– Dance-Arts-Music -Asheville-NC- Pre-Christmas-New Year + 2015 – 2016

Asheville-NC- 12.2015 – 01.2016 –
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Dec 19 (Saturday) SQUARE DANCE
Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club Christmas Dance
Whitmire Activity Bdlg, Lily Pond Rd, Hendersonville.
Squares and rounds at 7:30pm.
Caller: Stan Russell. Cuers: Lou and Al Krech.

Dec 19 (Saturday) ECSTATIC DANCE

The Landing on Kentucky Drive in West Asheville.
For the seventh year in a row, –  longest night of the year.
Start at dusk and go until the sun returns.
live band featuring members of Nataraj ;
8-9 Winter Ceremony Processional by the Wheel of the Year ;
9-10 The Everlanders (Landing House Band) with special guests ;
10-11 Performances by Clan Destiny Circus, GoFlow, and Checkersuit Variety Show ;
11-12 Ecstatic Dance Second Wave with live electronic set by Logos ;
midnight-2am Gilbot ;
2-4 Morphonic ;
4-7 Pícaro / Tøwne Møuse ;
7 Effigy. Suggested donation $10-15.

Dec 19 (Saturday) VINTAGE ROCK
3 Cool Cats

8:30pm at Cork & Keg in downtown Asheville.
Hank Bones on electric guitar and vocals,
Mike Filippone on bass and vocals
Russ Wilson on drums and vocals,
funky little trio plays all the hits (and quite a few obscure oddities) from the ’50s and ’60s. Dance on the Cork & Keg’s vintage (1925) dance floor!

Dec 19 (Saturday) SOUL / FUNK
Free Flow Band

10pm-1am – 
 Tressa’s in downtown Asheville. Details:

Dec 19 (Saturday) CONTACT IMPROV
Contact Improv Class and Open Jam

4-6pm every Saturday at French Broad Food Co-Op in downtown Asheville.
Beginners welcome and encouraged!
great way to get some experience and expand your edges with movement.

Dec 19 (Saturday) BALLROOM
Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club

7:30-10PM Saturdays at the Hendersonville Elks Lodge,
546 N. Justice St. in Hendersonville.
Paulette Cole teaches free lessons 6:30-7:30pm.
Admission to dance at 7:30-10pm
$7 non-members and $5 for members.
Everyone welcome: singles, couples, the somewhat curious and the scared silly!
Kathy at 828 698 0165.

Dec 19 (Saturday) LATIN
Ritmos Latinos

8-11pm at Aloft Hotel’s Wxyz Lounge in downtown Asheville.
DJ Malinalli brings you some of the hottest Latin beats around.
No Cover, plenty of dancing! Details: see this page.

Dec 19 (Saturday) JAZZ / SWING
42nd Street

8-11pm Saturdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.









Dec 19 (Saturday) LATIN
Tambora Nights

11pm-2:15am Saturdays at Mela in downtown Asheville.
Regional Mexicano, Cumbia, Norteña, Banda, Merengue and Bachata.
21+, ID Required. . 


Yuletide Asheville English Country Dance

Homewood Event and Conference Center,
19 Zillicoa St., in the Montford area, Asheville.
Leader Bob Thompson with music by
Atossa Kramer,
Lisa Smith

Cathy Arps.
At the Break, enjoy performances by
Ashegrove Garland Dancers and Asheville Morris Team.
Birthday Cake will be shared by one of our dancers.
Wear your finest, festive apparel! $7/$6 for OFB members. 

Dec 21 (Monday) SWING
Asheville Swing Practice

7-9pm Mondays at 5 Covington St. (The Heart House) in West Asheville.
working on a solo jazz routine for the first hour
move into self-directed practice around 8pm.
last practice of the year 

Dec 21 (Monday) TANGO
Los Abrojitos Holiday Milonga

9pm – Crow & Quill in downtown Asheville.
Asheville-based tango ensemble Los Abrojitos, playing tangos from the danceable classics of the Golden Era to the intricate melodies of Astor Piazzola.
The dynamic tension between the violins and bandoneon melodically portray the lustful push and pull of two dancers as a tenor sings spanish lyrics of love and pain.
Not a Milonga proper, this is an evening of tango music at a beautiful, darkly lit bohemian club. 

Dec 21 (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,
8:30pm until 10-10:30pm. social dancing
FREE! Rotating instructors each week to offer different tips and styling. 

Dec 21 (Monday) SWING / JAZZ
Speakeasy Mondays

9pm Beginner Dance lesson presented by Swing Asheville
9:30-11:30pm Mondays at The Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville.
No partner needed.


Dec 22 (Tuesday) BLUES
The Remedy
Tuesdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.
No Cover!
8pm, – Blues dance lesson
8:30-11pm. – Band








Dec 22 (Tuesday)

The Mountain Shag Club
Tuesdays at Scarlet’s (formerly Showtime Saloon),
97 Underwood Rd,
Fletcher, NC.
6:30-7pm – Free Lessons
7-10pm. – rotating DJ’s
No partner needed.
$5 Cover Charge. 

Dec 22 (Tuesday) INTERNATIONAL
Asheville International Folk Dancers

7:30-9:30pm every Tuesday
Harvest House,
205 Kenilworth Rd.,
No partner, no cost.
variety of dances from all over the world but mainly line dances from Eastern Europe, Contact Lee or Gail Hyde at 828-253-4933 or send an email ;
Michael or Mary Goodman at 828-645-1543 or send an email.

Dec 22 (Tuesday) JAZZ / SWING
The John Henrys

8-10pm Tuesdays
5 Walnut –  downtown Asheville.


Dec 23 (Wednesday) LATIN
Flamenco Dance Party w/ Juan Benavides Group
9-11pm every Wednesday
The Millroom – downtown Asheville.
Huge dance floor, light show and lots of fun!
No cover (donations encouraged). More info: see this page.

Dec 23 (Wednesday) BALLROOM / SWING / SHAG
Phil Noland & Sonny Day at “TopSide”

7-10pm every Wednesday
VFW Post 5026,
900 N Main Street
Hendersonville, NC
(on the hill above Pop’s Diner at 5-Points intersection).
Ballroom, Swing, Shag and more.
requests are always welcome!
$5 – Cash bar is available.
For more information call (828) 777-7445.

Dec 23 (Wednesday) VINTAGE ROCK
3 Cool Cats

8-11pm Wednesdays
Olive or Twist
downtown Asheville.
7:30pm – Free dance lesson (swing)  by Bobby Wood.


Dec 25 (Friday) DANCE PARTY
Michael-David’s Christmas Soiree’

8pm-12am at Club Eleven on Grove
downtown Asheville.
festive holiday celebration!
Bring some of your most favorite homemade goodies to share with all of your friends and family. win a cash prize in the Ugly Sweater Contest!
Drink, Socialize, Snack & Dance! 18+,










Dec 26 (Saturday) SOUL / MOTOWN
Jim Arrendell Dance Party

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
West Asheville.
post Christmas Party with an evening of Motown and Soul from the ’50s through the ’70s –
music that will make you want to dance.
$5 at the door. 

Dec 26-Jan 1 (Sat-Fri)
Lindy Focus

Crowne Plaza – Asheville.
The Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues and Jazz Dance Camp and New Year’s Party.






Dec 26-Jan 1 (Sat-Fri)  CONTRA / ETC

Winter Dance Week
John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown NC, – 7 miles east of Murphy.
American contras & squares,
English country dancing,
waltz & other couple dances,
swing dance & clogging,
harmony singing,
jam sessions.
Ring in the New Year dancing to the live music of Maivish
(pictured, Adam Broome, Jaige Trudel & Matthew Olwell),
The Canote Brothers,
A Joyful Noise

(Barbara Greenberg, Kathy Talvitie & Daniel Beerbohm) and DoubleDate
(Members of A Joyful Noise joined by Bob Pasquarello)!
Not for beginners.
Standard Tuition: $376
Local Tuition: $188.
Evening Dances open to  local dance community.
EXPERIENCED Contra Dancers Only, Please.
Dec. 26-29: 8-11pm, $10;
Dec. 30: 8-10pm, $10;
New Year’s Eve Dance Dec. 31: 8pm-1am, $15.











Dec 27 (Sunday) SWING / JAZZ

Sparrow and Her Wingmen
6:30-9pm last Sundays at Cork & Keg – downtown Asheville.
6:30-7 – Free swing dance lesson with Sparrow and Keith
7-9. Vintage jazz tunes for your dancing and listening pleasure



Dec 31 (Monday)

Monday Night Contra Dance

8pm – The Grey Eagle – Asheville.
7:30.- Beginners Lessons
Music by Contraversial
(Cailen Campbell fiddle, David Brown guitar) with caller Jack Mitchell.
Admission $7. 


Dec 31 (Thursday) COUNTRY / SWING / ETC
Smoky Mountain Dance Club

Asheville Moose Lodge,
1 Moose Heart Lane, (off Leicester Hwy).
6-7pm – lesson free with paid dance admission.
Country Two Step,
Triple Two,
East & West Coast Swing,
Waltz, Cha Cha, Nightclub Two, Line Dancing. …
$10 admission fee;  

Dec 31 (Thursday) FUNK / JAM
The Mantras & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong NYE Bash

8pm – New Mountain – downtown Asheville.
The Mantras, a six piece jam machine of Greensboro, NC
$20 adv / $25 DOS. 

Dec 31 (Thursday) CAJUN / ZYDECO / ETC
NYE with Jackomo and Zydeco Ya Ya

9pm – Jack of the Wood – downtown Asheville. 

Dec 31 (Thursday) DANCE PARTY / BENEFIT
Asheville FM New Year’s Eve Dance Party

8pm-2am – The Desoto Lounge – West Asheville.
once again dancing the year away to the sweet sweet tunes of AFM djs.
$5 benefits nonprofit community radio station. 

Dec 31 (Thursday) BALLROOM
New Year’s Eve Ballroom Dance

8:30-12:30pm – Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre,
291 Sweeten Creek Road.
Phil Noland – DJ for the evening!
$35/pp Reservations Required.
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & Champagne Toast at midnight! 

Dec 31 (Thursday) WORLD
Dancing, Drums, and Dreams ~ A Rhythmic Celebration of the New Year
8:30pm – Eliada (PARC Building),
2 Compton Drive – Asheville.
Join Asheville Rhythm for their annual New Year’s Eve Celebration with music for dancing provided by world music super-group Free Planet Radio and KalimbaMan Kevin Spears.
The festivities will also include a Drum Circle of communal celebration,
sweet and savory light fare,
inspirational readings
New Year’s Eve countdown.
The evening will close with a sound meditation to usher in 2016 in peace and with calm, focused intention.
Folks are encouraged to bring their drums for the drum circle and their yoga mats if they want to lie down during the Sound Meditation.
Individual: $39 in advance/$44 door.
Couples: $69 in advance/$80 door.
Seniors (60+): $34 in advance/$40 door.

Dec 31 (Thursday) VINTAGE ROCK
New Year’s Eve with 3 Cool Cats
3 Cool Cats
Olive or Twist
downtown Asheville.
7:30pm – Free dance lesson (swing)  by Bobby Wood.


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Jan 2-3 (Sat-Sun) CONTRA
HJDS New Year’s Affair 2016

Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center in Jonesborough, TN.
Music by Playing With Fyre & Buddy System
callers Jesse Edgerton & Charlotte Crittenden.
A day and a half of dancing to kick off the New Year.
Presented by Historic Jonesborough Dance Society.
More info and complete schedule: see this page.

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Happy Holidays and a great New Year

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1 Response to – Dance-Arts-Music -Asheville-NC- Pre-Christmas-New Year + 2015 – 2016

  1. A little video of some of the Lindy dancing in Asheville – at the Lindy Focus –

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