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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.

Swing Dancers Wanted for Film! Local filmmaking group Alone in a Crowd Productions has just begun working on their new project, Prism. They are looking for swing dancers of all skill levels to fill up the Dance Hall at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in West Asheville to simulate a 1920s swing club on Monday, November 24. The dancing takes place from 6:30-10pm, so grab your costumes and get ready for a fun and exciting night of dancing! The music being played is Electroswing, blending old 1920s songs with modern electronic sounds. If you are interested, please send an email. Details: see this page.

Halloween Workshop: I Put A Spell On You - Are you feeling the call of the sensual underworld this Halloween season? Then come get your kicks at this extra special Jazzy Showgirl workshop the weekend before the big day. We’ll learn a slinky, sexy routine to “I Put A Spell on You” that will put you in the mood. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and strawberries, and don’t forget your gloves (to be removed, of course), and a boa if you have one (but I’ll have extras available if you don’t!). Saturday, October 25, 1-2:30pm. Anytime Fitness, 805 Patton Ave., Asheville. Cost: $25. Sign-up at see this page.

Smoky Mountain Dance Club Country-Western Dance 7-10:30pm Saturday, Oct 25, at the Moose Lodge, #1 Mooseheart Lane off Leicester Highway in Asheville. Visit the website for more information.

The Best of Swing Variations - Most Popular Steps - Awesome Moves: Rule the Dance Floor - For Intermediate and Advanced Dancers, New Turns, Spins Amalgamations - Lots of Advanced Styling and Technique. 6 Weeks Starting Monday, October 27, 6:30-7:30pm. $75pp. Call John for more info 828 712-0791 or see the website.

Jazzy Showgirl Booty Camp - In this introductory class, you’ll learn the fine art of Jazzy Showgirl, which is a combination of Cabaret and jazz, with hints of Burlesque and Hip Hop. You’ll also get a great workout, as this is an exercise-based class. Suitable for new dancers and fitness enthusiasts. Anytime Fitness, 805 Patton Ave., Asheville. Tuesdays, October 28-Nov. 25 (5 weeks), 7:30-8:30pm. Cost: $52 until Oct. 24; $60 Oct. 25th and after. Sign up at see this page.

Salsa Classes with 2umbao! New 6wks starts Wednesday, Oct 29 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.

Holiday Bhangra - Love Bhangra or Bollywood, the holidays, and performing? Well, here’s your perfect opportunity to combine the three! This class will focus on a special holiday-inspired Bhangra routine that will be a part of our show at the Grey Eagle on Sunday, Dec 14. The routine will be easy, fun, and upbeat! Must be able to purchase costumes for the performance, and come to dress rehearsal on Thursday, Dec. 11th from 7-9pm. Wednesday nights, Oct 29-Dec 3, 8:30-9:30pm. Anytime Fitness, 805 Patton Ave., Asheville. Cost: $63 by Oct. 24th; $70 regular. Sign-up at see this page.

Learn 2 Shag! Beginner and Advanced Classes start Wednesday, Oct 29 at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd. Beginner Class 7PM: A great introduction to the Shag, even for the non-dancer. Learn start steps, turns, timing, styling and footwork. Get some cool moves going too with this super-fun social dance. Taught in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere with an easy to learn method. Come join us. No partner required. Advanced Class at 8PM: If you’ve basic going and need some smooth moves that dazzle this is the right class for you! We will teach Pivot and Pivot Variations, Front and Back Prep Variations, fabulous fancy turns and some smokin’ hot footwork. This class is for dancers with good basic Swing or Shag experience, no partner required. $75pp for 6 weeks of 1 hr classes; $99pp for both classes. John Dietz, instructor. Call 828 712-0791 or send an email with questions or to sign up.

Birth Dancing Classes - New 6-week Series Begins Nov 6 - Thursdays, 2-3:15pm at West Asheville Yoga. Free Class Oct 30. 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.

TEACH DANCE; Facilitator Training - Learn skills to teach every BODY how to dance confidently and authentically. The World Groove Movement facilitator certification is coming to Asheville, N.C. Oct 31-Nov 2. Course work is Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday. $450 and $300 for students. For more information and registration: see this page or send an email.

18th Annual Sapphire Ball - will be held Nov 15 at the Hendersonville Country Club. Now is the time to send us your RSVP regarding interest in attending this year’s Sapphire Ball! This Formal Gala Affair will begin at 6pm with hors d'oeuvres until 7pm. The formal three course dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dessert table (your choice of Filet Mignon, Vegetarian, or Scallops & Gluten Free!). Dancing from 8-10:30pm. Music Director: Roger Buckner. Cash bar. Cost: $42.50. Dance Hosts will be available. All registration is through email. For details see this website.

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.

Phil Noland and Sonny Day playing at "TopSide" 7-10pm every Wednesday at the VFW Post 5026, 900 N Main Street, Hendersonville, NC, (on the hill above Pop's Diner at 5-Points intersection). Ballroom, Swing, Shag and more. Your requests are always welcome! Only $5 per person. Cash bar is available. For more information call (828) 777-7445.

The Sacred Art of Traditional Hula, the Dance of the Heart - Bring Hawai'i to Your Hips & Aloha to Your Lips to experience this sacred dance with its graceful & flowing movements and a 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. Each participant moves at the level comfortable for them, either standing or sitting. It can help you to overcome physical limitation and injury to feel empowered & radiant. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. E Komo Mai – Come join us! Mondays 6:45pm-8:15pm at the Appalachia School of Herbalism, 2 Westwood Place in West Asheville. A NEW CLASS: Tuesdays 11:30am to 1:00 pm at the WNC Massage School, 131 McDowell in Asheville. $15 for a single; $45 for a package of 4 consecutive classes. For more information, contact Kaleo at 812-929-8898, send an email and see this page.

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.

Black Mountain Center for the Arts Ballet Studio - Adult and Children's Classes - Primary: Sat. 9 - 9:30 am (1/2 hour lesson); $36 a month. Level One: Sat. 9:30 - 10:30 am (1 hour lesson); $40 a month. Intermediate and Adult Sat. 10:30 - 12:00 pm (1.5 hour lesson); $46 a month. Adult Ballet: Mon. 9 – 10:30 am (1.5 hour lesson); $46 a month. Call ahead to pre-register. Drop in: $15 per class. Teacher: Casey Kristofferson Littlejohn. Location: 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain. More info: 828/669-0930 or see website.

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.

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. Tween Dance ages 11-14 Mondays 5-6pm: 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. 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 Hip Hop/Contemporary 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. The Arts Center is located at 225 W. State Street. To register call 828/669-0930.

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 4:30-5:30 @ 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

Absolute Beginner Line Dancing - with Cindy Hady at Lakeview Center (upstairs), 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain, NC. Wednesdays 9-10am. 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.

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. Wednesday evenings, Warm up 5:15 Journey at 5:45. 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.

Enjoy 6 different types of ZUMBA classes at Christine's Cardio Fitness - Dance with us in Asheville Community Movement, 812 Riverside Drive. Classes for all ages and fitness levels. See the website, call 828-275-7144 or send an email for more info.

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
Oct 24 (Friday) MOVEMENT... Free Community GROOVE Opportunities 8-9am Friday, Oct. 24, at NYS3 Studio, 2002 Riverside Dr., Studio 42-0, Loft 1 in Asheville, and 7-8:30pm Friday, Oct. 31, at Town and Mountain Training Center, 261 Asheland Ave. in Asheville. TheGROOVE is a united and unique experience for dancers and non-dancers alike. It's super simple, crazy fun, in a completely judgement-free zone. Donations welcome but not necessary for these free community classes. More info: see this page.

Oct 24 (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.

Oct 24 (Friday) BALLROOM ... Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club 7:30-10PM Fridays at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy. in Hendersonville. Lesson from 6:30-7:30. 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.

Oct 24 (Friday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... WestSound Fridays Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14 and Nov 21 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Oct 24 (Friday) JAZZ / SWING... Red Hot Sugar Babies 8:30-11pm 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. More info: see this page.

Oct 24 (Friday) SWING / ELECTRONIC / ETC... 1920s Dance Party w/ DJ Cosmo-Q 11pm-2am every Friday at Lex 18 in downtown Asheville. Swing jazz and Electro Swing. More info: see this page.

Oct 24 (Friday) LATIN... LAVA Nights doors open 10:45pm Fridays at Mela in downtown Asheville. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. 21+, ID Required. Ladies $5, Gentlemen $7. Details: see this page.

Oct 24 (Friday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... FUTURO / In Plain Sight 11pm-2am at Zambra in downtown Asheville. A Night of House Music. Tables moved for dancing. There is no cover. Brand new sound system. More info: see this page.

Oct 24-26 (Fri-Sun) CELTIC / ROCK / ETC... 3rd Annual Celtober 8-11pm Friday at White Horse Black Mountain ; noon-11pm Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday at Highland Brewing in Asheville. Lineup includes Albannach, Rathkeltair, The Screaming Orphans and more. Details and tickets: see this page.

Oct 24-26 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA ... Learn to Contra Dance Weekend at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. 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. 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. Instructor: Bob Dalsemer. Tuition: $200. Details and registration: see this page.

Oct 24 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by Hey For Four (Lucy Allen, Marshall Goers, Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll) with the Caller's Collective. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Oct 25 (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.

Oct 25 (Saturday) TANGO... CatWalk Halloween Milonga second and fourth Saturdays at NEW location 9pm-12:30am at NYS3, 2002 Riverside Drive. If you've been to any of our past Halloween milongas, you know we go all out (come on - two goths putting on a Halloween event?!). Be prepared to be spooked and have lots of fun! Costumes STRONGLY encouraged! Featuring DJ Lisa Jacobs. Generous selection of snacks and sparkling water (and a homemade treat) to enjoy. BYOB. $10. More info: see this page.

Oct 25 (Saturday) R&B / BEACH / ETC ... Pop the Clutch Band 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. R & B, Motown, beach, Swing Dancing.

Oct 25 (Saturday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... Mark Farina w/ Disco 3000 & FlyPaper doors open 9pm at New Mountain Asheville, 38 N. French Broad. $18 advance, $20 DOS. Details: see this page.

Oct 25 (Saturday) LATIN... Ritmos Latinos w/ DJ Malinalli 9pm-midnight at Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville. No cover. Salsa dance lessons begin at 9pm! Details: see this page.

Oct 25 (Saturday) CONTRA / ETC ... Community Contra & Square Dance 8-11pm at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Music by Ed Baggott and Elsie Peterson with caller Bob Dalsemer. *HALLOWEEN COSTUME DANCE! Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

Oct 25 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Halloween Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by The Bare Knuckle Quartet (Laurie Fisher, Dave Polechko, Thom Claire, Connell Sanderson) with caller Lindsay Morris. Class for beginners at 7pm. Halloween costume suggested. Costume judging 9pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students.

Oct 25 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Monster Mash 3-midnight at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Afternoon band (3-6pm) Stoll N Gold (Roger Gold, Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll); evening band (8-12) The Inexplicabillies (Wes Maluk, Joel McConnell & David White) with callers Charlotte Crittenden and Jesse Edgerton. Potluck at 6:30 (bring a dish to share); costume dance from 8-12 with a costume parade and prizes at the break. Cost for the whole day just $15! Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Oct 25 (Saturday) ZYDECO / CAJUN... ACZA Cajun Dance with T-Broussard & The Zydeco Steppers at the Knights of Columbus Post 660, 2620 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta 30324. Free beginners dance lesson 7–8pm; 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.

Oct 26 (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.)

Oct 26 (Sunday) NIA... HalloweeNia Jam 4:30-6pm at the Reuter YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd. in Biltmore Park Town Square. It's a HalloweeNia celebration – no Tricks and all Treats! Treat yourself to a Halloween celebration of body, mind and spirit. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Nia is a powerful, fun, creative movement practice – a fusion of the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. Nia is beneficial for everyBody - all ages and ability levels. No previous Nia experience is needed. Suggested donation is $20. Proceeds will benefit a local family to assist with medical costs for their youngest child. For more information contact 828-255-2770 or 828-697-7449 or visit see this page.

Oct 26 (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.

Oct 26 (Sunday) SHAG / SWING / ROCK ... DJ Dance Party Sundays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Swing and oldies rock. No cover. Free Shag dance Lesson from 7-8pm with John Deitz. General dancing 8pm-close.

Oct 26 (Sunday) SWING / ETC ... The Resonant Rogues 8-11pm at The Crow & Quill in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see the website.

Oct 27 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Curious George (Laura Lengnick, Paul Moore, Steve Kemble) with Dave Eisenstadter calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 27 (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.

Oct 27 (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.

Oct 27 (Monday) SWING / ETC... Drayton & The Dreamboats 8-10pm at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville.

Oct 28 (Tuesday) SWING... Halloween Swing Dance 8:30-11pm at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by The Resonant Rogues. $10. For more info see this page.

Oct 28 (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.

Oct 28 (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.

Oct 28 (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.

Oct 28 (Tuesday) ELECTRONIC... Tuesday Night Techno 10pm every Tuesday at The One Stop in downtown Asheville. Hosted by DJ B1G BEN, featuring performances from guest DJs/MCs/Artists who will be representing the full spectrum of EDM. We will be playing every imaginable genre including: Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Breaks, Electro, Hip Hop, House, Industrial, Moombahton, Techno, Trance, Trap and much much more. No cover. 21+

Oct 28 (Tuesday) JAZZ / SWING ... The John Henrys 8-10pm Tuesdays at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville.

Oct 29 (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.

Oct 29 (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.

Oct 29 (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.

Oct 29 (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.

Oct 30 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Contraversial (Cailen Campbell fiddle, David Brown guitar) with caller Lindsay Morris. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 30 (Thursday) COUNTRY / ETC... Country Night at the Mothlight 8:30pm at The Mothlight in West Asheville. Featuring Hearts Gone South (pictured), Small Town Lights plus a pie walk, broom dance and 2-step Dance instruction with Deborah Swanson at 8pm! Come in costume! $5. Details: see this page.

Oct 30 (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!

Oct 30 (Thursday) JAZZ / SWING ... Hank West & The Smokin' Hots 8-10pm Thursdays at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Oct 30 (Thursday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... WestSound 9pm every Thursday at Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues in Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Oct 31 (Friday) PERFORMANCE... Alayo Dance Company 8pm at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. An innovative fusion of Afro-Cuban modern, folkloric and popular Cuban dance. Tickets: Regular $30, Students and Children $20. Details: see this page.

Oct 31 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11 pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music by Laura Light & Roger Gold with caller AnneMarie Walter. OFB members $5, Non-members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. Advanced Dances are complex dances with little or no walk-throughs and no beginner instruction. The contras will be challenging and are aimed at experienced dancers. More info: Old Farmers Ball website.

Oct 31 (Friday) DANCE PARTY... Friday Evening Halloween Dance 8-11pm at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. Dress in your scariest, funniest and original costume while you enjoy ballroom dancing on our spacious floor! $10. For more information call (828) 274-8320.

Oct 31 (Friday) DANCE PARTY... Free Halloween Party 9pm at The Mothlight in West Asheville. Yes, it will be a huge FREE party like last year! This time we'll have an all-female Misfits cover band called the Miss Fits, a T.Rex cover band, and a band playing the Biggest Billboard hit from each year in the '90s! Prizes for costumes, etc! Details: see this page.

Oct 31 (Friday) AFRICAN / ETC... Halloween Show: Zansa w/ Bruckshot - A Celebration of Masks 9pm at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in West Asheville. Halloween 2014 at Isis - A Celebration of Masks. Our Halloween theme is inspired by the Fêtes des Masques (Festival of Masks), which takes place in the Ivory Coast region of Man on November 1st. Numerous small villages in the region hold contests to determine the best dancers and to pay homage to forest spirits who are embodied in the elaborate masks. We are encouraging everyone to don their best mask for the evening. To inspire you we are having a Best Mask Contest! Winner gets a $50 bar tab. Full details: see this page.

Oct 31-Nov 1 (Fri-Sat) DANCE PARTY... Haunted Grove House Inferno 2014 9pm-3am each night at the Grove House Entertainment Complex, 11 Grove St. in downtown Asheville. 8 DJs ~ 4 Bars ~ 3 Dance Floors ~ Two Nights Of Costume Contests with $1,400 in cash prizes ~ Three Venues / One Price. $25 each night ($5 discount for members in costume), 18+ event. Details: see this page.

Oct 31 (Friday) SWING / ETC ... One Leg Up 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions. Come join us and dance on our 1925 narrow plank hardwood floor! Details: see this page.

Oct 31 (Friday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... Asheville Halloween Masquerade 8:30pm-2:30am at New Mountain Asheville, 38 N. French Broad. Featuring DJ Marley Carroll, BomBassic and Selector Cleofus. Details: see this page.

Oct 31 (Friday) MOTOWN / FUNK / ETC... Free Flow 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Oct 31 (Friday) ELECTRONIC... The Bassly Hallows 9pm-2am at The One Stop in downtown Asheville. Your Bass Wizards for the evening: eMonei, Citron, Noble K b2b Jer Bear, iXNéE and Kirby Bright as Airplane Mode. 18+ $3, Free with Costume. Details: see this page.

Nov 1 (Saturday) SQUARE DANCE ... Salute to Veterans Dance at the Whitmire Activity Building in Hendersonville, NC. Veterans from all Square dance clubs and the community are invited to participate in this special tribute with the Honor Guard at 7:30pm. Adv dance at 6pm. Early rounds at 7pm. Squares and rounds at 7:30pm. Caller: Stan Russell. Cuers: Lou and Al Krech. For information and directions see our website

Nov 1 (Saturday) SWING / ETC ... The Resonant Rogues 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

Nov 1 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING ... 42nd Street - Swing and ballroom dancing 8-11pm Saturdays in November at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Nov 1 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by The O'Schraves with callers Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students.

Nov 2 (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. Leaders Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg with music by Atossa Kramer, Jane Weaver & Karen Gaughan. $6/$5 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Nov 2 (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.

Nov 3 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by The O'Schraves with John Combs calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Nov 3 (Monday) SWING / ETC ... One Leg Up 8-10pm at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Nov 4 (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.

Nov 6 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by The O'Schraves with callers Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Nov 7 (Friday) PERFORMANCE ... Talija Art Co. - An International Dance Performance
Doors open 6:15pm, Performance starts 7pm at St. Nicholas Greek Community Center, 697 Asheville Hwy. in Spartanburg, SC. Talija, which has performed at Folkmoot in NC several times, is back in the upstate to perform their AMAZING dance styles, including Russian, Greek, Romanian, Serbian and much more! Audiences have referred them to the Cirque Du Soleil of international folk dancing for their aerobatic, energetic and colorful costumes.Advance tickets $20 for adults, $10 for kids 18 and under. Tickets at the door $25 for adults, $10 still for kids 18 and under. Call Yana Allen at 864-569-4999 for tickets.


Nov 7 (Friday) BENEFIT... Funky Formal 6pm at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in West Asheville. Mark your calendars and start rummaging through your attics (and the Goodwill) for a vintage prom dress, pastel blue tux , and most importantly your dancing shoes! There will be a fabulous Silent Auction and performances by 4/7ths, Kon Tiki, and the Jim Arrendell Dance Band. Fundraiser for Francine Delany New School For Children. Full details: see this page.

Nov 7 (Friday) ZUMBA... Zumba in Da Club 7-10pm at Scandals Nightclub in downtown Asheville. 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.

Nov 7 (Friday) SWING / ETC ... The Low-Down Sires 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

Nov 7 (Friday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... Subterranean Shakedown 10pm-2am at Timo's House in downtown Asheville. Free Shenanigan Dance Party! Sets by Disc-Oh!, Soundpimp and Selector Cleofus. 21+. Details: see this page.

Nov 7 (Friday) SWING / ETC ... One Leg Up 8-10pm at Dobra Tea in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Nov 7 (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 Celador with caller Tamara McGovern. 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.

Nov 8 (Saturday) CONTRA... Blue Ridge Contra Dance at the Party Place in Saluda. Last Blue Ridge Contra Dance of the Year! Music by Speaking in Tunes (Lucy Ray on mandolin, Dave Heath on guitar, Rich Pettus on banjo and David White on fiddle) with caller Warren Doyle. Lessons 7:30-8pm with dancing 8-10:30pm. Admission $9 adults, $5 for 18 and under and students. We have special family rates too! We would like to thank all those who attended our dances this year. We need more dancers and we need more help! If you can assist with flyers or the desk the evening of the event or anything else that you think needs to be done, please send an email and see this page.

Nov 8 (Saturday) GYPSY JAZZ / ETC ... Hotpoint Trio 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

Nov 8 (Saturday) CONTRA / ETC ... Community Contra & Square Dance 8-11pm at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Music by Michael Ismerio, Annie Fain & Geraud Barralon with caller Bob Dalsemer. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

Nov 8 (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 O'Schraves (Pat O'Gorman, Julie Schryer, Benoit Schryer Lefebvre, Zachary Schryer Lefebvre, A´ine Schryer O’Gorman) with callers Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg. Lesson 7:30. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Nov 8 (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 TBA with caller Terry Stefan. New Dancers Workshop at 7:30pm. Admission $7, $5 for high school students, free for 12 and under. Hosted by Boone Country Dancers.

Nov 9 (Sunday) KLEZMER / SWING / ETC ... Hafla Party w/The Resonant Rogues 9-11pm at The Crow & Quill in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see the website.

Nov 10 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Deux Francois (Bill Dudley, Sarah Mitchell, Tim Cape) with JoLaine Jones-Pokomey calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Nov 13 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Pete's Posse with callers Janine Smith & Tom Hinds. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Nov 14 (Friday) ZYDECO / CAJUN / ETC ... Zydeco Dance w/Bayou Diesel 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

Nov 14 (Friday) ELECTRONIC... The Art of Techno 9pm-2am at The One Stop in downtown Asheville. Featuring Klaws, Luis Armando and Jenna Gilmore. Details: see this page.

Nov 14-16 (Fri-Sun) SQUARE DANCE ... Dare To Be Square Dance Weekend 2014 at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Have fun dancing to live music with three well-known callers who have over 100 years of calling experience between them! All dances will be taught and walked through in advance. The weekend also includes talks on the history of square dancing and a Saturday night Brasstown community square & contra dance (8-11pm Nov 15). Some previous contra or square dance experience is recommended. Singles and couples are welcome. Details: see this page.

Nov 15 (Saturday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi Presents DRAGON 10pm-3am at New Mountain Asheville, 38 N. French Broad. Supporting acts include Kri, Intrinsic and Logos. $10 at the door. 18+ Details: see this page.

Nov 15 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Tristan Henderson) with caller Diane Silver. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. Family Dance 5:30-6:45pm.

Nov 15 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by The Red Wellies with caller Susan Marcus. Lesson 7:30. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Nov 15 (Saturday) CONTRA / ETC ... Columbia Contra Dance 7-10:30pm at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 2501 Heyward Street in Columbia, SC. Music by The Unusual Suspects with caller Gretchen Caldwell. 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.

Nov 16 (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 AnneMarie Walter with music by Julia Weatherford & Paul Moore. $6/$5 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Nov 16 (Sunday) SWING / ETC ... One Leg Up 7:30pm at Barley's Taproom in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Nov 17 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Tristan Henderson) with Adina Gordon calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Nov 19 (Wednesday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... Special English Country Dance with visiting dance leader Andrea Nettleton and music by Atossa Kramer and Jane Weaver 7:30pm at The Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Rd. in Asheville. $5. For info call 571-338-6474.

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

Nov 21 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11 pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music by Contraforce with caller Beth Molaro. 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.

Nov 21 (Friday) LINE DANCE... Monthly Line and Pattern Partner Line Dance Party 7-10pm at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28803. DJ: Jean Vick; Host: Denna Yockey. Light snacks and beverages provided. $12. For more info send an email or call 828-274-8320.

Nov 21 (Friday) SWING / ETC... The GypsySwingers 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

Nov 22 (Saturday) COUNTRY / HONKY TONK / ETC... Buddy Davis & The Session Players 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Put on your dancing shoes and come ready to two-step to Honky Tonk & Classic Country! Details: see this page.

Nov 22 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Contraforce with caller Jeremy Child. Lesson 7:30. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Nov 24 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Contraversial (Cailen Campbell fiddle, David Brown guitar) with David Winston calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Nov 26 (Wednesday) SWING / ETC ... One Leg Up 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. More about the band: 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 led by Laurie Fisher & Nic Coker 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 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 TBA. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

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 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 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 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 TBA. 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 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 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 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) 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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-Jan 1 (Thurs-Wed) 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.

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 with callers Charlotte Crittenden and Will Mentor. A day and a half of bringing-in-the-new year dancing. Cost is $50 per person for all comers. More info: see the Historic Jonesborough Dance Society website and this page.

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