Wednesday Night Waltzes at the White Horse Black Mountain

Waltz Into Spring
Wednesday, April 20 – 7 p.m.- Wednesday Night Waltzes. Live music. $8

Contra dancing is a big deal in and around Asheville, and every gathering has its own personality and culture. One thing they share, though, is that they traditionally end with a waltz. As a couples dance the waltz offers a more sustained level of personal communication and connection with one’s chosen dance partner than the contras, with the leader providing a strong frame as the follower matches weight and balance. Waltz music can range from laid back New England country waltzes, through forceful Strauss compositions to New Age selections. A full night of waltz-centric sociability and variety can be enjoyed monthly at the White Horse Black Mountain, and Wednesday Night Waltzes returns on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Playing well for dancers demands deep knowledge of both the music and the dance, and the musicians providing the 3/4 rhythms are seasoned veterans of the dance community. This month’s band is Suzanne Hosch on flute, George Schissler on fiddle and concertina and Linda Schissler on piano. Those arriving without a partner will find plenty of willing waltzers on hand, and basic waltz lessons are offered from 6:30-7:00 for only $5.
Event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8.
Tickets available online at

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, comes out on March 23, 2021.

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