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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Salsa Classes With 2umbao New Series - Wednesdays - Level 1 will be 7:30-8:30pm, with Shines and Styling at 8:30-9:30pm. Our New Location is at Terpsicorps Studio at 1501 Patton Ave. in Asheville. Drop-ins are $10/class or $40/6 wk series. For drop-ins when you attend your first class ask us about our Loyalty cards: Pay 5 drop-ins get your 6th Free. Please check the Facebook page for updates. More info: send an email or call 828-484-2016.

Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club is giving 6 consecutive weeks of free Square Dance lessons starting on Tuesday, Aug 29, 7-9pm at the Salvation Army Gym, 239 3rd Ave E, Hendersonville. Stan Russell will be the caller. Come at 6:30 first night to register. For information and directions see the Facebook page or call 828-513-0188.

The Asheville Christmas Show is currently casting dancers (age 7 - adult) - open audition in Asheville at 1:30pm Saturday, Sep 16 at the Asheville YMCA. 30 Woodfin Street. For more information and the audition breakdown, see this website.

New DANCECLUB Asheville Class Series - held at 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., #3, Asheville, right down the street from UNCA. 6-Week Sexy Chair Dance Series starts Monday, Sep 11 at 6:30pm: Learn an entire dance with a chair that will allow you to express and indulge in your fierce, sexy feminine side. Learn the endless amounts of creativity and sexy that are available when dancing with a chair. No dance experience needed! $78 for 6 Weeks. 8 Week Intermediate Jazz/Funk Flashmob Series to Snoop Dogg starts Tuesday, Sep 5 at 6:30pm: Learn an entire dance to Snoop and Justin's funkafied, upbeat song "Signs"! At the end of the series we will have an opportunity to flashmob the dance somewhere people will least expect us. We'll have this dance ready just in time for the Halloween crowds! $96 for 8 Weeks. 4 Week Beginner Jazz/Funk Series to "Funkytown" starts Thursday, Sep 7 at 5:30pm. This series is great if you are new or newish to dance or prefer learning at a more relaxed pace. The repetition and lead and follow style makes this class a great workout! You'll learn disco choreography and add on each week to Lipps Inc. "Funkytown"! $44 for 4 Weeks. Check the website for more info or call 828-275-8628.

Family Dance with Michelle Dionne ~ Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 starting Sept 12 at Budo Mountain. A TOTALLY FUN hour of dance for all ages!! Each class will include movements from various world dances, free form expression and dancing games. The movements will be taught in a way that they can be done simply or with layers of difficulty added on. Cost for Series: $60 for one, $30 extra for each additional person aged 3 and over, children under 3 are FREE! Register by emailing Michelle or Register online.

Girls� Belly Dance with Michelle Dionne ~ Thursdays, 5:15-6:45 at Swannanoa Valley Friends (Free class Aug 31, 6-week series starting Sept 7). A traditional, non-performance style belly dance class for girls aged 10-15, helping them become fully embodied, self-aware, self-confident, graceful, strong young women! Cost for Series: $90 Register by emailing Michelle or Register online.

Blue Ridge Dance Lab Weekly Dances: 7-8pm Beginner Lesson $5, 8-11pm Open Dance $5, Open Dance is included with any lesson. Intermediate lessons are available each weekly dance upon request. Argentine Tango Workshop & Practica Mondays (Tango Foundations) 8-9pm (4-week series, different theme each month, $12 each class), Guided Practica 9-10pm ($5 or free for class participants) ; West Coast Swing Social Dance Lab first Thursdays ; Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) 2nd Fridays, taught by Oslandy Martinez and Anabel Font ; Blues Workshop & Dance Every 3rd Friday, no partner needed (Blues Fundamental Workshop 7-8:30pm, $10 - Open Blues Dance 8:30-11pm, $5, included with class) ; Line Dancing & Country Couple Social Dance Lab Every 4th Friday ; Salsa Social Dance Lab - Saturday August 5 is FINAL night. Held at 141 Twin Springs Rd in Hendersonville. For more info call 828-577-7007, send an email and see the Facebook page.

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre / New Studio of Dance Registration OPEN for the 48th Season of Dance Education/Dance Theatre - Classes begin September 5 - Register Early! More info: see this page.

CGD+T Fall and Early Winter Dance Classes + Workshops - CLASSES: Adore Your Core w/Sarah, Pilates fusion class Wednesdays, Sep 13-Oct 11 1:30-2:15pm; �Backdoor Santa� Chair w/Christine **Performance Class**, Tuesdays, Oct. 10-24 and Nov 7-Dec 5 (8 weeks), 8-9pm; Dance Conditioning w/Amy, Interval fitness with dance cardio, Tuesdays, Sep 12-Oct 31 (8 weeks), 7-8pm; Holiday a�GoGo w/Christine **Performance Class**, Thursdays, Sep 28-Nov 30 (10 weeks � no class Thanksgiving Day), 6:30-7:30pm. Hip Hop Bhangra w/Christine Mondays, Sep 11-Oct. 9 (5 weeks) 6:30-7:30pm; Soul Igniting Modern Series w/Michelle **Performance Class** Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm Sep 26-Oct 24; Nov 7-Dec 5 (no class on Oct. 31st); Santa Baby! **Performance Class** Mondays, Oct 16-Dec 4 (8 weeks), 6:30-7:30pm. WORKSHOPS: Babes&Bottles Presents: J. Lo & Jello Shots w/Michelle Saturday, Sep 9 4:30-6:30pm; New Orleans Jazz Performance Workshop w/Christine Nov 28 and Dec 5 7-8pm (dress rehearsal will take place on Dec. 7 from 6-9pm); Fall for your Booty w/Amy, Oct 7 4-6pm; Reclaim Yourself, a body love workshop with therapist Heidi Lynn Andersen and holistic health teacher and dancer Christine Garvin Saturday, Sep 23 1-3pm. Class descriptions and sign-up can be found at see this website.

Ballet Fit For Adults - 6:15-7:15pm Wednesdays at WNC Dance Academy, 829 Riverside Drive in Asheville. Yoga, Pilates, Basic Ballet and Your Favorite Pop Hits. Tone your arms, back, legs, and core! No experience required. Beginners Welcome. Supplemental class for dancers. $10 a class. Contact: 828-412-3551.

Couples Needed For Semi-Private Lessons - 2-hour class with the dance you want to learn! All the benefits of a private lesson: personalized instruction no partner changes, for 4 people. Get a group of 4. Pick your dance (any of the ballroom dances including weddings). Pick your level (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Pick the schedule that�s mutually agreed by the instructor and the participants. No long term commitment. Schedule and pay as you go. $35 per person for a 2-hour session. Perfect gift for birthdays or special occasions. Gift certificates available. All classes taught at the Asheville Ballroom. Call John: 828 712 0791 to arrange.

Christine's Cardio Fitness mom and daughter instructors serving you in two locations. Newbie friendly, diva free dance fitness for all ages. Grow younger with us in Hendersonville and Swannanoa. Monday-Friday 10am and Tues/Thurs at 5:30pm in Hendersonville and Tues/Thurs 6:30pm in Swannanoa. Discounted class packages through website. Text 828-275-7144 or see the website for more info.

Learn Salsa & Bachata at Veda Studios with two amazing weekly class series! Beginner Salsa Series 6:30pm - Inspire yourself to move with our weekly Salsa Class series taught by Jay West. One of the easiest dance steps to pick up, makes it the perfect dance to learn! Intermediate Bachata Series 7:45pm. - Take yourself to the next level with our weekly Bachata class series taught Jay West. He will take you step by step through this hot dance style! We offer these series as drop ins or get a free class by getting a monthly series pass. Register Online.

Elevate Summer Dance Classes - Session 2: Tuesdays through August 15. Contemporary Ballet: 5:15-6:15 PM, $48/session, Ages 12+. Aerial Silks: 6:15-7:15 PM, $48/session, Ages 12+. Classes are held in Downtown Asheville at 46 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801. To register online see the website, or call 828-318-8895.

Argentine Tango for Social Dancing - Group & private classes or performance. Strong focus on technique, connection, communication and musicality. Call Karen at (828) 215-1177. More info: see the website

Southside Dance Studio in Fletcher - Adult Ballet New Time! Wednesdays from 6-7pm - This class caters to adults who are new to ballet or are returning from a long hiatus. We begin with a classic barre followed by a center that gets us moving so we feel we have truly danced. This class is for young adults to senior citizens. All students are welcome! $8. 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.

Dance at Studio Zahiya - Class Schedule at 90 1/2 N Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville. MONDAY: 9AM Power Vinyasa Yoga with Izzy ($6 drop in), 12-12:45PM Barre Fitness with Kate ($6 drop in), 4-5PM Dance and Define with Krystle ($6 drop in), 5-6pm Bellydance Drills with Lisa ($13 drop in), 6-7pm Hip Hop Fitness with Illysa ($6 drop in), 6-7pm Bellydance Special Topics (Hip Hop Fusion with Lisa) $45/4 week series, 7-8pm Tribal Fusion Bellydance with Sparrow and Julia ($13 drop in) ; TUESDAY 9-10am Hip Hop Fitness with Lisa ($6 drop in), 12-12:45pm Sculpt BEATS with Liz ($6 drop in), 5-6pm Modern Movement with Krystle ($13 drop in; WEDNESDAY 5-6pm Hip Hop Fitness with Illysa ($6 drop in), 5-6pm Bollywood with Lisa ($13 drop in) ; THURSDAY 9-10am Hip Hop Fitness with Lisa ($6 drop in), 12-12:45pm Sculpt BEATS with Liz ($6 drop in), 6-7pm Bellydance Drills with Lisa ($13 drop in), 7-8pm Intermediate-Advanced Contemporary with Liz ($13 drop in) ; SATURDAY 9:30-10:30am Hip Hop Fitness with Illysa ($6 drop in), 10:45-11:45am Buti Yoga with Cynthia ($6 drop in) ; SUNDAY 11AM Restorative Flow and Yin Yoga with Hanna ($6 drop in), 4:30-6pm Raqs Sapphire Bellydance Troupe with Charlotte. Interested in attending the Asheville Yoga Festival? Studio Zahiya is a partner studio. Use code "zahiyastudio2017" for 10% off. Details, registration & class card princing: See website for information.

Monday Dance Lessons with Champion Dancers/Teachers Jason & Amy Barnes at Asheville Event & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road: FREE Intermediate/Advanced Line Dances of all styles, genres & skill levels 6:30-7pm ; Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing Class 7-8pm ; and West Coast Swing Class Series For Beginners 8-9pm. More info: See this website.

QOYA - Qoya, a women's embodiment practice, is movement as medicine, as metaphor, as prayer. Qoya is based on a really simple idea that through movement we remember that our essence as women is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the three forms of movement that we practice in a class: WISE, connecting to the wisdom of yoga, WILD, to the creative expression in dance, and FREE to expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our bodies through sensual movement. There is no way to do Qoya wrong: its all about looking for that place where it feels good to move. Some say qoya feels like a combination of the best wedding reception you've ever been to AND the most profound experience you've had in yoga, meditation, or similar practices. Weekly classes EVERY TUESDAY 6-7:30pm at the Mothership in West Asheville. Women ages 16-116 welcome with no experience necessary. Please learn more about weekly classes at this page and stay connected to all qoya Asheville events by joining the public Facebook group Qoya Asheville NC.

Ecstatic Dance w/ Alexandra Griffin Mondays 7:3-8:30pm at Veda Studios on Merrimon Ave. Ecstatic dance, often nicknamed Movement Yoga, encourages free-form movement in a nonverbal, judgement-free space. The music is reminiscent of the rise and fall of a wave: it begins slowly, reaches a peak, and settles the mover back down into their body. All movers are welcome to dance alone or with others, but be sure to receive consent before doing so. Info: see the website.

Classes At Empyrean Arts in downtown Asheville. Beginning Pole Classes Sundays 5:45pm, Wednesdays 5:30pm, Thursdays 11am, Fridays 7:15pm, and Saturdays 11:45am: Perfect for the absolute beginning student or students desiring to review foundational pole tricks and skills. Students will learn a variety of pole spins and mini sequences, and will learn good progressions for building strength and endurance for higher level tricks and skills. Pole Dance Class Mondays 8-9:15pm. Class starts with a floor based warm up where students will learn movements that they can later apply in their pole dance. Students will then learn specific choreography a little section at a time building up to a whole routine that can be danced to with any song. Aerial Arts Classes Saturdays at 1pm, Tuesdays at 11am, Wednesdays 4:15pm, and Fridays at 6pm. Perfect for the absolute beginning student to the seasoned professional performer. Aerial Silks & Sling classes happen every Thursday at 6:30pm and 8pm. Go to our website call/text us at 828.782.3321, or stop by at 32 Banks Avenue Studio 108 for more information or to sign up and register.

Dance Lessons - Learn Ballroom, Country and/or Social dancing - Two-step, Nightclub, Triple-two, Waltz, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cha-cha and many more. Richard & Sue Cicchetti are the owners of Dance For Life. Richard is an Internationally certified DVIDA dance instructor. In addition to teaching dance lessons, they promote dance workshops and dance events in the Asheville area. Together they hold seven World Dance Titles and numerous National titles with the UCWDC. Contact Richard for information and registration: 828-333-0715 and send an email. Follow us on Facebook: see this page. Pre-register, Purchase Dance Lessons, Workshops & Social Events online: see the website.

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.

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.

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

Black Mountain - High Beginner Contemporary Line Dancing - Wednesday evenings - 5:30-6:30pm - Lakeview Center (upstairs) on Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive in Black Mountain, NC. Info: 828-669-9610, 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 828-350�2062 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.

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.

Black Mountain - Improver Level, Contemporary Line Dancing - - Tuesday evenings - 5:30-6:30pm - Lakeview Center (upstairs) on Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain, NC. Improver is a bit more challenging level than High Beginner. Some dance experience is helpful, but not mandatory. Allow yourself to learn at your own pace. My main focus is Fun! Requested donation, $5 per class. For more Info: 828-669-9610, or contact Instructor, Cindy Hady by 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 828�350�2051 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 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.

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.

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 828�350�2051, email Denna.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

DANCE EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Sep 24 (Sunday) Tango ... Blue Spiral Tango Milonga at Block off Biltmore, Come join the Asheville Tango Community for our Monthly Milonga at THE BLOCK of Biltmore. Mike Eblen DJ, playing tranditiional and alternative tango music. Price $5.00 Come join us at 7 PM. For further information see this page

Sep 25 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

Sep 26 (Tuesday) DANCE PARTY... All Ages Dance Party 6:30-8pm at The Hop on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Led by local BBoy legend Asheville Joe America, these dance parties are perfect for kids aged 2-15 and will feature education of the hip-hop dance culture, tutorials, showcasing by some local youth BBoys and BGirls and plenty of opportunites for everyone to break loose on the padded dance floor! Details: see this page.

Sep 28 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Hot Sonata (Laura Lengnick, Art Shuster, David Cohen & Karen Gaughan) with caller Diane Silver. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 28 (Thursday) COUNTRY DANCE SOCIAL ... Country Dance Social in Hendersonville (New!) 6:30-10pm at VFW Hall. Get your Dance Shoes Ready for our kick-off Thursday Night Country Dance at Top Side Dance Hall. Every Thursday night (except 3rd Thursday). Inclusive - No partner necessary, bring one if you can. Country Two-Step Dance Lesson from 6:30-7:30 pm by Richard & Sue Cicchetti. VFW, 900 North Main Street (Corner of Five Points), Hendersonville NC. DJ Phil Noland and/or Sonny Day. Dance/Lesson package $10, Dance only $5. Contact Richard for information and registration: 828-333-0715 and send an email. Follow us on Facebook: see this page. Pre-register, Purchase Dance Lessons, Workshops &Social Events online: see the website

Sep 29 (Friday) LINE DANCE... Monthly Line and Pattern Partner Line Dance Party 7-10pm at Asheville Event & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd., in Asheville. Host: Denna Yockey. Light snacks and beverages provided. $10. More info: send an email, call 828-274-8320 or see the website.

Sep 30 (Saturday) MASQUERADE / BENEFIT ... Dreamers� Ball ~ OM Sanctuary Fundraiser 2017 �Celebrate the Dreamers� Journey� 7-11pm at OM Sanctuary, 87 Richmond Hill Dr. in Asheville. Join this night of magic and elemental allure with the �theme of fire". Come see firsthand the beautiful campus and how this holistic educational retreat center ignites health and inspires through its mission. Keynote: Speaker Ozioma Egwuonwu of Burnbright / Chair: Julie Mayfield. $55 / $125 VIP & Sponsorships $250 & up. Music by global performers River Guerguerian and Chris Rosser of Free Planet Radio, firing up the night with local beloved songstress Kat Williams. �Cirque du OM� flare with fire jugglers, stilt walkers, photo booth, sound bathing, holistic treatments, transformational art, and more. Dreamer Tokens (provided with each pass and for purchase) redeemable with select offerings, such as massage, intuitive readings, elixirs etc. Hors d�oeuvres and Live Auction. More info: see the website.

Sep 30 (Saturday) BALLROOM / COUNTRY DANCE SOCIAL ... Country Dance Social 7-10:30pm at Fairview Community Center, 1357 Highway 74A. Inclusive - No partner necessary. 1-hour Two-step lesson from 7-8pm. Open dancing 8-10:30pm. Dance to Two-Step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha-cha, West Coast Swing, Triple-two & Nightclub. $10 / Lesson $5 / Dance & Lesson package $15. Contact Richard for information and registration: 828-333-0715 and send an email. Follow us on Facebook: see this page. Pre-register, Purchase Dance Lessons, Workshops & Social Events online: see the website.

Oct 1 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 3:30-6:30pm at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville.) Music by Atossa Kramer & Lisa Smith with leader Bob Thompson. Lessons at 3:30, regular program from 4-6:30pm. $7 / $6 OFB members. No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Comfortable clothes and shoes. More info: see this page.

Oct 2 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music by Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

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

Oct 7 (Saturday) CONTRA DANCE ... Saturday Night Contra Dance 8-11pm at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC. Music by Reelplay with Charlotte Crittenden calling. Free admission! Beginners, singles and couples welcome. Beginners should come promptly at 8pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching. More info: call 828-837-2775 or see the website.

Oct 9 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music by Jeff Spero and Rex Blazer with Andrea Nettleton calling. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

Oct 12 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Contrazz with caller TBA. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 13-15 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Syncopaths, Free Raisins & Toss the Possum with callers Lisa Greenleaf & Darlene Underwood. Presented by Historic Jonesborough Dance Society. More info: see the website or register online.

Oct 15 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 3:30-6:30pm at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville.) Music by George Schissler (fiddle and concertina) & Linda Schissler (piano) with leaders Myra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell. Lessons at 3:30, regular program from 4-6:30pm. $7 / $6 OFB members. No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Comfortable clothes and shoes. More info: see this page.

Oct 16 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

Oct 19 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Great Bear Trio with caller Dugan Murphy. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 21 (Saturday) BALLROOM / COUNTRY DANCE SOCIAL ... Country Dance Social 7-10:30pm at Asheville Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte Street, Between Hillside & Lennox, Asheville, NC 28801 (Parking and entrance in back). Inclusive - No partner necessary, bring one if you can. 1-hour Two-step lesson from 7-8 taught by Richard & Sue Cicchetti. Open dancing 8 to 10:30pm. Dance to Two-Step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha-cha, West Coast Swing, Triple-two & Nightclub. Dance/Lesson package $15, Dance only $10. Contact Richard for information and registration: 828-333-0715 and send an email. Follow us on Facebook: see this page. Pre-register, Purchase Dance Lessons, Workshops & Social Events online: see the website.

Oct 23 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music by Andrew & Noah & Friends with caller TBA. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

Oct 26 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Buddy System with caller Beth Molaro. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 28 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Annual Halloween Costume Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Oct 28 (Saturday) CONTRA DANCE ... Saturday Night Contra Dance & Halloween Costume Party 8-11pm at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC. Music by Evening Star with Janine Smith & Bob Dalsemer calling. Free admission! Beginners, singles and couples welcome. Beginners should come promptly at 8pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching. More info: call 828-837-2775 or see the website.

Oct 30 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

Nov 2 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Switching Protocols (Ruthie Byers, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler, Christopher Jacoby) with caller Maia McCormick. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Nov 5 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 3:30-6:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. (Please note: Venue change Sundays, Nov 5 and Nov 19 - then back to regular location at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville.) Music by George & Linda Schissler with leader Bob Thompson. Lessons at 3:30, regular program from 4-6:30pm. $7 / $6 OFB members. No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Comfortable clothes and shoes. More info: see this page.

Nov 6 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

Nov 9 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Tunerider (Gretchen Caverly & Austin Murray) with caller TBA. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Nov 13 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

Nov 16 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by the Warren Wilson Old-Time Band with caller Phil Jamison. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Nov 17-19 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA DANCE ... Learn to Contra Dance Weekend w/ Bob Dalsemer & Charlotte Crittenden at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC. Live music by Ed Baggot & Elsie Peterson. Join in the friendly fun of contra dancing and discover why so many people are enjoying this modern form of a centuries-old dance tradition. Contra dancing involves groups of couples in two long lines. After learning basic moves in this beginners' class with a master teacher, you'll be ready to participate in the Saturday night community dance. Singles and couples are welcome. Be prepared for moderate exercise. Tuition: $200. To register call 828-837-2775 or see the website.

Nov 18 (Saturday) CONTRA DANCE ... Saturday Night Contra Dance 8-11pm at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC. Music by Ed Baggot & Elsie Peterson with Bob Dalsemer & Charlotte Crittenden calling. Free admission! Beginners, singles and couples welcome. Beginners should come promptly at 8pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching. More info: call 828-837-2775 or see the website.

Nov 19 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 3:30-6:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. (Please note: Venue change Sundays, Nov 5 and Nov 19 - then back to regular location at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville.) Music by Round Robin (Robbin Marcus, Dave Marcus & Meredith Doster)with leader AnneMarie Walter. Lessons at 3:30, regular program from 4-6:30pm. $7 / $6 OFB members. No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Comfortable clothes and shoes. More info: see this page.

Dec 16 (Saturday) CONTRA DANCE ... Annual Holiday Contra Dance & Dessert Potluck 8-11pm at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC. Music by Ed Baggot & Elsie Peterson with Bob Dalsemer & Charlotte Crittenden calling. Free admission! Beginners, singles and couples welcome. Come celebrate the holidays with us on the dance floor! Holiday treats potluck! Bring your favorite refreshment to share. Beginners should come promptly at 8pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching. More info: call 828-837-2775 or see the website.

Dec 26-Jan 1 (Fri-Thurs) CONTRA / ETC ... Winter Dance Week at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. The Folk School's popular year-end folk dance & music celebration will feature American contras & squares, English country dancing, waltz & partner dance technique, Percussive dance sampler, rapper sword & group singing, jam sessions & yoga. Ring in the New Year dancing to the glorious live music by Foxfire (Karen Axerod & Daron Douglas), The Canote Brothers and Mary Lea, Jacqueline Swab & Daniel Beerbohm. Callers/Dance Instructors: Mary Wesley, David Millstone, Gillian Stewart, Richard Powers and Charlotte Crittenden. Participants should have previous contra dance and/or English country dance experience (such as our "Learn to Contra Dance" class or the equivalent). We do not recommend Winter Dance Week for beginning dancers. For more details and for a peek at the daily schedule see the website or call 828-837-2775.

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