UPCOMING DANCES
Asheville Music Flyer

Posting rules and suggestions

Danceasheville is an effective marketing tool because it brings a variety of newcomers and dancers from other communities to your dances. No single dance posting is the most important even though you may feel a lot of pressure to get people to your dance. If we all work together on this we’ll all share in a lively, well-informed, widely experienced dance community. Danceasheville helps people arrange their calendars and find events they would not hear about by word of mouth. Please assist them in doing this.

Information to include about your dance

Description of dance that will help new dancers understand what to expect
Start time and end time
Place
Cost
If any child care is available
Parking information
Website or Facebook page with more details about the dance

These rules may change at a later time:

1) One listing per event. I understand double-posting accidents may occur but if I see an account hyping an event with multiple listings I will be unhappy. Facebook is a better platform for creating hype and engaging with your current group of dancers.

2) No gofundmes or other fundraising links posted on danceasheville.com. If you have fundraising link on your private site I don’t mind. The primary way you will fund a dance activity is by getting more dancers to attend, convincing them to pay more, or both. Danceasheville exists to help you get more dancers to attend. It is your responsibility to convince them to pay more.

3) There is a difference between a dance and an event like a concert where there is dancing. If the focus of the event is listening to music we have a sister site  ashevillemusicflyer.com that is more appropriate for that listing.

4) You’re welcome to post for other dance organizers or venues if they ask you to do so. If there are arguments over who should post an event I will side with whomever has the most authority over the dance. Please try to handle these issues at the lowest level as there’s always the chance I’ll feel settling an argument is too much trouble and revoke both accounts.

5) Try to stick to 3 categories of dances unless it’s a holiday dance and then it can receive the holiday category and whichever holiday is being celebrated. While I understand you want to reach as many people as possible but if an event floods all the categories then they no longer become effective for visitors to the site.

6) Stick to plain text in your posts. Changing text size or color distracts from the overall flow of the page. Please keep them to a minimum but like breaks <br> are allowed.

7) Short titles work better. Newspaper headlines are typically best at around 6 words which is a good target length for effective communication

8) There isn’t a hard limit on number of words in a listing but I like to see 50 to 75 words for a regular listing (on the right side) and up to 100 words for announcements (on the left side). If potential dancers need more details try to get them to visit a website or Facebook post with more details. We don’t need an introduction to every member of a band in a danceasheville listing.

9) At the moment please only include a featured photo for the listing at around 200×200 pixels. While it’s possible to add more images and videos those will detract from a reader’s ability to quickly scan for dances that interest them. Additional photos and videos can be on the website that you link to. Images with a lot of information about an event are not an effective marketing tool on danceasheville. Please put the details in the listing.

10) Stick to descriptions of your dance that are informative and avoid referring to any particular dance guru in the description or quoting them at length. People show up to dance so they can enjoy movement with others not to join a religion of dance.

-Rob

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wed, Nov 15 - Wed, Dec 20 at 7:30pm2umbao · salsa

Salsa Classes With 2umbao
at Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance
(Drop-ins are $10/class or $40/6 wk series)

New 6wk Series starting November 15th through December 20th - Wednesdays - Level 1 will be 7:30-8:30pm, with Shines and Styling at 8:30-9:30pm. 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. More info: 2umbaolatin@gmail.com or call 828-484-2016. No classes for Holiday break between Dec 27th - Jan 31st, will continue back with new 6wks Feb 7th!!


Mon, Dec 18 at 7:00pm · Triple-Two

DANCE WORKSHOP – TRIPLE-TWO – Level 1-2
at Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre
($20)

Learn this beautiful dance. Taught by Richard and Sue Cicchetti. Inclusive-No partner necessary, bring one if you can. 1½-hour workshop starting with the foundation, you will learn steps, techniques, styling and patterns with easy start and finish points. There are 3 different workshops: >Two-Step-Dec 11, >Triple-Two-Dec 18, >Nightclub-Two-Dec 20. $20 for 1, $35 for 2, $50 for 3, Early Bird Special $45 for 3 by Dec. 9. Contact Richard for information: 828-333-0715, naturalrichard@mac.com. Pay at the door or online at: www.DanceForLife.net


Tue, Dec 19 at 7:00pm · Belly Dance · Fusion · Hip Hop

Winter Dance Spectacular: A Benefit for LEAF
at The Orange Peel
($15-20)

Studio Zahiya presents their annual Winter Dance Spectacular, a world dance showcase benefiting L.E.A.F. Community Arts on Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 7pm, at The Orange Peel. The show will feature various styles of Belly Dance, Indian, Hip Hop, Irish, Ballet, Fusion, and more, danced by students and professionals of all ages and levels. Tickets are available for purchase at squareup.com/store/studiozahiya/item/winter-show: $15 advance, $17 at the door, $5 for kids, and $20 for VIP seating. All proceeds benefit L.E.A.F. Community Arts programs. Contact Studio Zahiya at info@studiozahiya.com, call (828) 537-0892, or visit www.studiozahiya.com for more information.


Wed, Dec 20 at 7:00pm · Nightclub

DANCE WORKSHOP – NIGHTCLUB-TWO – Level 1-2
at Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre
($20)

Learn this romantic dance often referred to as “The Dance of Love”. Taught by Richard and Sue Cicchetti. Inclusive-No partner necessary, bring one if you can. 1½-hour workshop starting with the foundation, you will learn steps, techniques, styling and patterns with easy start and finish points. There are 3 different workshops: >Two-Step-Dec 11, >Triple-Two-Dec 18, >Nightclub-Two-Dec 20. $20 for 1, $35 for 2, $50 for 3, Early Bird Special $45 for 3 by Dec. 9. Contact Richard for information: 828-333-0715, naturalrichard@mac.com. Pay at the door or online at: www.DanceForLife.net


Sun, Dec 31 at 12:00am · Group Lessons · Private and Group Lessons · Private Dance Lessons

Richard & Sue Cicchetti – Private Dance Lessons

Do you want to enjoy social dancing at one of Asheville’s downtown pubs, enjoy dancing with your partner, dance at a Wedding, dance the night away on your next Cruise, have a dance event for your organization, have a moral booster group class for your employees, or any other activity that includes dancing? Dance For Life provides Dance lessons, Dance workshops and Dance events in Asheville, NC Richard & Sue Cicchetti are the co-founders of Dance For Life. Richard is a certified dance instructor. In addition to teaching Ballroom and Country dance lessons, they produce Dance Workshops and Dance Events. Together they hold seven World Dance Titles and numerous National titles with the UCWDC, an International Dance Organization. Their desire to help people enjoy dancing inspired Richard to create their dance company Dance For Life. Students enjoy his progressive style of teaching and learn how to dance quickly. Contact Richard for information and registration. 828-333-0715, naturalrichard@mac.com Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/danceforlife2 View & Purchase Dance Lessons, Workshops & Dance Events online: www.DanceForLife.net


Wed, Jan 10 - Wed, Feb 14 at 7:00pm · Two-Step

Two-Step – Level 1-2 – 6-Week Series
at Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre
($75)

Wednesdays - 7-8pm, six-week session with Richard & Sue Cicchetti. Inclusive, No partner needed, bring one if you can. Classes held at Asheville Ballroom, 291 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC. $65 Early Bird Special by Jan 3, $75 for 6-week session, $40 for 3-weeks, $15 drop-in single session. Contact Richard for information: 828-333-0715, naturalrichard@mac.com. Pay at the door or online at: www.DanceForLife.net


Wed, Jan 10 - Wed, Feb 14 at 7:00pm · Nightclub

Nightclub-Two Level 3-4 – 6-Week Series
at Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre
($75)

Wednesdays - 8-9pm, six-week class with World Champion Lee Starr. No partner needed. Classes held at Asheville Ballroom, 291 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC. $65 Early registration by Jan 3, $75 for 6-week session, $40 for 3-weeks, $15 drop-in single session.


Thu, Feb 15 - Sun, Feb 18 at 12:00am · 5Rhythms

Connections with Visudha De Los Santos, accredited 5Rhythms teacher
at Veda Studios
($145)

In this movement workshop workshop, we will explore our relationships with ourselves as well as with others. "Deep relationships require responsibility-the ability to respond with attention, focus, presence and deep listening. Through reconnecting to and listening with your whole body you will unlock relating and communications wisdom that will help to elevate your relationship dynamics to new forms. We will breathe life into all our relationships!" Visudha De Los Santos Friday, 6:30-9:30pm, Sat. 11-6, Sun. 11-5pm Early Bird price $145 before Jan.19th! Contact Karen, Chapman5Rhythms@gmail.com for registration, information and questions!