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Salsa Classes with 2umbao! Come Dance and learn Salsa in a fun and relaxed environment! Salsa Classes Wednesdays at Veda Studios, 853 Merrimon Ave. in Asheville, taught by Hector Gutierrez and Jennifer Stalnaker. Beginners 7:30-8:30pm & Intermediate 8:30-9:30pm. Drop in's are always welcome. $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.

Alchemy of Pleasure: A Dance Retreat for Women will be held August 28-30 in Mill Spring, NC with Michelle Dionne and Virginia Rosenberg - A weekend of sisterhood and dance, exploring the transformational effects of ecstasy. Includes Qoya Dance, Belly Dance, the Sex Magic of Isis, Co-creative Ritual, a Fire Ceremony and more. $333 includes meals and camping - visit this page for more info and register here.

Roots of Belly Dance 6-week Beginners' Series - begins Sep 1 from 5:30-6:45pm at French Broad Food Coop for $72 or $15 drop-in. A meditative, fun practice within sacred space to learn the fundamental movements, experience self-healing, connect with the Divine Sisterhood and explore our own unique style of belly dance. Please contact Michelle Dionne for more info by email or see this website.

Women's Sexuality and Dance Circle: 6-week series begins Sep 1, Tuesdays, 7-9pm at the French Broad Food Co-op. $120 for series ***Limited Space – Registration Required*** Supporting each other in sacred sisterhood, we will explore, heal and transform our sexuality through dance and ritual heartsharing. For more info, see this website.

Jazzy Showgirl Booty Camp - In this introductory class, you’ll learn the fine art of Jazzy Showgirl, which is a combination of Cabaret and jazz, with hints of Burlesque and Hip Hop. You’ll also get a great workout, as this is an exercise-based class. Every class begins with a warm-up and stretch, followed by a standing/dancing abs workout. Then, we’ll work on a fun and sexy choreographed routine that we’ll build on week-to-week. Suitable for new dancers and fitness enthusiasts. Option 1: Thursdays, Sep 10-Oct 1 (4 weeks), 7:30-8:30pm. Cost: Early bird by Sep. 1: $39; regular Sep. 2nd and after: $45. Option 2: Mondays, Oct 19-Nov 9 (4 weeks), 6-7pm. Cost: Early bird by Oct. 3rd: $39; regular Oct. 4th and after: $45. Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft, Asheville. Sign-up at this page.

Hip Hop Fitness - Focus is on easy, consistent movement and lots of smiles and laughter. We’ll dance it out to your favorite Hip Hop songs the last few decades, including current hits. For new and experienced dancers alike. Sep 15-Oct 13 Five week Hip Hop Fitness series that will include stretch, abs workout, and plenty of grooving. Cost: Early bird $49 by Sep. 1; regular $55; drop-in $12. Where: Colourfield Studios, 54 Ravenscroft Dr. in downtown Asheville. Sign-up at this page.

Black Mountain - Absolute Beginner Line Dancing - with Cindy Hady at Lakeview Center on Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain, NC. Wednesday evenings - 8 week session - Beginning September 23. Time: 5:30pm- 6:30pm. You will learn Basic Beginner Line Dance Steps and start dancing the very first class! 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.

Jazzy Bhangra - This performance class takes a lot of Bhangra and adds in a bit of Jazzy Showgirl for some serious fun! Holiday-inspired choreography that includes props, jumps, and hip grooves. Get ready to take this brand new routine to the Orange Peel stage on Dec 5! *Please note: This class is by invitation only. You must have previous Bhangra and performance experience and the ability to pick up new moves quickly. Please contact me by email with your interest!* When: Thursdays, Oct 15-Nov. 19 (6 weeks, with two additional classes during the 6 weeks to be agreed upon by members, totaling 8 classes); please also note there will be 2-3 dress rehearsals the week of the show) 7:30-8:30pm. Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft in downtown Asheville. Cost: $74 early sign-up by Sep. 15th; $80 regular. Sign-up at this page.

Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) coming up Oct 15-18 at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC. Headliners include Aaron Neville (pictured), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects, Rising Appalachia, Jeff Thompson, The Resonant Rogues, Lyric and more. Contra dancing, 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).

SLOW DANCING WITH CHAOS - with Jonathan Horan, Executive Director of 5Rhythms Global, Oct 16-18 in Asheville, NC! Asheville5Rhythms is honored to host Jonathan Horan in our dance community! Early Bird price before Sept 3 $275, Regular price after Sept 3 $325, Friday night $35. Venue: Asheville Events Center, 291 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC! Times: Friday night 7pm-10pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm. For more information and registration online please visit our website or join our events Facebook page.

Thursday Night Shag 7-9:30pm Last Thursday Each Month at American Legion Post 77 - Upstairs 216 4th Ave. West in Hendersonville. Music by DJ David Hadden. All dancers and lovers of beach music are welcome. Cover $5. American Legion Grill open 6-8pm; Bar Open until 9:30pm. For info: see the Facebook page or send an email.

Dancing at Scandals Nightclub in the Grove House complex, 11 Grove St. in downtown Asheville. Legendary DJ Dance Party with Drag Show 10pm-3am Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Drag show at 12:30am). 18+. Free Thursdays and Sundays; $8/$5 members Fridays; $10/$7 members Saturdays. For complete info see the website.

Beach Night in Hendersonville 7-10pm 2nd Saturday Each Month at Hendersonville American Legion - Upstairs, 216 4th Ave. West, Hendersonville. For anyone who loves beach music - Everyone welcome. DJ - David Hadden. Grill and Bar opens at 6pm. For info: see the Facebook page or send an email.

Beginner & High Beginner/Improver Contemporary Line Dancing with Instructor, Cindy Hady. Tuesdays at Senior Opportunity Center (downtown Asheville), 36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC 28801 (1 block south of Patton Ave.) Start anytime! These are NOT session classes. You'll never be behind! Beginner Line Dancing 1:30-2:30pm, Requested donation $5.00 per class, followed by High Beginner/Improver Line Dancing 2:30-3:30pm, *Note: If you are also taking Beginner in the previous hour add $2.00. Only $7.00 for both classes! Plenty of free parking (south side of the center). 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 Tuesday from 7-8pm at Veda Studios, 853 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville. Free with studio membership; $10 drop-in. More info: see the website or send an email.

Ballet Fit with Leslie Myers - every Tuesday 6:30-8pm at Weaverville Yoga, 7 Florida Ave., opposite the Well Bred Bakery. Melissa Wilson and Leslie Myers of Terpsicorps are our esteemed guest teachers. Everyone is welcome. Develop poise, strength, grace, and flexibility. A weekly practice that centers you and lifts you up. See you at the barre! $12/class. Contact Weaverville Yoga at 828-348-4171 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 - Hey Asheville, you have a local Bokwa B.E.S.T to certify you to teach Bokwa Fitness classes. To host a training and get certified for free, contact Christine Johnson, Bokwa Education Specialist Trainer, today! Take Christine's Bokwa classes at the YWCA of Asheville, or contact Christine to arrange a free demo at your gym. 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.

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" - Offering Burlesque classes for all levels, including Burlesque 101 & 102, Burlesque Chair Fitness, private classes, burlesque parties and more! 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. The arrival of spring and anticipation of summer reminds us of rebirth, potential, and opening. Life is active all around us encouraging and inspiring our bodies, minds, and spirits. Our practice will delve into nature's processes, the elements, and our own organic connection between body and earth. Sliding scale $10-$20. Contact Julie by email for more information, call 828 683 1377 and see the website.

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.

Cardio Salsa at Cheshire Fitness every Friday 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. More info: send an email.

EnMotion Ecstatic Dance on Wednesday Nights! at Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St. in Asheville. The rhythm of the music, and the movement of our breath inspires the dance of our bodies. A free form moving meditation to bring you back to yourself of inspiration, creativity and inner guidance. This is a practice of simplicity. Please come join us. We dance 6-8pm Wednesday evenings: Warm up 6pm, Circle at 6:30pm. Sliding scale $8-12. 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. $15 / $10 sliding scale for seniors. 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).

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.

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. Number 1 Place to Take a dance class 2013 & 2014. MONDAY: 6pm Hip Hop Fitness, 7pm Bellydance TUESDAY: 9am Hip Hop Fitness; 10am Hip Hop Performance Group 6pm Intro to Bellydance, 7pm Intermediate Bellydance, 8pm Hip Hop Choreography WEDNESDAY:: 5pm Bhangra Fitness, 6pm Bhangra Choreography THURSDAY 9am Hip Hop Fitness, 4pmKids Hip Hop 5pm Hip Hop Performance Group 6pm Intro to Bellydance 7pm West African Intro 8pm WestAfrican Adv/Int FRIDAY 8am Hip Hop Fitness SATURDAY: 9:30am Hip Hop Fitness, 10:30am Bellydance 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. 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, 5-7pm in Clemson, SC. $2 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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
Aug 28 (Friday) COUNTRY / HONKY TONK ... 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 Buddy Davis & The Session Players (pictured) and Hearts Gone South. PIE WALK! $7. Details: see this website.

Aug 28 (Friday) SWING ... Hendersonville Swing Dancing 7-11pm Fridays at the Henderson County Athletic Center, 708 South Grove St. in downtown Hendersonville. Lesson 7-8pm; open dance floor 8-11pm. Cover charge is $5. Details: see this page.

Aug 28-29 (Fri-Sat) PERFORMANCE ... 2015 Summer DanceFest 7pm Friday and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway in downtown Asheville. Lindsey Kelley Dance presents this festival celebrating modern and contemporary dance. Participating choreographers include Carson Reiners (Chicago, IL), Jacqueline Dugal (Tampa, FL), Janice Lancaster (NYC and Asheville), Jessie Laurita-Spanglet and Meredith Bove (Washington, DC), and Sara Keller (Asheville, NC). Guerrilla-style performance by Asheville's Dance Improv Company, The Accidentals, and new work presented by Lindsey Kelley Brewer. $10/suggested donation. Details: see this page.

Aug 28 (Friday) WORLD ... The Global Symphony Project CD release celebration with Free Planet Radio & The Opal String Quartet 8:30pm at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in West Asheville. Free Planet Radio includes multi-instrumentalist Chris Rosser, two time Grammy Award winner Eliot Wadopian and world renowned percussionist River Guerguerian. The Opal String Quartet features Ginger Kowal and Mariya Potapova on violins, Kara Poorbaugh on viola, and Franklin Keel on cello. Tickets are $12 adv / $15 door. SOLD OUT. Details: see this website.

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

Aug 28 (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: This will be our last dance at the Opportunity House. We are changing the location of our dances and also the night. Starting on Saturday, September 12, our dances will held at the Hendersonville Elks Lodge on Saturdays. See Facebook page and see the website for more info or call Kathy at 828 698 0165.

Aug 28 (Friday) GYPSY / JAZZ / LATIN ... One Leg Up 8:30pm at Cork & Keg in downtown Asheville. 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.

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

Aug 28 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by Wolf Moon String Band (Lucy Allen, Marshall Goers, Briggs Hamilton, Brooke Lauer) with caller Clinton Ross. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Aug 29 (Saturday) CONTACT IMPROV ... Contact Improv Class and Open Jam 4-6pm every Saturday at French Broad Food Co-Op 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 and see the website.

Aug 29 (Saturday) OLD TIME... Shindig On The Green continues 7-10pm Saturdays, Aug 29 and Sep 5. Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join us at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Enjoy unique music and dance performances on stage, and informal jam sessions. Come celebrate the treasured cultural heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Free. For more information see the website

Aug 29 (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 11:15pm-2am Hip Hop/Rap-to present (Cover Charge).

Aug 29 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY... LGBT Glow Party 10pm at Asheville Music Hall downtown. Free Glow Sticks. DJ Stratos aka David Riddle spinning the hottest dance tracks. Black light drag show! Cover: $10 ($5 w/ College ID). Details: see this page.

Aug 29 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY... '80s Funk Night 8:30 at the Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville. Live music by Free Flow followed by a DJ dance party. The best dressed will get a $50 Twisted Laurel gift card. $5 cover. Details: see this page.

Aug 29 (Saturday) PERFORMANCE / DANCE PARTY... Hot Summer Nights 7-10pm at Scandals Nightclub in downtown Asheville. A multitude of dance acts on tap for your pleasure, including everyone's favorite Jazzy Showgirl troupes, Les Femmes Mystique and Les Filles Charme. The Soul Train ladies will also take the stage with their soul-driven medley, along with the Go-Go dancers of yesterday and today, a crazy Jazzy Bhangra mix, a new take on modern dance with Showgirl thrown in, some old school Hip Hop, and a sensual solo from Lady Christine. The rest of the time, you get to dance the night away to the DJs favorite summer mixes. $12 adv / $17 at the door. Details: see this page.

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

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

Aug 30 (Sunday) OLDIES ... DJ Dance Party Sundays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. DJ playing the oldies 8-10pm. Dance lesson 7-8pm.

Aug 31 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Crooked Pine (Craig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolin) with Charlotte Crittenden calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Aug 31 (Monday) MOTOWN ... 2Breeze 6-9pm Mondays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Aug 31 (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.

Aug 31 (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 1 (Tuesday) SQUARE DANCE ... Square Dance Lessons 7pm at the Salvation Army Gym, 239 3rd Ave East / N. Grove St. in Hendersonville. Held by Southern Lights Square And Round Dance Club. Come join your friends, dance around to music and meet new people. Stan Russell from South Carolina will do the calling and everyone will have fun. After the first two free lessons, the cost is only $6 per week per person. For information or directions see the website

Sep 1 (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 1 (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 1 (Tuesday) HULA... The Art of Traditional Hawaiian Hula 6:30-8pm Tuesdays at the Henderson Country Activities Center, 708 South Grove Street, Room 203 in Hendersonville. Embrace the Love, the Harmony, the Beauty of Aloha through the Dance of the Heart. Hula is like a breath of life that is exquisitely embodied and expressed in patterns of movement & sound. It deepens our understanding of ourselves, especially as women. It is calming and a natural and fun way to relax and de-stress. It is appropriate for any age and no dance experience is necessary. All you need is to be HAWAIIAN AT HEART! It is from an indigenous tradition that is all about community and caring for each other. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. $18 for a single class; $60 a month (4 classes). For more information, contact The Heart of Aloha Halau at 812-929-8898, send an email and see this page.

Sep 1 (Tuesday) JAZZ / SWING ... The John Henrys 8-10pm Tuesdays at 5 Walnut in downtown Asheville.

Sep 2 (Wednesday) DANCE PARTY / BENEFIT ... Breakfast Boogie 7-9am at The Altamont Theatre in downtown Asheville. Hosted by local non-profit Harmonia, the Breakfast Boogie follows an explosion of pre-work dance parties in New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta, and overseas. The dance party will feature organic juices, coffee, breakfast food, and dance music from local Boogie Ambassador, Biig Poppa. This event serves as a benefit for Harmonia and provides a morning exercise routine alternative, as well as an invigorating start to the workday. $15. To find out more and reserve tickets, visit More info: see the website

Sep 2 (Wednesday) HULA... The Art of Traditional Hawaiian Hula 11am-12:30pm Wednesdays at the Henderson Country Activities Center, 708 South Grove Street, Room 203 in Hendersonville. Embrace the Love, the Harmony, the Beauty of Aloha through the Dance of the Heart. Hula is like a breath of life that is exquisitely embodied and expressed in patterns of movement & sound. It deepens our understanding of ourselves, especially as women. It is calming and a natural and fun way to relax and de-stress. It is appropriate for any age and no dance experience is necessary. All you need is to be HAWAIIAN AT HEART! It is from an indigenous tradition that is all about community and caring for each other. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. $18 for a single class; $60 a month (4 classes). For more information, contact The Heart of Aloha Halau at 812-929-8898, send an email and see this page.

Sep 2 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats 8-11pm Wednesdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Bobby Wood teaches Intermediate Swing 7-7:30pm and Beginning Swing 7:30-8pm.

Sep 2 (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.

Sep 3 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Open Band led by Laura Light with open callers led by Beth Molaro. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 3 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by Asheville Swing Jam. 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.

Sep 3 (Thursday) TANGO... Tangogypsies Fundamentals Classes and Practilonga Thursdays 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. Details: see the website and see this page.

Sep 3 (Thursday) OLDIES / LATIN / ETC ... DJ Dance Party 8-11pm Thursdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Oldies '60s-'90s, rock, swing, some line dances and requests. Free Night Club 2-Step Dance Lesson with Ian and Karen 8pm.

Sep 4 (Friday) ELECTRONIC ... Rebirth 22 10pm-2am at The Boiler Room, 11 Grove St. in downtown Asheville. Underground techno and house all night long! Featuring DJs Luis Armando, J-Hecht, and Arora. No cover. Details: see this page.

Sep 4 (Friday) ZUMBA... Zumba in Da Club at Scandals Superhero Party 7-10pm at Scandals in downtown Asheville. Dress as your favorite superhero or make up your own superhero and dance the night away! Prizes for best costumes! Enjoy your favorite Zumba® with Alan, Angela, Kristen, Taylor and now adding Bokwa® with Bokwa B.E.S.T Christine and Bokwa Trainer Nina. Enjoy 3 hours of non-stop music featuring Zumba® Fitness for the low price of $10 at the door. ZIN members are only $7. Zumba® Fitness In Da Club is the 1st Friday of Every month! Doors open at 6:45pm. Details: see this page.

Sep 4 (Friday) GYPSY / JAZZ / LATIN ... Gypsy Swingers 8:30pm at Cork & Keg in downtown Asheville. The Gypsy Swingers are an up tempo jazz quintet playing in a style reminiscent of the European swing jazz scene started by Django Reinhardt in the '30s. Details: see this page.

Sep 4 (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 Jesse Edgerton. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8.

Sep 5 (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 7-10:30pm; $10 admission fee; 6-7pm lesson free with paid dance admission. All Welcome. Next dances September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17, November 7 & 21 and Dec. 5 & 31. Details: see the website.

Sep 5 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Turnip The Beet with caller Susan Kevra. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Sep 6 (Sunday) FESTIVAL... LAAFF (Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival) 11am-9pm on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. The LAAFF experience offers a wide variety of fun and entertainment for the whole family. More info: see this page.

Sep 6 (Sunday) CONTRA... Boone Country Dancers Sunday Afternoon Dance 2-5pm at the Apple Barn on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center, approximately 10 miles from downtown Boone. Music by Spinning Wheel with caller AnneMarie Walter. New Dancers Workshop at 1:30pm. Admission $7, $5 for high school students, free for 12 and under. Hosted by Boone Country Dancers.

Sep 6 (Sunday) CONTRA... Contrathon XVIII 11am-11pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center & Serenity Knoll in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Dancing Bears & Turnip The Beet with callers Barbara Groh & Susan Kevra. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

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

Sep 9 (Wednesday) TANGO... Asheville Tango Orchestra's Wednesday Tango 7:30pm at White Horse Black Mountain. Featuring Asheville Tango Orchestra. $12. Subsequent Wednesday ATO events will be Second Wednesdays of the month except October 7: (9/9,10/7, 11/11 and 12/9).

Sep 10 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Firefly (Barbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocals) with Diane Silver. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 10 (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.

Sep 11 (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 11-13 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA... Moondance 2014 6pm Friday-3pm Sunday at Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC. Hosted by Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Coffee Zombies (Tom Cunningham, Dianna Davis, Bob Douglas) (pictured) and Stollen Gold (Roger Gold, Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll) with callers Darlene Underwood and Charlotte Crittenden. Pre-Registration Required. For details see this page.

Sep 12 (Saturday) CONTEST / DANCE PARTY... Southeastern Street Dance / B-Boy Championships (SEBC) 2pm-9pm and 10pm-2am at New Mountain Asheville. Top dancers from across the US and beyond will gather to battle it out in 2 separate competitions for over $5,000 in cash and prizes, a grand prize trip to Freestyle Session in Los Angeles and the coveted Southeast Crown. An entire day 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 dancers including: DJ CUES of Seattle, a judges panel from Philadelphia, Atlanta and New York City, along with B-Boy Frantic and Asheville’s own DJ Brett Rock as well as an all new, live graffiti exhibition with Izms of Art plus others. Official SEBC 6 afterparty, also at New Mountain, features the live funk sounds of Fusik from Miami, along with Stereoloud, Methuzulah & Cesar Comanche supporting. Details: see the website.

Sep 12 (Saturday) ECSTATIC DANCE... White Rhythmic Wind Ecstatic Dance & Spirit Talk presented by Space Station Plaza 7-10pm at Asheville JCC, 236 Charlotte St. Music Mix & Spirit Talk facilitated by Artist, Mystic & Life Coach Bill Bowers. The most innovative and inspiring free form movement in dance. Dance barefoot. Wear loose fitting clothing. No experience necessary. This event is an aerobic tribal wave of music inspired by The Galactic Calendar celebrating the energy of White Rhythmic Wind with music spanning over 40 years. After the dance an authentic share back circle of Spirit Talk: A guided conversation sharing experiences and channeled wisdom for topics discussed. Event Details: see this page.

Sep 12 (Saturday) BALLROOM ... Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club 7:30-10PM Saturdays starting Sep 12 at the Hendersonville Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St. 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). See Facebook page and see the website for more info or call Kathy at 828 698 0165.

Sep 12 (Saturday) BLUES / JAZZ / COUNTRY ... Vollie McKenzie & the Leadfoot Vipers 8:30pm at Cork & Keg Bar in downtown Asheville. Blues, Country, Jazz Standards, Swing and Originals. Bring your dance shoes!

Sep 12 (Saturday) HIP HOP / R&B ... Virgo Dance Party 10pm-2am at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Live DJ playing a mix of Ole Skool Hip Hop, RnB, Soul and Funk. 30+ event, no cover.

Sep 13 (Sunday) WORKSHOP... Jazzy Showgirl NonStop Props Workshop 11am-1pm at Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft in downtown Asheville. 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! Come to the church of Jazzy Showgirl and 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. Cost: $22 before Sep. 1; $27 regular. Sign up at this page.

Sep 13 (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 George & Linda Schissler. $7/$6 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Sep 13 (Sunday) WALTZ... Orange Peel Waltz at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Dance: 7-9:45pm, $10. Lesson: 6-6:45pm, $5. Music by Laurie Fisher - fiddle and Darlyne Cain - keyboard. Details: see this page.

Sep 14 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Sep 17 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by SteamShovel (David White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitar) with caller David Winston. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 17 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by The Low-Down Sires. 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.

Sep 18 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music by Spin Cycle (Nic Coker, Karen Gaughan, Gretchen Caverly) 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.

Sep 19 (Saturday) COUNTRY / HONKY TONK ... 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 Caleb Clauder Country Band (pictured) and Hearts Gone South. PIE WALK! $7. Details: see this website.

Sep 19 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Spinning Wheel with caller TBA. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. Summer Harvest Potluck Dinner at 6pm. More info: see the website.

Sep 19 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by The Red Wellies (Chad Beauchaine, Vincent Fogarty, Beanie O'Dell) with caller Doug Singleton. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Sep 21 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Mondogreen (Steve Trisman fiddle, Laurie Fisher piano, Nic Coker banjo) with Clinton Ross calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Sep 24 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by No Frets (Julia Weatherford fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Light fiddle) with caller Nicholas Smith. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 24 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by One Leg Up. 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.

Sep 25 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by The Unusual Suspects (Bob Buckingham, Chris Liakos, Bobby Scott) with caller Nicholas Smith. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Sep 25-27 (Fri-Sun) LINDY / SWING... Knoxville Lindy Exchange (KLX) 15 at various locations in Knoxville, TN. Music by Gamble Wilson Swing Orchestra, the Mint Julep Jazz Band & Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders. More info: see this page.

Sep 26 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Speaking-in-Tunes (Dave Heath Guitar, David White fiddle/banjo, Jeff Hersk Bass, Rich Pettus Banjo) with caller Tamara McGovern. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Sep 27 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 4-6:30pm, 3:30pm beginners' session, at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader Bob Thompson with music by Atossa Kramer & Karen Gaughan. $7/$6 for OFB members. Dress comfortably. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Sep 28 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Cailen Campbell & The Pond Brothers (Cailen Campbell fiddle, Andy Pond banjo, George Pond bass) with AnneMarie Walter calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 1 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by The Crabapples (Bob Silberstein mandolin, dumbek, piano, Marta Lynch fiddle, Norm Cotton piano, fiddle, Teresa Fife bass) with caller Jean Gibson-Gorrindo. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 3 (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 Hot Sonata (Art Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddle) with caller Charlotte Crittenden. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Oct 5 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Dead Sea Squirrels (Cathy Mason fiddle, Craig Edwards fiddle, banjo, mandolin and vocals, Henry Yoshimura guitar) with Barbara Groh calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 8 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Dead Sea Squirrels (Cathy Mason fiddle, Craig Edwards fiddle, banjo, mandolin and vocals, Henry Yoshimura guitar) with caller Barbara Groh. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 9 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Advanced Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Spin Cycle (Gretchen Caverly, Nic Coker, Karen Gaughan) with caller AnneMarie Walter. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8.

Oct 10 (Saturday) CONTRA... Boone Country Dancers 8-11pm at the Apple Barn on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center, approximately 10 miles from downtown Boone. Music by Dot Dot Dash with caller Warren Doyle. 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 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by KudZoo (Fred Stoll fiddle, mandolin Jeff Hersk bass, Nic Coker guitar, Pam Stoll fiddle, etc) with Beth Molaro calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 15 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Maivish with caller Maggie Jo Saylor. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 19 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by KudZoo (Fred Stoll fiddle, mandolin Jeff Hersk bass, Nic Coker guitar, Pam Stoll fiddle, etc) with Beth Molaro calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 22 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Gold and Light (Laura Light fiddle, Roger Gold guitar) with caller Beth Molaro. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 24 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Boom Chuck (Nic Coker, Rick Cooper, Laurie Fisher) with caller Diane Silver. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Oct 26 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Spring Chickens (Art Shuster mandolin, Ben Harvey banjo, Beth Mangum guitar, McLean Bissell bass, Rob Mangum fiddle) with Laurie Fisher calling. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 29 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Barefoot (Ed Howe Fiddle, Jamie Oshima guitar) with callers Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 30 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music by Playing With Fyre George Paul, Rob Zisette, Joey Dorwart) with caller Beth Molaro . OFB members $5, Non-members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. Advanced Dances are complex dances with little or no walk-throughs and no beginner instruction. The contras will be challenging and are aimed at experienced dancers. More info: Old Farmers Ball website.

Oct 31 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Monster Mash Contra Dance at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Dance from 3-6pm with Gold & Light (Roger Gold and Laura Light) with caller David Winston. Potluck 6:30pm - bring a dish to share! Dance from 8-12 with Good And Plenty (Karen Gaughan, Laura Lengnick, Terry Maluk) with caller Beth Molaro. Costume parade and prizes at the break. $15.

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