Written by Shawndra Russell
Looking to learn a traditional style of dance? Want to work up a sweat? Or do you just want to freestyle? Western North Carolina has plenty of options.
“Just dancing to the beat, feel the heat
I’m moving my feet
Headed towards the floor, gonna get down
A-get down some more…”
In March 2019 Rolling Stone magazine ceremoniously dubbed Asheville “the new must-visit Music City,” thanks in part to live music being on the calendar nearly every night of the week—on the streets, via the scores of sidewalk buskers, and in dozens of venues, where locals and tourists boogie down side-by-side. Our vibrant music scene goes hand-in-hand with the area’s diverse dance offerings that encompass professional training, casual instructor-led classes at breweries, and good-old-fashioned barn shindigs. Whether you’re looking to learn a traditional style of dance, want to work up a sweat, or you just want to freestyle, our region has plenty of places where you can shake off your worries and get lost in the music and movement.
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