 25 from Hendersonville, take exit 7, go right a block, Elite Studio on left). * Private Lessons * Sprung Floor * Specializing in leading & following technique( The secret to an unforgettable partnering experience) * Arthur Murray trained-18yrs. More info: Contact Eric Foote at 828-674-5253 or send an email.

Pilates at Cisco Pilates: 50% off first private lesson or Buy 3 get 1 FREE! Certified classical Pilates instruction. Private lessons on equipment and group mat classes. Free parking! Just off Merrimon on Hillside Street near downtown Asheville. See the website, send an email or call 828-407-0133. Like Cisco Pilates on Facebook!

Southside Dance Studio in Fletcher Serving Asheville, Hendersonville & Fletcher. We welcome students from age 4 through adult and offer professional training in * Ballet * Tap * Jazz * Hip-Hop . Restricted Class Sizes. Personalized Instruction. Located at 4110 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. For info call Kevin Overbey at (828) 684-2118 or visit the website.

Asheville Pilates - Individual and Group Reformer Classes Taught by certified Pilates Instructor Dianne Rose with over 25 years of teaching experience. Call 828-333-2223 for more info.

The Asheville Clogging Company - classes in Clogging, Irish Step Dancing, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet. Preschool-Adult classes ongoing. Check out our website or call 828-329-3855.

Shall We Danz Private dance lessons with Missy Lindsey. Instruction in Ballroom Dance, Country Western Dance and Line Dancing. Choreography for wedding couples and wedding parties. Also, available to teach at special events or parties - Cell number (828) 712-8121 or send an email.

Ballroom Dancing (Social and Competition), Argentine Tango, and Performances - Contact Ted and Kimberly Ross at (828) 333-8333 or send an email. For more information about classes and events please see the website.

Argentine Tango Call Karen (828) 215-1177, or send an email. For info see the website

Blue Ridge Ballroom - For more info call (828) 253-9108 (please call after noon) or see the website

Scott Baxla of Let's Dance - Dance events & Instruction, Primarily waltz. For info send an email or see the website.

DANCE EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Aug 3 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Contraplicity (Bill Porter, Bob Kirkman, Steven Carlberg) with Diane Silver calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Aug 3 (Monday) SWING / JAZZ... Speakeasy Mondays 9pm-midnight every Monday night at Dirty South Lounge, 41 N Lexington Ave (Behind the Southern) in downtown Asheville. NO cover! Free dance lesson at 9!

Aug 3 (Monday) MOTOWN ... 2Breeze 6-9pm Mondays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Aug 3 (Monday) SWING... West Coast Swing Lessons and Dance Mondays at Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville (new location!) 7:30pm intermediate lesson, 8pm beginner lesson, and social dancing from 8:30pm until 10-10:30pm. All FREE! Rotating instructors each week to offer different tips and styling. More info: see this page.

Aug 3 (Monday) SQUARE DANCE / ETC... Hendersonville Street Dance 7-9pm every Monday evening through Aug 10 at the Hendersonville Visitors Information Center, located at 201 South Main Street. At 6:30 PM, our caller Walt Puckett will teach audience members some basic square dancing, such as the Right Hand Across, Open the Garden Gate, and the Shoe Fly Swing. Music tonight by Appalachian Fire; dancers will be Southern Connection Cloggers. No Pets, Alcohol, Backpacks or Coolers. Details: see this page.

Aug 3 (Monday) INTERNATIONAL... International Folk Dancing 2:15-4pm Monday afternoons (except holidays) at City of Asheville's Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. No partner, no cost. Dances from all over the world. Wear comfy clothes, shoes, and a smile. Most of the dances we do are easy to learn and suitable for all ages. More info: (828) 350-2051 or see this page.

Aug 4 (Tuesday) SHAG... The Mountain Shag Club Tuesdays at Showtime Saloon, 97 Underwood Rd, Fletcher, NC. We have Free Lessons from 6:30-7pm and rotating DJ's from 7-10pm. No partner needed. $5 Cover Charge. See the website for more info.

Aug 4 (Tuesday) INTERNATIONAL... Asheville International Folk Dancers 7:30-9:30pm every Tuesday at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville. No partner, no cost. We do a variety of dances from all over the world but mainly line dances from Eastern Europe, particularly the Balkans. Contact Lee or Gail Hyde at 828-253-4933 or send an email ; or Michael or Mary Goodman at 828-645-1543 or send an email.

Aug 4 (Tuesday) HULA... The Sacred Art of Hawaiian Hula 6:30-8pm Tuesdays at The Asheville Training Center at 261 Asheland Ave. Walk round left side of building, follow sidewalk behind the building. Enter using last door on the right. Embrace the Love, the Passion, the Beauty of Aloha through the Dance of the Heart. Experience a rich and beautiful culture that is all about community and caring for each other. Learn to “talk story” through the flowing and graceful movements of your hands and body. This ancient storytelling form is also an energy dance similar to the Chinese Tai Chi. No dance experience is necessary. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. $18 for a single class; $60 a month (4 classes). For more information, The Heart of Aloha Halau at 812-929-8898, send an email and see this page.

Aug 4 (Tuesday) JAZZ / SWING ... The John Henrys 8-10pm Tuesdays at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville.

Aug 5 (Wednesday) COUNTRY / HONKY TONK... Honky Tonk Dance Party w/ Hearts Gone South 9pm at Jack of the Wood in downtown Asheville. Every Wednesday Night this Summer! Free (donations encouraged). Details: see this page.

Aug 5 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats 8-11pm Wednesdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Bobby Woods teaches Intermediate Swing 7-7:30pm and Beginning Swing 7:30-8pm.

Aug 5 (Wednesday) BALLROOM / SWING / SHAG... Phil Noland & Sonny Day at "TopSide" 7-10pm every Wednesday at the VFW Post 5026, 900 N Main Street in Hendersonville, NC (on the hill above Pop's Diner at 5-Points intersection). Ballroom, Swing, Shag and more. Your requests are always welcome! The best $5 dance party around. Cash bar is available. For more information call (828) 777-7445.

Aug 6-8 (Thur-Sat) FESTIVAL... Mountain Dance and Folk Festival 7pm each night at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. The 88th annual edition showcases the best of the region's traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, mountain dance groups and cloggers. A different show each night. Adults $22, Children (12 & under) $12 ; $17 Groups of 10 or more. Package for all three nights: Adults $54, Children $24. For details see this page.

Aug 6 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Barn Dance - a mix of contras and squares. Fiddle Week and Mandolin/Banjo Week at Swannanoa Gathering with music by Swannanoa Gathering Staff and caller Rodney Sutton. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Aug 6 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by Asheville Open Swing Jam. Level 1 Class 7:30pm; Level 2 Class 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page and see the website.

Aug 6 (Thursday) TANGO... Tangogypsies Fundamentals Classes and Practilonga Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St, Downtown Asheville, off Patton Ave. 7-8:30pm "Fundamentals" Class. Practilonga 8:30-10pm. $10 class ONLY / $12 class & practilonga / $5 practilonga ONLY after 8:30pm. Full time students $10 class/practice. Details: see the website and see this page.

Aug 6 (Thursday) HULA... The Sacred Art of Hawaiian Hula 6:15-7:45pm Thursdays at the Henderson Country Activities Center, 708 South Grove Street, Room 203 in Hendersonville. Embrace the Love, the Passion, the Beauty of Aloha through the Dance of the Heart. Experience a rich and beautiful culture that is all about community and caring for each other. Learn to “talk story” through the flowing and graceful movements of your hands and body. This ancient storytelling form is also an energy dance similar to the Chinese Tai Chi. No dance experience is necessary. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. $18 for a single class; $60 a month (4 classes). For more information, contact The Heart of Aloha Halau at 812-929-8898, send an email and see this page.

Aug 6 (Thursday) OLDIES / LATIN / ETC ... DJ Dance Party 8-11pm Thursdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Oldies '60s-'90s, rock, swing, some line dances and requests. Free Night Club 2-Step Dance Lesson with Ian and Karen 8pm.

Aug 6 (Thursday) DANCE PARTY ... Midnight Masquerade Party at The Lazy Diamond in downtown Asheville. Get crazy! Wear your weirdest! (but don't think too hard) 10pm dance party with Dr. Filth from The Admiral spinning spooky psych and haunted rock and roll. Killer band starts at midnight! Clear Plastic Masks (Gods among men from Nashville) with extremely special mystery guests (may or may not be Elvis himself). So much fun for $5 only. More info: see this page.

Aug 7-9 (Fri-Sun) FESTIVAL ... Mountain Flow Fest: Luminous! starts 11am each day at New Mountain Amphitheater in downtown Asheville. A three-day movement arts festival featuring over 40 workshops in dance, yoga and circus arts and Performance Jams and Dance Afterparties nightly. Festival entry is FREE with some free workshops. Workshop passes: $80 3-day and $40 single day passes. Details: see this page.

Aug 7 (Friday) LINE DANCE... Monthly Line and Pattern Partner Line Dance Party 7-10pm at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28803. DJ: Jean Vick; Host: Denna Yockey. Light snacks and beverages provided. $12. For more info send an email or call 828-274-8320.

Aug 7 (Friday) MOVEMENT... AMC Friday Dance with the Asheville Movement Collective at Asheville Ballet Studio on Weaverville Highway (right where Merrimon merges toward Woodfin). Beginners welcome and encouraged! 7pm warm up, 7:30 circle. $7-15 (Your second dance is free.) Details: see this page.

Aug 7 (Friday) BALLROOM ... Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club 7:30-10PM Fridays at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy. in Hendersonville. Paulette Cole teaches free lessons 6:30-7:30pm. Admission to dance at 7:30-10pm is $7 non-members and $5 for members. Everyone welcome: singles, couples, the somewhat curious and the scared silly! (we aren't "pros", but we do have fun). See Facebook page and see the website for more info or call Kathy at 828 698 0165.

Aug 7 (Friday) LATIN... LAVA Nights doors open 10:45pm Fridays at Mela in downtown Asheville. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. 21+, ID Required. Details: see this page.

Aug 7 (Friday) R&B / ROCK / SOUL... Jim Arrendel Dance Party 9pm at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in West Asheville. Celebrate Life with an evening of Motown and Soul from the '50s through the '70s - music that will make you want to dance. 21+, $5.

Aug 7 (Friday) MOTOWN / FUNK ... Free Flow 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Aug 7 (Friday) DANCE PARTY / BENEFIT ... ZooBeats - A Dance Party Benefit for Brother Wolf 10pm-2am at New Mountain Asheville's Blue Ridge Room. A dance party wild enough to release your inner animal, with performances from illanthropy., Live Animals & WiZ0. The event exists to promote awareness of Asheville’s acute homeless animal condition, and hopes to encourage the community to rally behind Brother Wolf and its animal population, as Asheville’s only no-kill shelter. Suggested Donation $5 or canned dog or cat food. Details: see this page.

Aug 7 (Friday) R&B ... First Fridays at Club Eleven On Grove 9pm-2am at Club Eleven On Grove in downtown Asheville. DJ Jam and his Jamming Machine plays Ole Skool Hip Hop, RnB, Soul, and Funk. This is for grown folk's only, so dress to impress. (30+ event) $7.

Aug 7 (Friday) ZUMBA... Zumba in Da Club Glow Party Master Class 7-10pm at Scandals Nightclub in downtown Asheville. Put on your glow gear for a Glow Party Master Class! Enjoy your favorite Zumba® with Alan, Angela, Kristen, Taylor and now adding Bokwa® with Bokwa B.E.S.T Christine and Bokwa Trainer Nina. Enjoy 3 hours of non-stop music and dancing. Tickets $10 at door, $7 for ZIN members with ZIN card shown at the door. Details: see this page.

Aug 8 (Saturday) CONTACT IMPROV ... Contact Improv Class and Open Jam 4-6pm every Saturday at French Broad Food Co-Op in downtown Asheville. Beginners welcome and encouraged! This is a great way to get some experience and expand your edges with movement. $5. Details: see this page and see the website.

Aug 8 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING ... 42nd Street 8-11pm Saturdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page. Late Night Saturday Dance Party 11:15pm-2am Hip Hop/Rap-to present (Cover Charge).

Aug 8 (Saturday) COUNTRY / SWING / ETC ... Smoky Mountain Dance Club at Asheville Moose Lodge, 1 Moose Heart Lane, (off Leicester Hwy). Country Two Step, Triple Two, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, Nightclub Two, Line Dancing. Dance 7-10:30pm; $10 admission fee; 6-7pm lesson free with paid dance admission. All Welcome. Next dances August 8 & 22, September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17, November 7 & 21 and Dec. 5 & 31. Details: see the website.

Aug 8 (Saturday) GYPSY / JAZZ / LATIN ... Gypsy Swingers 9pm-midnight at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville. The Gypsy Swingers are an up tempo jazz quintet playing in a style reminiscent of the European swing jazz scene started by Django Reinhardt in the '30s.

Aug 9 (Sunday) MOVEMENT... AMC Sunday Morning Dance with the Asheville Movement Collective at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville. First Dance: 8:30am warm-up, 9am dance, $7-15. Second Dance: 10:30am warm-up, 11am dance, $7-15. (Your second dance is free.)

Aug 9 (Sunday) SHAG... The Mountain Shag Club Shag Dance 2-5pm at Off The Wagon Dueling Piano Bar, 22 North Market Street in downtown Asheville. No cover charge! Shag DJ spinning the tunes! See the website for more info.

Aug 9 (Sunday) OLDIES ... DJ Dance Party Sundays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. DJ playing the oldies 8-10pm. Dance lesson 7-8pm.

Aug 10 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Cardinal Direction (Cedar Stanistreet fiddle, Jon Cannon guitar, foot percussion, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens clarinet) with Dave Eisenstadter calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Aug 11-18 (Tues-Tues) TANGO... Jay Abling Argentine Tango Workshops - Jay Abling will be visiting, teaching, and DJing in Asheville for an entire week of learning and dancing! He will be offering private lessons throughout the week he is here. Complete Schedule and Details: see this page.

Aug 12 (Wednesday) DANCE PARTY... James Brown Dance Party 9:45pm at Asheville Music Hall downtown. Featuring members of The James Brown Band, Bootsy Collins Band, The J.B.'s, Trey Anastasio Band & MORE. $12 adv / $15 DOS. Details: see this page.

Aug 12 (Wednesday) TANGO... Asheville Tango Orchestra's Wednesday Tango 7:30pm at White Horse Black Mountain. Featuring Asheville Tango Orchestra. $12 / $5 for dancers. Subsequent Wednesday ATO events will be Second Wednesdays of the month except October 7: (8/12, 9/9,10/7, 11/11 and 12/9).

Aug 13 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Cardinal Direction with caller Dave Eisenstadter. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Aug 13 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by The Gamble / Wilson Swing Orchestra. Level 1 Class 7:30pm; Level 2 Class 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page and see the website.

Aug 14 (Friday) BENEFIT / DANCE PARTY... Dance For Democracy 8pm at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. A Night of Great Dancing Music to Support Democracy NC and Protect Voting Access for ALL. Get your groove on - Motown to rock ‘n roll and swing to hip-hop, cued up by amazing DJ Marley Carroll. $10 / $50 Patron (Patron ticket includes a pre-show reception at 7pm with complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres Club Perks). Details: see this page or this page. Tickets online: this page.

Aug 14-15 (Fri-Sat) FESTIVAL... Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure. This family-friendly weekend is dance-packed from lessons and games to competitions and entertainers. Complete festival info: see this website and this page.

Aug 14 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Advanced Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Steam Shovel (Roger Gold, David White) with caller Beth Molaro. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8.

Aug 14-16 (Fri-Sun) BLUES... Sweet Georgia Blues - Blues Dance Weekend in Atlanta GA. Teachers Virginie Jensen, Andrew Twiss, Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser are going to leave you with a whole new outlook on dance, while our live music and DJs will keep you on the floor all night! Details and registration: see the website.

Aug 15 (Saturday) OLD TIME... Shindig On The Green continues 7-10pm Saturdays, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29 and Sep 5. Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join us at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Enjoy unique music and dance performances on stage, and informal jam sessions. Come celebrate the treasured cultural heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Free. For more information see the website

Aug 15 (Saturday) SQUARE DANCE ... Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club Ice Cream Social at the Whitmire Activity Bdlg, 301 Lily Pond Rd, Hendersonville. Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will hold their annual "Ice Cream Social" on Sat Aug 15th at the Whitmire Activity Bldg, Lily Pond Road, Hendersonville. Anyone interested in learning about Western Style square dancing is invited to come and see how much fun dancing is. Adv dance at 6pm. Early rounds at 7pm. Squares and Rounds at 7:30pm. Guest caller: Ron Libby. Cuers: Lou and Al Krech. Lessons will be starting on Tues. Aug 25th. 7-9pm at the Salvation Army Gym, 301 N Grove St . in Hendersonville. Workshops are currently being held Tues evenings 7-9pm at the Salvation Army Gym. For information and directions see our website or see our Facebook page.

Aug 15 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY ... Captive Eddies, I Star & Gypsy Swingers 9pm-2am at The Landing, 68 Kentucky Drive in West Asheville. $7 to $15 sliding scale donation.

Aug 15 (Saturday) BALLROOM ... Saturday Evening Ballroom Dance 8pm-11pm at the Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre. Sonny Day will be our DJ for the evening! Light Refreshments & Spacious Hardwood Dance Floor! $10/pp. Located at 291 Sweeten Creek Road using new GPS/991 Sweeten Creek Road using old GPS. For more information call (828) 274-8320.

Aug 15 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Firefly with caller Bob Dalsemer. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Aug 15 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Gold & Light (Roger Gold and Laura Light) with caller Diane Silver. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Aug 17 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Toss the Possum (Jane Zisette Flute, Irish Whistle, Vocal, Laura Zisette Keyboard, Rob Zisette Fiddle, Vocal, Percussion) with Terry Doyle calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Aug 19 (Wednesday) WALTZ... Wednesday Night Waltz 7-9pm third Wednesdays at White Horse Black Mountain. A relaxing evening of waltzing to live music. $8. For more information contact Suzanne Hosch at 828-215-3625 or send an email.

Aug 19 (Wednesday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Pavilion @ Serenity Knoll in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Toss the Possum with caller Diane Silver. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Aug 20 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Toss the Possum with caller Andrea Nettleton. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Aug 20 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. DJ AllStar Fundraiser Night. Level 1 Class 7:30pm; Level 2 Class 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page and see the website.

Aug 21 (Friday) STREET DANCE... Downtown After 5 5-9pm every third Friday through September on North Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville. Music by Tony Furtado Band and Brushfire Stankgrass. Free. No Pets. Details: see this page.

Aug 21-23 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA... Splash Dance 2015 at Camp Pinnacle in Hendersonville. A laid-back end-of-summer weekend of musical jamming and dancing. The program has three contra dances, Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon, and a variety of other dances, including English, barn and square, swing on the beach and late night blues. Complete info and registration: see this page.

Aug 21 (Friday) BALLROOM ... Friday Evening Ballroom Dance 8pm-11pm at the Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre. Sonny Day will be our DJ for the evening! Light Refreshments & Spacious Hardwood Dance Floor! $10/pp. Located at 291 Sweeten Creek Road using new GPS/991 Sweeten Creek Road using old GPS. For more information call (828) 274-8320.

Aug 22 (Saturday) ELECTRONIC... Our House 10pm at Asheville Music Hall downtown. Featuring Charles Feelgood, Aligning Minds, In Plain Sight + Chad Howell. 21+, $12. Details: see this page.

Aug 22 (Saturday) CONTRA... Boone Country Dancers 8-11pm at the Apple Barn on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center, approximately 10 miles from downtown Boone. Music by Footspring with caller Nick Boulet. New Dancers Workshop at 7:30pm. Admission $7, $5 for high school students, free for 12 and under. Hosted by Boone Country Dancers.

Aug 22 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Toss The Possum (Laura Zisette, Rob Zisette) with caller Keith Cornett Eustis. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Aug 23 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader AnneMarie Walter with music TBA. $7/$6 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Aug 24 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Eric the Cat (Alan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussion) with Andrea Nettleton calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Aug 25 (Tuesday) SQUARE DANCE ... Square Dance Lessons 7pm at the Salvation Army Gym, 239 3rd Ave East / N. Grove St. in Hendersonville. Held by Southern Lights Square And Round Dance Club. Come join your friends, dance around to music and meet new people. Stan Russell from South Carolina will do the calling and everyone will have fun. After the first two free lessons, the cost is only $6 per week per person. For information or directions see the website

Aug 27 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Hot Sonata with caller Clinton Ross. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Aug 27 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess. Level 1 Class 7:30pm; Level 2 Class 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page and see the website.

Aug 28 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by Wolf Moon String Band (Lucy Allen, Marshall Goers, Briggs Hamilton, Brooke Lauer) with caller Clinton Ross. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Aug 29 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY... LGBT Glow Party 10pm at Asheville Music Hall downtown. Free Glow Sticks. DJ Stratos aka David Riddle spinning the hottest dance tracks. Black light drag show! Cover: $10 ($5 w/ College ID). Details: see this page.

Aug 30 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader Bob Thompson with music TBA. $7/$6 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Aug 31 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Crooked Pine (Craig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolin) with Charlotte Crittenden calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Sep 4 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Advanced Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Flying The Tune (June Advincula, Lew Gelfond) with caller TBA. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8.

Sep 5 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Turnip The Beet with caller Susan Kevra. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Sep 6 (Sunday) FESTIVAL... LAAFF (Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival) 11am-9pm on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. The LAAFF experience offers a wide variety of fun and entertainment for the whole family. More info: see this page.

Sep 6 (Sunday) CONTRA... Boone Country Dancers Sunday Afternoon Dance 2-5pm at the Apple Barn on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center, approximately 10 miles from downtown Boone. Music by Spinning Wheel with caller AnneMarie Walter. New Dancers Workshop at 1:30pm. Admission $7, $5 for high school students, free for 12 and under. Hosted by Boone Country Dancers.

Sep 6 (Sunday) CONTRA... Contrathon XVIII 11am-11pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center & Serenity Knoll in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Dancing Bears & Turnip The Beet with callers Barbara Groh & Susan Kevra. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Sep 11-13 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA... Moondance 2014 6pm Friday-3pm Sunday at Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC. Hosted by Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Coffee Zombies (Tom Cunningham, Dianna Davis, Bob Douglas) (pictured) and Stollen Gold (Roger Gold, Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll) with callers Darlene Underwood and Charlotte Crittenden. Pre-Registration Required. For details see this page.

Sep 19 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Spinning Wheel with caller TBA. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. Summer Harvest Potluck Dinner at 6pm. More info: see the website.

Sep 19 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music and caller TBA. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Sep 25-27 (Fri-Sun) LINDY / SWING... Knoxville Lindy Exchange (KLX) 15 at various locations in Knoxville, TN. Music by Gamble Wilson Swing Orchestra, the Mint Julep Jazz Band & Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders. More info: see this page.

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