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Our aim is to share information about all types of dance events, classes, workshops and performances, both locally and regionally. The DanceAsheville website is updated most weekday mornings, and our email newsletter usually goes out on Friday mornings. The newsletter is free. Publicizing events is free as well - please see our guidelines for submissions.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Salsa & Bachata Classes with 2umbao! - Come Dance! Learn Salsa & Bachata in a fun and relaxed environment! 2umbao will be taking a break from classes for the summer. We will start back with a New 6wks soon! We still will have every 3rd Saturday workshops and socials each month with out of town guests! Please check FB page to keep up to date on things happening. More info: send an email, see this page or call 828-674-2658.

Yummy Yoga Sundays - If you think time is an issue ask yourself, "what is 1 hour out of my week?" There are 168 hours every week...surely you deserve one of those hours for you and you alone! This is Amber Kleid's invitation to you to enjoy 60 YUMMY minutes of peace. Resting, stretching, laughing and exploring the opportunity to just be in your moment. Plus, she'll bring mimosas for the end of class so you can toast to life's little accomplishments. When: Sundays, 11am-12pm, Sep. 25-Oct. 3 and Oct. 16-Nov. 6 (6 weeks altogether - NO class on Oct. 9th). Where: First 2 Sundays, at Carrier Park; last 4 at Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft. Cost: $78 for the entire series, or $15 drop-in. More info at this page .

4 Week Beginner Jazz/Funk Series to "Cheap Thrills" at Danceclub Asheville Begins Tuesday, Sept 27 at 5:30 PM. This series is great if you are new or newish to dance or prefer learning at a more relaxed pace. You'll learn choreography and add on each week to Sia's "Cheap Thrills". Learning choreography that you can practice week to week and add on to is a really satisfying way to experience dance! $44 for 4 weeks. Sign up online or call 828-275-8628.

Two-Step & Cajun Dance Lesson Series by Deborah Swanson Learn How To Partner Dance Through Two-Step - Tuesday nights: Sept. 27 & Oct. 4; 5:45-7pm at The Laughing Seed, 40 Wall St. in downtown Asheville. After the lesson you can go downstairs to Jack of the Wood for food, drink, music, and dancing, Tuesday Cajun night. Please let me know if you are interested in a Zydeco dance class to start in October or later. $50/person; Pre-registration required. Private or group lessons in Zydeco, Cajun, Two-step, & Partner dancing available. For questions and registration, contact: Deborah Swanson by email (preferred) or text or call 828 778-4878.

Holiday A GoGo - Warm up your fall with this sweet and sassy 1960s holiday-influenced Go-Go routine! We'll channel the ladies from the 1960s freedom and abandon in this performance class focused on the holidays. Learn basic and more complicated Go-Go moves, and a sassy routine that will be performed sometime in early December. Limited space. When: starts Tuesday, Oct. 4, 8-9pm. Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft in downtown Asheville. Cost: $89 for early bird; $99 regular or 3 installments of $36 each. More info at this page.

Interval Dance Cardio - Inspired by the interval fitness model, we will be targeting different muscle groups and mixing in intense bursts of cardio with lower intensity "breaks." Most importantly...we will be having F.U.N. dancing our hearts out to the best dance genres! This class is suitable for all levels of dance experience and physical fitness. When: Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 14 (6 weeks), 7-8pm. Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft. Cost: $66 early-bird; $75 regular, drop-in $13. More info at this page.

Beginner to Intermediate Ballet Dance Class Wednesdays Starting on October 5 at Hendersonville Racquet Club, 88 Oak Creek Ln., Hendersonville, NC. 4:30-5:30pm (Teens 13-17), 5:30-6:30pm (Adults 18-up) Comfortable attire; ballet shoes required. Instructed by Bonnie DeVaun who graduated with a Dane Education degree from the University of Florida and the College of Charleston. Bonnie has 25 plus years experience teaching dance. She recently worked as a dancer in the Dirty Dancing remake which was filmed in Hendersonville and the surrounding areas. Monthly fee is $40 for non-members and $35 for members. Call (828) 334-4324 for reservations and more information.

Jazzy Stretch & Strengthen: Move & Evolve - This class will focus on how we can take the things in our life that challenge us and turn them into feelings that empower us. Every class will begin with a check-in, which will lead into a deep, replenishing stretching practice. This will lead us into learning choreography with a modern focus, bringing in a little bit of hip-hop and jazz for good measure. We'll finish each class with a wrap-up of where of us is at emotionally, physically, and spiritually, and how we can take that power into our upcoming week. Building on our strength class after class, we will finish the series with a completed dance piece that we will film and share with our community, and most importantly, a greater sense of self. When: Thursdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 6:30-7:30pm. Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft Dr. in downtown Asheville Cost: $66 early-bird; $75 regular; 2 installments of $40 each. More info at this page .

Contemporary Hip Hop Flow - This is the class where we bring it all together - Contemporary dance that includes elements of Hip Hop, Jazzy Showgirl, Modern, and maybe even a little bit of Bollywood. It's the ultimate fusion class! We'll weave these different dance forms together to create a unique routine that feels both focused and freeing. This is an opportunity to really sink into a dance and feel it deeply in your body, experiencing all the emotions that come into play when you have that chance. When: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm, Oct. 6-Nov. 10 (6 weeks). Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft. Cost: $66 early-bird; $75 regular; 2 installments of $40. More info at this page .

Learn Michael Jackson's THRILLER dance for a fun cardio workout, just in time for Halloween Sundays, October 9-30, 4:30-5:30 PM at Cheshire Fitness Center, 25 Jane Jacobs Rd. in Black Mountain. This four week series will build on each previous week. Kids 8+ welcome. Please wear soft soled shoes. Zombie attire welcome! Class is free to Cheshire members and $6 drop in for non-members. For questions please contact Heather: by email.

Fall LEAF Community Arts Festival is coming up Oct 20-23 in Black Mountain! Lineup includes: Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, Squirrel Nut Zippers (pictured) THIRD WORLD, Solas, Here Come the Mummies, TOO MANY ZOOZ, Chali 2na, Dar Williams, Leah Song from Rising Appalachia, The Hip Abduction, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Zoe Jakes House of Tarot w/ Lisa Zahiya, Bayou Diesel, Trillium Dance Company, Nex & DJ Kutzu & much more! Contra dancing with Elixir, Coffee Zombies, DJ Jor-D, Buddy System, Lisa Greenleaf & Emily Abel. For complete info, schedule and tickets: see the website.

Swing Classes & Workshop Schedule: starting Monday, Oct 24 7-8pm (6 Weeks / $75pp) ; Monday, Dec 5 7-9pm (2 Hr Advanced Workshop / $25pp). You will learn basic and intermediate steps, under-arm turns, shines and a variety of other cool moves. Learn to dance in a fun, easy and supportive setting. No partner needed. Call John at 828 712 0791 to reserve space! See the website for details. All classes at the Asheville Ballroom, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd. in Asheville.

Shag Classes & Workshop Schedule: starting Wednesday, Oct 26 7-8pm (6 Weeks / $75pp) ; Wednesday, Dec 7 7-9pm (2 Hr Advanced Workshop / $25pp). A great introduction to the Shag, even for the non-dancer. Learn start steps, turns, timing, styling and footwork. Get some cool moves going with this super-fun social dance. Taught in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere with an easy to learn method. Come join us. No partner required. Call John at 828 712 0791 to reserve space! See the website for details. All classes at the Asheville Ballroom, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd. in Asheville.

Music City Masquerade 2016, Nashville Country Dancers' Halloween Contra Dance Weekend, will be held Fri-Sun, Oct. 28-30, at The Cohn School in Nashville, TN. Music by The Latter Day Lizards and Nashville Ceili Band with callers Diane Silver and Charlotte Crittenden. More information: see the website.

Movement Ritual for the Dance of Life with Jennie Wakefield - Explore the motion and rhythm of your dance of life in this series based on dance pioneer Anna Halprin's "technique of awareness." 7-9pm Mondays, through Nov 7 at Sears Shelter Log Cabin in Greenville SC. $180 package, $25 drop in. More info: see the website.

Classes At Empyrean Arts in downtown Asheville. Beginning Level Pole Classes: Sundays 5:45-6:45pm; Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm; Thursdays 11am-noon; Saturdays 11am-noon. Beginning Level Aerial Arts Classes: Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm; Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm; Thursdays 5-6:15pm; Saturdays 1-2:15pm; Sundays 4:15-5:30pm. Liquid Motion Dance Class With Amber Victoria: Wednesdays 8-9:15pm; Bring knee pads if you have them. No experience required and drop ins welcome. Go to our website at the website call/text us at 828.782.3321, or stop by at 32 Banks Avenue Studio 108 for more information or to sign up and register.

Hip Hop Fitness - Want to learn some basic Hip Hop moves while getting a seriously good and sweaty workout? In this class, we focus on moving as much of the time as possible, learning a simple yet layered routine that you will have down to a T by the end of class. Great for the beginning and experienced dancer alike. Bring your water bottle and be ready to drop some sweat on the dance floor! When: Tuesdays from 6-7pm. Where: Colourfield, 54 Ravenscroft. Cost: $12 drop-in (except for Hops and Hip-Hop, which is $15 drop-in). More info: see this page

Elevate Arts Academy Dance Classes - $24/month: Monday 4pm Clogging (K-5th) ; Tuesday 3pm Hip Hop 1 (K-5th), 4pm Beg Silkworms (Ages 7-12), 5pm Int. Silkworms (Ages 8-12) ; Wednesday 4:30 pm Ballet/Jazz (K-5th) ; Thursday 10:30am Intro to Ballet & Creative Movement (K-2nd), 12pm Intro to Ballet & Creative Movement (3rd-6th), 5pm Irish Step (K-5th). $32/month: Tuesday 6pm Adult Aerial Silks (Ages 13+) ; Wednesday 2pm Music Theater Dance (6th-12th grades), 5pm Hip Hop 2 (Ages 13-19). $41/month Wednesdays 6pm Ballet Conditioning (Ages 12+) 90 min class. Elevate Enrichment Dance Classes Starting September 6 (12-week semesters) - $24/month Tuesdays 4pm Hip Hop (K-5th) ; Wednesdays 3:45 Pre Ballet (4-5 yrs) ; Thursdays 9:30am Pre Ballet (3-5 yrs), 4pm Pre Ballet (3-5 yrs), 4pm Music Theatre Dance (3rd-5th grades). Classes are held in Downtown Asheville at 46 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801. To register online see the website, or call 828-318-8895.

What Is Buti Yoga? - This calorie-scorching workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance + body sculpting primal movement. Buti Yoga utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to sculpt + tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body. Instead of linear movements, it favors movements that challenge the body along all planes of motion - THE RESULT - long, lean muscle with sexy feminine curves. With Buti Yoga we believe the only way to transform your body in a sustainable way is to fall in LOVE with your workout + wellness lifestyle. To me, Buti Yoga isn't a workout - it's my chance to create - let go - connect - and sweat with intention. Every time you step on your mat, you have a chance to break through the emotional or physical barriers that set you free. This class is for women and we create a tribe-like vibe where you can come together sweat, connect in a non-competetive way. Classes held 6:45pm Tuesdays at Well.Fit Asheville, 239 South Liberty St. in downtown Asheville. Buti yoga pass is 4 for $60. For more info see this page and this website.

Dance at Studio Zahiya at 90 1/2 N Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville. Number 1 Place to Take a dance class 2013, 2014 & 2015. MONDAY: 5pm Ballet Fitness, 6pm Hip Hop Fitness, 7pm Bellydance/Hip Hop Fusion Series, 8pm Tap Series. TUESDAY: 9am Hip Hop Fitness, 4:30pm Teen Bellydance 6pm Intro to Bellydance Series, 7pm Intermediate Bellydance Series, 8pm Advanced Bellydance. WEDNESDAY: 9am Hip Hop Fitness 5:30pm Hip Hop Fitness 6:30pm Bhangra Series 7:30pm POUND 8pm Contemporary Series. THURSDAY: 9am Hip Hop Fitness, 4pm Girls Hip Hop 5pm Teen Hip Hop 7pm West African Intro. SATURDAY: 9:30am Hip Hop Fitness 10:45 Electronic Yoga Fitness. SUNDAY: 3pm Tap 2 Series, 6:30pm Vixen Workout Series. Details: See website for information.

DANCECLUB Asheville - "A dance studio playground for adults!" 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., #3, Asheville, 28804. Right down the street from UNCA. We specialize in pole dancing, jazz, burlesque, flashmobs, modern and fun fitness. Monthly specials! MONDAY: 4:15pm Open Pole, 5:15pm Spinning Pole 1, 6:30pm Beginner Invert, 7:30pm Intro to Pole. TUESDAY: 9am Booty Camp, 11am Open Pole, 12pm Pole Fix, 5:30pm Classic Jazz, 6:45pm Dance and Sweat, 7:45pm Burlesque/High Heels. WEDNESDAY: 4:30pm Open Pole, 5:30pm Beginner Climb and Spin, 6:30pm Int. Climb and Spin, 7:30 Slinky Sexy Pole. THURSDAY: 12pm Pole Fix, 1pm Open Pole, 5:30pm Flexibility, 6:30pm Spinning Pole 2, 7:30pm Jazz/Funk/Flashmob series. FRIDAY: 9am Booty Camp, 11am Open Pole, 5pm Climb and Spin Drills, 6pm Dancey Climb and Spin. SATURDAY: 10am Flexibility, 11am Climb and Spin Drills, 12pm Pole Choreography, 1:30pm Intro to Pole. Check the website for more info or call 828-275-8628.

Community Hip Hop 3-6pm last Sunday of every month at Veda Studios on Merrimon Ave. Everyone is welcome to express themselves in the form of Hip Hop and dance. There will be break dancing, and a community hip hop cypher. Come speak your truth and bust a move! Free/Donation - we are wanting to give a space to the community; if you can donate we would be very gracious. If you can't, it's all good; come and speak some rhymes.

New Class at Danceclub Asheville! Join us for Hip Hop Latin Fusion Fitness with Alexandra on Tuesdays at 6:30! Hip Hop Latin Fusion Fitness is an hour of fun for all levels! You will learn Hip Hop and Latin dance choreography in an easy lead and follow style to upbeat songs and then dance and dance and dance! You do not want to miss this class- promised to be a great workout for the beginner to professional dancer! Half off your first class with promo code: hiphoplatin. 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., #3, Asheville, 28804. Sign up at this website or call 828-275-8628.

Salsa Class Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm at Veda Studios on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Lesson taught by Amber Nicole. $10 Drop In or Free for Veda Studio Members. Register: see the website.

LilaDance! is simply practicing the Art of Play through Movement! at Veda Studios on Merrimon Wednesdays 10:15-11:15am and Fridays 5:30-6:30pm, Drop-Ins $10. First Friday Nights of Each Month: Family Jam! 7-8pm. Suggested Donation $5-10. Lila means ‘Divine Play' in Sanskrit. LilaDance is a guided journey through song, stretching, movement, and storytelling. It is an opportunity to practice getting out of our heads and being Happy in the NOW. Details: see this page.

Mountain Thunder Cloggers are a family-oriented, precision, non-profit clogging team based out of the Oakley Community Center in Asheville, NC. No experience necessary and no partner required. Affordable classes for all ages. Visit our website for current class days/times. $50/8-week session (2 full months!) and additional family members 1/2 price. Classes taught by nationally certified instructor, Kate Guzy. For more information, call 828-490-1226 or visit see the website

Wedding Dance Specials - Your Wedding Dance can become one of the most memorable of life's moments. We will help you look wonderful on the dance floor, giving you the poise and confidence you need as you dance your first dance. A wedding dance can be fun, romantic, elegant, passionate, all or any of the above! We will take you step by step through your dance, matching easy to learn choreography to your special song. Wedding Lesson packages are available in three levels for all budgets and styles of dance. Dance lessons make a wonderful gift for the new couple. Wedding Gift Certificates are available, please call John @ 828 712-0791, see the website or send an email.

Black Mountain - Beginner Contemporary Line Dancing 5:30-6:30pm Wednesday evenings at Carver Center, 101 Carver Ave. in Black Mountain, NC. You will learn Basic 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, Ballroom, Latin, Country, Rock, etc. My main focus is Fun! Requested donation, $5 per class. For more Info: 828-669-2052, or contact Instructor Cindy Hady by email.

Easy Beginner Contemporary Line Dancing with Instructor, Cindy Hady. Thursdays 1-2pm at Senior Opportunity Center (downtown Asheville), 36 Grove Street, Asheville (1 block south of Patton Ave.) You will learn Basic Beginner Line Dancing Steps and start dancing the very first class. No experience necessary - No partner required - Just bring your love of music & dance! Variety of music & styles from; Pop, Ballroom, Rock, Latin, Country, etc. Plenty of free parking (south side of the center). Suggested donation $5 per class. More info: call 828-350­2062 or by email.

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 and see the Facebook page.

Ballroom and Shag Dance Classes - at the Hendersonville Racquet Club. Classes presented John Dietz, a DVIDA certified ballroom dance instructor, trained by Fred Astaire franchised dance studios. In addition to Ballroom Dancing, Yoga, Pilates, SilverSneakers, Muscles in Motion, Zumba, and hula classes are also available - see the website. For more information on dance classes call 828 712-0791 or visit this website.

New Hoop Dance class series Wednesdays at Toy Boat Community Arts Space in Asheville. Beginners Class 5:30-6:45pm; Advanced class 7-8:15pm. $13 drop in; $90 full series (8 classes). More info: see this page or send an email.

Bokwa Fitness with NC's Bokwa Education Specialist Trainer - Christine is teaching Bokwa at the YWCA of Asheville, Mission Wellness, Scandals Nightclub and Bokwa Platinum at River Arts Ballet. Try something new and if you love it, Christine can certify you to teach it. Schedule a Master Class, Demo, or Bokwa Certification today. Send an email or see the website for more info.

5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers on Wednesday Nights: - Sweat Your Prayers™ is a gathering where we move through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness with intention and in community. Led by 5Rhythms teachers, the intention of this class is to have relatively little formal instruction, relying on the individual to create and support one's own and therefore one another's dance. Come explore the endless boundaries of the 5Rhythms. “The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy”. ~ Gabrielle Roth, Sweat Your Prayers. Held at Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St. in Asheville. Sliding scale fee $10-20, Students w/ID and Elders 65+ $8. Warmup 6pm, Wave 6:30pm. With Karen Chapman, Susan Campbell and Barbara Marlowe. For more info email Karen.

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.

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.

Line dance classes with Denna Yockey at Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. in Asheville. Beginner Tuesdays noon-1pm; Improver 1-2pm; Great exercise for your mind and body! For more info, call 828-350-2058 or email Denna.

Ballet Fit with Claire Barratt - 6:30-8pm every Tuesday at Weaverville Yoga, 7 Florida Ave., opposite the Well Bred Bakery. Everyone is welcome. Develop poise, strength, grace, and flexibility. A weekly practice that centers you and lifts you up. See you at the barre! Contact Weaverville Yoga at 828-348-4171 or send an email.

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS at Rococo Ballroom in North Asheville. Professional competing couple Jake & Meghan Lavender welcome students of all levels - beginners through Gold - interested in learning to dance! Rococo offers instruction in American style Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Country Western dancing. We are now offering a $25 sample Private Lesson for couples and individuals! Call 828.575.0905 or inquire at the website to schedule TODAY and never have to sit out a dance again!

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.

Intermediate / Advanced Contemporary Line Dancing - Instructor, Cindy Hady. 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! If you are experienced with Beginner, High Beginner and Improver level line dancing steps, then this next level is for you! Challenging and Fun! For more info, call 828­350­2051 or email Cindy.

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. Mondays 6:45-7:45pm at Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center Dance Room, 708 South Grove St. 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 and Katie 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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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. Capoeira combines martial arts, gymnastics, music and dance. Children learn to sing in Portuguese and play traditional, afro-brazilian instruments. Classes are Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm at Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton St. in West Asheville (All Levels, $6); Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Broad River Community Center, 44 Broad River VFD Rd. in Black Mountain and Saturdays 10am-noon in Pack Square Park (first class free, $9/dropin, $40/month). Please arrive 10-15 min. prior to class. For more info: Visit 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 6:30-8pm. 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 Swamp Rabbit Crossfit, 25 Peden St. in downtown 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, 5:30-7:30pm 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.

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 9:30am, and Saturdays 10:30am at Training Partners, 863 Merrimon Avenue (underneath Stein Mart Shopping Center). 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 7pm 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.

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.

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 in West Asheville 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. He is available for private lessons and performances. Call 828-779-3177 or send an email or see the website for current classes and workshops. Rick teaches at the Asheville Ballroom and Event Center, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd. in Asheville.

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.

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

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

DANCE EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Sep 23-24 (Fri-Sat) PERFORMANCE ... The Asheville Ballet's Fall into Dance: An Artistic Harvest 7:30pm each night outdoors on the Roger McGuire Green stage in front of the City-County Buildings and Splashville in downtown Asheville (Pack Square Park). The Asheville Ballet with Director Ann Dunn proudly announces its 2016-17 Season, kicking off with "Fall into Dance: An Artistic Harvest." The professional production of all original choreography will feature as guest artists internationally renowned jazz-fusion percussionist, Jeff Sipe, as well as Joel Ragan on piano. As a component of the company's Community Outreach program, the concert is free. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an hour of dance and live music in our beautiful mountain city, under the stars. For information on the event or on North Carolina’s oldest non-profit, adult, professional ballet company, call Artistic Director, Ann Dunn, at 828-215-3728 or see the website.

Sep 23-25 (Fri-Sun) WORKSHOP... International Dance Workshop featuring Erik Bendix teaching dances from Albania, Kosovo region, Greece and Macedonia, to be held at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain. Includes dance and singing workshops, parties in the evening. Can attend all or part. For more info call Mary and Mike Goodman, 828-645-1543 or see the website for more details.

Sep 23 (Friday) BALLROOM... Friday Evening Ballroom Dance 8-11pm at the Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 291 Sweeten Creek Road. Missy Lindsey & BJ Jones will host and DJ the dance party! Light refreshments and spacious dance floor! $10/pp. More info: call (828) 274-8320.

Sep 23 (Friday) CAJUN / BLUES / ZYDECO / ETC... The Revelers 8:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville. The Revelers, founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys are “unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural Renaissance.” They joined together to form a Louisiana supergroup, combining Swamp-Pop, Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from Southwest Louisiana. Dirty Bourbon River Show opens. Free Two-Step and Zydeco Dance Lessons with Deborah Swanson at 8pm! $12 adv / $15 DOS. Details: see this page.

Sep 23 (Friday) SWING / ETC ... Friday Night Barn Dance 5-9pm Fridays at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Dancing to live music by Sparrow & Her Wingmen. Dinner menu will be available from 5-8pm, and the band will play from 6-9pm. Don't forget to bring the kids. Aside from stomping around on the dance floor, we've got plenty to do, such as saying hello to the baby piglets, going down the tunnel slides, and knocking around the tether ball. Admission $5 / kids under 10 free. Details: see this page.

Sep 23 (Friday) MOVEMENT... AMC Friday Dance with the Asheville Movement Collective at NYS3, 2002 Riverside Dr. Beginners welcome and encouraged! 7pm warm up, 7:30 circle. Flex ticket $8-20. Details: see this page.

Sep 23 (Friday) DANCE PARTY... Soul Control w/ Al Lover and Harvey Leisure 9pm-2am at The Lazy Diamond in downtown Asheville. Dancing all night! Soul / garage / fuzz / freakout. No cover! Details: see this page.

Sep 23 (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, $5. Details: see this page.

Sep 23 (Friday) DANCE PARTY... Finally Friday w/ Fame Douglas 9pm-2am at Tiger Mountain in downtown Asheville. Like Ice Cube, WE BE CLUBBIN! Enjoy the sounds of Tiger Mountain with that fun-lovin DJ dude, Fame Douglas in the mix! Come turn up with the Chicago native's signature multi-genre party vibes and blends from underground Hip-hop/R&B - old school and new - Top 40, House (of course!) and UK Garage/2-Step! No Cover Charge! Details: see this page.

Sep 23 (Friday) BLUES / SOUL ... Rhoda Weaver and the Soul Mates 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Sep 23 (Friday) DANCE PARTY... DJ Shorty's Birthday Celebration 10pm-2:30am at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. DJ Superman will be playing Ole Skool Hip Hop, RnB, Soul, and Funk. This is for grown folks only (30+), so dress to impress! Free.

Sep 23 (Friday) BLUES... Soul World Blues Night w/ Roots and Friends 8pm at Upcountry Brewing in West Asheville. Details: see the website.

Sep 23 (Friday) SOUL / MOTOWN / JAZZ... Jim Arrendell & the Cheap Suits Dance Party 10pm-1am at Tressa's in downtown Asheville. Whether you prefer a classic vocal jazz ensemble or a “blow the roof off the place” dance band, or both, The Cheap Suits delivers the goods. Details: see this page.

Sep 23 (Friday) LATIN... LAVA Nights 11pm-2am Fridays at Mela in downtown Asheville. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. 21+, ID Required. Details: see this page.

Sep 23 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11pm at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Contraforce (Joey Dorwart, Jimi Periano, Andrae Raffield) with caller Diane Silver. Lesson at 7:30pm. $8.

Sep 24 (Saturday) WORKSHOP ... TWERKSHOP: SASS Class with Lisa Zahiya 2-4pm at Studio Zahiya on Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville. Designed to literally get that booty moving! We'll start with a booty workout and then cover the mechanics of twerking, bounce and more! Learn a fun choreo! Cost: $20. More info and registration: see the website.

Sep 24 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY... The BeaTeam Afternoon Dance Party 3-6pm at Salvage Station on Riverside Drive. The BeaTeam is a new live music production looping project, with only one goal in mind: to keep the dance floor moving. This trio of Asheville musical stalwarts sounds like a much larger ensemble, with many layers evolving throughout each jam. The group prides itself on having no songs, taking a freestyle approach towards the creation of grooves. The principle members of The BeaTeam are: Josh Blake (GFE, TNFJ, Josh Blake's Jukebox), Phill Bronson (TNFJ, The Siamese Jazz Club, The Digs), Marisa Blake (GFE, Josh Blake's Jukebox). Details: see this page.

Sep 24 (Saturday) SQUARE DANCE ... Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club Fall Frolic Dance at the Whitmire Activity Building, Lily Pond Rd, Hendersonville. Adv dance at 6pm. Early rounds at 7pm. Squares and rounds at 7:30pm. Special Guest Caller: Ron Libby. Cuers: Lou and Al Krech. For information see us on Facebook. Several boxes of school supplies collected at our August dance were delivered to Sugarloaf Elementary School. For information and directions see our Facebook page .

Sep 24 (Saturday) CONTACT IMPROV ... Contact Improv Class and Open Jam 4-6pm every Saturday at French Broad Food Co-Op in downtown Asheville. $5. Beginners welcome and encouraged! This is a great way to get some experience and expand your edges with movement. Details: see this page and see the website.

Sep 24 (Saturday) BALLROOM ... Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club Dance 7:30-10PM Saturdays at the Hendersonville Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St. in Hendersonville. Paulette Cole teaches free lesson 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 24 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING ... 42nd Street 8-11pm Saturdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Late Night Saturday Dance Party 11:15pm-2am Hip Hop/Rap-to present (Cover Charge). More about the band: see this page.

Sep 24 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY... DJ Dance Party w/ Nex Millen 9pm-2am at Salvage Station on Riverside Drive. 21+, Free. Details: see this page.

Sep 24 (Saturday) COUNTRY / SWING / ETC ... Smoky Mountain Dance Club at Erwin Hills Lions Club, 188 Erwin Hills Road in Asheville. Country Two Step, Triple Two, East & West Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, Nightclub Two, Line Dancing. Dance 7-10:30pm; $10. All Welcome. Next dances Sep 24, Oct 8 and 22, Nov 12 and 26, December 10 and 31, 2016.. Details: see the website.

Sep 24 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY... BOO YAH! Wicked '90s Dance Party 9pm-2am at The Burger Bar on Craven Street in the River Arts District. OH SNAP! This month we're having a '90s themed dance party! Come dressed as your favorite '90s icon or just tie a flannel around your waist. Best dressed wins a prize! There will be themed drinks and Ben Herring will be playing the best (and worst) music of the decade. Details: see this page.

Sep 24 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY... Dance Party & Drag Show 10pm-3am at BOILER ROOM and Scandals Nightclub, 11 Grove St. in downtown Asheville. Two venues, one price - DJs playing the best dance music from Top 40 to Popular Throwbacks, House, Hip Hop and more! $10 ($3 discount for Premium / FREE for Gold Club Members). Next Dance Party Oct 15.

Sep 24 (Saturday) CONTRA... Boone Country Dancers 8-11pm at the Apple Barn in Valle Crucis, approximately 10 miles from downtown Boone. Music by George Paul & Cailen Campbell with caller Terry Doyle. New Dancers Workshop at 7:30pm. Admission $7, $5 for high school students, free for 12 and under. Hosted by Boone Country Dancers.

Sep 25 (Sunday) MOVEMENT... AMC Sunday Morning Dance every Sunday morning with the Asheville Movement Collective - at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville. First Dance: 8:30am warm-up, 9am dance, $8-20. Second Dance: 10:30am warm-up, 11am dance, $8-20. Details: see this page.

Sep 25 (Sunday) BLUES ... Zen Cats 7-10pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Funky jump-swing band playing Chicago Jump, New Orleans Creole, Zydeco, slow blues, originals. $3 cover.

Sep 25 (Sunday) CAJUN / ZYDECO / TWO STEP ... Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys 5pm at Jack of the Wood in downtown Asheville. Founded in 2001 and hailing from Duson, Louisiana, Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys play a traditional style of zydeco w/ a touch of Funk. Dance lessons at 5:30pm ; band starts at 6pm. $12.

Sep 26 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Dancing Bears (Lew Gelfond, John Culp, Mark Langner) with caller Barbara Groh. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Sep 26 (Monday) SWING... West Coast Swing Lessons and Dance Mondays at Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville - 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.

Sep 26 (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 27 (Tuesday) CAJUN / ZYDECO / TWO STEP ... Cajun Two Steppin' Tuesday 7pm Tuesdays at Jack of the Wood in downtown Asheville. Music by Cafe Sho. Enjoy Cajun specials from the kitchen, po' boys, gumbo & more. Free (donations encouraged).

Sep 27 (Tuesday) BLUES ... The Remedy Tuesdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Blues dance lesson at 8pm, Band 8:30-11pm. $3pp cover charge. Free parking in bank lot across street.

Sep 27 (Tuesday) SHAG... The Mountain Shag Club Tuesdays at 550 Tavern & Grille, 550 Airport Road in Fletcher. We have Free Shag Basic Lessons from 6:30-7pm and rotating DJ's from 6:30-9pm. No partner needed. $5 Cover Charge. Call 828-298-9382 for location and info or see the website.

Sep 27 (Tuesday) INTERNATIONAL... Asheville International Folk Dancers 7:30-9:30pm every Tuesday at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville. No partner, no cost. We do a variety of dances from all over the world but mainly line dances from Eastern Europe, particularly the Balkans. Contact Lee or Gail Hyde at 828-253-4933 or send an email ; or Michael or Mary Goodman at 828-645-1543 or send an email.

Sep 27 (Tuesday) HULA... Hawaiian Hula - The Dance of the Heart - For Every Woman, Every Age, Every Size And Every Ethnicity 6-7:30pm Tuesdays at the Hendersonville Racquet Club, 88 Oak Creek Lane, Hendersonville. Hula is a path of spiritual development through the flowing movements of your hands and body. It is like a breath of life that helps us to deepen our understanding of ourselves, especially as women. It is the Heartbeat of the Hawaiian People and their ancient Ancient Storytelling . It is also Wonderful Low-Impact Exercise and No Dance Experience Is Necessary. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. Basics $18/drop-in; $60/monthly, HRC Members: $15/drop-in;$55/monthly. For more information, see this page. Contact the The Heart of Aloha Halau at 812-929-8898 send an email.

Sep 28 (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 28 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats 8-11pm Wednesdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Free dance lesson (swing) 7:30pm by Bobby Wood.

Sep 29 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Flying the Tune (June Avincula piano, Lew Gelfond fiddle) with caller TBA. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Sep 29 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by The Carolina Footwarmers. This little combo led by Michael Gamble is in the tradition of the informal ad-lib small groups of the late '30s, such as you might hear at a classy swing era tea dance or after-party. Level 1 and 2 Classes 7:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 for Swing Asheville members, $7 general public. For more see the website and this page .

Sep 29 (Thursday) WORKSHOP ... Akashic Dance Alchemy at Veda Studios - with Inaiya Ray - 7:15-9:30pm Thursdays through October 6 at Veda Studios on Merrimon Ave. in Asheville. Akashic Dance Alchemy is in essence a sound, dance and soul movement modality that guides participants into greater integration and embodiment of their Divine Essence. This series will guide participants through 6 Dance Ceremonies, 6 Divine Archetypes and 6 Seals of Awakening. Akashic Dance Alchemy is a guided ceremonial journey set to evocative Soul moving music. We begin by gathering in a circle where the process begins with a grounding frequency meditation, setting intentions and then going into an inner and outer dance journey that concludes with a group harvest and sharing. $22 per Class / $122 for the six Class Series. Details: see this page.

Sep 29 (Thursday) DANCE PARTY ... Mike and Garry Show 7:30-10pm Thursdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville. Big mix of Blues, Swing, Oldies, Rock, Motown, and more! No cover.

Sep 29 (Thursday) BLUES ... Thursday Night Blues Dancing w/ Jesse Barry and The Jam 9pm-midnight Thursdays at Tressa's in downtown Asheville. More info: see this page

Sep 30 (Friday) SALSA / LATIN... Hot Bachata Nights: Black & White Edition 9:30pm-2am at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. We are back again for our monthly Social! Come on out and enjoy the company of Asheville Salsa Dance Community, the wonderful dancers of Asheville, Johnson City, Charlotte, and the region. $10 (ages 18+ event), Student & Military discount with ID. Details: see this page.

Sep 30 (Friday) BLUES / SOUL ... Rhoda Weaver and the Soul Mates 8-11pm at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Sep 30 (Friday) HONKY TONK / COUNTRY... Laura Blackley and the Wildflowers 9pm at Upcountry Brewing in West Asheville. Details: see the website.

Sep 30 (Friday) CONTRA ... Old Keowee Contra Dance 6:30-10pm at South Cove County Park in Seneca, SC. Music by The Piedmont Mule Chasers & special guests with caller Becky Walker. Situated on the shore of Lake Keowee, our dance hall has hardwood floors and open windows to let in the cool breeze. The Old Keowee Contra Dance is a fundraiser for the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla, SC. Come alone or bring a partner. Clean, soft-soled shoes recommended. Beginner's introductory session at 6:30, dance starts at 7pm. $8 per person, kids 12 & under free. Free Park Admission. More info: see this page.

Oct 1 (Saturday) FESTIVAL... Blue Ridge Pride Festival 11:30am-7:30pm 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. For more info see the website.

Oct 1 (Saturday) SQUARE DANCE ... Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club Oktoberfest Dance at the Whitmire Activity Building, Lily Pond Rd, 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 and directions see our Facebook page .

Oct 1 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY ... Blue Ridge Pride After Party 9pm-3am at The Grove House in downtown Asheville. The entire Grove House Entertainment complex is open with a showcase full of awesome entertainment. Drew G will be spinning in the Crystal Room (official remixer for Beyonce, Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Brittany Spears). Drew G is provided by Mixedtraxx Entertainment and one of our resident DJs, Rexxstep. Scandals Nightclub's Award-Winning drag show at 12:30am is hosted by Michael-David. Three Dance Floors, Four Bars, One Price! $12 / $9 for club members (ages 18+ event) Details: see this page.

Oct 1 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Sugar High with caller Jesse Edgerton. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Oct 1 (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 Jane Rothfield & Bernie Nau with caller Barbara Groh. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Oct 1 (Saturday) CAJUN / ZYDECO... ACZA Dance with Zydeco T at the Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs (Atlanta area), GA 30328. Dance 8–11 pm; Free beginners dance lesson 7-8pm. $18/$5 students/$14 ACZA members & active duty military. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. Authentic Cajun/Creole food for sale from Fusions Catering. Sponsored by the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA), or see this page. For further information send an email or 877-338-2420.

Oct 2 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance at Lake Logan Episcopal Retreat Center near Canton, NC (venue change this Sunday only). Come early at 1pm to enjoy relaxing by the Lake, taking long walks, or doing whatever you would like to do. Dance from 2:30-5pm. After the dance, we will enjoy a picnic supper together. Bring your own picnic for the meal. Carpooling would be very handy. Earth Fare parking lot is a very convenient place when going out I-40 West. Leader is Bob Thompson with music by Atossa Kramer, Lisa Smith and Cathy Arps. $7/$6 for OFB members. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Oct 3 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Great Big Taters Duo (Jane Rothfield, Bernie Nau) with caller Dave Winston. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 6 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Spin Cycle (Gretchen Caverly fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle) with caller Barbara Groh. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 6 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Swing Jam Tonight - our very own community jazz jam. Level 1 and 2 Classes 7:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 for Swing Asheville members, $7 general public. For more see the website and this page .

Oct 7 (Friday) COUNTRY / HONKY TONK ... Country Night at The Mothlight w/ Hearts Gone South at The Mothlight in West Asheville. Two Step Dance instruction with Deborah Swanson shortly after doors open at 8:30pm, Bands at 9:30pm. Opening bands are Jackomo and Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners. PIE WALK! $10. Details: see this website.

Oct 7 (Friday) CAJUN / ZYDECO ... Bayou Diesel 9:30pm at Upcountry Brewing in West Asheville. Bayou Diesel, based in Asheville, is a cajun-zydeco Mardi Gras band performing traditional and ‘progressive' high energy Louisiana style dance music since 2002. Details: see this page.

Oct 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 Sugar High (Jared Kirkpatrick, Laura Light, Julia Weatherford) with caller Charley Harvey. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8.

Oct 8 (Saturday) CONTRA... BooneDoggle Contra 11am-11pm at Appalachian Folk School in Mountain City, TN. Please join us for Boone Country Dancers' first ever 12-hour contra dance! Music by Playing with Fyre (George Paul & Rob Zisette) and Bob Kogut & the Euphoria String Band with Terry Doyle and Joy Greenwolfe. The open air dance pavilion is accessed by walking through a historic red barn, and has all of the Appalachian charm that we love about our regular venue, the Apple Barn (if not more!). The hall can accommodate more dancers, has on-site overnight accommodations, and the open-air pavilion offers a cooler dancing environment. $25 full day (students $20) / $15 half day (students $10). More info: see this page.

Oct 10 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Curious George (Laura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drums) with caller Diane Silver. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 13 (Thursday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance 8:30-11pm Thursdays at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. Music by Moonshine Rhythm Club. Based in Nashville, this combo synergizes musical influences from the sounds of Django Reinhardt, Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, and Fletcher Henderson and mixes it with their own unique gypsy flavor. Level 1 and 2 Classes 7:30pm. Class: $10. Dance: $5 for Swing Asheville members, $7 general public. For more see the website and this page .

Oct 14-15 (Fri-Sat) PERFORMANCE... Motown Memories 8pm each night at BeBe Theatre in downtown Asheville. The concert features new work by long time ACDT dancer, Sharon Cooper. Memories of road trips, funnel cakes, heartache, healing and much more will be paired with the music of legendary Motown artists including, The Temptations, Otis Redding and Edwin Starr. This promises to be a wonderful and incredibly fun evening of beautiful dancing, colorful costumes and amazing music that will have the audience dancing in their seats and reminiscing about their own memories to the unforgettable songs of Motown. $18 / $15 students and seniors. Details: see this page.

Oct 14-16 (Fri-Sun) CONTRA / WALTZ... Mountain Madness 2016 presented by The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street and the Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch Road in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Stringrays, Sassafras Stomp and Toss The Possum (waltz) with callers Will Mentor and Beth Molaro. Cost: $99, after 9/25 $110. Registration open now. Limit 160 dancers. This event is not gender balanced. Free camping at Serenity Knoll. More info: see this page.

Oct 17 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Sugar High (Laura Light, Julia Weatherford, Paul Moore) with caller Tom and Myra. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 18-19 (Tues-Wed) PERFORMANCE... Parsons Dance 8pm each night at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Exuberant and virtuosic barely begin to describe Parsons Dance. Parsons possesses a bold, athletic personality and joyous movements that have solidified it as one of the world's leading dance ensembles. Stunning works, including the troupe's iconic Caught, exemplify the core values of innovation and audience appeal shared by the eight dancers and emerging choreographers under the artistic direction of David Parsons. The internationally renowned company presents uplifting contemporary dance to audiences around the world, collaborating with some of the greatest names in dance and choreography to fine-tune its astounding repertory of more than 70 total works. Enhance your experience: A dance master class and pre-show discussions will be held in conjunction with these performances. Tickets: Regular $45; Student $40; Child $20. More info: see the website.

Oct 19 (Wednesday) SWING / JAZZ... Sparrow and her Wingmen 7pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville. With a wide repertoire ranging from gypsy jazz to early ragtime pop to New Orleans blues, Sparrow & her Wingmen play gems from every era of early jazz, featuring Sparrow Pants on vocals & accordion, Keith J. Smith on guitar, Je Widenhouse on cornet, JP Furnas on Trombone, and Craig Sandberg on the upright bass. The Wingmen were formed by dancers Sparrow & Keith, with a goal of playing great dance music inspired by the folk roots of jazz, with an emphasis on improvisation, creative arrangements, and having a blast. $10. More info: see this page.

Oct 20 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Elixir (Anna Patton Clarinet, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins Fiddle, Jesse Readlynn Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Nils Fredland Trombone, Owen Morrison Guitar/Feet) with caller TBA. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 22 & Nov 19 (Saturdays) WORKSHOP ... Vixen Master Class Workshop with Illysa 2-4pm at Studio Zahiya on Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville. This class is for members of the Vixen Army and those who want to get a taste of Vixen! We will be having a 2 hour sweat-fest, doing all of our favorite routines. For veterans, this will be a chance to refresh and show off! For those who are new to Vixen, they will get a chance to see what all the fuss is about! Come in your favorite sexy attire and let's bring it! Cost: $20 each class. More info and registration: see the website.

Oct 24 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 8pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7:30. Music by Buddy System (Julie Vallimont piano, Noah VanNorstrand Fiddle, Mandolin, Feet) with caller Beth Molaro. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Oct 27 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Seaglass with caller TBA. Non-members $6, OFB members $5, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

Oct 28-30 (Fri-Sun) PERFORMANCE... Sor Juana: The Tenth Muse 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 6pm Sunday at BeBe Theatre in downtown Asheville. Susan Collard and guest choreographer Jaime Camarena have choreographed an evening dance show that delves into the life of Sor Juana. It captures her struggles with her own faith and with the Church and government authorities who would try, and eventually succeed, at silencing her poignant, poetic, and insightful voice. The show will contain dance, poetry, singing, and graphic animation. This performance will be a part of ACDT’s annual Sugar Skulls showcase that honors The Day of the Dead Festival. Audience members are encouraged to bring a photo or memento of a deceased love one for the Day of the Dead altar. $17 / $15 Students and Seniors. Details: see this page.

Oct 28 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music and caller TBA. 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 28-30 (Fri-Sun) SQUARE DANCE ... Fall Square Dance Weekend at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC. Join, not one, but THREE amazing callers - Susan Kevra, John Krumm & Tod Wittemore - for a wide range of square dance styles from various regions in U.S. Foot-stomping live music will be provided by the well-loved band Evening Star (Steve Hickman, John Devine, and Claudio Buchwald, with Kevin Roop). All dances will be taught and walked through in advance. The weekend also includes “Ask the Caller” sessions and free entry to our annual Halloween community contra & square dance on Saturday night. Some previous contra or square dance experience is recommended. Singles and couples welcome. To register call 828-837-2775. Details: see this page.

Oct 28 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by Seaglass (Rachel Bell, Eileen Nicholson, Andrew VanNorstrand) with caller TBA. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

Oct 29 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Monster Mash Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Joyful Noise (Cailen Campbell, Steve Kimbel, George Paul) with caller Rob Harper. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Oct 30 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Leader Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg with music by George Schissler, Fiddle & Concertina; Suzanne Hosch, Flute; Linda Schissler, Piano. Beginner's session at 3:30pm. Dance, 4-6:30pm. $7/$6 for OFB members. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Oct 31 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra - Halloween Dance 6-8:30pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Music by Seaglass (Rachel Bell, Eileen Nicholson, Andrew VanNorstrand) with caller Barbara Groh. Please Note Special Time! There is another event afterwards at the Grey Eagle. Please help to spread the word. Costumes are optional, but ENCOURAGED. Come on out and celebrate early with us. Admission $7. More info: see this page and this page.

Nov 1 (Tuesday) DANCE PARTY... All Ages Dance Party 6-8:30pm at The Hop Ice Creamery on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Come dance with the Underdog BBoy/BGirl Crew. Details: see this page.

Nov 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 Spin Cycle (Gretchen Caverly, Nic Coker, Karen Gaughan) with caller Beth Molaro. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8.

Nov 5 (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 Big Celtic Fun (Drew Pilant percussion, Eileen Regan fiddle, Tim Smith flute, tin whistle, piano, english concertina) with caller Jesse Edgerton. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

Nov 5 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by The Stuff (Nic Coker, Gretchen Caverly) with caller Nick Boulet. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Nov 12 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY ... Rise & Grind! 9:30-11am at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Doors open at 9:15am. Ever want to go to the club but also love to go to bed early? Rise and Grind is back! Bigger and better than ever! With Lisa Zahiya and guests. Music by MP Pride. $7 adv /$10 at door. More info and registration: see the website.

Nov 13 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Open Band - ECD Benefit. Open Mic led by AnneMarie Walter. Beginner's session at 3:30pm. Dance, 4-6:30pm. $7/$6 for OFB members. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Nov 18 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music and caller TBA. 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 18-20 (Fri-Sun) SQUARE DANCE ... Learn to Contra Dance Weekend w/ Bob Dalsemer & Charlotte Crittenden at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC. 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. Contra dancing involves groups of couples in two long lines. After learning basic moves with expert instruction, you'll be ready to participate in the Saturday night community dance. Singles and couples are welcome. Be prepared for moderate exercise. Details: see this page.

Nov 19 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Contraforce (Andrae Raffield, Jimi Peirano, Joey Dorwart) with caller Nick Boulet. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Nov 20 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Music by Laura Lengnick, Atossa Kramer, Paul Moore with leader Bob Thompson. Beginner's session at 3:30pm. Dance, 4-6:30pm. $7/$6 for OFB members. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Nov 26 (Saturday) CONTRA... Sandy Mush Contra Dance + Dinner 6:30-10pm at Sandy Mush Community Center, 90 School Road off of Big Sandy Mush Road. Music by Cailen Campbell & The Pond Brothers. 6:30 homemade soup & chili dinner / 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lesson / 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Family Friendly Dance. Contras and Squares. Dinner $5, dance $7. Cakewalks with local cakes, farm products and crafts as prizes.

Dec 3 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by S.A.L. (Suzi Gott, Art Shuster, Laurie Fisher) with caller George Segebade. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Dec 4 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Music by George Schissler, Suzanne Hosch, Linda Schissler with leader AnneMarie Walter. Beginner's session at 3:30pm. Dance, 4-6:30pm. $7/$6 for OFB members. No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Dec 11 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance End Of Year Celebration at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Music by Cathy Arps, Lisa Smith, Atossa Kramer with leader Bob Thompson. Come out and join us for our festive End-Of-Year Celebration of another very fine year of English Country Dancing! Wear your finest bling and glitter! Dance fancy! No partner necessary. More info: see this page.

Dec 13 (Tuesday) PERFORMANCE ... Studio Zahiya Winter Show 7:30-9pm at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Details TBA. More info: see the website.

Dec 16 (Friday) CONTRA... OFB Advanced Dance 8-11pm at Bryson Hall, Warren Wilson College. Music and caller TBA. OFB members $5, Non-members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. Advanced Dances are complex dances with little or no walk-throughs and no beginner instruction. The contras will be challenging and are aimed at experienced dancers. More info: Old Farmers Ball website.

Dec 17 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Crooked Pine (Craig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolin) with caller David Winston. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

Dec 26-Jan 1 (Fri-Thurs) CONTRA / ETC ... Winter Dance Week at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. All Star Staff: Kalia Kliban, Kathy Anderson, Charlotte Crittenden, Roo Lester, Larry Harding, Suzannah Park, Nathan Morrison, Char Bostrom, Rachel Bell, Eileen Nicholson, Andrew VanNorstrand, Daron Douglas, Karen Axelrod, Beverly Smith, John Grimm and Annie Fain Barralon. Ring in the New Year at the Folk School! This popular year-end traditional dance and music celebration will feature American contras & squares, English country dancing, longsword, morris, partner dance technique, group singing, jam sessions, and more - all set to glorious, live music by Foxfire (Daron Douglas & Karen Axelrod), Seaglass (Andrew VanNorstrand, Rachel Bell, & Eileen Nicholson), fiddler Char Bostrom, and old-time musicians Beverly Smith and John Grimm. Winter Dance Week offers a unique combination of top-notch callers, teachers, and musicians - along with beautiful surroundings, good food, comfortable accommodations, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. A Gala New Year's Eve Party and New Year's morning breakfast will finish off the week. Visit the “Dance Events” page of our website in for more detailed information. SKILL LEVEL: Participants should have previous contra dance and/or English country dance experience (such as our “Learn to Contra Dance” weekend class, being offered November 18-20, 2016). Standard Tuition: $398* Early Bird Special: Register on or before November 1 and get a special rate of $318! Limited work exchange scholarships are available. Send an email for more information. Details: see the website.

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