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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.

Birth Dancing - Workshop and 9-Week Series - The 9-week series begins Jan 29 from 6-7:15 pm at the Food Coop. The series will help to ensure that women get the moves correctly and recorded into their muscle memory. For more info or to register, please contact Michelle by email or visit this page.

Roots of Belly Dance Series with Michelle Dionne - 7:30-9pm at French Broad Food Coop in downtown Asheville. 9-Week Series begins Jan 29 for $108 (or $15 drop-in). A meditative, fun practice to learn how to use belly dance for self-healing and sisterhood. Please register by email. For more info, see this page.

Jazzy Bhangra - Love Jazzy Showgirl AND Bhangra? You are in luck – the two are together at last! Join in this fusion class full of joy – and a little bit of sexiness – that includes plenty of bouncing, shoulder-shaking, and big smiles. Bhangra is a harvest dance from the Punjab region of India that people have been performing for hundreds of years, while Jazzy Showgirl is a combination of jazz, hip hop, and simple burlesque that connects you to your inner showgirl. Together, these dances touch on much of the joy of being human. Performance opportunity! Thursday nights, Feb. 5-March 26 (8 weeks) 6:30-7:30pm. Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft in downtown Asheville. $83 early sign-up by Feb. 1; Regular is $90; 3 payments of $32 each paid by Feb. 4, Feb. 18th, and March 11. More info and sign-up here: this page.

MakeUp & Posing Workshop & Photoshoot at Studio Zahiya on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville, with Heather Hambor Feb 8 10am-6pm A whole day dedicated to beautiful you! 10-11:30am Make Up & Posing Workshop with Lisa & Liz, $25. 12-6pm Photoshoot with Heather Hambor $40 includes a 20 minute shoot with posing coaching by Lisa & Liz, 2 edited photos. Choose pin-up, bellydance or boudoir when purchasing and we will schedule your photo time. Studio Zahiya will provide sets for each style. Champagne and snacks provided. Workshop & Photos: $55.

Become a Nationally Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor and learn how to get paid for doing what you love! Professional Ballroom Dance Training (ProBDT) will be starting a 7-month Training Course on Tuesday, February 10, that will teach you how to become a Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA) Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor. The course will be taught by DVIDA Examiner Ted Ross. There are only a few spaces remaining to be a part of the 2015 Training. Contact Ted Ross at (828) 333-8333 for more information and to reserve your spot now.

SAMBA REGGAE with Live drumming - Thursdays through Feb 12, 8-9pm at the Asheville Dance Theatre. Dance to live drumming led by Anthony Neal. Learn Samba Reggae routines for performance. All levels welcomed. Choreography learned in this series will be used in the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade 2015. Must attend all classes to participate in the parade as a performer, with the ACE's (Asheville Carnival Ensemble). $10/class - Cash Only. More info: See this page or call 828-301-3205.

Grooving Out Against Violence - Dance Fundraiser 12:15-2pm Saturday, February 14, at the JCC, 236 Charlotte St. in Asheville. Shape magazine called TheGroove one of the hottest new dance trends. Come try for yourself the easiest dance class you will ever take. Simple moves put to all kinds of great music - you can't it wrong! We are dancing to support Dining for Women, an organization that supports women all over the globe. Any donation appreciated. Questions? Email Laura.

Absolute Beginner/Beginner Contemporary Line Dancing with Instructor, Cindy Hady at Senior Opportunity Center, 36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC 28801 (1 block south of Patten Ave.) Tuesdays beginning Feb 17: (Note: These are NOT session classes ­ Start anytime! ­ You'll never be behind!) Absolute Beginner Line Dancing ­ 1:30­2:30pm ­ $5.00 (per class) Followed by Beginner Line Dancing 2:30­3:30pm ­ $5.00 (per class) *Note: If you are also taking Absolute Beginner, in the previous hour, add $2.00 or $7.00 for both classes. More info: Call 828­350­2062 send an email.

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.in.Motion - 8pm March 24 & 25 at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company Abraham.In.Motion flow from opera to rap, creating movement that is fresh and unique. Vogue has described Abraham’s work as "an avant-garde aesthetic, an original and politically minded downtown sensibility that doesn’t distinguish between genres." Tickets: Regular $40; Student $35; Child $20. Details: see this page.

"Deb au Nare's Burlesque Academy of Asheville" - Sunday: 7-9pm Burlesque 101, a 6 week course to start your on your Burlesque path! ($100, no drop-ins, check website for next available session); Monday: 6-7pm Burlesque Chair Dance, learn sultry moves and fun routines using a chair - routines changed up weekly to keep it fresh! ($10 drop-in); Monday: 7:15-8:15pm Burlesque Dancing with Props, learn fun and flirty routines using classic burlesque props - routines changed up weekly to keep it fresh! ($10 drop-in). Classes are held at the dance studio at Colourfield (54 Ravenscroft). For more information, visit the website.

Ongoing Butoh Training Practice taught by Julie Becton Gillum Sundays 11:30-1:30 PM @ French Broad Studios, 475 Fletcher Martin Road in Alexander, NC. In honor of winter's inward journey to the core of the dark cave of consciousness, our first classes will be structured around the concept of "Still Life." We will explore the relationship between layers of the body from the interior core through bone, muscle and skin outward into the exterior forces at work on our flesh. We will develop techniques and qualities of body action and inaction. Suggested donation $20. Call Julie for more info or about snow days: 828 683 1377.

Zumba Fitness with Rachel - Tired of the same old boring workout? Ditch the workout and join the party! (Latin/hip-hop fusion cardio dance workout. All fitness levels welcome.) Beginning January, Zumba classes will be held: Mondays @ 6:30pm - Anytime Fitness (Patton Ave/Asheville) and Thursdays @ 6:00pm - Anytime Fitness (Hendersonville Rd/Skyland). $5 per class for non-members. First class is FREE! Details: see this page.

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

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 and dance combinations in the last 15 minutes. Come find your dance joy every Sunday from 5:30-6:30pm and Wednesdays from 6-7pm. Location: Colourfield Studios at 54 Ravenscroft, just a few blocks from The Orange Peel, off of Hilliard Ave. Plenty of parking in lot, on street or in the Advantage lot across the street. Drop in, email, call or text for more information on collaborative pricing that makes my classes very affordable! Call or text 828-273-4312 or send an email for more info.

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

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.

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.

5Rhythms Discovery Class on Thursday Nights! 5Rhythms is a movement meditation practice taught all around the world. 5Rhythms offers an on-going journey of self-discovery with Barbara Marlowe, certified 5Rhythms teacher in Asheville, NC. Experienced movers, beginners of all ages and body types welcome. Learn to dance like yourself! Bring water, wear comfortable clothing, Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St. Time 6-7:30pm, Sliding scale $7-12. Contact Barbara Marlowe by email.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Tąai 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.

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 *$5* ; 6-7pm Sparrow Style: Fusion Bellydance Drills & Skills. Tuesday: 7:45-8:45am Yoga with Stephanie ; 9-10am Hip Hop Fitness with Lisa Zahiya *$5* ; 6-7pm Intro to Bellydance with Lisa Zahiya ; 7-8pm Intermediate Bellydance with Lisa Zahiya. Thursday: 9-10am Hip Hop Fitness with Lisa Zahiya *$5* ; 4-5pm Kids Dance with Lisa Zahiya ; 5-6pm Yoga with Stephanie ; 6-7pm Intro to Bellydance with Sera ; 7-8pm West African Beginner with Barakissa ; 8-9pm West African Advanced with Barakissa. Saturday: 9:30am Hip Hop Fitness *$5* ; 10:30am Shimmy with Charlotte. Community Class: $5, Yoga $5-$10 sliding scale, unlimited $40/month :: Drop in: $13 :: Class Cards 4/$40, 8/$72, 12/$96, 16/$120, Unlimited West African: $75, Unlimited Bellydance $75, Unlimited Classes: $100. Details: See website for information.

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

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

Line Dance with Denna Yockey and Jean Vick at Harvest House Recreation Center, 205 Kenilworth Rd. Beginners/high beg: Mondays 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.

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

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

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

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

Clemson International Folk Dancing every Tuesday, 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
Jan 27 (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.

Jan 27 (Tuesday) HULA... The Sacred Art of Hawaiian Hula 6:30-8pm Tuesdays at the UNC Massage School at 131 McDowell Street, #302 in Asheville. 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.

Jan 27 (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.

Jan 28 (Wednesday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... Fourth Wednesday English Country Dance 7:30pm at The Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Rd. For Experienced Dancers (familiar with the basic ECD figures). $5. For info call 571-338-6474.

Jan 28 (Wednesday) DANCE PARTY... Got-to-get-over-the-Hump-Day Mid-week After Work Dance Party 5:30-8:30pm Wednesdays at Mojo Kitchen & Lounge (The One Stop) in downtown Asheville. Tonight: Dave Hamilton - Funk Around the World. Free. Details: see this page.

Jan 28 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats Wednesdays in January 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Jan 28 (Wednesday) LATIN... Fuego Nights 9pm-2am Wednesdays (resumes Jan 7) at Room Nine in downtown Asheville. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. Featuring DJ Carlos Carmona. 21+ More info: see this page.

Jan 29 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Warren Wilson Student Band with caller Phil Jamison. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Jan 29 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by One Leg Up. Level 1 Class: Swing Inspiration with Kemper & Aliceann Talley 7:30pm; Level 2 Class: Expanding Your Balboa with Kemper & Aliceann Talley 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page.

Jan 29 (Thursday) TANGO... Tangogypsies Fundamentals Classes and Practilonga Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St, Downtown Asheville, off Patton Ave. New Night! 7-8:30pm "Fundamentals" Class. Practilonga 8:30-10pm. $10 class ONLY / $12 class & practilonga / $5 practilonga ONLY after 8:30pm. Full time students $10 class/practice. Details: see the website and see this page.

Jan 29 (Thursday) HULA... The Sacred Art of Hawaiian Hula 6-7:30pm Thursdays at the Henderson Country Activities Center, 708 South Grove Street in Hendersonville NC. Experience this sacred dance with its graceful & flowing movements & rich and beautiful culture that is all about community and caring for each other. 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.

Jan 29 (Thursday) R&B / BEACH / ETC ... Pop the Clutch Band 8-11pm Thursdays in January at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. R & B, Motown, beach, Swing Dancing.

Jan 29 (Thursday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... WestSound 9pm Thursdays in January at Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues in Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Jan 30 (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.

Jan 30 (Friday) R&B / ROCK / SOUL... Jim Arrendell & the Cheap Suits Dance Party 9:30pm-12:30am every Friday in January at The Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

Jan 30 (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. 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.

Jan 30 (Friday) CAJUN / ZYDECO ... Mardi-Gras Warm Up Dance w/ Bayou Diesel 7:30-10:30pm at White Horse Black Mountain. With the spirit of Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco style, Bayou Diesel performs a variety of two-steps, waltz, zydeco swing, double clutchin' and party favorites with a drivin' beat. $10 adv, $12 dos.

Jan 30 (Friday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... Free Flow 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Latin from 11-2, Cover Charge.

Jan 30 (Friday) ELECTRO SWING / ETC... Fusion Fridays 11pm-2am at Lex 18 in downtown Asheville. An evening of Swing, Blues and Gypsy fusion with DJ Cosmo Q. Details: see this page.

Jan 30 (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.

Jan 30 (Friday) LATIN... Latin Late Night Band 11pm-2am Fridays in January at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Jan 30-Feb 1 (Fri-Sun) BLUES ... Winter Blues 2015 in Greenville, SC. Winter Blues is returning for its third year with everything you love and then some! Instructors: Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser, Timothy O'Neill and Julie Brown, and Campbell Miller and Philippe Wilson. Details: see the website and see this page.

Jan 31 (Saturday) CONTACT IMPROV ... Contact Improv Class and Open Jam 4-6pm every Saturday at French Broad Food Co-Op in downtown Asheville. Park in parking lot and walk around back side of building (to left of main entrance on south side of building), enter door around back. Beginners welcome and encouraged! This is a great way to get some experience and expand your edges with movement. $5. Details: see the website and see this page.

Jan 31 (Saturday) CELTIC / BRETON... Piper Jones Band 9pm at Jack of the Wood in downtown Asheville. Local world-class bagpiper EJ Jones leads the Piper Jones Band in a night of celtic music from Scotland to Appalachia. EJ will be joined by bouzouki player Frances Cunningham, a Nashville resident and regular performer at the Grand Old Opry and Hannah Seng on fiddle and song. Musical guests will join in throughout the evening, lending traditional songs, the sounds of old-time fiddle, and more. Traditional Breton dances from the celtic region of France will be led by members of the band, bringing the audience in to exuberantly connect with the music. $10. This concert is being presented as a benefit for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. More info: see this page.

Jan 31 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING ... 42nd Street - Swing and ballroom dancing 8-11pm Saturdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page. Dance Party 11-2 with music from the '80s-present, Cover Charge.

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

Feb 1 (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.)

Feb 1 (Sunday) CONTRA... HJDS 6th Annual FOOT BALL Contra Dance 2:30-5:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Joseph Sobol & Lee Bidgood with caller Christi Bothwell. More info: see the website.

Feb 1 (Sunday) SWING / ROCK ... DJ Dance Party 8pm Sundays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Swing and oldies rock.

Feb 2 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by SteamShovel (David White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitar) with Diane Silver calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Feb 2 (Monday) SWING... West Coast Swing Class 6:30-7:30pm Mondays in February at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. You'll work with fun friendly Champion swing professionals in a safe, clean environment. Cost is $12/pp. For more information call (828) 274-8320 or see the website.

Feb 2 (Monday) COUNTRY... Country 2-Step for Beginners 7:30-8:30pm Mondays in February at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. You can't beat working with Champion Country Western Dance Pros on a huge 6000 sq. ft. floating dance floor. Cost is $12/pp. For more information call (828) 274-8320 or see the website.

Feb 2 (Monday) SWING... West Coast Swing Lessons and Dance Mondays at Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville (new location!) 7:30pm intermediate lesson, 8pm beginner lesson, and social dancing from 8:30pm until 10-10:30pm. All FREE! Rotating instructors each week to offer different tips and styling. More info: see this page.

Feb 2 (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.

Feb 5 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Dancing Bears (John Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitar) with caller Barbara Groh. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Feb 6 (Friday) ZUMBA... Zumba in Da Club 7-10pm at Scandals Nightclub in downtown Asheville. Join the ZIDC team for a party full of fun, fitness, Latin flavor, and BOKWA! For our February party we would like to give you a sneak peek into the newest fitness class that is taking over the cardio world by storm BOKWA! Christine Hernandez-Cuenco from the ZIDC team will lead us in a fun and exciting Bokwa demo during the party. 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.

Feb 6 (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 Fyrefly (Loren Oppenheimer, George Paul, Rob Zisette) with caller Terry Doyle. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Feb 7 (Saturday) SQUARE DANCE ... Hearts and Flowers Dance held by Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club at the Whitmire Activity Bldg, Lily Pond Rd, Hendersonville, NC. Adv dance at 6pm. Early rounds at 7pm. Squares and rounds at 7:30pm. Caller: Stan Russell. Cuers: Lou and Al Krech. For information or directions: see our website.

Feb 7 (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 Lift with caller Charlotte Crittenden. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

Feb 7 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Stoll N Gold with caller Laurie Fisher. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Feb 7 (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 Fyrefly (Loren Oppenheimer, George Paul, Rob Zisette) with caller Diane Silver. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Feb 7 (Saturday) CAJUN / ZYDECO... Mardi Gras Dance and Party with Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp at Knights of Columbus Post 660, 2620 Buford Highway NE Atlanta 30324. Dance 8–11pm; Free beginners dance lesson 7-8pm. Celebrate Mardi Gras with a real Cajun dance party. $18/ $5 students. Authentic Cajun Food for sale & Cash Bar. Sponsored by the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA). For further information send an email or contact (877) 338-2420.

Feb 8 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader Bob Thompson with music by George & Linda Schissler & Friends. $7/$6 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Feb 8 (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.

Feb 9 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Fyrefly (George Paul piano, Loren Oppenheimer Tabla, Rob Zisette Fiddle, Vocal, Percussion) with Terry Doyle calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Feb 9 (Monday) ZYDECO / CAJUN... 'Get Your Mardi Gras On' 7-8pm lesson, 8-9pm open dancing at Sears Shelter Center by McPherson Park, 100 E Park Ave, Greenville, SC. Learn how to dance Zydeco and Cajun - the dances of Louisiana. $3 for city residents, $4 for non. No partner needed. Also, enjoy some king cake and get some beads! Contact Yana Kosic Allen 864 569-4999.

Feb 12 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Open Band led by Laura Light & Roger Gold. Open callers led by Beth Molaro. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Feb 13 (Friday) SQUARE DANCE... Appalachian Square Dance Revival 8pm at Toy Boat Community Art Space in Asheville. Music TBA with caller Phil Jamison. 50 cents per dance. Details: see this page.

Feb 13 (Friday) BELLY DANCE / GOTH / ETC... Valentine Belly Dance Massacre at The Odditorium in West Asheville. Doors 9pm, show 10-11pm, open dance afterward to goth, industrial, dark wave, etc until close. Hosted by Black Heart Belly Dance. $7. Details: see this page.

Feb 14 (Saturday) ELECTRONIC... WAVEFORMS: Aligning Minds w/ Special Guests Medisin, In Plain Sight, & Shuhandz - 9pm at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Aligning Minds and Medisin are proud to present the "WAVEFORMS: VALENTINES EDITION" a special one off event at The Orange Peel. Aligning Minds will be headlining along with some of their favorite artists, co-collaborators, and friends. The WAVEFORMS series is focused on bringing top notch production, innovative aesthetics and forward thinking electronic music to the Asheville music scene. 18+, $8 adv / $10 DOS. More info: see this page.

Feb 14 (Saturday) TANGO... Valentine Date Night 'Passion, Temptation and Tango' - A 1920s Candlelit Dinner, Music and Tango Revue at Lex 18 in downtown Asheville. 6:15pm Early Dinner Show and 8:15pm Late Dinner Show. For this special occasion we have created a Buenos Aires inspired four-course dinner complemented by a bottle of wine and craft cocktail set for your pleasure to enjoy a live tango band and passionate tango dance revue with nationally recognized dance partners. At the end of each show a gift box of hand crafted chocolate treats is delivered. Tickets are $90 (not including gratuity) and are to be purchased in pairs. More info: see this page.

Feb 14 (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 Reelplay (Dave Marcus, Robbin Marcus, Doug Olsen) with caller Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Feb 15 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leaders Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg with music by Jovial Beggars (Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner, Karen Gaughan). $7/$6 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Feb 16 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by John Herrmann (fiddle, banjo) and Meredith McIntosh (piano, bass, guitar) with Beverly Smith calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Feb 19 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Gold and Light (Laura Light fiddle, Roger Gold guitar) with caller Chuck Abell. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Feb 19 (Thursday) WEST AFRICAN ... 3rd Annual Soumu 6pm at New Mountain Asheville. Presented by Lush Life Productions and Zansa. Soumu is a West African term for an all encompassing party featuring music, dance, food, and art. Featuring NC Piedmont based band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba. Surprise guest performances by drummers, dancers, and musicians. African Dinner available at 6pm. $12 adv /$15 at the door, kids under 12 half price, kids under 5 are free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Djembeso Music and Dance Education Center in Cotes d'Ivoire. More info: see this page.

Feb 20 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11 pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music by Hot Sonata (Laura Lengnick fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Art Shuster mandolin) with caller Tamara McGovern. 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.

Feb 20 (Friday) DANCE PARTY... Asheville Hooper's Ball 8pm at Toy Boat Community Art Space in Asheville. Featuring Asheville Hoops Troupe and Friends. Geo starts the dance party for everyone to join in at 9:00. Then we have DJ Cosmo Q from 10pm-midnight! $10 Early Bird Tickets - until February 1st; $12 advance tickets - after February 1st ; $15 at the door. Details: see this page.

Feb 21 (Saturday) ELECTRONIC / ETC ... AVL Dance Party Co-Op 10pm third Saturdays at New Mountain Asheville. Our collective vision for this monthly series is to create a space for more dancer/performer driven events. We will remove the DJ from front and center stage and save the space for dancers, flow artists, acrobats, aerialists, etc... and bring the attention back to movement and most importantly, EACH OTHER. $3 before 11pm / $5 after / free for performers. Details: see this page.

Feb 21 (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 New Southern Ramblers with caller Phil Jamison. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

Feb 21 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Cailen Campbell & The Pond Brothers with caller Deanna Palumbo. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Feb 21 (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 Boom Chuck (Nic Coker, Laurie Fisher and Rick Cooper)with caller Dave Winston. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Feb 23 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Spring Chickens (Art Shuster mandolin, Ben Harvey banjo, Beth Mangum guitar, McLean Bissell bass, Rob Mangum fiddle) with Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Feb 26 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Speaking-in-Tunes (Dave Heath, David White, Jeff Hersk, Martha Nelson, Rich Pettus) with caller Phil Jamison. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Feb 27 (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.

Feb 27 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music and caller TBA. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Feb 28 (Saturday) ELECTRONIC... Technocolor Superstar featuring TRANSPUTER 9pm-2am at Room IX, 24 College Street in downtown Asheville. Technocolor Superstar is going to be a high energy night packed with video mapping from top to bottom full of intelligent lighting, intense laser lights and more. Up and coming in the electronic music scene, Room IX welcomes the young DJ duo, TRANSPUTER, known for getting the crowd to dance their Asheville off. Opening sets will be performed by Kahn and Lezlie Snipes. Ages 21+. Tickets are $10 at the door. Tables of 8 available starting at $200 and include champagne. To reserve a table call Bobby Dyer at (304) 222-8222. More info: see this page.

Feb 28 (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 Steamshovel (Roger Gold and David White) and caller Beth Molaro. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

March 7 (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 The Barralon Brothers with caller Janet Shepherd. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

March 7 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music TBA with callers Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

March 7 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Kudzoo (Roger Gold, Jeff Hersk, Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll) 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.

March 13 (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 The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) with caller Will Mentor. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

March 14 (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 Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) with caller Will Mentor. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

March 21 (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 Owen Morrison and Aaron Olwell with caller Jim Morrison. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

March 21 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Party of Three with caller Nick Boulet. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

March 21 (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 Avant Gardners (Laura Light, Paul Moore, Loren Oppenheimer) with caller Eric Black. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

March 27 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by Contrarians (Paul Epstein, Will Carter, Gary Reynolds and John Longwell) with caller TBA. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

March 28 (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 Contrarians (Paul Epstein, Will Carter, Gary Reynolds and John Longwell) with caller Jack Mitchell. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Apr 4 (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 Free Association with caller Andrea Nettleton. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

Apr 4 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Atlantic Crossing with caller Diane Silver. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Apr 4 (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 Dancing Bears (John Culp, Lew Gelfond, Jeff Hersk, Mark Langner) caller Barbara Groh. 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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