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Dance community unites for Climate Justice Sunday 9/21 1pm at Vance Memorial. Bring all your friends, family, signs, music and your happy feet! More info: see this page.

Carolina Shag Lessons with Cy and Joyce at the American Legion, 216 4th Avenue West in Hendersonville. Mondays starting Sep 22 - 7-7:45pm Beginners, 7:45-9pm Advanced. Couples and Singles Welcome. No Partner Needed. $60 per person for 5 weeks of lessons. Contact Cy Miller by email or 828-674-5432 or Joyce Anderson by email or 828-551-6244.

LEAF October Festival Tickets on Sale Now! - The 39th Fall Lake Eden Arts Festival will be held Oct. 16-19 at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC. Music lineup includes Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Talib Kweli, Nor'easter, Syncopaths and much more. Contra, Cajun, Swing, Celtic, African, Latin, Clogging, Hip-Hop, Step Dance, Zydeco, Waltz and more! For tickets and information see the website, call 828.68-MUSIC [686-8742] or send an email.

Paul Taylor Dance Company performs 8pm Friday and Saturday, October 17 & 18 at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Choreographer Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created modern dance. Taylor, whom Martha Graham famously referred to as the “naughty boy” of dance, continues as he has since 1954 to win public and critical acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his creations. While he may propel his dancers through space for the sheer beauty of it, he more frequently uses them to illuminate such profound issues as war, piety, spirituality, sexuality, morality, and mortality. Tickets: Regular $45; Student $40; Child $20. Details: see this page. Matinee for students 10am Friday, Oct 17, Recommended for Grades 3-12: see details.

Argentine Tango and Salsa Workshop held every third Saturday 2-4pm at the Asheville Ballroom and Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd Asheville. Next Workshop Oct 18. Level: Beginner; Teachers: Rick Harris & Amber Nickole. Contact: Rick Harris (828) 770-3177 or send an email.

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

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

The Sacred Art of Traditional Hula, the Dance of the Heart - Bring Hawai'i to Your Hips & Aloha to Your Lips to experience this sacred dance with its graceful & flowing movements and a rich and beautiful culture that is all about community and caring for each other. This ancient storytelling form is also an energy dance similar to the Chinese Tai Chi. No dance experience is necessary. Each participant moves at the level comfortable for them, either standing or sitting. It can help you to overcome physical limitation and injury to feel empowered & radiant. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. E Komo Mai – Come join us! Mondays 6:45pm-8:15pm at the Appalachia School of Herbalism, 2 Westwood Place in West Asheville. A NEW CLASS: Tuesdays 11:30am to 1:00 pm at the WNC Massage School, 131 McDowell in Asheville. $15 for a single; $45 for a package of 4 consecutive classes. For more information, contact Kaleo at For more information, contact Kaleo at 812-929-8898, send an email and see this page.

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

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

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

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

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

Belly Dance for Fun & Fitness with Taisir 10:30-11:30am Saturdays at Studio Zahiya on N Lexington Ave (downtown Asheville, orange door next to Flipside). Have fun, express yourself and exercise while learning the movements of Middle Eastern dance! This class is based on Taisir's eclectic belly dance style and choreography after performing and teaching for the past 8 years. The class will encompass practice exercises and a full choreography in each class. No dance experience is required; all levels welcome. $12 drop in/single class, $40 4-class package. Cash, check, credit. Mention this listing to get your first class free. Contact the instructor for further information: send an email or 828-214-5123.

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

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

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.

Forge Mountain Cloggers - 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). Want to learn to clog? We offer beginning, intermediate and advanced clogging classes on Monday and Tuesday nights in Mills River. All dancers have the opportunity to perform with our recreational clogging team. Want to book our clogging team? 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 Facebook page and send an email.

Contemporary Dance for Children at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts taught by Amy Maze. All classes $40 per month/ $12 drop in. Attire: Comfortable clothes, clean-soled sneakers or bare feet, NO blue jeans. Pre-registration required. Tween Dance ages 11-14 Mondays 5-6pm: Suitable for middle school and up. No previous experience necessary. Classes alternate between athletic contemporary and hip hop styles to improve coordination, musicality and develop core strength. Kids in Motion ages 3-5 Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm: Combination of creative movement and basic acrobatics. Helps develop coordination, increase spatial and rhythmic awareness, flexibility, perception and memory. Beginning Hip Hop/Contemporary ages 6-10 Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm: Up-beat combination of hip hop and contemporary/modern dance styles allowing for freedom of expression while learning basic dance skills. The Arts Center is located at 225 W. State Street. To register call 828/669-0930.

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

Contact Improv: Lab & Play Every Tuesday 4:30-5:30 @ the FBFC Movement and Learning Center. A chance to experiment with and explore the underlying principals of contact improvisation through an array of improvisational structures, games and play. All are welcome to bring their musings, curiousities, ideas, and movement toys! It's a build your own adventure open format lab and play time! Participants should wear comfortable, well fitting, soft clothes and plan to remove or tape jewelry. By donation. Suggested $5 per participant. Send an email for details or see this page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salsa Classes! 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.

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

Absolute Beginner Line Dancing - with Cindy Hady at Lakeview Center (upstairs), 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain, NC. Wednesdays 9-10am. You'll learn the basic line dance steps- No experience necessary- No partner required- Just bring your love of dance! Variety of music & styles from; Pop, Rock, Country, Latin, Ballroom. For more info, please call Lakeview Center at 828-669-8610, or contact Instructor, Cindy Hady by email.

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

EnMotion Ecstatic Dance on Wednesday Nights! at Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St. in Asheville. The rhythm of the music, and the movement of our breath inspires the dance of our bodies. A free form moving meditation to bring you back to yourself of inspiration, creativity and inner guidance. This is a practice of simplicity. Please come join us. Wednesday evenings, Warm up 5:15 Journey at 5:45. Sliding scale $7-10. For more info email Karen and see this page.

Birth Dancing Classes Thursdays, 6-7:15 pm at the French Broad Food Coop - For all interested women - Learn the ancient and empowering technique of dancing to ease all phases of the birth journey (conception, pregnancy, labor and recovery). Cost is $72 for 6 weeks or $15 drop-in. To register send an email, call 664-9564 or see this page.

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

Bellydance Cardio and Conditioning at Studio Zahiya - Shimmy shimmy shimmy! This class will include cardio and strength conditioning combined with the elegant and graceful moves of bellydance. No experience required. With instructor Charlotte Louise. Thursdays at 10am, drop in, $13 or purchase a Studio Zahiya class card.

Foundworld Bellydance Ongoing, All Level Bellydance Classes - held at 191 Lyman St, Studio 116 in Asheville. Thursdays: 6-7pm Happy hour, an hour of energetic movement and stretch, the focus is on using dance, not a breakdown or technique class, just lots of fun. Sundays: 2-3pm Basics and Techniques of belly dance; 3-4pm Rhythm and combinations ; 4-5pm Props and Choreography hour. Feel free to just drop in! We are an open door group, and welcome all comers of all ages to feel good together. For more info send an email or call Claire at 828-989-0615.

Monthly Circles for the Dances of Universal Peace - 2nd Sunday of the month at 7pm at the Town & Mountain Training Center, 261 Ashland Ave. in downtown Asheville; the 3rd Saturday of the month 7:30-9:30pm at Nourish & Flourish yoga studio, 347 Depot St. in the River Arts District, led by Shemsuddin (Contact Laura 828-577-9090; requested $10 exchange) and last Sunday of the month 7pm at Harmony Dental building, 108 W. Tenth Ave., Johnson City, TN. We sing and dance together to honor the Earth and all her peoples. The group is taught the words, melody, meaning, and the movements of each Dance in a compassionate, comfortable way. No prior experience is necessary; no partner required. Suggested donation, $5-10. For more info please call 828-252-8866 or for TN circle info call Rebecca 804-743-5298. ALL are welcome.

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

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

The Sylvan Squares have been square dancing in Transylvania County for 34 years. They do Modern Western Square Dance. They host regular dances on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Brevard, with Marty Northrup calling. If you have an interest in learning this fun and friendly form of exercise, call Bill Strang at 828.808.0645 or send an email. More info: see the website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Tribal Style (ATS) bellydance classes with Ani - American Tribal Style (ATS) Bellydance is a fun, cooperative, lead-and-follow style of dance. This empowering dance was developed by Carolena Nericcio and FatChanceBellydance to showcase the strength, beauty, and power of the dancers. Ani is certified through Teaching Training II and is an official Sister Studio to FatChanceBellyDance, based in San Francisco. Please contact Ani for more information by email or call 828.595.6987.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DANCE EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Sep 19 (Friday) STREET DANCE... Downtown After 5 5-9pm every third Friday through September on North Lexington Ave. between Hiawassee and the I-240 overpass in downtown Asheville. Music by Asheville All-Stars (members from Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, The Asheville Horns, Molly Parti, The Hermit Kings, Bayou Diesel, Mary Francis and The Dirty Classics, The Tuesday Night Funk Jam House Band, and many more) and the Asheville Rock Academy. Free. No Pets. Details: see this page.

Sep 19-22 (Fri-Mon) BUTOH ... 9th Annual Asheville Butoh Festival continues at the BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St. in downtown Asheville. Presented by Legacy Butoh, in partnership with the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre and under the artistic direction of Julie Becton Gillum. Featuring internationally renowned butoh choreographer and dancer Vangeline, along with solo works by Asheville dancers Jenni Cockrell, Susan Collard, Amy Hamilton, Megan Ransmeir and Julia Taylor. "Women Of Butoh" 8pm Friday and Saturday and 7pm Sunday: $17 adv, $20 at the door, senior $12, student $10. Butoh Workshops with Vangeline 11am-2pm Saturday and Sunday and 6-9pm Monday: $30 each. Details: see this page and this website.

Sep 19 (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.

Sep 19 (Friday) BALLROOM ... Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club 7:30-10PM Fridays at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy. in Hendersonville. Coming up: 9/19 and 9/26 Paulette Cole will teach advanced Waltz from 6:30-7:30. Starting with refresher classes and moving into advanced steps. 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.

Sep 19 (Friday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... WestSound 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Sep 19 (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.

Sep 19-20 (Fri-Sat) WORKSHOPS / CONTEST / ETC... Southeast B­Boy Championships at The Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville. Two days of workshops, music, history, education and of course dancing, for all ages and skill levels as well boasting an all-star cast of DJs and judges including Brett Rock, B­Boy Frantic and Asheville’s own Aquaboogy. The entry fee includes registration for all competitions throughout the entire event as well as all 6 unique dance workshops covering: Breaking, Popping, Hip Hop Choreography and more. Workshops run Friday from 4-11pm. All Competitions run on Saturday from 1pm until... $20 admission, kids 10 and under FREE! Details: see this website.

Sep 19 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11 pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music by Boom Chuck (Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Ric Cooper) with caller Barbara Groh. 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.

Sep 19 (Friday) LATIN JAZZ... Xpresso Latin Jazz Trio with Patrick Lopez 8pm at Lex 18 in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page

Sep 19 (Friday) HOT JAZZ / ETC... The Resonant Rogues 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

Sep 19 (Friday) LATIN... LAVA Nights doors open 10:45pm Fridays at Mela in downtown Asheville. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. +21, ID Required. Ladies $5, Gentlemen $7. Details: see this page.

Sep 19-21 (Fri-Sun) FESTIVAL... EQUINOX ~ 11th Annual T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi Psychedelic Music & Arts Festival - Gates open Friday at noon at Deerfields near Asheville. Lots of Psychedelic Music. Workshops for your body, mind, and the world around you. Yoga and Hooping classes. Bring everything you need to survive for 3 days in the wilderness. No dogs or renegade sound systems. Ages 18 and up - Children under 12 are free with guardian. Details: see the website and see this page.

Sep 20 (Saturday) MOVEMENT... Warren Wilson Outdoor Pavilion Dance 10:30am warm-up, 11am-1pm dance at Warren Wilson College's Morris Pavilion. This Saturday, join the Asheville Movement Collective tribe in dancing the Long dance out amongst the trees and grasses. The Pavilion at Warren Wilson College has a gorgeous wood floor, stone columns and open sides overlooking a forest and a gentle lawn, all under generous cover and shade, an ideal place to shed our accumulated layers and spread our wings, whether rain or shine. This wave will be two hours and will offer numerous opportunities to deepen into this moment, into the dance, into the heart, into the All. Facilitator: Michael Hurd. Guest Mixer: Antonio Aversano. $10, free for Warren Wilson students (with a student ID). Details: see this page.

Sep 20 (Saturday) CONTACT IMPROV ... Contact Improv Class and Open Jam 4-6pm every Saturday at French Broad Food Co-op Movement & Learning Center, 90 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville. Beginners welcome and encouraged! This is a great way to get some experience and expand your edges with movement. $5. Details: see this page.

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

Sep 20 (Saturday) SQUARE DANCE... Boot Scootin' Boogie hosted by Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club at the Whitmire Acitivity Building in Hendersonville. Adv dance at 6pm. Early rounds at 7pm. Squares and rounds at 7:30pm. Caller: Stan Russell. Cuers: Lou and Al Krech. For information call 828-694-3636 or 828-685-3849.

Sep 20 (Saturday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... BASSVILLE w/ Disc-Oh! & DJ Bowie 9:30pm-2am at New Mountain Asheville, 38 N. French Broad. Details: see this page.

Sep 20 (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 Skeeziks with caller Charlotte Crittenden. Lesson 7:30. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Sep 20 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Contraforce with caller Vicki Herndon. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. Family Dance 5:30-6:45pm.

Sep 20 (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 Garden Buddies (Laura Light of the Avant Gardeners on fiddle with Robbin Marcus on piano and Dave Marcus on concertina) with caller Jack Mitchell. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

Sep 20 (Saturday) CONTRA / ETC ... Columbia Contra Dance 7-10:30pm at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 2501 Heyward Street in Columbia, SC. Music by Cabin Fever with caller Marolyn Floyd. New Dancer's Workshop from 7-7:30pm; Dance from 7:30-10:30pm. Please bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. $8 general admission (discounts available), $5 students with ID. Held by Columbia Traditional Music & Dance - for more info send an email, see the website or call 803-760-5881.

Sep 21 (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.)

Sep 21 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader Bob Thompson with music by Pam Stoll, Nic Coker, Karen Gaughan. $6/$5 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Sep 21 (Sunday) JAZZ / SWING... Swing Dance Sundays 5-8:30pm Sundays at Mojo Kitchen (at The One Stop) in downtown Asheville. DJ Jason Baggett will give a free mini lesson from 5-5:30pm and then the dance will go on after that. Free.

Sep 21 (Sunday) SHAG / SWING / ROCK ... DJ Dance Party Sundays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Swing and oldies rock. No cover. Free Shag dance Lesson from 7-8pm with John Deitz. General dancing 8pm-close.

Sep 22 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Hot Sonata (Art Shuster, Karen Gaughan, Laura Lengnick) with Diane Silver calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Sep 22 (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.

Sep 22 (Monday) SWING... West Coast Swing Lessons and Dance Mondays at Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville (new location!) 7:30pm intermediate lesson, 8pm beginner lesson, and social dancing from 8:30pm until 10-10:30pm. All FREE! Rotating instructors each week to offer different tips and styling. Come on out for a good time! More info: see this page.

Sep 23 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Tuesdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by The Gamblers. Level 1 Class 7:30pm, Level 2 Class 6:30pm, $10. Dance: $5 members/$7 non-members. For more info see this page.

Sep 23 (Tuesday) TANGO... Tango Tuesdays Tuesdays at Club Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St, Downtown Asheville, off Patton Ave. Fundamentals with Karen Jaffe, Tangogypsies 7-8:30pm ; 8:30p-10:30p- Milonga/social dancing. $7/7pm class only, $10 all evening / students $5 ($5 Cover if you did not attend lessons). Check out the info for newcomers on this website. To be notified of Tangogypsies classes, guest teachers and other special events happening in Asheville, join the Yahoo group.

Sep 23 (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.

Sep 23 (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.

Sep 23 (Tuesday) SQUARE DANCE ... Learn to Square Dance - It's fun, It's social and it benefits your mental and physical well being. Square Dancing is great for ages 10 and up. Bring the family and learn together. Lessons 6:30-9pm Tuesdays at the Salvation Army Gymnasium in Hendersonville. Please wear soft soled shoes for lessons. $6 per class. New registrations taken through Sep 23. You have nothing to lose and a whole new world to gain. See us on Facebook: Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club or see the website. For more info on classes, contact us at 828-808-5553 or by email.

Sep 23 (Tuesday) ELECTRONIC... Tuesday Night Techno 10pm every Tuesday at The One Stop in downtown Asheville. Hosted by DJ B1G BEN, featuring performances from guest DJs/MCs/Artists who will be representing the full spectrum of EDM. We will be playing every imaginable genre including: Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Breaks, Electro, Hip Hop, House, Industrial, Moombahton, Techno, Trance, Trap and much much more. No cover. 21+

Sep 23 (Tuesday) JAZZ / SWING ... The John Henrys 8-10pm Tuesdays at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville.

Sep 24 (Wednesday) DANCE PARTY... Got To Get Over The Hump-day Dance Party 5:30-8:30pm at Mojo Kitchen (at The One Stop) in downtown Asheville. Featuring local DJ extraordinaire Molly Parti.

Sep 24 (Wednesday) SWING / JAZZ... The Roaring Lions 8-11pm Wednesdays at Lex 18 in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page

Sep 24 (Wednesday) SWING... West Coast Swing Class 7-8pm Wednesdays at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. Drop-In classes with Jason and Amy Barnes. Cost is $12/pp. For more information call (828) 274-8320 or see the website.

Sep 24 (Wednesday) TANGO ... Argentine Tango Classes with Eric and Susannah at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St. 4-week series starts at the beginning of every month. 7:30-8pm Tango Technique (TangoBreath); 8-9pm Alternating Series: (alternating between Foundations and Intermediate); 9-10pm Practica (contingent on attendance). When a 5th Wednesday falls in a month, we will host an all-levels practica. Each series $40, includes 30-minute technique class. Drop-in $12. Post-class Practica: $5; 5th Wednesday Practica: $8. More info: see this page and this website.

Sep 24 (Wednesday) BALLROOM / ETC... Backroom Dance 7:30-10:30pm every Wednesday at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. Open Dancing in a fun and supportive atmosphere! $5/pp. For more information call (828) 274-8320.

Sep 24 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats Wednesdays 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. No cover. Free beginning and intermediate Single Swing dance lessons with Bobby Wood at 7:30pm.

Sep 24 (Wednesday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... Release 10pm-2am Wednesdays at Timo's House in downtown Asheville. Join us for another night of Asheville's premier EDM weekly! 21+ Free. Details: see this page.

Sep 25 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Avant Gardners (Paul Moore piano, Laura Light fiddle, Loren Oppenheimer tabla) with caller Gregory Frock. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 25 (Thursday) R&B / BEACH / ETC ... Pop the Clutch Band Thursdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. R & B, Motown, beach, Swing Dancing. No cover. Free Beginner West Coast Swing lesson 7:30-8:15pm by Ian and Karen, then the band will play until 11pm!

Sep 25 (Thursday) JAZZ / SWING ... Hank West & The Smokin' Hots 8-10pm Thursdays at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Sep 25 (Thursday) ELECTRONIC / ETC... Unity Thursdays 9:30pm-2am Thursdays at Timo's House. Presented by Asheville Drum n Bass Collective. 21+.

Sep 25 (Thursday) MOTOWN / R&B / ETC... WestSound 9pm every Thursday at Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues in Asheville. More about the band: see this page.

Sep 26-28 (Fri-Sun) FESTIVAL... Greek Festival Friday and Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 7pm at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Cumberland Avenue in Asheville. Featuring authentic Greek food and pastries, Greek folk dancing, live Greek music, gifts, groceries, and jewelry from Greece, cafenion (Greek coffee shop) and cultural education presentations. Details: see this page.

Sep 26-27 (Fri-Sat) PERFORMANCE... Fall Contemporary Dance Showcase 7:30pm each night at Pack Square Park / Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville. Fall contemporary dance showcase of all original in-house choreography, featuring the Asheville Ballet Company dancers and Montana Skies duo (classical guitar and cello). Free to the public with donations suggested! Bring a lawn chair. Details: see this page.

Sep 26 (Friday) CAJUN / COUNTRY / ZYDECO / ETC... The Revelers 8pm doors, 9pm show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys have joined together to form a Louisiana Supergroup which combines Swamp-Pop, Cajun, Country, Blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from Southwest Louisiana. $10 adv, $12 day of show. All Ages. Dancing room only! Details: see this page.

Sep 26 (Friday) SWING / JAZZ... One Leg Up 8pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions. Come join us and dance on our 1925 narrow plank hardwood floor! Details: see this page.

Sep 26 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, Loren Oppenheimer, George Paul) with caller TBA. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Sep 27 (Saturday) WORKSHOPS... Hip Hop Fusion and Contemporary Fusion Workshops at Studio Zahiya on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. 12:30-2:30pm Hip Hop Fusion: Start with basic hip hop movements and techniques and how to effectively fuse them with bellydance, then learn a combination Learn the style that won Lisa the title of Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer of the Universe! Be prepared to get funky and sweat. 3-5pm Contemporary Fusion: Contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. Explore movement and combining it with bellydance. $25 each or $45 for both. More info: see this page.

Sep 27 (Saturday) TANGO... CatWalk Milonga second and fourth Saturdays at NEW location 9pm-12:30am at NYS3, 2002 Riverside Drive. Featuring DJ Lisa Jacobs. Generous selection of snacks and sparkling water (and a homemade treat) to enjoy. BYOB. $10. More info: see this page.

Sep 27 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING... Red Hot Sugar Babies 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. The Red Hot Sugar Babies perform sassy jazz and sultry blues of the roaring '20s-'30s including Vintage Jazz, Blues, Swing, Ragtime, Dixieland, New Orleans. More info: see this page.

Sep 27 (Saturday) BENEFIT... The Asheville Area Arts Council Gilded Ball 7pm at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in West Asheville. Art Auction and an evening filled with a plethora of entertainment, live music by the The Resonant Rogues, and dancing into the night. Tickets $50 regular / $100 VIP (6pm entry for private pre-party). Full details: see this page.

Sep 27 (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 Gardeners (Laura Light, Loren Oppenheimer, George Paul) with caller TBA. Lesson 7:30. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Sep 27 (Saturday) FESTIVAL... 4th Annual French Broad Brew Fest 10am-midnight at Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Music includes Tony Trischka Territory, Yarn, Empire Strikes Brass, Wick-it the Instigator, Mountaintop Polka Band, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and more. No dogs. Details: see the website.

Sep 28 (Sunday) WALTZ... Day of Waltz Workshops at French Broad Food Co-op Movement & Learning Center in downtown Asheville NC. 10:15-11:45am Beginning Waltz (fundamentals of the "dance"); noon-1:15pm Capes (Int I); 1:30-2:45pm Twinkles (Int II). 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.

Sep 29 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Cranberry Rock (Beth Molaro, David Lynch, Joy Moser, Scott Dixon, Vollie McKenzie) with Terry Doyle calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

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

Sep 30 (Tuesday) BOUNCE... Big Freedia 8pm at New Mountain Asheville, 38 N. French Broad. Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is at the forefront of the Bounce rap movement (a subgenre of hip-hop born out of New Orleans and known for its call and response style and lightning speed booty-shaking dance). Performing five out of seven nights in any given week with dancers she calls The Divas, Big Freedia’s show is nothing short of dazzling. $18 adv/$20. Details: see this page.

Oct 2 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Open Band led by David White and Roger Gold with caller Charlotte Crittenden. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 3 (Friday) ZUMBA... Zumba in Da Club Super Early Halloween Party 7-10pm at Scandals Nightclub in downtown Asheville. We know! We know! It is a little early for Halloween but we cannot miss a chance to dress up! So take your costume for a test run and join us for 3 hours of Zumba® Fitness with lots of great instructors! Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at door and $7 for ZIN members with ZIN card shown at the door. Details: see this page.

Oct 3-5 (Fri-Sun) FESTIVAL... The 3DL: Three Days of Light Gathering in Old Fort, NC (east of Black Mountain). Celebration * Inspiration * Activation - Three days of music, dance, workshops, yoga, meditation, ceremony, performances, live art and art gallery! Tent camping, rustic cabins and modern lodging options available. Details: see the website and see this page.

Oct 3 (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 Free Association (Steven Carlberg, Bob Kirkman, Bill Porter) with caller Andrea Nettleton. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Oct 4 (Saturday) FESTIVAL... Blue Ridge Pride Festival noon-7pm at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. From fabulous drag to down and dirty funk, from local to national acts, Blue Ridge Pride is going to keep you singing and dancing all day. Free. For more info see the website and see this page.

Oct 4 (Saturday) EXPO... Resonate: The Next Wave of Harmonic Evolution Doors Open 12:30pm, Event Time 1-10pm at New Mountain Asheville, 38 N. French Broad. Resonate is an all day sound healing and vibrational wisdom expo. Tune in and immerse yourself in a day of sound healing, toning, meditation, yoga, dance, intuitive arts, and drumming. The intention of this community event is to empower people to experience and utilize sound, frequency and vibrational medicine in their own lives. $30 adv/$35 at the door. Schedule and Details: see this page.

Oct 4 (Saturday) WESTERN SWING / HONKY TONK... Vollie and Kari and the Western Wildcats - Kari will be teaching an introductory Two-Step dance lesson at 7pm and the music starts at 7:30pm at Good Stuff in downtown Marshall. The great Lynn Netherton will be there, sharing his pedal steel prowess, and you seriously do not want to miss that! We'll be playing a mix of Western Swing and Honky Tonk, so don your dancing boots and come join the fun. $5 cover - no extra charge for the dance lesson!

Oct 4 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING... Drayton and the Dreamboats 8:30-11pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Drayton and the Dreamboats specializes in hot jazz, western swing, and romantic balladry. More info: see this page.

Oct 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 Renewable Energy with caller Cis Hinkle. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

Oct 4 (Saturday) FESTIVAL... Bascom Lamar Lunsford 'Minstrel of the Appalachians' Festival This daylong festival (10am-4pm) at Mars Hill College celebrates regional music and dance. Held annually with the Madison County Heritage Festival, which celebrates traditional arts and crafts. The festival is free. Numerous music and dance performances, jam circles, and a ballad & story swap will occur throughout the day. The traditional evening concert will take place 7-10pm inside Moore Auditorium and will feature ballad singers, dancers, and string bands. Concert admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for MHC students and staff. For more info see this page.

Oct 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 The Bare Knuckle Quartet (Laurie Fisher, Taz Johnson, David Polechko, Connel Sanderson) with caller TBA. Lesson 7:30. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

Oct 4 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7-10:30pm at the Pavilion @ Serenity Knoll in Jonesborough, TN. Music by String Fever (Roger Gold & Laura Light) with caller Susan Michaels. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students.

Oct 4 (Saturday) ZYDECO / CAJUN... ACZA Cajun dance with Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys at the Knights of Columbus Post 660, 2620 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta 30324. Free beginners dance lesson 7–8pm; Dance 8–11pm, $18/$14 members/$5 students. Authentic Cajun Food & Cash Bar available. Sponsored by the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA). For further information send an email or call 404-825-9768.

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

Oct 5 (Sunday) JAZZ / WORLD / ETC... Sirius.B w/ Hank West & The Smokin' Hots and Shake It Like A Caveman doors 4pm, show 5pm at New Mountain Asheville. Part of The Sunset Concert Series, Out Door Stage for ALL ages! $5 advance, $10 DOS. More info: see this page.

Oct 6 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Boom Chuck (Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Ric Cooper) with Susan Michaels calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 9 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by The Dead Sea Squirrels with caller TBA. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 9-12 (Thurs-Sun) FESTIVAL... Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in Pittsville, NC, 20 minutes southwest of Chapel Hill. For complete lineup, info or to order tickets online see this website.

Oct 10 (Friday) SWING / ETC... The GypsySwingers 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. The GypsySwingers are an up tempo jazz quintet playing in a style reminiscent of the European swing jazz scene started by Django Reinhardt in the '30s featuring diverse vocal styles in an acoustic format. Details: see this page.

Oct 10-12 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA... Mountain Madness Dance Weekend 6pm Friday-3pm Sunday at the Jonesborough Visitors Center and the Pavilion @ Serenity Knoll in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Nor'easter (pictured), Maivish and Toss the Possum with callers Tom Hinds, Will Mentor and Nils Fredland. Presented by Historic Jonesborough Dance Society.

Oct 11 (Saturday) ZYDECO / ETC... Zydeco Ya Ya 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

Oct 11 (Saturday) BALLROOM... USA Dance WNC Presents: Autumn Blaze at the VFW Ballroom, 900 N. Main St. in Hendersonville. Free lesson with Roger Buckner and Paulette Cole at 7pm. Continue dancing from 8-10:30pm with DJs Freddie Young and Gary Bills! $10 member, $12 non member, $5 student. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and light beverages. Plenty of parking on floor level! For details send an email and see this website.

Oct 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. Lessons: 7:30-8pm; Dancing from 8-10:30pm. Adults $9; children under 18 $5; ask about our family plan. For more information send an email and see this page.

Oct 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 Dead Sea Squirrels with caller Brian Hamshur. Lesson 7:30. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

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

Oct 12 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Music TBA with leader Bob Thompson. $6/$5 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Oct 13 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Stoll N Gold (Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll, Roger Gold) with Brian Hamshar calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 16 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Syncopaths with caller Diane Silver. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 18 (Saturday) COUNTRY / HONKY TONK / ETC... Buddy Davis & The Session Players 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Put on your dancing shoes and come ready to two-step to Honky Tonk & Classic Country! Details: see this page.

Oct 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 Blue Eyed Girl with caller Charlotte Crittenden. Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3. Details: see this page.

Oct 19 (Sunday) FESTIVAL... HardLox - Asheville's Jewish Food and Heritage Festival 11am-4pm at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Delicious Jewish foods, klezmer music, Israeli folk dancing, Kids zone, crafts, and more. More info: see the website.

Oct 20 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Inexplicabillies (David White, Joel McConnell, Wes Maluk) with Brian Hamshar calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 23 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Curious George with caller Dave Eisenstadter. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 24-26 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA ... Learn to Contra Dance Weekend at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Join in the friendly fun of contra dancing and discover why so many people are enjoying this modern form of a centuries-old dance tradition. After learning basic moves in this beginners' class with a master teacher, you'll be ready to participate in the Saturday night community dance. Singles and couples are welcome. Be prepared for moderate exercise. Instructor: Bob Dalsemer. Tuition: $200. Details and registration: see this page.

Oct 24 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music and caller TBA. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 2 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leaders Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg with music TBA. $6/$5 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

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

Nov 7 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Advanced Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Celador with caller TBA. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

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

Nov 8 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by The O'Schraves (Pat O'Gorman, Julie Schryer, Benoit Schryer Lefebvre, Zachary Schryer Lefebvre, A´ine Schryer O’Gorman) with callers Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg. Lesson 7:30. Ages 14 and above - $8. Info hotline including cancellations due to weather recorded by 2 PM at 864-836-2986.

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

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

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

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

Nov 16 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader AnneMarie Walter with music TBA. $6/$5 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

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