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Our aim is to share information about all types of dance events, classes, workshops and performances, both locally and regionally. The DanceAsheville website is updated most weekday mornings, and our email newsletter usually goes out on Friday mornings. The newsletter is free. Publicizing events is free as well - please see our guidelines for submissions.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Salsa & Bachata Classes with 2umbao! - Come Dance! Learn Salsa & Bachata in a fun and relaxed environment! 2umbao will be taking a break from classes for the summer. We will start back with a New 6wks soon! We still will have every 3rd Saturday workshops and socials each month with out of town guests! Please check FB page to keep up to date on things happening. More info: send an email, see this page or call 828-674-2658.

Community Hip Hop 3-6pm last Sunday of every month at Veda Studios on Merrimon Ave. Everyone is welcome to express themselves in the form of Hip Hop and dance. There will be break dancing, and a community hip hop cypher. Come speak your truth and bust a move! Free/Donation - we are wanting to give a space to the community; if you can donate we would be very gracious. If you can’t, it’s all good; come and speak some rhymes.

New Class at Danceclub Asheville! Join us for Hip Hop Latin Fusion Fitness with Alexandra on Tuesdays at 6:30! Hip Hop Latin Fusion Fitness is an hour of fun for all levels! You will learn Hip Hop and Latin dance choreography in an easy lead and follow style to upbeat songs and then dance and dance and dance! You do not want to miss this class- promised to be a great workout for the beginner to professional dancer! Half off your first class with promo code: hiphoplatin. 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., #3, Asheville, 28804. Sign up at this website or call 828-275-8628.

Salsa Class Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm at Veda Studios on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Lesson taught by Amber Nicole. $10 Drop In or Free for Veda Studio Members. Register: see the website.

Elevate Arts Academy Dance Classes Starting August 29 (16-week semesters) - $24/month: Monday 4 pm Clogging (K-5th) ; Tuesday 3pm Hip Hop 1 (K-5th), 4pm Beg Silkworms (Ages 7-12), 5pm Int. Silkworms (Ages 8-12) ; Wednesday 4:30 pm Ballet/Jazz (K-5th) ; Thursday 10:30am Intro to Ballet & Creative Movement (K-2nd), 12pm Intro to Ballet & Creative Movement (3rd-6th), 5pm Irish Step (K-5th). $32/month: Tuesday 6pm Adult Aerial Silks (Ages 13+) ; Wednesday 2pm Music Theater Dance (6th-12th grades), 5pm Hip Hop 2 (Ages 13-19). $41/month Wednesdays 6pm Ballet Conditioning (Ages 12+) 90 min class. Elevate Enrichment Dance Classes Starting September 6 (12-week semesters) - $24/month Tuesdays 4pm Hip Hop (K-5th) ; Wednesdays 3:45 Pre Ballet (4-5 yrs) ; Thursdays 9:30am Pre Ballet (3-5 yrs), 4pm Pre Ballet (3-5 yrs), 4pm Music Theatre Dance (3rd-5th grades). Classes are held in Downtown Asheville at 46 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801. To register online see the website, or call 828-318-8895.

The Roots of Belly Dance: Moving Alchemy ~ 7-week series starts Sept 6, Tuesdays 7-8:30 at the Co-op with Michelle Dionne~ Learn how to use belly dance as a technique for Self-healing and Self-transformation. Free class on August 30! To register: email Michelle or visit this page.

Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club Workshops 7-9pm Tuesdays starting August 30 at the Salvation Army Gym, 3rd Ave. in Hendersonville. First two lessons are free. Teacher - Stan Russell. For any questions see us on Facebook or contact Bill and Janet Coulthart at 828-625-9969. PLEASE NOTE: No regular dance on Sat Sept 3rd. We will be dancing at the Apple Festival at 6:15pm in front of the Historic Court House.

4 Week Beginner Jazz/Funk Series to "Work From Home" Begins Tuesday, August 30 at 5:30pm, $44. This series is great if you are new or newish to dance or prefer learning at a more relaxed pace. You'll learn choreography and add on each week to Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home". Learning choreography that you can practice week to week and add on to is a really satisfying way to experience dance! 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., #3, Asheville, 28804. Sign up at this website or call 828-275-8628.

8 Week Int. Jazz/Funk Series to "Cold Hearted Snake" Begins Thursday, September 1 at 7:30pm, $88. This is our Flashback Flashmob series! Learn an entire dance to Paula Abdul's "Cold Hearted Snake" with moves inspired by the music video and have an opportunity to flashmob it when people are least expecting it! 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., #3, Asheville, 28804. Sign up at this website or call 828-275-8628.

6 Week Burlesque Striptease Series to The Weekend! Begins Tuesday, September 6 at 7:30pm, $66. Learn an entire striptease to The Weekend's "Earned It". We will work on smoothing out our movements to create the slinkiest, sexiest seduction. We will also pay close attention to facial expressions and focus which is equally as important in learning how to draw your audience in and under your spell. Find out how freeing it feels to take your clothes off with intention, grace, and sex appeal. What you will need for class: A dress that unzips in the back, stockings with or without a garter belt, heels, gloves, a boa (we have some if you don't), extra panties and a bra. 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., #3, Asheville, 28804. Sign up at this website or call 828-275-8628.

Two-Step & Cajun Dance Lesson Series by Deborah Swanson Learn How To Partner Dance Through Two-Step - Tuesday nights: Sept. 13, 20, 27, & Oct. 4; 5:45-7pm at The Laughing Seed, 40 Wall St. in downtown Asheville. After the lesson you can go downstairs to Jack of the Wood for food, drink, music, and dancing, Tuesday Cajun night. Please let me know if you are interested in a Zydeco dance class to start in October or later. $50/person; Pre-registration required. Private or group lessons in Zydeco, Cajun, Two-step, & Partner dancing available. For questions and registration, contact: Deborah Swanson by email (preferred) or text or call 828 778-4878.

Holiday A GoGo - Warm up your fall with this sweet and sassy 1960s holiday-influenced Go-Go routine! We'll channel the ladies from the 1960s freedom and abandon in this performance class focused on the holidays. Learn basic and more complicated Go-Go moves, and a sassy routine that will be performed sometime in early December. Limited space. When: Tues., Oct. 2-Nov. 27, 8-9pm. Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft in downtown Asheville. Cost: $89 for early bird; $99 regular or 3 installments of $36 each. More info at this page.

Jazzy Stretch & Strengthen: Move & Evolve - This class will focus on how we can take the things in our life that challenge us and turn them into feelings that empower us. Every class will begin with a check-in, which will lead into a deep, replenishing stretching practice. This will lead us into learning choreography with a modern focus, bringing in a little bit of hip-hop and jazz for good measure. We'll finish each class with a wrap-up of where of us is at emotionally, physically, and spiritually, and how we can take that power into our upcoming week. Building on our strength class after class, we will finish the series with a completed dance piece that we will film and share with our community, and most importantly, a greater sense of self. When: Thursdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 6:30-7:30pm. Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft Dr. in downtown Asheville Cost: $66 early-bird; $75 regular; 2 installments of $40 each. More info at this page .

Yummy Yoga Sundays - If you think time is an issue ask yourself, "what is 1 hour out of my week?" There are 168 hours every week...surely you deserve one of those hours for you and you alone! This is Amber Kleid's invitation to you to enjoy 60 YUMMY minutes of peace. Resting, stretching, laughing and exploring the opportunity to just be in your moment. Plus, she'll bring mimosas for the end of class so you can toast to life's little accomplishments. When: Sundays, 11am-12pm, Sep. 25-Oct. 3 and Oct. 16-Nov. 6 (6 weeks altogether - NO class on Oct. 9th). Where: First 2 Sundays, at Carrier Park; last 4 at Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft. Cost: $78 for the entire series, or $15 drop-in. More info at this page .

Interval Dance Cardio - Inspired by the interval fitness model, we will be targeting different muscle groups and mixing in intense bursts of cardio with lower intensity "breaks." Most importantly...we will be having F.U.N. dancing our hearts out to the best dance genres! This class is suitable for all levels of dance experience and physical fitness. When: Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 14 (6 weeks), 7-8pm. Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft. Cost: $66 early-bird; $75 regular, drop-in $13. More info at this page.

Contemporary Hip Hop Flow - This is the class where we bring it all together - Contemporary dance that includes elements of Hip Hop, Jazzy Showgirl, Modern, and maybe even a little bit of Bollywood. It's the ultimate fusion class! We'll weave these different dance forms together to create a unique routine that feels both focused and freeing. This is an opportunity to really sink into a dance and feel it deeply in your body, experiencing all the emotions that come into play when you have that chance. When: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm, Oct. 6-Nov. 10 (6 weeks). Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft. Cost: $66 early-bird; $75 regular; 2 installments of $40. More info at this page .

Hip Hop Fitness - Want to learn some basic Hip Hop moves while getting a seriously good and sweaty workout? In this class, we focus on moving as much of the time as possible, learning a simple yet layered routine that you will have down to a T by the end of class. Great for the beginning and experienced dancer alike. Bring your water bottle and be ready to drop some sweat on the dance floor! When: Tuesdays from 6-7pm starting Sep. 13 (which will be our monthly Hops and Hip Hop class). Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft. Cost: $33 for Septemeber (this includes the Hops and Hip Hop session!) or $12 drop-in (except for Hops and Hip-Hop, which is $15 drop-in). More info: see this page

Fall LEAF Community Arts Festival is coming up Oct 20-23 in Black Mountain! Lineup includes: Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, Squirrel Nut Zippers (pictured) THIRD WORLD, Solas, Here Come the Mummies, TOO MANY ZOOZ, Chali 2na, Dar Williams, Leah Song from Rising Appalachia, The Hip Abduction, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Zoe Jakes House of Tarot w/ Lisa Zahiya, Bayou Diesel, Trillium Dance Company, Nex & DJ Kutzu & much more! Contra dancing with Elixir, Coffee Zombies, DJ Jor-D, Buddy System, Lisa Greenleaf & Emily Abel. For complete info, schedule and tickets: see the website.

Music City Masquerade 2016, Nashville Country Dancers' Halloween Contra Dance Weekend, will be held Fri-Sun, Oct. 28-30, at The Cohn School in Nashville, TN. Music by The Latter Day Lizards and Nashville Ceili Band with callers Diane Silver and Charlotte Crittenden. More information: see the website.

Classes At Empyrean Arts, 32 Banks Avenue, Studio 108, in downtown Asheville. Exotic Pole Dance Classes at Empyrean Arts: Weekly on Mondays from 8-9pm, Wednesdays from 12-1pm, and Fridays from 5:15-6:15pm. Flexibility & Contortion Classes at Empyrean Arts: Weekly on Tuesdays from 8-9:15pm and Thursdays from 1-2:15pm. Beginning Pole Classes at Empyrean Arts: Weekly on Sundays from 5:45-6:45pm, Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm, Thursdays from 11am-12pm, and Saturdays from 11am-12pm. No experience necessary and drop ins welcome. More info: the website or call/text us at 828.782.3321.

What Is Buti Yoga? - This calorie-scorching workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance + body sculpting primal movement. Buti Yoga utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to sculpt + tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body. Instead of linear movements, it favors movements that challenge the body along all planes of motion - THE RESULT - long, lean muscle with sexy feminine curves. With Buti Yoga we believe the only way to transform your body in a sustainable way is to fall in LOVE with your workout + wellness lifestyle. To me, Buti Yoga isn’t a workout - it’s my chance to create - let go - connect - and sweat with intention. Every time you step on your mat, you have a chance to break through the emotional or physical barriers that set you free. This class is for women and we create a tribe-like vibe where you can come together sweat, connect in a non-competetive way. Classes held 6:45pm Tuesdays at Well.Fit Asheville, 239 South Liberty St. in downtown Asheville. Buti yoga pass is 4 for $60. For more info see this page and this website.

Dance at Studio Zahiya at 90 1/2 N Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville. Number 1 Place to Take a dance class 2013, 2014 & 2015. MONDAY: 5pm Ballet Fitness, 6pm Hip Hop Fitness, 7pm Zydeco, 7pm Bellydance/Hip Hop Fusion Series, 8pm Tap Series. TUESDAY: 9am Hip Hop Fitness, 6pm Intro to Bellydance Series, 7pm Intermediate Bellydance Series, 8pm Advanced Bellydance. WEDNESDAY: 9am Hip Hop Fitness, 5:30pm Hip Hop Fitness, 6:30pm Bhangra Series, 7:30pm POUND, 8pm Contemporary Series. THURSDAY: 9am Hip Hop Fitness, 7pm West African Intro. FRIDAY 7pm Bachata. SATURDAY: 9:30am Hip Hop Fitness, 10:45 Electronic Yoga Fitness. SUNDAY: 3pm Tap 2 Series, 6:30pm Vixen Workout Series, 7:30pm Vixen Workout Series. Details: See website(http://www.studiozahiya.com/) for information.. Details: See website for information.

DANCECLUB Asheville - "A dance studio playground for adults!" 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., #3, Asheville, 28804. Right down the street from UNCA. We specialize in pole dancing, jazz, burlesque, flashmobs, modern and fun fitness. Monthly specials! MONDAY: 4:15pm Open Pole, 5:15pm Spinning Pole 1, 6:30pm Beginner Invert, 7:30pm Intro to Pole. TUESDAY: 9am Booty Camp, 11am Open Pole, 12pm Pole Fix, 5:30pm Classic Jazz, 6:45pm Dance and Sweat, 7:45pm Burlesque/High Heels. WEDNESDAY: 4:30pm Open Pole, 5:30pm Beginner Climb and Spin, 6:30pm Int. Climb and Spin, 7:30 Slinky Sexy Pole. THURSDAY: 12pm Pole Fix, 1pm Open Pole, 5:30pm Flexibility, 6:30pm Spinning Pole 2, 7:30pm Jazz/Funk/Flashmob series. FRIDAY: 9am Booty Camp, 11am Open Pole, 5pm Climb and Spin Drills, 6pm Dancey Climb and Spin. SATURDAY: 10am Flexibility, 11am Climb and Spin Drills, 12pm Pole Choreography, 1:30pm Intro to Pole. Check the website for more info or call 828-275-8628.

LilaDance! is simply practicing the Art of Play through Movement! at Veda Studios on Merrimon Wednesdays 10:15-11:15am and Fridays 5:30-6:30pm, Drop-Ins $10. First Friday Nights of Each Month: Family Jam! 7-8pm. Suggested Donation $5-10. Lila means ‘Divine Play’ in Sanskrit. LilaDance is a guided journey through song, stretching, movement, and storytelling. It is an opportunity to practice getting out of our heads and being Happy in the NOW. Details: see this page.

A-Coeur-Dance: With Cassie - Most of us know movement as medicine. There is also a way to experience movement as meditation. We open from the inside out, warming up our body's and finding fluid breath. Moving in all directions, we are guided on how to let go and move with our own current. The music offers an invitation to explore our internal and external landscapes. How do we connect with others? More importantly, how do we connect with ourselves. The Dance brings us on a journey through a kaleidoscope of sound and texture and new ways to move the creativity that is uniquely you. No experience is necessary. All ages are welcome. A-Coeur-Dance: Moving through the language of the body and into alignment with the dance of the heart. Cassie has been practicing a variety of movement modalities for the last 11 years. 5Rhythms, SoulMotion, and Dance Meditation have offered her a broad color pallet and range of experiences for her inspiration on the dance floor. Tuesdays 9:15am at French Broad Food Co-op 90 Biltmore Ave 28801 $8-12. For more info send an email and see the website.

Mountain Thunder Cloggers are a family-oriented, precision, non-profit clogging team based out of the Oakley Community Center in Asheville, NC. No experience necessary and no partner required. Affordable classes for all ages. Visit our website for current class days/times. $50/8-week session (2 full months!) and additional family members 1/2 price. Classes taught by nationally certified instructor, Kate Guzy. For more information, call 828-490-1226 or visit see the website

Wedding Dance Specials - Your Wedding Dance can become one of the most memorable of life’s moments. We will help you look wonderful on the dance floor, giving you the poise and confidence you need as you dance your first dance. A wedding dance can be fun, romantic, elegant, passionate, all or any of the above! We will take you step by step through your dance, matching easy to learn choreography to your special song. Wedding Lesson packages are available in three levels for all budgets and styles of dance. Dance lessons make a wonderful gift for the new couple. Wedding Gift Certificates are available, please call John @ 828 712-0791, see the website or send an email.

Black Mountain - Beginner Contemporary Line Dancing 5:30-6:30pm Wednesday evenings at Carver Center, 101 Carver Ave. in Black Mountain, NC. You will learn Basic 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, Ballroom, Latin, Country, Rock, etc. My main focus is Fun! Requested donation, $5 per class. For more Info: 828-669-2052, or contact Instructor Cindy Hady by email.

Easy Beginner Contemporary Line Dancing with Instructor, Cindy Hady. Thursdays 1-2pm at Senior Opportunity Center (downtown Asheville), 36 Grove Street, Asheville (1 block south of Patton Ave.) You will learn Basic Beginner Line Dancing Steps and start dancing the very first class. No experience necessary - No partner required - Just bring your love of music & dance! Variety of music & styles from; Pop, Ballroom, Rock, Latin, Country, etc. Plenty of free parking (south side of the center). Suggested donation $5 per class. More info: call 828-350­2062 or by email.

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 and see the Facebook page.

Ballroom and Shag Dance Classes - at the Hendersonville Racquet Club. Classes presented John Dietz, a DVIDA certified ballroom dance instructor, trained by Fred Astaire franchised dance studios. In addition to Ballroom Dancing, Yoga, Pilates, SilverSneakers, Muscles in Motion, Zumba, and hula classes are also available - see the website. For more information on dance classes call 828 712-0791 or visit this website.

New Hoop Dance class series Wednesdays at Toy Boat Community Arts Space in Asheville. Beginners Class 5:30-6:45pm; Advanced class 7-8:15pm. $13 drop in; $90 full series (8 classes). More info: see this page or send an email.

Bokwa Fitness with NC's Bokwa Education Specialist Trainer - Christine is teaching Bokwa at the YWCA of Asheville, Mission Wellness, Scandals Nightclub and Bokwa Platinum at River Arts Ballet. Try something new and if you love it, Christine can certify you to teach it. Schedule a Master Class, Demo, or Bokwa Certification today. Send an email or see the website for more info.

5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers on Wednesday Nights: - Sweat Your Prayers™ is a gathering where we move through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness with intention and in community. Led by 5Rhythms teachers, the intention of this class is to have relatively little formal instruction, relying on the individual to create and support one’s own and therefore one another’s dance. Come explore the endless boundaries of the 5Rhythms. “The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy”. ~ Gabrielle Roth, Sweat Your Prayers. Held at Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St. in Asheville. Sliding scale fee $10-20, Students w/ID and Elders 65+ $8. Warmup 6pm, Wave 6:30pm. With Karen Chapman, Susan Campbell and Barbara Marlowe. For more info email Karen.

Beach Night in Hendersonville 7-10pm 2nd Saturday Each Month at Hendersonville American Legion - Upstairs, 216 4th Ave. West, Hendersonville. 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.

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.

Line dance classes with Denna Yockey at Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. in Asheville. Beginner Tuesdays noon-1pm; Improver 1-2pm; Great exercise for your mind and body! For more info, call 828-350-2058 or email Denna.

Ballet Fit with Claire Barratt - 6:30-8pm every Tuesday at Weaverville Yoga, 7 Florida Ave., opposite the Well Bred Bakery. Everyone is welcome. Develop poise, strength, grace, and flexibility. A weekly practice that centers you and lifts you up. See you at the barre! Contact Weaverville Yoga at 828-348-4171 or send an email.

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS at Rococo Ballroom in North Asheville. Professional competing couple Jake & Meghan Lavender welcome students of all levels - beginners through Gold - interested in learning to dance! Rococo offers instruction in American style Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Country Western dancing. We are now offering a $25 sample Private Lesson for couples and individuals! Call 828.575.0905 or inquire at the website to schedule TODAY and never have to sit out a dance again!

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.

Intermediate / Advanced Contemporary Line Dancing - Instructor, Cindy Hady. 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! If you are experienced with Beginner, High Beginner and Improver level line dancing steps, then this next level is for you! Challenging and Fun! For more info, call 828­350­2051 or email Cindy.

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. Mondays 6:45-7:45pm and Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm at Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center Dance Room, 708 South Grove St. 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 and Katie 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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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. Capoeira combines martial arts, gymnastics, music and dance. Children learn to sing in Portuguese and play traditional, afro-brazilian instruments. Classes are Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm at Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton St. in West Asheville (All Levels, $6); Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Broad River Community Center, 44 Broad River VFD Rd. in Black Mountain and Saturdays 10am-noon in Pack Square Park (first class free, $9/dropin, $40/month). Please arrive 10-15 min. prior to class. For more info: Visit 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 6:30-8pm. 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 Swamp Rabbit Crossfit, 25 Peden St. in downtown Greenville, 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, 5:30-7:30pm 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.

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 9:30am, and Saturdays 10:30am at Training Partners, 863 Merrimon Avenue (underneath Stein Mart Shopping Center). 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 7pm 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.

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.

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 in West Asheville 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. He is available for private lessons and performances. Call 828-779-3177 or send an email or see the website for current classes and workshops. Rick teaches at the Asheville Ballroom and Event Center, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd. in Asheville.

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.

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

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

DANCE EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Aug 24 (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 24 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats 8-11pm Wednesdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Free dance lesson (swing) 7:30pm by Bobby Wood.

Aug 25 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by New Caledonia (Janet Muse piano, Julia Weatherford cello, fiddle, Laura Light fiddle) with caller Beth Molaro. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Aug 25 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by The House Hoppers. Come see Mick lead this band on vocals and cornet, with a set list selected from his favorite old and rare New Orleans traditional jazz tunes for your dancing pleasure. Level 1 and 2 Classes 7:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 for Swing Asheville members, $7 general public. For more see the website and this page .

Aug 25 (Thursday) CAJUN... Jesse Lege Cajun Dance Party 8:30-11pm at Cork & Keg in downtown Asheville. Free two-step lesson at 8pm. Jesse Lege is a master Cajun accordion player bringing Cajun music and the Mardi Gras spirit! Get ready for Cajun dancing and lots of fun. $8. Details: see this page.

Aug 25 (Thursday) DANCE PARTY ... DJ Dance Party 8-11pm Thursdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Oldies '60s-'90s, rock, swing, cha cha, rumba, some line dances and requests (no cover).

Aug 25 (Thursday) BLUES ... Thursday Night Blues Dancing w/ Jesse Barry and The Jam 9pm-midnight Thursdays at Tressa's in downtown Asheville. More info: see this page

Aug 26-28 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA... Splash Dance 2016 at Camp Ton-a-Wandah 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 a kid-friendly session, swing on the beach and late night blues. Complete info and registration: see this page.

Aug 26 (Friday) JAZZ / SWING ... Friday Night Barn Dance 5-9pm Fridays at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Dancing to live music by The Roaring Lions. Dinner menu will be available from 5-8pm, and the band will play from 6-9pm. Don't forget to bring the kids. Aside from stomping around on the dance floor, we've got plenty to do, such as saying hello to the baby piglets, going down the tunnel slides, and knocking around the tether ball. Admission $5 / kids under 10 free. Details: see this page.

Aug 26 (Friday) MOVEMENT... AMC Friday Dance with the Asheville Movement Collective at NYS3, 2002 Riverside Dr. Beginners welcome and encouraged! 7pm warm up, 7:30 circle. Flex ticket $8-20. Details: see this page.

Aug 26 (Friday) SWING ... Hendersonville Swing Dancing usually 7-11pm Fridays at the Henderson County Athletic Center, 708 South Grove St. in downtown Hendersonville. Lesson 7-8pm; open dance floor 8-11pm, $5. Details: see this page.

Aug 26 (Friday) DANCE PARTY ... The Digs Disco Funk Soul Dance Party 9pm-2am at Asheville Music Hall in downtown Asheville. Funk, soul, r & b, hip hop, and jazz. The band features current and past members of Ween, Eagles of Death Metal, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Hermit Kings, The Broadcast, The Soulfeathers, and The Blood Gypsies. 21+, Free! Details: see this page.

Aug 26 (Friday) BALLROOM... Friday Evening Ballroom Dance 8-11pm at the Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 291 Sweeten Creek Road. Katherine Wu will be our DJ for the evening! Light Refreshments & Beautiful dance floor! $10/pp. More info: call (828) 274-8320.

Aug 26 (Friday) SALSA / LATIN... Hot Bachata Nights 9:30pm-2am at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. We are back again for our monthly Social! Come on out and enjoy the company of Asheville Salsa Dance Community, the wonderful dancers of Asheville, Johnson City, Charlotte, and the region. $10 (ages 18+ event), Student & Military discount with ID.

Aug 26 (Friday) BLUES / SOUL ... Rhoda Weaver and the Soul Mates 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Aug 26 (Friday) DANCE PARTY ... Party Hop Night 10pm-3am at Boiler Room, 11 Grove St. in downtown Asheville. It’s Retro Night with DJ Eric Scott spinning top hits from the '80s & '90s. DJ Point 5 is rocking the dance floor of Scandals Nightclub and at 12:30am we bring to the stage Josie Glamoure’s Birthday Show (starring Euphoria Eclipse, Katarina Eclipse and hosted by Michael David). Don’t miss Hot Bachata Nights in our Club Eleven venue with Asheville’s Salsa Dance Community. Grab a drink from your favorite bartender and Party Hop in-and-out of all 3-venues…all night long! $10 Party Hop Pass. 18+.

Aug 26 (Friday) LATIN... LAVA Nights 11pm-2am Fridays at Mela in downtown Asheville. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. 21+, ID Required. Details: see this page.

Aug 26 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11pm at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Goose Bone Prophets (Nic Coker, Laura Lengnick, Celia Wycoff) with caller Tamara McGovern. Lesson at 7:30pm. $8.

Aug 27 (Saturday) CONTACT IMPROV ... Contact Improv Class and Open Jam 4-6pm every Saturday at French Broad Food Co-Op in downtown Asheville. $5. Beginners welcome and encouraged! This is a great way to get some experience and expand your edges with movement. Details: see this page and see the website.

Aug 27 (Saturday) OLD TIME... Shindig On The Green 7-10pm Saturdays, Aug 27 and Sep 3. 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 27 (Saturday) BLUES / FUSION... DJ'd Fusion/Blues Dance with Camber Isaac & DJ Cosmo Q at Veda Studios on Merrimon Ave. in Asheville. Dynamic unstructured partner dancing ~ Rooted in blues dancing, with an emphasis on creative expression. No experience necessary! Perfect for anyone looking to learn how to partner dance. Blues Dance Instructional w/ Camber Isaac 8-9pm ; Dance 9-12am. Tunes by Dj Cosmo Q. $5 at the Door; $5 lesson.

Aug 27 (Saturday) BALLROOM ... Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club Dance 7:30-10PM Saturdays at the Hendersonville Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St. in Hendersonville. Paulette Cole teaches free lesson 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 27 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING ... 42nd Street 8-11pm Saturdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Late Night Saturday Dance Party 11:15pm-2am Hip Hop/Rap-to present (Cover Charge). More about the band: see this page.

Aug 27 (Saturday) COUNTRY / SWING / ETC ... Smoky Mountain Dance Club at Erwin Hills Lions Club, 188 Erwin Hills Road in Asheville. Country Two Step, Triple Two, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, Nightclub Two, Line Dancing. Dance 7-10:30pm; $10. All Welcome. Next dances Aug 27, Sep 10 and 24, Oct 8 and 22, Nov 12 and 26, December 10 and 31, 2016.. Details: see the website.

Aug 28 (Sunday) MOVEMENT... AMC Sunday Morning Dance every Sunday morning with the Asheville Movement Collective - at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville. First Dance: 8:30am warm-up, 9am dance, $8-20. Second Dance: 10:30am warm-up, 11am dance, $8-20. Details: see this page.

Aug 28 (Sunday) BLUES ... Zen Cats 7-10pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Funky jump-swing band playing Chicago Jump, New Orleans Creole, Zydeco, slow blues, originals. $3 cover.

Aug 29 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Hot Sonata (Art Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddle) with caller Lauren Kriel. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Aug 29 (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 29 (Monday) SWING... West Coast Swing Lessons and Dance Mondays at Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville - 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 30 (Tuesday) CONTRA... ETSU / HJDS Contra Dance 7-10:30pm at ETSU Culp Center (Ballroom) in Johnson City, TN. Music by Lee Bidgood & Joseph Sobol with the ETSU All-Stars with caller Clinton Ross. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7 adults, $5 HJDS Members, $1 ETSU students. Presented by Historic Jonesborough Dance Society in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. More info: see this page.

Aug 30 (Tuesday) CAJUN / ZYDECO / TWO STEP ... Cajun Two Steppin' Tuesday 7pm Tuesdays in August at Jack of the Wood in downtown Asheville. Music by The Cre’Ole Mountain Dewds (All-Star Cajun Zydeco Dance Band featuring members Of Bayou Diesel). Enjoy Cajun specials from the kitchen, po' boys, gumbo & more. Free (donations encouraged).

Aug 30 (Tuesday) BLUES ... The Remedy Tuesdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Blues dance lesson at 8pm, Band 8:30-11pm. $3pp cover charge. Free parking in bank lot across street.

Aug 30 (Tuesday) SHAG... The Mountain Shag Club Tuesdays at 550 Tavern & Grille, 550 Airport Road in Fletcher. We have Free Shag Basic Lessons from 6:30-7pm and rotating DJ's from 6:30-9pm. No partner needed. $5 Cover Charge. Call 828-298-9382 for location and info or see the website.

Aug 30 (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 30 (Tuesday) HULA... Hawaiian Hula - The Dance of the Heart - For Every Woman, Every Age, Every Size And Every Ethnicity 6-7:30pm Tuesdays at the Hendersonville Racquet Club, 88 Oak Creek Lane, Hendersonville. Hula is a path of spiritual development through the flowing movements of your hands and body. It is like a breath of life that helps us to deepen our understanding of ourselves, especially as women. It is the Heartbeat of the Hawaiian People and their ancient Ancient Storytelling . It is also Wonderful Low-Impact Exercise and No Dance Experience Is Necessary. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. Basics $18/drop-in; $60/monthly, HRC Members: $15/drop-in;$55/monthly. For more information, see this page. Contact the The Heart of Aloha Halau at 812-929-8898 send an email.

Sep 1 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Hot Sonata (Art Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddle) with caller Barbara Groh. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 1 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by Grove House Band. Led by a 3-piece horn section and piano, this band will play swinging favorites the 1st set, then open up to sit-ins the 2nd set. Level 1 and 2 Classes 7:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 for Swing Asheville members, $7 general public. For more see the website and this page .

Sep 1 (Thursday) WORKSHOP ... Akashic Dance Alchemy at Veda Studios - with Inaiya Ray - 7:15-9:30pm Thursdays through October 6 at Veda Studios on Merrimon Ave. in Asheville. Akashic Dance Alchemy is in essence a sound, dance and soul movement modality that guides participants into greater integration and embodiment of their Divine Essence. This series will guide participants through 6 Dance Ceremonies, 6 Divine Archetypes and 6 Seals of Awakening. Akashic Dance Alchemy is a guided ceremonial journey set to evocative Soul moving music. We begin by gathering in a circle where the process begins with a grounding frequency meditation, setting intentions and then going into an inner and outer dance journey that concludes with a group harvest and sharing. $22 per Class / $122 for the six Class Series. Details: see this page.

Sep 2 (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 Spin Cycle (Gretchen Caverly, Nic Coker, Karen Gaughan) with caller Beth Molaro. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8.

Sep 3 (Saturday) GYPSY / WORLD / ETC... 'Romany Revelry' : An Evening of World Music and Dance 9pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville. Featuring Juan Benavides Group and The Resonant Rogues. An evening of World Music and Dance by two of the best bands in Asheville! $8 adv / $10 DOS. Details: see this page.

Sep 3 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Zeke's Fancy with callers Charlotte Crittenden & Charley Harvey. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Sep 3 (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 Flying The Tune (June Advincula, Lew Gelfond) with caller AnneMarie Walter. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Sep 4 (Sunday) WALTZ... Orange Peel Waltz at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Dance: 7-9:45pm, $10. Lesson: 6-6:45pm, $5. Music by Owen Cauley & Lory McClimans. Details: see this page.

Sep 4 (Sunday) CONTRA... Contrathon XX 11am-11pm at Serenity Knoll Farm in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Joyful Noise & Zeke's Fancy with callers Charlotte Crittenden & Charley Harvey. $25. Presented by Historic Jonesborough Dance Society. More info: see the website.

Sep 5 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Sep 8 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Larry Unger & Audrey Knuth with caller Beth Molaro. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 8 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by Russ Wilson and his Nouveau-Passe Orchestra. Come out and listen to faithfully recreated sounds of '20s and '30s hot jazz and dance music, including music made famous by Ben Bernie, Bert Lown, Ben Pollack, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Duke Ellington and "POPS" himself Paul Whitman. Level 1 and 2 Classes 7:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 for Swing Asheville members, $7 general public. For more see the website and this page .

Sep 9-11 (Fri-Sun) FESTIVAL... Asheville Goombay at Pack Place Park in downtown Asheville. Asheville's annual celebration of African and Caribbean culture, featuring an eclectic lineup of national, regional, and local music acts and a special gospel-inspired Sunday lineup including a number of local and surrounding gospel choirs. For details: see this page.

Sep 9 (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. Host: Denna Yockey. Light snacks and beverages provided. $10. For more info send an email or call 828-274-8320.

Sep 9 (Friday) DANCE PARTY... Grown Folks Dance Party 10pm-3am at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music played by DJ Superman playing Ole Skool Hip Hop, RnB, Soul, and Funk. This is for grown folks only (ages 30 and over), so dress to impress! $10.

Sep 9-11 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA... Moondance 2016 6pm Friday-3pm Sunday at Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC. Hosted by Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Maivish (pictured) and Playing with Fyre with callers Cis Hinkle and Jesse Edgerton. Pre-Registration Required. For details see this page.

Sep 10-13 (Sat-Tue) WORKSHOPS / TANGO... Workshops & Milonga w/ Tate & Karen in Asheville. Visiting from Buenos Aires, Tate returns for a fall teaching tour with Tangogypsies Karen Jaffe. To kick off the tour, they will offer workshops Saturday and Sunday in Asheville. Saturday night will be a milonga w/ performance. Tate will DJ! Details TBA. Private sessions available - send an email. More info: see this page.

Sep 10 (Saturday) CAJUN / ZYDECO... ACZA Dance with Johnny Ace and Sidewalk Zydeco at the Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs (Atlanta area), GA 30328. Dance 8–11 pm; Free beginners dance lesson 7-8pm. $18/$5 students/$14 ACZA members & active duty military. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. Authentic Cajun/Creole food for sale from Fusions Catering. Sponsored by the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA), or see this page. For further information send an email or 877-338-2420.

Sep 11 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Open mic led by AnneMarie Walter with music by Atossa Kramer, Piano, and Laura Lengnick, Fiddle. Beginner's session at 3:30pm. Dance, 4-6:30pm. $7/$6 for OFB members. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Sep 11 (Sunday) CONTRA... Boone Country Dancers Sunday Afternoon Contra Dance & Potluck 4-7pm at the Apple Barn in Valle Crucis, approximately 10 miles from downtown Boone. Music by ContraForce with caller Emily Abel. Potluck afterwards. Bring a dish to share. Admission $7, $5 for high school students, free for 12 and under. Hosted by Boone Country Dancers.

Sep 12 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by The Stuff (Gretchen Caverly, Nic Coker) with caller Charlotte Crittenden. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Sep 15 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Gold and Light (Laura Light fiddle, Roger Gold guitar) with caller Diane Silver. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 17 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Joseph Sobol & Trae McMaken with caller Keith Cornett Eustis. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Sep 17 (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 Kudzoo (Nic Coker, Jeff Hersk, Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll) with caller TBA. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Sep 18 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader AnneMarie Walter with music by George Schissler, Fiddle & Concertina; Michael Garner, Fiddle; Esther Holsen, Recorder; Linda Schissler, Piano. Beginner's session at 3:30pm. Dance, 4-6:30pm. $7/$6 for OFB members. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Sep 19 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Sep 22 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Firefly (Barbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford cello, fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocals) with caller Jesse Edgerton. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 22 (Thursday) DANCE PARTY... All Ages Dance Party 6-8:30pm at The Hop Ice Creamery on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Come dance with the Underdog BBoy/BGirl Crew. Details: see this page.

Sep 23-25 (Fri-Sun) WORKSHOP... International Dance Workshop featuring Erik Bendix teaching dances from Albania, Kosovo region, Greece and Macedonia, to be held at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain. Includes dance and singing workshops, parties in the evening. Can attend all or part. For more info call Mary and Mike Goodman, 828-645-1543 or see the website for more details.

Sep 23 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11pm at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music and caller TBA. Lesson at 7:30pm. $8.

Sep 24 (Saturday) CONTRA... Boone Country Dancers 8-11pm at the Apple Barn in Valle Crucis, approximately 10 miles from downtown Boone. Music by George Paul & Cailen Campbell with caller Terry Doyle. New Dancers Workshop at 7:30pm. Admission $7, $5 for high school students, free for 12 and under. Hosted by Boone Country Dancers.

Sep 26 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Sep 29 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Flying the Tune (June Avincula piano, Lew Gelfond fiddle) with caller TBA. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 30 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music and caller TBA. OFB members $5, Non-members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. Advanced Dances are complex dances with little or no walk-throughs and no beginner instruction. The contras will be challenging and are aimed at experienced dancers. More info: Old Farmers Ball website.

Oct 1 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music TBA with caller Jesse Edgerton. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Oct 1 (Saturday) CAJUN / ZYDECO... ACZA Dance with Zydeco T at the Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs (Atlanta area), GA 30328. Dance 8–11 pm; Free beginners dance lesson 7-8pm. $18/$5 students/$14 ACZA members & active duty military. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. Authentic Cajun/Creole food for sale from Fusions Catering. Sponsored by the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA), or see this page. For further information send an email or 877-338-2420.

Oct 2 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance at Lake Logan Episcopal Retreat Center near Canton, NC (venue change this Sunday only). Come early at 1pm to enjoy relaxing by the Lake, taking long walks, or doing whatever you would like to do. Dance from 2:30-5pm. After the dance, we will enjoy a picnic supper together. Bring your own picnic for the meal. Carpooling would be very handy. Earth Fare parking lot is a very convenient place when going out I-40 West. Leader is Bob Thompson with music by Atossa Kramer, Lisa Smith and Cathy Arps. $7/$6 for OFB members. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Oct 3 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 6 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Spin Cycle (Gretchen Caverly fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle) with caller Barbara Groh. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 8 (Saturday) CONTRA... BooneDoggle Contra 11am-11pm at Appalachian Folk School in Mountain City, TN. Please join us for Boone Country Dancers' first ever 12-hour contra dance! Music by Playing with Fyre (George Paul & Rob Zisette) and Bob Kogut & the Euphoria String Band with Terry Doyle and Joy Greenwolfe. The open air dance pavilion is accessed by walking through a historic red barn, and has all of the Appalachian charm that we love about our regular venue, the Apple Barn (if not more!). The hall can accommodate more dancers, has on-site overnight accommodations, and the open-air pavilion offers a cooler dancing environment. $25 full day (students $20) / $15 half day (students $10). More info: see this page.

Oct 10 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Curious George (Laura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drums) with caller TBA. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 14-16 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA / WALTZ... Mountain Madness 2016 presented by The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street and the Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch Road in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Stringrays, Sassafras Stomp and Toss The Possum (waltz) with callers Will Mentor and Beth Molaro. Cost: $99, after 9/25 $110. Registration open now. Limit 160 dancers. This event is not gender balanced. Free camping at Serenity Knoll. More info: see this page.

Oct 17 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Sugar High (Laura Light, Julia Weatherford, Paul Moore) with caller TBA. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 18-19 (Tues-Wed) PERFORMANCE... Parsons Dance 8pm each night at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Exuberant and virtuosic barely begin to describe Parsons Dance. Parsons possesses a bold, athletic personality and joyous movements that have solidified it as one of the world’s leading dance ensembles. Stunning works, including the troupe’s iconic Caught, exemplify the core values of innovation and audience appeal shared by the eight dancers and emerging choreographers under the artistic direction of David Parsons. The internationally renowned company presents uplifting contemporary dance to audiences around the world, collaborating with some of the greatest names in dance and choreography to fine-tune its astounding repertory of more than 70 total works. Enhance your experience: A dance master class and pre-show discussions will be held in conjunction with these performances. Tickets: Regular $45; Student $40; Child $20 More info: see the website.

Oct 20 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Elixir (Anna Patton Clarinet, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins Fiddle, Jesse Readlynn Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Nils Fredland Trombone, Owen Morrison Guitar/Feet) with caller TBA. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 24 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Buddy System (Julie Vallimont piano, Noah VanNorstrand Fiddle, Mandolin, Feet) with caller Beth Molaro. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

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

Oct 28 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music and caller TBA. OFB members $5, Non-members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. Advanced Dances are complex dances with little or no walk-throughs and no beginner instruction. The contras will be challenging and are aimed at experienced dancers. More info: Old Farmers Ball website.

Oct 30 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg with music by George Schissler, Fiddle & Concertina; Suzanne Hosch, Flute; Linda Schissler, Piano. Beginner's session at 3:30pm. Dance, 4-6:30pm. $7/$6 for OFB members. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

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