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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Salsa Classes With 2umbao New 6wks classes start May 24 - Wednesdays - Level 1 will be 7:30-8:30pm and Level 2 will be 8:30-9:30pm. Our New Location is at Terpsicorps Studio at 1501 Patton Ave. in Asheville. Drop-ins are $10/class or $40/6 wk series. For drop-ins when you attend your first class ask us about our Loyalty cards: Pay 5 drop-ins get your 6th Free. Please check the Facebook page for updates. More info: send an email or call 828-484-2016.

Christine Garvin Dance + Transform Early Summer Classes Come join our early summer class series, where we welcome and embrace all body shapes, sizes, and dance backgrounds. This session starts the first week of May, and we are offering the following: Monday nights - Jazzy Cabaret, 6:30-7:30pm; Tuesday nights - Yoga Exploration, 6-7pm, Girls Just Wanna Have Sun: A Song and Dance Class 7-8pm; Thursday night - Dance Conditioning, 6:30-7:30pm, Contemporary Hip Hop Flow, 7:30-8:30pm and Deep Power Stretch, 8:30-9pm. All classes are at Colourfield. For more information and class descriptions, go to this page.

6 Week Sexy Chair Dance Series to Rihanna at Danceclub Asheville! Begins Monday, May 22 at 6:30 PM In this 6 Week series you will learn an entire sexy, fun chair dance to Rihanna's "Desperado". Let Ash show you the endless, sexy possibilities that dancing with a chair in a fun environment can provide! All levels welcome! $65 for 6 weeks. Classes held at 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., Suite 3. Sign up online or call 828-275-8628.

6 Week Intro to Pole Series at Danceclub Asheville! Begins Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 PM Start from the beginning and learn the fundamentals of spins, climbs, and sexy dance moves to feel confident on the pole. This concentrated six week series is great for building strength and a quicker understanding of the mechanics, timing, and grace of pole dancing. It also happens to be really freakin' fun and an amazing workout that you'll get to enjoy with others who are all at the same level! Bring heels because they are fun to dance in! $96 for 6 weeks. Classes held at 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd., Suite 3. Sign up online or call 828-275-8628.

Dance at Studio Zahiya - Class Schedule at 90 1/2 N Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville. MONDAY: 9AM Power Vinyasa Yoga with Izzy ($6 drop in), 12-12:45PM Barre Fitness with Kate ($6 drop in), 4-5PM Dance and Define with Krystle ($6 drop in), 5-6pm Bellydance Drills with Lisa ($13 drop in), 6-7pm Hip Hop Fitness with Illysa ($6 drop in), 6-7pm Bellydance Special Topics (Hip Hop Fusion with Lisa) $45/4 week series, 7-8pm Tribal Fusion Bellydance with Sparrow and Julia ($13 drop in) ; TUESDAY 9-10am Hip Hop Fitness with Lisa ($6 drop in), 12-12:45pm Sculpt BEATS with Liz ($6 drop in), 5-6pm Modern Movement with Krystle ($13 drop in; WEDNESDAY 5-6pm Hip Hop Fitness with Illysa ($6 drop in), 5-6pm Bollywood with Lisa ($13 drop in) ; THURSDAY 9-10am Hip Hop Fitness with Lisa ($6 drop in), 12-12:45pm Sculpt BEATS with Liz ($6 drop in), 6-7pm Bellydance Drills with Lisa ($13 drop in), 7-8pm Intermediate-Advanced Contemporary with Liz ($13 drop in) ; SATURDAY 9:30-10:30am Hip Hop Fitness with Illysa ($6 drop in), 10:45-11:45am Buti Yoga with Cynthia ($6 drop in) ; SUNDAY 11AM Restorative Flow and Yin Yoga with Hanna ($6 drop in), 4:30-6pm Raqs Sapphire Bellydance Troupe with Charlotte. Interested in attending the Asheville Yoga Festival? Studio Zahiya is a partner studio. Use code "zahiyastudio2017" for 10% off. Details, registration & class card princing: See website for information.

Kids: World Dance Culture & Dance Exploration (ages 7-10) classes 10-11:30am Tuesdays and Thursdays June 27-Aug 3 at Studio Zahiya in downtown Asheville. Each class will combine dance, craft and more to learn about folk dances from all over the world. Class will culminate in a performance the first weekend of August. Taught by a variety of Studio Zahiya teachers. Details: see this page.

Folkmoot USA July 20-30 - a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance. 34th Anniversary! International performers from India, Netherlands, Slovenia, Argentina, Russia, Israel, Taiwan, Wales and local Appalachian and Cherokee dancers and musicians with performances in various Western North Carolina communities: Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Bryson City, Cherokee, Franklin, Hickory, Asheville and Hendersonville, plus a first performance in Greenville, SC. Performance 7pm Friday, July 28, at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, 828-257-4530. (All Groups). Adults Seating: $31; Children 50% off. For complete info and schedule call 877-365-5872 or see this website.

Teen Dance Performance Camp with Lisa Zahiya 1-5pm Monday-Friday July 31-Aug 4 at Studio Zahiya in downtown Asheville. In this camp, girls will learn two dances. The camp will also include dance technique, history, field trips and a craft project. The camp will culminate in a performance at LEAF Downtown on August 5. Details: see this page.

Southside Dance Studio in Fletcher - Adult Ballet New Time! Wednesdays from 6-7pm - This class caters to adults who are new to ballet or are returning from a long hiatus. We begin with a classic barre followed by a center that gets us moving so we feel we have truly danced. This class is for young adults to senior citizens. All students are welcome! $8. 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.

Monday Dance Lessons with Champion Dancers/Teachers Jason & Amy Barnes at Asheville Event & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road: FREE Intermediate/Advanced Line Dances of all styles, genres & skill levels 6:30-7pm ; Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing Class 7-8pm ; and West Coast Swing Class Series For Beginners 8-9pm. More info: See this website.

QOYA - Qoya, a women's embodiment practice, is movement as medicine, as metaphor, as prayer. Qoya is based on a really simple idea that through movement we remember that our essence as women is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also draw reference to the three forms of movement that we practice in a class: WISE, connecting to the wisdom of yoga, WILD, to the creative expression in dance, and FREE to expanding our capacity to enjoy being in our bodies through sensual movement. There is no way to do Qoya wrong: its all about looking for that place where it feels good to move. Some say qoya feels like a combination of the best wedding reception you've ever been to AND the most profound experience you've had in yoga, meditation, or similar practices. Weekly classes EVERY TUESDAY 6-7:30pm at the Mothership in West Asheville. Women ages 16-116 welcome with no experience necessary. Please learn more about weekly classes at this page and stay connected to all qoya Asheville events by joining the public Facebook group Qoya Asheville NC.

Latin Dance Series Series Tuesdays at Veda Studios - Intermediate Bachata Series 7:30pm ; Beginner Salsa Series 8:45pm. Come learn this brilliant, hot and spicy dance that will inspire Latin vibrations in everyone! One of the easiest dance steps to pick up, makes it the perfect dance to learn for beginners! If you already know how to dance salsa, not to worry. This class will help you get back to the basics and sharpen your skills to bump your dance moves to the next level! Register Online.

Christine's Cardio Fitness has moved to 24 Empire Lane in Flat Rock. Classes Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday at 10am and Tuesdays and Thursday at 5:30pm. All Zumba Specialties, Bokwa and Punch & Strike. All skill levels and dancing children welcome. Feed the tip jar as you come in. Text 828-275-7144 or see the website for more info.

Blue Ridge Dance Lab Weekly Dances: 7-8pm Beginner Lesson $5, 8-11pm Open Dance $5, Open Dance is included with any lesson. Intermediate lessons are available each weekly dance upon request. East Coast Swing/Lindy Social Dance Lab Tuesdays ; West Coast/Blues Social Dance Lab Thursdays ; Line Dancing & Country Couple Social Dance Lab Every 4th Friday ; Salsa Social Dance Lab Saturdays ; Fitness Classes: Dance 2 Fit Wednesdays 7-8pm, Saturdays 10-11am, $5. Held at 141 Twin Springs Rd in Hendersonville. For more info call 828-577-7007, send an email and see the Facebook page.

Ecstatic Dance w/ Alexandra Griffin Mondays 7:3-8:30pm at Veda Studios on Merrimon Ave. Ecstatic dance, often nicknamed Movement Yoga, encourages free-form movement in a nonverbal, judgement-free space. The music is reminiscent of the rise and fall of a wave: it begins slowly, reaches a peak, and settles the mover back down into their body. All movers are welcome to dance alone or with others, but be sure to receive consent before doing so. Info: see the website.

Classes At Empyrean Arts in downtown Asheville. Beginning Pole Classes Sundays 5:45pm, Wednesdays 5:30pm, Thursdays 11am, Fridays 7:15pm, and Saturdays 11:45am: Perfect for the absolute beginning student or students desiring to review foundational pole tricks and skills. Students will learn a variety of pole spins and mini sequences, and will learn good progressions for building strength and endurance for higher level tricks and skills. Pole Dance Class Mondays 8-9:15pm. Class starts with a floor based warm up where students will learn movements that they can later apply in their pole dance. Students will then learn specific choreography a little section at a time building up to a whole routine that can be danced to with any song. Aerial Arts Classes Saturdays at 1pm, Tuesdays at 11am, Wednesdays 4:15pm, and Fridays at 6pm. Perfect for the absolute beginning student to the seasoned professional performer. Aerial Silks & Sling classes happen every Thursday at 6:30pm and 8pm. Go to our 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.

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 (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.

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.

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

Black Mountain - High Beginner Contemporary Line Dancing - Wednesday evenings - 5:30-6:30pm - Lakeview Center (upstairs) on Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive in Black Mountain, NC. Info: 828-669-9610, 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.

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.

Black Mountain - Improver Level, Contemporary Line Dancing - - Tuesday evenings - 5:30-6:30pm - Lakeview Center (upstairs) on Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain, NC. Improver is a bit more challenging level than High Beginner. Some dance experience is helpful, but not mandatory. Allow yourself to learn at your own pace. My main focus is Fun! Requested donation, $5 per class. For more Info: 828-669-9610, or contact Instructor, Cindy Hady by 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
May 22 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7-10pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7pm. Music by Boys of Buncombe with caller Barbara Groh. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

May 22 (Monday) INTERNATIONAL... International Folk Dancing 2:15-4pm Monday afternoons (except holidays) at City of Asheville's Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. No partner, no cost. Dances from all over the world. Wear comfy clothes, shoes, and a smile. Most of the dances we do are easy to learn and suitable for all ages. More info: (828) 350-2051 or see this page.

May 22 (Monday) MOVEMENT... 5Rhythms® SoulRock Class for Women w/ Susan Campbell 5:15-7pm Mondays at Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St., Asheville (Montford area), followed by Sister's Gathering (7-8pm). Join us every Monday and rock your soul as we open, expand, and explore through movement, dance, breath, sweat, laughter, tears. It's a homecoming to who you really are beneath all your stories, roles and expectations. Movement medicine for your heart, mind, body and soul. A safe place to let go and let yourself be. We are not our thoughts, feelings and emotions, we are the space they flow though....Are you ready to live in the juicy fullness of your space? Come just as you are with your breathing body, your beating heart, your curious mind, and, of course, some water! :) I hope to move with you soon. $10-20 sliding offering (If you need other exchanges of energy please talk with me before class or e-mail me.) For more info contact Susan Campbell by email.

May 22 (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.

May 23 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance Tuesdays at The BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 South Market St. in downtown Asheville. Music by Anna Cecilia & The Big Time. $5. Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members. Dance runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes. For more see the website and this page .

May 23 (Tuesday) WALTZ / SALSA... New Waltz and Salsa Class 6pm at Broadmoor Links Club, 101 French Broad Lane in Fletcher. Open to new and experienced dancers. No partner needed, bring a friend! Instruction with Former United States Champion. Instructors: John King and Amber Nickole. For more information call Amber at(828)-423-7810 or Broadmoor at (828) 684-8379.

May 23 (Tuesday) MOVEMENT... 5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers® w/ Susan Campbell 9:15-10:45am Tuesdays at French Broad Food Co-Op Movement Space, 90 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville. 5Rhythms Movement is a journey of joining Breath, Body, Heart, and Soul. Unwind, unravel, soften, expand, explore as you freely follow the wisdom of your body. Step fully into the expansiveness of your life, opening space (physically & emotionally) for all of life to flow through you. Feel unencumbered, open, clear and free and live in that freedom as you move through the world! You can't do this wrong. It's you listening and moving to your own innate wisdom. It's a homecoming to yourself and a gift to all. Bring your breathing body, your beating heart, your curious mind, and, of course, some water. $10-20 sliding offering. Please do not Park in the French Broad Food Co-Op lots!! Park only in the small lot across from the Orange Peel or in the old Build it Naturally Lot to the left of the FBFC. For more info contact Susan Campbell by email.

May 23 (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.

May 23 (Tuesday) INTERNATIONAL... Asheville International Folk Dancers 7:30-9:30pm every Tuesday at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville. No partner, no cost. We do a variety of dances from all over the world but mainly line dances from Eastern Europe, particularly the Balkans. Contact Michael or Mary Goodman at 828-645-1543 / send an email ; or Lee or Gail Hyde at 828-253-4933 / send an email.

May 24 (Wednesday) MOVEMENT... 5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers Warmup 6pm, Wave 6:30pm Wednesdays at Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St. in Asheville. 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. With Karen Chapman, Susan Campbell and Barbara Marlowe. Sliding scale fee $10-20. For more info email Karen.

May 24 (Wednesday) HULA... Hawaiian Hula - The Sacred Dance of the Heart Wednesdays 1:30-3pm at the Hendersonville Racquet Club, 88 Oak Creek Lane in the Fitness Building (carpool available from Asheville). "Hula is a gift to be shared because it can do so much to heal, cheer, and cleanse the soul. Hula is for the soul... There are many people who can derive happiness and joy from the hula, just as they derive joy and happiness from other activities... But hula is more... It can free the mind and unburden the soul, allowing for the creativity of expression that can be highly spiritual in nature." -Auntie Aloha Dalire. Taught by Kaleo Wheeler. $10/intro class $60/monthly (includes 4 weekly classes, words/translations and mp3 of hula being taught). For more information, see this page. Contact the The Halau Pu'uwai O Aloha at 812-929-8898 or send an email.

May 24 (Wednesday) SALSA ... Open Salsa Dance 7pm-midnight Wednesdays at MG ROAD, 19 Wall Street in downtown Asheville. The DJ is El Mexicano Isaac, playing salsa, bachata, merengue. It's free and everyone is welcome.

May 24 (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.

May 24 (Wednesday) HONKY TONK / COUNTRY ... Wayne "The Train" Hancock w/ Back South 9pm at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. Put on your dancin' shoes for a total night of real good Juke Joint Swing fun. $12 adv / $15 DOS. More info: see this page

May 24 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK ... 3 Cool Cats 7:30pm at Cork & Keg in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

May 25 (Thursday) WALTZ ... Old Farmer's Ball Waltz in the Pavillion at Warren-Wilson College. Open waltz band with Suzanne Hosch coordinating. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

May 25 (Thursday) WORKSHOP ... Country Dance and Two-step Lesson Combination 7-9pm at Zabriski Hall at Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village, 9 Swan Street in Asheville (plenty of parking in Credit Union directly across the street). Country Dance from 7-8pm with 8-9pm one-hour Two-Step, Level One lesson with Lee Starr and Vickie Rose. – Lesson: $10, Dance: $5, Dance & Lesson: $15. We will continue our popular pricing options: $75 for 6-week session - $40 for 3-week session - $15 drop-ins. Payments can be made at the class directly to Lee Starr. (Cash or check only - We are not able to process credit cards). More info: see this page

May 25 (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

May 26 (Friday) MOVEMENT... AMC Friday Dance with the Asheville Movement Collective at Terpsicorps on Patton in West Asheville. Beginners welcome and encouraged! 7pm warm up, 7:30 circle. Flex ticket $8-20. Details: see this page.

May 26 (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.

May 26 (Friday) LATIN ... Hot Bachata Nights 9:30pm-2am at Club Eleven on Grove in downtown Asheville. A monthly Social for the Asheville Salsa Dance Community with an Awesome Bar & Atmosphere! So come on out and enjoy the company of the wonderful dancers of Asheville, Johnson City, Charlotte, and the Region. $10 (ages 18+event) Student & Military discount with ID. Details: see this page.

May 26 (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.

May 26-27 (Fri-Sat) PERFORMANCE ... Asheville Ballet Presents Spring into Dance: A Movement Bouquet 7:30pm each night at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Featuring local, national, and international guest composers, poets, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers. Eight resident choreographers, three composers, and two visual artists have created a bouquet of dance for your delight. Ranging in styles from classical ballet to contemporary, and in moods from joyful and humorous to thought-provoking, the artists have put together a visual and aural feast not to be matched. 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 visit see the website. For tickets, call the box office at 828-257-4530 or visit this website.

May 26 (Friday) BELLYDANCE ... HAFLA 8pm-2am at Boiler Room in downtown Asheville. Informal get together focused on dance, drumming and friends. Dress up or down, t-shirts and jeans are fine. $5 cover at the door to pay the rental. Feel free to bring drums, zils, whatever. It's a low key night. There will be snacks and such nothing really heavy unless people just go crazy with potluck stuff. $5.

May 26 (Friday) BALLROOM ... Friday Evening Ballroom Dance 8-11pm at Asheville Ballroom, 291 Sweeten Creek Road. Spacious dance floor and light refreshments! $10/pp. More info: (828) 274-8320.

May 26 (Friday) SWING / GYPSY JAZZ / ETC ... The Resonant Rogues 8:30pm at Cork & Keg in downtown Asheville. Details: see this page.

May 26 (Friday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Serenity Knoll Farm in Jonesborough, TN. Music by RUSHFEST with caller Emily Abel. Opening of Contrathon XXI. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

May 26 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music by Gretchen Caverly and Austin Murry with Callers Collective. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

May 27 (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.

May 27 (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.

May 27 (Saturday) LATIN / REGGAE / POP ... International Saturdays doors open 11pm-2am Saturdays at THE BLOCK off Biltmore in downtown Asheville. Featuring DJ Malinalli, Harry Darnell and DJ Audio. Free before 11pm.

May 27 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY ... Dance Party & Drag Show 10pm-3am at BOILER ROOM and Scandals Nightclub - two venues, one price! DJ’s playing the best dance music from Top 40 to Popular Throwbacks, House, Hip Hop and more! $10 ($3 discount for Premium and/or FREE for Gold Club Members).

May 27 (Saturday) SWING / JUMP BLUES ... Virginia and The Slims 7pm at Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River. Details: see this page.

May 27 (Saturday) SHAG... Shaggin' in Saluda 5 7-11pm at The Party Place & Event Center in Saluda. 6 Shag Clubs - 5 Shag DJs. Everyone Welcome! For information call 828-777-8957. Details: see this page.

May 27 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY... Summer Dance Series w/ DJ AVX 10pm at Asheville Music Hall. 21+, Free. Details: see this page.

May 27 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Serenity Knoll Farm in Jonesborough, TN. Music by The Ripples with callers Clinton Ross & Charlotte Crittenden. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

May 27 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Gretchen Caverly & Austin Murray with caller Jesse Edgerton. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

May 28 (Sunday) MOVEMENT... AMC Sunday Morning Dance every Sunday morning with the Asheville Movement Collective at The Jewish Community Center (New Location). First Dance: 8:30am warm-up, 9am dance, $8-20. Second Dance: 10:30am warm-up, 11am dance, $8-20. Details: see this page.

May 28 (Sunday) WALTZ... Community Waltz 7-9pm at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road in Asheville. Enjoy an evening of waltzing in a variety of styles danced to the wonderful music of the community waltz band. Music led by Suzanne Hosch and varying guest musicians. Please make a donation at the door. More info: see this page.

May 28 (Sunday) TANGO ... Milonga & Live music by the Asheville Tango Orchestra 7-10pm at THE BLOCK off biltmore in downtown Asheville. Come join the Asheville Tango community for a night of dancing Argentine Tango. Host: Rick Harris & Larry Gant. Milonga by Blue Spiral Tango. $12. Details: see this page

May 28 (Sunday) ZUMBA ... Zumba Fitness Party at The Peel 5-8pm at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. $10 / $8 ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) / kids ages 8-14 are allowed in free with paid adult. More info: see this page

May 28 (Sunday) CONTRA... Contrathon XXI 11am-11pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by The Ripples & Steamshovel with callers Clinton Ross & Charlotte Crittenden. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

May 29 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm (new Summer time) at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music by Hot Sonata with Dave Winston. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

May 30 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance Tuesdays at The BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 South Market St. in downtown Asheville. Music by Wyatt Yurth & The Gold Standard. $5. Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members. Dance runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes. For more see the website and this page .

May 30 (Tuesday) MOVEMENT... 5Rhythms® Waves Class: Discover Motion Through The 5Rhythms! 6:30-8:30pm, every Tuesday through Aug. 29 at the YWCA in Asheville. We will discover all the different ways of being in motion with our breath, move our bodies and feet on the dance floor through the 5Rhythms! Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness will take you on a journey. Being in motion with the 5Rhythms helps us to become more fluid, creative and have a sense of freedom in our bodies! Contact: Jackie Robertson or Karen Chapman. All YWCA members are welcome and all dance community members can purchase a $10 guest pass!

May 31 (Wednesday) COUNTRY / HONKY TONK... Western Wednesdays w/ Hearts Gone South & Jon Hatchett 8-11pm at the Double Crown in West Asheville. Two power-house country acts in one night - this is not to be missed! Stick around after the bands for DJ Dave spinning Classic Country and Honky Tonk hits! Details: this page .

June 1 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Firefly with Anne Marie Walter calling. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

June 2 (Friday) SQUARE DANCE ... Barn Dance Kickoff: Square Dance with The Spring Mtn Shiners Fridays starting June 2 at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, 57 Sugar Hollow Road in Fairview. Music 6-9pm. $7 to dance, kids 4 and under are free. Dinner will be served from 6-8pm. Beer and other drinks will also be available. More info: see this page.

June 2 (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 Nic Coker & George Paul with caller David Winston. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8.

June 3 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY ... Smoky Mountain Dance Club - East & West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz, Nightclub, Two Step, Line Dancing and more. Dance from 7-10pm with a free lesson included. Downstairs in the lower level of the Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St. in Hendersonville. $5 members & $10 non-members. Next dances June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug 12, Aug 26, Sep 9, Sep 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 11, Nov 25, Dec 16, Dec 31, Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, March 10 & March 24.

June 3 (Saturday) BLUES / FUSION... Blues Fusion Dance at Veda Studios on Merrimon Ave. in Asheville. Dynamic unstructured partner dancing~ Rooted in blues dancing, with an emphasis on creative expression. No experience necessary! Perfect for anyone looking to learn how to partner dance. From 8-9pm is a Blues Dance Instructional. From 9-12am is the Blues Dance. $5 for the Lesson & $5 for the Dance. More info and registration: see the website.

June 3 (Saturday) BENEFIT / DANCE PARTY ... MANNA FoodBank's Blue Jean Ball 7-11pm at MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Road in Asheville. Singer Michelle Amat - who has toured and recorded with numerous artists, including Quincy Jones, Jon Secada, Liza Minnelli, Al Green, Sandi Patty, Jon Hendricks, Donna Summer, Michael McDonald, and more - will front an all-star lineup of musicians for a band formed just for this event! These incredible artists will keep your on your feet with an energetic, party-perfect mix of the best rock, funk, soul and dance music. Our theme this year is Pirates of the Swannanoa. 21+, $95, all inclusive. Ticket includes all of the small plates you can eat from 20+ local restaurants and an open bar with beer and wine. All proceeds benefit MANNA’s work to end hunger in Western North Carolina. Details: see the website.

June 3 (Saturday) PERFORMANCE ... Summer Dance Spectacular 7pm at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Come see what the teachers, students, and friends of Studio Zahiya have been up to! Join us for the Summer Dance Spectacular: Kids First! A Gala Dance Performance benefitting LEAF Schools & Streets! Performances by teachers, special guests, kids, adults and students. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lisa Zahiya's LEAF Schools and Streets classes. Tickets $15 adv / $18 DOS. Tickets: see this page.

June 3 (Saturday) SQUARE DANCE ... Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club Levis and Lace Dance at the Whitmire Activity Building, Lily Pond Rd, Hendersonville. Adv dance 6pm. Early rounds 7pm. Plus squares and rounds 7:30pm. Guest Caller: Jimmy Roberson. Cuers: Lou and Al Krech. For information and directions see the Facebook page.

June 3 (Saturday) DANCE PARTY ... 'Lose Yourself to Dance' Free Party w/ DJ Marley Carroll 10pm-2am at Asheville Music Hall in downtown Asheville. "Lose Yourself To Dance" is Asheville's premiere dance party series. Guided by his well-honed instincts developed over years of touring and club DJing, Marley Carroll guides packed audiences through a marathon set that is frequently surprising and always satisfying. From classic hip-hop and soul to contemporary indie dance hits to obscure afrobeat, funk, disco and everything in between, no genre or era is out-of-bounds. This is a dance party for fans of music! 21+, free. Details: see this page.

June 3 (Saturday) CONTRA ... Contra Dance 8-11pm at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Music by Beside the Point (Bob Kirkman, Stven Carlberg and Nathalie Levine) with caller Chrissy Davis-Camp. $7. Details: see this page.

June 3 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music and caller TBA. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

June 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 Joyful Noise (Cailen Campbell, George Paul) with caller Clinton Ross. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

June 4 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 3:30-6:30pm at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Music by George & Linda Schissler, Esther Holsen & Michael Garner with leader Bob Thompson. Lessons at 3:30, regular program from 4-6:30pm. $7 / $6 OFB members. No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Comfortable clothes and shoes. More info: see this page.

June 5 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7-10pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7pm. Music by Windmill (Laurie Fisher and Steve Trisman) with caller TBA. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

June 6 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance Tuesdays at The BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 South Market St. in downtown Asheville. Music by Community Swing Jam. $5. Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members. Dance runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes. For more see the website and this page .

June 8 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Eloise and Co (Owen Morrison, Rachel Bell and Becky Tracy), Soiree band, with Beth Molaro calling. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

June 9 (Friday) SQUARE DANCE ... Barn Dance w/ the Haw Creek Sheiks 6-9pm at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview. Parker will be leading us in a series of square dances, no experience required! Eat, drink, and have a stompin' good time with us in the Big Barn! $7 to dance, kids 4 and under free. Music starts at 6pm. Dinner served from 6-8pm. Dinner not included in ticket price. Barn Dance EVERY FRIDAY from 6/2/17 - 10/29/17! More info: see this page

June 10 (Saturday) COUNTRY / HONKY TONK... Honky Tonk Country Night w/ Hearts Gone South & Laurel Lee & the Escapees 9pm at The Mothlight in West Asheville. $10. Details: see this page .

June 10 (Saturday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE ... English Country Dance 8-10:30pm at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Music by Gretchen Mims & Margie McDonald with callers Carl Dreher & Bob Dalsemer. $7. Details: see this page.

June 10 (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 Atlantic Crossing (Viveka Fox, Peter Macfarlane, Rick Klein, Tristan Henderson) with caller Brian Hamshur. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

June 10 (Saturday) CAJUN / ZYDECO... ACZA Zydeco Dance with Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters at the Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs (Atlanta area), GA 30328. Dance 8–11 pm; Free Lesson 7-8pm. $18/$5 students/$14 active military. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. Authentic Cajun/Creole food for sale. Sponsored by the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA), or see this page. For further information send an email or 877-338-2420.

June 12 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7-10pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7pm. Music by Atlantic Crossing with Diane Silver calling. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

June 13 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance Tuesdays at The BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 South Market St. in downtown Asheville. Music by The House Hoppers. $5. Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members. Dance runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes. For more see the website and this page .

June 13 (Tuesday) SACRED CIRCLE DANCE... Sacred Circle Dance in Black Mountain With Maggie Moon O'Neill 7-8:30pm select Tuesdays at Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting, 137 Center Ave. in Black Mountain. Adults and teens of all genders welcome. Sacred Circle Dances are simple steps in a circle set to beautiful music and chants from all over the world. No partner or previous experience required, each dance gently taught. Some dances are meditative and some are celebratory. Maggie Moon recently moved to the area from Richmond, VA, and has been leading these dances for small and large groups for over 20 years. Suggested Donation $10, Benefits Planned Parenthood. For more information contact Maggie by email.

June 15 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Atlantic Crossing with Diane Silver calling. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

June 17 (Saturday) WORKSHOP ... Irish Dance Workshop with Kayla 1-3pm at Studio Zahiya in downtown Asheville. Learn the basics of Irish step dancing. You can expect to get a workout, as the steps include a lot of leg work: keeping up on the balls of your feet and lots of hopping and jumping. No need for any special footwear, though bring them along if you have ghillies, hard shoes, or clogging shoes. We will gain a clear understanding of the steps so you can take them home and show off your new Irish dance moves. The high energy music and exciting movement proves this type of dancing to be fun and fulfilling! All levels are welcome to join. $25. Details: see this page.

June 17 (Saturday) CONTRA ... Contra Dance 8-11pm at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy. Music by Boomchuck (Laurie Fisher, Nick Coker and Geraud Barralon) with caller Jesse Edgerton. $7. Details: see this page.

June 17 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Starfront Property with caller Phoebe Williams. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

June 18 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 3:30-6:30pm at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Music by Cathy Arps, Suzanne Hosch & Karen Gaughan with leader AnneMarie Walter. Lessons at 3:30, regular program from 4-6:30pm. $7 / $6 OFB members. No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Comfortable clothes and shoes. More info: see this page.

June 18-24 (Sun-Sat) WORKSHOP ... Dance Callers Workshop 8-11pm at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC, seven miles east of Murphy.This class is intended for contra dance callers who have already done some calling and are experienced dancers. Live music by Steve Hickman & John Devine with caller Diane Silver. Emphasis is on program planning, teaching techniques, working with beginners, and effectively using live music. Individualized instruction can also include calling squares and English country dances, as well as calling for family dances, schools, camps, weddings, etc. Two daily practice sessions with a group of dancers and nightly public dances ensure plenty of microphone time. Limited to 6 students. Details: see this page.

June 19 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7-10pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7pm. Music by Laura Light, Julia Weatherford & Karen Gaughan with caller TBA. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

June 20 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance Tuesdays at The BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 South Market St. in downtown Asheville. Music by The Posey Quintet. $5. Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members. Dance runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes. For more see the website and this page .

June 22 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Boom Chuck (Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Geroud Barralon) with caller Barbara Groh. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

June 23 (Friday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon CityDance 8-11PM at Landmark Hall in Taylors, SC. Music and caller TBA. Beginner Session: 7:30, Dance 8-11pm. Ages 14 and above $8. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society.

June 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 and caller TBA. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

June 26 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7-10pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7pm. Music by Contraforce with Emily Abel calling. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

June 27 (Tuesday) DANCE PARTY... All Ages Dance Party 6:30-8pm at The Hop Ice Creamery on Haywood Road in West Asheville. Led by local BBoy legend Asheville Joe America, these dance parties are perfect for kids aged 2-15 and will feature education of the hip-hop dance culture, tutorials, showcasing by some local youth BBoys and BGirls and plenty of opportunites for everyone to break loose on the padded dance floor! Details: see this page.

June 27 (Tuesday) SWING... Swing Asheville Dance Tuesdays at The BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 South Market St. in downtown Asheville. Music by One Leg Up. $5. Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members. Dance runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes. For more see the website and this page .

June 29 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Turnip the Beet with Jesse Edgerton. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

June 30-July 2 (Fri-Sun) SWING / ETC ... Blue Ridge Bal 2017 in Asheville. With a magical mix of some of the best swing bands in the country, a fantastic lineup of instructors, beautiful venues, and wild Asheville activities, this is a balboa event you do not want to miss! There will be balboa workshops (with 4 tracks) with 10 incredible instructors, 3 of the best swing bands you'll ever hear, and shenangians such as tubing down the French Broad River w/a jam band, a balboa parade through downtown Asheville and a 'shuffle mob'. More info: see the website

July 1 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Serenity Knoll Farm in Jonesborough, TN. Music by Joyful Noise with caller Vicki Herndon. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

July 2 (Sunday) ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE... OFB English Country Dance 3:30-6:30pm at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville. Music by Jovial Beggars (Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen & Michael Garner) with leader Bob Thompson. Lessons at 3:30, regular program from 4-6:30pm. $7 / $6 OFB members. No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Comfortable clothes and shoes. More info: see this page.

July 3 (Monday) CONTRA... Monday Night Contra Dance 7-10pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George's, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Beginners Lessons at 7pm. Music by Whistin’ Rufus with Doug Singleton calling. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share. More info: see this page.

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

July 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 and caller TBA. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners Or New Dancers. $8.

July 8 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music by Euphoria String Band (Denise Baxter, Bob Kogut, Suzanne Williams) with caller TBA. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

July 13 (Thursday) CONTRA ... Old Farmer's Ball Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music by Steamshovel with caller TBA. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

July 15 (Saturday) CONTRA... HJDS Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN. Music and caller TBA. Class for beginners at 7pm. Admission $7, $5 Historic Jonesborough Dance Society members and $5 students. More info: see the website.

July 15 (Saturday) CONTRA... Harvest Moon Contra Dance 8-11pm at River Falls Lodge above Marietta, SC in northern Greenville County. Presented by the Harvest Moon Folk Society. Music and caller TBA. Instruction Period: 7:30pm. Ages 14 and above - $8.

July 20 (Thursday) CONTRA / ETC ... Old Farmer's Ball Swannanoa Gathering Dance Thursdays at Warren-Wilson College. Starts at 8pm. Beginners Lessons at 7:30pm. Music and caller TBA. Non-members $7, OFB members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. More info: see the website

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