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Dance Asheville / Ed’s January Dance List (As of 1/10/18)

Dance Asheville – Please check with the event contact listed to ensure the event will take place.

Also, please let me know if I left anything off or need to add or update anything.

Irregularly Scheduled Dances:

Sunday, January 7-28

Free Shag Dance Class (Each Sunday in January) 
1:30–3:30pm, Brevard VFW, 50 Veterans Circle, Brevard NC 28712

Jim & Cindy will teach a Beginners I class from 1:30-2:30pm & then a Beginners II class from 2:30-3:30pm. In Beginners I class, we will start from the beginning. Anyone wanting to learn how to shag or brush up on their beginner steps and moves please come to the first hour. In Beginners II class we will work on more advanced step/moves. PLEASE NOTE***the ‘by-pass’ through Brevard is a traffic mess…they have a detour on Nicholson Creek Rd (this is the road most come to the VFW on). Instead you will need to turn right onto Carolina Ave (first orange detour sign you will see once you are on 64W. Go all the way to the end of the street (it kind of curves back towards the left) to the stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and go maybe not quite a quarter mile, turn left onto Nicholson Creek Rd. VFW will be on the Left.

Wednesdays, January 10 – February 14 

Two-Step, Level 1-2 (6-Week Group Dance Class)

7-8pm, Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville NC 28803 828-274-8320

http://ashevilleballroom.net/ Six-week class with World Champions Richard & Sue Cicchetti. Inclusive and no partner needed, but bring one if you can. $65 Early Bird registration by Jan 3, $75 for 6-week session, $40 for 3-weeks, $15 drop-in single session.  Contact Richard for more information at: 828-333-0715 or naturalrichard@mac.com Pay at the door or online at: www.DanceForLife.net

Wednesdays, January 10 – February 14 

Nightclub-Two, Level 3-4 (6-Week Group Dance Class)

8-9pm, Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville NC 28803 828-274-8320

http://ashevilleballroom.net/ Six-week class with World Champion Lee Starr. No partner needed. $65 Early Bird registration by Jan 3, $75 for 6-week session, $40 for 3-weeks, $15 drop-in single session.  Contact Richard for more information at: 828-333-0715 or naturalrichard@mac.com Pay at the door or online at: www.DanceForLife.net

Saturday, January 13

Ballroom Dance at the Asheville Ballroom

8-11pm, Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville NC 28803 828-274-8320

http://ashevilleballroom.net/

Friday, January 19

Monthly Country Dance Party with Lesson (Asheville’s Premier Country Dance)

7-10:30pm, Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville NC 28803 828-274-8320

http://ashevilleballroom.net/  Get your Dance Shoes Ready for our monthly Country dance at the Asheville Ballroom.   Dance Host Tables Available for the ladies at no Extra Charge. Inclusive – No partner necessary, bring one if you can. 1-hour Two-Step Dance lesson from 7-8 taught by Richard & Sue Cicchetti. Open dancing 8 to 10:30pm.

Special Performance Showcase by the Starr Dancers. Dance to Two-Step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha-cha, West Coast Swing, Triple-two, Viennese Waltz, Nightclub-Two & Polka. Dance/Lesson package $15, Dance only $10. Contact Richard for more information at: 828-333-0715 or naturalrichard@mac.com Pay at the door or online at: www.DanceForLife.net

Saturday, January 20

Ballroom Dance at the Asheville Ballroom

8-11pm, Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville NC 28803 828-274-8320

http://ashevilleballroom.net/

Friday, January 26

Original 3 Cool Cats

7-10pm, Pillar Rooftop Bar, 6th Floor, Hilton Garden Inn, 309 College St, Asheville NC 28801 828-255-0001

http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/north-carolina/hilton-garden-inn-asheville-downtown-AVLADGI/index.html  Dance to 50’s/60’s Rock & Roll with the coolest vintage rock & roll trio in the Carolinas!

Saturday, January 27

Ballroom Dance at the Asheville Ballroom

8-11pm, Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville NC 28803 828-274-8320

http://ashevilleballroom.net/

Regularly Scheduled Dances:

Sunday’s:

Dance WNC Ballroom Tea Dance (2nd Sunday of the Month)

3:00-6:00pm, Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville NC 28803

http://ashevilleballroom.net/ 828-274-8320. “Masters Class” dance lesson at 3pm with instructor TBD.  Dancing begins at 4pm on a spacious 5,000 sq. ft. full floating hardwood dance floor! The music will be by provided by DJ Phil Noland.  Dance WNC Member cost is: $10 Admission for the lesson & dance. Non-Member cost is: $20 Admission for the lesson & dance.  As always, your non-member admission fee will be applied towards a Dance WNC Membership & the new member is then admitted for free to the day’s events. Dance WNC will now be your host for club dance events in WNC.

 

Monday’s:

Argentine Tango (Mondays & Fridays)

8:30-10:30pm (varies), Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center, 708 S. Grove St, Hendersonville NC 27892 Great wood dance floor surrounded by mirrors.  For more info call 577-7007.

West Coast Swing Lesson & Dance 

7:30-10:30pm, Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville NC 28801 (upstairs in the bar on the dance floor).

Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson 7:30-8pm & Beginner lesson 8-8:30pm, with dancing to follow.

http://www.meetup.com/FREEwcsLESSONS/

 

Mountain Empire Shag Society Dance

7pm, Holiday Inn, Reflections Lounge, 101 West Springbrook Dr, Johnson City TN 37604 423-282-4611

No cover & intermediate shag dance lessons from time to time. http://messdance.com/index.html

Annual club membership is $30.

Tuesday’s:

Mountain Shag Club Dance 

550 Tavern & Grille, 550 Airport Road, Fletcher NC 28732.

$5 cover charge, Free Basic Shag Lessons from 6:30-7pm & Dance from 7-9pm.

For more info contact Debbie at 828-298-9382 or http://www.mountainshagclub.com/

Blues Review

7:30-11pm, Polanco Mexican Restaurant, 10 N. Market St, Asheville NC 28801

No cover! Come enjoy Taco Tuesday & Dance to Blues music. Free Blues dance lesson from 7:30-8pm (No previous dance experience required). Then dance to Michael Filippone’s Blues Review!  Great wooden dance floor, parking next door, full bar & FOOD SPECIAL – 3 Tacos/$10 with an incredible array of choices!  DRINK SPECIALS include $5 Margaritas and $3 Modelo.  Try it … come EAT, DANCE or LISTEN … spice up your Tuesday in every way!

 

Dance to Rhoda Weaver at Ben’s Tune Up  

5-7pm, 195 Hilliard Ave, Asheville NC 28801 http://www.benstuneup.com/ 828-424-7580

West Coast Swing Greenville 

6:30-10:30pm, Craft & Barrel, 23 Rushmore Dr, Greenville SC 29615 864-978-5615 www.craftandbarrelsc.com/

Cost $3 (exclusive of any Intermediate Lessons) with music by DJ Ron Finley for Open Dancing from 6:30-10:30pm with a free weekly beginner dance class from 7-8pm. Two intermediate dance classes (Usually every other week & the cost is $5 each or $10 for both) from 7-7:30pm & 7:30-8pm followed by Open Dancing until 10:30pm. http://www.meetup.com/Greenville-West-Coast-Swing-Dance-Club/

Wednesday’s:

Topside Ballroom Dance at the VFW 

7-9:30 or 10pm, Hendersonville VFW, 900 North Main Street (Corner of Five Points), Hendersonville NC 28792

West Coast Swing Lesson from 6:30-7pm by Jan & Tom Lazenby.  $5 admission with DJ Phil Noland (Song requests accepted).

Dance to the Original 3 Cool Cats at Polanco’s

8-10pm, Polanco Mexican Restaurant, 10 N. Market St, Asheville NC 28801

Come dance to vintage 50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll on their fabulous vintage wood dance floor with ample dance space.  Enjoy their delicious vegan and non-vegan dishes, a full bar and a parking lot next door!  Ask about the NEW            FOOD SPECIAL!  Ricardo has drink specials… $5 red/whites wines, mixed drinks & beer specials also. Just say the Secret Password “3 COOL CATS” to get the Specials!

Weekly Blues Dance 

Aloft Hotel, second floor, 51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville NC. Beginner lesson (non-cumulative) at 7:30pm & social dancing from 8-10pm. Focus is on traditional blues music & dancing, promoting an introduction/knowledge of the greater blues dance community. $3 suggested donation. For more info call 717-658-8098.

 

Open Salsa Dance at MG Road

7pm-Midnight, MG Road, 19 Wall St, Asheville NC 28801 828-254-4363 http://www.mgroadlounge.com/

DJ is El Mexicano Isaac, playing Salsa, Bachata & Merengue. It’s free and everyone is welcome.

7-8pm: Salsa Dance Lesson with DJ Isaac. 8pm-Midnight: Open Salsa Dancing.

 

Fuego Latin Dance Night

6pm-2am, Room Nine, 124 College St, Asheville NC 28801 828-505-2568 http://roomnineasheville.com/

 

Upstate Shag Club Dance

8pm-Midnight, Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd, Roebuck SC 29376 864-596-1077

 

Wednesday Night Swing

At Landmark Hall, 156 Landmark Dr, Taylors SC 29687 http://www.upstateswing.com/ 864-346-5524 $6 Cover

7-8pm Lesson & 8-11pm Dance.  Contact for questions: Paul@SwingReview.com or call 864-346-5524 

 

Electric City Shag Club Dance

7-11pm, Wild Wings Café, Anderson SC http://www.shagtour.com/electriccityshagclub.html

 

Thursday’s:

Beach Night in Hendersonville (Last Thursday of the month)

7:00-9:30pm, American Legion Post 77, 216 4th Ave West, Hendersonville NC 28739 828-301-2516.

Bar & grill opens at 6pm, $5.00 cover & award winning DJ David Hadden will be spinning tunes.

https://www.facebook.com/events/942721292425611/?ref=4

 

Blues Dancing with Jesse Barry & The Jam

9pm-Midnight, Tressa’s, 28 Broadway, Asheville NC 28801 http://www.tressas.com/ 828-254-7072

Fred Astaire Public Dance 

Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 475 Haywood Rd, Greenville SC 29607

8-9:30pm, Cost $10 http://www.scballroom.com 864-254-0809

 

Friday’s:

Dance to a Live Swing Band with Dance Lesson by Blue Ridge Dance Lab (1st Friday of the month)

7-11pm, The Artisan of Flat Rock, 5 Highland Park Rd E, Flat Rock NC 28726 (Beautiful wood dance floors and bar – $10 entry fee & must be 21 with Artisan membership required) https://www.flatrockartisan.com/home

 

Blue Ridge Dance Lab Line Dancing & Country Couple Dance (1st Friday of the month)

7-11pm, Henderson County Athletic Center, 708 South Grove St, Hendersonville NC 28792 828-697-4884

The cost is $5 (Cash & Credit Cards accepted) & no partner is required.  https://www.blueridgedancelab.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/blueridgedancelab/

 

Blue Ridge Dance Lab Rueda de Casino & Latin Dance (2nd Friday of the month)

7-11pm, Henderson County Athletic Center, 708 South Grove St, Hendersonville NC 28792 828-697-4884

The cost is $5 (Cash & Credit Cards accepted) & no partner is required.  https://www.blueridgedancelab.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/blueridgedancelab/

 Brevard VFW Shag Dance (3rd Friday of the month)

7-10pm, Brevard VFW, 50 Nicholson Creek Road, Brevard NC 28712 828-884-6235 http://myvfw.org/nc/post4309/

Admission $5.00 per person with DJ: David Hadden.  Please bring a snack to share. 

 

Blue Ridge Dance Lab West Coast Swing Dance (3rd Friday of the month)

7-11pm, Henderson County Athletic Center, 708 South Grove St, Hendersonville NC 28792 828-697-4884

The cost is $5 (Cash & Credit Cards accepted) & no partner is required.  https://www.blueridgedancelab.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/blueridgedancelab/

Blue Ridge Dance Lab East Coast Swing/Linda Dance (4th Friday of the month)

7-11pm, Henderson County Athletic Center, 708 South Grove St, Hendersonville NC 28792 828-697-4884

The cost is $7 (Cash & Credit Cards accepted) & no partner is required.  https://www.blueridgedancelab.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/blueridgedancelab/

 

LAVA Night at Mela 

Mela Indian Restaurant, 70 N. Lexington Ave, Asheville NC 28801 242-1350

Salsa dancing from 10:30pm-2:15am, $5 Cash Cover https://www.facebook.com/LAVANIGHTS

 

Friday Rhythm & Beach                                   

8pm – Midnight, Ruby’s Lounge, 280 Whitney Rd, Spartanburg SC 864-585-3737

 

Rutherford County Shag Club (1st Friday of the month)

7:00-11:00pm, Rocky’s Bar & Grill; 1495 US 74a Bypass, Spindale NC 28160

No cover & DJ is Cat Daddy Mike McDaniel. Full menu & cash bar available.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/313883601993777/

 

Shaggin’ on Trade St. (2nd Friday of each month)

Grace Hall, 108 Trade St, Greer SC www.GreerShag.com 864-848-7212

Live band – Carolina Coast Band and DJ Jeff Foster. $10 per person, table reservations encouraged.

6:30 to 7pm – Basic Shag Lessons. 7pm – The band starts playing and everyone starts dancing.
Join us for a great evening of dancing on our huge hardwood dance floor!

Saturday’s:

Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club Dance (No dance on January 20)

6:30 – 10:00pm, Upstairs Ballroom, Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St, Hendersonville NC 28739

Free dance lesson from 6:30-7:30pm with our instructor Paulette Cole & dancing then from 7:30-10:00pm. Admission $5 for members & $7 for future members. Dance Lessons: 12/2 – Waltz, 12/16 – Fox Trot & 12/30 – No lesson.

We will be having a dress to impress dance on 12/30. Paulette is also available for private or group lessons & you may phone her to setup an appointment at 989-0643. http://hendersonvilleballroomclub.webs.com/

 

Winter Dance Series sponsored by Firehouse Subs

6-8pm, The Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville NC 28791 828-692-0575

$5 per person cover charge.  Inexpensive sub sandwiches, chips and drinks will be on hand, so bring your appetite.
4″ Sub…$2, Chips…$1 & Drink…$1.  Invite your friends & neighbors to come & dance with us on: 1/6: Deano & the Dreamers, 1/20: Tom Brown, 2/3: Sound Investment, 2/17: Deano & the Dreamers, 3/3: A Fine Line, 3/17: Sound Investment, 3/31: Tom Brown, 4/7: TNT & 4/21: A Fine Line.

Dance to 42nd Street at Olive or Twist 
7-10pm, Olive or Twist, 121 W. Barnwell St, Hendersonville NC 28739 828-513-5130 http://www.oliveortwistrestaurant.com/  Come out & dance to 42nd Street playing Jazz & Swing from the Cole Porter era.  No cover & free parking!

 

Beach Night in Hendersonville (2nd Saturday of the month)

7-11pm, Hendersonville VFW, 900 North Main Street (Corner of Five Points), Hendersonville NC 28792 (The entrance to the Dance Hall is in the rear of the building). $5.00 cover and DJ David Hadden will be spinning tunes. A full cash bar will be available, but no food service.  Pizza & Bar Snacks will be provided. The Hendersonville American Legion (where we usually hold our dances) was not available to us for the second Saturday in December.  Questions: beachnightinhendersnville@gmail.com  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeachNightinHendersonville/

 

Smoky Mountain Dance Club Country Dance (2nd & 4th Saturday of the month)

6:30 – 10:00pm, Downstairs Ballroom, Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St, Hendersonville NC 28739

Entry fee $5 for member & $10 for non-members. http://www.smokymountaindanceclub.com/

Scarlet’s Country Dance 

8am-2pm, Scarlet’s Dance Club, 97 Underwood Rd, Fletcher NC 28732

Live Country Band. http://www.scarletscountrydanceclub.com/home.html

 

The Good Time Barn Dance (Featuring the Buck Austin Band)

7-10pm, 9080 Bridges Ave, Connelly Springs, NC 86216 https://www.facebook.com/themusicanddancebarn/

Admission $10.00 per person. Family oriented, smoke & alcohol free. Mostly Country Music – For more information contact Buck Austin at 828-390-6468 or visit their website at: http://www.buckaustinband.com/

 

USA Dance/Upstate, Chapter 6078 (3rd Saturday of the month)

7-10:30, The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon Street, Greer SC 29651 http://upstate-usadance.org/

Dance lesson from 7-8pm & then open dancing from 8-10:30pm.

Studio Rizzuto’s Monthly Dance (1st Saturday of the month)

7:15-11pm, At the Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St, Greer SC 29651 http://www.thespinningjennygreer.com/

Free lesson from 7:15-8pm then dancing from 8-11pm, Admission is $12 per person, meal included.

Call Rob Rizzuto at 864-616-7080 for more details.  www.takedancelessons.com

 

Upstate Shag Club Dance

8-Midnight, Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd, Roebuck SC 29376 864-596-1077

http://www.shagtour.com/upstateshagclub.html

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