Swing AVL Dance w/Posey Quintet


THE BLOCK off biltmore - Asheville, NC
39 S Market St

Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM - 3:59 AM

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Twirl over to the Block off biltmore for the twinkling tunes of the Posey Quintet! There will be swingin' music, and a great class for beginners! Stay late for our post-band blues DJ! Plus the venue is not only gorgeous, but they have a fabulous bar! ~~~NEW Schedule (short version- see below for details)~~~ PLEASE NOTE that we are offering Beginning classes only, starting at 8pm, this summer! 8pm (Beginning): Beginning 6-Count w/Deb & Kit 8:30pm (All Welcome): Open Practice, teachers available 9-11pm: Swing Dance w/Posey Quartet 11pm - close: Blues Dance w/ DJ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ PRICING: Dance/Band is $5 (includes blues) and classes are $10/$8 for Swing Asheville members. 8:30pm Practice is $5 and includes the 9pm dance. Blues Dance is $2 suggested donation for those who didn't pay for Band admission. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Interested in free dances or half priced lessons? Want to help promote the swing scene? Consider volunteering for Swing Asheville! To see what sort of opportunities are available and to sign up, please head over to http://signup.com/go/LMqYCSz MUSIC The Posey Quintet is a piano-driven homage to swing-era music and dance culture. The PQ features rhythm-centric arrangements of hot jazz and swing obscurities from the turn of the century through the late 1940's. The ensemble draws inspiration from the 'piano powerhouses' of the 20's - 40's: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Earl Hines, and Teddy Wilson. This small jazz combo is led by Asheville’s own stride pianist, James Posedel. BLUES Band finished and you're not done dancing? You're in luck... stick around for our blues after party! Continue dancing to DJ'd music until the bar kicks us out. $2 suggested donation for those coming just in time for the blues. FOOD: Feeling peckish? The bar has a small selection of vegan goodies to help keep your stamina up! Ask a bartender for more details. CLASSES 7pm: No Intermediate Classes this summer -- join us at 8:00 for a beginner class and at 8:30 for practice open to all levels! ******************* 8 pm: Beginning 6-Count w/ Deb & Kit In this class, we'll focus on rhythm and lead-follow technique while learning a basic "vocabulary" of steps to build your swing dance repertoire. In just a short time, you'll be able to get out on the dance floor with a partner and have fun dancing! For brand new dancers and those who would like to review and improve their basic steps and technique. No partner or experience necessary. "Core" lessons stress the fundamentals of swing dancing for beginning dancers. Lessons rotate monthly to focus on a different kind of swing dance (6 Count Lindy, 8 Count Lindy, Charleston, Balboa, etc.). Because good fundamentals are hard to develop in one month, we recommend repeating Core lessons (on the same topic) to help develop the solid foundation you'll need in continuing classes. Core lessons are also great for intermediate and advanced dancers who want to "get back to basics" or learn a different dancing role (lead vs. follow). ************************* GIFT CERTIFICATES Do you want to buy a gift certificate for our classes as a gift, or to pre-pay for a block of classes for yourself? You can purchase gift certificates at the door at our weekly dance! They are $40 for a block of 4, and a great way to dive into the fun world of dance. UPCOMING SCHEDULE Aug 6: Community Jazz Jam w/Andrew Fletcher Aug 13: One Leg Up Aug 20: Sparrow and Her Wingmen Aug 27: Hot Jazz Jumpers w/ members of Banjo Nickaru Sept 3: Community Jazz Jam w/Sparrow Pants Sept 10: Posey Quitet Sept 17: Queen Bee & the Honeylovers