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Salsa Classes with 2umbao! Come Dance and learn Salsa in a fun but relaxed environment! Salsa Classes New 6wks starts Wednesday Apr 8! Location at Extreme Dance Studio, 856 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville NC 28803 until April 8th. Starting April 8th New Location will be at Veda Studios, 853 Merrimon Ave. Asheville NC 28801. Beginners 7:30-8:30pm & Intermediate 8:30-9:30pm. $10/class or $40/6wks (for full 6wks, you must pay $40 within the first or second wk of classes). If you would like to take both Beginners & Intermediate you may for $15/both single classes or $60/both for the 6wks! No reservations ahead needed; just show up and be ready for a fun class! More info: send an email, see this page or call 828-674-2658.

Beginning & Intermediate East Coast Swing - New Classes Begin Monday, April 6 6:30pm at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre. Six Weeks, 1 Hour Group Lessons $75pp. You will learn basic and intermediate steps, PLUS new variations, turns and fun patterns to amaze your friends and partners! Learn to dance in a fun, easy and supportive setting. No partner needed. Call John @ 828 712 0791 to reserve space! More info: see the website or send an email.

Hip-Hop: Pops, Locks, Breaks, and Waves - Get ready to shake your booty while learning some of the fundamentals of Hip Hop. Popping, locking, and body rolls are all at the core of Hip Hop, and in this class, you’ll learn how to do them properly! Along with drilling and skill-building, there will be plenty of choreographed dance in this beginner/intermediate class. Great for new dancers or those who want to work on some of the basics they may have missed the first time around! Colourfield Studios, 54 Ravenscroft Dr. in downtown Asheville. Tuesdays, Apr 7th-May 5th, 6-7pm (5 weeks). $56. More info and sign-up at this page.

Jazzy Showgirl Nonstop Props - Beyond the dance that you do with your hands, legs, feet and other body parts is the extension of that body – props. Properly understanding how to use props adds a lot of fun and pizazz to your performance! In this class, we’ll learn how to dance with small fans, boas, chairs, scarves, and other neat tricks (anything can become a prop!). Some Jazzy Showgirl or similar experience recommended. Tuesdays, Apr 7th-May 5th, 7-8pm. Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft Dr. in downtown Asheville. $56. More info and sign-up at this page.

Advanced East Coast Swing - New Classes Begin Wednesday, April 8 6:30pm at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre. Six Weeks, 1 Hour Group Lessons $75pp. You will learn cool 6 & 8 count steps, new variations, turns and fun patterns to Rule The Dance Floor! Learn to dance in a fun, easy and supportive setting. No partner needed. Call John @ 828 712 0791 to reserve space! More info: see the website or send an email.

Jazzy Showgirl, Stretch, Strengthen, and Move - Dance is so wonderful for the body, but sometimes we can over-exert one area without realizing it, and then end up with a painful hip, tight shoulders, or a worse injury. In this class, we’ll focus on how to take care of your body as you dance; the first half hour of class each week will be dedicated to stretching and strengthening your body from head to toe. We will also use breathing techniques to deepen our connection to self. Then we will work on some fun and flirty Jazzy Showgirl choreography for 45-50 minutes that we’ll build on each week, and end with a 10-minute cool down, including savasana. Please bring a yoga mat and pillow! Suitable for all level of dancers. Thursdays, Apr 9th-May 7th, 6:30-8pm (please note this is a 1.5 hour class). Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft Dr. in downtown Asheville. $72. More info and sign-up at this page.

Carolina Shag Class - New Classes Begin Wednesday, April 15 7:30pm at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre. Six Weeks, 1 Hour Group Lessons $75pp. A great introduction to the Shag, even for the non-dancer. Learn start steps, turns, timing, styling and footwork. Get some cool moves going with this super-fun social dance. Taught in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere with an easy to learn method. Come join us. No partner required. John Dietz, instructor. Call John @ 828 712 0791 to reserve space! More info: see the website or send an email.

Clemson Area English Country Dancers Spring Dance will be held Sunday April 26 from 2-5pm at American Legion Hall in Seneca, SC. Bob Thompson will be our dance master. Further particulars are available at this website.

Come Home: Dance Like Yourself with Barbara Marlowe, certified 5Rhythms teacher from Asheville - May 2nd (Saturday evening session: 6-9 pm) and May 3rd (Sunday full-day session: 10 am - 4 pm; Note: Sunday session will include a lunch break—bring your own lunch, snacks, refreshments, etc). Held at SG Ballet, 2460 Hwy 421 N (W. King St.), Boone (next door to Two Worlds Divers, just a short ways downhill from Hilltop Drive-In toward downtown Boone). $35 for May 2nd Saturday evening, $95 for May 3rd Sunday full-day, $100 for both days if registered by April 11th (earlybird special), $115 for both days after April 11th. Registration Required. You can register and pay for the workshops online using PayPal. To pay by check, contact us to make arrangements, though please still fill out the registration form online to secure your place. Please register online at: this website. For more info, contact Jia or Bryan at 828.297.5658 or email Bryan or email Jia.

Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) coming up May 7-10 at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC. Headliners include Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, Bombino, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, R. Carlos Nakai, Lágbája, Karsh Kale, Donna The Buffalo, Natalia Clavier (Vocalist of Thievery Corporation), The Duhks and more. Contra dancing with Free Raisins and Techno Contra with Buddy System, Cajun, Swing, Celtic, African, Latin, Clogging, Hip-Hop, Step Dance, Zydeco, Waltz and more! For complete info or to order tickets online: see this website or call 828.68-MUSIC (686-8742).

Go-Go Dancing - In this series, we’ll explore the history of Go-Go dancing, from its beginnings in the 1960s to its revival in the club world of the 2000s as “performance art dancing”. You’ll learn the classic moves, style, and the cultural impact this dance form has had on different parts of the world. Learn a choreographed medley of Go-Go dance classics, and work in groups to create a piece you can take to the club! It is recommended, though not required, that you have previously taken Jazzy Showgirl, or a similar dance form. When: Tuesdays, May 12-June 16th (6 weeks), 7-8pm. Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft in downtown Asheville. Early-bird: $59 before April 22nd; Regular: $68. More info and sign-up at this page.

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

BOLLYLOVE - Bollywood-inspired dance fitness is a joyful form of movement that will have us shouting "Dhol wajda!!" or "Keep the beat going!!" We'll take a trip to India by dancing our heart rates up, cooling down with expressive songs, and ending on a relaxing note to carry us back home in high spirits. No experience or coordination necessary...just smile, sweat, and shake it! Join Adena every Monday from noon-12:45pm at Anytime Fitness, 805 Patton Avenue, Asheville. First class is free; $5 Drop-in. Join Adena every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Veda Studios, 853 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville. Free with studio membership; $10 drop-in. More info: see the website or send an email.

Intermediate / Advanced Contemporary Line Dancing - Instructors; Denna Yockey and Cindy Hady. DJ is Jean Vick. Wednesdays noon-2pm; Harvest House Recreation Center, 205 Kenilworth Rd. Variety of styles of dance, e.g. Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba, Pop and more! Previous knowledge of Intermediate/Advanced Line Dancing Steps, recommended. For more info, call 828­350­2051, email Denna or email Cindy.

Bokwa Fitness with NC's Bokwa Education Specialist Trainer Take level one classes with Christine Monday through Thursday or schedule a weekend Master Class or a Bokwa Fitness Certification with Asheville's own Bokwa BEST Christine Johnson. Send an email or see the website for more info.

Nia Fitness Classes with Lia in Hendersonville - A blend of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to create a healthier YOU. No previous experience required; beneficial and fun for everyBody. Wednesdays 5:45 - 6:45pm Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center, 708 South Grove St. Saturdays 11:15am - 12:15pm Spiritus Studio Yoga, 110 Joel Wright Road. First class is FREE, $64 for 8 classes. For more information 828-697-7449 or see the website.

Roots of Belly Dance Classes - with Michelle Dionne - Thursdays, 7:30-9pm at French Broad Food Coop - $15 drop-in fee. 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

Birth Dancing Classes - with Michelle Dionne - - learn the ancient art of belly dance to ease pregnancy, labor and recovery. Thursdays from 6-7:15 pm at the French Broad Food Coop - $15 per class. For more info. or to register, please contact Michelle by email or see this page.

Ballet Basics - Adult Ballet - Tuesdays 6:30-8pm at Weaverville Yoga with Claire Barratt. If you have yearned for ballet in your life - maybe only danced a while, maybe never, maybe it was your passion once and you wish you could have it back. Ballet Basics make it possible to feel the beauty, strength, grace, and happiness of ballet. Come see. $12/class. Contact Weaverville Yoga 828-348-4171 or send an email. Or just drop in. You'll be welcome. Claire is kind and inspiring. Come dance with us!

ZUMBA - Zumba is a Latin and international dance party that will make you SWEAT! We will shake it to fun, heart-pumping music and dance "como loco" (like crazy) in the course of an hour. Latin rhythms like Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Samba, and Electro Latino will fill your heart with tropical sunshine and la fiesta latina. No experience or coordination required... simply move, smile, and have fun! Join Adena every Monday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm at Anytime Fitness, 805 Patton Avenue, Asheville. First class is free; $5 Drop-in. More info: see the website or send an email.

"Deb au Nare's Burlesque Academy of Asheville" - 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.

Absolute Beginner Line Dancing - with Cindy Hady at 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 noon-2pm; Music: Pop, Funky, Rock, Country, Latin & Ballroom. For more info, call 828­350­2051, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Accelerate your learning, relieve back pain, improve posture... The Alexander Technique improves coordination of mind and body. Enhance your dance, exercise, meditation, self-expression! Contact Michele at 828-712-2804; see the website.

American 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.

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!

Southside Dance Studio in Fletcher Serving Asheville, Hendersonville & Fletcher. We welcome students from age 4 through adult and offer professional training in * Ballet * Tap * Jazz * Hip-Hop . Restricted Class Sizes. Personalized Instruction. Located at 4110 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. For info call Kevin Overbey at (828) 684-2118 or visit the website.

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

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
Apr 1 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats 8-11pm Wednesdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Free East Coast Swing dance lesson with Bobby Wood 7:30-8pm.

Apr 1 (Wednesday) BALLROOM / SWING / SHAG... Phil Noland & Sonny Day at "TopSide" 7-10pm every Wednesday at the VFW Post 5026, 900 N Main Street in Hendersonville, NC (on the hill above Pop's Diner at 5-Points intersection). Ballroom, Swing, Shag and more. Your requests are always welcome! The best $5 dance party around. Cash bar is available. For more information call (828) 777-7445.

Apr 1 (Wednesday) LATIN... Fuego Nights 9pm-2am Wednesdays at Room Nine in downtown Asheville. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. Featuring DJ Carlos Carmona. 21+ More info: see this page.

Apr 2 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Atlantic Crossing with caller Diane Silver. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Apr 2 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Open Jazz Jam Plus DJ Fundraiser. Jazz jam is open to all participants! Free Entry into dance for musicians playing! We'll have more info as this develops. Jam will be led by Mick Glasgow, assisted by Michael Gamble. Come ready to play for eager dancers starting around 8:30pm! Level 1 Class 7:30pm; Level 2 Class 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page and see the website.

Apr 2 (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.

Apr 2 (Thursday) OLDIES / LATIN / ETC ... DJ Dance Party 8-11pm Thursdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Oldies, some Latin, line dances and requests). Free Hustle Dance Lesson with Ian and Karen 7:30pm.

Apr 2 (Thursday) JAZZ / SWING ... Hank West & The Smokin' Hots 8-10pm Thursdays at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Apr 2 (Thursday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... WestSound 9pm Thursdays at Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues in Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Apr 3 (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.

Apr 3 (Friday) ZUMBA... Zumba in Da Club 7-10pm at Scandals Nightclub in downtown Asheville. April will be a party FULL of guest instructors! $10 at door, $7 for ZIN members with ZIN card shown at the door. Details: see this page.

Apr 3 (Friday) AFROPOP / WORLD ... First Fridays with Zansa 8pm first Fridays at Altamont Theatre in downtown Asheville. An evening of global dance music. All Ages, $10. Details: see this page.

Apr 3 (Friday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... Free Flow Fridays, Apr 3 and 24, 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Apr 3 (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.

Apr 3 (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.

Apr 3 (Friday) ELECTRONIC... Shenanigan Society's Subterranean Shakedown 10pm-2am at Timo's House in downtown Asheville. Featuring Ho-Tron Beatz, Werecat & Damgood. 21+, Free. Details: see this page.

Apr 4 (Saturday) COUNTRY / SWING / ETC ... Smoky Mountain Dance Club at Asheville Moose Lodge, 1 Moose Heart Lane, (off Leicester Hwy). Country Two Step, Triple Two, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, Nightclub Two, Line Dancing. Dance 7:00-10:30pm; $10 admission fee; 6-7 pm lesson free with paid dance admission. All Welcome. Next dances April 18, May 2 & 23, June 6 & 20, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17, November 7 & 21 and Dec. 5 & 31. Details: see the website.

Apr 4 (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.

Apr 4 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY ... Bunny Hop Dance Party 7:30-11pm at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd (Calhoun & Liberty Rooms). Come Get Your Ears On! Free Lesson At 7:30. Music By: DJ Bust-A-Move, Special Guest Appearance By: P. Cottontail. Easter Goodies, Beer & Wine, Light Refreshments. Easter Casual Dress. $12pp.

Apr 4 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING ... 42nd Street 8-11pm Saturdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page. Late Night Saturday Dance Party 11pm-2am Hip Hop/Rap-to present (Cover Charge).

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.

Apr 5 (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.)

Apr 5 (Sunday) ECSTATIC DANCE... Sunday Morning Ecstatic Dances Sundays at 18 Church St. (Altamont Theatre) in downtown Asheville. Two sessions: First session 9:30-11am; Second session 11:30am-1pm. Details: see this page

Apr 5 (Sunday) SWING / ROCK ... DJ Dance Party 8-10pm Sundays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Swing and oldies rock. Dance lesson 7-8pm: April 5 Rhumba w/ Wayne Tipton; April 12 Cha Cha w/ Wayne Tipton; April 19 ECS w/ Ian and Karen ; April 26 Bachata w/ Wayne Tipton.

Apr 6 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Raccoon Rockers with AnneMarie Walter calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Apr 6 (Monday) SWING... West Coast Swing Class 6:30-7:30pm Mondays in March 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 $15/pp. For more information call 828.450.3756 or see the website.

Apr 6 (Monday) COUNTRY... Country 2-Step Level 2 7:30-8:30pm Mondays in March 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 $15/pp. For more information call 828.450.3756 or see the website.

Apr 6 (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.

Apr 6 (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.

Apr 7-8 (Tues-Wed) MODERN DANCE... Pilobolus 8pm each night at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Wildly creative and gravity defying, Pilobolus, famous for its wit and sensuality, returns for two evenings, breaking down barriers between disciplines and challenging the way we think about dance. Inspiring and enchanting, Pilobolus is a rapturous evening of exquisite artistry. Regular $48; Student $43. Details: see this page.

Apr 8 (Wednesday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... The Experienced English Country Dance 7pm at The Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Rd. For dancers familiar with the basic ECD figures. $3. For info call 571-338-6474. Next dance Apr 22.

Apr 8 (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.

Apr 8 (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.

Apr 8 (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.

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

Apr 9 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Eric the Cat (Alan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussion) with caller David Winston. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Apr 9 (Thursday) TANGO... Tangogypsies Fundamentals Classes and Practilonga Thursdays resuming Apr 9 at Club Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St, Downtown Asheville, off Patton Ave. 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. (PLEASE NOTE: Karen will be in Buenos Aires March 1-April 4 - NO THURSDAY TANGO during that time. Class #1 and Thursday Tango will resume April 9.) Details: see the website and see this page.

Apr 9 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by The Gamble / Wilson Swing Orchestra. Level 1 Class 7:30pm; Level 2 Class 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page and see the website.

Apr 10 (Friday) PERFORMANCE ... Indian Classical Dance (Bharata Natyam) by Aparna Keshaviah 10-11am at UNC-A, Grotto - Highsmith 143. A sampling of Indian classical dance - characterized by rhythmic footwork and storytelling through facial expressions and communicative gestures - will be performed. Thematic movements will include the vicissitudes of attachment and betrayal, war and worship. Inherited choreography is paired with modern to illuminate how the form has evolved over centuries. Program will include a brief Q &A. FREE TO ALL! More info: see this page.

Apr 10 (Friday) WORKSHOP ... Indian Classical Dance (Bharata Natyam) Workshop with Aparna Keshaviah 12:30-1:30pm at UNC-A, Sherrill 306 Dance Studio. This workshop will focus on the basal rhythmic components and storytelling aspects of the ancient Indian dance form Bharata Natyam. FREE & no prior dance experience required! More info: see this page.

Apr 10 (Friday) BALLROOM ... Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club 7:30-10PM Fridays at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy. in Hendersonville. Paulette Cole teaches free lessons 6:30-7:30pm. Admission to dance at 7:30-10pm is $7 non-members and $5 for members. Everyone welcome: singles, couples, the somewhat curious and the scared silly! (we aren't "pros", but we do have fun). (PLEASE NOTE: No dance or class April 3rd for Easter weekend. No class on April 10th.) See Facebook page and see the website for more info or call Kathy at 828 698 0165.

Apr 10 (Friday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Special Benefit Dance 8pm at Warren-Wilson College. Special Benefit Dance for Meredith! Laura Light leads the Community band with caller Diane Silver, and your friends get to bliss out for a good cause! No admission fee; donations accepted. More info: see the website

Apr 10 (Friday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... WestSound 8-11pm Fridays, Apr 10 and 17, at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Apr 10 (Friday) SWING... Asheville Jazz Orchestra 'Just For Dancers' Tribute to Big Bands at White Horse Black Mountain. The first of two sets of swing era big band jazz starts at 8pm. $15, dancers get $3 off the cover charge. Details: see this page.

Apr 10 (Friday) ELECTRONIC... Jesters Ball 2.0 10pm-2am at Asheville Music Hall in downtown Asheville. Featuring Mixtress Krikett, Pericles, Antandra & Betty Toker. Opening Ceremony at 9:30pm by Wicked Geisha Ritual Theatre: Dancing, Kabuki, Music, Energy, Elements, Exotic & Unusual Dreamscapes & Environments. Ancient and Futuristic fused together to create a Portal for Traveling to Other Dimensions. Costumes Encouraged. Celebrating all things sacred and silly! $10.

Apr 10 (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 Flying The Tune (June Advincula, Lew Gelfond) with caller Vicki Herndon. 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.

Apr 10-12 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA / SWING / WALTZ... 2014 Palmetto Bug Stomp in Charleston, SC. Music by Contraforce and Elixir (pictured) with Maggie Jo Saylor and Nils Fredland calling. Schedule and registration: see this page and this page.

Apr 11 (Saturday) WORKSHOP... Spring In Your Step! A Feldenkrais Workshop w/ Lavinia Plonka, GCFP 9:30am-1pm at Asheville Movement Center, 4 Richmond Ave. in Asheville (828-258-7220). Does juicy joints, better balance and improved flexibility sound like something that might make you want to kick up your heels? Join movers from all walks (and dances) of life in this relaxing, illuminating workshop. Feldenkrais lessons train your brain so that you use your body the way it was meant to move! $45. Registration and details: see this page.

Apr 11 (Saturday) COUNTRY / ETC... Country Night at the Mothlight at The Mothlight in West Asheville. Two step dance instruction with Deborah Swanson at 9pm, Bands at 9:30pm. Featuring Hearts Gone South and Sammy Guns (Johnson City Classic Country Troubadour). Pie Walk & Photo Booth. $7.

Apr 11 (Saturday) CONTRA... Blue Ridge Contra Dance - Join the Blue Ridge Contra Dancers the second Saturday of each month at the Party Place in Saluda. Music by The Wolf Moon String Band (Lucy Allen on guitar, Briggs Hamilton on bass and banjo ukulele, and Marshall Goyers on fiddle and mandolin) with Diane Silver calling. Lessons: 7:30-8pm; Dancing from 8-10:30pm. Adults $9; children under 18 $5; Family rate available. Bring 2 dancers new to Blue Ridge Contra and get in free. Ask about our Membership program that discounts dances. For more information call 828-749-1865, send an email and see this page.

Apr 11 (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 Redbud Ramblers (Wes Maluk and David White) with caller Charley Harvey. 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 11 (Saturday) CONTRA / ETC ... ContraCola: Columbia Traditional Music and Dance 7-10:30pm at Heyward Street United Methodist Church (formerly named Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church), 2501 Heyward Street in Columbia, SC. Music by BonneTerre with caller Lesly Bowers. New Dancer 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. For more info send an email, see the website or call 803-760-5881.

Apr 12 (Sunday) WALTZ... Day of Waltz Workshops at French Broad Food Co-op Movement & Learning Center in downtown Asheville NC. 9-10:30am Beginning Waltz (fundamentals of the "dance") ; 10:45-11:45am Turns (Int I) ; 12-12:45pm Pivots (Int II) ; 1-1:45pm Reverse Balance (Int III). Pay what you can / what the workshop is worth to you / what feels right to you. All proceeds go to Living Compassion Zen Monastery and their Africa Vulnerable Children Project. More info and directions: see this page.

Apr 13 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Eric the Cat with Charlotte Crittenden calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Apr 15 (Wednesday) WALTZ... Wednesday Night Waltz 7-9pm third Wednesdays at White Horse Black Mountain. A relaxing evening of waltzing to live music. $8. Lesson 6:30-7pm, $5. Next dance May 20. For more information contact Suzanne Hosch at 828-215-3625 or send an email.

Apr 16 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by 9th Street Stompers. Level 1 Class 7:30pm; Level 2 Class 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page and see the website.

Apr 17 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music by Windmill (Laurie Fisher & Steve Trismen) with caller Diane Silver. 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.

Apr 18 (Saturday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... SHELLSHOCK 10pm-2am at The Underground / O.Henry's in downtown Asheville. Asheville's premier goth/industrial/alternative dance night. DJ Drees and special guest DJ Nareau spinning all your old and new favorites! 21+, $5 at the door. Details: see this page.

Apr 18 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Windmill (Laurie Fisher & Steve Trismen) with caller David Winston. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Apr 18 (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 Toad Shade (Caetanya, Connel Sanderson, Devin Wickle) with caller Charlotte Crittenden. 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 18 (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 & Elsie Peterson with caller Chrissy Davis Camp. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

Apr 19 (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 AnneMarie Walter 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.

Apr 20 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Curious George (Laura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drums) with David Winston calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Apr 23 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Open Band w/ Dennis Merritt on bass and Open Mic for callers. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Apr 23 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by Drayton and the Dreamboats. Level 1 Class 7:30pm; Level 2 Class 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page and see the website.

Apr 23 (Thursday) ELECTRONIC... Official Kinnection Campout Pre Party 10:15pm at New Mountain Asheville in dowtown Asheville. Featuring Random Rab and Saqi w/ Live Animals. $10 adv / $15 DOS. Details: see this page

Apr 24 (Friday) PERFORMANCE / DANCE PARTY... Les Femmes Mystique presents: 'Secrets Travel Fast in Paris' 8pm at The Altamont Theatre in downtown Asheville. Twinkling lights, champagne-filled glasses, and Parisian backdrops accompany a flapper-inspired jazzy performance by Les Filles Charme, a French-farce by Les Femmes Mystique, a fusion performance of Jazzy Showgirl and Indian Bhangra, along with a surprise flash-mob style set. Play games, see if you can identify some of the famous art hanging from the walls, and have your tarot read. Other acts to be announced soon! Don't worry, there will be plenty of time for you to boogie the Parisian spring evening away, as a DJ will spin in-between performance acts. 18+. Tickets $12 adv / $15 DOS. Details: see this page.

Apr 24 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by Good & Plenty (Karen Gaughan, Laura Lengnick, Terry Maluk) with caller Emily Abel. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Apr 25 (Saturday) WORKSHOP... Coalescence: A Movement Event With Cassie Brizzi 11am-5pm at Town & Mountain Training Center, 261 Ashland Ave in downtown Asheville. The modern world asks much of us in the pursuit of independence and stability. As individuals we stand on our own two feet feeling the weight of responsibility for ourselves. What if we were to have a physical shift in perspective that asked us to intertwine the single thread that unites us all. These unique bodies come with spiraling individual lives; yet we are moving together always. This connection is an unshakable fact. In the dance we learn welcome this truth of unique and unity, Individuality and commonality. The dance invites our bodies into motion so we may feel the true wisdom that we are all threads woven into the tapestry of this world. Exchange $80. Questions and Registration: email Cassie or call 828-545-3955.

Apr 25 (Saturday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance Spring Evening Ball 7:30-10:30pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 337 Charlotte St. in Asheville. Leader Bob Thompson with music by Owen Cauley, Violin, and Atossa Kramer, Piano. Period attire will be admired but not required. $12 at the door. No partner necessary. Elegant refreshments served at the break while the Ashgrove Garland Team performs the Maypole Dance. More info: see this page.

Apr 25 (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 Gaslight Tinkers (Zoe Darrow, Dave Noonan, Garrett Sawyer, Peter Siegel) 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.

Apr 27 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Dancing Bears (John Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitar) with Barbara Groh calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Apr 30 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Boom Chuck (Laurie Fisher fiddle, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Ric Cooper bass) with Doug Singleton calling. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Apr 30 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by James Posedel Quartet. Level 1 Class 7:30pm; Level 2 Class 6:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page and see the website.

May 1 (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 Pigtown Alley (Bob Frankenhoff, Deb Frankenhoff, Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll) with caller Keith Cornett Eustis. 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.

May 2 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Hot Sonata with caller Charley Harvey. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

May 2 (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 (Joey Dorwart, Jimi Periano, Andrae Raffield) 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.

May 3 (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 and music TBA. $7/$6 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

May 6 (Wednesday) TANGO... Asheville Tango Orchestra 7:30pm at White Horse Black Mountain. $12 / $8 for dancers.

May 8-10 (Fri-Sun) TANGO... Sacadas: A Deep Exploration w/ Cristina and Homer Ladas - For experienced dancers. NO pre registration or partner needed; Open To Public. Friday at French Broad Food Co-op Movement & Learning Center in downtown Asheville: 9pm-midnight Practilonga w/ Homer Djs, $10 at door, BYOB. Saturday at Club Eleven on Grove: 8:30-9:30pm ALL LEVEL class "The Walking Turn and other Oddities"; 9:30p-2am Elegant Milonga w/ Special Guest DJ TBA. Performance by Homer and Cristina at 11:30pm. Snacks, deserts and water included. Full Bar. Special Sat class + milonga package $35 per person. Sat Milonga $15pp. Sunday Special Topic Classes and Practica 1:30-6pm. Details: see this page.

May 8 (Friday) SWING / BLUES... Virginia and the Slims 8pm at White Horse Black Mountain. More about the band: see this page.

May 9 (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 Blue Eyed Girl with caller Terry Doyle. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

May 11 (Monday) CHEROKEE... Warriors of AniKituhwa 11am at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Presented by LEAF in Schools & Streets. The Warriors of AniKituhwa, a Cherokee dance group, have been making history by recreating Cherokee dances as described in 1762, including the War Dance and the Eagle Tail dance. At this special performance, the audience will get fully involved, and the Warriors of Anikituwah will share their culture and history through dance. Tickets are only $3 per youth and $5 per adult. Interested teachers and parents should send an email to make reservations, or call the LEAF office at (828) 68-MUSIC or (828) 686-8742. Individuals can purchase tickets at the Orange Peel website or at the door.

May 16 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Curious George with caller Dean Snipes. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

May 23 (Saturday) PERFORMANCE... The Muses of Terpsicorps 7:30pm at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. The pre-professional wing of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance presents an exciting evening of classical and contemporary dance performed by up and coming young dancers. The Muses is composed of junior and high school students who study at the WNC Dance Academy under the direction of Heather Maloy. Adults $15; Children $10.

May 23 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Pete's Posse with callers Diane Silver & Susan Michaels. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

May 23 (Saturday) CONTRA / ETC ... Community Contra Dance 8-11pm at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Music by Nashville Ceili Band with caller Vicki Herndon. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

May 24 (Sunday) CONTRA... Contrathon XVII 11am-11pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Pete's Posse and Toss the Possum with callers Diane Silver & Susan Michaels. More info: see the website.

May 29 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music by Curious George (Laura Lengnick, Paul Moore, Steve Kemble) 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.

June 6 (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 Gypsy Stars with caller Susan Michaels. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

June 6 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Boom Chuck with caller TBA. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

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