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Swing Dance – Instruction Available

January 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm EST


Learn the basics of swing dancing with Swing Asheville instructors Trevor Wolfgang Lohrbeer and Lindsey Kari. 

This week’s featured band is Sparrow and Her Wingmen!

With a wide repertoire ranging from gypsy jazz to early ragtime pop to New Orleans blues, they play gems from every era of early jazz. Featuring Sparrow Pants on vocals and accordion, Keith J. Smith on guitar, and the marvelous Je Widenhouse on cornet, this new band on the block is ready to move your feet.

7 pm: Intro to Slow Bal class with Melissa & Franklin
8 pm: Intro to 6 Count Swing with Franklin & Lindsey
9-11 pm: Swing Dance with Sparrow and Her Wingmen
11 pm- late: Jazz Jam

Classes will be held every Tuesday in January and February at The BLOCK off biltmore. Each class costs $10, or $8 if you are a Swing Asheville member. After each class will be a social swing dance from 9-11pm, followed by a jazz jam from 11pm-late. The swing dance costs $5 and the late night blues dance costs $2.

In this four-week beginner series, you’ll meet new people and learn the basic 6-count Lindy Hop footwork, turns and a flashy move to impress others on the dance floor. You’ll learn not only how to dance, but how to ask others to dance and the history of Lindy Hop.

No experience or partner is needed. Because each class will build on the next one, students are encouraged to attend every class in the series.


Trevor Wolfgang Lohrbeer

Trevor has been dancing Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and East Coast Swing for the past 6 years while attending dance camps and Lindy exchanges to improve. He’ll show you the basics of how to get out on the dance floor quickly and enjoy dancing with others.

Lindsey Kari

Lindsey Kari has been dancing in the area and studying under several championship instructors for 3 years. She can help you start to understand the physics of good partner dancing, setting a good foundation for a lifetime of joyful partner dancing


Swing Asheville is a local organization dedicated to teaching, hosting and promoting swing dance in and around Asheville. Swing Asheville hosts a weekly dance each Thursday, and sponsors other events around town. To learn more about Swing Asheville and how to become a member, visit http://www.swingasheville.com/

THE BLOCK off biltmore has a great menu of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. We’ve got your favorite cocktails and mocktails, plus a great variety of vegan beers, wine, and spirits…..many of which are eco-friendly (i.e. distilled in solar and wind-powered distilleries). We also have buchi, locally crafted Kombucha tea, and Unity Vibration Kombucha beer on tap. Ask nightly about drink specials!
Also – did you know that every drink you purchase at THE BLOCK off biltmore helps to support the YMI Cultural Center? Ask us how when you come in.
And remember there is FREE parking a block away after 5 pm during the week (all day Sat & Sun) at the municipal lot located at Spruce and Marjorie beside the police station.
THE BLOCK off biltmore….. where your drink makes a difference!

***Now collecting winter items for WNC 4 Peace – Items needed include winter coats, hats, gloves, blankets, sleeping bags, boots, shoes, and socks. Personal care items such as body/hand lotion, chapstick, sunglasses, and sewing kits are also needed.


January 31, 2017
7:00 pm
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THE BLOCK off biltmore
39 S. Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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