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Salsa Classes with 2umbao! Wednesdays at Extreme Dance Studio, 856 Sweeten Creek Rd. Suite H, in Asheville (New Location). Beginners class 7:30-8:30pm & Intermediate class 8:30-9:30pm. Classes taught by Jennifer and Hector. $10/class ; $40/6wk class. More info: send an email, see this page or call 828-674-2658.

Bokwa® Fitness is taking off at Christine's Cardio Fitness! Join us for this high energy dance fitness class using repeated patterns instead of dance choreography. Feel the energizing power of the African warrior as we bounce, bounce our way to a great workout. Check the website for current schedule.

Irish Step Dance and Clogging Thursdays (November 27, December 4,11,18) - Join us Thursdays for Dance and Movement for kids (ages 5&6) at 3:45 PM, Beginner Clogging at 4:15, and Beginner Irish Step Dance at 5 at Weaverville First Presbyterian Church. 30 Alabama Ave, Weaverville NC. All ages and no experience necessary. Call 410-271-6022 for more information. See the website.

Clogging and Flatfooting - Mondays (December 1,8,15,22) - Dance and Movement for kids (ages 5&6) at 6 PM and Beginner clogging at 6:30 at Weaverville First Presbyterian Church. 30 Alabama Ave, Weaverville NC. Beginner Flatfooting for teens and adults begins November 10th. $40/4 weeks. Call 410-271-6022 for more information. See the website.

Burlesque 101 Class starting January 4th-February 8th, building a character and act with a graduation show to debut your progress. It will span 6 weeks on Sunday nights from 7-9pm at the Colour Field Studio (54 Ravenscroft). The course is $100. For more info see the website.

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

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

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

Absolute Beginner Line Dancing - with Cindy Hady - Lakeview Center on Lake Tomahawk- 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain, NC. Wednesdays 10:15am-11:15am. You'll learn the basic line dance steps- No experience necessary- No partner required- Just bring your love of dance! Variety of music & styles from; Pop, Rock, Country, Latin, Ballroom. For more info, please call Lakeview Center at 828-669-8610 or contact Instructor, Cindy Hady by email.

Black Mountain Center for the Arts Ballet Studio - Adult and Children's Classes ­ Pre-ballet: Sat. 9 - 9:30 am (1/2 hour lesson for 3-4 year olds) $40 a month. Primary: Sat. 9:30 - 10:00 am (1/2 hour lesson for 5-7 year olds) $40 a month. Cecchetti: Sat. 10:00 - 11:00 pm (1 hour lesson for 8-12 year olds) $46 a month. Cecchetti: Sat. 11:00 ­ 12:30 pm (1.5 hour lesson for teens & adults) $50 a month. Pointe: Sat. 12:30-1pm (1/2 hour lesson for teens & adults) $40 a month. Adult Ballet: Mon. and Wed. 9 ­ 10:30 am (1.5 hour lesson); $50 a month. Call ahead to pre-register. Drop in: $12-17 per class. Teacher: Casey Kristofferson Littlejohn. Location: 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain. More info: 828/669-0930 or see website.

Contemporary Dance for Children at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts taught by Amy Maze. All classes $40 per month/ $12 drop in. Attire: Comfortable clothes, clean-soled sneakers or bare feet, NO blue jeans. Pre-registration required. Kids in Motion ages 3-5 Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm: Combination of creative movement and basic acrobatics. Helps develop coordination, increase spatial and rhythmic awareness, flexibility, perception and memory. Beginning Dance ages 6-10 Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm: Up-beat combination of hip hop and contemporary/modern dance styles allowing for freedom of expression while learning basic dance skills. Intermediate Dance ages 6-10 Mondays 4-5pm: Geared towards students with some previous dance experience, this class is an extension of the concepts learned in Beginning Dance. Teen Dance ages 11-15 Mondays 5-6 pm: Suitable for middle school and up. No previous experience necessary. Classes alternate between athletic contemporary and hip hop styles to improve coordination, musicality and develop core strength. Dance Troupe ($30) ages 6 and up Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm: Gives dancers performance opportunities in the community. Dancers must be enrolled in a class. The Arts Center is located at 225 W. State Street. To register call 828/669-0930.

T¹ai Chi Qi Gong: taught by Charles Pannell at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. $40 monthly/ $12 drop in. Thursdays 10 am. Practice the art of moving meditation, a set of simple movements that serve to improve blood flow and increase circulation, boost concentration and energy, restore balance, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and calm the mind and heart. The owner of the Thrifty Taoist, he has studied traditional and classical Chinese medicine for years and been teaching QiGong since 2007. Join at any time. Location: 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain. More info: 828/669-0930 or see website.

Birth Dancing Classes - Thursdays, 2-3:15pm at West Asheville Yoga. For all interested women - Learn the ancient and empowering technique of dancing to ease all phases of the birth journey (conception, pregnancy, labor and recovery). Cost is $72 for 6 weeks or $15 drop-in. All women are welcome to attend. Registration Required. To register for classes and/or workshop or for more info send an email, call 664-9564 or see this page. Skype Lessons Available upon request - $45 for one hour session or $120 for three one-hour sessions.

Argentine Tango and Salsa Workshop held every third Saturday 2-4pm at the Asheville Ballroom and Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd Asheville. Level: Beginner; Teachers: Rick Harris & Amber Nickole. Contact: Rick Harris (828) 770-3177 or send an email.

Trysh Ann offers belly dance basics, a class for women of all ages and encouraging women over 40! This belly dance class is for you if you want to: learn basic belly dance movements, improve your hip and upper body flexibility, have fun getting a moderate cardio workout, AND strengthen your core: back, abs, and bones. Short choreography combos the last 15 minutes. Come find your dance joy every Sunday from 5:30-6:30pm. Location: The Colourfield Studios - a new performing artists studio at 54 Ravenscroft, just a few blocks from The Orange Peel, off of Hilliard Ave. Drop in, send an email, call or text 828-273-4312 for more info.

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

Dance at Studio Zahiya at 90 1/2 N Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville, NC. MONDAY: 6-7pm Hip Hop Fitness with Josh; 7-8pm Tai Chi Fan with Elizabeth Ripley; 7:00-7:25pm with Mahsati: Practice for Better Belly Dance: Conditioning & History; 7:30-9pm with Mahsati: Belly Dance Level 1 – Essentials. TUESDAY: 9-10am Hip Hop Fitness with Lisa; 6-7pm Introduction to Bellydance with Lisa; 7-8pm Level 2 Belly Dance: Intermediate Drills with Lisa; 8-9pm West African Dance with Barakissa. WEDNESDAY: 6-7pm Level 3 Belly Dance: Drills & Skills: Advanced with Lisa; 7-8pm Drills with Zills with Sparrow: 7:00-7:25pm with Mahsati: Practice for Better Belly Dance – Conditioning/History; 7:30-9pm with Mahsati: Belly Dance Level 2 – Elements. THURSDAY: 9-10am Hip Hop Fitness with Lisa; 4-5pm Kids' World Dance with Lisa; 6-7pm Introduction to Belly Dance with Sera Sahara; 7-8pm West African Dance with Barakissa; 8-9pm Lindy Hop. SATURDAY: 9-10am: Hip Hop Fitness with Josh; 10:30-11:30am Shimmy with Charlotte. SUNDAY: 10-11am West African Dance with Barakissa. Details: See website for information.

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

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

Saturday morning Hip Hop Zumba 9am with Josh McClure at Studio Zahiya on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. $5 drop-in. Get sweaty and have a blast with this fun Zumba-based Hip Hop class.

Line Dance with Denna Yockey and Jean Vick at Harvest House Recreation Center, 205 Kenilworth Rd. Beginners/high beg: Mondays 12:00 - 2:00pm; intermediate/adv: Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm; Music: Pop, Funky, Rock, Country, Latin & Ballroom. For more info, call 828-350-2051, email Denna or email Jean.

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

Belly Dance Classes with Mahsati - Weekly group classes in classical, modern, and folkloric belly dance styles held at Studio Zahiya, 90 1/2 Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC. Belly Dance Level 1 - Mondays: 7:30-9pm; Belly Dance Level 2 - Wednesdays: 7:30-9pm; Belly Dance Auxiliary - Mondays and Wednesdays: 7-7:25 pm. Drop-ins welcome. See the website or contact Mahsati by email or call 828-423-0883.

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

Ongoing Dance Classes with Kathleen and I Do Dances: Classes at Loretta's Cafe, third floor, 114 N. Lexington Ave.: Mondays: 6-7 PM, "Dance Undercover", series starts over every 8 weeks, learn a funk dance to the best dance songs ever! Tuesdays: 6:30-7:30 PM, "Dance and Sweat", drop-in funk class, keeping the body moving learning a different routine each week ; Wednesdays: 6-7:15 PM, Beginner Modern Dance, 7:30-8:30PM Burlesque Series starts over every 8 weeks; Thursdays: 10-11 AM, Booty Camp, Boot Camp style exercise class with emphasis on booty toning; Everyday: Personalized Choreography and private instruction for couples getting married! Check out this website for more info!

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

Basic Ballet Class: Ballet for Yogis with Claire Elizabeth Barratt Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm at Weaverville Yoga. "Ballet for Yogis" is a meditational ritual of Ballet exercises with lots of deep breathing, repetition & stretch. You can come on a class-by-class basis – or buy a Weaverville yoga class card to use for any classes at the studio. For all the details, please see the website.

Contact Improv: Lab & Play Every Tuesday 4-6pm @ the FBFC Movement and Learning Center. A chance to experiment with and explore the underlying principals of contact improvisation through an array of improvisational structures, games and play. All are welcome to bring their musings, curiousities, ideas, and movement toys! It's a build your own adventure open format lab and play time! Participants should wear comfortable, well fitting, soft clothes and plan to remove or tape jewelry. By donation. Suggested $5 per participant. Send an email for details or see this page.

Roots of Belly Dance Series with Michelle Dionne - Tuesdays at the French Broad Food Coop in downtown Asheville. $15 drop-in). A meditative, fun practice to learn how to move the healing vital life force energy through our bodies. Please register by email. For more info, see this page.

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.

Contra & Square Dancing 7-8pm most Tuesdays in the Community Room of the Keith House at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC (near Murphy). Free introduction to Contra, Square and Circle Dances to live music. Beginners, couples and singles are welcome. Please arrive promptly at 7pm. There will be no dances Tuesdays November 25, December 2, 16, 23 and 30. Details: see this page.

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

Greenville Swings ... Tuesdays at The Sawmill in 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, 6-8pm in Clemson, SC. $1 per session; the first time is FREE. Partners not needed; beginners welcome. Teaching and review as well as request dancing. Please wear clean, non-marking, smooth-soled shoes. For directions and more information, visit our website or contact Theresa at 864-508-0617 or send an email.

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

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

EnMotion Ecstatic Dance on Wednesday Nights! at Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St. in Asheville. The rhythm of the music, and the movement of our breath inspires the dance of our bodies. A free form moving meditation to bring you back to yourself of inspiration, creativity and inner guidance. This is a practice of simplicity. Please come join us. We dance 6-8pm Wednesday evenings: Warm up 6pm, Circle at 6:30pm. Sliding scale $7-10. For more info email Karen and see this page.

Dancing at Scandals in the Grove House complex, 11 Grove St. in downtown Asheville. DJ Dance Party 10pm-3am Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday $8/$5 members; Saturday $10/$7 members. Thursday and Sunday held in Boiler Room, no cover. 18+. For complete info see the website.

Shimmy with Charlotte - Shimmy shimmy shimmy! Saturday mornings 10:30-11:30am at Studio Zahiya in downtown Asheville. A fun, body-positive, beginner-friendly dance class. Includes lead and follow songs, technique, shimmy drills, and more! No experience required. With instructor Charlotte Louise. Drop in, $13 or purchase a Studio Zahiya class card.

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.

Beach Night at the American Legion in Hendersonville - 7-10pm Last Saturday night of every month at the American Legion in Hendersonville, 216 Fourth Ave. David Hadden is the DJ, playing oldies and beach music. Great dance floor and table seating. $5 cover. Bar and grill open 6pm. Questions? Contact Sandee Carpenter by email.

Flamenco! Asheville's only flamenco class. All levels welcome. Come be part of this passionate, rhythmic dance form. We'll do basic steps, sevillanas and more. Saturdays, 1:30-3pm at In His Steps studio, 159 Church St. in Asheville. Contact Daniela by 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.

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

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

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

First Wedding Dance Steps - Impress your spouse to be and your wedding guests. Learn simple choreography for your Wedding Day or event. Individuals, couples or groups. Call your professional choreographer today for pricing. Rachel Blattner (828) 691-1148 or send an email.

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

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

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

Tai Chi with Roberto Vengoechea - in Black Mountain, NC. Roberto has been teaching in the area for 18 years. Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Family style is taught to a dedicated group eager to learn the secrets that can only be achieved through practice. For further information please contact Roberto Vengoechea at 828-275-7835.

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 Theta at 828-712-2804; see the website.

Private and Semi-private Dance Instruction with Amber Nickole - Social/ Competitive Ballroom, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and more. Fusion program for training youth and adults in the performing arts. Audition required prior to group entry for level placement. Contact Amber (828) 424-9807 or send an email. See you on the dance floor!

Beginning Ballet and Ballroom Classes - "Exploring the Dance Floor" - Ages 4-6, 7-12, 13-18, semi-private classes by Amber Nickole. Children/Youth learn foundations of Ballet and/or Ballroom. Opportunities for performances and competition. Please contact Amber at (828) 424-9807 or send an email to register your child. Space is limited to six per class.

American Dance Club - Come join us for the best in ballroom and social dancing in Greenville! For more info: send an email or see our website.

American Tribal Style (ATS) bellydance classes with Ani - American Tribal Style (ATS) 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. Please contact Ani for more information by email or call 828.595.6987.

Dance Meetup Group: Meet other folks who love to dance in the new Social Dance meetup group. See bios of other dancers and who's RSVPing to go where. 4 or more meet-up get togethers are scheduled each week. See this page or just go to meetup.com and do a search for dance. There are also several other great meetup groups dedicated to latin, west coast swing, shag etc.

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

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

Ballroom and Social Private Lessons with Michael Wooten - at your pace. Fun instruction from a non traditional teacher. Swing, Hustle, Rumba and a variety of others at your pace. $50/hr single and $75/hr couple. Contact for more information: send an email.

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

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

Healing Dance Sessions with Michelle Dionne, teacher of Sacred and Healing Dance since 1998. For individuals, couples or small groups - incorporating different styles of world dance and spontaneous movements to promote transformation on all levels. Sessions held within ceremonial format, outdoors whenever possible. Please visit this page or call (828) 664-9564.

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

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

Dance classes with Christine Garvin Old School Hip-Hop, Intro to Bhangra, and Jazzy Showgirl Booty Camp. Join us in working out in the fun, freeing, and sassy way - low stress and lots of laughter to get you through the holidays! For more information and to sign up, go to this page, or send an email.

Learn to Bellydance with Master Instructor Lisa Zahiya - Learn this fun, sensuous and joyful dance form in a beautiful non-competitive environment. All classes held at Studio Zahiya in downtown Asheville. Complete Details: see the website or call 828-242-7595.

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.

InterPlay Asheville Classes - InterPlay is a playful way to tap into your creativity and embodied wisdom. Step-by-step, we create in the moment - songs, stories, dances. It's play as prayer, discovery and FUN together. In InterPlay, you can't do it wrong. Really! More info & classes at this website, call 828-253-5575 or 828-279-8977 or send an email.

Salsa Dance Lessons in Black Mountain! For more information call 828-664-0400. Christey Carwile specializes in Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, and Afro-Latin Dance forms. She regularly teaches Cardio Salsa (a Latin Dance Fitness class) at Cheshire Fitness Center in Black Mountain and helps direct the Student Salsa Association at Warren-Wilson College where she works as a Professor of Anthropology.

Morris Dancing - Learn English traditional Morris dances and become a member of one of three local teams as a dancer or musician. Music instruction provided to experienced musicians. Free. Info: 994-2094 or see the website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DANCE EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Nov 25 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Tuesdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by DJ duo Michael Gamble & Mick Glasgow. Level 1 Class 7:30pm, Level 2 Class 6:30pm, $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page.

Nov 25 (Tuesday) HULA... The Sacred Art of Hawaiian Hula 6:30-8pm Tuesdays at the UNC Massage School at 131 McDowell Street, #302 in Asheville. A New Day & Time. Experience this sacred dance with its graceful & flowing movements & rich and beautiful culture that is all about community and caring for each other. This ancient storytelling form is also an energy dance similar to the Chinese Tai Chi. No dance experience is necessary. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. $15 for a single class; $45 for a package of four consecutive classes. For more information, contact Kaleo at 812-929-8898, send an email and see this page.

Nov 25 (Tuesday) TANGO... Tango Tuesdays Tuesdays at Club Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St, Downtown Asheville, off Patton Ave. Fundamentals with Karen Jaffe, Tangogypsies 7-8:30pm ; 8:30p-10:30p- Milonga/social dancing. $7/7pm class only, $10 all evening / students $5 ($5 Cover if you did not attend lessons). Check out the info for newcomers on this website. To be notified of Tangogypsies classes, guest teachers and other special events happening in Asheville, join the Yahoo group.

Nov 25 (Tuesday) SHAG... The Mountain Shag Club Tuesdays at Showtime Saloon, 97 Underwood Rd, Fletcher, NC. We have Free Lessons from 6:30-7pm and rotating DJ's from 7-10pm. No partner needed. $5 Cover Charge. See the website for more info.

Nov 25 (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.

Nov 25 (Tuesday) JAZZ / SWING ... The John Henrys 8-10pm Tuesdays at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville.

Nov 26 (Wednesday) SWING / ETC ... One Leg Up 8pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Nov 26 (Wednesday) SWING... West Coast Swing Class 7-8pm Wednesdays at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. Drop-In classes with Jason and Amy Barnes. Cost is $12/pp. For more information call (828) 274-8320 or see the website.

Nov 26 (Wednesday) TANGO ... Argentine Tango Classes with Eric and Susannah at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St. 4-week series starts at the beginning of every month. 7:30-8pm Tango Technique (TangoBreath); 8-9pm Alternating Series: (alternating between Foundations and Intermediate); 9-10pm Practica (contingent on attendance). When a 5th Wednesday falls in a month, we will host an all-levels practica. Each series $40, includes 30-minute technique class. Drop-in $12. Post-class Practica: $5; 5th Wednesday Practica: $8. More info: see this page and this website.

Nov 26 (Wednesday) DANCE PARTY... Soul Shakedown Got To Get Over The Hump-day Dance Party 5:30-8:30pm at Mojo Kitchen (at The One Stop) in downtown Asheville. Join us every Wednesday with a rotating cast of DJs spinning old school hip-hop, funk, soul & disco. Free.

Nov 26 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats Wednesdays 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. No cover. Free beginning and intermediate Single Swing dance lessons with Bobby Wood 7:30-8pm.

Nov 26 (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.

Nov 26 (Wednesday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... Spectrum 10pm-2am Wednesdays at Timo's House in downtown Asheville. Join us for another night of Asheville's premier EDM weekly! 21+ Free. Details: see this page.

Nov 26 (Wednesday) LATIN... Fuego Nights 9pm-2am Wednesdays at Room Nine in downtown Asheville. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. Featuring DJ Carlos Carmona. 21+ More info: see this page.

Nov 27 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Open Band with Open Calling led by Charley Harvey. Come play and call a dance or two! Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Nov 27 (Thursday) R&B / BEACH / ETC ... Pop the Clutch Band Thursdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. R & B, Motown, beach, Swing Dancing. No cover. Free Beginner West Coast Swing lesson 7:30-8pm by Ian and Karen, then the band will play until 11pm!

Nov 28 (Friday) MOVEMENT... AMC Friday Dance with the Asheville Movement Collective at Asheville Ballet Studio on Weaverville Highway (right where Merrimon merges toward Woodfin) - New Location. Beginners welcome and encouraged! 7pm warm up, 7:30 circle. $7-15 (Your second dance is free.) Details: see this page.

Nov 28 (Friday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... WestSound 8-11pm Fridays, Nov 28, Dec 12 and Dec 19, at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Nov 28 (Friday) LATIN... LAVA Nights doors open 10:45pm Fridays at Mela in downtown Asheville. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. 21+, ID Required. Details: see this page.

Nov 28 (Friday) ELECTRO SWING... 1920s Dance Party 11pm-2am Fridays at Lex 18 in downtown Asheville. An evening of Gatsby Electro Swing with DJ Cosmo Q. Details: see this page.

Nov 28 (Friday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... Free Flow 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Nov 28 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by Windmill (Laurie Fisher, Steve Trisman) with caller Barbara Groh. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Nov 29 (Saturday) CONTACT IMPROV ... Contact Improv Class and Open Jam 4-6pm every Saturday at French Broad Food Co-op Movement & Learning Center, 90 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville. Beginners welcome and encouraged! This is a great way to get some experience and expand your edges with movement. $5. Details: see this page.

Nov 29 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING ... 42nd Street - Swing and ballroom dancing 8-11pm Saturdays, Nov 29, Dec 20 and 27, at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Nov 29 (Saturday) LATIN... Ritmos Latinos w/ DJ Malinalli 9pm-midnight every Saturday at Aloft Hotel's Wxyz Lounge in downtown Asheville. No cover. Details: see this page.

Nov 29 (Saturday) ZYDECO / CAJUN... Zydeco Ya Ya 8pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Back by popular demand - Dance your boots off to the hot rhythms of Zydeco Ya Ya. Details: see this page.

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

Nov 30 (Sunday) WALTZ... Orange Peel Waltz at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Lesson: 5:30-6:15pm, $5. Dance: 6:30-9:15pm, $10. Live Music by Owen Cauley & Lory McClimans. Details: see this page.

Nov 30 (Sunday) SWING... Swing Dance Sundays 5-8:30pm Sundays at Mojo Kitchen (at The One Stop) in downtown Asheville. DJ Jason Baggett will give a free mini lesson from 5-5:30pm and then the dance will go on after that. Free.

Nov 30 (Sunday) HONKY TONK / COUNTRY... Vollie and Kari and The Wildcats doors open 6pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Admission $8. More info: see this page. The band will be playing 3 sets! Bring your dancing shoes! All Ages. Dancing room only.

Nov 30 (Sunday) SWING / ROCK ... DJ Dance Party Sundays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Swing and oldies rock. No cover. New Class in November! Free East Coast Swing New Moves and Variations class with John Deitz 7-8pm with general dancing 8pm-close. John Dietz will not be teaching swing variations in December. Classes will resume in January.

Nov 30 (Sunday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... Sunday Sessions 10pm-2am Sundays at Timo's House. Presented by Asheville Drum n Bass Collective. 21+.

Dec 1 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Barsters (Doug Sharkey, James Johnson, Lee Gregory, Parrish Ellis & Rob Mangum) with Terry Doyle calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Dec 1 (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.

Dec 1 (Monday) SWING... West Coast Swing Lessons and Dance Mondays at Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville (new location!) 7:30pm intermediate lesson, 8pm beginner lesson, and social dancing from 8:30pm until 10-10:30pm. All FREE! Rotating instructors each week to offer different tips and styling. Come on out for a good time! More info: see this page.

Dec 2 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Tuesdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music TBA. Level 1 Class 7:30pm, Level 2 Class 6:30pm, $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page.

Dec 3 (Wednesday) PERFORMANCE... Boom Boom Shake 7:30pm at White Horse Black Mountain. Hailing from the Hudson Valley NY, Boom Boom Shake will be joined by some incredible musicians and dancers from Asheville and surrounding areas, including The Resonant Rogues w/ Sparrow Pants, Renate Kamilah Bellydance, Mahsati Janan, Meaghann Lynne, Charlotte Louise, Sera Sahara, Claire Dima, Angie Doran & Liz Tron. More acts to be announced shortly! Blending traditional Middle Eastern music and dance with a modern vibe, sassy sword and fiery veil dances, unforgettable guitar melodies and incredible drumming. Details: see this page.

Dec 4 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Toss the Possum with caller Charley Harvey. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Dec 4 (Thursday) COUNTRY / BLUES / JAZZ / ETC... Honey Swamp Stompers 8pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. The band includes Russ Wilson, Jason Krekel, James Posedel and Michael Gamble. Old country, blues, jazz, jug band and hokum tunes. Details: see this page.

Dec 4 (Thursday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... WestSound 9pm every Thursday (except Nov 27) at Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues in Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Dec 4 (Thursday) INDIE / OLD TIME... The Strangled Darlings 7:30pm at White Horse Black Mountain. Creating high intensity music to make you dance & also weaving quiet intimate stories about the dark heart of America, this Portland based duo has been creating original tunes since 2009. Their live show mixes technical mastery with deadpan humor and a little something to shake your rumpus. $8. Details: see this page.

Dec 5-6 (Fri-Sat) PERFORMANCE... The Nutcracker and the Mouse King 7:30 pm each night and 3pm Saturday at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Based on ETA Hoffman's original story, this version of the ballet is quirky, dramatic and above all, fun. A wonderful family event showcasing Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre's dancers and New Studio of Dance students of all ages. Wildly imaginative with holiday sets & costumes, contemporary music as well as classical, all wrapped up in one choreographic storytelling spectacle. $27 General Admission, $22 Seniors, $20 Children & Students. Make your reservations early by calling Diana Wortham Theatre's box office at (828) 257-4530.

Dec 5 (Friday) ZUMBA... Zumba in Da Club Snow and Glow Party 7-10pm at Scandals Nightclub in downtown Asheville. The Blacklights are going back on for the last party of 2014! Wear white or anything that glows! Join us for 3 hours of Zumba® Fitness with lots of great instructors! Tickets $10 at door, $7 for ZIN members with ZIN card shown at the door. Details: see this page.

Dec 5 (Friday) BALLROOM ... Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club 7:30-10PM Fridays at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy. in Hendersonville. Paulette Cole will be teaching free lessons 6:30-7:30pm. (Nov 28 NO DANCE; Dec 5, 12 and 19 Rhumba; Dec 26 and Jan 2 NO DANCE; Jan. 16 and 23 Swing Classes). Lessons are free. Admission to dance at 7:30 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). Check out Facebook and see the website for more info or call Kathy 828 698 0165.

Dec 5 (Friday) VINTAGE ROCK... 3 Cool Cats 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Rock and Roll tunes from the '50s and '60s, featuring Russ Wilson, Hank Bones and Mike Filippone. Totally danceable!

Dec 5 (Friday) BIG BAND / SWING... Holiday Jazz with Asheville Jazz Orchestra 8pm at White Horse Black Mountain. This concert will include many holiday arrangements in addition to a collection of other great Big Band favorites and original compositions. $15.

Dec 5 (Friday) TECHNO CONTRA... Clemson Charity Techno Contra Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8-11pm at Downtown Community Fellowship in Clemson, SC. Featuring DJ Driker with caller Ethan Hummel. $10. 100% Of Proceeds Go To Charity! Details: see this page.

Dec 6 (Saturday) GYPSY JAZZ / ETC... Gypsy Swingers 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Everything from Latin standards to New Orleans blues.

Dec 6 (Saturday) SQUARE DANCE... Toys for Tots Christmas Dance held by Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club at the Whitmire Activity Bldg, Lily Pond Rd, Hendersonville. Dinner for Club members and semi-annual business meeting will be at 5pm. There will be no Adv dance at 6pm. Squares and rounds will be at 7:30pm. Toys for Tots will be collected. Caller: Stan Russell. Cuers: Lou and Al Krech. For information or directions see our website.

Dec 6 (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 Curious George (Steve Kemble, Laura Lengnick, Paul Moore) with caller Kristin Seibert. Lesson 7:30. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Dec 6 (Saturday) CONTRA... Saturday Contra Dance 8-11pm at the Apple Barn on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center, approximately 10 miles from downtown Boone. Music by Indian Summer with caller Emily Abel. New Dancers Workshop at 7:30pm. Admission $7, $5 for high school students, free for 12 and under. Hosted by Boone Country Dancers.

Dec 6 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Toss the Possum. VIP Caller Night. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students.

Dec 6 (Saturday) ZYDECO / CAJUN... ACZA Holiday Party & Cajun Dance w/ T’Canaille at the Knights of Columbus Post 660, 2620 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta 30324. 4-6pm Intermediate/Advanced Cajun Dance Lesson with Jim Bird & Bonnie Lunceford, $15 for ACZA members and $20 for non-members. 7:15-8pm Free Beginner's Dance Lesson with Don Baggett & Amanda Robinson; Dance 8–11pm, $18/$14 members/$5 students. Authentic Cajun Food & Cash Bar available. Sponsored by the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA). For further information send an email or call 404-825-9768.

Dec 7 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader Bob Thompson with music by George & Linda Schissler, Atossa Kramer. $6/$5 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Dec 7 (Sunday) CEILI... Carolina Ceili Presents: A Celtic Yulefest Benefit 7:30-10pm at White Horse Black Mountain. Presented by Carolina Ceili with guest harpist Eliza Sydney and piper Tom Crawford. A percentage of ticket and merchandise sales will go to benefit the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry, a Black Mountain charity that helps families in need with food, clothing, shelter, and job training. A collection box will be available at the show for donations of nonperishable foods, clothing, and hygiene items. "Ceili" (kay-lee) is Irish for a gathering of friends for music, dance, and fun! $12 adv, $15 at the door. Details: call 828-669-0816, send an email, see this page.

Dec 8 (Monday) WALTZ... Annual Benefit Waltz 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Lots of great musicians playing waltzes all night long. Dress relentlessly elegant, bring some potluck snacks, contribute some money for the benefit fund, and enjoy a very special Asheville dance/music event. More info: see this page and this page.

Dec 9 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Tuesdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by The Resonant Rogues. Level 1 Class 7:30pm, Level 2 Class 6:30pm, $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page.

Dec 10 (Wednesday) PERFORMANCE... Moscow Ballet's The Nutcracker 7pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in downtown Asheville. Moscow Ballet has been touring North America for over twenty years bringing classic Russian ballets to life. Tickets: $28-$68.

Dec 11 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball 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 Valerie Helbert. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Dec 12-14 (Fri-Sun) BALLET... Asheville Ballet presents The Nutcracker 7:30pm Friday, 2:30 and 7:30pm Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. The full length, professional performance, and favorite holiday family tradition, about Clara’s magical journey to the Lands of Snow and Sweets, performed by North Carolina’s oldest non-profit ballet company. Adults $50/$35/$25, Students $15, Children 12 & under $15. More info: see the website.

Dec 12 (Friday) SWING / ETC ... The Resonant Rogues 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Gypsy jazz and traditional eastern European music blend seamlessly with American folk traditions like old-time, blues, and vintage hot jazz. Details: see this page. More about the band: see this page.

Dec 12 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Advanced Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by The Incorrigibles (Jane Rothfield, Barb Kirchner) with caller Bev Bernbaum. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Dec 13 (Saturday) TANGO WORKSHOP ... "Romantic Vals": Next Step Intensive w/ Karen Jaffe noon-3:30pm at the French Broad Food Co-op Movement & Learning Center in downtown Asheville. Join us to deeply explore the beautiful Vals. We will be looking at different ways to use the rhythm of Vals, introducing popular and some more unique and fun movements that work well in Vals timing. We will also include exploration of embellishments for leaders and followers. These classes are for experienced dancers who have been dancing a minimum of 6mo, having functional fundamental technique and proficient vocabulary of walking, turning, pivoting and basic musicality. Details: see this page and see the website.

Dec 13 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY ... 8th Annual Holiday Liquor and Dance Party 9pm at New Mountain Asheville. What started out as a few college buddies deciding they wanted throw an old-school, throw-down dance party in a garage, has become a community-wide celebration of dancing, great music, and fun with friends. Many have called it the "best dance party in Asheville." As usual, the amazing DJ Marley Carroll will be spinning music for all to dance to. Instead of bringing your bottle of liquor for entry fee as in years’ past, we are charging $30 a ticket which will include 6 drink tickets; a handful of Designated Driver tickets will also be available for $20. Tickets and info: see this page

Dec 13 (Saturday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Dec 13 (Saturday) CONTRA / ETC ... Holiday Contra & Square Dance Party 2014 8-11pm at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Come celebrate the holidays with us on the dance floor! Free admission! Holiday treats potluck! Bring your favorite refreshment to share. The calling and music will be a splendid array of local talent. Guest callers welcome (let us know in advance). Beginners, couples and singles are welcome. Details: see this page.

Dec 13 (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 The Incorrigibles (Jane Rothfield, Barb Kirchner) with caller Bev Bernbaum. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Dec 13 (Saturday) CONTRA / ETC ... Columbia Contra Dance 7-10:30pm at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 2501 Heyward Street in Columbia, SC. Music by BonneTerre with caller Victor Gascon. New Dancer's Workshop from 7-7:30pm; Dance from 7:30-10:30pm. Please bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. $8 general admission (discounts available), $5 students with ID. Held by Columbia Traditional Music & Dance - for more info send an email, see the website or call 803-760-5881.

Dec 14 (Sunday) PERFORMANCE... Les Femmes Mystique Presents A Holiday Affair doors 6:30, show 7-9pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Frolic in our winter wonderland and get ready for the sizzlin’ dance sets from Les Filles Charme, Les Femmes Mystique, and Bollywood dancers, live music from the Groovin Roots Jazz Band, and some serious circus fun and comedy fun. Local actress and comedian Delina Hensley (otherwise known as Earlene Hooch from the Lazoom Comedy tours) will guide you through this evening of holiday cabaret mayhem. More surprises are in store! $15 advance; $20 at the door. Ages 18+. 5% of ticket sales will be donated to Our Voice, Asheville’s center that serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault and abuse. Details and tickets: see this page.

Dec 15 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Jane Rothfield & Barb Kirchner with Bev Bernbaum calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Dec 16 (Tuesday) TANGO... Tangogypsies Holiday Milonga w/ Asheville Tango Orchestra 7pm at Club Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St, Downtown Asheville, off Patton Ave. Break out your fancy clothes, bring a finger food to share, join our Holiday Celebration! Celebrate 7 years of Tangogypsies Tuesdays! This will be out LAST Tangogypsies Tuesday! Join Karen Jaffe for a Special Class at 7pm. Asheville Tango Orchestra plays 8:30-11pm. Entire night ONLY $15. 7-8:30pm Class $10. Milonga after 8:30pm $15. No Tuesdays Dec 23 and 30. Beginning With Class #1, Jan 8, 2015 Tangogypsies Fundamentals Classes and Practilonga Move To Thursdays! Details: see this page.

Dec 16 (Tuesday) SWING... Jingle All the Way Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Tuesdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Featuring the premier of the James Posedel Quartet. Level 1 Class 7:30pm, Level 2 Class 6:30pm, $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page.

Dec 17-19 (Wed-Fri) PERFORMANCE... BCA's Nutcracker 6:30pm Wednesday, 4:30pm and 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Presented by the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville. Details and tickets: see this page.

Dec 17 (Wednesday) WALTZ... Wednesday Night Waltz 7pm at White Horse Black Mountain. A relaxing evening of waltzing to live music. $8. Lesson at 6:30pm ($5).

Dec 17 (Wednesday) SWING... The SNOW Ball - a blizzard of Swing Dance 7-11pm at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Dress Code: White. Cover: $8. Details: see this page.

Dec 18 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Jamie Laval & Roger Gold with caller Charlotte Crittenden. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Dec 18 (Thursday) PERFORMANCE ... Studio Zahiya Presents: Celebrating Dance: A Holiday Showcase - Come celebrate the end of another amazing year of dance with Studio Zahiya starting 6:30pm at New Mountain Asheville for our Winter Holiday Extravaganza! Performances will include children, dances of India, Bellydance, West African, and more. Tickets are: $20 VIP includes "Meet the Dancers Reception" and front seating (Limited number available) ; $15/$17 at the door ; $8 kids under 13. Music by DJ M.p. Pride. More info: see this page

Dec 19 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11 pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music by Jamie Laval & Roger Gold with caller Charlotte Chrittenden. 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.

Dec 19 (Friday) LINE DANCE... Holiday Line Dance Party 7-10pm at Lakeview Center - upstairs, 401 Laurel Circle Drive in Black Mountain. Hosted by Cindy Hady & the Lakeview Center. DJ - Jean Vick. Cost: $5.00 per person. All proceeds benefit programs at the Lakeview Center. More info: call (828) 669-8610.

Dec 19 (Friday) SWING / ETC ... The Red Hot Sugar Babies 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. The Red Hot Sugar Babies perform vocal and instrumental jazz of the roaring '20s-'30s including Vintage Jazz, Blues, Swing, Ragtime, Dixieland, New Orleans. Influences: Ethel Waters, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Jelly Roll Morton. Details: see this page.

Dec 19 (Friday) LATIN... Special Late Night Latin Gala Holiday Event 11pm-2am at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Live Latin dance band and Brazilian Samba troop performing. Cover $10 in advance and $15 at the door. (10% goes to Brother Wolf) We will be happy to work with groups for discounts based on guaranteed attendance numbers.

Dec 20 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Eric the Cat with caller Warren Doyle. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. Family Dance 5-6pm, Waltz 6-7pm.

Dec 21 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... Winter Solstice Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Elegant attire, if you desire! Leader AnneMarie Walter with music by Mara Shea & Atossa Kramer. $6/$5 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Dec 22 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Free Association with Andrea Nettleton calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Dec 25 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Eric the Cat with caller Lindsay Morris. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Dec 26 (Friday) LATIN... Latin Late Night Band 11pm-2am at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Dec 26-Jan 1 (Fri-Thurs) SWING / ETC... Lindy Focus XIII at Crowne Plaza in Asheville. The Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues and Jazz Dance Camp and New Year's Party. Details and registration: see this website and this page.

Dec 26-Jan 1 (Fri-Thurs) CONTRA / ETC ... Winter Dance Week 8-11pm at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Featuring American contras & squares, English country dancing, waltz & other couple dances, swing dance & clogging, harmony singing, & jam sessions. Ring in the New Year dancing to the glorious live music of Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Anna Patton, Bruce Rosen, Mick Kinney, Geraud Barralon and FOXFIRE! Not for beginners. Standard Tuition: $376 ($300 before Nov 2), Local Tuition: $188. Evening Dances are open to our local dance community. EXPERIENCED Contra Dancers Only, Please. Dec. 26-29: 8-11pm, $10; Dec. 30: 8-10pm, $10; New Year's Eve Dance Dec. 31: 8pm-1am, $15. Details: see this page.

Dec 29 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Indian Summer (Austin Murray guitar, Taya Ricker fiddle) with Lauren Kriel calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Dec 31 (Wednesday) CONTRA... OFB New Year's Eve Dance at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Hollywood Theme. 7-8pm waltzing, 8-12:30 contra dancing! Music by Perpetual e-Motion (Ed Howe Fiddle, John Cote Guitar) with caller Lisa Greenleaf. More info: Old Farmers Ball website.

Dec 31 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... New Year's Eve: 3 Cool Cats Elegant Evening at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Must purchase tickets in advance at Olive or Twist $20: They sell out early every year - includes, hats, noise makers and champagne toast). Band plays 9pm-1:30am (no lesson this week). Come early to order dinner.

Jan 2-3 (Fri-Sat) CONTRA... A New Year's Affair: HJDS Special Mini Dance Weekend at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Perpetual e-Motion and The Buddy System (pictured) with callers Charlotte Crittenden and Will Mentor. A day and a half of bringing-in-the-new year dancing presented by the Historic Jonesborough Dance Society. Cost is $50 per person for all comers. More info: see this page and this page.

Jan 9 (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 Good & Plenty (Karen Gaughan, Laura Lengnick) with caller David Winston. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. Ages 14-17 - $5, 18 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Jan 10 (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 Speaking In Tunes (Dave Heath, Martha Nelson, Rich Pettus, David White) with caller Lindsay Morris. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Jan 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 and caller TBA. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Jan 23 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by The Unusual Suspects (Bob Buckingham, Chris Liakos) with caller Rachel McCandliss. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Jan 24 (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 Blue Ridge Rounders (Amy Buckingham, Bob Buckingham, Josh Johnson, Becky Osteen) with caller Margaret Mathews. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Jan 31 (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 Eric the Cat (Alan Dillman, Karen Gaughan, Terry Maluk, Wes Maluk) with caller TBA. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

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